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August 11, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
NBC announced it has changed plans and will stream Sunday's Olympic closing ceremony live online. Sunday's ceremony from London will still air on a tape-delayed basis on NBC in prime time. For the opening ceremony, NBC took some heat for not making the event available to anyone in the United States for hours after the fact. NBC has since found that streaming live all of the Olympic sports events online has not cut into its prime-time audience, which has been unexpectedly bigger than the 2008 Beijing Games.
September 27, 2008 | Randy Lewis
National Public Radio listeners can get an early listen to "Tell Tale Signs," the latest release in the "Bootleg Series" of Bob Dylan archival releases. The album will be released Oct. 7, but NPR will begin streaming the album for free listening starting Tuesday, a week early, on its website, It's the first time NPR has offered a pre-release album stream. -- Randy Lewis
October 16, 1995 | LEE DYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The salmon have returned again this year to the more than 2,000 streams of southeastern Alaska, just as they have every season for millions of years. Salmon generally return to the same river or creek in which they were born and fight valiantly against the current as they move upstream, where they spawn and die. With a sense of awe, human intruders can watch this classic struggle from the stream banks, and they are often moved to tears. It always ends the same way, with death and the regeneration of life.
December 29, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Todd Stashwick of "$# ! My Dad Says" and his wife, Charity, have their Laurel Canyon house on the market at $1,249,000. The original property, built in 1922, was much smaller than the 2,682-square-foot home today. Earlier owners ? actor Jeff Perry, known for "Nash Bridges" (1996-2001) and more recently "Grey's Anatomy" (2006-09), and his wife, Linda Lowy, a casting director for shows including "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice" and "Friday Night Lights" ? redesigned and expanded the property to its three-bedroom, 31/2 -bathroom configuration.
October 12, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The former live-work compound of artist Sam Francis is on the market in Santa Monica at $18.75 million. The reinvented property features two houses, waterfalls, a bridge, glass walkways over stream beds and Japanese gardens on nearly half an acre. There are eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a bar, a media room, an office, a wine cellar and a sauna in an 8,000-square-foot main house and a 4,400-square-foot secondary home. Francis, who died in 1994 at 71, was a painter, muralist and printmaker whose works were influenced by Abstract Expressionists and, later, Zen Buddhism.
January 31, 2011 | By Matea Gold, Los Angeles Times
As White House officials monitor the chaotic developments in Egypt, many television sets in the West Wing are tuned to Al Jazeera English, the sister channel of the popular Arabic-language news network. But that's one of the few places in the United States where people can watch the Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera English on television. Four years after its launch, the network's reach is largely limited to Washington, Toledo, Ohio, and Burlington, Vt. ? the result of its inability to secure deals with major cable and satellite operators.
June 17, 1990
Two headlines on June 9th: "The Anti-Electorate: 3 of 4 Californians Stayed Home," and "Czechslovaks Eagerly Stream to Polls." No comment! NANCY PRICE Hacienda Heights
July 27, 2012 | By Scott Collins
NBC wants viewers to know: The kickoff of the London Olympics was just too complicated to watch live. The network is fighting back against intense criticism of its decision to black out the opening ceremony on Friday, instead offering a taped version hours later in prime time. Viewers reacted with disgust when they tried to watch live coverage of the event on TV or online but could only find a few bootlegging sites carrying the feed in the U.S. "We are live streaming every sporting event, all 32 sports and 302 medals," an NBC spokesman wrote in an email to Show Tracker.
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