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September 25, 1990 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
The anchor team of Warren Olney and Wendy Rutledge at KCOP Channel 13 is being replaced, Jeff Wald, head of the station's news operation, said Monday. Wald said the new co-anchors for KCOP will be Ross Becker, a former longtime newsman at KCBS Channel 2, and Kim Devore, currently a reporter for the syndicated Fox TV series "Personalities." Rutledge declined an offer to remain at the station as a reporter and will leave by year's end, Wald said.
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January 11, 1996 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
O.J. speaks. The interview that was too hot for NBC, CNN and other networks and newspapers in the country is coming to your video store Friday, and you'll only have to pay $29.95 to get it. But just a day before it hits store shelves, there are more questions surrounding "O.J. Simpson: The Interview" than the answers that are supposed to come from Simpson, who was acquitted in October of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman.
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January 11, 1996 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
O.J. speaks. The interview that was too hot for NBC, CNN and other networks and newspapers in the country is coming to your video store Friday, and you'll only have to pay $29.95 to get it. But just a day before it hits store shelves, there are more questions surrounding "O.J. Simpson: The Interview" than the answers that are supposed to come from Simpson, who was acquitted in October of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman.
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August 3, 1995 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 10 years he was a hotshot, muckraking in the time-honored Edward R. Murrow tradition for the CBS TV station in the country's second-largest market. He won Emmys, went undercover to expose local white supremacy groups, anchored the news on weekends.
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August 3, 1995 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 10 years he was a hotshot, muckraking in the time-honored Edward R. Murrow tradition for the CBS TV station in the country's second-largest market. He won Emmys, went undercover to expose local white supremacy groups, anchored the news on weekends.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1986
Tritia Toyota and Ross Becker will team to anchor KCBS-TV's new 7-7:30 p.m. daily news broadcast, which will begin a trial run on Monday. Toyota also will continue as a 6 p.m. news anchor with Dan Miller. Bill Stout, Jim Hill, Kevin O'Connell, Steve Kmetko, Tony Hernandez and Craig Wirth also will be contributing to the new 7 p.m. Channel 2 newscast.
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June 20, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
KCBS-TV's top anchor team of Jim Lampley and Bree Walker will go to work a day earlier starting next month. In yet another attempt to boost Channel 2's anemic third-place news ratings, the station on July 9 will move Lampley and Walker to a Sunday through Thursday schedule, instead of the customary Monday-Friday work shift. The idea is to take advantage of CBS' strong Sunday prime-time lineup of "60 Minutes" and "Murder, She Wrote." During the May ratings sweeps, Channel 2's Sunday 6 p.m. newscast with weekend anchors Penny Griego and Ross Becker picked up the station's highest ratings among all of its news broadcasts.
NEWS
August 1, 1993
KCOP's "13 Real News" should change its name to "13 Insensitive News" for its July 12 reporting of the devastating earthquake in Japan, which left many dead and injured. Ross Becker ended the report, which lasted about two minutes, by casually mentioning that surfers should not be expecting the resulting tsunami caused by the earthquake to reach our shores, as if surfing was the first thing on people's minds after hearing of such a tragedy. KCOP should have gotten its priorities straight and placed the surf report in the weather segment of the news, as other local stations did. Paul Lih Lee, Los Angeles Leno Falls Out of Tree On "The Tonight Show" (NBC)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1993 | N.F. MENDOZA
The weekend's television menu will serve up a mayoral debate and Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Michael Woo and Richard Riordan will meet in their second televised debate, which will be carried live by KCOP Channel 13 Sunday at 9 p.m. News anchor Ross Becker will moderate and newsmen Larry Attebery and Bryan Jenkins will direct questions to the candidates. A third televised debate between the two men will be carried by KTTV Channel 11 on Monday at 6 p.m. Today at 5:15 p.m.
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April 19, 1990 | From Times wire services
Third-rated KCBS Channel 2 edged out rivals KABC Channel 7 and KNBC Channel 4 in nominations announced today for the 42nd annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. But unlike its two competitors, KCBS did not receive a nomination for best regularly scheduled daily news program. KCBS led the field with 39 nominations for outstanding television work during 1989, compared to 37 for KABC and 35 for KNBC. Public television station KCET Channel 28 captured 34.
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September 25, 1990 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
The anchor team of Warren Olney and Wendy Rutledge at KCOP Channel 13 is being replaced, Jeff Wald, head of the station's news operation, said Monday. Wald said the new co-anchors for KCOP will be Ross Becker, a former longtime newsman at KCBS Channel 2, and Kim Devore, currently a reporter for the syndicated Fox TV series "Personalities." Rutledge declined an offer to remain at the station as a reporter and will leave by year's end, Wald said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1992 | RICK DU BROW
Jim Lampley's removal as anchor is just the latest shake-up. 'They never stay with anything long enough to give it a chance,' says a competing news director. It is one of the great mysteries of local TV news. KCBS Channel 2, which shaped the Los Angeles TV scene in its earlier years as KNXT, has for the better part of two decades trailed in the ratings and doesn't seem to know how to regain the upper hand. The latest upheaval came this week when Jim Lampley was removed as a nightly anchor.
NEWS
March 5, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT and DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writers
In a show of support for striking news writers, anchormen Dan Rather of CBS and Peter Jennings of ABC and 95 other news staffers at the two networks accused the companies Wednesday of forcing the strike. The assertion was made in an open letter released in New York as a Writers Guild of America strike against CBS and ABC news operations went into its third day.
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