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By Ray Richmond | January 4, 2014
So I read someplace that it's a new year - 2014, is it? - and for those of us in Burbank, it can mean only one thing: We are mere weeks away from NBC 's “Tonight Show” departing Burbank after a nearly 42-year run here. Jay Leno's final “Tonight” here will be Feb. 6. Jimmy Fallon's first “Tonight” in New York will be Feb. 17, right smack in the middle of NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics. By all accounts, this transition is far more orderly and less acrimonious than the last time NBC tried one of these little changeovers in 2010.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | August 22, 2009
BURBANK — “The Jay Leno Show” may do more harm than good for local economies, even as it prepares to begin rolling tape from a studio here next month, experts say. Although the show will bring production jobs and spending to the area, it will simultaneously crowd out potential dramas from prime-time TV spots, costing the region hundreds of possible entertainment-industry jobs at a desperate time for labor markets, experts say....
ENTERTAINMENT
By Pamela Wells | June 23, 2006
"The Journey is the Reward" hangs from the ceiling in the home of Mark James. It's this belief combined with passion, hard work, determination and a love for the news that has led this local man to be part of a Channel 4 News team recognized for excellence in broadcast journalism by receiving the University of Georgia's George Foster Peabody Award. "I feel honored to be part of this team," James said. "I can't take credit for all the hard work that went into this." Charlie, the family dog, jumps on James as he walks toward his family room.
NEWS
December 6, 2000
DOWNTOWN -- NBC "Today Show" entertainment reporter Jim Brown will interview director Richard Fleischer just before the screening of his film "Tora Tora Tora" at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Alex Theatre. The film gives both Japanese and American perspectives of the events that led up to the United State's violent entry into World War II. Director Fleischer has directed many films including "Soylent Green" and "The New Centurions." Tickets are $8.50 and $6 for society members.
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By Christopher Cadelago | September 21, 2009
BURBANK — A small group of demonstrators huddled outside NBC Studios on Monday, calling on world leaders to take decisive action on climate change as President Obama prepares for a series of meetings this week. Carrying signs and mobile phones synchronized to buzz at 12:18 p.m., the handful of protesters were part of a worldwide flash mob sending a rush of phone calls to world leaders urging action on climate change, said Ron Piasecki, organizer and local member of Avaaz, an online group that seeks stronger environmental and human rights protections.
BUSINESS
By Christopher Cadelago | October 3, 2009
BURBANK ? A handful of KNBC workers took to the streets Thursday to mark what their union has characterized as an ?unhappy anniversary? ? six months since their union contract with NBC Universal expired. The master agreement between National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA and NBC Universal expired March 31, leaving about 2,500 NBC Universal employees at the network and its television stations in Burbank, New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago without a contract.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | November 17, 2007
BURBANK — Politics collided with Hollywood as Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards joined striking writers on the picket lines Friday in front of NBC studios. “We want to make sure everyone in the union has a fair chance,” he said to 600 picket-waving strikers and supporters. “Your brothers and sisters across all unions are in unison with you. “Unions are the only way to ensure that huge corporate conglomerates don’t take over America.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | August 15, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene .   BERGMAN IN NBC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME With a 13-4 victory on Friday night against the Liberal BeeJays, the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, of which St. Francis High graduate Christian Bergman is a member, advanced to today’s National Baseball Congress championship game at 6 p.m. CST against the El Dorado Broncos in Wichita, Kan. Bergman, who...
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 5, 2010
Former Glendale Community College student and comedic writer Dan Harmon returned this week to the campus that inspired his popular NBC television show "Community," screening an un-aired episode and encouraging students to "follow your laziness. " In a casual forum that could be best described as part inspirational speech, part stand-up comedy routine, Harmon told the standing-room-only audience that creative people have the most success when they give themselves the time and license to explore ideas.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
Comcast Corp.'s earnings jumped nearly 30% in its first quarter as more customers signed up for high-speed Internet service.  But the cable Goliath also showed strength in some an unexpected quarters: the long-lagging NBC broadcast unit and Universal Pictures, which released two hit movies, including "The Lorax. " For the quarter ended March 31, the Philadelphia-based company said its net income grew to $1.22 billion, or 45 cents per share, from $943 million, or 34 cents per share, from the year-earlier period.
