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February 18, 1985 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Phyllis George beamed at the camera on "The CBS Morning News." Then--a thoughtful expression on her face, a clipboard on her lap--she began to interview industrialist Armand Hammer about the health of Soviet President Konstantin Chernenko. Never mind that she butchered Chernenko's name. Never mind that it appeared that her questions had been written for her. Never mind that she's more comfortable talking about the Dallas Cowboys than about a nation--such barbarism!
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March 6, 1999
I suspect that Lisa Guerrero's beauty might be getting in the way of Larry Stewart's ability to do an impartial review [Feb. 26]. Though I did not see Guerrero's postgame report of the UCLA-Syracuse game, I did see plenty of her mindless, postgame, puff-piece interviews at the end of each CBS NFL game on "Sports Central." Lisa Guerrero is beautiful and seductive. But as a television journalist, she resembles a young Phyllis George--plenty of looks, not much substance. STUART O'MELVENY, Monrovia
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January 17, 1985 | United Press International
Nobel laureate Linus Pauling, in a hurried pre-dawn TV interview, was cut short today by new $750,000-a-year CBS anchorwoman Phyllis George while he tried to reassure "alarmed" cancer victims that his Vitamin C treatment really works. George, who joined "The CBS Morning News" as a regular anchor this week, bowed to network scheduling pressures, told Pauling she had already taken her Vitamin C to ward off a cold, then broke off the interview after just under three minutes.
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October 12, 1998 | MARY VOBORIL, NEWSDAY
There she is, Miss America 1971, striding into her sumptuous Fifth Avenue apartment and announcing, with a frown, that something smells, yuck, like fish. It does? Her living room, overlooking Central Park, is abloom with fragrant flowers. A perfumed candle flickers in the air-conditioned air. None of the five people awaiting the arrival of Phyllis George had complained of fishy odors, so perhaps this is some olfactory version of "The Princess and the Pea."
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September 4, 1985 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
CBS News' decision to hire Phyllis George last January as co-anchor of the troubled "CBS Morning News" "wasn't a mistake," but it just didn't work out as well as had been hoped, a top executive who participated in the decision said Tuesday. Van Gordon Sauter, a CBS Broadcast Group executive vice president to whom the network's news division reports, spoke in a phone interview from New York. George, citing personal and professional reasons, resigned from the two-hour daily program on Friday.
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August 28, 1994 | JENNIFER GLIMPSE, Jennifer Glimpse is a Los Angeles-based free-lance writer
She's older. She's wiser. And this time around she could care less if the critics vote her Miss Congeniality. Phyllis George is back. The onetime Miss America, onetime sportscaster, onetime morning news show host has returned to television after nine years. Although her first round with broadcasting was often plagued by controversy and criticism, this time she feels she's found her niche.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1998 | MARY VOBORIL, NEWSDAY
There she is, Miss America 1971, striding into her sumptuous Fifth Avenue apartment and announcing, with a frown, that something smells, yuck, like fish. It does? Her living room, overlooking Central Park, is abloom with fragrant flowers. A perfumed candle flickers in the air-conditioned air. None of the five people awaiting the arrival of Phyllis George had complained of fishy odors, so perhaps this is some olfactory version of "The Princess and the Pea."
SPORTS
September 22, 1990
First CBS gave us Phyllis George. Then there was Jayne Kennedy and now Lesley Visser. Is ESPN the only network that can continually find credible female sports reporters? When Visser signed off the first NFL pregame show with "It's hammer time!" she wasn't kidding. She left my head pounding. MARK BERNSTEIN Los Angeles
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May 16, 1985 | TOM SHALES
Collectors of idiotic remarks made by Phyllis George on "The CBS Morning News" hit a bonanza Wednesday morning when George asked Gary Dotson, freed after six years on a rape charge, and Cathleen Webb, the victim who now says the rape never occurred, to hug each other. The request, at the end of a bubbly George interview, lit up CBS switchboards in New York and Washington with calls from offended viewers.
