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February 19, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN
Before the premiere of the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove," the question Motown Productions President Suzanne de Passe found herself answering most was: "Why is Motown making a Western?" Now, a week after the critically acclaimed adaptation of Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel scored a coup for the No. 3 network as the highest-rated miniseries of the past five years, a more likely question might be: "How fast can Motown make another Western?"
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August 4, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
CBS may have ended last season in third place, but its surprise hit, the Western miniseries "Lonesome Dove," not-so-surprisingly netted the most nominations Thursday for the 41st annual nighttime Emmy Awards, topping by one the most nominated show of the last two seasons, "L.A. Law."
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
CBS may have ended last season in third place, but its surprise hit, the Western miniseries "Lonesome Dove," not-so-surprisingly netted the most nominations Thursday for the 41st annual nighttime Emmy Awards, topping by one the most nominated show of the last two seasons, "L.A. Law."
BUSINESS
February 23, 1989 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
A sage once said that success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan. Qintex Entertainment is one of several proud fathers of the smash television miniseries "Lonesome Dove." David Evans, chief executive of the Australian-controlled independent production firm in Beverly Hills, said Wednesday that the Old West drama has "really put us on the map" with the TV industry in Europe, as well as in this country.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Struggling CBS was all cheers Thursday over the unexpectedly high ratings for its miniseries "Lonesome Dove," with Broadcast Group President Howard Stringer joking that the show "maybe outlawed trash television." The acclaimed Western, whose success prompted Stringer's remark in a memo to staffers, may well prove the season's most-watched miniseries.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1989 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
A sage once said that success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan. Qintex Entertainment is one of several proud fathers of the smash television miniseries "Lonesome Dove." David Evans, chief executive of the Australian-controlled independent production firm in Beverly Hills, said Wednesday that the Old West drama has "really put us on the map" with the TV industry in Europe, as well as in this country.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN
Before the premiere of the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove," the question Motown Productions President Suzanne de Passe found herself answering most was: "Why is Motown making a Western?" Now, a week after the critically acclaimed adaptation of Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel scored a coup for the No. 3 network as the highest-rated miniseries of the past five years, a more likely question might be: "How fast can Motown make another Western?"
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Struggling CBS was all cheers Thursday over the unexpectedly high ratings for its miniseries "Lonesome Dove," with Broadcast Group President Howard Stringer joking that the show "maybe outlawed trash television." The acclaimed Western, whose success prompted Stringer's remark in a memo to staffers, may well prove the season's most-watched miniseries.
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