Los Angeles is likely to be well represented in the commercials that air during Sunday's Super Bowl. Fox 11 is flubbing its golden opportunity at 5 p. The show's Bruce Lisker segment airs Saturday night. Back to the valet parking story Kevin Roderick April 30, 9: This is notable for two reasons. Media notes for Wednesday:
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It's transition time at some of the local TV stations, if the drumbeats I'm hearing are accurate. His classy farewell note went out to the Bundy Drive newsroom tonight. Oscar ratings are up despite the reviews Kevin Roderick February 25, Most but by no means all of the reviews for last night's Oscars show and host Seth MacFarlane have not been favorable.
But the early ratings for the TV show are up about four percent over last year's show hosted Billy Crystal — and much younger. And that's entirely logical, says Richard Rushfield at BuzzFeed. NBC's prime-time schedule looks as if it will finish the February sweeps period for the key age demographic segment behind both Fox and Univision. Because the State of the Union speech by President Obama was going to depress TV viewership numbers on the West Coast on Tuesday night, the local stations sold half-hour blocks for infomercials on the movies.
But then, voila, lots of eyeballs were watching TV in Southern California. TV Guide's Michael Schneider explains. The Hunt for Christopher Dorner. Weird story o' the day: Dorner's mom at bar watching standoff Kevin Roderick February 12, Ten minutes later, she went inside the home he sometimes shared with his mother. CBS 2 gets pranked. Beck calls on Dorner to surrender, says will re-look at grievances Kevin Roderick February 9, 5: Beck told Harvey that his motive in re-opening the case that led to Dorner's firing was to keep the department's trust among African-Americans.
CBS 'wardrobe advisory' on Grammys nudity is very A pre-Grammys email from the CBS standards and practices department all but dares performers to show a little skin at the upcoming show.
How many ways are there for a musician or an audience member to violate the CBS code? Channel 4 is expanding its weekend newscasts, beginning this Saturday. Robert Kovacik and Kathy Vara, who now co-anchor at 6 p. The Pantages has put up a Channel 5 story on reporter Lu Parker getting harnessed up to fly like Cathy Rigby does in the upcoming production of Peter Pan. Unsung hero of drivers at 7th and Broadway Kevin Roderick January 16, 9: He lives near the corner and noticed that LAPD traffic officers were always writing tickets there.
Thus began a little crusade. Story on 'SoCal Connected. Huell Howser's death certificate cites metastatic prostate cancer Kevin Roderick January 15, The Riverside County death certificate for Huell Howser says that the television host and producer died early on the morning of January 7 from metastatic prostate cancer.
Howser was cremated and his remains scattered off the coast of Los Angeles County on Jan. This ran on this week's episode of "The Simpson's. There is a sunset memorial to Howser scheduled this afternoon at Griffith Observatory. O'Neill gained a measure of Los Angeles radio immortality when he became the first voice heard on KRLA when the AM station switched to rock and roll from country western music in He went on to become LA's top radio deejay, then at age 24 went national as the host of ABC's short-lived rock music show "Shindig" in Temperatures have plunged into the 40s and the local news is freaking out.
Reportero, which debuted Monday night on POV on PBS, follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, "as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media.
KCET has posted some great tributes to Huell Howser, including video of the longtime production team and the station's three-minute obituary from Monday night's "SoCal Connected. Arellano based his story on sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. Except for the unbleeped f-bombs, technical glitches and unplanned brawl. I've never said no to anyone that wants to take a picture.
Fontella Bass, soul and gospel singer was 72 Kevin Roderick December 27, Fontella Bass, a church choir singer in St. Louis who recorded as a soul singer for Chess Records and had a hit with "Rescue Me" in , died Wednesday at age 72 in her hometown. She suffered a heart attack three weeks ago. Executive producer Wendy Harris, at Channel 4 for three decades, is retiring from the station.
Here's the newsroom memo earlier this month from the VP for news. This is big in the world of broadcast news, considered by some to be their Pulitzers. NBC's chief foreign correspondent and his crew were held five days then freed Monday in a firefight at a checkpoint in Syria, NBC News announced this morning. Jenni Rivera, who was born in Long Beach, is a popular performer and songwriter in the Mexican Nortena and banda styles and a rising television star on both sides of the border.
She recently signed a deal with ABC to develop a comedy around her. Rivera is divorced from former Dodgers pitcher Esteban Loaiza and leaves five children. Channel 9 news team Kevin Roderick December 6, Listen to some of the audio.
Howser feared retirement - back in Kevin Roderick November 28, Tamar Brott profiled Huell Howser for Los Angeles magazine and found him to be defensive about his enthusiasm and his affection for finding the positive, or denying the negative, in any situation. Well would you look at this: Howser is "retiring from making new shows but does not want to make any formal announcements about it," says an email.
