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August 30, 1987
It is with deep disappointment and cynicism that I am writing this letter concerning the recent dismissal of KTTV Channel 11 news anchor Tony Cox and the resignation of news manager Marcia Brandwynne. I simply don't understand why these people were let go. I found their style of reporting the news friendly but not too folksy, informative, but not condescending, concise but not shorthanded--and above all, in a news market where sex and sensationalism are the core of most newscasts, they were credible.
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January 5, 1991 | RICK DU BROW
Marcia Brandwynne says it's not revenge. But it's the next best thing. Not too many years ago, as a bright and outspoken career journalist, she was fired from her anchor job at KNXT Channel 2 (now KCBS). Then she was forced out as anchor at KTTV Channel 11 despite a highly successful nightly newscast. Dismayed with TV news and seeing clearly the airhead direction it was taking, she turned to entertainment and became a top producer on Carol Burnett's new NBC comedy anthology, "Carol & Company."
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1987 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
Marcia Brandwynne, chief anchor and managing editor of Fox Television's Channel 11 news, says she is letting her contract run out next month "because the place changed radically, and it was no longer the job I had signed up for." After three years, Brandwynne--virtually the only woman to hold both positions in a major media market--will air her final KTTV broadcast on Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1990 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A couple of seasons ago, some clever TV industry-watcher coined the term "dramedy" to describe those half-hour, one-camera filmed programs that blended comedy and drama, and dared the audience to figure out which was which without a laugh track to guide the way. There isn't a name yet for the new kind of TV comedy that Carol Burnett wants to do.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1990 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A couple of seasons ago, some clever TV industry-watcher coined the term "dramedy" to describe those half-hour, one-camera filmed programs that blended comedy and drama, and dared the audience to figure out which was which without a laugh track to guide the way. There isn't a name yet for the new kind of TV comedy that Carol Burnett wants to do.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1991 | RICK DU BROW
Marcia Brandwynne says it's not revenge. But it's the next best thing. Not too many years ago, as a bright and outspoken career journalist, she was fired from her anchor job at KNXT Channel 2 (now KCBS). Then she was forced out as anchor at KTTV Channel 11 despite a highly successful nightly newscast. Dismayed with TV news and seeing clearly the airhead direction it was taking, she turned to entertainment and became a top producer on Carol Burnett's new NBC comedy anthology, "Carol & Company."
NEWS
August 9, 1987
When Fox TV took Joan Rivers off "The Late Show," I stopped watching it. Now I've stopped watching Channel 11 all together since news anchor Marcia Brandwynne has left the station. Not even the station's Sunday night lineup can get me back. I would rather watch "60 Minutes" and "Murder, She Wrote" reruns. Joan Higginbotham, Cerritos
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Former KTTV Channel 11 anchorwoman Marcia Brandwynne has rejoined Carol Burnett's Kalola Productions as executive vice president and executive producer of film and television properties. The Burnett firm has a non-exclusive, two-year agreement with Walt Disney Productions. Brandwynne, who left Burnett in 1983 to join KTTV as co-anchor and managing editor of the news, left the station when her contract expired Aug. 6.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KTLA-TV Channel 5 morning news anchor Barbara Beck quit Wednesday in an apparent dispute with producers and station management. Beck, one of the original members of the morning news team that is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary, last appeared at the anchor desk Monday. Station executives declined to comment on the reason for Beck's departure, and Beck could not be reached.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Carol Canceled: After an unsuccessful attempt to bring the one-hour variety format back to network television, Carol Burnett has agreed with CBS and Disney to cease production on her new comedy-variety series. "The Carol Burnett Show," the comedian's well-publicized return to CBS after 13 years, has floundered in the ratings for four weeks, plagued by behind-the-scenes production and writing problems.
NEWS
August 30, 1987
It is with deep disappointment and cynicism that I am writing this letter concerning the recent dismissal of KTTV Channel 11 news anchor Tony Cox and the resignation of news manager Marcia Brandwynne. I simply don't understand why these people were let go. I found their style of reporting the news friendly but not too folksy, informative, but not condescending, concise but not shorthanded--and above all, in a news market where sex and sensationalism are the core of most newscasts, they were credible.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1987 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
Marcia Brandwynne, chief anchor and managing editor of Fox Television's Channel 11 news, says she is letting her contract run out next month "because the place changed radically, and it was no longer the job I had signed up for." After three years, Brandwynne--virtually the only woman to hold both positions in a major media market--will air her final KTTV broadcast on Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.
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