October 31, 1991 |
California Bound?: Sources at NBC are saying that "Today" show executive producer Tom Capra is likely to be leaving the program by the end of the year. Capra is said to have told executives that he wants to return to his home in California. "Today" has improved in the ratings during Capra's two-year tenure, but it has not overtaken ABC's top-rated "Good Morning America." Neither NBC nor Capra would comment Wednesday.
January 29, 1994 |
Channel 11 General Manager Quits: Tom Capra, general manager of Fox-owned KTTV, resigned, saying he wants to focus on producing television projects. "Recent events in my life and my family's life led me to examine what I want to do from here on out," said Capra, citing the extensive damage to his Woodland Hills home in the recent earthquake and the death earlier this month of his father-in-law, film producer Joe Juiliano. The resignation is effective immediately.
November 5, 1992 |
Tom Capra, former executive producer of NBC's "Today" show, was named Wednesday as vice president and general manager of Fox-owned KTTV Channel 11. Capra, 51, who will start Nov. 16, said he is considering creating a two-hour morning series that would compete with network shows such as "Today." Another local station, KTLA Channel 5, already has such a series. The veteran executive, a former news director of KNBC Channel 4, said that he also hopes to improve KTTV's nightly 10 o'clock news.
November 15, 1991 |
The ongoing turmoil at NBC's "Today" show resulted in another departure Thursday when executive producer Tom Capra said he was leaving both the series and the troubled news division to join the network's entertainment department.
January 20, 1990 |
Watching CBS' new savior, Jeff Sagansky, hold his first press conference this week, I kept wondering whether he'd ever heard William Link, co-creator of "Columbo," describe the origins of that classic Peter Falk detective show. It "should have been a failure," Link said, because it broke five cardinal rules of network TV: "It had very little action and almost no sex. The central character often didn't enter until 15 or 20 minutes after the opening credits.
August 22, 1987 |
Dying for your country is one thing, but dying for your TV station may be just a tad much to ask. "A human life is not worth a hostage situation," said KNBC consumer reporter David Horowitz on Friday, reacting to a decision by his station's news director that could have placed Horowitz in added peril. What is KNBC's integrity worth? One body, two bodies, three, four, a dozen? "I don't know the answer to that," news director Tom Capra replied Friday.