November 16, 2001 |
Channel 13, located at the end of the VHF lineup, has always been sort of out of the loop, the forgotten station. It's probably best known for "Blind Date," or maybe "WWF Smackdown." KCOP certainly has never been much of a sports station, unless you count carrying the Clippers. It televises the L.A. Marathon, but that is a once-a-year event. The station recently cut its weeknight sports segments to one minute, turning them over to news anchors.
September 17, 1999 |
Ladies and gentlemen, Jim Lovisek could not be here today because his spiders couldn't clear customs in time. His eight-legged friends were supposed to be the special guest stars during the July television critics meeting in Pasadena as part of the preview of the fall adventure drama "Peter Benchley's Amazon," which premieres nationally next week, and turns up locally on KCOP-TV on Sept. 26.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 |
Cal State Northridge's student-run newscast, "Valley View," has a new look due to a set donated by KCOP-TV Channel 13. Previously, students producing the weekly show had to use a makeshift set with a wooden desk, a couple of nondescript chairs and a gray wall as a backdrop. "We looked like we did it out of a closet," said Rick Marks, CSUN journalism professor. "We look great now. It's just much more professional."
May 16, 1998 |
"Seinfeld" is going off on NBC, but it will be on in a few years on KCOP-TV Channel 13. The station surprised television insiders Friday by announcing it had purchased the second syndication cycle for the hit comedy, stealing "Seinfeld" from KTLA-TV Channel 5, which is currently showing the reruns. The deal mirrors a recent agreement in New York, where a Fox station outbid the Tribune-owned station that now carries the reruns.
January 29, 1998 |
Tawny Little--Miss America 1976 and the most glamorous personality at KABC-TV Channel 7 during that station's heady days of news supremacy in the late '70s and '80s--has been anchoring the news at KCOP-TV Channel 13 for the last two years. Which itself may be news, it seems, to a lot of folks. "Oh, it's really frustrating that not very many people even know we're here," Little said.
August 6, 1996 |
Rick Feldman was mad as hell, and he decided not to take it anymore. The general manager of KCOP-TV Channel 13 in Los Angeles has grumbled for years about cable networks receiving what he deems unduly positive and excessive media attention in light of relatively low ratings. So when Feldman saw a Daily Variety ad last week touting CNBC's Charles Grodin talk show as "a ratings sensation," he anted up an estimated $3,000 for another full-page ad pointing out that Grodin attracts a 0.