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July 24, 1993
In response to the American Family Assn. advertisement that appeared in the comics section, July 11: I'm very excited about your newest comic strip, "We Are Fed Up!" Even more timely and satiric than "Doonesbury," "We Are Fed Up!" provides insightful social commentary cleverly mingled with entertaining humor. The hysterical ramblings of the main character, a cutting parody of the painfully close-minded, ultraconservative religious right, had me in stitches right from the start.
January 30, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Craig has a fancy flat-panel TV at home. What he doesn't have is a cable or satellite subscription, relying instead on his rooftop antenna for local broadcasts. He wants to know if there's a way he can digitally record programs without a cable or satellite box. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions In the past, Craig would have just fired up his VCR and had stacks of videocassette tapes piled around the house. What he needs these days is a digital video recorder, or DVR, which can be included in most cable and satellite boxes.
Home Box Office collected the most honors at Saturday's nighttime Emmy Awards presentation in Pasadena, including multiple statuettes for dramatic series "The Sopranos" and its movies "The Rat Pack" and "Winchell." Saturday's nontelevised event encompassed more than 50 categories, primarily in technical areas such as cinematography, editing and sound. An additional 27 awards, recognizing programs and performers, will be presented Sept. 12 and televised on Fox.
January 4, 2014 | By Meg James
Discovery Communications Inc. has extended Chief Executive David Zaslav's lucrative employment agreement for another six years, fortifying the leadership of the cable television programming company after a period of sustained growth. The deal announced Friday modifies how Zaslav's annual compensation is calculated to provide him with substantial stock holdings in the company. He will receive a base salary and bonus targets of about $10 million a year in the early years of the agreement.
February 7, 1996
A cable TV show beginning this month will spotlight the schools, teachers and staff of Tustin Unified School District. "Tustin Schools Today," a 30-minute program, will be shown on Continental Cablevision's Community Channel 33 before and after meetings of the district's Board of Education, usually the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Each program, presented in a news format with six segments, will focus on one school.
August 19, 1992 | ARNOLD SHAPIRO, Shapiro has received 12 Emmys and an Oscar for programs he has created and produced, including the film "Scared Straight!" He has produced nine series and more than 50 specials and films. b e is executive producer of "Scared Silent: Exposing and Ending Child Abuse," hosted by Oprah Winfrey, which is scheduled for broadcast on Sept. 4 on CBS, NBC and PBS. and
Most critics and TV reviewers complain about how few good programs there are on television. But I am amazed that there are as many good programs as there are, knowing, as I do, what it takes to get any program on the air. Those producers who actually wind up with a successful prime-time network series, TV movie or special have usually weathered an ordeal as difficult as trying to become the next President.
Despite Hollywood's perceived liberal bent, the entertainment industry increasingly finds the content of its programming under attack from presumed ideological allies. Blacks, Latinos, Jews and the gay and lesbian community have all lobbied the television industry in recent months for changes that range from taking a show off the air to excising dialogue considered to be racially insensitive.
July 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
The National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. plans to launch a cable TV news magazine on black life and achievements, the denomination's president, the Rev. T. J. Jemison, announced. It will deal with "education, politics, civics--not just religion--all the problems of the world," said Jemison, who was in Nashville for the denomination's annual meeting and dedication of its new $10-million Baptist World Center. The denomination is the country's third largest Protestant body--7.
From a small cable television studio housed in a block of industrial buildings in Pomona, some Kuwaiti college students have launched what they call a "video war against Saddam Hussein's propaganda machine." The students say that their weekly cable television show, "Students for a Free Kuwait," is their best chance to convey to an American audience the horrors that are going on in Kuwait, their tiny, oil-rich homeland that was invaded by Iraq Aug. 2.
April 7, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Steve Friedman returns to Los Angeles today, where 19 years ago he was a news writer at KNBC Channel 4, writing for anchor Tom Snyder. He worked then on what he now calls "linear" newscasts, in which stories appear in the order of their importance. "That's not what we're going to do," he said here on the second of six press conferences he's holding this week--including one in Los Angeles today--to tout the syndicated news show that he'll be introducing this fall, "USA Today: The Television Show."
