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April 26, 1992 | RICHARD EDER
Fleeing his globe-trotting job with an international development agency, Bill Bender holes up on a tiny Polynesian island. He lolls about, swims in the lagoon, hangs out with Emo, whom he once made love to and whose baby may be his. And he devises an act of atonement for one piece of the philanthropic corruption that has made up his career. It is a matter of pigs.
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December 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Roger M. King, the CBS and King World Productions Inc. executive who helped bring such stars as Oprah Winfrey, Alex Trebek and "Dr. Phil" McGraw to television, died Saturday, a CBS spokesman said. He was 63. King had a stroke at his Boca Raton, Fla., home Friday and died Saturday at a hospital, CBS spokesman Chris Ender told the Associated Press. At the time of his death, King was chief executive of CBS Television Distribution.
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January 10, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger King, a high-rolling gambler familiar in the casinos of Atlantic City and Las Vegas, was in trouble again. Last Oct. 25, two guests at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas accused the beefy chairman of King World Productions--the immensely profitable company that distributes "Jeopardy," "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show"--of attacking them, unprovoked, in the hotel's health club.
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January 15, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
King World Productions Chairman Roger King, charged with misdemeanor battery after an Oct. 25 attack on two patrons of Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas, pleaded no contest to the charges Tuesday and paid a $1,000 fine. King--who has twice acknowledged being treated for substance abuse--was accused of making an unprovoked attack on the two hotel guests, retailer Robert Rothstein of Woodland Hills and his father-in-law, Moses Levy of Bellevue, Wash.
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December 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Roger M. King, the CBS and King World Productions Inc. executive who helped bring such stars as Oprah Winfrey, Alex Trebek and "Dr. Phil" McGraw to television, died Saturday, a CBS spokesman said. He was 63. King had a stroke at his Boca Raton, Fla., home Friday and died Saturday at a hospital, CBS spokesman Chris Ender told the Associated Press. At the time of his death, King was chief executive of CBS Television Distribution.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1988 | DENNIS McDOUGAL
He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And, when they start not smiling back--that's an earthquake. . . . A salesman has got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory. --"Death of a Salesman," Arthur Miller When they laid down Charlie King, people passed by to pay tribute to a genuine American salesman, a deal-closer of the front rank. "My father used to say, 'Make a deal that both parties walk away from, smiling.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
King Brothers Realize $29.1 Million in Stock Options: Brothers Roger and Michael King, whose company King World Productions syndicates "Wheel of Fortune " and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," have collectively realized $29.1 million from stock options as part of a company stock repurchase program. King World said its board requested that the brothers fully exercise all vested options in order to avoid potential adverse tax consequences to the company if certain legislation is enacted next year.
NEWS
July 7, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys" who sang, smiled and occasionally shot his way into the hearts of multitudes of Little Buckaroos, died Monday. He was 86. Rogers died of congestive heart failure in his Apple Valley home near Victorville, with his wife and co-star Dale Evans and other family members at his side. He had undergone heart surgery in 1977 and 1990 and had been somewhat frail in recent years.
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July 7, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys" who sang, smiled and occasionally shot his way into the hearts of multitudes of Little Buckaroos, died Monday. He was 86. Rogers died of congestive heart failure in his Apple Valley home near Victorville, with his wife and co-star Dale Evans and other family members at his side. He had undergone heart surgery in 1977 and 1990 and had been somewhat frail in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN
Roger Miller, who died in 1992 at age 56, was one of the most talented and honored songwriters of the modern pop-country era. He received 11 Grammys for such hits as "King of the Road" and "Dang Me," as well as a Tony for his songs for the Broadway musical "Big River." But Miller had a remarkably erratic career--with his best work (aside from "Big River") compressed into a three-year period in the 1960s.
BUSINESS
December 21, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
King Brothers Realize $29.1 Million in Stock Options: Brothers Roger and Michael King, whose company King World Productions syndicates "Wheel of Fortune " and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," have collectively realized $29.1 million from stock options as part of a company stock repurchase program. King World said its board requested that the brothers fully exercise all vested options in order to avoid potential adverse tax consequences to the company if certain legislation is enacted next year.
NEWS
October 26, 1992 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger Miller, the singer-songwriter whose sometimes offbeat country songs such as "King of the Road" earned him 11 Grammys in two years and made him a favorite pop and country minstrel, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 56. Miller, whose best-known songs included "Dang Me," "Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd," "Chug-a-Lug" and "England Swings," died at Century City Hospital, said his manager, Stan Moress of Nashville, Tenn.
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April 26, 1992 | RICHARD EDER
Fleeing his globe-trotting job with an international development agency, Bill Bender holes up on a tiny Polynesian island. He lolls about, swims in the lagoon, hangs out with Emo, whom he once made love to and whose baby may be his. And he devises an act of atonement for one piece of the philanthropic corruption that has made up his career. It is a matter of pigs.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
King World Productions Chairman Roger King, charged with misdemeanor battery after an Oct. 25 attack on two patrons of Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas, pleaded no contest to the charges Tuesday and paid a $1,000 fine. King--who has twice acknowledged being treated for substance abuse--was accused of making an unprovoked attack on the two hotel guests, retailer Robert Rothstein of Woodland Hills and his father-in-law, Moses Levy of Bellevue, Wash.
NEWS
October 26, 1992 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger Miller, the singer-songwriter whose sometimes offbeat country songs such as "King of the Road" earned him 11 Grammys in two years and made him a favorite pop and country minstrel, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 56. Miller, whose best-known songs included "Dang Me," "Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd," "Chug-a-Lug" and "England Swings," died at Century City Hospital, said his manager, Stan Moress of Nashville, Tenn.
BUSINESS
January 10, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger King, a high-rolling gambler familiar in the casinos of Atlantic City and Las Vegas, was in trouble again. Last Oct. 25, two guests at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas accused the beefy chairman of King World Productions--the immensely profitable company that distributes "Jeopardy," "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show"--of attacking them, unprovoked, in the hotel's health club.
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