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February 22, 2006 |
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.
November 24, 2004 |
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.
March 26, 2001 |
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).
March 19, 2001 |
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?
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]
August 1, 2000 |
"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.'