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February 5, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
A KTLA-TV sports reporter and weekend news anchor has lodged an unfair labor practice complaint against Hollywood's largest entertainment union. In a filing with the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday, Rebecca Hall contends that SAG-AFTRA demanded she become a full union member and pay excessive initiation fees and union dues if she wanted to keep working at KTLA, which is owned by Tribune Co., which also owns the Los Angeles Times....
January 29, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Whitney: Alex (Chris D'Elia) defends Whitney's (Whitney Cummings) honor in this new episode when she agrees to meet with a former boyfriend who claims to want to make amends for the past, but he hasn't broken free of his old habits (8 p.m. NBC). Arrow: After Thea (Willa Holland) lands on the wrong side of the law for using a drug called Vertigo, Oliver (Stephen Amell)
January 27, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES The Biggest Loser:  They stock the kitchen with healthful groceries on a budget in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). The Carrie Diaries: Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) confronts Sebastian (Austin Butler) after finding some disturbing information about his past in her father's (Matt Letscher) work files in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA)
December 31, 2012 | By Walter Hamilton and Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Tribune Co. is expected to emerge from bankruptcy protection Monday with a new board of directors composed largely of entertainment-industry veterans. Exiting bankruptcy would mark a milestone for Tribune, the parent of the Los Angeles Times and other newspaper and television properties. Tribune sought Bankruptcy Court protection in December 2008 after a leveraged buyout by real estate magnate Sam Zell saddled the company with $12.9 billion in debt just as advertising revenue was collapsing.
December 7, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
John D. Silva was the chief engineer for KTLA-TV in 1958 when he outfitted a helicopter with a TV camera and changed television news coverage forever. He turned a rented Bell helicopter into the Telecopter, essentially a flying TV studio. The first of its kind, it put Channel 5 news at the forefront of live aerial coverage of major events like parades, fires, earthquakes and massive freeway snarls. Hundreds of televised car chases later, Silva's invention is a staple of local television news stations, along with the mobile unit he also had a hand in developing.
October 31, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Oct. 28 - Nov. 3 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SERIES 30 Rock:   The political posturing continues in this new episode, as Liz and Jack (Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin) realize that Jenna (Jane Krakowski) and her fan base could tip the scales in the election (8 p.m. NBC). The Vampire Diaries: Damon (Ian Somerhalder) joins Elena and Bonnie (Nina Dobrev, Kat Graham) on a visit to Whitmore College, where a new professor (David Alpay)
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