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By Bill Carter and Bill Carter,New York Times News Service | July 4, 1995
America's most pervasive cultural export is a television show that was canceled after one season on NBC, has never earned an award or even any critical respect for dramatic excellence and is often derisively called "Babewatch."But facts are facts. "Baywatch," which is about the adventures of lifeguards on a California beach but is really mostly about swimwear and suntan lotion, has a wider audience on the planet Earth than any other entertainment show in history.As one of its financial backers put it, "Over a 30-day period it certainly reaches almost every person in the world who watches television."
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By Dan Berger | February 12, 2001
Basically, the plan will reduce your taxes by 2 percent and your neighbor's by 10 per cent. Whether Sharon negotiates will depend on what kind of government coalition he forms, unity or narrow. Hizzoner has learned mustn't bark at a black female elected official the way he may at a white, male, appointed one. Life is not fair. "Baywatch" is following "Guilligan's Island" to television heaven, to rerun for eternity.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1995
It's a night of firsts: "Baywatch," "The John Larroquette Show" and "Saturday Night Live" offer season premieres, and two new hTC series also make their debut, including "Baywatch Nights" in syndication and "The Home Court" on NBC.*"Baywatch" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- As Maxwell Smart used to say, would you believe this is the world's most popular television show? The syndicated series about lifeguards in California -- sometimes called "Babewatch" or "Bodywatch" -- is seen in more than 100 countries and launches a new season with David Hasselhoff continuing as beach boss.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1996
How did people survive snowstorms before television? Heck, when you've been locked inside your house for a couple of days, even the soap operas start to look good. Fortunately, there's enough on today that you won't have to resort to such desperate viewing measures.* "Baywatch" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Who cares what this episode is about? There's 500 feet of snow on the ground outside, and right there on your TV tube are truckloads of beautiful people in swimsuits, cavorting on the beach.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | July 30, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- David Hasselhoff says that at age 41 he has finally arrived: After four years of working in Malibu, he has made enough money to live there."
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By Dan Berger | February 12, 2001
Basically, the plan will reduce your taxes by 2 percent and your neighbor's by 10 per cent. Whether Sharon negotiates will depend on what kind of government coalition he forms, unity or narrow. Hizzoner has learned mustn't bark at a black female elected official the way he may at a white, male, appointed one. Life is not fair. "Baywatch" is following "Guilligan's Island" to television heaven, to rerun for eternity.
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By R. D. Heldenfels and R. D. Heldenfels,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 11, 1995
David Hasselhoff told his driver to back up.Struggling with a new cellular phone "that I'm about to return," Mr. Hasselhoff did not want to head into a canyon that might cut off his link to a TV writer hundreds of miles away.It was 6 a.m. in California, but Mr. Hasselhoff had been up for hours. He had hit the gym at 4:30 a.m. to tone up the 42-year-old body on display in his international hit series "Baywatch."And what could have been a quiet ride afterward was instead time for an interview.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 2, 1995
We have a nice potpourri of offerings today: some sports, some bods, some Bonds and some unfortunate wastes of time. Should be something for everyone.* "College Basketball: Massachusetts at Maryland" (noon-2:30 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- The Terps go up against the Minutemen, who made it to the Final Eight last year, in another early-season episode of "Life Without Joe Smith."* "College Football: Army vs. Navy" (noon-3:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Can Navy beat Army for the first time since 1991?
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By Marc Gunther and Marc Gunther,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 16, 1993
The TV programs "Baywatch," "L.A. Law" and "Medicine at the Crossroads," an eight-hour PBS series about health care, have little in common but this: They most likely would not be on the air here if Europeans weren't watching them there.Producers of American TV shows are increasingly striking it rich overseas, particularly in Europe, where broadcast and cable networks are growing.Exporting television programs has become so profitable for producers that what the foreign markets want affects what viewers see here.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 8, 1995
TEHRAN -- For thousands of Iranians, the Oklahoma bombing was a cliffhanger mystery that was left hanging.A new law banning satellite dish TV antennas took effect two days after the bombing, just about the time of the first arrests."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1995
There's an awful lot of fluff in tonight's prime-time lineup, so tread carefully.* "Baywatch" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Mary Lou Retton helps the gang organize a Special Olympics event. I bet she smiles a lot and is perky as all get out.* "Stars in the Making" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- As fluff, I suppose this is entertaining enough, and it's fun seeing Jodie Foster, Jane Seymour, Candice Bergen, Nicholas Cage, Kurt Russell and others in their formative stages. My recommendation: rent "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 2, 1995
We have a nice potpourri of offerings today: some sports, some bods, some Bonds and some unfortunate wastes of time. Should be something for everyone.* "College Basketball: Massachusetts at Maryland" (noon-2:30 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- The Terps go up against the Minutemen, who made it to the Final Eight last year, in another early-season episode of "Life Without Joe Smith."* "College Football: Army vs. Navy" (noon-3:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Can Navy beat Army for the first time since 1991?
