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ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1997 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 1996 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 1996 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1996 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
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?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 1995 | Howard Rosenberg
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.
SPORTS
June 29, 1995 | LARRY STEWART
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.
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