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June 18, 2008 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Oprah Winfrey's new venture, a cable channel scheduled to launch next year, on Tuesday announced its first major hire: veteran television executive Robin Schwartz. Schwartz has been named president of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, and will oversee programming, development, marketing and research. She will be tasked with carrying out Winfrey's vision for the channel and report to a yet-to-be-named chief executive. Winfrey will be chairman and chief creative officer.
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April 21, 2009 | Meg James
One of the first executives hired at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is not going to live her best life with Winfrey after all. The network announced that Robin Schwartz, president of OWN, resigned Monday. Schwartz joined OWN in July as programming chief after wowing the media maven/taste-maker during her job interview. Schwartz, the former president of Regency Television, helped open the channel's offices in Los Angeles and set up its program development process.
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BUSINESS
April 21, 2009 | Meg James
One of the first executives hired at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is not going to live her best life with Winfrey after all. The network announced that Robin Schwartz, president of OWN, resigned Monday. Schwartz joined OWN in July as programming chief after wowing the media maven/taste-maker during her job interview. Schwartz, the former president of Regency Television, helped open the channel's offices in Los Angeles and set up its program development process.
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June 18, 2008 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Oprah Winfrey's new venture, a cable channel scheduled to launch next year, on Tuesday announced its first major hire: veteran television executive Robin Schwartz. Schwartz has been named president of OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, and will oversee programming, development, marketing and research. She will be tasked with carrying out Winfrey's vision for the channel and report to a yet-to-be-named chief executive. Winfrey will be chairman and chief creative officer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 1988 | KRISTINE McKENNA
One of the great things about dogs--or more specifically, dog walking--is the way they afford a person who's basically just nosing around or getting the lay of the land a visible excuse for loitering on a public street with nothing to do. This observation was brought home by "The Dog Show," an exhibition of photographs of dogs dating from 1865 through the present by 32 prominent photographers.
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April 25, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
More than 100 workers were quarantined for more than eight hours Thursday after a package containing a leaking, foul-smelling petri dish was discovered in the mail room of the international headquarters of B'nai B'rith. After laboratory tests allayed initial fears that the suspicious substance might be a deadly toxin, the workers, along with several children, were told they could go home.
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May 7, 2011 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications Inc. four months ago sought to lower expectations for the launch of their high-profile joint venture — OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network — stressing it would take time for the new cable channel to find an audience. But the fledgling channel's tepid start failed to match even their most modest assumptions. On Friday, the channel's chief executive, Christina Norman, was ousted, and Discovery's No. 2 executive, Peter Liguori, took over the Los Angeles-based channel on an interim basis.
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November 29, 2009 | By Ellen Olivier
Standing beside the faux cruise ship at the Crossroads of the World, Hollywood's landmark office complex with a 55-foot tower and globe that has been spinning since 1936, Diane Keaton spoke of her love for L.A. "People malign this city, but what we have here architecturally is unlike anything in any other city," said Keaton, who hosted the Nov. 19 launch of "Los Angeles: Portrait of a City," along with the book's publisher, Benedikt Taschen, Vanity...
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August 27, 2009 | Meg James
The Oprah Winfrey Network seems to have everything needed to succeed: some of the best creative minds in the business, strong financial backing, a loyal audience and enthusiastic advertisers eager to buy commercial time. But more than 20 months after the announcement that Winfrey was teaming with Discovery Communications Inc. to create a cable channel that celebrates her ethos, "Living your best life," not much has happened -- except for a revolving door of executives. Three top programmers abruptly left the Los Angeles-based network in recent months, and development spending has been cut. OWN was supposed to have launched by now, but its debut has been pushed back to mid-2010.
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August 26, 1997 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When youngsters curl up with Saturday morning cartoons and other children's shows on broadcast television this fall, they're going to be greeted with "kidvid" that has been vitamin-enriched. Beginning Monday, broadcast stations must provide at least three hours a week of educational programming for children. The shows must be "specifically designed to meet the educational needs of children under the age of 16," according to requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission.
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