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December 22, 1988 | BETTY CUNIBERTI, Times Staff Writer
In his short life, former ABC television anchorman Max Robinson admitted having many problems: alcohol abuse, racial struggles, career disaster and three failed marriages. But he never publicly acknowledged having the disease that would end his life. Yet in his death at 49, Robinson had his family reveal that he had AIDS so that others in the black community would be alerted to the dangers of the disease and the need for treatment and education.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | Robin Abcarian
It may be a measure of how beloved a comedian Will Ferrell has become, or it may be a sign of the apocalypse, but when a North Dakota TV station gave over an entire evening news broadcast to a movie promotion stunt, no one seemed the least bit offended. On Saturday, Ferrell, in character as San Diego news anchor Ron Burgundy, complete with fake moustache and maroon suit, was allowed to co-anchor the 5 p.m. news with anchor Amber Schatz on the Bismarck station KXMB-TV.
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BUSINESS
May 11, 1999 | DEBORA VRANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sue Herera and Maria Bartiromo are two of the best-known faces in financial journalism, a world once dominated by white men in suits. Both women, in recent interviews, expressed their thoughts on the stock market, the booming demand for business news and their ever-busier lives. Sue Herera, 41, grew up in Brentwood. Her father was a shoe wholesaler and her mother a homemaker.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2012 | By Lee Margulies, Los Angeles Times
KNBC-TV Channel 4 captured seven trophies at the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, including all three handed out for regularly scheduled daily newscasts. KABC-TV Channel 7 and KTLA-TV Channel 5 also picked up seven awards each in the ceremonies Saturday night at the headquarters of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. Fox Sports West collected four. KNBC's honors included best daily morning newscast for "Today in L.A. at 6 a.m.," best daily daytime newscast for "NBC4 News at 6 p.m. " and best daily evening newscast for "NBC4 News at 11 p.m. " It also won best news special for "NBC4 News at 11: The Death of Osama Bin Laden" and best live coverage of an unscheduled news event for "Seal Beach Massacre.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1995
Re "Nostalgia Is Big News at Channel 2" (Feb. 1): I hope I live long enough to see two seventysomething female newscasters on TV in Los Angeles--or anywhere else in this world! SANDY JACOBSON Marina del Rey
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1988 | DOUGLAS EDWARDS
After nearly half a century in broadcasting, including 40 years in network television, newsman Douglas Edwards will bid adieu Friday. His final TV appearances will be on CBS' "Newsbreaks" at 10:56 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. on Channels 2 and 8. His last radio broadcast will air over KNX-AM (1070) at 6 p.m. In the summer of 1925, when I was 8 years old and living in Ada, Okla., I did the customary Saturday afternoon thing for someone my age: I attended the movies.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2006 | Matea Gold
ABC's "World News Tonight" saw a boost in its ratings in the days after anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt were seriously injured in a roadside bombing in Iraq. The newscast drew an average viewership of more than 9.3 million people between Jan. 30 and Feb. 3, just 300,000 fewer than top-ranked "NBC Nightly News" and a boost of 7% over its season average. Until last week, the gap between the shows this season was averaging more than 1 million. NBC drew more than 9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A veteran KNX-AM news reporter and anchorman was arrested in the middle of his nightly newscast on suspicion of molesting a 13-year-old girl, Simi Valley police said Thursday. Simi Valley police detectives arrived at the Hollywood radio station about 8 p.m. Wednesday to arrest reporter Bruce Bernhart, but at the request of station officials, waited until another KNX reporter was found to fill in for the remainder of the newscaster's on-air shift, said Simi Valley Police Lt. Bob Klamser.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"WIOU's" vision of local TV news is preposterous, a caricature, a distortion. At least, that's what many people who work in television news in Los Angeles are saying about CBS' new drama about the inner workings of a TV newsroom. "A lot of people were saying it would do for TV news what 'L.A. Law' and 'St. Elsewhere' did for the legal and medical professions," said Ernest Arboles, producer of KCBS Channel 2's 6 p.m. newscast. "But I think it fell far short of that.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Despite the loss of a prospective anchorman, Anaheim-based TV station KDOC (Channel 56) will proceed with plans to launch "Newswatch," its first locally produced, 30-minute nightly newscast, by the end of the month. Scheduled to air at 8:30 weeknights beginning Feb. 27, the broadcast will be co-anchored by the station's news director, Michelle Merker, and a male co-anchor yet to be hired.
