August 22, 2013
Re “Egypt in the rearview mirror,” opinion, Aug. 20 Thank you, Andrew J. Bacevich, for your concise and insightful article on U.S. aid to the Middle East. Such a true statement when Bacevich writes: “Rather than furthering the cause of mutual understanding - funding education programs or cultural exchanges, for example - most of that money has gone to the purchase of advanced weaponry.” One has to ask our leaders, what were you thinking? Carole Jentink Glendale Bacevich speciously posits the false options that the U.S. can either spend money on bad foreign military aid programs abroad or on good economic programs here at home.
June 23, 1989
March Kessler has been named senior vice president-current programs at Lorimar Television, Culver City. She had been vice president-current programs.
March 1, 1985 |
Cost Engineering Research Inc. won a $5.8-million Navy contract for engineering work on sonar programs.
December 24, 1989
The PBS documentary "When We Were Young: Growing Up on the Silver Screen" might have been interesting and informative had it not been for the stupid and ridiculous narration. It was so insulting to the intelligence that I could stand only about 45 minutes of it. Anyone who lived through the era would know all about the material Maureen Stapleton was given to read. Compare that to the Richard Burton programs or the series on Hollywood that James Mason did. These were programs with substance that were filled with fascinating and little-known material.
September 8, 1991
I read with interest the article "Now Tourists Can Get Their Kicks and an Education at the Same Time" by Peter S. Greenberg, Aug. 18. I was amazed that no mention was made of Elderhostel, which has been a leader in education travel programs since 1975 when it was founded. With its programs in all 50 states, all 10 provinces in Canada and over 40 countries overseas, it has programs in over 1,000 different colleges, universities and other educational institutions. It had over 190,000 people participate in its programs last year and the number continues to grow.
May 22, 1987
"Main Street," NBC's series of afternoon specials for young viewers usually shown in midweek during the school year, will be rebroadcast on eight Saturdays during the summer. The hourlong programs will be assembled into a half-hour format for the summer and will include segments from the last two seasons. The first Saturday airing of "Main Street" on June 13 will feature interviews with rock star Bruce Springsteen and Tempestt Bledsoe of "The Cosby Show."
November 15, 2011 |
Weight-loss programs offering support via telephone and the Web work about as well as in-person counseling to help obese people lose weight, a study has found. Two intervention programs were compared with a control group in the two-year study released today in the New England Journal of Medicine , in which 415 obese men and women participated. They were randomly placed in a weight-loss program that offered support remotely, via the Web, telephone and email; in a two-year program that included in-person support in addition to the remote support; or in a control group that encouraged independent weight loss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1987 |
The headquarters of most big American radio and television networks are high above the towered streets of New York. An exception--the biggest network of them all, geographically--stands on a nondescript boulevard in Sun Valley. The building is full of the usual monitor-crammed control rooms, but some of the engineers at the control boards are in camouflage fatigues or other military uniforms. It is the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, which broadcasts around the clock to 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1987 |
Finely groomed and suited, they beckon their audiences to happiness and heaven. Their prescriptions vary from stiff to gentle, demanding to soothing, conversational to vehement. But they share a common pursuit--promoting faith and followings. They are the shepherds of the "electronic church," and it is booming in America.
November 20, 1997 |
Hale Sparks, former head of broadcasting for the University of California and host of two network radio educational programs, has died. He was 89. Sparks, who retired in 1971, died Nov. 13 in San Antonio of a heart attack, said retired UCLA public information director Chandler Harris. Sparks' two programs, "The University Explorer" and "Science Editor," were heard locally over KNX-AM (1070) and nationally on the CBS radio network.