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November 12, 2006 |
They're more clean-cut than most campus crowds, and better dressed. They aren't crazy about affirmative action, Roe vs. Wade, or Tuesday's election results. Some 500 college conservatives are in town for the weekend from across the U.S. for a political jump-start in the wake of a national Republican drubbing. On Saturday, there was some predictable hand-wringing at this gathering of the Young America's Foundation, an organization devoted to spreading conservative values on the nation's campuses.
September 6, 2003 |
Talk station KABC-AM (790) has promoted its program director, Erik Braverman, so he no longer will split his focus by also overseeing sister station KSPN-AM (710), the ESPN sports outlet and flagship station of the Anaheim Angels and the Los Angeles Kings.
February 5, 1997 |
Once again the outcome galvanized and divided the nation, playing out as a surreal tale of race and celebrity in America. This time, though, as a mostly white jury held O.J. Simpson accountable for the deaths of his former wife and her friend, it was the black community that was left somber and cynical. There was a greater sense of inevitability among many blacks interviewed Tuesday than was expressed by whites in 1995, when Simpson was cleared of double-murder charges at his criminal trial.
August 30, 2004 |
When the Republican National Convention gets underway tonight, PBS will again be alone among the major over-the-air broadcasters to offer full live coverage of events from the podium. The decision this year by the big broadcast networks to pare their political convention coverage of each party to major speeches on just three of the four nights opened the door for PBS to attract more viewers.
October 17, 1998
Judith Michaelson's article on KABC-AM's new afternoon host, Al Rantel, was informative, fair and balanced ("Defying Expectations," Oct. 8). I wish I could say the same for the station's new program direction. The "rightward turn" at KABC to which Michaelson refers is neither a coincidence nor a result of quiet design of station management. When KABC replaces its liberal/moderate hosts in favor of 10 straight hours of conservative rhetoric, the plea "we want a new audience" comes through loud and clear--and it is no secret that the audience they covet lives at KFI. One can only wonder about the future of the liberal duo of Ken & Peter on the station's morning show.
July 24, 1997 |
TELEVISION Remembering Kuralt: Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley and Andy Rooney were among those who eulogized longtime CBS newsman Charles Kuralt as a television master at a memorial service Wednesday in New York. Kuralt--who died on July 4 at age 62--was remembered as a journalist who put ordinary people at ease and then wrote about them eloquently in TV essays that were carefully matched to video images.
November 8, 2002 |
Sharon Osbourne -- the matriarch and business mastermind behind MTV's popular unscripted series "The Osbournes" -- has reportedly signed a deal with AOL Time Warner's Telepictures Productions unit to host a weekday talk show that would tentatively premiere in the fall of 2003. Warner Bros., which would syndicate the program to television stations, declined to comment, as did representatives for the Osbournes at the Endeavor talent agency.
April 26, 1997 |
Here's a rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Today": Controlling false hunger syndrome; gourmet gadgets; temporary job positions; anger and stress; dessert recipes, 6 a.m. (4)(36)(39). "John McLaughlin's One on One": Alec Baldwin, 2:30 p.m. (28). "Tony Brown's Journal": Reexamining the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, 3:30 p.m. (28). "Inside Politics Weekend": Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas), 3:30 p.m.; repeats midnight, CNN.