After the city Department of Building and Safety quietly posted the location and permit status of every billboard structure in the city, KCET mapped the data and drew some conclusions about billboards in Los Angeles.
The producers call it a rare, "unflinching portrait. Geffen in love with Cher in The great migration to California begins in tonight's second part. Federal regulators gave the go-ahead for Tribune Corp. I'm now at ch. They will talk about John and possibly take calls from the legions of listeners who have listened to the show or been guests in its nearly four decades on the air — the odd duck among the politically charged news, talk and revolutionary rhetoric at the Pacifica-owned radio station.
Channel 4's Robert Kovacik was live on the air from West Los Angeles when a roach crawled across his shoulders. No big changes on the air for now. The longtime morning news anchor is the third high-profile woman let go by Channel 11 in recent months. Val Zavala will remain the show's news anchor, with Brand doing mostly interviews, it sounds like. After 35 years at CBS, assignment editor Steve Crawford left the newsroom at Channels 2 and 9 on May 23 without revealing to anyone that he had stage 3 esophageal cancer.
He insisted that no one know, his wife says in a note posted at the station today. He's a proud husband, per Twitter. If you didn't grow up in the Los Angeles area during the baby boom, you can leave the room for a couple of minutes. Though if your parents fit the description, you might want to stick around.
Schwarzenegger's image rehab tour hits a bump Kevin Roderick September 30, 6: Reynolds tweeted this morning that she was just informed that her "Good Day L.
Steve Edwards' new co-host is Maria Sansone. If things go right, there will be fewer media choppers hovering pointlessly above the ends of the closed freeway during this weekend's traffic event. Speaking of the bomb squad and dubious media promotions Kevin Roderick September 25, 8: Impossible III" went awry. HBO's "Real Sports" on Tuesday night is a double Dodgers episode, with Magic talking about his role with the team and an update on Bryan Stow, the firefighter and Giants fan who was left brain damaged by a beating in the Dodger Stadium parking lot.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is busted on "The Daily Show" for his presiding over that bogus voice vote on the platform changes re: Former co-host at "Good Day LA" says the new boss told her she "made his eyes bleed. Everyone got down safely, but there was a scary moment over Hollywood Monday afternoon.
KTLA sportscaster Rebecca Hall's weekend oops — in which she jokes during an on-air tribute to Vin Scully that he "should get his shit together" — has been pulled down from Big Lead Sports.
Copyright claim by Tribune, which owns Channel 5, is the explanation. Well, the Tribune suits haven't made it to Deadspin yet, apparently. Vin Scully to return for 64th season Kevin Roderick August 26, Dodgers fans can breathe easy for another year.
Check out our new story on Scully's five most memorable calls, by guest author Paul Haddad. The new leadership team at Channel 4 continues to make changes in the newsroom lineup. Today the station will announce that Michael Brownlee will be getting up really early from now on as co-anchor of "Today in LA" with Alycia Lane.
Plus some other moves. This is a few years old. But with producers announcing the end of "The Office" after next season, here's a look back at a clip of LA Observed video showing the filming location on Saticoy Street. Jimmy Kimmel moves to Once the LA Weekly dropped his longtime comic strip, the end was inevitable.
Longtime Channel 7 photographer Artie Williams died over the weekend while diving with a friend off Catalina Island, the station announced. The actress has tweeted that she won't lose any fingers, despite a breathless report by TMZ from expert bystanders. The undefeated Olympic champion shows she can handle 'The Daily Show' too. The episode re-airs tonight at 7: The center in Berkeley will announce tomorrow a partnership with Univision to jointly produce investigative stories for Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States and Latin America.
At Saturday night's local Emmy awards, the Governors Award for lifetime achievement went to Susan Stratton, Chick Hearn's producer on Lakers broadcasts for most of three decades. Link to full list of winners inside. The latest case involves a Sacramento area man who says his new car has never been in LA. Jennifer York back on the air, but on the ground Kevin Roderick August 7, A couple of readers have noticed the familiar voice of Jennifer York doing traffic reports for KNX radio. York was the very popular airborne traffic reporter on KTLA Channel 5 for 13 years, until she and the station parted ways in This seems more than a little embarrassing for Twitter.
These will be stationed in Business, and include yet another body devoted to coverage of entertainment industry awards and another covering TV, plus the return of a slot based in New York. I really shouldn't be needling anyone else over typos, but reader Donald sent this in amused.
Is she just enunciating an O at that moment? Asher directed episodes of "I Love Lucy," brought the Gidget character to television, directed the popular series of s beach movies starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, and produced the "Bewitched" TV series that starred his then-wife, Elizabeth Montgomery. Tribune's plan, endorsed by several of the company's largest creditors, would transfer ownership of Tribune Company — owner of the Los Angeles Times, KTLA and numerous other media outets around the U.
