December 11, 2008 |
British television aired film of the assisted suicide of a 59-year-old Chicagoan at a Swiss clinic. Craig Ewert, a former computer scientist, was shown in bed with his wife at his side while he took barbiturates with a glass of apple juice. Then he used his teeth to turn off his ventilator, and died on camera. Parliament quizzed Prime Minister Gordon Brown about the propriety of airing the program. Care Not Killing, an anti-euthanasia group, denounced the broadcast as "a cynical attempt to boost television ratings" and persuade Parliament to legalize assisted suicide.
August 31, 2000 |
Russia's two biggest television channels resumed limited broadcasting in Moscow after a three-day blackout caused by a fire at the country's main Ostankino television tower. RTR state television and ORT public television went on the air from a temporary transmitter fixed to the trunk of the fire-ravaged 1,772-foot tower. RTR and ORT combined their programs as the transmitter allows broadcasting on only one frequency.
March 19, 2012 |
The Dodgers are expanding their Spanish-language cable TV broadcasts this season, upping the telecasts from 30 to 50 games in 2012. As part of an effort by Fox to increase its Spanish sports broadcasts throughout the Los Angeles area, and nationally, games will be on Prime Ticket and carried by Time Warner, Cox and Bright House cable companies. Fox is still negotiating with other providers. The Dodgers have hired Jaime Jarrin's son , Jorge Jarrin, and long-time coach Manny Mota as broadcasters for their Spanish-language telecasts.
February 7, 1987 |
Britain said Friday it is demanding urgently that Tehran explain why a jailed British businessman was shown in an Iranian television broadcast falsely confessing to setting up a spy network in the Islamic country. A Foreign Office spokesman said Thursday's television appearance by Roger Cooper, 51, was "incomprehensible and totally unacceptable." British officials have called it a "trial by television."
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July 10, 1991 |
The Ventura Unified School District board on Tuesday rejected broadcasting of Channel One, a news program for schoolchildren that includes commercials, into district classrooms this fall. In its second consideration of the program in less than two months, the board voted 3 to 2 against the proposal to allow Channel One to be viewed daily in classrooms at Buena and Ventura high schools. Board members Barbara Myers, May Lee Berry and Vincent Ruiz voted against Channel One.
April 27, 2000 |
In a throwback to Cold War-era strategies, Vietnam's Communist government today begins a daily satellite TV broadcast to North America aimed at expatriate Vietnamese. While skeptics question the broadcast's impact, timing of the kickoff--three days before the 25th anniversary of the fall of Saigon--has inflamed passions among Vietnamese emigres who view Vietnam's "Liberation Day," April 30, as the blackest day in what they call Black April.