CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2001 |
Robert Weiskopf, a comedy writer who penned award-winning scripts for "I Love Lucy," "Maude" and "All in the Family," has died. He was 86. Weiskopf died Tuesday in Los Angeles, said his longtime writing partner, Robert A. Schiller. Active until a decade ago, Weiskopf and Schiller, often called "the Bobs," earned Emmys for "The Flip Wilson Show" in 1971 and an episode of "All in the Family" titled "Cousin Liz" in 1978.
June 29, 1990 |
In an attempt to compete in the crowded late-night TV landscape, CBS on Thursday announced a late-night lineup that will combine a new comedy from Norman Lear with five new action adventure series that will air over five different nights of the week. CBS executives said the new schedule will provide effective counter-programming to the talk show format that dominates late-night TV.
May 31, 1991 |
It's Sunday. Ben Benedict, a 56-year-old widower, has brought his 30-year-old fiancee, TT, home to meet his three grown children, sister and granddaughter. Only they don't know she's his fiancee. And he doesn't know that she's such a devout Christian that she regularly prays in private, addressing God as "Her" or "Him" or, on this day, "Chief." "Chief, you gotta minute?" she begins, praying that Ben's family will like her.
June 27, 2004 |
Two album of the year candidates highlight this edition of Calendar's guide to keeping up with the best in pop music on an album budget of $50 per month. -- Robert Hilburn * May PJ Harvey's "Uh Huh Her" (Island) If this were the splendid English singer-songwriter's debut, she would probably be accused of jumping on the White Stripes' lo-fi, blues-rock bandwagon, but Harvey was making records with those stark, intense emotional shades long before Jack and Meg White.