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December 28, 1991 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The networks won't be on the campaign cutting edge this election year, according to veteran ABC News political reporter Sander Vanocur, who is retiring from network news this week after nearly 30 years on the tube. Instead, CNN and C-SPAN will be where political junkies like the 63-year-old Vanocur will be tuning in next month to watch the 1992 presidential campaign unfold. "I never met a campaign I didn't like," Vanocur said during a phone interview Friday from his Santa Barbara home.
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October 26, 2000
I regret that Geraldine Baum, in her profile of Joe Lieberman (Oct. 20), found it necessary to refer to the late John Bailey as "a Connecticut ward-heeler." To reporters of an earlier generation, Bailey was a gifted politician on both the state and national level and a man who never lied to us. He knew what a ward was but he was a good deal more than a ward-heeler. SANDER VANOCUR Santa Barbara
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2000
I regret that Geraldine Baum, in her profile of Joe Lieberman (Oct. 20), found it necessary to refer to the late John Bailey as "a Connecticut ward-heeler." To reporters of an earlier generation, Bailey was a gifted politician on both the state and national level and a man who never lied to us. He knew what a ward was but he was a good deal more than a ward-heeler. SANDER VANOCUR Santa Barbara
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2000
Norman Horowitz was way off base in his Jan. 3 commentary when he wrote: "Sure, a few people--primarily, CBS' Bill Paley, NBC's David Sarnoff and ABC's Leonard Goldenson--controlled a lot during the 20th century," implying that they could influence what their news divisions were reporting. That is pure nonsense. They did not try. I worked for all of these networks at various times between 1954 and 1992 and I can never remember anyone telling me that I had to reflect their views in my reporting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1996
In the Aug. 22 story about loiterers in Santa Monica, former Santa Monica City Atty. Robert M. Myers is quoted as saying: "My reaction is to paraphrase Shakespeare" Myers said, bending a phrase from Richard III. "For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of freedom in Santa Monica." I believe the paraphrase is actually of a line in "Richard II." SANDER VANOCUR Santa Barbara
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2000
Norman Horowitz was way off base in his Jan. 3 commentary when he wrote: "Sure, a few people--primarily, CBS' Bill Paley, NBC's David Sarnoff and ABC's Leonard Goldenson--controlled a lot during the 20th century," implying that they could influence what their news divisions were reporting. That is pure nonsense. They did not try. I worked for all of these networks at various times between 1954 and 1992 and I can never remember anyone telling me that I had to reflect their views in my reporting.
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October 9, 1992 | Associated Press
After a selection process that some journalists boycotted, a bipartisan commission announced Thursday that it had picked four reporters to participate in Sunday's presidential debate among George Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. The Commission on Presidential Debates said Jim Lehrer of PBS' MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour will moderate the debate, the first of three among the presidential contenders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1996 | MACK REED
Only 100 tickets are left for a symposium on the history of presidential debates scheduled Oct. 15 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley. CNN anchorman Bernard Shaw is to give the opening address, and Washington Post columnist David Broder the closing speech at the daylong conference, which will examine the history of modern presidential debates since Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy squared off on television in 1960.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1993 | JACK SEARLES JACK SEARLES
Sheehan and Associates, an architectural and contracting firm, has been chosen to subdivide and develop the valuable Backus/Vanocur estate, a 6 1/2-acre ocean-view property in Montecito. F. Paul Sheehan, the Camarillo concern's owner, plans to build three multimillion-dollar estates on the vacant Santa Barbara County site. "The property is surrounded by magnificent homes," he said. "I would say land and houses there are at least as costly as in Beverly Hills."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 1986
How does one measure the "new" King Kong? Let us count the ways: Height: 30 feet-- without legs (he's seen standing in water holding up the Brooklyn Bridge). Weight: 6.5 tons (Universal estimates that if he were real--and this size--he would weigh about 32 tons). Head: 10 feet high. Teeth: 32. Fur: 660 pounds (sewn in place by nine costumers). 10 watts of "growl" (enough to power a campus radio station). Number of people who built Kong: 40. Time involved: just over three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1996
In the Aug. 22 story about loiterers in Santa Monica, former Santa Monica City Atty. Robert M. Myers is quoted as saying: "My reaction is to paraphrase Shakespeare" Myers said, bending a phrase from Richard III. "For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of freedom in Santa Monica." I believe the paraphrase is actually of a line in "Richard II." SANDER VANOCUR Santa Barbara
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December 28, 1991 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The networks won't be on the campaign cutting edge this election year, according to veteran ABC News political reporter Sander Vanocur, who is retiring from network news this week after nearly 30 years on the tube. Instead, CNN and C-SPAN will be where political junkies like the 63-year-old Vanocur will be tuning in next month to watch the 1992 presidential campaign unfold. "I never met a campaign I didn't like," Vanocur said during a phone interview Friday from his Santa Barbara home.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1992
NBC's previous efforts at prime-time news magazines: 1. "First Tuesday" (Jan. 7, 1969 to Sept. 7, 1971). A two-hour monthly, anchored for the first year by Sander Vanocur, then by Garrick Utley. 2. "Chronolog" (Oct. 22, 1971 to July 28, 1972). A two-hour monthly, anchored by Utley. 3. "First Tuesday" (Sept. 5, 1972 to Aug. 7, 1973). An hour monthly, with no regular anchor. 4. "NBC News Presents a Special Edition" (Nov. 11, 1973 to Aug. 1, 1974). No regular anchor. 5. "Weekend" (Dec.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1986 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
Some 45 miles northeast of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur is a 348-acre plot in an untamed area inhabited mostly by tigers, monkeys and a clan of elephants so surly that one reportedly trampled two men to death this year. Big plans await the tropical jungle. Soon the thick cluster of 100-foot-high, 1,000-year-old banyan trees will give way to a Western town, a stone castle seemingly out of 15th-Century Europe and one of the world's most modern roller coasters.
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