November 27, 1989 |
As if it needed to be articulated, people on the West Coast are different than people on the East Coast. In San Diego, television viewing reaches a feverish peak at 9:45 p.m., far earlier than in the East. An hour later, according to industry analysts, most of these viewers are falling asleep. This is one of the quirks of the San Diego market: People watch television earlier and go to bed earlier than in other areas.
November 10, 1996 |
Mother Teresa spends a lifetime serving others. After decades of feeding and sheltering the world's hungry and homeless, she is visited by God. "Selflessness has long been your way of life, Mother Teresa," intones God. "Now it is your turn. What would you like? Name your desire, and it shall be granted." "Well, since you're asking," Mother Teresa replies, "what I really want to do is direct."
March 22, 1990 |
While most environmentalists are immersed in stopping something--the destruction of rain forests, acid rain, the depletion of the ozone layer--a vanguard is digging in to repair the damage already done. Restoration ecology are buzzwords to watch for in the '90s. The spring Whole Earth Review presents more than 30 major stories on various aspects of the subject along with a swarm of columns, essays and reviews of books, manuals and even dirt-grubbing implements.
December 21, 1988 |
Depending on which ratings service is believed, either Channel 8 or Channel 10 is the winner of the most recent ratings period in the all-important 5 p.m. local news battle. Though the Arbitron ratings show KGTV (Channel 10) solidly out in front at 5 p.m. with a 15 rating and 35 share, contrasted with Channel 8's 12 rating and 28 share, the Nielsen book released Monday for the same November period has KFMB-TV (Channel 8) leading with a 15 rating and 31 share.
October 14, 1991 |
Angry over the makeup of the panel for this month's edition of "Third Thursday," titled "Being Gay in the '90s," local gay activists are wondering whether the program is going to degenerate into an outdated and cliche discussion of whether homosexuality is a "disease" or a "correct" lifestyle. The rostrum for the town hall-style program, which will air live at 6:30 p.m. Thursday from Mira Mesa High School, is scheduled to include the Rev.
September 10, 1990 |
KNSD-TV(Channel 39) program director Penny Martin called it a "preemptive" strike. Earlier this year, rival KGTV(Channel 10) bought the rights to Maury Povich's new talk show, which won't air until Sept., 1991, before, she says, Channel 39 even had "an opportunity to be interested in it." It was just one of several maneuvers and strategy adjustments that went into this year's edition of syndication poker, the annual bidding competition on the new crop of original syndicated programs.
January 18, 1990 |
Most magazines are content to stir things up with their articles and leave it at that. Most magazines are also content to adopt catchy but relatively meaningless titles--Fame, Money, Sport--that readers can readily identify with. Tikkun sets itself apart on both counts.
September 27, 1989 |
Vice President Dan Quayle, who arrived amid anti-American demonstrations here Tuesday night shortly after suspected Communist rebels killed two American employees at a U.S. military base, today condemned the killings as "cowardly murders" that were linked to his visit. Although no group immediately claimed responsibility, U.S.