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By Ray Richmond | January 4, 2014
So I read someplace that it's a new year - 2014, is it? - and for those of us in Burbank, it can mean only one thing: We are mere weeks away from NBC 's “Tonight Show” departing Burbank after a nearly 42-year run here. Jay Leno's final “Tonight” here will be Feb. 6. Jimmy Fallon's first “Tonight” in New York will be Feb. 17, right smack in the middle of NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics. By all accounts, this transition is far more orderly and less acrimonious than the last time NBC tried one of these little changeovers in 2010.
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May 2, 2012
Comcast Corp.'s earnings jumped nearly 30% in its first quarter as more customers signed up for high-speed Internet service.  But the cable Goliath also showed strength in some an unexpected quarters: the long-lagging NBC broadcast unit and Universal Pictures, which released two hit movies, including "The Lorax. " For the quarter ended March 31, the Philadelphia-based company said its net income grew to $1.22 billion, or 45 cents per share, from $943 million, or 34 cents per share, from the year-earlier period.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | November 5, 2010
Former Glendale Community College student and comedic writer Dan Harmon returned this week to the campus that inspired his popular NBC television show "Community," screening an un-aired episode and encouraging students to "follow your laziness. " In a casual forum that could be best described as part inspirational speech, part stand-up comedy routine, Harmon told the standing-room-only audience that creative people have the most success when they give themselves the time and license to explore ideas.
BUSINESS
By Christopher Cadelago | October 3, 2009
BURBANK ? A handful of KNBC workers took to the streets Thursday to mark what their union has characterized as an ?unhappy anniversary? ? six months since their union contract with NBC Universal expired. The master agreement between National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA and NBC Universal expired March 31, leaving about 2,500 NBC Universal employees at the network and its television stations in Burbank, New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago without a contract.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | September 21, 2009
BURBANK — A small group of demonstrators huddled outside NBC Studios on Monday, calling on world leaders to take decisive action on climate change as President Obama prepares for a series of meetings this week. Carrying signs and mobile phones synchronized to buzz at 12:18 p.m., the handful of protesters were part of a worldwide flash mob sending a rush of phone calls to world leaders urging action on climate change, said Ron Piasecki, organizer and local member of Avaaz, an online group that seeks stronger environmental and human rights protections.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | August 22, 2009
BURBANK — “The Jay Leno Show” may do more harm than good for local economies, even as it prepares to begin rolling tape from a studio here next month, experts say. Although the show will bring production jobs and spending to the area, it will simultaneously crowd out potential dramas from prime-time TV spots, costing the region hundreds of possible entertainment-industry jobs at a desperate time for labor markets, experts say....
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | August 15, 2009
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene .   BERGMAN IN NBC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME With a 13-4 victory on Friday night against the Liberal BeeJays, the Anchorage Glacier Pilots, of which St. Francis High graduate Christian Bergman is a member, advanced to today’s National Baseball Congress championship game at 6 p.m. CST against the El Dorado Broncos in Wichita, Kan. Bergman, who...
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | November 17, 2007
BURBANK — Politics collided with Hollywood as Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards joined striking writers on the picket lines Friday in front of NBC studios. “We want to make sure everyone in the union has a fair chance,” he said to 600 picket-waving strikers and supporters. “Your brothers and sisters across all unions are in unison with you. “Unions are the only way to ensure that huge corporate conglomerates don’t take over America.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Pamela Wells | June 23, 2006
"The Journey is the Reward" hangs from the ceiling in the home of Mark James. It's this belief combined with passion, hard work, determination and a love for the news that has led this local man to be part of a Channel 4 News team recognized for excellence in broadcast journalism by receiving the University of Georgia's George Foster Peabody Award. "I feel honored to be part of this team," James said. "I can't take credit for all the hard work that went into this." Charlie, the family dog, jumps on James as he walks toward his family room.
NEWS
December 6, 2000
DOWNTOWN -- NBC "Today Show" entertainment reporter Jim Brown will interview director Richard Fleischer just before the screening of his film "Tora Tora Tora" at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Alex Theatre. The film gives both Japanese and American perspectives of the events that led up to the United State's violent entry into World War II. Director Fleischer has directed many films including "Soylent Green" and "The New Centurions." Tickets are $8.50 and $6 for society members.
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