ABC Entertainment prexy Ted Harbert will be the featured speaker at the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors’ first general membership meeting Jan. 12 at Chasen’s. * * * Frito-Lay Inc., which…
Brian Lowry: Changing Channels
Decker Anstrom, who's served as acting president of the National Cable Television Assn. since July, will be tapped to fill the prexy post on a permanent basis today, according to industry sources.
Two first-year sitcoms have been picked up for additional episodes, with CBS giving a full-season commitment to TriStar TV's "The Nanny," while NBC confirmed punching up additional episodes of its…
If there's one man in television who believes that necessity is the mother of invention it's Bob Wright. After riding out the most tumultuous years in his rocky seven-year tenure, the NBC chairman…
The Orange Bowl, NBC's primetime national championship showdown between Nebraska and Florida State, scored an 18.9 rating/32 share New Year's Day.
This two-hour special recapping 35 years of recorded music may have been more interesting had the folks from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences included some blunders instead of this…
Facing clear Nielsen evidence that their primetime ratings have flattened, ad-supported cable networks are scrambling to attract more viewers.
It's time for another primetime hospital stint, but "Birdland," specializing in psychiatric patients and headed by shambling Dr. Brian McKenzie (Brian Dennehy), seems unlikely to fill the bill. The…
The entertainment industry's bid to ward off TV violence legislation will soon get a boost from a coalition of book publishers, newspaper trade associations and the American Civil Liberties Union.
The British government has launched a review of U.K. media ownership laws that could make it easier for newspaper owners to enter commercial television.