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October 17, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steve Kmetko, the entertainment reporter at KCBS-TV Channel 2 since 1987, will leave the station when his contract expires next month. KCBS spokeswoman Carol Kinsey said Friday that Kmetko, who also reports for CBS' "This Morning," was offered a new deal, but refused it. Kinsey would not comment on the terms of the proposed contract, but a source in the KCBS newsroom said that Kmetko would have had to accept a 67% pay cut.
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October 17, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Steve Kmetko, the entertainment reporter at KCBS-TV Channel 2 since 1987, will leave the station when his contract expires next month. KCBS spokeswoman Carol Kinsey said Friday that Kmetko, who also reports for CBS' "This Morning," was offered a new deal, but refused it. Kinsey would not comment on the terms of the proposed contract, but a source in the KCBS newsroom said that Kmetko would have had to accept a 67% pay cut.
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June 10, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Meanwhile, in the continuing staff shuffle at KCBS-TV Channel 2, entertainment reporter Digby Diehl has become the latest casualty. According to station management, Diehl exits July 6 and will not be replaced. His film reviews and other duties will be picked up by Steve Kmetko who has been reviewing pop music and reporting on other show business activities for the past year.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1986
Tritia Toyota and Ross Becker will team to anchor KCBS-TV's new 7-7:30 p.m. daily news broadcast, which will begin a trial run on Monday. Toyota also will continue as a 6 p.m. news anchor with Dan Miller. Bill Stout, Jim Hill, Kevin O'Connell, Steve Kmetko, Tony Hernandez and Craig Wirth also will be contributing to the new 7 p.m. Channel 2 newscast.
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November 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
CBS, trying to raise the low ratings of its late-night and morning shows, is putting a veteran sports producer with "The Pat Sajak Show" and two new reporters on "CBS This Morning." Sajak's talk show will get Michael Weisman, an NBC Sports producer for 15 years, as co-executive producer. Sajak is the other executive producer. Weisman has won 10 Emmy awards for sports telecasts.
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February 15, 1987 | Jon Brain
In the third TV Sweeps week, it looks like the local ratings battle is developing into a two-way titillation contest between Channels 2 and 7. 2's taking a weeklong look at L.A. dating ("Checking out the Meet Market"). Reporter Steve Kmetko asks, "What's being served up in the Southland single scene? Are shoppers getting what they want?"
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 1987
. . . European Classics Release is quoting the NY Times' Janet Maslin in its ads for "L'Annee des Meduses": "Voyeurism does have its rewards. . . . Miss (Valerie) Kaprisky makes it clear that she is a sex star. . . ." But that's only part of Maslin's sentence and sentiment. The rest: ". . . not an actress. There's a big difference between the two." . . . How Soon They Forget Dept.: The Miami Herald, referring to "All the President's Men," IDs the stars as Robert Woodward and Dustin Hoffman. . .
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1988
Alas, Howard Rosenberg is all too correct in his blast at the self-promoting videos by Channel 2's news personalities ("And Now, Let's Hail the Messengers Who Bring Us News on Channel 2," Jan. 6). Such hype is especially evident to one who has recently returned to L.A. I was continually disgusted with the amateurish "news" broadcasts originating in Sacramento and (worse) Stockton. While viewing the giggling, immature airheads who actually got paid for being newscasters on their "Eyewitless Happy News" shows, I would say, "But, of course, such garbage isn't tolerated in Los Angeles.
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March 18, 2000 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Best Actress" is a veritable valley of the dulls. Fashioned as a tart, tricky, irreverent sendup of Tinseltown, the first original film from E! Entertainment Television instead is merely trite and trashy. Reminiscent of "The Oscar," the so-bad-it-was-good 1966 disaster, it revolves around five nominees going for the gold. Never mind that none of them seems particularly worthy or likable. As we learn early on, one of the losers plans to shoot the winner at the Academy Awards. Do we care? No.
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March 21, 1994
Oscar fans know very well that watching the telecast is only half the fun. Seeing the arrivals and the post-mortems is just as important in fueling up to participate in the next day's gossiping. To that end, television will be more accommodating than ever this year. The telecast of the Academy Awards will begin at 6 p.m. on ABC (Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42). * The Arrivals: KABC-TV Channel 7, cable's E!
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March 24, 1997 | JOHN SCHEIBE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before the first winner is announced at tonight's 69th annual Academy Awards ceremony, television will be awarding movie fans with two hours of pre-Oscar night festivities from the Shrine Auditorium. At 4 p.m., KABC-TV Channel 7 puts on its tuxedo for "An Evening at the Academy Awards," featuring Harold Greene, Lisa McRee, George Pennacchio, Roger Ebert and Willow Bay. The show will be repeated at 1:10 a.m. They'll have plenty of competition grabbing celebrities.
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