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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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1995 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 1994 | JOSEPH HANANIA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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."
NEWS
September 24, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Barring a television station from covering the hottest trial in America might satisfy Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito's desire to control inaccurate media coverage of the O.J. Simpson case. But it most likely would run afoul of the U.S. Constitution, legal experts say. Ito might be on firmer legal footing if he pulled the plug on courtroom television coverage altogether, they add--but even that would not remedy the problem of leaks and inaccuracies that the judge has so bitterly denounced.
NEWS
September 24, 1994 | JIM NEWTON and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito, infuriated by what he called a local television station's inaccurate and irresponsible reporting on the O.J. Simpson case, threatened Friday to bar the station from the courthouse and said he may shut down television coverage of the proceedings altogether.
NEWS
September 24, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
The O.J. Simpson trial media machine turned on one of its own Friday, treating KNBC reporter Tracie Savage as if she were just another celebrity in a jam. Savage had reported that a pair of blood-marked socks from Simpson's bedroom had been subjected to DNA tests at a Maryland laboratory. The tests, according to Savage, indicated that Nicole Brown Simpson was the source of the blood. For the second consecutive day, Superior Court Judge Lance A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1994 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fight over who has the right to broadcast a videotape showing a Compton officer beating a youth took another bizarre twist Friday, with KNBC Channel 4 backing down from its hard-line stance that it had exclusive rights to the tape. KNBC's reversal was met with delight from several of its television rivals, who said the station wound up eating crow with its unusual action. Two days ago, the station threatened to sue any news organization that used the videotape.
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