September 5, 1988 |
We get letters. . . . This batch responds to last Wednesday's column on some of the tricks of TV news ("A Loud Assault on TV Phoniness") and last Monday's rave review of the Emmy telecast on Fox (" 'Sunday Night Live' from Downtown Pasadena"). Your knocking Judd McIlvain, the Channel 2 "Troubleshooter," is a puzzle. He does good, as you can see. He's a poor man's ombudsman. What's wrong with dramatic investigative reporting that also serves to be entertaining? "60 Minutes" does it. Tell us why this kind of reporting for McIlvain is unethical, but ethical for Harry Reasoner, Ed Bradley, Mike Wallace and yourself?
March 9, 1988 |
After less than six months as co-anchor of KTTV's "Fox News," Andrea Naversen was replaced on Channel 11's 10 p.m. newscast this week by former KNBC Channel 4 anchor Kirstie Wilde. "Our broadcast is still evolving," said Bob Morse, KTTV's general manager, "and all our changes are aimed at making it the best possible broadcast that we can put on. Kirstie is a proven success in this market. And we decided to make the change now instead of later."
January 30, 1988 |
Kirstie Wilde, a news anchor at KNBC-TV Channel 4, was let go Friday after six years at the station. She plans to go to work at KTTV Channel 11, sitting in the anchor chair when the station unveils its proposed new 11 p.m. newscast some time after the February ratings sweeps. Wilde said she had expected that KNBC would not renew her contract when it came due Friday, but that the station kept her in the dark until after Thursday's 4 p.m. broadcast.
December 19, 1987
What a predicament ("Channel 5 to Replace Leek With Ex-'Eye on L.A.'s' Carl," by Steve Weinstein, Dec. 5)! Three of the most attractive girls in the business, Jann Carl, Andrea Naverson and Wendy Rutledge, all on at the same time. Even if the charming Kirstie Wilde bumps Andrea, a third TV is a must. I'll take my hard, ugly news from the guys at 6 or 7 p.m. but by 10 I'd prefer that a beautiful girl deliver the bad news of the day to me . . . but, not three at a time.
November 13, 1987 |
KTTV Channel 11 has offered KNBC-TV news personality Kirstie Wilde a job anchoring its planned 11 p.m. newscast and might delay its scheduled premiere this month until she is freed from her current contract, Channel 11's general manager said Thursday. "This is not a done deal," said Bob Morse, the man in charge of the Fox-owned station since July. "KNBC has the right of first refusal. If they meet our offer or beat it, Kirstie will have to stay there."