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July 29, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
A philosophical Lawrence K. Grossman, out as NBC News president after four years, said Thursday he was surprised by the choice of Michael G. Gartner, a print journalist and executive, as his successor. He said he had "no idea" that his bosses would go outside broadcasting, but praised the former Gannett Co. executive and former editor of the Des Moines Register as a serious journalist and fine choice. "I'm very pleased that they picked someone who's obviously serious," he said.
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September 29, 1996 | John Balzar
"The irony is that while Americans feel increasingly powerless, cynical and frustrated about government, the distance between the governed and those who govern is actually shrinking dramatically. Many more citizens are gaining a greater voice in the making of public policy than at any time since the direct democracy of the ancient Greek city-states some 2,500 years ago. . . .
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September 29, 1996 | John Balzar
"The irony is that while Americans feel increasingly powerless, cynical and frustrated about government, the distance between the governed and those who govern is actually shrinking dramatically. Many more citizens are gaining a greater voice in the making of public policy than at any time since the direct democracy of the ancient Greek city-states some 2,500 years ago. . . .
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July 29, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
A philosophical Lawrence K. Grossman, out as NBC News president after four years, said Thursday he was surprised by the choice of Michael G. Gartner, a print journalist and executive, as his successor. He said he had "no idea" that his bosses would go outside broadcasting, but praised the former Gannett Co. executive and former editor of the Des Moines Register as a serious journalist and fine choice. "I'm very pleased that they picked someone who's obviously serious," he said.
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June 11, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will add the job of chief of correspondents to his current duties under a reorganization plan unveiled this week by Lawrence K. Grossman, the news division's president. The plan, the result of a months-long efficiency analysis by an outside consulting firm, contained no big shakeups. But in a memorandum, division president Lawrence K.
BUSINESS
September 20, 1985
Lawrence K. Grossman, president of NBC News, told cable executives that the proposed 24-hour cable network, tentatively called NBC Cable News, will start no later than June 1 if cable systems commit 13.5 million subscribers by December. Grossman met with representatives of the National Cable Television Assn. in Washington. NBC's cable venture will compete directly with the 5-year-old Cable News Network, which serves 85% of all cable-equipped homes, or 33.1 million subscribers.
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April 20, 1985
Paul Greenburg, executive producer of "The NBC Nightly News" since March, 1979, has been appointed to a newly created position as executive producer in charge of "major specific news division projects now in development" at NBC News, the network said Friday. William O. Wheatly Jr., a senior producer at NBC's evening news program, will succeed Greenburg as the program's executive producer.
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July 15, 1987 | Associated Press
The three major television networks plan to begin rotating daily coverage of the congressional hearings on the Iran- contra affair, beginning Thursday, NBC News President Lawrence K. Grossman said Tuesday. Grossman said the three networks had agreed in principle to rotate coverage, but their agreement does not preclude all three from carrying the hearings live if editorial judgment warrants. He said NBC "drew the long straw" and will go first, followed by ABC, then CBS.
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July 15, 1987 | From the Associated Press
The three major television networks plan to begin rotating daily coverage of the congressional hearings on the Iran- contra affair, beginning Thursday, NBC News President Lawrence K. Grossman announced Tuesday. NBC, he said, "drew the long straw" and will go first, followed by CBS and then ABC. The hearings are expected to continue through Aug. 7. The three commercial networks have carried full, live coverage of Lt. Col. Oliver North's testimony since July 7.
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July 14, 1987 | Associated Press
The three major television networks plan to begin rotating daily coverage of the congressional hearings on the Iran- contra affair, beginning Thursday, NBC News President Lawrence K. Grossman said today. Grossman said that the networks have agreed in principle to rotate coverage but that their agreement does not preclude all three from carrying the hearings live if editorial judgment warrants. Grossman said NBC "drew the long straw" and will go first, followed by CBS, then ABC.
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June 27, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT
After nearly 11 years at NBC News, including co-anchor stints at the now-defunct "Weekend" and "NBC News Overnight" series, Linda Ellerbee said Thursday that she is leaving NBC and will decide her next move in network news next month. The Texas-born reporter, who rejected a new contract from NBC News, described her departure as amicable.
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