NEWS
February 2, 1986
Just when I thought it was going to be a good day, I read about a sore subject, Phyllis George ("She's Getting More Pay Even Without the Play," On the Circuit by Marylouise Oates, Jan. 8). I see red when I think of all the CBS staffers who were fired, and she gets all that money for "staying at home." HELEN MEECHAN Arcadia
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August 28, 1994 | JENNIFER GLIMPSE, Jennifer Glimpse is a Los Angeles-based free-lance writer
She's older. She's wiser. And this time around she could care less if the critics vote her Miss Congeniality. Phyllis George is back. The onetime Miss America, onetime sportscaster, onetime morning news show host has returned to television after nine years. Although her first round with broadcasting was often plagued by controversy and criticism, this time she feels she's found her niche.
SPORTS
September 22, 1990
First CBS gave us Phyllis George. Then there was Jayne Kennedy and now Lesley Visser. Is ESPN the only network that can continually find credible female sports reporters? When Visser signed off the first NFL pregame show with "It's hammer time!" she wasn't kidding. She left my head pounding. MARK BERNSTEIN Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Phyllis George--former Miss America and short-lived CBS morning-show anchor--is now hawking chickens. A giant chicken replica perched on her arm, George pitched her new upscale chicken company, Chicken by George, Tuesday night to a tent full of supermarket owners at her Lexington, Ky., home. "Here she is / She's in the chicken biz," went the parody on the Miss America theme song. "You won't like it," George told the group. "By George, you'll love it." By her side was husband John Y.
NEWS
February 2, 1986
Just when I thought it was going to be a good day, I read about a sore subject, Phyllis George ("She's Getting More Pay Even Without the Play," On the Circuit by Marylouise Oates, Jan. 8). I see red when I think of all the CBS staffers who were fired, and she gets all that money for "staying at home." HELEN MEECHAN Arcadia
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1985 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
CBS News' decision to hire Phyllis George last January as co-anchor of the troubled "CBS Morning News" "wasn't a mistake," but it just didn't work out as well as had been hoped, a top executive who participated in the decision said Tuesday. Van Gordon Sauter, a CBS Broadcast Group executive vice president to whom the network's news division reports, spoke in a phone interview from New York. George, citing personal and professional reasons, resigned from the two-hour daily program on Friday.
NEWS
August 31, 1985 | United Press International
Phyllis George has quit the "CBS Morning News" and will be replaced by Maria Shriver as co-anchor of the show, it was announced Friday. Shriver will share the co-anchor slot with Forrest Sawyer, who will replace Bill Kurtis, the network said. George's resignation reportedly was prompted by the decision of her husband, former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown, to run for governor again. Brown reportedly is prepared to announce his candidacy next Tuesday. Earlier story in Calendar.
SPORTS
March 6, 1999
I suspect that Lisa Guerrero's beauty might be getting in the way of Larry Stewart's ability to do an impartial review [Feb. 26]. Though I did not see Guerrero's postgame report of the UCLA-Syracuse game, I did see plenty of her mindless, postgame, puff-piece interviews at the end of each CBS NFL game on "Sports Central." Lisa Guerrero is beautiful and seductive. But as a television journalist, she resembles a young Phyllis George--plenty of looks, not much substance. STUART O'MELVENY, Monrovia
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Phyllis George--former Miss America and short-lived CBS morning-show anchor--is now hawking chickens. A giant chicken replica perched on her arm, George pitched her new upscale chicken company, Chicken by George, Tuesday night to a tent full of supermarket owners at her Lexington, Ky., home. "Here she is / She's in the chicken biz," went the parody on the Miss America theme song. "You won't like it," George told the group. "By George, you'll love it." By her side was husband John Y.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1985 | TOM SHALES
Collectors of idiotic remarks made by Phyllis George on "The CBS Morning News" hit a bonanza Wednesday morning when George asked Gary Dotson, freed after six years on a rape charge, and Cathleen Webb, the victim who now says the rape never occurred, to hug each other. The request, at the end of a bubbly George interview, lit up CBS switchboards in New York and Washington with calls from offended viewers.
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