February 9, 2010
SERIES Shatner's Raw Nerve: Talk show host Jerry Springer is William Shatner's guest (7 and 11 p.m. Biography). Explorer: The population explosion of Burmese pythons in Florida is examined (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic). The Biggest Loser: Contestants get fitness tips from the U.S. Olympic ski team (8 p.m. NBC). American Idol: The Hollywood round gets underway (8 p.m. Fox). Lost: The off-island version of Kate is on the lam in Los Angeles in this new episode of the fantasy drama (9 p.m. ABC)
January 30, 2010
SERIES Demons: While investigating a strange murder in the capital with Galvin (Philip Glenister), Mina (Zoe Tapper) has a startling premonition of Luke's (Christian Cooke) death in this new episode (6 and 9 p.m. BBC America). 48 Hours Mystery: This new episode details the case of a 911 operator who went missing (10 p.m. CBS). Four Weddings: Four brides agree to be guests at each other's nuptials then score which wedding was the best (10 p.m. TLC)
February 15, 2001
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and on standardized examinations. Here are home-viewing tips: Today--"Your Police Commission" (CITY Channel 35, 7:30-8 p.m.) Initial episode in a new series on community service focuses on the Los Angeles Police Commission and its oversight of community policing. Also, "The Write Stuff" (KLCS 9-9:30 p.m.) Language arts program features tips for curing student writers' block when faced with writing an essay.
December 20, 1997
As Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings and Dan Rather duke it out in the viewership ratings wars by increasingly substituting feature-fluff for hard news (" 'CBS Evening News' Climbs to Second Place in Ratings," by Jane Hall, Dec. 5), a 30-minute, commercially uninterrupted summary of world news continues to be presented nightly by Dalgit Dhaliwal. Dhaliwal is the news reader for Britain's "ITN World News," offered by three television stations in the Los Angeles area (7 p.m. on KLCS, 7:30 p.m. on KOCE and KVCR)
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September 25, 1997
A letter writer (Sept. 22) complains that "telephone toll charges are 26 cents per minute" for the Homework Hotline program on KLCS. That is not accurate. For 14 years, Homework Hotline has provided a toll-free number for callers. Anyone who calls 1-800-LA STUDY between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. will receive free assistance with homework. The hotline was created to help middle school students with their math and English homework. In fact, we assist everyone who calls. Homework Hotline is just one of the many educational services that KLCS and the Los Angeles Unified School District provide.
February 9, 1992 |
The lights are bright, the cameras are rolling, aaaand action! Robert Vriesman is on the air, trying to get the attention of his fifth-grade caller on "Homework Hotline"--the live TV show for students that's part talk show and part tutor. "Gladys, are you on the line? Can you hear me, Gladys?" Vriesman looks expectantly into the camera as phones ring off the hook in the background--signifying other students waiting with questions. Silence. Clearly, there are some technical difficulties.