No timetable was given. Zay Harding will host. In a piece being well received at the Los Angeles Review of Books , television critic Phillip Maciak calls Aaron Sorkin "one of the only commercially bankable and socially conscious screenwriters now working; his writing style is fast, fluid, and instantly recognizable KTLA reporter Lu Parker's rep confirmed today that she and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have split up, ending their relationship after about three years.
The LA Times has been asking Villaraigosa in recent weeks to explain his status with Parker, but his answers had been evasive. Banfield, a television presence in Los Angeles for 43 years, had cancer. Cindy Frazier, city editor.
Channels 2 and 9 went off the air for more than an hour Kevin Roderick June 23, Who wants to lick Padma Lakshmi's spoon? Kevin Roderick June 18, Nationally, though, the game was down from last year's Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Final series.
Go inside to watch her video clip. Game 3, starting at 5 p. Rios, who had been the news director at Channel 2 in Los Angeles before going to Fox 11, where he became the top news executive, moved over a year ago to a corporate job as vice president of digital news applications at Fox Television Stations. Here you go - bigger inside. Paratore was a television producer and president of Telepictures, a production division of Warner Bros.
Then they exchanged "I love yous" and hugged. Sascha Rice's film on her grandfather, the late two-term governor Edmund G. Pat Brown, aired tonight at 10 p. A lot of good that does you, I know.
I see "California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown " on the schedule again for Wednesday at 9 p. It airs tomorrow night at 8 p. The morning show on Channel 11 has kept the same chemistry since or so, except that it became clearer through the years that Steve Edwards' female co-hosts didn't much like each other. Now Lucey's contract was not renewed, Jillian Reynolds will switch to freelance status, and on-air auditions will be held. Sure, a lot of Angelenos have no interest in hockey and no idea about the Kings, the Ducks or anyone else.
But the local team is the hottest thing in the sport right now, their games are on national television, and they pack more fans into Staples Center and downtown bars than the Clippers do. So what's the local sports media's excuse? Here's a little infographic to help them. Evelyn Taft is there, and you're not Kevin Roderick May 19, Channel 9 weathercaster Evelyn Taft tweeted her 5,plus Twitter followers a personal note this afternoon from Palm Springs. Included was a pic of her reclining on a hotel room bed.
Murder, Hitmen and the Making of L. Muckraker Jerry Schneiderman," spins out the tale of a truly interesting Los Angeles figure and a bunch of intriguing episodes. It's a murder mystery and more, but nonfiction despite the interviewer calling it a novel. Does anyone care where Jim Rome does his gabbing? Kevin Roderick May 17, As if he were in the Marriott or one of the other buildings at LA Live.
Daily News sports columnist Tom Hoffarth is concerned enough about this to do some checking. The Kings open Sunday evening in Arizona. Tonight, Fox Sports West will re-air the two most memorable games from the only time the Kings ever made it to the third round of the Stanley Cup finals before.
It's not just Lara Logan. The presence of Anderson Cooper probably helps too. But it's an interesting ratings trend. High fives all around — the McCourt pox has passed from Dodger Stadium. The new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers will be introduced Wednesday at 10 a. The Berman campaign is rolling out a video spot with the backing of Betty White, the seemingly timeless former star of TV's "Golden Girls. Brad Sherman in the June primary. Berman is "the Valley leader who fights for the humane treatment of all animals," says White, who is known as an animal activist.
Transferred Miramonte teachers wait - and learn to sew Kevin Roderick April 27, 1: Remember all those teachers who were summarily moved out of Miramonte Elementary School after two teachers were accused of sexually attacking children at the school?
Fox 11's Phil Shuman found out what they are doing. This is more interesting than the exercise of tweeting the sinking of the Titanic, because as you read the mundane tick-tock of events from the trial of the officers who beat Rodney King you know that something really big is coming.
There is no way, "absolutely no way, that KCET can survive as a television station," says the former head of the California Community Foundation. Television legend Dick Clark has died. The popularizer of "American Bandstand" in Philadelphia in the s went on to become a true TV programming impresario. John's hospital in Santa Monica. The Kings have wrapped up their morning skate in El Segundo and tonight try to upset the NHL's top team and advance to the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Everyone has been told to vacate by 3 p. The new home is in Burbank in a media building adjacent to NBC. The television newsman who pretty much invented the style of the tough interview in the early years of the medium died Saturday at a care facility in Connecticut. We have vintage video as tributes pour in.
He accuses Al Gore and Joel Hyatt of reneging on agreements and bungling the television channel. Current calls the allegations "false and malicious. George Lewis, the recently retired NBC News correspondent in Los Angeles, reflects on the wars he has covered and a career "running toward the guns. Chuck Hollis, assignment desk editor was 76 Kevin Roderick March 30, Suzanne Rico, the former morning co-anchor on Channel 2 who hit the road after losing her job two years ago, is back living in the Los Angeles area and blogging If you are still hearing in your head the French sex song interlude from last night's 'Mad Men' season debut, Slate's David Haglund provides the original above and some January Jones guests on Jimmy Fallon tonight.
