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April 19, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
KCET Channel 28, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year, will be the recipient of the 1989 Los Angeles Area Governors Emmy Award, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Tuesday. The award will be presented at the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards May 20 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Governors Award is bestowed in recognition of special and unique contributions to television in Los Angeles. KCET signed on the air on Sept. 28, 1964.
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June 25, 2010
The estate of Michael Jackson is taking issue with a documentary to debut in Japan on the anniversary of the pop star's death Friday. According to a promotional website, the film was shot by Marc Schaffel, a former associate who had a major falling-out with Jackson in a messy trial in which they sued each other four years ago. In a statement sent to the Associated Press on Thursday, the estate says the film's promoters "misled Michael Jackson's...
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September 5, 1992
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded a total of 193 Emmys for outstanding achievement in the industry during the previous year. These statuettes were handed out in a ceremony spanning 3 hours and 32 minutes at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Suggestion for next year: At the risk of having the show run a few seconds longer, have the non-achiever stand up in the audience and be recognized. DICK WILSON San Pedro
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August 16, 2009 | Mary McNamara, Television Critic
First it was the Oscars. Following a broadcast in which the host and presenters openly mocked the low box office numbers of best picture nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the number of those up for the award this year would be doubled. If 10 films were nominated, presumably one or two of them would have a fan base that extended past, say, La Brea Avenue. A few weeks later, in a similar effort to draw more viewers to their show, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided that certain Emmy winners should receive their awards and make their (edited)
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March 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Emmy Awards are moving from the venerable Shrine Auditorium to the new Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences signed a 10-year deal with Anschutz Entertainment Group to stage the annual Emmys show at the 6,500-seat Nokia, starting with this year's show on Sept. 21. The Emmys' after-show Governors Ball will be held next door at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
They'll be handing out a new Emmy in September -- for outstanding host of a reality or reality-competition program. Among those who will be eligible are Ryan Seacrest ("American Idol"), Jeff Probst ("Survivor") and Phil Keoghan ("The Amazing Race"). "Reality television has become such an integral part of television and our culture so it only made sense for us to create this new highly competitive category," said John Shaffner, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The first winner will be announced at the ceremony scheduled for Sept.
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June 9, 1989 | ALWEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences added seven new names to its Hall of Fame Wednesday. Roone Arledge, Fred Astaire, Perry Como, Joan Ganz Cooney, Don Hewitt, Carroll O'Connor and Barbara Walters--who between them have won a roomful of Emmys--will be inducted this fall in ceremonies that will be taped for airing on Fox Broadcasting. Accompanying the announcement of the honorees were comments on why they were selected: Arledge, for creative work and innovative quality in sports and news programming during his 30 years at ABC; Astaire, for making a classic transition from theatrical motion pictures into Emmy-winning television specials, and outstanding dramatic acting versatility; Como, "one of the most popular singers and variety hosts" in the history of television; Cooney, for her dedicated service as chief executive officer of Children's Television Workshop, which she co-founded in 1968; Hewitt, the executive producer of "60 Minutes," for his outstanding 40-year career with CBS News; O'Connor, for turning Archie Bunker "into a global icon that opened new dimensions of American television comedy"; and Walters, "acknowledged worldwide as one of television's most respected interviewers and journalists."
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July 10, 2008 | Lee Margulies, Times Staff Writer
KNBC-TV Channel 4 led the field in nominations announced today for the 60th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, collecting 24 nods in 41 categories that honor local programming on broadcast and cable television during 2007. KTTV-TV Channel 11 was second with 17, followed by KTLA-TV Channel 5 with 11. Jointly owned KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 combined for eight nominations; KCAL got eight more on its own and KCBS had four. In unveiling the nominations, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also said it would bestow its annual governors award to the Los Angeles Dodgers in recognition of the team's "rich 50-year history of broadcasting in Los Angeles and their charitable endeavors throughout the Southern California community."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2010
The estate of Michael Jackson is taking issue with a documentary to debut in Japan on the anniversary of the pop star's death Friday. According to a promotional website, the film was shot by Marc Schaffel, a former associate who had a major falling-out with Jackson in a messy trial in which they sued each other four years ago. In a statement sent to the Associated Press on Thursday, the estate says the film's promoters "misled Michael Jackson's...
