CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2003 |
A former KTTV-TV cameraman was awarded $13 million Wednesday for injuries he suffered when a leased helicopter in which he was riding crashed after the Academy Awards ceremonies in 2000. Before the monthlong trial, the defendants -- the Purwin Co., which owned the helicopter; its operator, Helinet Aviation Services, and pilot Kris Kelley -- admitted liability for the crash that crushed Phil Arno's left leg and left him unable to resume his television career.
February 28, 2003 |
The popularity of Fox's "American Idol" and "Joe Millionaire" had the residual effect of boosting Fox-owned KTTV to decisive victories in the competitive morning and evening news races during the February sweeps, according to local Nielsen ratings released Thursday. KTTV executives were particularly excited about the triumph of its 7-9 a.m. "Good Day L.A.
June 25, 2001 |
KTTV-TV led the pack with seven awards at the 53rd Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, presented Saturday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Fox affiliate's awards included regularly scheduled daytime newscast for "Good Day L.A.," the news special category for "L.A. Riots: From This Day Forward" and in the crime/social issues category for "Black & Brown: When Colors Collide." The station's Abe Rosenberg also won the newswriter honor.
September 16, 2000 |
KTTV-TV Fox Channel 11 resumed airing a paid advertisement by a large county workers' union, a day after it pulled the 60-second spot and demanded the union prove its claim that some members do not earn a decent wage. A statement from the station said, "Now that we have received the verification that we requested in August of the factual statements made in the spot, we have accepted the commercial for broadcast."
September 15, 2000 |
The local Fox television affiliate pulled a paid advertisement by a large county workers' union Thursday, saying the union needed to prove the ad's assertion that many members do not earn "decent wages." The surprising move by KTTV (Channel 11) came hours after the launch of a $750,000 radio and television ad campaign by the Service Employees International Union, Local 660, which represents 47,000 librarians, social workers, nurses and other county workers.
May 26, 2000 |
Fox affiliate KTTV-TV emerged as the leader in the numbers game in the local Emmy race. The station earned 20 nominations for its news and special programming, as the 52nd annual Los Angeles Area Emmy nominees were announced Thursday. KTTV's showing, coupled with seven nominations picked up by cable channels Fox Sports West, and seven more by Fox Sports West 2, made it a good day for the various News Corp. franchises.