July 19, 1996 |
Fox News executives on Thursday announced an Oct. 7 start-up date for their cable channel that will compete with CNN and the newly launched MSNBC in the 24-hours-a-day news arena. What it will consist of was left a mystery, however. Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News, told reporters at the Television Critics Assn. gathering in Pasadena that anchors, reporters and programming was still being determined for the Fox News Channel, which initially will be available in more than 10 million homes.
March 2, 1990 |
Four-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley and Richard Marx head the lineup at the Farm Aid IV concert in the Hoosier Dome on April 7. Tickets go on sale for $30 each Saturday at all Ticketmaster outlets. Singers Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are organizing the fourth concert to benefit the nation's farmers. Dick Clark, Michelle Greene and Sarah Purcell will host the marathon show that tentatively features 60 acts.
April 15, 1987 |
Armed rebels seized the offices of the Associated Press and four radio stations here to announce the end of a truce proclaimed for Pope John Paul II's visit to Chile. Three men with pistols broke into the AP offices Monday night and scrawled on the walls slogans of the Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front, the guerrilla group that claimed responsibility for an attempt on the life of President Augusto Pinochet last September.
February 19, 2004
Paul Brownfield writes about "all the apologizing" in his article ("And This Is the Thanks We Get?" Feb. 12) and, well, I don't think there was any. There are those who understand that "I'm sorry if I offended anyone ..." is no apology at all. "I'm sorry, period" is. "I'm sorry for what I did" is even better. The apologies of Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake were of the first type, using the "if" disclaimer, which is no apology at all. It really says "I'm sorry you're pathetic/prudish/humorless ..."
April 19, 1997 |
Opponent--Texas Terror. Site--The Pond. Time--7:30. TV--Orange County News Channel. Announcers: Kevin Turner and Mike Lamb. Records--Terror, 1-13 last season; Piranhas, 9-5, lost in first round of the playoffs. Piranha update--There will be a lot of people making their Piranha debuts: Coach Mike Hohensee, quarterback Lee Williamson and 16 other players. Williamson, a 6-4 left-hander, spent three seasons on the Houston Oiler roster and is battling Utah State's Ron Lopez for the starting job.
October 7, 1989 |
A picture of a satellite spiraled across a television screen as anchor David Huang straightened in his seat in a Rosemead studio, preparing to greet Chinese-speaking viewers all over North America with the latest world news. Delivered by satellite to audiences in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, his half-hour broadcast is designed as a cornerstone of N. A. Television Corp., the latest newcomer in Southern California's competitive Chinese-language broadcast industry.