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August 10, 1988 | JUDITH MICHAELSON
While shock or tabloid TV is not new, it appears to be growing. Long before the syndicated "Morton Downey Jr. Show," there was Wally George, host of "Hot Seat" and "Hot Seat Hotline" out of Anaheim, and before George, there was Joe Pyne on Los Angeles radio and TV. Come next season, G. Gordon Liddy, the Watergate figure who served 52 months in federal prison for burglary and wiretapping, also will have a nationally syndicated show that will be seen here on KHJ-TV Channel 9.
In an emotional statement, the severely disabled chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Friday he opposes disciplining Los Angeles radio station KFI for a talk show that debated whether a TV news anchorwoman should abort her pregnancy because her disability could be inherited by her baby. Evan J. Kemp Jr.
October 21, 2003 | Lynn Smith
A new ensemble talk show, produced by Jennifer Lopez, 34, and co-hosted by her sister Lynda, 32, will target women 18 to 35 and air in the fall of 2004. The announcement was made Monday by Universal Domestic Television and J. Lo's production company, Nuyorican. "Jennifer and I feel daytime television has really forgotten youth and what it's like to be a young woman. Even with 'The View,' something's just missing.
October 6, 1989 | JEFF KAYE, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Jesse Jackson hopes to host a weekly TV talk show to be syndicated nationally by Warner Bros. starting next fall, the two-time presidential candidate and Warners executives told a New York news conference Thursday. "There are critical issues with which we must wrestle and engage in dialogue," said Jackson, whose proposed show will be called "Voices of America with Jesse Jackson." Former CBS News President Van Gordon Sauter and musician-composer Quincy Jones will be executive producers.
January 30, 1994 | ERIN J. AUBRY
It began, said Elizabeth Yiaba, with the desire to bridge the gap she saw between black people on both sides of the Atlantic. Africans and African Americans, for all of their rich common history, knew precious little about their very different cultures. The misperceptions and ignorance, Yiaba said, were ensuring that the twain had little chance of ever meeting. So Yiaba, a 30-year-old Sierra Leone native, launched a cable-TV talk show on Christmas Day, 1992, called "The Chesima Series."
November 15, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel dated for several years in the early '00s, but broke up in 2009. Apparently the feelings aren't so bad, since Kimmel had her on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday to promote her upcoming comedy HBO special, "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles. " As with any long-term relationship, there was still some unfinished business to attend to, so Silverman came out with a bankers box of "Jimmy's Stuff," including socks, a toothbrush, "fat" jeans and a collage of Jimmy's face cut out of all their photos they took together as a couple.
N ot on the next "Oprah": "Dimpled, dreadlocked comediennes with doctorates in sociology, motivational lecturers and formerly overweight-turned-glamorous actresses tell about their quests to be the next highly successful television talk-show host, even though some people feel there are already too many talk shows." But if Winfrey were putting together such a program, she wouldn't have had to look further than the convention of the National Assn.
July 1, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Actress and Hollywood chronicler Pamela Mason, the former wife of the late British actor James Mason, died Saturday of heart failure. She was 80. A frequent presence on her husband's 1950s television program, "The James Mason Show," she also appeared in the courtroom drama "Accused" and the 1985 television movie "My Wicked, Wicked Ways--The Legend of Errol Flynn."
This TV season, Marilu Henner has her own talk show, ex-Thighmistress Suzanne Somers has her own talk show and oodles of other people--I get a max of 700 words here so I can't mention all of them--have talk shows. So it got me thinking: Who doesn't have a talk show? Why, my Holland lop, Pookie. A rabbit? you snicker. Why not. She has plenty of whatever it takes to make a splendid talk-show host. She's adorable (one of the cutest twitching noses around).
December 6, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
We get letters. . . . Today's batch concerns the ongoing controversy over tabloid talk shows and ABC's recently concluded "War and Remembrance . " The two subjects are not unrelated given the constant warring among talk shows themselves and their zest for topics that produce combat and conflict. There is nothing wrong with free speech. We have that right from our Constitution. But what is happening is that free speech has fallen by the wayside and is being replaced by bigotry, racism and hate.
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