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February 5, 2010
'ABC World News With Diane Sawyer' Where: ABC When: 6:30 p.m. weekdays Rating: Not rated
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jessica Simpson toasted to her unborn son at a Tom Sawyer-themed baby shower over the weekend. "I'm so excited to have a son," the singer turned fashion designer told People, which obtained exclusive access to the event. "He got all these cute vintage cars and I got a lot of little leather jackets I can't wait to try out!" And that's fitting for mommy, who wore a curve-hugging bright blue dress and happens to be a "Fashion Star" mentor. PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom The garden fete took place Sunday and was hosted by Simpson's sister Ashlee and mom Tina.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 1999
How ironic that one of the few acts of journalistic responsibility in recent memory would come under fire from other "journalists" such as your Elizabeth Jensen, and that your newspaper would seek to add fuel to this fire ("Sawyer's Absence Debated," July 30). The last thing the public needs is another journalist's personal views or recollections thrust upon it. During the sad events of the past weeks surrounding the death of JFK Jr., the media, once again caught short of hard news but knowing they had a ratings bonanza at hand, had no problem finding people to fling themselves at the cameras in order to insinuate themselves into the event.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
A former employee of Beef Products Inc. is suing ABC News, anchor Diane Sawyer, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and others, saying that their use of the phrase “pink slime” ultimately cost him his job. Bruce Smith was among 750 people laid off by the South Dakota beef processor earlier this year amid fears over the safety and quality of a meat product dubbed “pink slime” by critics.  The product, known in the industry as lean finely textured beef,...
BUSINESS
October 10, 1986 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Just before the end came, the precious-metals trading firm of M.S. Sawyer had given up even the pretense of legitimacy, an undercover agent has claimed in court papers. Oscar Smith, a jeweler who was hired by a Michigan investor to go undercover at the now-defunct investment firm, said in an affidavit that an official of M.S.
NEWS
January 4, 1987
With continued admiration for the always-first-rate "60 Minutes," it is a joy to welcome friends on a Sunday evening and unitedly deliberate on the current events as scrutinized and excellently presented by the brilliant journalists Wallace, Safer, Reasoner, Bradley and Sawyer. It's no wonder that this news magazine has endured many years in the ratings war. Our thanks to CBS and the spearheading genius of Don Hewitt. Doneley Meris, Downey
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 1998 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Behind all of the good intentions of Pat Sawyer's "Lovable Blonde Seeking . . . " is a play that is still seeking something itself: a shape, a dramatic punch, dialogue and characters that do more than announce themselves. Inspired by the experiences of Linda Luschei Hunio, infected with HIV from a husband who contracted the virus during a blood transfusion, Sawyer's dramedy at Third Stage observes HIV-infected Anna (Aurora Cravens) deciding to get on with her life, place a personal ad in the L.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1986 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Just before the end came, the precious metals trading firm of M. S. Sawyer had given up even the pretense of legitimacy, an undercover agent has claimed in court papers. Oscar Smith, a jeweler who was hired by a Michigan investor to go undercover at the now-defunct investment firm, said in an affidavit that an official of M. S.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1994
Mike Nichols, whose work I have always admired, attended the Private Waldschule Kaliski, a Jewish school in Berlin, with me in the mid-1930s. I am 69. If Mike is only 62, he would have been 3 years old then. Precocious genius he may be, but the school didn't take anyone under 6. Come on Mike, tell Diane ("The PrimeTime of Ms. Diane Sawyer," Aug. 7) how old you really are. She won't stop loving you. FRED BAUMAN Riverside
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2011 | By Michael Phillips, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I'll be honest, in the spirit of the honestly shameless heartwarmer "Dolphin Tale. " I saw it in a somewhat distracted, agitated state. Forty-five seconds into the opening credits, I'm watching ocean-dwelling dolphins nosing around all sorts of potential dangers (a rusty fishing tackle box, a fateful metal crab trap), and the film's in 3-D, so the dangers loom with exceptional emphasis, and the picture's premise depends on putting the eventually tail-less protagonist — a real-life dolphin named Winter — through all sorts of adversity alongside its human protectors.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Many viewers who tuned in to ABC News' election night coverage on Tuesday were surprised to find the usually impeccable Diane Sawyer acting, well, a little loopy. Throughout the evening's broadcast, the anchor frequently slurred her speech, stumbling multiple times over President Obama's name and, at one point, calling him “President Barack.” She also seemed distracted and easily excited, asking off-topic questions about the Obama campaign's use of exclamation points while leaning heavily on her desk as if for support.
