May 1, 1988
Each year I get suckered into watching KABC-TV's lame attempt at a pre-Oscar show. This year insult was added to injury with constant cutaways to someone's idea of comedy and the intrusion of a bunch of dumb puppets. What next? Celebrity impersonators? Is it too much to hope that one year someone will have the brains to put a camera on Army Archerd and let us see and hear what we're tuned in for? The stars! I've seen enough of the backs of Steve Edwards and Tawny Little, thank you. Cindy Yount, Fullerton
April 19, 1992
I just read Howard Rosenberg's column about the (KABC) Academy Awards show (Calendar, March 31). He pointed out that Tawny Little was moving from KABC to KCAL after the awards show. Congratulations to KABC from some grateful viewers who have been impatiently waiting for this moment. She and Chuck Henry were embarrassing in their awkward approach to interviewing the stars. Tawny also managed to spoil the post-Oscar program, which she shared with Chicago movie critic Roger Ebert. She talks fast, but says "little."
February 4, 1991 |
TV Troop Salute: "AM Los Angeles," the talk show hosted by Steve Edwards and Tawny Little weekdays at 9 a.m., will present a special "Salute to the Troops" Thursday and Friday. The shows will be sent over to the troops through the USO. Scheduled to perform are Lee Greenwood (who'll sing "God Bless the U.S.A.), Tony Orlando ("Tie a Yellow Ribbon"), Susan Anton, John Schneider, Tiffany (who will sing the official USO song "Here in My Heart"), Ben Vereen and Gary Morris (singing "Bring Him Home").
July 30, 1988
Larry Stewart's column (July 22), "Channel 7 in Rough After Going With Oprah Over Golf," angered me. He sounded like a disappointed child who didn't get a promised lollipop on time. Remember, not everybody is interested in viewing golf tournaments in the afternoon. If blame is to be put on something, it should be on the Nielsen ratings, which govern everything we see on TV. In my opinion, the column was unfair and inappropriate. An apology to Channel 7, Don Corsini (who is only doing a job)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1986 |
KHJ-TV (Channel 9) will broadcast the third annual "Toys on Parade" this year for $45,000 under a contract approved Monday by the City Council. The Dec. 6 parade, which features the West Coast's only balloon-style floats, will begin at 10 a.m. The contract calls for KHJ to broadcast the parade live for 90 minutes, provide promotional spots for the city and repeat the show on Christmas Day.
January 15, 1985
The San Fernando Valley homes of TV's "Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider and actor Mike Wayne, son of the late John Wayne, were burglarized of an estimated $65,000 in cash, jewelry, stereo equipment and other property, Los Angeles police said today. Police said the two burglaries apparently were unrelated.
March 24, 1991
"The 63rd Annual Academy Awards" Date: Monday, March 25 Place: The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Arrivals: Begin approximately at 5 p.m. (KABC's "An Evening at the Academy Awards," hosted by Steve Edwards and Tawny Little, provides live coverage.) Time: Ceremony begins at 6 p.m.; Network: ABC Host: Billy Crystal Special Awards: Oscar-winning producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown (The Irving G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1985
The San Fernando Valley homes of TV's "Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider and actor Mike Wayne, son of the late John Wayne, were burglarized of an estimated $65,000 in cash, jewelry, stereo equipment and other property, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. Police said the two burglaries apparently were unrelated.
December 5, 1991 |
"It doesn't matter what's going on on the rest of the planet," notes Seattle native Tom McTigue. "If it's raining down here, boy, it's the top story on the news. You flip on the newscast: "It's RAINING in the Southland! . . . People in Pacoima are WET! . . . Switching live now to Tawny Little and the Action-Cam speaking to some of the victims of the rain. . . . " McTigue segues into his airhead TV news reporter, asking people: "Gee, what was it like?
April 13, 1989 |
A fashion show featuring the 1989 spring and summer collection of Luis Estevez highlighted the Women's Guild of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's annual membership luncheon Tuesday. About 600 current and new members met at the Beverly Hilton, where president Marcia Ziffren was reelected to a two-year term. A Hefty Check Ziffren also presented a hefty check for $225,000 to Larry Baum, vice president for community relations for the medical center. The money will be divided among the Women's Guild hospice program and the eighth floor Women's Pavilion.