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May 20, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
Orange County, land of contrasts. Somehow, the place that gave the world such high-profile foes of gay rights as the Rev. Lou Sheldon and Rep. William E. Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton) also has spawned two iconoclastic TV programs with a gay/lesbian focus. "Secret Passions," a gay-themed soap opera produced and set in Orange County, gained an avalanche of publicity and a certain measure of notoriety even before its pilot episode was seen earlier this year.
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August 24, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN
"Spectrum News Network," a locally produced cable news program that focused on gay and lesbian issues, has suspended operation indefinitely because of a lack of funds, producers said Friday. "In recent months, ('Spectrum News') has been unable to raise the money necessary to keep up with production costs," producer K. Bradley Hudson said. The nonprofit operation, which must raise about $2,500 a month, runs solely on donations and grants from individuals and community organizations, he said.
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February 13, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN
Reversing a previous decision, Comcast Cablevision will continue to broadcast Spectrum News Network, a news program geared toward gays and lesbians. "There will be no interruption of the programming," Comcast general manager David Barford said Tuesday from his Santa Ana office. Last week, a Comcast programmer told Spectrum's executive producer K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN
Reversing a previous decision, Comcast Cablevision will continue to broadcast Spectrum News Network, a news program geared toward gays and lesbians. "There will be no interruption of the programming," Comcast general manager David Barford said Tuesday from his Santa Ana office. Last week, a Comcast programmer told Spectrum's executive producer K.
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December 7, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The producer of a cable news program geared to homosexuals is objecting to proposed guidelines for the city of Orange's public access channel and has notified city officials that he is prepared to sue them if the guidelines are adopted. Under the guidelines, producers of public access programs would have to submit their shows at least two weeks in advance of broadcast for review by the advisory board that oversees the city's cable operations. K.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN
"Spectrum News Network," a locally produced cable news program that focused on gay and lesbian issues, has suspended operation indefinitely because of a lack of funds, producers said Friday. "In recent months, ('Spectrum News') has been unable to raise the money necessary to keep up with production costs," producer K. Bradley Hudson said. The nonprofit operation, which must raise about $2,500 a month, runs solely on donations and grants from individuals and community organizations, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The producer of a cable news program geared to homosexuals is objecting to proposed guidelines for the city of Orange's public access channel and has notified city officials that he is prepared to sue them if the guidelines are adopted. Under the guidelines, producers of public access programs would have to submit their shows at least two weeks in advance of broadcast for review by the advisory board that oversees the city's cable operations. K.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
Orange County, land of contrasts. Somehow, the place that gave the world such high-profile foes of gay rights as the Rev. Lou Sheldon and Rep. William E. Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton) also has spawned two iconoclastic TV programs with a gay/lesbian focus. "Secret Passions," a gay-themed soap opera produced and set in Orange County, gained an avalanche of publicity and a certain measure of notoriety even before its pilot episode was seen earlier this year.
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