BUSINESS
October 26, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Call it film's last gasp. Birns & Sawyer, the oldest movie camera rental shop in Hollywood, made history last week when it auctioned off its entire remaining inventory of 16- and 35-millimeter film cameras. Owner and cinematographer Bill Meurer said he didn't want to part with the cameras but had little choice as the entertainment industry has largely gone digital. "People aren't renting out film cameras in sufficient numbers to justify retaining them," Meurer said in an interview at his North Hollywood warehouse, where he rents out cameras, lenses, lighting equipment and grip trucks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2011 | By Michael Phillips, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I'll be honest, in the spirit of the honestly shameless heartwarmer "Dolphin Tale. " I saw it in a somewhat distracted, agitated state. Forty-five seconds into the opening credits, I'm watching ocean-dwelling dolphins nosing around all sorts of potential dangers (a rusty fishing tackle box, a fateful metal crab trap), and the film's in 3-D, so the dangers loom with exceptional emphasis, and the picture's premise depends on putting the eventually tail-less protagonist — a real-life dolphin named Winter — through all sorts of adversity alongside its human protectors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2011 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
As 14-year-old Jaycee Dugard struggled in a crude backyard shed to deliver her baby daughter, the serial predator who had abducted and raped her stepped in to unwrap the umbilical cord that trapped the infant. "She was beautiful," Dugard said of the child she birthed three years into her captivity in Northern California. "I felt like I wasn't alone anymore. I knew I could never let anything happen to her. " In an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer broadcast Sunday on ABC, Dugard, displaying remarkable poise and smiling often, provided chilling details about the 18-year ordeal she endured at the hands of her captors, an increasingly deranged parolee named Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, who aided the abduction and condoned his rapes.
NEWS
July 8, 2011 | By Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard says she didn't know she was pregnant when she gave birth to her first child. Dugard had been abducted by Phillip and Nancy Garrido when she was 11 years old, handcuffed, raped and imprisoned for 18 years. Now 31, she is telling her story in the memoir "A Stolen Life" and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer. Watch a clip below. "Now I can walk in the next room and see my mom," Dugard said in her first interview. "Wow. I can decide to jump in the car and go to the beach with the girls.
FOOD
December 2, 2010
  2009 Verdad Albariño, Sawyer 'Lindquist Vineyard' Albariño isn't a grape that's much grown in California, but winemaker Louisa Sawyer fell in love with the Spanish white and planted some in the cool-climate Edna Valley vineyard she owns with husband Bob Lindquist of Qupé. The grapes are certified biodynamic. Her 2009 Verdad Albariño is palest gold and has a delicately floral aroma. Crisp and minerally, it has more body than some Spanish Albariños, plus a lovely finish.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2010 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
"Nothing's irreversible," says Jack Shephard (Matthew Fox) to John Locke (Terry O'Quinn) in the second hour of the first episode of "Lost's" final season, and on top of the obvious and tantalizing T-shirt possibilities of this statement, one can't help but imagine it engraved in stone on the archway leading into the show's writers' room. Possibly in hieroglyphics of their own creation. Not since the last few episodes of "The Sopranos" has a show's finale been so breathlessly anticipated.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 1994
Regarding "Does Diane Sawyer Deserve It?" (Aug. 7), the point is not whether Sawyer is worth $7 million. The point is that her salary will be taken out of ABC's operating budget and they'll make up for it by cutting jobs and underreporting the news. Ultimately, it is all of us who pay the salaries of media personalities. We'll pay dearly for this one. JON CAVANAUGH Pasadena
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2010
ESSENTIAL "The Innocents Abroad" "Roughing It" "Life on the Mississippi" "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" "The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson" These are the jewels in Twain's crown, the center of his reputation and his vision of American life. Spanning much of his career, they highlight his skills as a journalist and travel writer ("The Innocents Abroad" and "Roughing It"), his eye as an autobiographer and social observer ("Life on the Mississippi") and his groundbreaking work in the novel ("Huckleberry Finn" and "Pudd'nhead Wilson")
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2010 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
The Rev. Paul Sawyer, a Unitarian Universalist minister and peace and social justice activist whose landmark, onion-shaped former sanctuary in the San Fernando Valley was the site of one of the Merry Pranksters' famous "Acid Test" gatherings in the 1960s, has died. He was 75. Sawyer, who most recently was minister of Throop Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, died June 23 at his home in Pasadena after a four-month battle with pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Susan.
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