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October 27, 1996 | Michael Harris
CONVERSATIONS WITH MY AGENT by Rob Long (Dutton: $15.95, 192 pp.). Make no mistake: Rob Long intends to do lunch in this town again. This very funny memoir makes us howl at the absurdities of how TV programs are manufactured in Hollywood, but Long burns no bridges and names few names. Like an old Marine reminiscing about boot camp, he's proud of having survived the "development hell" into which he was cast at age 27 after two years as a staff writer and co-executive producer of "Cheers."
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February 28, 2006 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
ROB LONG tells the story of a friend who just returned from his third tour of duty in Iraq, armed with hair-raising tales of death and destruction. But, as Long tells it, nothing he said was scarier than the words, "Hey Rob, now that I'm back, I'm trying to get a job in the entertainment business. Can we have lunch?" Having been a writer and producer of "Cheers" near the end of its long run on network TV, Long knows what it's like to be riding high in the showbiz saddle.
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February 28, 2006 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
ROB LONG tells the story of a friend who just returned from his third tour of duty in Iraq, armed with hair-raising tales of death and destruction. But, as Long tells it, nothing he said was scarier than the words, "Hey Rob, now that I'm back, I'm trying to get a job in the entertainment business. Can we have lunch?" Having been a writer and producer of "Cheers" near the end of its long run on network TV, Long knows what it's like to be riding high in the showbiz saddle.
BOOKS
October 27, 1996 | Michael Harris
CONVERSATIONS WITH MY AGENT by Rob Long (Dutton: $15.95, 192 pp.). Make no mistake: Rob Long intends to do lunch in this town again. This very funny memoir makes us howl at the absurdities of how TV programs are manufactured in Hollywood, but Long burns no bridges and names few names. Like an old Marine reminiscing about boot camp, he's proud of having survived the "development hell" into which he was cast at age 27 after two years as a staff writer and co-executive producer of "Cheers."
SPORTS
April 23, 1995 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Rob Johnson stared out the window of a Newport Beach office and waited for his future Saturday, the water below turned from bright blue to black. A TV cameraman fell asleep. Cold cuts were nibbled, rearranged, nibbled, rearranged. A photographer fell asleep. Friends sat in a corner for five hours, sighed repeatedly, and left. Cookies were crumbled. ESPN became ESPN2. Hands were wrung, faces were red, voices grew sharp. Garbage cans overflowed.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 1992
"I think it's hard for people who make movies to face the truth, which is that a great book is always better than a great movie. Yes, a good movie is better than a good TV show, but a good novel is better than both." --Rob Long, co-executive producer of "Cheers," in the Journal of the
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1998
It is outrageous that the FBI would be so misused as to spend its time and our money to find if a would-be killer was denied medical treatment ("FBI Probes Death of Bank Robber," May 8). That anyone would care if he had been denied is amazing to me. This guy got up in the morning and with his cohort decided to take guns to the bank and shoot at anyone who got in their way. They gave up their civil rights then and there. To hell with them. The Times should be ashamed of itself for even raising this issue.
SPORTS
July 20, 1996
Twins Mike and Bob Bryan of Camarillo try to repeat as champions in today's boys' 18-and-under final of the United States Tennis Assn. National Clay Court Championships at Louisville, Ky. The top-seeded Bryans beat Emmett Braxton of Miami, Fla., and Lee Adcock III of Winter Park, Fla., 6-1, 6-1, Friday. The Bryans will face Mike Russell of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and Kevin Kim of Fullerton. Bob Bryan reached the singles final by defeating Nick Crowell of Amarillo, Texas, 6-4, 6-0.
OPINION
December 29, 2008
Re "Glug, glug," Opinion, Dec. 22 The waterfront has always been a telling economic indicator. For years, longshoremen have been able to describe the state of the economy because they see what comes into the country and what goes out. Over the years, we have understood that imported cargo created good jobs here in the United States and that exports provided farmers, miners, ranchers and refinery workers with overseas markets for their products....
OPINION
July 16, 2008
Re "So long, spoiled children," Opinion, July 10 As a USC student, I agree that the "spoiled children" moniker has truth. Some students here do party much harder than they study. But I do hope that John McCain and everyone else who describes USC as such also notices my under-$2,000 Pontiac squeezed between cars with higher-priced rims. Maybe he'll learn I'm a kid from rural Montana with a family income hovering around $20,000 and an expected family contribution of less than the cost of a textbook.
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April 23, 1995 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Rob Johnson stared out the window of a Newport Beach office and waited for his future Saturday, the water below turned from bright blue to black. A TV cameraman fell asleep. Cold cuts were nibbled, rearranged, nibbled, rearranged. A photographer fell asleep. Friends sat in a corner for five hours, sighed repeatedly, and left. Cookies were crumbled. ESPN became ESPN2. Hands were wrung, faces were red, voices grew sharp. Garbage cans overflowed.
SPORTS
October 20, 2007
Did Bill Plaschke get rejected from Boston College? How else to explain his swipe at them in his Thursday column when he asks, "Does college football really need third-ranked B.C. to play for a national title?" In his yearning to see traditional college football powerhouses play for the national championship, he belittles B.C.'s schedule by selectively pointing out their three weakest opponents, a tactic that could also be directed at the vast majority of BCS conference teams.
BOOKS
March 23, 1997
The author lineup is growing for the second annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, to be held April 19 and 20 on the UCLA campus. About 60 events are scheduled on a variety of topics such as mysteries, romance, poetry, New Age, biography and environmentalism. There will also be a wide variety of children's programs, including publishers' and booksellers' booths and book signings. All events are free to the public.
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