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May 22, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW
KNBC-TV topped the winners' list at the 41st annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards presented Saturday night by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Channel 4 picked up 13 awards, including six for its news department. But the coveted Emmy for the best regularly scheduled daily news program went to KCBS-TV Channel 2, which won a total of nine awards, including five for its news department. Channel 4 News feature "The Final Fix" won Emmys for best mini-documentary and best camera crew--news features.
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January 22, 2011 | James Rainey
Among the many promises made in its just-approved takeover of NBC Universal, Comcast Corp. pledged to sustain and even add hundreds of hours to the news and public affairs programming at the 10 TV stations NBC owns around the country. As a baby step in the right direction, NBC should start by putting in the garbage-disposal all those no-calorie "news" segments about, for example, "The Biggest Loser," "Law & Order," "America's Got Talent" and movies from Universal Pictures. Convert those time slots, instead, to some meat and potatoes coverage about what's happening in our neighborhoods, our schools, our city halls.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1992
Howard Rosenberg's satirical jabs at the "newsspeak" ("Coming Right Up in This Exclusive Action Column!!," Jan. 15) used to exploit and promote local TV news programs were right on target, and I only hope some local news directors will feel the sting and heed his words. Thanks also for a touching valedictory to KNBC-TV reporter John Marshall. His departure is indeed another discouraging sign of declining quality in local news. Keep up the good work. EDMUND D. EDELMAN Supervisor, Third District Los Angeles County
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May 19, 2010 | James Rainey
You'd never know it from the serene and smiling faces plastered on the on-air talent, but a psychodrama has been playing out for many months at KNBC News. It has pitted traditional television journalists and story tellers at Channel 4 against a nouveau crowd of content creators who prefer their sizzle served up hot, preferably without much steak. Steve Lange presided as a veritable Top Chef over the new menu. As KNBC's "vice president, content," Lange dished up news programs chock-full of celebrities, hot-looking young people and entertainment tie-ins, all the better if the segments promoted other NBC Universal properties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1999 | Jason Soifer, (949) 764-4311
Christopher Nance and Vicki Vargas from KNBC-TV Channel 4 will help kick off the 13th annual AIDS Walk Orange County from UC Irvine next month. The June 6 fund-raiser already has 250 walking teams, 75 corporate sponsors and hundreds of volunteers set to participate. The event, which has raised nearly $4 million since 1987, is expected to raise $650,000 this year for county agencies that provide AIDS support and education. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Mesa Field on the UCI campus.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
No O.J. Ads Yet: Advertising for O.J. Simpson's videotape has been turned down by several Los Angeles TV stations, including KNBC-TV Channel 4, KCAL-TV Channel 9, KTTV-TV Channel 11 and KCOP-TV Channel 13. Although most stations declined to explain the reasons for their decision, a spokeswoman for Channel 13 said: "We just have no interest in helping him make any money."
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January 18, 1985 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Tom Snyder, former KNBC-TV anchorman here, former star of NBC's late-night, since-canceled "Tomorrow" show and former anchorman at WABC-TV in New York, may return to the airwaves later this year in a syndicated program or a late-night network interview show.
REAL ESTATE
December 7, 1986
Construction has started on the $11.5-million expansion and renovation of the National Broadcasting Co.'s Studios 1 and 3 in Burbank. Cashion Horie Cocke Gonzalez Architects, Los Angeles and Montclair, provided architectural and engineering services on the 20,400-square-foot project and designed a master plan that will unify existing structures and establish a stronger corporate identity.
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February 5, 1996 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
O.J. Ad Flap: The producer of O.J. Simpson's mail-order video, which details Simpson's alibis and feelings about the murders of his ex-wife and her friend, has been complaining about the difficulty he's encountered trying to buy advertising time for it. But three of the seven major local commercial TV stations--KCBS-TV Channel 2, KTLA-TV Channel 5 and KABC-TV Channel 7--say they have not even been approached by producer Tony Hoffman about purchasing advertising time.
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August 21, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
TV has become society's electronic turnstile, a gangplank, a passage, the start of something big. That something may be access or entree, the means to instantly communicate with thousands, sometimes millions of viewers. The red light comes on, and you're immediately reaching the world. Or the payoff may be personal fame, wherein the messenger becomes the message. The terrorist kidnaping of now-free journalist Charles Glass and the exploding celebrity of Iran- contra figure Fawn Hall apply.
