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December 24, 1987
KCET-TV and actor Paul Newman's Scott Newman Foundation will be receiving $1.3 million in federal grants to produce videotapes warning schoolchildren about the dangers of drugs, the U.S. Department of Education announced. KCET, which will receive $900,000, and the Newman foundation, which will receive $436,198, are among eight contractors selected nationwide under a $5-million program to begin work immediately on 30 videotapes to be completed for the 1988 school year.
May 2, 1986
David Stockman has spoken--though his book, Newsweek magazine, a television interview by Barbara Walters and on the Public Broadcasting System for one very enlightening hour. When does the rest of the media, both TV and newspapers, get on board to criticize this Administration of what certainly is a crystal clear cover-up to the citizens of this country and an out-and-out deceit to Congress. This President and his mighty men clearly lied continually about the budget and projected deficits and balanced budgets.
January 8, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The Coast Community College District Board of Trustees has named Melvin R. Rogers as president of KOCE-TV, a Public Broadcasting System affiliate that also broadcasts college courses. Rogers, who worked for 13 years at a similar station in Provo, Utah, was selected as finalist by a committee of students, faculty, staff and administrators. He replaces William Furniss, who retired Dec. 31.
July 16, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
Two Golden West College employees have won local Emmy Awards for their work on a televised introductory biology course. David Anthony, the college's dean of fine and performing arts, and biology professor Bonnie Roohk received the awards for their work on "Cycles of Life: Exploring Biology." The course is offered through Golden West's sister campus at Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, where the show was produced.
October 28, 1994
Even without live baseball to complement it, Ken Burns' nine-part documentary "Baseball" dominated the Public Broadcasting System's September ratings. The Top 10 programs, ranked by average audience percentage: Rank Program Aud. 1 Baseball "A National Heirloom" (Part 4) 5.6 2 Baseball "Home" (Part 9) 5.4 3 Baseball "A Whole New Ballgame" (Part 8) 5.2 4 Baseball "Our Game" (Part 1) 5.1 Tie Baseball "Shadow Ball" (Part 5) 5.1 6 Baseball "Capital of Baseball" (Part 7) 5.
December 12, 1998 | REGINA HONG
St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach is just a mile from Fashion Island and close--dangerously so, as the pastor describes it--to South Coast Plaza. Thus situated in one of the most affluent cities in the nation, the church decided to take a bit of time this holiday season to examine the burden that wealth can create. In a pair of classes that concludes Sunday, the church will examine the disease coined "affluenza."
June 9, 1995 | CONNIE KOENENN
While not advocating a ban on advertising and commerce, the authors of "Marketing Madness" do think it's time for consumers to draw a line. "Like air pollution and acid rain, commercialism has crossed the threshold into the danger zone, and it is time to consider remedial action," they write. Their book, intended as a consumer guide, offers ways to fight back and resource groups. Some examples: * If an ad campaign offends you, contact the manufacturer and boycott the product.
May 11, 1986 | Times Staff writers Kim Murphy, Mark I. Pinsky and Bill Billiter compiled the Week in Review stories.
The fate of Orange County's only Public Broadcasting System television station, KOCE, was finally resolved: It will become a "television academy" for student courses. The station has been on the financial brink for years, as its operator, the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees, repeatedly threatened to eliminate its funding in the face of competing costs of operating its three colleges.
June 30, 1990
I find it revelatory to observe that the very week the rap lyrics censorship and NEA funding controversies rage across the country, TV viewers had the opportunity to watch a heavily promoted series of four programs created by an acknowledged anti-Semite that included the following plot elements: 1. A physically deformed man physically and mentally abuses his likewise deformed brother over a piece of jewelry. 2. Another man murders his brother in a passionate argument over the same piece of jewelry.
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