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April 18, 1991
Peter LeRoy Haviland's denunciation of those supporting Daryl Gates is disingenuous, to say the least (Commentary, April 12). He begins his criticism at the point after the Police Commission has already acted, and then cries foul at those who were unwilling to believe that the commission acted properly. He should have begun his story a few days earlier.
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March 16, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Twenty years ago, CBS producer Susan Zirinsky helped inspire the character of Jane Craig, the hard-charging television producer played by Holly Hunter in "Broadcast News" who fiercely resists the devolution of news into show business. Now Zirinsky herself is on the frontier of melding journalism and entertainment in an online project for one of CBS' prime-time shows.
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March 16, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Twenty years ago, CBS producer Susan Zirinsky helped inspire the character of Jane Craig, the hard-charging television producer played by Holly Hunter in "Broadcast News" who fiercely resists the devolution of news into show business. Now Zirinsky herself is on the frontier of melding journalism and entertainment in an online project for one of CBS' prime-time shows.
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April 18, 1991
Peter LeRoy Haviland's denunciation of those supporting Daryl Gates is disingenuous, to say the least (Commentary, April 12). He begins his criticism at the point after the Police Commission has already acted, and then cries foul at those who were unwilling to believe that the commission acted properly. He should have begun his story a few days earlier.
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September 9, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Real Life Broadcast News: Susan Zirinsky, senior broadcast producer on the "CBS Evening News," has been named senior producer in charge of CBS' news coverage of the 1992 Winter Olympics. She'll also be senior producer for CBS' coverage of the 1992 presidential campaign. Zirinsky was the model for the Holly Hunter character in the movie "Broadcast News."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2004 | Michael Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
A $30-million lawsuit has been filed against CBS Broadcasting Inc. and several individuals for allegedly illegally obtaining and televising a video showing a drugged woman being sexually assaulted by convicted rapist Andrew Luster. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, alleges the CBS program "48 Hours" violated a court order and in February 2003 aired the video that showed the plaintiff known as "Lynn Doe" and Luster, 39, the great-grandson of cosmetics magnate Max Factor.
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February 14, 1991 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Erik Sorenson, executive producer of "CBS This Morning," was named executive producer of the "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather," the network said Wednesday. He replaced Tom Bettag at the helm of the troubled CBS News showcase, which has been lagging in third place in the evening-news race since the Persian Gulf War began.
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February 18, 2005 | From Associated Press
CBS will televise a one-hour prime-time tribute to Dan Rather the night he leaves the evening news anchor chair, and its producer says it won't avoid the story that has clouded his final days on the job. "Dan Rather: A Reporter Remembers" will air at 8 p.m. March 9, an hour after he anchors his final evening newscast after 24 years, the network announced Thursday.
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February 22, 2005 | David Bauder, Associated Press
ABC News said it didn't pay for interviews on last week's Michael Jackson special -- but some of the subjects were paid nonetheless. The news program, "Michael Jackson's Secret World," contained interviews conducted for a British documentary on Jackson that aired in that country earlier this year. ABC paid for the U.S. rights to the film, and the British producers paid for some of the interviews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2010
Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent Harold Dow, who helped shape the documentary program "48 Hours" and covered the kidnapping of Patty Hearst and the 9/11 attacks, has died. He was 62. Dow died unexpectedly Saturday morning in New Jersey, network spokeswoman Louise Bashi said. He lived in Hackensack, but it wasn't immediately clear if he'd been at home. Dow had been a correspondent for "48 Hours" since 1990. His 40 years with the network and its affiliates also included reporting for "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather" and CBS News' "Sunday Morning.
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January 9, 1996 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Heyward, a longtime CBS News producer and executive, was named president of the division Monday, succeeding Eric Ober, who was forced out as part of the management upheaval that accompanied the network being acquired by Westinghouse Electric Corp. The selection of Heyward, who had been executive producer of the "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather" and a CBS News vice president, was seen within the network as a move for both stability and growth.
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November 22, 2003 | Greg Braxton and Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writers
Nine months after a torrent of Michael Jackson specials invaded prime time, Thursday's arrest of the reclusive singer and the child molestation allegations against him have again sparked Michaelmania with network and cable programmers. During the next several days, network news divisions are hurriedly preparing Jackson-related stories, while daily shows such as "Entertainment Tonight" and "Access Hollywood" are devoting most of their resources to covering him.
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