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July 29, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
A philosophical Lawrence K. Grossman, out as NBC News president after four years, said Thursday he was surprised by the choice of Michael G. Gartner, a print journalist and executive, as his successor. He said he had "no idea" that his bosses would go outside broadcasting, but praised the former Gannett Co. executive and former editor of the Des Moines Register as a serious journalist and fine choice. "I'm very pleased that they picked someone who's obviously serious," he said.
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March 3, 1993 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under pressure from NBC President Robert Wright and other network executives, NBC News President Michael Gartner resigned Tuesday, three weeks after the network made an embarrassing apology for staging a fiery crash for a report about General Motors pickup trucks. Gartner said that he acted to defuse some of the criticism of the network. "I thought, 'Aw, the hell with it. I'll get out and maybe the outcry will stop,' " he said in an interview.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1988 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Despite its "strike-proof" fall plans to air the Summer Olympic Games and the World Series instead of new entertainment programming, NBC would have been hit the hardest of the three networks if the Writers Guild of America strike had not reached a tentative end last week, the network's president and chief executive officer Robert C. Wright says. Although entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff, as well as other TV industry observers, have said No.
SPORTS
October 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
Mike Gartner caught and passed Maurice Richard for ninth place on the all-time goal-scoring list by scoring twice as the New York Rangers routed Philadelphia, 8-4, Monday night at Madison Square Garden. "I better enjoy this while I can. I may not get two goals for the rest of the season," Gartner said. With his two scores, the 544th and 545th of his career, Gartner surpassed the legendary "Rocket."
NEWS
March 3, 1993 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under pressure from NBC President Robert Wright and other network executives, NBC News President Michael Gartner resigned Tuesday, three weeks after the network made an embarrassing apology for staging a fiery crash for a report about General Motors pickup trucks. Gartner said that he acted to defuse some of the criticism of the network. "I thought, 'Aw, the hell with it. I'll get out and maybe the outcry will stop,' " he said in an interview.
SPORTS
October 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
Mike Gartner caught and passed Maurice Richard for ninth place on the all-time goal-scoring list by scoring twice as the New York Rangers routed Philadelphia, 8-4, Monday night at Madison Square Garden. "I better enjoy this while I can. I may not get two goals for the rest of the season," Gartner said. With his two scores, the 544th and 545th of his career, Gartner surpassed the legendary "Rocket."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a shake-up at NBC News on Friday, Don Browne was named to the No. 2 slot in the division and Steve Friedman, a former "Today" show producer, was hired to be executive producer of "NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw." According to NBC sources, the two appointments by NBC News President Michael Gartner were intended in part to demonstrate that he is aggressively dealing with problems in the division as the network prepares for its annual affiliates meeting in Washington in June.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Michael Gartner and his wife began a two-week vacation in Scotland and Wales Monday. This indicates a certain self-confidence. He became president of NBC News only two months ago. But the vacation was planned last January, long before NBC approached him about the job, he said in an interview before he left, and he felt it was important to take it. "You have to balance all aspects of your life, including your home life," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 1991 | JANET STILSON, Janet Stilson is executive editor of the New York-based publication Multichannel News.
Above the skaters twirling and slipping on the Rockefeller Center ice rink, the motto on the face of NBC's New York headquarters building looks somewhat suspect: "Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times." It's common knowledge at NBC News that launching a prime-time news program is a very risky proposition. After all, despite internal analysis of such successes as CBS' "60 Minutes," the NBC News unit has slipped up 16 times with attempts at prime-time programs.
BUSINESS
July 16, 1986
Gannett Co., which completed its acquisition of the Louisville (Ken.) Courier-Journal and Times on Monday, named George N. Gill president and publisher of the two newspapers. He had been president and chief executive of the papers before their sale by the Bingham family. Michael G. Gartner, a Gannett executive and former editor of the Des Moines Register, will become editor of the Louisville papers. In their new jobs, Gill and Gartner succeed Barry Bingham Jr.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 1991 | JANET STILSON, Janet Stilson is executive editor of the New York-based publication Multichannel News.
Above the skaters twirling and slipping on the Rockefeller Center ice rink, the motto on the face of NBC's New York headquarters building looks somewhat suspect: "Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times." It's common knowledge at NBC News that launching a prime-time news program is a very risky proposition. After all, despite internal analysis of such successes as CBS' "60 Minutes," the NBC News unit has slipped up 16 times with attempts at prime-time programs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a shake-up at NBC News on Friday, Don Browne was named to the No. 2 slot in the division and Steve Friedman, a former "Today" show producer, was hired to be executive producer of "NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw." According to NBC sources, the two appointments by NBC News President Michael Gartner were intended in part to demonstrate that he is aggressively dealing with problems in the division as the network prepares for its annual affiliates meeting in Washington in June.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Michael Gartner and his wife began a two-week vacation in Scotland and Wales Monday. This indicates a certain self-confidence. He became president of NBC News only two months ago. But the vacation was planned last January, long before NBC approached him about the job, he said in an interview before he left, and he felt it was important to take it. "You have to balance all aspects of your life, including your home life," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1988 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Despite its "strike-proof" fall plans to air the Summer Olympic Games and the World Series instead of new entertainment programming, NBC would have been hit the hardest of the three networks if the Writers Guild of America strike had not reached a tentative end last week, the network's president and chief executive officer Robert C. Wright says. Although entertainment president Brandon Tartikoff, as well as other TV industry observers, have said No.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
A philosophical Lawrence K. Grossman, out as NBC News president after four years, said Thursday he was surprised by the choice of Michael G. Gartner, a print journalist and executive, as his successor. He said he had "no idea" that his bosses would go outside broadcasting, but praised the former Gannett Co. executive and former editor of the Des Moines Register as a serious journalist and fine choice. "I'm very pleased that they picked someone who's obviously serious," he said.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1986
The two, former executives of the Des Moines Register, will buy the Ames Daily Tribune, according to a joint announcement. Michael G. Gartner and Gary G. Gerlach, owners of Midwest Newspapers Inc., said their purchase of the Tribune should be completed by year-end. The sale price was not announced. Gartner is a former president of Des Moines Register & Tribune Co. and former editor of the Register. Gerlach had been executive vice president of the company and the paper's publisher.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1988 | From Associated Press
NBC has canceled its critically praised but low-rated "Main Street," an afternoon news program for children. "I made the decision last Wednesday that there was just no way that show could live," NBC News President Michael G. Gartner said Monday. For Gartner, a newspaper editor and executive who took over as head of the news division in July, it was a quick introduction to the realities of television programming. "Sure it's hard," he said.
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