April 21, 1991
While you were publishing "Romancing the Rails" (March 24), my wife and I were journeying from Vancouver, B.C., to Halifax, N.S., on VIA, Canada's version of Amtrak. Our trip was booked through Rail Travel Center, 9 Congress St., St. Albans, Vt. We can't speak too highly of them. Their service is exceptional. Also, Canada has a rail pass, CANRAILPASS, not mentioned in your article on rail passes. MARK HOFFMAN San Clemente
August 9, 1993 |
Los Angeles has changed from "a lifestyle town to a news town." And local TV newsrooms that don't change with the city are doomed to lose in the only game that really matters: "recruiting and holding viewers." So believes Mark Hoffman, KNBC-TV Channel 4 news director since March, who has been charged with rejuvenating the station's news fortunes following a long run at the top and then a precipitous fall in early 1992.
April 5, 1987 |
In Part I, the Mormon Church had been unsettled by the purported discovery of a series of 19th-Century documents. Produced by a young collector named Mark Hofmann, they appeared to question official church history. In 1984, Hofmann had revealed the Salamander Letter, which gave a new, startling account of Prophet Joseph Smith's discovery of the gold plates.
February 3, 1994 |
KNBC-TV Channel 4 is under fire from Latino journalists who charge that discrimination by management played a key role in the exit of five Latino reporters and anchors in less than five months. Current and former newsroom staffers said that Latino journalists have been consistently treated with disrespect and pushed into the background since Mark Hoffman took over as news director last March, while white male reporters received preferential treatment.
July 9, 1997 |
Sybase Inc. Chairman Mark Hoffman resigned from the software company, effective immediately, to concentrate on running a closely held electronic commerce start-up. Hoffman, 52, spent 12 years with Sybase as co-founder, president, chairman and chief executive. He will leave the Emeryville-based company to focus on Commerce One Inc., a company developing electronic commerce software products. Hoffman started Commerce One in April and is its president and chief executive.
January 6, 1993 |
KNBC News: KNBC-TV Channel 4 is bringing in Mark Hoffman, news director at the CBS-owned station in Chicago, to jack up the station's sliding news ratings. Hoffman, who will become vice president, news, on March 1, replaces Nancy Valenta, who resigned as news director following the station's poor showing in last November's sweeps ratings. KNBC once dominated local news ratings but has fallen farther behind KABC-TV Channel 7 in the last year.