Jon Hamm is on Tuesday. Hope we can return in the fall, but who knows. Channel 4's news chief is headed back east. Susannah Rosenblatt, a Los Angeles Times staff writer for five years until part of that time on the county beat who is now living inside the Beltway, will appear on "Jeopardy" on Thursday night. Channel 7 gets a jump on Japan tsunami anniversary Kevin Roderick February 28, 8: David Ono goes to Japan to see how things stand a year later.
The Florida newscasters don't seem cool under pressure as much as Not a bad line by the in-studio anchor about high gas prices. The final episode of "Downton Abbey" season two on Sunday night attracted a 2.
Lohan, a former inmate of the Los Angeles County jail system multiple times now, will host the next "Saturday Night Live" on March 3, the show announced on the air on Saturday.
She has no movie or TV projects to promote. Jane Yamamoto back on the air Kevin Roderick February 17, 1: All of the news operations at the longtime NBC home on Alameda in Burbank will move to a building formerly occupied by Technicolor on the Universal Studios lot. KTLA brought in a full crew, I'm told, to pull together a nearly five-minute news piece on Whitney Houston's rise and fall. If the player doesn't show, here's the link The Channel 4 anchor was in Philly pursuing her lawsuit against CBS and a former co-anchor who snooped in her email.
She claims he damaged her career, though the backstory includes plenty of signs that Lane may have helped her own downfall. LA at the Super Bowl: Los Angeles is likely to be well represented in the commercials that air during Sunday's Super Bowl. Like this one showing a flying saucer crash near Downtown.
The date of this episode is probably Oct. Police responded this morning to his Mulholland Drive home and found Cornelius dead, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot. Mister Los Angeles, getting ready for his 63rd season in the Dodgers press box, is the local sports broadcasters' choice for best radio play by play. What's he doing today, on his last day in the field? Covering the Oscar nominations. Quinn Memorial Award for journalistic achievement and distinction.
Curt Sandoval of Channel 7 tops Daily News columnist Tom Hoffarth's annual list of the top 10 sports anchors and reporters on Los angeles television.
A local female reporter leads his bottom ten list. Here's where he goes. Paula Deen confirms diabetes and endorsement deal Kevin Roderick January 17, The Southern TV chef known for her Krispy Kreme doughnut bread pudding and similar recipes went on "Today" to explain that she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes three years ago. The opener of the AMC show's fifth season will run two hours, it was announced Saturday. Dodgers and Fox make up, clearing way for sale Kevin Roderick January 11, The Dodgers won't try to sell the team's television rights now, and Fox agrees not to object to the settlement between baseball and Frank McCourt.
For the first time that I remember, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talks about hiding under the bed with his sister while his mother was beaten by a drunken father. He does a story on bomb-sniffing dogs at LAX.
Shervin Lalezary, the Beverly Hills real estate attorney and reserve deputy sheriff who made the bust of arson suspect Harry Burkhart, was on Ellen DeGeneres' show. Look at the photo.
Then anchor Megan Henderson stepped in. On this morning's show, the weatherman and his colleagues made light of him storming off a live camera the other day.
KTLA's morning weatherman stalks off camera after his segment is cut. Sex, cheerleaders and Jackie Johnson? Kevin Roderick December 19, I can't imagine that Channel 2 weathercaster Jackie Johnson could be too happy at how the station's website arranges its photo galleries. Shock and dismay in the Burbank newsroom over News Director Vicky Burns deciding to let reporter and sometime-anchor Jennifer Bjorklund go.
Even though Mayor Villaraigosa's office now admits the boss approved the sweet golden parachute with Rudolf Montiel, interim Housing Authority chief Ken Simmons "is resigning at the Mayor's request.
Tonight's report, at 8: Fox 11's Reynolds becomes a citizen Kevin Roderick November 30, 9: Art of the morning anchorman Kevin Roderick November 26, 1: Newsman-turned-artist Bill Lagattuta's latest project appears to be photographs behind the scenes of Channel 2 anchor Kent Shocknek at work. What the heck is going on at ESPN?
Kevin Roderick November 14, 4: This is notable for two reasons. Rick Perry and the debate Kevin Roderick November 13, 9: In the cold open from "Saturday Night Live," Gov. Perry has a bit of trouble finishing his points.
Colbert makes a few Cain ads of his own Kevin Roderick October 26, Stephen Colbert offers up alternatives to the campaign ad showing Herman Cain's campaign manager smoking.
