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By Los Angeles Times | August 13, 1995
Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and Microsoft Corp. are holding "serious" discussions about Microsoft acquiring a $1 billion to $2 billion stake in Turner to help the broadcasting company make a bid for CBS Inc., executives involved in the talks say.Ted Turner, chairman of Turner Broadcasting, wants to outbid Westinghouse Electric Corp., which made a $5.4 billion offer for CBS at the beginning of this month but is awaiting regulatory and other approvals, the executives said.Mr. Turner and Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman, met recently in the Seattle area along with several top executives of their companies to discuss their plans, the sources said.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2000
Ever wonder where that Wascally Wabbit came from? Tomorrow night on cable's Cartoon Network, an hour's worth of rare animated shorts from Warner Bros. studios, including several not seen anywhere for decades, will air as a special episode of "ToonHeads," a weekly showcase of classic cartoons. And while much of what can be seen on "The Lost Cartoons" are only pieces of a whole, the hour is still one that animation fans shouldn't miss. When Warner decided to venture into animation in the late '20s under producer Leon Schlesinger (whose slight lisp was said to be the inspiration for Daffy Duck's voice)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1996
It's a night for comparisons, as TV offers you the chance to evaluate movie versions of "Little Women" made 60 years apart and performances by Richard Dreyfuss before and after he became famous."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 12, 1994
Ted Turner has an answer for everything.At least, that's the way it seemed during his press conference with TV critics gathered in Los Angeles for their summer press tour.Why has his Cartoon Network failed to catch on?"Well, first of all, look at the cartoons we bought from the Hanna-Barbera library. You've got Yogi Bear and 'The Jetsons' and 'The Flintstones' and 'The Smurfs' -- they're all decent, sweet, little programs."We don't go to the shoot-'em-up type cartoons that Fox network has with, you know, the Power Rangers.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 27, 1996
What's Oliver North been doing since he spent a couple million dollars trying to win a U.S. Senate seat from Virginia? Judging by his recurring guest spot on "Jag," it looks like he's trying to become a TV star. Sure beats politics."The Simpsons" (6 p.m.-6: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Homer and Barney compete to become the first average American in space.HTC "Jag" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- An assassin gunning for Boris Yeltsin shoots Meg (Tracey Needham) instead. Bummer. Oliver North guest stars.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | June 3, 1995
One group of young people has a chance to quiz the governor, while another group -- patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center -- provides the object of a successful annual telethon.* "Talking With the Governor" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Taped in April, the Fox 45 News special with anchors Lisa Willis and Jeff Barnd features 40 students from state high schools and middle schools questioning Governor Parris N. Glendening on topics from education to crime.jTC * "Unsolved Mysteries" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
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By Krishana Davis | April 25, 2014
Randy Myers might technically be in the business of selling books, but he says he doesn't fret the impact the Internet or e-readers is having on the business, recently opening his second Collector's Corner comic book shop in February in Harford County. “People want to hold [comics] in their hand,” Myers said. “It's the tactile nature of the comic book that gives it more of a chance at surviving the digital age. It's not just the words, but it's the illustrations.” The shop prides itself on its selection of popular titles, such as the widely known series-turned-hit-TV-show “The Walking Dead,” the classic DC and Marvel Comics brands and small stapled comics from obscure indie brands such as Microcosm Publishing.
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By Diane Werts and Diane Werts,Newsday | January 9, 1994
Look! Up there in the sky:It's a bird. It's a plane. It's . . .250 channels!Yes, it's satellite TV, strange visitor above our own planet, with powers that far outstrip those of ordinary cable.It's a tube-lover's dream, that's for sure, as I discovered during my first wander through the back roads of the sky. Recently, with a satellite descrambler remote in my hands for the first time (at my sister's house in the cable-less countryside of rural Michigan), I sat down to take a quick look -- and ended up glued to the sofa.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | January 27, 1995
Comcast Cablevision, Howard County's largest cable company, will raise its monthly rates by as much as 95 cents for some channel packages starting March 1, company officials told County Executive Charles I. Ecker in a Jan. 25 letter."
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By Geoff Boucher and Geoff Boucher,Los Angeles Times | August 17, 2008
HOLLYWOOD - George Lucas, looking overheated under the midday sun, gamely worked the red carpet recently at the world premiere of the latest cinematic installment to his space saga, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. At one point, Lucas was photographed with one of his most avid fans, a grinning, chubby fellow from Pennsylvania who showed up at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre wearing two-day stubble, a sweat-stained shirt and a brimmed frontier hat that Indiana Jones would admire. That guy, Dave Filoni, also happens to be the director of Clone Wars (which opened this weekend across the U.S.)
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