July 23, 1993 |
Xavier Hermosillo, the latest KCOP-TV Channel 13 commentator to wear more than one hat, will remain on the air after his appointment by Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan to the Fire Commission. Hermosillo and News Director Jeff Wald say there won't be any conflicts with the dual roles. "Xavier has mainly been doing social commentary, and I see absolutely no problem in allowing him to continue," Wald said. "I would think he would stay away from anything having to do with the Fire Department."
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.
April 9, 1993 |
KCOP-TV Channel 13 has granted Rep. Robert K. Dornan's request to respond to Bill Press' Tuesday commentary belittling the Garden Grove Republican's presidential aspirations, news director Jeff Wald said Thursday. The station was not legally obligated to give Dornan equal time but nonetheless will allow him to appear on the station's 10 p.m. newscast one night next week "out of the spirit of fairness," Wald said.
April 2, 1993 |
KCOP-TV Channel 13 is trying "to work out a compromise" so commentator Bill Press can remain on the air should he be elected state Democratic Party chairman Saturday. Station officials who asked not to be identified said the compromise would be the hiring of a conservative commentator. At KFI-AM (640), where Press is the host of a Saturday talk show, program director David Hall said Press would continue on the air there.
March 2, 1993 |
Last year, KCOP-TV Channel 13 was languishing in the local prime-time ratings, broadcasting a tired library of movies six nights a week and bringing in little money from advertisers for its efforts. The lone bright sentinel was an original TV series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," which advertisers clamored for because of its heavy concentration of young male viewers.
January 16, 1993 |
There are 8 million stories in this city of palms and blaring car alarms, and seemingly 8 million local newscasts to relate the sorry tale of each one. Come Monday, Los Angeles gets yet another, as one of the existing newscasts undergoes a complete body, soul and face lift--a multimillion-dollar reconstruction aimed at unseating its three entrenched competitors at 10 p.m. with a newfangled and ultra-high-tech breed of local news designed to appeal to young adults.
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.
March 5, 1992 |
John Marshall, the award-winning reporter dismissed by KNBC Channel 4, said Wednesday that he has quit his new job at KCOP Channel 13 after only one day because "it's time to find a new life" outside of local TV news. Emphasizing that his decision had nothing to do with KCOP or the state of local news, he said: "The minute I got back in the saddle (at KCOP), I knew I'd gone pretty much as far as I could in this profession. So I'm going to find something else. "I turn 50 this summer.
February 28, 1992 |
John Marshall, the veteran, award-winning reporter whose firing last month by KNBC Channel 4 outraged viewers and his colleagues, has been hired by KCOP Channel 13 and will start work on Monday. Marshall, 49, an Emmy and Golden Mike winner, said Thursday that KCOP, which is building a state-of-the-art news facility, "is investing in the future in terms of people and equipment to cover the news.