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?
July 22, 1995 |
You have to admire creativity, especially on behalf of great literature. Earlier this month, fertile minds got together at KNBC-TV Channel 4 and devised a way to use one self-serving non-story as a pretense for covering another. Or was it vice versa? The date was July 10, and it happened on more than one newscast, the main benefactor being veteran Channel 4 anchor Kelly Lange, who had just published a novel.
June 29, 1995 |
Brett Lewis, Channel 4's No. 2 sportscaster behind Fred Roggin, has been dropped by the station. Channel 4 news director Bill Lord said the station was not picking up the option on Lewis' contract and added that the reason was a confidential personnel matter. Lewis' last appearance on Channel 4 was Sunday night. Roggin said he was called in Palm Springs, where he was on vacation, and asked to return to work.
April 28, 1995 |
Upset over the broadcast of a surveillance tape showing the slaying of a convenience store clerk, the new news director of KNBC-TV Channel 4 has ordered staffers not to show violent acts that have been caught on film. In a memo to the news staff, Bill Lord said the broadcast Tuesday morning of the tape, which showed a clerk in Paramount being gunned down during a robbery, "violated any imaginable standard of good taste or good journalism."
December 1, 1994 |
November was supposed to have been the month that Garrett Glaser, KNBC-TV Channel 4's media/entertainment reporter, announced to viewers that he was gay in the course of presenting a gay-themed story. It didn't happen. And acting news director Kenny Boles says there are "no specific plans" for Glaser to "come out" on a newscast, although Boles considers it "an important thing to do."