November 10, 1997 |
Talk-radio station KABC-AM (790) is revamping its weekday afternoon schedule today, cutting Larry Elder's show in half to accommodate the arrival of Ed Tyll, most recently the host of a midday talk program in Orlando, Fla. In the new lineup, Elder will air from 3 to 5 p.m. and Tyll will get the last portion of Elder's former four-hour slot, 5 to 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2006 |
Viola Elder, the mother of radio and television talk-show commentator Larry Elder who became a beloved figure on her son's syndicated radio program, died June 13 in Los Angeles. She was 81. A Democrat, Viola Elder often engaged in spirited exchanges with her son, a registered Republican who takes a conservative, libertarian view, in her weekly appearances on his show, where she was known as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Born July 2, 1924, Viola Elder was raised on a farm in Toney, Ala.
May 16, 2004
I just finished reading the article about cartoonist Aaron McGruder ("He's Gotta Fight the Powers That Be," by Greg Braxton, April 25). I'm an older white guy, and I like his strip and admire his guts--as well as many of his stances regarding the current Bush administration. However, I'm sorry that his concern for the failure of systems designed to protect this country does not extend to the many out-of-work American animators who would have loved working on his upcoming animated TV series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2009 |
Tune in to conservative talk radio in California, and the insults quickly fly. Capturing the angry mood of listeners the other day, a popular host in Los Angeles called Republican lawmakers who voted to raise state taxes "a bunch of weak slobs." With their trademark ferocity, radio stars who helped engineer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's rise in the 2003 recall have turned on him over the new tax increases.
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.
August 21, 1996
Devron Averett has been appointed corporate senior vice president of research and development for ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Costa Mesa. He joins the company from Glaxo Wellcome Inc., where he headed the department of molecular and cellular virology at Glaxo Wellcome Research Laboratories. * Ron Nelson has been named director of client services at Morrison, Lee & Stevens, an Irvine advertising and public relations agency. He had been account supervisor. * Ronald W.