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December 7, 1991 | RICK DU BROW
The NBC announcement is an eye-popper as it discusses the network's plans: "As part of its increased commitment to news and information programming . . . ." Whoa! This is the network that, like CBS, has been laying waste to its news division for several years now, closing bureaus and firing staffers. In this week marking today's 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, NBC is the only network that failed to commemorate the event with a prime-time news special.
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August 10, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Saturday morning funnies. While a burly bear was throttling a duck on ABC, a slinky weasel was raiding a chicken coop on CBS, leading to a Fruit Loops commercial. Business as usual in the network kiddie program ghetto. Except that a Bosnian diplomat and a British newspaper reporter were discussing the latest bad news from the region formerly known as Yugoslavia.
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December 7, 1991 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
NBC's decision to replace Saturday morning cartoons with a weekend version of the "Today" show, taking the network completely out of the business of programming for young children, drew mixed response Friday. The move was seen by some as a blow to children's programming. But one longtime children's advocate praised NBC for targeting older kids, who traditionally have been underserved.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1991 | RICK DU BROW
The NBC announcement is an eye-popper as it discusses the network's plans: "As part of its increased commitment to news and information programming . . . ." Whoa! This is the network that, like CBS, has been laying waste to its news division for several years now, closing bureaus and firing staffers. In this week marking today's 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, NBC is the only network that failed to commemorate the event with a prime-time news special.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Saturday morning funnies. While a burly bear was throttling a duck on ABC, a slinky weasel was raiding a chicken coop on CBS, leading to a Fruit Loops commercial. Business as usual in the network kiddie program ghetto. Except that a Bosnian diplomat and a British newspaper reporter were discussing the latest bad news from the region formerly known as Yugoslavia.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1991 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
NBC's decision to replace Saturday morning cartoons with a weekend version of the "Today" show, taking the network completely out of the business of programming for young children, drew mixed response Friday. The move was seen by some as a blow to children's programming. But one longtime children's advocate praised NBC for targeting older kids, who traditionally have been underserved.
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