June 1, 1987 |
Smoke from a compressor fire filled the studios of WSLS-TV two minutes before the 6 p.m. news, but anchorwoman Laurie Penco stayed on the air reading the day's events. "I couldn't really see the TelePrompTer," Penco said today of Sunday's fire. "We ought to put a fog light on it." Firefighters tried to get the smoke out of the studio with a noisy fan. "They brought a huge fan in and it was really loud," Penco said. "He tried to turn it on, but I made him turn it off."
September 6, 2008 |
A teleprompter error at the Republican National Convention, not the ad-libbing of a former prisoner of war, led to the identification of two Navy SEALs in violation of military rules, a GOP official said Friday. At the convention on Tuesday, delegates watched a moving video tribute to Medal of Honor winner and fallen SEAL Michael A. Monsoor of Garden Grove. Afterward, Orson Swindle, a retired Marine officer who shared a North Vietnamese prison cell with Republican presidential nominee John McCain, asked two members of Monsoor's SEAL Team 3 to stand, naming them.
August 29, 1986 |
No matter what Flying Pidgeon does in Sunday's Budweiser-Arlington Million, trainer Luis Olivares has had a good stay in this Chicago suburb. The 14 jockeys who will ride in the sixth edition of the Million will likely be talking about saving ground with their mounts. Olivares has saved a life. A few days before Arlington Park opened its two-week season Aug.
January 6, 2014 |
Michael Bay is known for his big, loud action spectacles, but an appearance at CES 2014 in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon found the "Transformers" director awkwardly, uncomfortably quiet. While participating in a Samsung news conference to hype the company's new curved UHD TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show, Bay was rattled by a teleprompter glitch, then flubbed his lines and walked off stage. Bay was initially brought up with "Transformers" footage playing and said, "My job as a director is I get to dream for a living.
May 5, 2011 |
The image of President Obama, standing in the White House East Room Sunday evening, solemnly declaring that America’s public enemy number one, Osama bin Laden, was dead, was published in newspapers all over the world. But what if that photo wasn’t real? A provocative post on the website of the Poynter Institute, which provides training for journalists, details how the president recreated the first 30 seconds of his televised address, including his approach to the podium, to the nation for the still photographers present after the speech was concluded.
February 14, 2010 |
The most interesting person on late-night television is a 47-year-old Scottish reformed alcoholic high-school dropout, drummer, actor, comic and novelist named Craig Ferguson, who since 2005 has been hosting "The Late Late Show," which follows David Letterman's "Late Show" on CBS. He is not the only talk show host whose work I like, or even the only one I'm tempted to call a genius -- the other would be Letterman, whose Worldwide Pants produces Ferguson's...
May 25, 2002 |
For generations of local news viewers, Jerry Dunphy was the familiar and authoritative newsman who began each newscast with a warm smile and his trademark greeting, "From the desert to the sea to all of Southern California." But for numerous colleagues who worked with him during the last four decades in his stints at various stations, Dunphy was a dedicated newsman secure in his standing as the elder statesman of local TV news.
February 12, 2006
RE "When He's 64," Feb. 5: As a fellow baby boomer, I appreciate Paul McCartney's great example of living his life well. I admire how he deals with success, but I also admire how he deals with far more difficult things, including the loss of his wife Linda and his dear friends George and John. The death of John Lennon was particularly difficult, coming in a shocking moment of madness, and left McCartney struggling with the complicated legacy of a friend he loved dearly who was also an inspiring and combative rival.
March 20, 2009
Re "Obama hears state's anxiety," March 19 On Wednesday, the new commander in chief made his first presidential visit to Orange County. Given that the county is at the heart of the nation's housing crisis, it made perfect sense for him to come here. I believe that there is another reason Orange County is on President Obama's radar. Clearly, things are changing here -- and not to the GOP's liking. Newsweek reported recently that "in November, the place that fancies itself 'the reddest county in America' gave the Democratic nominee for president nearly 48% of the vote."