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March 13, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Sam and Samuel - together again. KTLA-TV entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, who gained what he called "global" notoriety last month after Samuel L. Jackson blasted him for confusing the African American actor with Laurence Fishburne during a live interview, faced off with Jackson for the first time since the blowup. Rubin spotlighted his chat with Jackson on a "KTLA Morning News" segment Thursday morning that apparently was meant to take a swipe at some of the harsh criticism Rubin has received over the earlier Jackson interview.
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March 13, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Sam and Samuel - together again. KTLA-TV entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, who gained what he called "global" notoriety last month after Samuel L. Jackson blasted him for confusing the African American actor with Laurence Fishburne during a live interview, faced off with Jackson for the first time since the blowup. Rubin spotlighted his chat with Jackson on a "KTLA Morning News" segment Thursday morning that apparently was meant to take a swipe at some of the harsh criticism Rubin has received over the earlier Jackson interview.
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November 24, 2004 | Lynn Smith
KTLA-TV Channel 5 suspended entertainment reporter Sam Rubin for a week after he made satirical remarks on Monday's morning news program about the show's temporary news set. Other news personalities on the show also joked about the poor quality of their surroundings, with one saying it sounded as if they were in a toilet. Rubin jokingly thanked a local high school for lending them the set. KTLA executives were unavailable for comment Tuesday and Rubin declined to comment. He will return Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin should perhaps consider leaving the live interviews to others. He's not having a good week. During a live interview with Rubin during the "KTLA Morning News," Oscar winner Kevin Costner dropped a curse word that was not bleeped and was broadcast during an hour when schoolchildren may have been at home. The exchange with Costner came two days after Samuel L. Jackson eviscerated Rubin in a live interview when Rubin confused the African American actor with Laurence Fishburne.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Talk about the news media being in bed with their sources. Hollywood has long maintained a cozy, you-scratch-my-back relationship with TV news. News directors concede that it has been a case of newscasts using famous faces to boost ratings while the famous use the free exposure to hawk their latest project.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sam Rubin, KTLA-TV Channel 5's puckish entertainment reporter, says he sees no breach of journalistic ethics in his accepting an acting role on Tom Arnold's new sitcom after helping the actor publicize the show when he interviewed Tom and Roseanne Arnold in their bed a couple of weeks ago on "The KTLA Morning News."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Rubin Gets Own Show: Sam Rubin, the entertainment reporter for KTLA-TV Channel 5's top-rated morning newscast, will begin hosting an hourlong entertainment-oriented talk show on the station in mid-July. The program will air weekdays at 9 a.m. following the "KTLA Morning News."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2000
It's a shame that such a prestigious newspaper should suffer the embarrassment of Brian Lowry, a columnist who uses the widely read Calendar section to air his petty, acrimonious attacks on someone who is beloved by the public at large ("The Trouble With Synergy: A Media Family Feud," Aug. 1). Lowry launched his second attack of the year on Sam Rubin, a television entertainment reporter for "The KTLA Morning News." His onslaught impugned the entire morning newscast, calling it "Los Angeles' foremost clown college," and accused Rubin of "pretty much lift[ing]
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1999
Of course Sam Rubin is right ("This Entertainment Reporter Says He Isn't Just Clowning Around," Feb. 8): KTLA's "Morning News" has a huge following and makes lots of money, and Academy Award preview/arrival shows do quite well. Yes, he's right--and therein lies the problem. The fault does not lie with Sam Rubin and his chattering colleagues; it's with the audiences. There is no such thing as a bad movie, TV sitcom, friendly blabbermouth news program, or raunchy, liberal-bashing radio call-in show.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1999
Brian Lowry doesn't get it ("The News Schmooze: Show-Biz Reporting," Feb. 2). I watch the KTLA Morning News almost every morning. Why? Because I get the news and I get entertained. It's not dull. It's not the same every half-hour. The "team" has a genuine rapport with their audience and you feel like part of the family. You laugh with them, but they can and do handle serious news when needed. Now about Sam Rubin. Yup, his voice does crack--every day. He doesn't have the silver-throat-broadcaster-clone syndrome.
