CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Ronald Calderon allegedly accepted $60,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent during an elaborate sting operation, according to a report by the Al Jazeera television network, which cited what it described as a sealed federal affidavit. The money was in exchange for Calderon's efforts to expand tax credits available to the film industry and for hiring on the state payroll a woman purported to be the undercover agent's girlfriend - but who was also an undercover agent, according to the document, which the television network posted on its website.
October 15, 2013 |
NBC's Bob Costas weighed in Sunday that it is time for the Washington Redskins to change their name. But don't look for the networks that carry the National Football League, including NBC, to follow his lead just yet. Even if NBC wanted to, its contract with the NFL would make such a move difficult. In a statement, an NBC Sports spokesman said, "although we are sensitive to the fact that some may find this situation offensive, we are contractually obligated to use current NFL team names.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2013 |
Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. He was 85. The cause was lymphoma, said his daughter, Paula Fouce. Fouce was a cofounder of Spanish International Communications Corp., which operated the first Spanish-language television stations in the United States, including KMEX-TV (Channel 34)
August 14, 2013 |
USC's Sept. 14 game against Boston College at the L.A. Coliseum will kick off at noon and and will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks, USC announced Wednesday. Nearly half of the kickoff times for the Trojans' 13 games have now been set. Other kickoff times and television broadcast information (all times PDT): --Aug. 29 at Hawaii, 8 p.m., CBS Sports Network --Sept. 7 vs. Washington State, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 --Oct. 10 vs. Arizona, 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports 1 --Oct. 19 at Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m., NBC --Nov.
July 18, 2013 |
For the past two years, Netflix has sought to redefine itself as not merely a distributor of other studios' content but also as a programmer in its own right. Now, after collecting 14 Emmy nominations Thursday, Netflix's original-content strategy has won validation from the company's traditional-media peers. The Los Gatos, Calif., company has been refining its approach to programming, opting to stop paying top dollar for every movie and TV show out there, unless Netflix can offer them exclusively to its 36 million subscribers.
June 21, 2013 |
For nearly two decades the Essence Music Festival has been the premiere destination for black music fans from around the country. Now, BET is hoping to change that. The Black Entertainment Television network has built a formidable competitor to Essence's event by transforming its own annual award spectacle into a three-day destination festival in Los Angeles. The BET Experience will kick off June 28 and feature concerts by headliners Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Miguel and R. Kelly as well as wellness seminars, celebrity panels, a film festival and, yes, an awards show telecast on June 30. All combined, the event will attract more than 100,000 people to the city, according to the network.