It could have been worse. The show will air next Tuesday, the night after fundraisers in the Hancock Park area. Rancic, the longtime host of various E! Entertainment shows and recently the co-host of the Style Network reality series "Giuliana and Bill," went on NBC's Today this morning to talk about her treatment for breast cancer. Old police cars and other emergency vehicles, many from TV shows and movies, will be on parade Tuesday starting at Shane Goldmacher to leave LAT.
Two minutes of Zen: Rooney has been on "60 Minutes" since and this weekend's bit will be his th essay for the show. Fox 11 is flubbing its golden opportunity at 5 p. With the news that R. Durkee confronted on camera by Fox 11 Kevin Roderick September 20, Kinde Durkee, the campaign treasurer suspected of absconding with the funds of many California Democrats, has been avoiding the cameras since her release on bail.
Fred Mamoun was an L. Press Club journalist of the year in June. Twitter user veisandrew posted a cellphone picture of an NBC truck burning up just now on the freeway in Sepulveda Pass. Matt Chambers of Canyon Country brought home a safe he bought at Home Depot and inside it found family papers dating back to the s. Police are at the Channel 5 studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Disabled activist goes for a vigorous hike Kevin Roderick August 27, James Farkus Cohan says he has end-stage emphysema and, according to Channel 7, he has filed at least lawsuits against small businesses claiming they violate his rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
But the camera doesn't lie. Vin Scully announces he will return next season Kevin Roderick August 26, 9: The Los Angeles corner of Twitter and my email box just lit up with the news.
Frogtown Kevin Roderick August 23, Channel 4 took home 13 awards at last night's local Emmys, including a sweep of all three regularly scheduled newscast categories. Jerry Lewis dumped from telethon Kevin Roderick August 4, Actor Jerry Lewis said in May that he was retiring from the muscular dystrophy telethon he had hosted since , but that he hoped to make an appearance on this year's show.
Actually, he's in town to appear at the TCA press tour. Deja vu all over again. Mark Lacter August 1, 1: When dealing with pro football, don't ever assume anything. KNBC makes an anchor change at 6 p. Ana Garcia is moving back to the investigative team full-time.
The new 6 p. Parking cop who appeared in porn film fired Kevin Roderick July 21, 2: The Los Angeles city parking and traffic officer who was filmed in uniform spanking and fondling the breasts of a porn actress has been fired, the city says.
Interesting stats from Carmageddon weekend Kevin Roderick July 20, Supervisor Yaroslavsky's website team has pulled together some insightful data points from the weekend closure of the freeway. The best cooking show on television Kevin Roderick July 20, 9: It isn't even close , says Slate's Jennifer Reese. Schwada has a few words to say Kevin Roderick July 19, 8: He's not happy about it. A press release from Time Warner Cable says these were the movies its On Demand customers in Los Angeles demanded the most this past weekend: The Lincoln Lawyer All green on the Kevin Roderick July 15, 6: Best traffic on the through the Sepulveda Pass in years.
Free flow in both direction under the Mulholland Bridge — at 7 p. Political and investigative reporter John Schwada has been with the Channel 11 a long time, and last month picked up the L. Press Club's Joseph M. Quinn Award for journalistic excellence. Channel 2 interviews text message murder suspect Kevin Roderick July 14, 5: CBS 2 says it has an exclusive with the local murder suspect who was released from custody in Puerto Rico then disappeared.
Television writer and producer created Gilligan and "The Brady Bunch," TV sitcom milestones from the s that remain popular in syndication. Countdown to Carmageddon, the trailer Kevin Roderick July 12, 6: It's a "Primetime" special airing tonight on ABC.
Emmy nomination ads are on L. The question, Patrick Goldstein asks , is why? As part of the deal NBC agreed to with the International Olympic Committee last week, NBC says it will start with the Olympics to make every event available live on one platform or another.
NBC 4 reports tonight that police have a jersey with blood stains that was dropped off at a cleaners. Ron Rapoport, the author and former sportswriter and columnist, stops in as an LA Observed visiting blogger on the occasion of Dick Ebersol leaving NBC and the network getting the rights to keep airing on delay the Olympic Games.
Scott Pelley took the anchor chair on the CBS network's flagship news program tonight, and the only real suspense was how would his show cover the Anthony Weiner sex scandal. Armstrong's lawyers reportedly demanded that "60 Minutes" make an on-air apology for last month's report, and called the story "extraordinarily shoddy to the point of being reckless and unprofessional, or a vicious hit-and-run job.
CET says that all of the money raised during the three-hour telethon it aired on May 24 will go for Japanese tsunami relief efforts. At the end of the news at 11, Channel 2 anchor Pat Harvey's voice was thick with emotion as she announced the unexpected death of colleague James Kang. Traffic officers behaving badly, part 2 Kevin Roderick May 25, 3: Good lede from Channel 4 investigative reporter Joel Grover on his latest story about L.
