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June 16, 2008 |
Neil MacNeil, 85, a congressional correspondent for Time magazine for nearly 30 years and an early presence on public affairs television shows, died of lung cancer June 7 at his home in Bethesda, Md. After an early career as a Washington reporter for the United Press wire service, MacNeil joined Time in 1958 and became its chief congressional correspondent. He stayed there until retiring in 1987. In 1964, his public affairs show "Neil MacNeil Reports From Congress" began airing on WETA, a public television station in Washington, D.C. Three years later, he became a founding panelist on "Washington Week in Review," now called "Washington Week," and remained affiliated with the public broadcasting program for 11 years.
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July 4, 2012 |
In 1970, preschool teachers asked Marin County psychologist Judith Wallerstein how to deal with a rash of children who couldn't sleep, cried constantly or were too aggressive with playmates. The common denominator, the teachers said, was that the parents were divorcing. Wallerstein looked for research on the issue and, finding nothing useful, decided to conduct her own. She launched what would become a 25-year investigation, producing alarming findings that made the long-married grandmother of five a polarizing figure in a contentious national debate.
February 23, 1991
Louis A. (Chip) Weil III has resigned as U.S. publisher of Time magazine and will leave the publishing firm to pursue other interests, Time Inc. Magazine Co., New York, said Friday. Robert L. Miller, 41, will assume Weil's responsibilities in addition to his current duties as Time's executive vice president, group president and worldwide publisher of Time, the company said. Miller served as worldwide and U.S. publisher of Time before Weil's joining the newsweekly in May, 1989.
August 30, 1996
Mayo Mohs, 62, author, writer and editor who spent two decades working for Time magazine. Son of the late Lewis Mohs, who moved the Lakers from Minneapolis to Los Angeles, Mayo Mohs served in the Navy and then began his career as a history teacher at Loyola High School in Los Angeles. He also began submitting articles to Time, which hired him in 1968. He covered cultural, political and religious subjects and served as religion editor at the newsmagazine.
February 4, 1988
James Linen, 75, who rose to publisher of Time magazine and president of Time Inc. in a career that spanned four decades with the publishing company. He began his career as an office boy at Time and at age 28 had become advertising manager for Life magazine, part of the Time Inc. empire. In 1945 he was named publisher of Time magazine, a position he held until 1960.
November 18, 1990 |
Time magazine has agreed to provide PBS' "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" with periodic documentary reports and occasional reports from Time correspondents, officials said Friday. "NewsHour" now has 11 correspondents worldwide, with contributions from reporters at PBS stations around the United States. Under the agreement, Time will supply the program with documentary reports co-produced with "NewsHour" and will provide Time correspondents for live interviews when breaking news warrants.
April 15, 2003 |
Time magazine art critic Robert Hughes pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm in a 1999 car crash in Australia that nearly killed him and two others. Hughes, 64, was fined $1,500 but wasn't required to attend the hearing at a Western Australia state court because of poor health. He was in a coma for five weeks after the crash on a dark outback road. The court was told Hughes had been driving on the wrong side of the road.
February 18, 1993
Time magazine has named Frederick E. Hitchcock Jr., president of Puente Hills Toyota/Isuzu in City of Industry, as one of 67 dealers to receive the 1993 Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award, sponsored in cooperation with the National Automobile Dealers Assn. The award recognizes outstanding franchised new-car dealers for exceptional performance in their dealerships and for distinguished community service.
November 18, 1988
Ray Cave is resigning as editorial director of Time Inc. after 30 years with the magazine publishing company. Cave has been editorial director, second-highest editorial position in the company, since April, 1987. The resignation is effective at year-end. Louis J. Slovinsky, a Time Inc. spokesman, said Cave, 59, resigned after he told Time Editor-in-Chief Jason McManus that he wanted to work vigorously until at least age 65.
April 29, 1995
Otto Friedrich, 66, a writer for Time magazine and an award-winning author. Friedrich began writing for Time in 1971. He retired in 1992 but continued to contribute to the magazine. His books include "Decline and Fall," published in 1970, which won the George Polk Award; "A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s"; "Glenn Gould: A Life and Variations"; "The Death of Alice B. Toklas," and "Paris in the Age of Manet." He also wrote nine children's books as well as numerous short stories and essays.