March 6, 1993 |
A telethon, a marathon and the premiere of a new newsmagazine will highlight the weekend fare for Southland television viewers. On Saturday night, Pat Boone, Mary Frann and Robb Weller will host the 22nd annual "1993 Easter Seal Telethon" for the disabled, beginning at 11 p.m. on KTLA Channel 5. Dick Van Patten, Bernie Kopell, Marta Waller and Ed Arnold are emcees of the locally televised segments.
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August 28, 2004 |
Larry McCormick, a longtime KTLA News anchor and public affairs host who was one of the first African American TV news anchormen in Los Angeles, died Friday afternoon. He was 71. McCormick died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after a long illness that prevented him from co-anchoring KTLA's "News @ Ten: Weekend Edition" for most of the last year. The cause of death was not released.KTLA news director Jeff Wald said McCormick left the air in February and returned in April.
October 9, 1997 |
TELEVISION Waller, KTLA Settle: Journalist Marta Waller has settled her lawsuit against KTLA-TV Channel 5. Waller, 44, had sued the station in May, claiming she was demoted from her anchor duties to a reporting position because of her age and gender. In a joint announcement Wednesday, KTLA and Waller--who had continued to work at the station and recently returned from London where she had covered the death and mourning of Princess Diana--called the settlement terms "mutually agreeable."
December 30, 1999 |
The Rose Parade dominates this New Year's weekend specials, which also include everything from the greatest sports moments of the past century to a fashion review from Joan and Melissa Rivers. Jimmy Connors, Doug Flutie, Dan Jansen and Arnold Palmer are among the athletes featured on "CBS' Greatest Sports Moments," tonight at 8. Gayle Anderson, Stan Chambers, Sam Rubin and Marta Waller host "Backstage at the Rose Parade," Saturday at 6 a.m. on KTLA.
June 1, 2000 |
Although women co-anchor every single local newscast in Los Angeles--the second-largest market in the country--most earn, on average, 28% less than the men they share the screen with, according to a new survey by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. In radio, pay disparity pales in comparison to the lack of opportunity for women, according to the report.
June 19, 1995 |
The Gloved One. No station in Los Angeles has been more relentless or more capable than KTLA-TV Channel 5 in providing live coverage of O.J. Simpson's trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman. How ironic, then, that Channel 5 blew the Big Moment by ending its live coverage Thursday just as Simpson was about to laboriously pull on the gloves that prosecutors contend he wore while allegedly murdering his former wife and her friend. The gloves did not appear to fit.