January 18, 1991 |
During most of the early hours of the attack on Iraq, the local independent TV stations in Los Angeles looked like so many affiliates of Cable News Network. KTLA Channel 5, KCAL Channel 9, KTTV Channel 11 and KCOP Channel 13 all have contracts to run as little or as much CNN coverage as they want. The stations are happy to have the power and reach of CNN in a time of world crisis, but it can cause problems with station identities.
August 15, 1987
When Ruben Flores and his bride Gloria exchanged wedding vows on Feb. 14, 1985, they knew cameras from KCOP-TV, Channel 13, news were chronicling the romantic moment for a special Valentine's Day segment. But what the couple apparently did not know was that the footage would be rebroadcast more than a year later as part of the television station's "expose" on sham marriages involving illegal aliens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1991
Bill Press, who lost his bid for the Democratic nomination for state insurance commissioner last year, will become a news commentator in Los Angeles for KCOP Channel 13 starting Jan. 14, station executive Jeff Wald said Thursday. Press also has a radio show on KABC, which he will continue. He formerly was a commentator for KABC Channel 7 during a career that has mixed broadcasting and political involvement. In 1988, he mounted a race for the Democratic nomination for the U.S.
September 11, 1992 |
Rush Limbaugh is sitting there in a den-like setting in his new, daily TV talk show that debuts Monday on KCOP-TV Channel 13 and other stations around the nation, and he is clearly relishing every moment. It is a video of a rehearsal, and the phenomenally successful, conservative iconoclast of radio--and bane of liberals--is delivering just what you'd expect in his big move to the home screen in a half-hour program that is virtually a solo performance from beginning to end.
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."
September 24, 1991 |
The long-awaited football showdown between the Southern Section Division I and City 4-A Division champions will have to wait another year. The game, which was to have been played Dec. 20 at Cerritos College, has been postponed because TV station KCOP (Channel 13) decided that it needed more time to put the game together. The game also does not have final approval by the California Interscholastic Federation State Federated Council, which is expected later this week.
June 12, 1990 |
Channel 13 has hired Channel 2 sportscaster Tony Hernandez, news director Jeff Wald said Monday. Vic (the Brick) Jacobs' Channel 13 contract, which expires at the end of the month, will not be renewed. Jacobs has been at the station since the summer of 1988. Hernandez will remain at Channel 2 until June 30, and begin at Channel 13 July 2. Jacobs, who came to Channel 13 from Fresno, is expected to remain at the station until Hernandez takes over. Hernandez, reached in Portland, Ore.
April 27, 1993 |
A spokesman for Los Angeles mayoral candidate Richard Riordan on Monday called it "terrible policy" by KCOP-TV Channel 13 to allow state Democratic Party Chairman Bill Press to continue as a news commentator. On Friday, Press appeared at a news conference to announce the party's endorsement of Riordan's opponent in the June 8 election, City Councilman Michael Woo.
August 27, 1990 |
The march of television technology has done something extraordinary for independent TV stations: It has allowed them to seriously cover world events. Their newsrooms newly filled with employees and equipment, news at Los Angeles' four major independents has come a long way from the days when local and especially world events were relegated to five-minute updates between reruns of "Leave it to Beaver" and "The Munsters." Coverage of the crisis in the Persian Gulf is a case in point.