BUSINESS
July 10, 2012 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Hey, Kardashians! Make room for the Jonas Brothers and Tim Tebow.E! Entertainment is getting a makeover. Since it launched more than two decades ago, the sassy, celebrity-obsessed cable channel has basked in the glow of Hollywood glitz. For the last five years it has specialized in the high-profile exploits of Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and their mom, Kris. Now the channel that once featured a reality show about tabloid train wreck Anna Nicole Smith is widening its lens and trying to leave its trashy elements behind.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2011 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Amro Hassan, Los Angeles Times
Bassem Youssef is barefoot, pacing around the dining room of his apartment in the tony Maadi neighborhood where he has assembled a crack team of twentysomething bloggers and activists. They are hunched over their laptops in Conan O'Brien and "Family Guy" T-shirts, plotting Egypt's comedy revolution. To Youssef, 37, the actual revolution was hilarious. Much of the January uprising that unseated Egypt's longtime president was fueled by online media: social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter , but also clips posted on YouTube — images of Tahrir Square, of protesters and security forces and former President Hosni Mubarak addressing the nation on state television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2011 | By Steve Harvey, Special to the Los Angeles Times
An apt title for the typical TV newscast of the 1950s might have been: "Inaction News!" There simply wasn't much of it on the tube back in those pre-Lindsay Lohan days. In Southern California, for instance, the nightly fare on KNXT-TV (Channel 2) in 1959 consisted of a network newscast from 7:15 to 7:30, and two local newscasts from 7 to 7:15 and 11 to 11:15. Yup, 30 minutes of local news nightly, two-thirds of which was devoted to sports and weather. TV anchors would sometimes introduce stories by holding up the morning's newspaper headlines.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2011 | James Rainey
Katie Couric has poise, good looks, smarts and the kind of warmth on camera that a lot of other news people would love to duplicate. She also had the distinction of serving as anchor of the "CBS Evening News" as it became stubbornly locked into its position as least favored of the three nightly network newscasts. As Couric prepares to sign off Thursday night for the final time, one can't help but wonder what went wrong. Nothing more, it appears, than misplaced priorities, unrealistic expectations and an underestimation of how dangerous it can be to remake a venerable franchise.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2011 | By Melissa Maerz, Los Angeles Times
After luring Katie Couric away from NBC's "Today" show in an attempt to revamp the evening news with star power and broad appeal, CBS News has made a more traditional choice in tapping "60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley to succeed Couric. He will take up the anchor role on "CBS Evening News" starting June 6, the network announced on Tuesday. As an internal hire and a veteran newsmagazine reporter, Pelley is many things that Couric was not. Where Couric brought a conversational, accessible style from her morning show background, he represents the network's return to a more sober, direct approach.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from New York — Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker want to clear up something from the outset: They have no intention of hosting a predictable political debate show. Their new, as-of-yet-untitled roundtable program, which premieres on CNN this fall in the key 8 p.m. ET slot, will tackle a broad range of topics in a forum more akin to a conversation than the now-defunct "Crossfire," Parker said Wednesday. "It's going to be what people talk about at their kitchen table every day," Spitzer added.
NEWS
February 8, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"5, 4, 3 ..." The disembodied voice of the director in the control room filled the tiny studio as the floor manager standing next to the television camera counted down with her fingers. But the young man sitting behind the brightly lit anchor desk for the first time displayed no signs of nervousness as he peered intently at the TelePrompTer waiting for his cue. "2, 1 . .. " "A national crackdown on child labor has little effect on Orange County . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1989 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
All the news that's fit to air? Shame on KABC-TV Channel 7 and KNBC Channel 4--one for reporting non-news, the other for non-reporting. Through the years, Channel 7 has taken a back seat to no Los Angeles TV station when it comes to blatantly using its news programs to promote its entertainment programs, especially in such ratings sweeps months as May. Tradition was again served Sunday when Channel 7 carved out a chunk of its 6 p.m....
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2010 | James Rainey
The state of Arizona has been at the top of the news since last week's approval of a law designed to crack down on illegal immigrants. Social and political developments seem to be breaking nearly on the hour, so there's plenty to report. So where did the crack news leaders at KNBC Channel 4 take us to capture the story one night this week? The Hollywood red carpet launch of a celebrity's new perfume. That's right. Because if the beautiful people don't care about immigration in Arizona, why would we?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2010 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
The streets are dark, the sun has not yet risen and most residents are still sleeping. But the daily war on the local TV front is already blazing. It's a battle being waged from West Los Angeles to Burbank and fought with a steady stream of friendly bulletins about traffic, weather and a preview of the day's coming news. But don't mistake the pleasant tone of the pre-dawn newscasts at KCBS Channel 2, KNBC Channel 4, KTLA Channel 5, KABC Channel 7 and KTTV Fox 11, which belies what is fast becoming one of the most fiercely competitive time periods in regional news across the country.
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