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By Bill Thomas and Bill Thomas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 9, 1995
The brochures started arriving last spring. At first, it was so hard to tell them apart from the usual ads for time-sharing beach condos, I hardly even noticed. Who reads postcards from the University of South Florida? So I just tossed them out with the rest of the junk mail. Until one day I happened to catch the name of the addressee on a full-color catalog from Cornell: Mr. Brendan A. Thomas.That's when it suddenly hit me. My 17-year-old son, who last cleaned up his room in the late 1980s and recently started bathing in after-shave, had entered one of America's most fiercely competitive marketing niches.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1995
It's a night of firsts: "Baywatch," "The John Larroquette Show" and "Saturday Night Live" offer season premieres, and two new hTC series also make their debut, including "Baywatch Nights" in syndication and "The Home Court" on NBC.*"Baywatch" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- As Maxwell Smart used to say, would you believe this is the world's most popular television show? The syndicated series about lifeguards in California -- sometimes called "Babewatch" or "Bodywatch" -- is seen in more than 100 countries and launches a new season with David Hasselhoff continuing as beach boss.
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By R. D. Heldenfels and R. D. Heldenfels,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 11, 1995
David Hasselhoff told his driver to back up.Struggling with a new cellular phone "that I'm about to return," Mr. Hasselhoff did not want to head into a canyon that might cut off his link to a TV writer hundreds of miles away.It was 6 a.m. in California, but Mr. Hasselhoff had been up for hours. He had hit the gym at 4:30 a.m. to tone up the 42-year-old body on display in his international hit series "Baywatch."And what could have been a quiet ride afterward was instead time for an interview.
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By Bill Carter and Bill Carter,New York Times News Service | July 4, 1995
America's most pervasive cultural export is a television show that was canceled after one season on NBC, has never earned an award or even any critical respect for dramatic excellence and is often derisively called "Babewatch."But facts are facts. "Baywatch," which is about the adventures of lifeguards on a California beach but is really mostly about swimwear and suntan lotion, has a wider audience on the planet Earth than any other entertainment show in history.As one of its financial backers put it, "Over a 30-day period it certainly reaches almost every person in the world who watches television."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1995
There's an awful lot of fluff in tonight's prime-time lineup, so tread carefully.* "Baywatch" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Mary Lou Retton helps the gang organize a Special Olympics event. I bet she smiles a lot and is perky as all get out.* "Stars in the Making" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- As fluff, I suppose this is entertaining enough, and it's fun seeing Jodie Foster, Jane Seymour, Candice Bergen, Nicholas Cage, Kurt Russell and others in their formative stages. My recommendation: rent "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 9, 1996
How did people survive snowstorms before television? Heck, when you've been locked inside your house for a couple of days, even the soap operas start to look good. Fortunately, there's enough on today that you won't have to resort to such desperate viewing measures.* "Baywatch" (6 p.m.-7 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Who cares what this episode is about? There's 500 feet of snow on the ground outside, and right there on your TV tube are truckloads of beautiful people in swimsuits, cavorting on the beach.
NEWS
By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 8, 1995
TEHRAN -- For thousands of Iranians, the Oklahoma bombing was a cliffhanger mystery that was left hanging.A new law banning satellite dish TV antennas took effect two days after the bombing, just about the time of the first arrests."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | July 30, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- David Hasselhoff says that at age 41 he has finally arrived: After four years of working in Malibu, he has made enough money to live there."
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