August 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket have put together 11 half-hour shows highlighting contributions and achievements during 100 years of Southern Section sports. On Thursday at 8 p.m., it kicks off with a 90-minute program featuring special guests Pat Haden, Ann Meyers-Drysdale, Eric Wynalda, Joanna Hayes and John Naber, all of whom were prep standouts in Southern California. Other programs that will focus on areas and sports: Oct. 4: "100 Athletes for 100 Years: Football.
July 22, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Univision's "Premios Juventud" youth awards show -- featuring an opening performance by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull that concluded with an unexpected dip in an on-stage swimming pool -- was the most buzzed about show on television last week, according to the most recent rankings from SocialGuide. The splashy musical number set the tone for the night, in which awards were presented in 27 categories, including music, movies, novelas , sports and pop culture. Musicians Ricky Martin and Price Royce were among six Latin music stars who performed U.S. television premieres of their latest singles.
June 17, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
DreamWorks Animation has signed a multi-year deal to produce more than 300 hours of original programming for Netflix Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, DreamWorks Animation, creator of "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" franchises, will develop shows for Netflix based on its own past and upcoming feature films. DreamWorks Animation will also use the Classic Media library it acquired as a resource. That library includes the characters Casper the Friendly Ghost, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
June 11, 2013 | By Joe Flint
WASHINGTON -- Next time you want to see a Don Cheadle movie, all you may have to do is say the actor's name to your TV and it will tell you what your options are. That was just one of the features Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts talked about during a session at the National Cable and Telecommunications Assn.'s annual convention here. Roberts gave attendees a taste of what is coming to consumers in the near future. Comcast's new entertainment platform will also let subscribers create their own personal profiles.
April 8, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Cinedigm is growing Down Under. The Los Angeles-based company said Monday it has acquired the digital and video-on-demand rights (in North America and Latin America) to more than 1,000 episodes of television from the Australian Broadcasting Corp. library. The deal represents a major push into the international marketplace for Cinedigm, best known for helping theaters convert to digital technology. The company has embarked on an ambitious strategy to transform itself into a leading digital distributor of independent movies, documentaries and TV shows - not just to theaters but to a plethora of digital devices and outlets.
March 25, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Billionaire mogul Ron Burkle has invested in a new branded entertainment company, broadening his rapidly growing stable of Hollywood-related businesses. Burkle has partnered with publishing executive Richard Beckman and entertainment attorney Joel Katz of Greenberg Traurig to start Three Lions Entertainment, the company announced Monday. It will open headquarters in Midtown Manhattan in April, but is already operating out of temporary offices. Three Lions will produce network television programs that embed advertisers' products within the shows.
February 9, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Although a Geraldo Rivera special on Satanism or a "reality" program that re-enacts a brutal murder may be OK for Raid bug spray, the people behind Campbell's Soup, Apple Computers and Kellogg's Frosted Flakes don't hold the same opinion.
July 7, 1989 | JAMES ENDRST, Hartford Courant
It is cruel but fair to say that Salman Rushdie's career owes much to the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It was not "The Satanic Verses" but the death sentence imposed by Khomeini that boosted Rushdie's book sales, made the author a living martyr for free expression and--because he was forced into hiding, where he remains--made him a mystery man as well.
December 10, 2012 | By Susan King
The feature films  "Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Les Miserables" and the TV series "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" were among the recipients Monday of the American Film Institute's AFI Awards 2012 for outstanding achievement in film and television. According to the AFI, the honorees are "selected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image; enhance the rich cultural heritage of America's art form; inspire audiences and artists alike; and/or make a mark on American society.
August 24, 2012 | By Jon Healey
"What's on?" used to be an easy question to answer -- all you had to do was look at a TV program guide and scroll through the channels. Now, however, television programs are being delivered not only by hundreds of broadcast and cable networks, but also by websites and services whose inventory is available on demand. It used to seem as if reruns of the "Law & Order" franchise were always on, somewhere on the dial; these days it's literally true. Dozens of companies are now offering program guides for the online-TV era, replacing the familiar two-dimensional list of shows -- channels listed in rows, times across the top -- with something more personalized and interactive.
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