Where is this place: Turns out it's actually the historic former home near Malibu Canyon of razor heir King Gillette, one of the more interesting Angelenos of yore. KCET is devoting the 8 to 11 p. All proceeds will go to tsunami and quake relief efforts A little follow to Saturday's post about the Channel 2 alumni who are burning up Facebook. Armstrong grand jury 'may change history of sports' Kevin Roderick May 22, 8: Actually, tonight's "60 Minutes" says it's the testimony of Lance Armstrong's former teammate and confidante, Tyler Hamilton, that threatens to rewrite the story of bike racing and its biggest American legend.
Barbara Stuart, actress in six decades was 81 Kevin Roderick May 21, 9: Stuart worked in episodic television during almost the entire run of the genre, starting with "I Led Three Lives" in and concluding with the Showtime series "Huff" in Channel 2 alumni flock to Facebook Kevin Roderick May 21, Funny, I didn't realize Pakistan's terrain is chapparal.
Channels 2 and 9 reporter Suzanne Marques blogs that she's been reading Julia Child's autobiography — and woke up Sunday morning with an insatiable craving to make Julia's Boeuf Bourguignon recipe that had a starring role in the movie "Julia and Julia. Lehrer will continue to appear on Friday broadcasts, moderating the weekly analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks. Panetta details what happened in bin Laden compound Kevin Roderick May 3, The New York Times says that the first authoritative tweet that "seemed to confirm" the news was posted at The city's Department of Transportation sent out a Sunday afternoon press release saying it had "launched a full investigation" of that KNBC report about two traffic enforcement officers appearing in a porn film while on duty and in uniform.
The plot of the April 9, episode of the television series "The Outsider," starring Darrin McGavin, hinges on the destruction of the Bunker Hill neighborhood in Downtown. Here's another reason to be mad at parking ticket writers Kevin Roderick April 29, NBC 4 tonight at 11 p. Lara Logan talks about the night she thought she'd die Kevin Roderick April 28, 2: The CBS News correspondent who was attacked in Cairo's Tahrir Square tells the New York Times that she was surrounded by men who tore at her clothes, beat her and "for an extended period of time, they raped me with their hands.
The public TV station has agreed to sell its 4. Today in the Dodgers debacle Kevin Roderick April 23, Davis and her writing partner Bob Carroll Jr. The rest was television history. Lights at night feed smog the next day Kevin Roderick April 21, 4: The artificial light we throw skyward in the city at night feeds chemical reactions that add to the haze of air pollution. The preview portrays Eli Broad as L. Channel 4 morning anchor Alycia Lane just tweeted her good news.
Rios, the VP and news director at Fox 11, has been named vice president of digital news applications at parent Fox Television Stations. ABC's announcement today that year-old soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are coming to the end isn't good news for crews numbering at least in the Go to prison, learn to dive Kevin Roderick April 8, 6: Dive school at Chino is "perhaps the most unusual prison job rehab program in the country.
Whose ethics do you prefer: Charlie Sheen's or Tina Fey's? Kevin Roderick April 3, While Sheen risks the livelihood of everyone at his show, Tina Fey lists as her greatest achievement "providing people with a nice place to work. A network executive, "who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric has not officially announced her plans," reported the move to Associated Press on Sunday night,. Times report cites unnamed "people who know about the pending deal," which as yet has no terms publicly attached.
Pat Casey, the former managing editor at Channel 2 in Los Angeles, died Saturday in Cincinnati after a year-long battle with brain cancer.
Channel 5's morning anchor explains how he came to be sent to cover the Japan disaster on short notice — and why he and his crew, producer Toni Molle and photographer Mike McGregor, came back so soon. Channel 5's morning anchor flew into LAX tonight and tweeted there's a new addition to the customs procedure: Ratings are down by half compared to a year ago and donations by former members have also dropped off, but KCET chief executive Al Jerome says that the station's broadcast Starting on Monday, KCET will broadcast a daily one-hour block of morning newscasts from international sources.
Suzanne Rico is letting her hair down Kevin Roderick March 4, The former Channel 2 anchor is blogging about being unemployed, seeing the world, getting older and quitting Botox. Plus her annoying former co-anchor. Andrew Wallenstein moves from paidContent to be television editor at Variety. Laurel Erickson back on the air in L. Kevin Roderick February 28, More than employees of the hit TV show shut down after star Charlie Sheen's recent outburst will get full paychecks for the season's final four unproduced episodes.
Finke story on the Today Show? Deadline's Nikki Finke in the 7: KCBS had a good story at 11 p. Larry Mendte, a former news anchor in Philadelphia, is interesting here in L. Serene Branson goes national Kevin Roderick February 18, 9: Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson will tell anchor Pat Harvey tonight at 11 that her on-air incident at Sunday's Grammys has been blamed on a migraine that mimicked stroke symptoms.
