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The TV ZoneOff this week but no reason at the moment not to a.) Express my profound regret at the state of the New York Jets, as I do every year at this time (sometimes, most times, a little earlier than......
The Swampby Mark Silva The presidential debut on comedic TV tonight carries certain risks and rewards - the risk of immersing in levity in the midst of economic calamity, the reward of piercing the bubble of the presidency to communicate directly......
Times Staff WriterWillis Edwards had been in some deep holes before, but nothing had prepared him for that moment, late in 1996, when he arrived at the Veterans Administration hospital in Westwood, 130 pounds left on his 6-foot-3 frame, suffering from AIDS. For most of...
Tags: Laws, Health, African Americans, Employers, Sidney Poitier
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday August 4, 2000 "The Tic Code" is one of the toughest kinds of movies to make--thoseintended to enlighten the public about an often misunderstood physical affliction. The trick, of course, is to get the message across through an...
Tribune architecture criticThe pharaohs had the Pyramids. America's rulers, as biographer Robert Caro once observed, have the presidential libraries. The styles of these shrines run the gamut, from comfy vernacular (Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, N.Y.) to mausoleum modern...
Tribune staff reporterThe heat of this intense political season crossed over to CNN's "Crossfire" Friday and continued to make a stir on the Web Monday after Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," blasted the CNN program during a guest appearance. Though...
Tags: Wesley Clark, Health, Firearms, Government, Lost (tv program)
Los Angeles TimesJohnny Carson, who in three decades as host of "The Tonight Show" became one of America's most influential entertainers as well as one of television's most powerful figures, died Sunday. He was 79. His nephew, Jeff Sotzing, a former producer of "The...
Andy Meisler's last story for the magazine was about the Pink Dot delivery service.At the wheel of a dusty 1997 Chrysler convertible on this warm, cloudless mid-September afternoon is a shortish, roundish, 66-year-old man known mostly these days as Chuck Harris. With his moptop of white hair, the unlined face of a child actor, which...
Tags: Public Employees, KTLA, George Carlin, Television, Eddie Murphy
South Florida Sun-SentinelEvery half hour, he climbs the steps of a worn lookout tower at the dusty airfield and squints into the distance over a land of scrub brush and desert dunes. His eyes are his radar. His nose is a barometer. His body instinctively measures the force of...
Tribune staff reporterThere was no way Gary Bell was going to maintain a straight face while awaiting his appearance on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" last month. That's because sitting right behind him was this 6-foot-11-inch, all crazy and happy, loosey-goosey teenager cracking...
Times Staff WritersThe Church of Scientology uses celebrity spokesmen to endorse L. Ron Hubbard's teachings and give Scientology greater acceptability in mainstream America. As far back as 1955, Hubbard recognized the value of famous people to his fledgling, off-beat...
Oh, so now they get it right. It figures that, after several years' worth of increasingly dull MTV Video Music Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles--shows that lived up to their hype primarily in the vulgarity department--the move back to New York's Radio...
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