An emotional Grant Tinker urged industry execs Tuesday to "swim against the flow of lowest-common-denominator" programming in accepting this year's NATPE lifetime achievement honor.
With spirits buoyed by a healthy TV advertising market and a bountiful harvest of new shows, the syndie biz is ready to shout a hearty hurrah as NATPE '98 gets under way in New Orleans this week.
King World Prods. is expected to unveil today a development pact with the NBC-owned stations for a syndie morning strip targeted for a fall 1999 debut.
Viacom Entertainment topper Jonathan Dolgen sounded the alarm on behalf of UHF station owners here at the Assn. of Local TV Stations confab Monday.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich addressed a showbiz industry group in Beverly Hills on Thursday, but he might as well have been speaking to the Boise chapter of the Kiwanis Club.
The senior management team of the new Barry Diller-led USA Networks Inc., comprising most of Universal's TV assets, is taking shape with the appointment of U TV vet Steve Rosenberg as president of…
Polygram Television has beefed up its management team, bringing on five new execs and expanding the responsibilities of distribution chief Matt Cooperstein. The new hires and Cooperstein's promotion…
Cheri Vincent has been promoted to senior VP of finance and administration for Twentieth Television.
For the first time in a decade, a rival talkshow has pulled alongside "Oprah Winfrey" in the national household ratings derby. Universal TV's surging "Jerry Springer" tied King World Prods.' longtime…
Dan Rather wants to get harder -- on CBS' nightly newscast, that is. The veteran CBS newsman credited the network newscast's recent ratings growth to the decision to emphasize hard news on the…
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