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March 1, 2000 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
If the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough. --Orson Welles as publisher Charles Foster Kane, ordering his reluctant editor to inflate a baseless story in "Citizen Kane" His manner, and the newscasts in which he works, are overbearing. Think fingernails clawing a blackboard. But give Joel Grover credit for aggressively tackling topics that matter.
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BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - Confronting a case that could reshape the television broadcast industry, Supreme Court justices sounded conflicted Tuesday over whether an upstart streaming service is violating copyright laws by enabling subscribers to record programs captured over the air and view them later on the Internet. The court's ruling, due by June, could either shut down New York-based Aereo or clear the way for the growing company to continue providing subscribers with a convenient, low-cost way to watch local broadcast channels without paying for cable or satellite service or putting an antenna on a roof.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Hand it to KCBS-TV Channel 2 for carving an investigative niche in local news here. From reporter Joel Grover snooping in putrid restaurant kitchens to its present ratings-sweeps campaign of putting pressure on auto repair shops that appear to scam the public, Channel 2 is tapping universal themes that resonate with the public. Themes beyond the usual street crime, thank goodness. Talk about a Los Angeles station distinguishing itself from the herd.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2013 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Can the return of Michael J. Fox, agent Jack Bauer and "Ironside" help vanquish the flesh-eating zombies that are threatening to take a bite out of television broadcasters' fortunes? ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are unveiling their fall lineups this week with the hopes that their latest crop of crime-solving dramas and half-hour comedies will cure what ails the broadcast industry. The networks are coming off a lackluster season marked by falling ratings and a failure to produce new hits on the magnitude of cable channel AMC's zombie show "The Walking Dead.
NEWS
August 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
WORLD
December 11, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
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.
SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
NEWS
February 7, 1987 | United Press International
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1991 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
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.
NEWS
April 27, 2000 | SCOTT MARTELLE and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
WORLD
March 1, 2013 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - It was reality television in the extreme. Chinese state television Friday broadcast live images of the last moments of four foreign drug traffickers who were about to be executed for the 2011 killings of 13 Chinese fishermen on the Mekong River. Although the cameras pulled away before the lethal injections, the coverage was unprecedented, unleashing a storm of criticism and debate about the death penalty. Psychologists decried the coverage as distressing to children.
SPORTS
October 23, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Many Southern California sports bars are bracing for a frightening scene Halloween night: No Lakers on their television sets. The Lakers deliver a jolt of added business for sports bars and restaurants with multiple TVs tuned to their games. But unless a Time Warner Cable contract dispute is soon resolved, the Lakers won't be available to many of them, starting with the Lakers' second game of the season Oct. 31. "We're definitely not happy about it," said Paola Casanova, general manager of Lucky Baldwins Pub in Pasadena.
WORLD
October 1, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - If the Messiah descends from the Mount of Olives as foretold in the Bible, America's two biggest Christian broadcasters are well-positioned to cover it live thanks to recent acquisitions of adjacent Jerusalem studios on a hill overlooking the Old City. Texas-based Daystar Television Network already beams a 24-hour-a-day live webcam from its terrace. Not to be outdone, Costa Mesa-based Trinity Broadcasting Network last month bought the building next door. The dueling studios are part of an aggressive push by U.S. evangelical broadcasters seeking to gain a stronger foothold in the holy city.
SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
SPORTS
November 15, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter and Joe Flint
The Galaxy has reached a broadcast agreement to jump from Fox Sports West to Time Warner Cable's fledgling regional sports channels — one in English, one in Spanish — beginning in 2012. The 10-year deal is valued at $55 million for an undetermined number of games, an official close to the talks confirmed. Time Warner Cable, through a spokeswoman, declined to comment Tuesday as did the Galaxy. The value of the regional contract, $5.1 million per season, dwarfs the three-year $30-million national deal between Major League Soccer and NBC and will provide a welcome financial boost for the Galaxy.
WORLD
August 26, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Fighting continued in the Libyan capital Thursday as rebel forces pressed the search for the country's longtime ruler, Moammar Kadafi, who was dislodged from his command-and-control center this week and remains in hiding. Rebels who overran the city and all but toppled Kadafi's decades-long rule said they had a group of Kadafi loyalists surrounded in an apartment building close to his Bab Azizya compound, which was ransacked by lightly armed rebel forces following a rapid advance from three directions on the capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephen K. Nenno, a Los Angeles broadcast executive who became vice president of program operations for ABC Television and a mentor to other broadcasters, has died. He was 59. Nenno, who had held his post since 1994, died July 30 of cancer at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He had lived in New York for 30 years. Throughout his radio and television management career, Nenno worked to bring the best and brightest into his business and retain them.
SPORTS
June 2, 2002
Giving its isolated populace a rare glimpse of rival South Korea, North Korea on Saturday broadcast the World Cup match played by Senegal and France in Seoul. The delayed showing of the Friday match, which Senegal won, 1-0, was one of the first known broadcasts of scenes from the South in North Korea, possibly the world's most closed society. The North's reclusive communist regime has had no diplomatic ties with the South since the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended without a peace treaty.
WORLD
May 2, 2011 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Pakistani TV station broadcast footage of a fire said to be at the compound near Islamabad where Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday. President Obama announced the death to the world, saying the Al Qaeda leader died in a firefight with U.S. special forces. No Americans were injured in the raid, Obama said, although a senior official said that one of the helicopters used in the operation was damaged and had to be destroyed. Photos: Osama bin Laden is dead Pakistani security forces sealed off the area, turning journalists away.
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