July 21, 2008 |
On the fourth floor of an office building in this green Connecticut town, Sarah Martin goes to work every day as a television watcher. She doesn't mind watching "Ellen" and "Lost." She hates the days she has to sit through "American Chopper." Unfortunately, she can't fast-forward.
September 11, 1991 |
Remember that peculiar TV commercial a few years ago, where a soap-opera actor announced, "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV"--and then proceeded to trade on his TV persona to sell some over-the-counter remedy? Such Hippocratic high jinks could go by the boards at ABC if the network goes ahead with proposed revisions of its guidelines for advertisers about the content of TV commercials.
January 20, 2000 |
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday unveiled television and radio commercials designed to polish the image of an organization that has been shaken by a bribery scandal over the past year. The ads featuring such famous athletes as Jesse Owens are narrated by actor Robin Williams and will be run at no cost in 200 countries by IOC broadcast partners.
August 15, 1988 |
Jerry Lewis wanted a McDonald's burger. That might sound like no big McDeal. But the grills at the McDonald's were cold as a milkshake. After all, this Los Angeles-area McDonald's had been shut so that an ad agency could shoot a commercial linking the place with Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy telethon. But Lewis, the star of the commercial, walked in with a hankering for something hot off the grill. The grills, however, were turned off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1991 |
This is about the guys other guys love to hate. The men of the C&R Clothiers ads. Admit it--your lips are curling into sneers already, aren't they, guys? You figure them for a bunch of lightweight pretty boys, right? Even some newspaper editors love to hate them, which is why you are reading this right now.
April 2, 2004 |
Online DVD rental company Netflix Inc. said Thursday that its subscriber base jumped 84% in the first quarter from a year earlier, helped by a television advertising campaign. The company's shares rose as much as 6.1% in early trading before losing much of the gains. Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix, which charges subscribers $19.95 a month for its DVD rental service, said it ended the quarter with about 1,932,000 subscribers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1988
Officials with the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (DWP), reacting to the second straight year of a water shortage, said Monday that they will seek a 9.6% increase in residential water bills starting this fall. The proposed increase, which faces City Council review in July, would raise the average monthly residential water bill from $16.90 to $18.57, said DWP Assistant General Manager Duane Georgeson.