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September 21, 1987 | From Associated Press
The Emmy Awards show Sunday night set two records: Its four-hour length was the longest in Emmy history, just 20 seconds shy of qualifying as a miniseries, and its audience rating was the lowest ever. The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards show, which turned into an unstoppable "talkathon" as presenters and winners gabbed like there was no tomorrow, was the first in more than three decades that was not telecast on ABC, CBS or NBC. It was carried by the Fox Broadcasting Co.
April 21, 1986 | United Press International
The Texas Film Commission has announced that a survey of Hollywood movie producers has ranked it second only to Los Angeles as the most effective of all of the nation's 120 state and city film commissions. "This is a testament not only to our hard-working staff, but also to the 15 years of dedication of the many people involved in building this program," said Joel Smith, Texas commission director.
November 12, 1987 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Two Los Angeles businessmen who last week bought KWIZ, Orange County's oldest radio station, say they will meet with station managers and employees during the next three months in an effort to combat declining ratings. Lenard Liberman purchased the 61-year-old, 5,000-watt station in Santa Ana with his father, Jose Liberman, for $6.25 million. They will take over operations in February, pending Federal Communications Commission approval of the sale.
November 18, 1990
The protests against the much-needed NC-17 rating are naive. Luckily, for some time film distributors had been able to easily overcome the "no X-rated-film-advertising/censorship" problem: Simply release a film with no rating at all. Hence there is absolutely no difference between the NC-17 rated "Henry & June" and numerous unrated films over the years. JIM and PATTY DEE San Luis Obispo
March 31, 1989
The Academy Awards telecast on ABC Wednesday night scored its biggest ratings in five years, figures from A. C. Nielsen Co. showed Thursday. The three-hour-plus broadcast had an average audience of 26.9 million homes in the United States--half of all those that were watching TV during that period. By contrast, about 9.6 million homes were tuned to the movie "Stroker Ace" on CBS between 9 and 11 p.m., about 7 million watched "Nightingales" on NBC from 10 to 11 p.m. The program's raw rating of 29.
September 12, 2004 | Martin Booe, Martin Booe last wrote for the magazine about out-of-control kids.
It was at the impressionable age of 19 that I saw the Blake Edwards movie "10." The title, of course, referred to beautiful Bo Derek's sex-appeal rating on an ascending scale presumably beginning with the No. 1. Who would argue whether Derek was a 10? Not me, then or now, but that's beside the point. The film introduced the idea of hormonal calculus to an entire generation, and we are still living with it. Rating the opposite sex on a numerical scale seems to me an innately male inclination.
October 28, 1990
A wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf. An X-rated movie with an NC-17 rating is still an X-rated movie. I respectfully ask you to not advertise NC-17 movies. Otherwise, our family will be forced to get our news elsewhere. LINDA MURRAY, Sun Valley
September 28, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps: 1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages. 2. Put those on a card and laminate it. 3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder. If there are blitzes that work against the Denver Broncos quarterback, they haven't surfaced this season, even with All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady out for the season. No NFL quarterback has been more effective against the blitz, with Manning completing 63.6% of his passes in those situations (14 of 22)
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