CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2006 |
The city Fire Department is taking callers, and not just for emergencies. Sunday morning marked the test debut of "LAFD TalkRadio," a live, Internet-streamed show designed to give Los Angeles residents -- and other followers of the department -- another way to interact with firefighters. "The thing is really to empower the public," said spokesman Brian Humphrey, after his first show from the department operations control division four floors below City Hall East.
April 19, 1991 |
A federal judge in Los Angeles denied bail Thursday to Richard (R. G.) Reynolds, ordering the talk show host and financial adviser to remain in custody through his trial on charges of mail fraud and witness tampering. The trial is to begin June 11.
August 10, 1988 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1991 |
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 |
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 |
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.
February 2, 1993 |
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 |
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."
September 18, 1994 |
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 |
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.