March 23, 2000 |
General Electric Co.'s NBC television network said it has acquired a minority stake in closely held Space.com, which provides news about space over the Web and is headed by former CNN news anchor Lou Dobbs. Under the agreement, NBC will pay a combination of cash and TV advertising time on its network. It didn't disclose financial details. NBC will gain rights to Space.com's content and will pursue promotion, marketing and content distribution with Space.com. Shares of Fairfield, Conn.
March 1, 2012 |
"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. " So declares the environmentally minded title character in Dr. Seuss' children's book "The Lorax" — and in Universal Pictures' big-screen adaptation, opening Friday. It may not seem like a controversial message, but the studio and filmmakers are finding themselves squeezed between two groups of critics: those who complain the animated movie aims to "indoctrinate children and turn them into millions of little eco-warriors," and those who question whether the marketing and promotional tie-ins, including one for an SUV, are sufficiently eco-friendly.
May 5, 2007 |
Following a protest, CNN has removed a link from its website to an organization that is raising money to fight illegal immigration. The link to smalltown defenders.com was included on Lou Dobbs' home page. Dobbs has used his early evening show as a platform to protest illegal immigration, and he's being profiled Sunday on "60 Minutes" about this fight.
January 19, 2001
Some highlights of business programming. (All times are Pacific time.) Today 5:30 p.m.: "Nightly Business Report." Hans Black, chairman, Interinvest. (KCET; also airs at 6:30 p.m. on KOCE) 8:30 p.m.: "Wall Street Week With Louis Rukeyser." The Bush economy. Guest: Alan Blinder, professor of economics, Princeton University; Steve Forbes, editor in chief, Forbes; Edward Hyman, chairman, ISI Group. (KCET; also airs at 6 p.m. Saturday on KOCE) Saturday 2 p.m.: "The Motley Fool Radio Show."
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October 7, 2004 |
Ancil Payne, 83, a pioneer of television journalism who was chairman and chief executive of King Broadcasting from 1971 until his retirement in 1987, died Saturday in Seattle. Payne had no broadcast experience when he was hired by the region's first television station in 1959, but he helped build the company into a $400-million broadcasting and cable conglomerate. Former Seattle Mayor Charles Royer and CNN's Lou Dobbs and Aaron Brown were among those who worked at KING-TV.
January 17, 2008 |
Bill has called for Hillary. Antonio has called for Hillary. Barack's people have called, though he has not personally phoned yet. He probably will, though. After all, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina could be an important arrow in a Democratic presidential candidate's quiver of endorsements. Now that her favorite, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, has quit the race, Molina is a sought-after prize.