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ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
This summer, actor David Suchet will complete a task 25 years in the making when the final adaptations of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot mysteries are aired. However, if fans want to see Poirot's final three adventures, they'll need a good broadband Internet connection. The English actor Suchet has been playing Christie's Belgian detective creation in a series of adaptations of all 70 of her Poirot stories since 1989. This summer, the 13th series of adaptations, made up of five TV movies, will debut in America, but not all episodes will air on PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery," which has been the show's stateside home for most of its run. The first two films, "The Big Four" and "Dead Man's Folly," will air on PBS on July 27 and Aug.  3, respectively.
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SPORTS
January 6, 2012 | By Mark Wogenrich
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has agreed to become Penn State's coach, according to multiple reports Thursday. ESPN, CBS Sports and the Boston Herald, citing people who spoke on the condition of anonymity, reported that O'Brien, in his fifth season with the Patriots, will become the 15th head football coach in Nittany Lions history. The ESPN report said an announcement could come Saturday. Asked about the reports, a Penn State spokesperson said, "We will comment when we name the new coach.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The title — "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" — is as much a diagnosis as an ironic understatement in this hyperbolic fugue-documentary that follows the fast and furious comic blur as he burns through some very dark times. Rodman Flender may be the director, but O'Brien is setting the agenda and the breakneck pace. The film unfolds during the legally imposed TV blackout designed to keep O'Brien mostly gagged for about six months in 2010 after his brief gig as host of "The Tonight Show" publicly imploded.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2010 | By Meg James
Negotiations over Conan O'Brien's departure from NBC stalled Tuesday over the "Tonight Show" host's demands that NBC compensate staff members who will lose their jobs when the show goes off the air. The issue was one of several slowing the negotiations, which were expected to have been finalized earlier in the week. "The Tonight Show" employs about 190 people, including 60 to 70 who followed O'Brien to Los Angeles from New York last year when he switched jobs. NBC paid to relocate 40 to 50 of those staffers, said a person close to show.
SPORTS
January 30, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Jim O'Brien's future as the Indiana Pacers' coach was in question heading into a four-game trip, and team President Larry Bird didn't get the answers he wanted. Bird fired O'Brien on Sunday after the team squandered a promising start to the season by losing seven of its last eight games. Bird had discussed the team's options with owner Herb Simon , saying he wanted to see how the team performed on a Western swing against the Clippers, Golden State, Portland and Denver.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien turns teacher in Monday's installment of "Dream School," the Sundance Channel's series about a class of high school dropouts inspired by a celebrity faculty. It's part of her new matrix of journalistic gigs under her Starfish Media Group production company. Let's start with "Dream School. " Why did you participate in the show, and what did you hope to accomplish? I love the idea of being able to make [school] seem relevant to a bunch of 16-year-olds who have lost faith in the education system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1991
Eugene L. O'Brien, a musician, arranger and music teacher who began his career during the big-band era, has died at a Panorama City hospital. He was 76. A longtime Burbank resident, O'Brien died Wednesday of heart failure, said his daughter, Judy O'Brien of Santa Maria. Born in Burr Oak, Kan., O'Brien toured the country singing and playing the bass in various orchestras and bands, including the Jimmy Joy Orchestra, the Meadowlarks and The Orin Tucker Band.
NEWS
September 5, 1985
George O'Brien, an athlete turned actor who appeared in 75 films over 40 years, has died in an Oklahoma convalescent home, it was learned today. O'Brien, who was the son of a San Francisco police chief and was the Navy's Pacific Fleet heavyweight boxing champion in World War I, was 86 when he died at Broken Arrow, near Tulsa.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The assignment for hosting the awards show honoring television's best work is going to NBC's Conan O'Brien. The 43-year-old comedian will host the "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" on Aug. 27. The show will air from the Shrine Auditorium on NBC. O'Brien hosted the Emmys in 2002 and did "a tremendous job," Dick Askin, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said Friday. "We're thrilled that he's returning."
SPORTS
February 15, 1991
Santa Clara High stayed in-house to fill its football coaching vacancy, naming assistant Tom O'Brien as the replacement for Larry Lawrence, who retired last month, Athletic Director Lou Cvijanovich said Thursday. O'Brien, 35, has coached football at the Oxnard school for nine years, shuttling between the head coaching position on the junior varsity and serving as an assistant for the varsity, where he coached last season.
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