Also, a Salon writer blasts LA Weekly. Quick media hire of note Kevin Roderick February 15, Sara Catania, the talented L. Click the link to watch the video over there. Tribune's vertical video player doesn't embed well here. Branson should have gone to hospital Kevin Roderick February 15, The NYT quotes a stroke specialist who suspects, in the footage of Serene Branson that aired live on the Channel 2 news here Sunday night, that we saw rare and medically valuable video of an ischemic stroke as it is happening.
Anchors read statement about Branson on the news Kevin Roderick February 15, CBS has put in a copyright claim to get YouTube to take down all the videos it can find of Channel 2 reporter Serene Branson's on-air medical event last night.
Serene Branson's report from the Grammys Sunday night went awry soon after Paul Magers threw to her live. LA and ends up with blood on her face. Hat tip to Movie City News Afternoon notes Kevin Roderick February 3, 5: Downtown stadium, City Hall, Egypt and more. Amanpour gets sit-down with Mubarak Kevin Roderick February 3, Here's her exclusive interview. All that new flexibility in the broadcast schedule can be a good thing.
KCET today at 4 p. It's the only station in Los Blogger's home burglary makes the 11 o'clock news Kevin Roderick January 31, 9: That messy break-in we told you about Friday — at the home of food blogger Barbara Hansen — is the subject of a story coming tonight at 11 p.
Why isn't so clear. Tonight's episode kicked off the first Los Angeles project ever of the venerable public television franchise. Long before Jack LaLanne became an infomercial pitchman, he was America's best-known health and fitness advocate. Keith Olbermann announced on the air that tonight's "Countdown" show was his last, and the network followed quickly with a press release.
To much surprise, he said yeah, could be. Honest media tweet o' the day Kevin Roderick January 17, This was actually last night, just before the 10 o'clock news began on Fox 11 here, from anchor Jeff Michael. Kevin Roderick January 15, Flattery, spoof or desperation? Kevin Roderick January 14, 1: Ana Patricia Candiani will be the new 6 p. Local media tweet o' the day? Kevin Roderick January 12, From Channel2's irrepressible Jackie Johnson.
KOCE president and CEO Mel Rogers still can't quite believe that his little Orange County station that nearly went off the air a few years ago has suddenly become the public broadcasting powerhouse of Southern California.
She posts on Twitter: This Adoptee found biological family! Here's where in Los Angeles he runs in the meantime. Philharmonic maestro Gustavo Dudamel took another step into the big media world with a guest appearance last night on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
This is the time of year when television reporters and critics descend on Los Angeles to receive the same canned pitching on shows. Channel 5 reporter Eric Spillman blogs that Kriski, the morning guy at KTLA, is once again hoping to be released from the hospital soon. Total viewing of broadcast networks and basic cable channels rose to an average of 34 hours per person per week. Channel 5 reporter Elizabeth Espinosa began the day standing beside I-5 in the shivering Grapevine area talking about — and tweeting about — the cold weather.
Then she popped out some other news. So that's why they call it a duopoly Kevin Roderick December 27, 5: Channel 2 and 9 weathercaster Evelyn Taft is certainly working a full shift today. Monday notes Kevin Roderick December 27, 4: Oscar ballots go out, the falling murder rate, new execs at KCET and more.
Natalie Portman doesn't dance, she acts Kevin Roderick December 27, 3: Now the Hullabaloo Dancers — they dance. Channel 4 begins the news with a little comedy Kevin Roderick December 23, Anchor Chuck Henry opened tonight's 11 o'clock news with an unusual first item. Plus an Alicia Patterson fellowship winner. Here's a YouTube clip.
Channel 2 delves into black-brown relations Kevin Roderick December 16, 5: A half-hour news special, "Eye on our Community: Here's what the station says it will air in primetime, after a news block at 6 p.
A memo obtained by Media Matters shows how Fox News staffers were directed to use the preferred Republican phrase in place of "public option" in the Obama health care plan Mark Kriski back in hospital Kevin Roderick December 7, Lu Parker changes job titles Kevin Roderick December 6, 2: KTLA reporter Lu Parker is shifting to "special feature correspondent," a move that she says will let her work on stories "that inspire and represent residents in Los Angeles.
Fox 11's Gigi Graciette tweeted a little behind-the-scenes reality from the studio before she took the air at noon. James Hibberd has been television editor at the Hollywood Reporter. He gets a gracious send-off in a memo to the staff this evening from editorial director Janice Min. ABC moves correspondent to L.
Kevin Roderick November 22, 9: City of Demons" debuts Jan. The newly independent public station wants your programming, especially if it's already paid for. A documentary called "Out: Huell Howser sings a song Kevin Roderick November 10, Huell Howser made his television singing debut on last night's California's Gold , belting out a rendition of "California, here he comes.
Olbermann suspended for donating to Democrats Kevin Roderick November 5, Kings' win tonight, they remained the top team in the National Hockey League.