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February 22, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Sam Rubin, who with his wife, Dorothy, owned two-time horse of the year John Henry, died of undisclosed causes Feb. 13 in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 91. Rubin, a New York bicycle importer who made it big when cycling became the recreational rage in the 1960s, had been a lifelong horseplayer and owned a few insignificant racehorses when he bought an undistinguished John Henry for $25,000 in 1978. When John Henry was inducted into racing's Hall of Fame in 1990, Rubin recalled his initial naivete.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2004 | Lynn Smith
KTLA-TV Channel 5 suspended entertainment reporter Sam Rubin for a week after he made satirical remarks on Monday's morning news program about the show's temporary news set. Other news personalities on the show also joked about the poor quality of their surroundings, with one saying it sounded as if they were in a toilet. Rubin jokingly thanked a local high school for lending them the set. KTLA executives were unavailable for comment Tuesday and Rubin declined to comment. He will return Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2001 | SAM RUBIN
Here we go again. I was already getting geared up for my annual sparring session with The Times that always takes place after our Oscar coverage. But it appears that Howard Rosenberg sat up long enough to remove that sharp pencil he had been sitting on to once again rip into the merits, or lack thereof, of my colleagues and I who dwell in the world of local morning television ("Your Mute Button Doesn't Stand a Chance," March 16).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2001 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
My typically nasty, unfair Friday column about "The KTLA Morning News" and "Good Day L.A." on KTTV ("Your Mute Button Doesn't Stand a Chance") really hit a nerve. Mine. There was, for example, the reader who wrote: "I do not appreciate your harsh view of Sam Rubin. You wrote this article because you want the attention. You work hard in trying to be what Sam is, and you hope to be in his shoes one day. But the truth is you're just too old for anyone to care." How do you like that?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2000
It's a shame that such a prestigious newspaper should suffer the embarrassment of Brian Lowry, a columnist who uses the widely read Calendar section to air his petty, acrimonious attacks on someone who is beloved by the public at large ("The Trouble With Synergy: A Media Family Feud," Aug. 1). Lowry launched his second attack of the year on Sam Rubin, a television entertainment reporter for "The KTLA Morning News." His onslaught impugned the entire morning newscast, calling it "Los Angeles' foremost clown college," and accused Rubin of "pretty much lift[ing]
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY
"Synergy." If you don't spend hours wading through entertainment industry press releases, you may be relatively unfamiliar with the term, which has become as common in Hollywood as inflated box-office estimates. Synergy refers to the way huge companies use one asset to promote and support another, theoretically making the sum of their assets greater than the various parts. There's synergy, for example, between Walt Disney Co.'
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1993
For the last several seasons I have been a subscriber to the Colony Studio Theatre and have been a volunteer in doing the theater's publicity. On many occasions, I have invited entertainment critics Gary Franklin and David Sheehan to productions I felt were noteworthy and deserved the public's attention. Unfortunately, I have never succeeded in their even acknowledging our invitations. However, Sam Rubin ("That's Entertainment, Too," Dec. 24) has always made an honest attempt to visit us for a look-see.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2001 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
My typically nasty, unfair Friday column about "The KTLA Morning News" and "Good Day L.A." on KTTV ("Your Mute Button Doesn't Stand a Chance") really hit a nerve. Mine. There was, for example, the reader who wrote: "I do not appreciate your harsh view of Sam Rubin. You wrote this article because you want the attention. You work hard in trying to be what Sam is, and you hope to be in his shoes one day. But the truth is you're just too old for anyone to care." How do you like that?
MAGAZINE
March 21, 1999 | Leslee Komaiko
Tonight marks the 10th time KTLA's entertainment reporter Sam Rubin has covered the Academy Awards. Do his preparations involve stretch limos and last-minute Armani fittings? Not exactly. * The Day Before--3 p.m. Sam arrives at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a complete technical rehearsal of the show. 6 p.m. Sam checks into a standard room that he will attempt to upgrade, probably to no avail, at the Inter-Continental Hotel, which he calls the closest "nice hotel" to the Music Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1999
Of course Sam Rubin is right ("This Entertainment Reporter Says He Isn't Just Clowning Around," Feb. 8): KTLA's "Morning News" has a huge following and makes lots of money, and Academy Award preview/arrival shows do quite well. Yes, he's right--and therein lies the problem. The fault does not lie with Sam Rubin and his chattering colleagues; it's with the audiences. There is no such thing as a bad movie, TV sitcom, friendly blabbermouth news program, or raunchy, liberal-bashing radio call-in show.
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