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June 22, 1989 | VICTOR VALLE, Times Staff Writer
Officials of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the UCLA Film and Television Archive unveiled Wednesday a multi-faceted co-venture for opening the nation's largest television archive to the general public for the first time. UCLA maintains a 25,000-program archive in partnership with the academy, but access to it is primarily limited to researchers. That situation is expected to change dramatically by mid-1990, when a study center housed in the academy's new North Hollywood headquarters will be opened to provide added viewing facilities and related research resources for both serious students and curious TV fans.
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July 10, 2008 | Lee Margulies, Times Staff Writer
KNBC-TV Channel 4 led the field in nominations announced today for the 60th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, collecting 24 nods in 41 categories that honor local programming on broadcast and cable television during 2007. KTTV-TV Channel 11 was second with 17, followed by KTLA-TV Channel 5 with 11. Jointly owned KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 combined for eight nominations; KCAL got eight more on its own and KCBS had four. In unveiling the nominations, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also said it would bestow its annual governors award to the Los Angeles Dodgers in recognition of the team's "rich 50-year history of broadcasting in Los Angeles and their charitable endeavors throughout the Southern California community."
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April 23, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
They'll be handing out a new Emmy in September -- for outstanding host of a reality or reality-competition program. Among those who will be eligible are Ryan Seacrest ("American Idol"), Jeff Probst ("Survivor") and Phil Keoghan ("The Amazing Race"). "Reality television has become such an integral part of television and our culture so it only made sense for us to create this new highly competitive category," said John Shaffner, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The first winner will be announced at the ceremony scheduled for Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The Emmy Awards are moving from the venerable Shrine Auditorium to the new Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences signed a 10-year deal with Anschutz Entertainment Group to stage the annual Emmys show at the 6,500-seat Nokia, starting with this year's show on Sept. 21. The Emmys' after-show Governors Ball will be held next door at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
NEWS
June 6, 2007 | MARY McNAMARA; PAUL BROWNFIELD; ROBERT LLOYD
MARY McNAMARA: Michael Emerson: As Ben on "Lost," Emerson is the creepiest deadpan villain since Hannibal Lecter. The ultimate evil dweeb, emotionally scarred by his mother's childbirth death, Ben looks like your seventh-grade science teacher but is capable of just about everything, including patricide. It would have been so easy to turn Ben into a cartoon but Emerson gives him just enough humanity to make him truly frightening.
BUSINESS
November 13, 2002 | Brian Lowry, Times Staff Writer
The four major television networks are expected to offer a bid today of at least $5 million annually to continue broadcasting the Emmy Awards under a shared arrangement, industry sources say. That would leave the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to choose between the networks' or a higher bid from Home Box Office heading into tonight's scheduled board meeting.
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January 13, 1995 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1991 the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences moved with considerable fanfare, including a mayoral proc lamation of "The Year of the Tele vision Academy," into peach-colored permanent headquarters in North Hollywood. The academy gave its name to a new 22-acre, $350-million entertainment and business complex at Lankershim and Magnolia boulevards, conceived by the Community Redevelopment Agency as the very heart of the revitalized NoHo district.
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August 16, 2009 | Mary McNamara, Television Critic
First it was the Oscars. Following a broadcast in which the host and presenters openly mocked the low box office numbers of best picture nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the number of those up for the award this year would be doubled. If 10 films were nominated, presumably one or two of them would have a fan base that extended past, say, La Brea Avenue. A few weeks later, in a similar effort to draw more viewers to their show, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided that certain Emmy winners should receive their awards and make their (edited)
NEWS
December 22, 1988
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. next Wednesday at the Riviera campus of UC Santa Barbara for Russell L. Furse, one of a handful of men who started the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences shortly after World War II. Furse was 80 when he died in Santa Barbara on Saturday of a heart attack.
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October 8, 1994 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Finally, an O.J. Simpson story that television doesn't want you to see. At a time when networks and local stations are concerned about Judge Lance A. Ito's threat to pull the plug on the camera in his courtroom during Simpson's double-murder trial, local television officials are imposing a blackout on reporting about their own discussion today of how they have covered the case. The three-hour session, titled "A Los Angeles Television News Workshop on O.J. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 1992
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded a total of 193 Emmys for outstanding achievement in the industry during the previous year. These statuettes were handed out in a ceremony spanning 3 hours and 32 minutes at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Suggestion for next year: At the risk of having the show run a few seconds longer, have the non-achiever stand up in the audience and be recognized. DICK WILSON San Pedro
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