April 12, 2008 |
Recently sworn-in U.S. citizen Craig Ferguson is being embraced by his new countrymen: The late-night comic hit a ratings milestone last week with his first victory over NBC's Conan O'Brien. The CBS "Late Late Show" averaged more viewers than O'Brien's "Late Night" (1.88 million to 1.77 million) for the first week during which they each competed with all-original shows since Ferguson started in January 2005. It caps a slow and steady climb for Ferguson and raises a red flag for future "Tonight" show host O'Brien, although NBC says it is still happy with O'Brien's audience.
April 6, 1993 |
Ken O'Brien, the New York Jets starting quarterback for most of the past nine years, was traded Monday to the Green Bay Packers for a fifth-round draft choice. O'Brien's days were numbered when the Jets obtained Boomer Esiason from Cincinnati last month to compete with Browning Nagle for the starting job. O'Brien is second to Joe Namath on the Jets' all-time career passing list with 24,386 yards and started 104 games with New York.
April 21, 2004 |
The Philadelphia 76ers hired Jim O'Brien as their coach Tuesday, handing the former Boston Celtic coach a team that could be on the verge of a major rebuilding project. O'Brien replaces Chris Ford, who was promoted from assistant on an interim basis after Randy Ayers was fired Feb. 10. O'Brien will be introduced today at a news conference. O'Brien, 52, stepped down as coach of the Celtics on Jan. 27 after clashing with Danny Ainge, the team's executive director of basketball operations.
December 16, 2003 |
Conan O'Brien will bring his NBC show to Toronto in February, a move organizers there hope will boost a tourism industry ravaged earlier this year by the SARS outbreak. The comedian confirmed Monday that his "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" will shoot Feb. 10-13 in Toronto. The idea was partly initiated by Lorne Michaels, the Canadian-born producer of "Saturday Night Live." The comedian said it would be "premature and foolish" to say who would appear on the show, but he thought "Ben Affleck, J.
December 20, 1989 |
The New York Jets said that quarterback Ken O'Brien will undergo an operation after the season on his damaged throwing arm. An arthrogram Monday on the right shoulder of the six-year veteran revealed a need for exploratory arthroscopic surgery, the team announced Tuesday. O'Brien, who has played this season with a variety of injuries--a broken toe, bruised ribs, two concussions, a sore left elbow--had his chronic rotator cuff tendinitis aggravated when he jammed his shoulder Dec. 3 at San Diego.
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June 14, 1989
Veteran Los Angeles City Department of Building and Safety official Warren V. O'Brien was appointed general manager Tuesday by Mayor Tom Bradley. He succeeds Frank Kroeger, who retired in May. O'Brien has been with the city department for 28 years, beginning as a civil engineering assistant and working his way up to executive officer, or assistant general manager. He has served as chief of special projects division, chief of the management assistance division and chief of the building bureau.
February 15, 2006 |
Conan O'Brien, who endorsed the reelection of Tarja Halonen with mock ad campaigns, met the Finnish president Tuesday at the presidential palace in downtown Helsinki. The "Late Night" host handed the Nordic country's first female president a Valentine's Day present, a box of chocolates, as they posed for photographers before the closed-door meeting that lasted 15 minutes.
June 24, 1993
Martha O'Brien Ingram, 75, San Marino community leader on the boards of the Los Angeles Orphanage Guild and St. Luke's Hospital of Arcadia. Mrs. Ingram lived in her hometown of Louisville, Ky., for many years and served as president of the Junior League of Louisville. She later served on the national board of Junior League. She and her husband, businessman William Ingram, moved to Southern California in 1971. On Tuesday in San Marino.
September 5, 1992 |
World decathlon champion Dan O'Brien was on a record pace Friday after the first day of a meet at Talence, France, just as he was in the U.S. Olympic trials at New Orleans before failing to clear a height in the pole vault, costing himself a place on the team. O'Brien, 26, had 4,720 points after five events. Olympic champion Robert Zmelik of Czechoslovakia was second with 4,277.
June 24, 2009 |
Conan O'Brien, the newly installed proprietor of "The Tonight Show" that Johnny Carson reigned over for nearly 30 years, paid tribute to the former host's sidekick during the opening of Tuesday's broadcast. "As you've probably all heard, Ed McMahon passed away last night, and this is obviously a very sad day," O'Brien said to the studio audience. "It is impossible, I think, for anyone to imagine 'The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson' without Ed McMahon. Ed's laugh was really the soundtrack to that show.