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February 23, 2010 | By Matea Gold
KNBC-TV Channel 4 has canceled "Midday Report," its 11 a.m. newscast anchored by Kim Baldonado, and is running repeats of "Access Hollywood" in its place. The newscast, which aired for the last time on Feb. 12, "was taken off the schedule in order to reallocate resources," according to KNBC spokeswoman Erin Dittman. Baldonado, who has won awards for her coverage of education and homelessness, will continue as a general assignment reporter for the station. She took over "Midday Report" in July after serving as a weekend anchor.
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August 19, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Alycia Lane, a former Philadelphia TV news anchor who was fired from her last job after a series of off-air incidents made her fodder for tabloids and gossip columns, was hired Tuesday as a reporter and weekend anchor at KNBC-TV Channel 4. Lane, who had spent five years as the principal weeknight anchor for the 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts at CBS-owned-and-operated KYW before she was let go in early 2008, will start helming KNBC's weekend...
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April 2, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Veteran KNBC-TV Channel 4 newscaster Paul Moyer, one of the last of a breed of well-paid and highly promoted local news anchors, confirmed his retirement Wednesday from the station at which he's worked for nearly a quarter-century. "It's been a hell of a run," Moyer said in a brief phone interview. "I'm going to miss it, I'm going to miss it a lot. Any success I may have achieved I owe to the people of Southern California. I thank them for every one of those 37 years [in the L.A. market].
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December 3, 2004 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
The race for king of the 11 p.m. newscast in Los Angeles just got more interesting. For the first time in 11 years, KABC-TV Channel 7 came close to tying KNBC-TV Channel 4 for first place in local ratings for that time slot, an achievement that station managers attribute, in part, to the ratings surge the ABC network has experienced with the season's top new dramas, "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost." But KABC shouldn't pop the cork on any Champagne just yet.
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May 23, 2003 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
Buffeted by some high-profile staff shakeups, KNBC-TV Channel 4 lost huge segments of its morning news audience, although its 11 p.m. news still came out on top in the sweeps period that just ended. Meanwhile, Fox's "American Idol" powerhouse helped to boost the fortunes of its local affiliate, KTTV-TV Channel 11, which won its second consecutive sweeps victory in the morning and evening news races, according to local Nielsen ratings released Thursday. KTTV's "Good Day L.A."
NEWS
April 10, 2003 | Greg Braxton
Joel Grover, who left KCBS-TV in December after heading up some of that station's most praised investigative reports, is joining an investigative team today at KNBC-TV. Grover, who said he considered several offers from networks, local stations and syndicators, said he was impressed by KNBC's commitment to investigative reporting: "They have laid out an amazing plan for me that proves they want the best investigative team in television."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2010 | By Matea Gold
KNBC-TV Channel 4 has canceled "Midday Report," its 11 a.m. newscast anchored by Kim Baldonado, and is running repeats of "Access Hollywood" in its place. The newscast, which aired for the last time on Feb. 12, "was taken off the schedule in order to reallocate resources," according to KNBC spokeswoman Erin Dittman. Baldonado, who has won awards for her coverage of education and homelessness, will continue as a general assignment reporter for the station. She took over "Midday Report" in July after serving as a weekend anchor.
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January 30, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Kirstie Wilde, a news anchor at KNBC-TV Channel 4, was let go Friday after six years at the station. She plans to go to work at KTTV Channel 11, sitting in the anchor chair when the station unveils its proposed new 11 p.m. newscast some time after the February ratings sweeps. Wilde said she had expected that KNBC would not renew her contract when it came due Friday, but that the station kept her in the dark until after Thursday's 4 p.m. broadcast.
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February 9, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A little more than two months after taking over the leadership of KNBC-TV, the station's President and General Manager Paula Madison is restructuring the operation and focus of the news department in a strategy that will result in the departure or reassignment of several veteran anchors and reporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1999 | Jason Soifer, (949) 764-4311
Christopher Nance and Vicki Vargas from KNBC-TV Channel 4 will help kick off the 13th annual AIDS Walk Orange County from UC Irvine next month. The June 6 fund-raiser already has 250 walking teams, 75 corporate sponsors and hundreds of volunteers set to participate. The event, which has raised nearly $4 million since 1987, is expected to raise $650,000 this year for county agencies that provide AIDS support and education. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Mesa Field on the UCI campus.
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