September 1, 1997 |
Fourth-grader Brian Park enjoys watching television weather forecasts because he knows what all the meteorological buzzwords mean. He can tell you what humidity is, how a barometer works and what a dew point does. What's this West Hills 9-year-old got that maybe you don't? A school weather station wired to the Web. Brian's public school, Welby Way Elementary, is part of the Worldwide School Weather Network established by Automated Weather Source of Maryland.
June 6, 1997 |
Reporters and anchors at KNBC-TV Channel 4 have been grappling with an unexpected scoop about their colleagues that has caused tension and embarrassment within the newsroom. A two-page list detailing the approximate salaries of the station's on-air talent was mistakenly mailed to staffers last week, provoking some friction between some of the higher-paid personalities and their lesser-paid colleagues, sources said.
April 29, 1997 |
For 10 years it was a lost cause, bludgeoned by arch rival KABC-TV Channel 7, ignored and neglected by its own managers. But since last fall--with boosts from the Olympics and Rosie O'Donnell--everything has changed for KNBC-TV Channel 4's newscast at 4 p.m. Armed with a new lead-in and a new station strategy that has made the broadcast a top priority, the show has moved to the top of the ratings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1997
Several local schools were recently selected by KNBC-Channel 4 in Los Angeles to participate in a weather project as a local update center. The six schools were among 50 in Southern California chosen to receive an AWS (Automated Weather Source) WeatherNet Sensor Unit and corresponding computer software. More than 800 schools applied for the program. "We feel very privileged to have been chosen," said Val Parkin, assistant principal at Clarence Lobo Elementary School in San Clemente.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1997
KNBC weather newscasters Christopher Nance and Fritz Coleman broadcast their weather reports live from Stephen White Middle School in Carson Monday to introduce the first of 40 Channel 4 WeatherNet sites, which will be installed at schools in Southern California to help students learn math, science and meteorology.
November 28, 1996 |
Buoyed by the popularity of the "Rosie O'Donnell Show," KNBC-TV Channel 4 came close to a clean sweep of the local news race during the November ratings sweeps, according to figures released Wednesday by Nielsen. For the first time in years, KNBC squeaked past archrival KABC-TV Channel 7 in news at both 4 and 5 p.m. Channel 7 had enjoyed a long reign as champ thanks to the supremacy of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" as a lead-in to the afternoon news block.
November 1, 1996 |
Brash and boisterous, Rosie O'Donnell has made a splash in daytime television ever since her daily talk show premiered last June. In that short time, she's also created waves in a long-running TV competition with which she has nothing--and perhaps everything--to do: the local news wars. Thanks to the large audience provided by O'Donnell's 3 p.m. show as a lead-in to its afternoon news block, KNBC-TV Channel 4 beat KABC-TV Channel 7 in news both at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
July 18, 1996 |
Not one of them will run, jump, swim or flip for a medal, but local station KNBC-TV Channel 4 is nonetheless sending a larger team to the Olympics this week than will many of the nations participating in the two-week event. More than 30 members of the station's news staff, including an assortment of anchors and sports reporter Fred Roggin, will travel to Atlanta so that Channel 4's local newscasts can originate at the scene of the action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1995
Catalina Island will be soon be leading the morning newscast on KNBC when the station installs a camera overlooking Avalon Bay. The "Cat Cam" will provide KNBC with a backdrop during its morning weather report and help the station provide more accurate weather forecasts. "I'd say it's worth about a million dollars in advertising for Catalina," said Avalon Mayor Ralph Morrow Jr., who also happens to owns Catalina Cable Co., where the camera will be installed.
August 2, 1995 |
How swell it would be if no news sources were anonymous. How swell it would be, also, if Bosnia were serene and the Oklahoma City bombing a dream, if there were no violence or earthquakes or hunger or illness or greed or crime or bigotry or governments driven by political partisanship. But the real world intrudes. Part of that world?