June 12, 2012 |
The 66th Ojai Music Festival ended in high spirits Sunday. Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin put on clown's noses and played a hilarious - and spectacular - two-piano transcription of Stravinsky's "Circus Polka. " Andsnes, who is Norwegian, was this year's primarily serious and understated music director. But whatever it is in the Ojai atmosphere that causes the mountains to turn pink at sunset may also incite strange neurochemical uninhibitors in the brains of introspective Nordic music directors.
May 24, 2011 |
David Rone, a former agent at Creative Artists Agency and senior executive at Fox Sports and Walt Disney Co., is joining Time Warner Cable as president of sports. The move further signifies Time Warner Cable's desire to become a force in sports programming. This year, Time Warner Cable snagged the television rights to the Los Angeles Lakers away from Fox Sports and is using the team as the foundation to launch a regional sports network in Southern California. But Rone's background and stature in the media industry is too big for one channel.
April 26, 2013 |
Filipinos living in Los Angeles and San Diego can now tune in to a primarily English-language channel called the Lifestyle Network, which launched this month on local Time Warner Cable systems. The new channel is owned by ABS-CBN International, a subsidiary of the largest broadcasting company in the Philippines. Based in Redwood City, Calif., ABS-CBN International has operated in the U.S. for two decades and runs the Filipino Channel. The Lifestyle Network will be a blend of programming from the Philippines, the U.S. and other countries.
January 5, 1990
Margaret Loesch has been named president of Fox Childrens Network, Los Angeles. She previously was president and chief executive of Marvel Productions. The Fox Childrens Network is a cooperative venture of Fox affiliates to supply childrens programming beginning in September.
January 12, 1987 |
Soviet state television, currently trying to expand its programming, started broadcasting news for the deaf Sunday.
November 3, 1986
Dayna Kalins has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president-drama development and current drama programming for the television production division of 20th Century Fox Film Corp. In addition, Michael Klein has been named senior vice president-comedy development and current comedy programming for the division.
January 31, 1993 |
Who says TV can't raise a phoenix from the ashes of a dead show? NBC is trying to do just that Saturday night with a reincarnation of "The Torkelsons" as "Almost Home." Unlike the critically acclaimed "Brooklyn Bridge" on CBS and NBC's "I'll Fly Away," there was no write-in campaign to bring back "The Torkelsons," which bowed in the '91-92 season to mixed reviews. NBC had moved it from Saturdays to Sundays against "60 Minutes," with numerous preemptions, and it sunk in the ratings.
October 31, 1998
I was suspicious of the Fox Family Channel's announcement that it will be launching two companion networks, the Boyz Channel and the Girlz Channel, "slated to carry gender-specific programming for 2- to 14-year-olds" (Morning Report, Oct. 28). What, pray tell, is "gender-specific programming"? We'll wait and see, but I'm concerned that this approach only serves to reinforce to young people sex-role stereotypes that breed sexism and homophobia in adulthood. What exactly is "boys' programming"?
September 2, 1993 |
ABC, responding to concerns from stations across the country that the network's new Saturday morning cartoon "Tales From the Cryptkeeper" might be too scary for young children, has decided to replace the rotting, cackling corpse puppet who was going to introduce the show with a milder, animated version in striped pajamas and fuzzy bunny slippers.