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November 2, 1992 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of speculation about whether David Letterman was considering leaving NBC next year, he is now ready to entertain offers. Previously, NBC's contract with the late-night comedian prohibited him from talking to suitors until 1993. But Letterman and the network reached an agreement Friday whereby he guaranteed that he will stay on as host of "Late Night With David Letterman" for three additional months, until June 30, and NBC gave him the green light to listen to competing offers.
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September 7, 1994 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"The Arsenio Hall Show" is history. But the late-night landscape on KCOP-TV Channel 13 is more "busy," as the departed talk-show host liked to say, than ever. KCOP has procured a 2 1/2-hour block of original, syndicated programming specifically designed as a late-night alternative to news, old sitcoms and the tried-and-true network talk shows. "Nobody has ever done this before," said Rick Feldman, KCOP's general manager.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 1994 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"The Arsenio Hall Show" is history. But the late-night landscape on KCOP-TV Channel 13 is more "busy," as the departed talk-show host liked to say, than ever. KCOP has procured a 2 1/2-hour block of original, syndicated programming specifically designed as a late-night alternative to news, old sitcoms and the tried-and-true network talk shows. "Nobody has ever done this before," said Rick Feldman, KCOP's general manager.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 1992 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of speculation about whether David Letterman was considering leaving NBC next year, he is now ready to entertain offers. Previously, NBC's contract with the late-night comedian prohibited him from talking to suitors until 1993. But Letterman and the network reached an agreement Friday whereby he guaranteed that he will stay on as host of "Late Night With David Letterman" for three additional months, until June 30, and NBC gave him the green light to listen to competing offers.
MAGAZINE
January 26, 1997 | Nora Zamichow, Times staff writer Nora Zamichow's last article for the magazine was on the post-earthquake reconstruction of the Santa Monica Freeway
On line 11 is Michelle, a 25-year-old former Catholic school girl who once aspired to be a lawyer but became a prostitute with a drinking problem after her stepfather raped her. She has trouble trusting men, she tells the late-night television talk show host. * Dr. David Viscott listens to her with the gentleness of a kindly uncle, probing her pain delicately.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1987
A Los Angeles federal grand jury is investigating the 1985 bombing death of Arab-American leader Alex Odeh, who was killed in his Santa Ana office, according to sources close to the case. Witnesses, including his former office assistant, have received subpoenas from a federal grand jury requesting their testimony. Palestine-born Odeh served as the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee's West Coast regional director.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
In recent weeks, David Letterman has grown increasingly vocal about his desire to have Mitt Romney on his show before election day. Last month the host took to the airwaves to insist that he does not hate the Republican nominee , and that in fact he'd welcome Romney and his wife, Ann, on “The Late Show” anytime they'd like. Letterman has continued to ratchet up the pressure: Last week he half-jokingly told viewers not to vote for Romney until he visited the show, and on Tuesday night, the host even conducted a mock interview with “Mitt Romney” --  otherwise known as Jack Black - to prove just how pleasant a “Late Show” appearance would be. Black  took to the stage dressed in a pair of high-waisted dad jeans and a pastel button-down - the unofficial presidential candidate version of leisure wear.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 1997 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since taking over the Tonight Show Band in 1967, Carl H. "Doc" Severinsen's identity has been defined by his musical imprint on the late-night television program hosted by Johnny Carson. Even today, with 5 1/2 years gone by since Carson and company made their last show, Doc Severinsen continues to be widely remembered as the bandleader for the king of late-night television. But there has always been a lot more to the wild-dressing Severinsen than what met the television viewer's eye.
NEWS
January 18, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Theo Wilson, the storied consummate news reporter who thought nothing of hiring a taxi to take her 250 miles to a crime scene or of telling mass murderer Charles Manson to "shut up," died early Friday. She was 78. Wilson, who covered the trials of the century for the New York Daily News when it was the largest circulation paper in the country, died in the midst of a promotion tour for her book about those courtroom epics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1987 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is investigating alleged criminal activities against "the Arab community by Jewish extremist groups," Assistant FBI Director Oliver B. (Buck) Revell said Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2005 | Kevin Crust;Kevin Thomas
"The Roost," writer-director Ti West's homage to low-budget '70s horror movies, places a premium on tension while taking a fresh bite out of the old vampire-bat tale. Full of genuine scares and impressively disturbing effects, the film follows the travails of a quartet of young people stranded on a stormy Halloween night in the Pennsylvania countryside who discover that traffic might not be such a bad thing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1987 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles is investigating alleged criminal activities against "the Arab community by Jewish extremist groups," Assistant FBI Director Oliver B. (Buck) Revell said Friday.
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