Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSam Johnson
IN THE NEWS

Sam Johnson

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2003
I wholeheartedly agree with Russell Baker that journalists aren't in touch with our nation's poor ["Affluence Remakes the Newsroom," by Tim Rutten, Dec. 13]. The solution lies at the top. We have to convince those who do the hiring at major papers that "Living Life 101" might actually be a better classroom than those that simply try to teach silver-spoon students how to empathize with the poor, homeless and downtrodden. Sam Johnson Chicago
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
When it comes to "Fifty Shades of Grey," people in publishing tend to be of two minds: On the one hand, E.J. James' book is horribly written; on the other, it sold like crack-laced hotcakes. So it would make sense if there were some ambivalence this week when it was announced that the subsequent movie will go forward with Sam Taylor-Johnson as director. Except, among literary types and others, there has been a collective sense of appreciative surprise, sort of "Huh! This could be good.
Advertisement
NEWS
December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal grand jury in Charlotte, N. C., returned indictments against two more former associates of the defunct PTL television ministry. Sam Johnson, who was minister at PTL's Heritage Village Church, was charged with 12 counts of perjury for his testimony to a special grand jury about a cash payment to former church secretary Jessica Hahn.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" will have one of Britian's best-known visual artists at the helm. Author E.L. James announced via Twitter that photographer and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the movie based on her bestselling erotic novel. "I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,'" James tweeted Wednesday. The first in a trilogy, "Fifty Shades," plays out an S&M-heavy affair between young college graduate Anastasia Steele and 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey.
NEWS
April 18, 1988
A PTL pastor in Ft. Mill, S.C., called the bankrupt ministry "a scam" and said it suffered financial collapse because idolatry reigned as the faithful worshiped hotels, water slides and trains instead of Jesus Christ. The Rev. Sam Johnson, a former Assemblies of God missionary who pastors PTL's Heritage Village Church, said the ministry used contributions to create a religious Disneyland, showing followers a good time rather than salvation. "This is idolatry," Johnson said.
NEWS
April 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Charlotte, N. C., dismissed perjury charges against PTL pastor Samuel Johnson, saying the government's case against Jim Bakker's spiritual successor was circumstantial. The decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Potter made Johnson, 50, the first of five PTL defendants to emerge from court a free man. Potter acted on a defense motion to dismiss the case after the government presented only four witnesses and rested its case.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Yet another British woman has joined the "Fifty Shades of Grey" filmmaking team. Author E.L. James announced on her Twitter feed that Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the adaptation of the steamy romance novel for Universal Pictures and Focus Features. Said James on her feed, "I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'" Taylor-Johnson, 46, is best known for her 2009 indie film "Nowhere Boy," which chronicles John Lennon's childhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" will have one of Britian's best-known visual artists at the helm. Author E.L. James announced via Twitter that photographer and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the movie based on her bestselling erotic novel. "I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,'" James tweeted Wednesday. The first in a trilogy, "Fifty Shades," plays out an S&M-heavy affair between young college graduate Anastasia Steele and 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
When it comes to "Fifty Shades of Grey," people in publishing tend to be of two minds: On the one hand, E.J. James' book is horribly written; on the other, it sold like crack-laced hotcakes. So it would make sense if there were some ambivalence this week when it was announced that the subsequent movie will go forward with Sam Taylor-Johnson as director. Except, among literary types and others, there has been a collective sense of appreciative surprise, sort of "Huh! This could be good.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The first word many people uttered when they heard Sam Taylor-Johnson's name Wednesday in connection with “Fifty Shades of Grey” was: "Who?" The next sentence was: "This will be interesting. " As my colleague Nicole Sperling reports, Taylor-Johnson has been chosen as the director of the erotic drama, which author E.L. James is heavily involved with, working alongside the producers of the “Social Network,” Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, and executives at Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The first word many people uttered when they heard Sam Taylor-Johnson's name Wednesday in connection with “Fifty Shades of Grey” was: "Who?" The next sentence was: "This will be interesting. " As my colleague Nicole Sperling reports, Taylor-Johnson has been chosen as the director of the erotic drama, which author E.L. James is heavily involved with, working alongside the producers of the “Social Network,” Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, and executives at Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Yet another British woman has joined the "Fifty Shades of Grey" filmmaking team. Author E.L. James announced on her Twitter feed that Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the adaptation of the steamy romance novel for Universal Pictures and Focus Features. Said James on her feed, "I'm delighted & thrilled to let you guys know that Sam Taylor-Johnson has agreed to direct the film of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'" Taylor-Johnson, 46, is best known for her 2009 indie film "Nowhere Boy," which chronicles John Lennon's childhood.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
When House Republicans needed a John McCain-like war hero to lead their fight against Democratic assaults on President Bush's Iraq strategy, they turned to another former POW, a Texas Republican named Sam Johnson. Though less known than Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.), his onetime cellmate in Vietnam, Johnson spent nearly seven years in a prisoner of war camp, about half of it in solitary confinement.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2003
I wholeheartedly agree with Russell Baker that journalists aren't in touch with our nation's poor ["Affluence Remakes the Newsroom," by Tim Rutten, Dec. 13]. The solution lies at the top. We have to convince those who do the hiring at major papers that "Living Life 101" might actually be a better classroom than those that simply try to teach silver-spoon students how to empathize with the poor, homeless and downtrodden. Sam Johnson Chicago
NEWS
April 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Charlotte, N. C., dismissed perjury charges against PTL pastor Samuel Johnson, saying the government's case against Jim Bakker's spiritual successor was circumstantial. The decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Potter made Johnson, 50, the first of five PTL defendants to emerge from court a free man. Potter acted on a defense motion to dismiss the case after the government presented only four witnesses and rested its case.
NEWS
December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal grand jury in Charlotte, N. C., returned indictments against two more former associates of the defunct PTL television ministry. Sam Johnson, who was minister at PTL's Heritage Village Church, was charged with 12 counts of perjury for his testimony to a special grand jury about a cash payment to former church secretary Jessica Hahn.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
When House Republicans needed a John McCain-like war hero to lead their fight against Democratic assaults on President Bush's Iraq strategy, they turned to another former POW, a Texas Republican named Sam Johnson. Though less known than Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.), his onetime cellmate in Vietnam, Johnson spent nearly seven years in a prisoner of war camp, about half of it in solitary confinement.
SPORTS
February 13, 1986 | Associated Press
Australian lightweight boxing champion Dale Artango will meet Sam Johnson of Orlando, Fla., at Festival Hall Feb. 17, the promoters confirmed Sunday. Johnson is the Florida state titleholder and successfully defended his championship against Keith Jackson last month.
NEWS
April 18, 1988
A PTL pastor in Ft. Mill, S.C., called the bankrupt ministry "a scam" and said it suffered financial collapse because idolatry reigned as the faithful worshiped hotels, water slides and trains instead of Jesus Christ. The Rev. Sam Johnson, a former Assemblies of God missionary who pastors PTL's Heritage Village Church, said the ministry used contributions to create a religious Disneyland, showing followers a good time rather than salvation. "This is idolatry," Johnson said.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|