April 15, 2014 |
After the coffee. Before hopping a plane back to L.A. The Skinny: I'm on the East Coast right now so the blood moon happened past my bedtime. The pictures looked cool though. I survived my Seder. Now I just need to burn off the meal and hope the rain doesn't mess with my flight. Today's headlines include a look at Turner Broadcasting as it begins an executive overhaul. Also, looks like David Fincher won't direct a Steve Jobs biopic for Sony Pictures. Finally, will CBS' carrying prime-time football keep commercial rates for ESPN and NBC's football coverage from rising?
May 29, 1997 |
Preston Padden has joined ABC Inc. as president of the television network, less than a month after leaving News Corp., where he was the head of American Sky Broadcasting, the company's beleaguered satellite TV venture. Padden fills the post vacated by David Westin, who recently was named president of ABC News when Roone Arledge was promoted to chairman. Padden said he will take a more active role than Westin did in ABC's Washington lobbying efforts. Padden, a seven-year veteran of News Corp.
January 28, 2014 |
This story has been corrected. See below for details. Two Los Angeles television stations want to test whether it is indeed better to share. Non-commercial KLCS-TV and commercial station KJLA-TV have asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to take part in an experiment to determine if the two stations can share the same airwaves without reducing the quality of their signals for viewers. The channel-sharing test, if successful, could encourage other broadcasters to do the same.
January 5, 1989 |
Independent television stations are growing stronger every day. The problem is that the right people don't know it yet. That was the message Wednesday from Preston Padden, president of the Assn. of Independent Television Stations (INTV), which kicked off its annual convention at the Century Plaza. The meeting continues through Saturday.
December 8, 1994 |
FCC Asks for Further Data on Fox: Federal regulators escalated their investigation into the ownership of Fox Inc., saying they would seek further information from the network. The Federal Communications Commission's Mass Media Bureau said it has reached no conclusion, according to a copy of the interim order.
August 1, 1998 |
Patricia Fili-Krushel, head of ABC Daytime, has been named president of ABC Television Network, making her the first woman to head a Big Three network, ABC said. Fili-Krushel will replace Preston Padden, who was named last week as executive vice president of government relations for ABC and its parent, Walt Disney Co., and will be the chief lobbyist for the companies in Washington.