CNN president Tom Johnson has flown to Iraq to try and land an interview with Saddam Hussein. He is the only top executive from this country's news operations to go to Baghdad since the latest round…
President Bill Clinton is expected to appear on an ABC News special targeted at kids, with the special to air on a Saturday morning sometime in February.
The national Radio Television Council announced yesterday that it would recommend granting national television licenses to six stations. Of those six, four are already operating, while two have not…
In 1961, when he was producing "The Garry Moore Show" and "Candid Camera," both top-rated shows for the network, CBS said Bob Banner was "a rare combination of showman and scholar" and to cite his…
Gregg Filandrinos, VP-general manager of KDNL, St. Louis, has been named chairman of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s affiliate board, succeeding Kevin O'Brien of KTVU Oakland.
KCBS-TV is among the stations clearing Genesis Entertainment's "Paradise Beach" for a summer test launch. The early fringe strip, a youth-oriented dramatic series, has been cleared in seven of the…
Barry Kemp knows about creating sitcoms, both for established comedy stars ("Newhart,")"Delta") and for actors new to the comedy field ("Coach"). He's not sure which is easier.
DIC Animation City and Turner Program Services have joined forces to produce a series of one-hour quarterly interview spex hosted by sports commentator Marv Albert.
It started with a phone call from then-Paramount chief BrandonTartikoff.
Hearst Entertainment and Transactional Media Inc. have formed a partnership to develop and distribute programming with a direct marketing bent, much along the lines of ABC's recently completed test…
Comedian Paul Reiser realized he could think like a producer when he made a key decision on a HBO special he was making.