February 16, 1987 |
Convicted American spy Jonathan Jay Pollard passed intelligence to Israel that helped it bomb the Tunisia headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization in October, 1985, an Israeli newspaper correspondent said Sunday. Wolf Blitzer, the Washington correspondent of the English-language Jerusalem Post, writing for the Washington Post, quoted Israeli and American officials as saying Pollard gave the Israelis descriptions of the PLO headquarters building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1993
Clearly, Pollard is no hero and for Rabbi Weiss to compare him in any way to Natan Sharansky seems nothing less than obscene. Further, how can an appeal for clemency made by the Israeli government, while Rafael Eitan (the true villain in this unsavory affair) serves as a leading member of the Knesset, be treated as anything but an attempt to protect a former agent? Nevertheless, an injustice does exist. Pollard and the government did agree to a guilty plea for a less than life sentence.
June 7, 2005 |
CNN named longtime correspondent Miles O'Brien as co-anchor of "American Morning" on Monday, replacing Bill Hemmer, who has decided to leave the network. O'Brien, who currently serves as co-anchor of CNN's afternoon show "Live From," joins Soledad O'Brien (no relation) on the morning show June 20. Hemmer will continue with the show until then. CNN/U.S. President Jonathan Klein also tapped two veteran producers to run prime-time programming.
October 21, 2005 |
Words matter on "The Colbert Report," the new spinoff of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" starring former "Daily Show" correspondent Stephen Colbert. The other night, for example, Colbert said he aims to speak in a "single authoritarian voice." As opposed, of course, to "authoritative" -- that self-compliment the real TV news institutions throw around to promote their brands. "The Colbert Report," a comedy show, takes its language more seriously.
October 3, 2003 |
The media circus is coming to town. The Big Three network news anchors, morning programs and cable news outlets are on their way to California to cover Tuesday's recall election, which could see actor Arnold Schwarzenegger elected governor. ABC's Peter Jennings will anchor from Los Angeles starting tonight. Brian Williams will anchor "NBC Nightly News" from here Sunday, with Tom Brokaw anchoring the show locally Monday through Wednesday. "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather arrives Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1987
Thank you for your editorial (March 6), "Spying: Punishment and Rewards." If I hear one more of our elected officials tell us what a great ally Israel is for this nation, I'll scream! We see just how Israel is able to manipulate our legislators because of the strong lobby that controls our elected politicians, through campaign contributions. Israel has been responsible for instigating Irangate and paying the traitors Jonathan and Ann Henderson Pollard to spy against our country for them.
June 15, 1988
Dan Fisher, chief of The Times' Jerusalem Bureau, will be awarded the third annual New Israel Fund Lurie Award for Outstanding Reporting, a spokesman for the fund announced Tuesday in New York. The award, named for the founder and former editor of the Jerusalem Post, Ted Lurie, will be presented to Fisher on July 10 in Jerusalem, the spokesman said. It will be accompanied by a $1,000 prize.
October 4, 2006 |
CNN is giving news a bigger picture -- or rather, lots of pictures and graphics arrayed across the network's sprawling new video wall. Amping up the style of presentation ushered in a year ago with "The Situation Room," the network's Washington-based newscast anchored by Wolf Blitzer, CNN unveiled its Manhattan "news wall" on Tuesday's editions of "Paula Zahn Now" and "Anderson Cooper 360."
October 28, 2004 |
Democratic presidential hopeful John F. Kerry will miss his old band's first gig in more than 40 years today but is expected to join them for a formal reunion in January, one that he and fellow members of the Electras hope will take place in the White House. Guitarists Larry Rand and Jon Prouty, who last performed with Kerry in 1963 when they were at St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., will be on "Wolf Blitzer Reports" at 2 p.m. on CNN.
October 27, 2002 |
Ira Glass Host of "This American Life," on Public Radio International "I'm a big fan of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' I was introduced to it through my girlfriend, and now, because of that, I'm watching 'Firefly' [both are from writer-producer Joss Whedon]. Most of the people in my office watch 'Buffy' on a level that's geeky. I'm at the level where I can sing you the words to the musical they performed last season. I just started watching 'Alias.'