September 7, 2000
The television rankings chart will appear in the Friday Calendar section.
April 19, 2011 |
A 9-year-old boy saved his drowning sister by administering CPR -- which, he says, he learned by watching television. Tristin Saghin and his family were visiting his grandmother in Mesa, Ariz., when his grandmother and mother suddenly realized that the 2-year-old girl had gone missing. They ran outside and found her floating in the swimming pool. As his elders called for help, Tristin began performing chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth on the toddler, according to the ABC15 news report . "I knew what I was doing," he is reported to have said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1993
In her Column Right, "TV Violence Rouses the Old Itch to Censor" (July 8), Virginia I. Postrel mentions my name as one of the prominent critics of the media who "all seek to use the official violence of government power to wipe out ideas and images they do not like." This completely misrepresents my position, since I have always been opposed to governmental interference in the popular culture. My recent book, "Hollywood vs. America," includes a chapter called "The Censorship Temptation," in which I unequivocally declare: "Official censorship is not the answer, and attempts to move in that direction will always prove counterproductive."
April 18, 2012 |
Can Ikea's new Uppleva system solve our collective television problem? For too long we've been juggling too many remote controls, shoving unsightly tangles of electric cords behind bookshelves, and precariously stacking video game players on top of Blu-ray players on top of cable boxes. It's not pretty. It's not convenient. And it's not easy. But now Ikea has announced a new product designed to clear the clutter associated with watching television. They call it Uppleva.
May 19, 2004 |
The U.S. government believes Cubans should see more of America on television, and for years, Cubans have been happily complying -- cobbling together clandestine satellite systems to pick up everything from the World Series to soap operas. No longer. Most of these systems have been silenced -- not by Fidel Castro but by an American company's war on TV piracy.
October 25, 2013 |
On the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the turgid melodrama of "As the World Turns" was suddenly interrupted by grave news from the real world. In Dallas, three shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade. Fifty-eight minutes later, a visibly moved Walter Cronkite would confirm the unthinkable: The president was dead. For the ensuing three days, Americans gathered around their televisions in a rite of collective mourning as the three broadcast networks abandoned their regularly scheduled programming to provide uninterrupted news coverage.
February 28, 2011 |
They played it safe, and who could blame them? The 83rd Academy Awards opened with hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco taking an "Inception"-inspired journey through the dreams of former host Alec Baldwin, dreams that turned out to be clips from nominated films into which Hathaway and Franco were inserted, in a rather astonishingly seamless way. The jokes ranged from the sublime ? "I loved you in 'Tron,'" Franco tells Jeff Bridges in "True Grit" ? to the ridiculous ? Hathaway's "dance of the brown duck" in front of "Black Swan's" Natalie Portman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1991
CBS, NBC, ABC--who needs them when you've got CNN? STANLEY M. BENSKIN Morro Bay
January 25, 1988 |
"Television" reminds you of television. It promises a lot and delivers far less. That verdict is based on the initial three segments of the eight-part PBS series premiering tonight (8 p.m. on Channels 28, 58 and 15, 9 p.m. on Channel 50, 10 p.m. on Channel 24). A co-production of KCET Channel 28 and WNET in New York, the eight hours were inspired by and utilize a 13-hour series by Britain's Granada Television, also titled "Television."