Which makes the sports report by Jim Hill tonight on Channel 2 that much more ragged. Zach Behrens, the editor of LAist for going on three years, is moving to KCET to help the newly independent station get deeper into blogging.
Fox News takes a victory lap Kevin Roderick November 3, Dana Milbank says Tuesday's election for Fox News Channel was the culmination of two years of hard work to bring down Barack Obama - and it was time for an on-air celebration of a job well done.
Lu Parker, activist Kevin Roderick October 25, 6: Lu Parker opens up, but isn't asked very much Kevin Roderick October 21, 5: The Times sent over Calendar reporter Greg Braxton, but it appears from the story they didn't talk about very much.
The show's Bruce Lisker segment airs Saturday night. KCET's new independence needs to include local programming that makes people mad — more Huell Howser folksiness and Sam Rubin hosting old movies won't cut it, I argue in my Channel 7 says that Time Warner aired Oprah in Spanish, so it will re-air at 1: KCET mainstay Huell Howser tweets that he hasn't been told what the future holds at the station now that it's going independent. KCET will become an independent public station on January 1, the station announced, citing an "inability to reach an agreement on a reduction in PBS fees and greater programming flexibility.
The creator of "Law and Order: No, the broke city isn't actually spending a billion dollars so its cops can, you know, fly. Channel 34's website has cut up the weekend debate between the candidates for governor into sixteen bite-size video segments. Before he died in August , longtime "48 Hours" correspondent Harold Dow working for more than a year on a story about Southern California serial killer Rodney Alcala and his "year odyssey of rape, murder and eluding justice.
NFL in Spanish irks some L. NBC is airing tonight's football game between the Jets and the Dolphins with some production graphics in Spanish. Those graphics and some commercials in Spanish have apparently sparked a bunch of complaints to KNBC.
Where stop sign cameras are located in L. Kevin Roderick September 22, 9: Channel 2 has mapped the locations of what it calls the only cameras in the state placed to catch drivers running stop signs. What ever happened to: Alan Mendelson Kevin Roderick September 20, 8: Alan Mendelson, the former Channel 9 business and consumer reporter, talks to the L.
Business Journal about his kidney and pancreas transplant, his infomercials pitching paid products and how he sees his firing from KCAL after 16 years. Garcetti gets to practice his mayor look Kevin Roderick September 13, 2: Kevin Roderick September 13, There's been some chuckling around town, especially among TV news folks, about Channel 9 getting caught with its graphics out of synch on the night of the San Bruno disaster up north.
Leno's ratings trail Conan's in the demographic Kevin Roderick September 2, Jay Leno's overall audience is bigger than Conan O'Brien's was in the Tonight show chair, but it's way off what Leno used to get. And in the key demographic that advertisers look for, well, Leno is no Conan. Sure, it's already Thursday and the Emmys were Sunday. New look for Channel 2 news on the web Kevin Roderick September 2, Plus a whole lot that has little to do with CBS.
The number of American households that have a TV set on at 4: Tribune bankruptcy talks break down as key players flee Kevin Roderick August 20, Sam Zell's plan to emerge from bankruptcy "has unraveled in the wake of an independent report concluding that talks leading up to the company's leveraged buyout bordered on fraud," the Chicago Sun-Times reports today. Gregory the Great, knighted by the pope for his service to the Catholic church and the community.
I missed most of it, but the sentiment was similar to a couple of tweets Olbermann Jay Leno last night asked people on Melrose Avenue some questions about places around the world. In what country are the Hawaiian Islands? Everybody failed, of course. Stan Chambers makes it official Kevin Roderick August 11, Stan Chambers to retire Kevin Roderick August 10, 9: The dean of Los Angeles television reporters — and it's not even close — turns 87 tomorrow and is expected to hang up his mike at an 11 a.
The main ingredients of American counterculture formation all guest-starred in last night's "Mad Men" episode: Josh Rubenstein gets the title of Chief Meterologist for the two stations and will take over weather responsibilities for the 5 a. KTLA reporter has launched her Lu Parker Project, it has a website , a logo and a flack, boyfriend Mayor Villaraigosa is taking part in the kickoff event, and there's a story on the L.
Former District Attorney Gil Garcetti stood in on last night's episode of "The Closer" as the police chief of a certain major city who departs just before the department's new headquarters opens. Al Jazeera's man in L. A couple of Los Angeles television news veterans retire from their stations this week. They were feted by colleagues Johnson had been battling brain cancer and underwent surgery in January. He died Tuesday evening at age Larry King to vacate later this year Kevin Roderick June 29, 4: Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you.
Kevin Roderick June 25, 8: Schwada stays on tickets story Kevin Roderick June 22, Fox 11's John Schwada is riding the Mayor Villaraigosa ticket story hard. June 20 is the one-year anniversary of the videotaped shooting death in Tehran of Neda Agha-Soltan.