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November 18, 2005
Twenty-five years after his death, Dateline NBC (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) looks at the life and murder of John Lennon (above).
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By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | January 29, 2006
Last spring, Melissa Burch Harton told Howard County police, she went out for a night of drinking with her friend -- a fellow clinical psychology doctoral student -- that ended in an argument. Then she strangled her friend, according to the Columbia woman's confession to police. Tomorrow, Harton, 26, of the 5600 block of Columbia Road is scheduled to go on trial in Howard County Circuit Court, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Natasha Bacchus. On March 9, Bacchus' body was discovered on the parking lot of the Dorsey Hall pool by a neighbor walking through the area about 7 a.m. Harton was originally charged with second-degree murder.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 26, 1993
NBC News came under severe criticism yesterday following its second on-air apology in recent weeks for presenting misleading stories.Tom Brokaw apologized Wednesday on the "NBC Nightly News" for a Jan. 4 story on federal forest management in Idaho's Clearwater National Forest. Earlier this month, the network admitted it faked a flaming crash of a General Motors pickup truck on its new magazine series "Dateline NBC."In the apology, Mr. Brokaw said NBC News "inadvertently used dead fish from another forest farther south, not Clearwater."
FEATURES
November 18, 2005
Twenty-five years after his death, Dateline NBC (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) looks at the life and murder of John Lennon (above).
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,TV Critic | March 31, 1992
"Dateline NBC," the network's new magazine show featuring Jane Pauley and Stone Phillips, is wall-to-wall touchy-feely, come-on-baby-light-my-fire TV journalism.There's a story on a 79-year-old widow in rural Iowa who lost her life's savings to a Washington lawyer who specializes in misleading direct mail solicitations. The segment features reporter Brian Ross as the knight on white horse championing her cause, tracking down the lawyer and confronting him with the ultimate weapon, a videotape of his victim's anguish.
BUSINESS
December 22, 1992
USF&G Corp.USF&G Corp. shares slumped yesterday as its biggest bull, Kidder Peabody & Co.'s Steven Gavios, widened his 1992 loss estimate on the property and casualty insurer and slashed estimates for 1993 and 1994.Mr. Gavios cited lower-than-expected investment income that will be only partially offset by improved underwriting performance. He expects USF&G to post an operating loss of $1.30 a share in 1992, wider than his earlier estimate of $1.15. For 1993, he slashed his estimate for operating profit to 45 cents a share, from 90 cents.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1995
The Fox network previews a new kids' anthology show tonight, Mary Tyler Moore is on "Dateline NBC," and the offbeat comedy troupe known as The State, from MTV, breaks into network prime time with a Halloween special.* "Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- An hour-long special launches an anthology series to air regularly on Friday afternoons. Based on the children's book series by R. L. Stine, the first edition tells the story of a young girl who dons a mask to scare the boys who humiliated her. Fox.* "Dateline NBC" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
NEWS
By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | January 29, 2006
Last spring, Melissa Burch Harton told Howard County police, she went out for a night of drinking with her friend -- a fellow clinical psychology doctoral student -- that ended in an argument. Then she strangled her friend, according to the Columbia woman's confession to police. Tomorrow, Harton, 26, of the 5600 block of Columbia Road is scheduled to go on trial in Howard County Circuit Court, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Natasha Bacchus. On March 9, Bacchus' body was discovered on the parking lot of the Dorsey Hall pool by a neighbor walking through the area about 7 a.m. Harton was originally charged with second-degree murder.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | March 3, 1993
The president of ABC Entertainment calls them the "dramas of the '90s."At CBS, they are referred to as the future of network news.NBC is just as excited, despite its best and brightest, "Dateline NBC" with Jane Pauley, being badly burned by a rigged test-crash of a GMC pickup in a November show.Prime-time newsmagazines are the hottest moneymaker in entertainment TV this year. Because of that, new ones will be springing up all over the dial in coming months -- including ABC's "Day One," which debuts at 8 p.m. Sunday on WJZ (Channel 13)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic The New York Times contributed to this article | February 10, 1993
In a total reversal of its position just a few hours earlier, NBC News said on-air last night that it was wrong to stage a crash-test fire of a General Motors pickup truck on "Dateline NBC" last November and apologized to GM for doing so.The admission and apology were part of a settlement reached last night between NBC News and GM, which resulted in GM's withdrawing a lawsuit that it had filed Monday against the network, according to "Dateline NBC" co-anchorwoman...
ENTERTAINMENT
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 1, 2005
With the farewell last month of ABC's NYPD Blue, and the recent announcement that Monday Night Football will move to ESPN next season, there is a seismic shift in the normally stable list of longest-running current prime-time series. When football gets punted to cable, two new slots will have opened in what might be called "TV's Tenured 10." With the new tally, there are some notable trends: The top three shows on the list will have premiered at 10-year intervals: 60 Minutes on CBS in 1968, ABC's 20/20 in 1978, and 48 Hours on CBS in 1988.
FEATURES
December 31, 2004
One dirty practical joke deserves - and begets - another in Johann Strauss Jr.'s 1874 opera Die Fledermaus (8:30 p.m.-11 p.m., WETA, Channel 26), recorded during a 2003 Washington performance. Washington Opera director Placido Domingo pops up in a cameo. At a glance WJZ 13 Special: Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular (11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) - The news team covers the fun and fireworks live. CBS. Bait (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) - Feds release a small-time crook, believing he'll lead them to stolen gold.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2000
Maria Shriver has it all. She is a mother, an award-winning broadcast journalist and the author of a best-selling children's book. She is the wife of movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a Kennedy. And she has a killer smile. But Shriver's life hasn't been without struggle. She's tried to be Superwoman and failed, been fired as co-anchor of "CBS Morning News" in 1986, and has grieved over the loss of family members. If only someone had told her before she graduated in 1977 from Georgetown University what she could have expected to find in the real world, maybe her life would have been different.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1997
What happens when men and bears have to share the land? Find out on ABC tonight."Polar Bears: Arctic Terror" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Yeah, they look cute, but they can be pretty darn dangerous. Just ask the folks of Churchill, Manitoba, which has become the unofficial polar bear capital of the world. A large population of the critters spends its autumns there looking for food, and while that's great for the tourist industry, it's not always so wonderful for the townspeople. This latest "World of Discovery" special looks at the uneasy truce that has developed between human and bear and includes home video footage of a bear so taken by the smell of baking cupcakes that it practically destroyed a house in search of more.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 9, 1997
Executives at Fox dug deep into their vaults and made a startling find: a previously unseen episode of "Married With Children." Aren't we lucky?"Mad TV" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The best from Fox's late-Saturday-night comedy showcase are being repackaged for this prime-time run. Among tonight's skits: "Mother of Mercy," a takeoff on "Striptease," about a stripper fighting against world strife, and "Phone Sex," in which a man calls a sex hot line and his mother answers. Fox."
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1997
President Clinton gets to show himself in a light that has nothing to do with Paula Jones, Whitewater or even gimpy knees, tonight on VH1."Rising Sun" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes are detectives assigned to figure out how a young woman turned up dead under particularly odd circumstances inside the headquarters of a large Japanese corporation. Connery's the old pro called in because he understands the Japanese and their ways, while Snipes is the no-nonsense cop who simply wants to solve the case -- and isn't sure Connery's character has the same goal.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | October 25, 1994
A series that had developed a cult following before being canceled returns from the dead tonight -- an event not every cult can claim about the object of its devotion. Also tonight, "Dateline NBC" begins its coverage of the World Series that wasn't, while Biography on A&E tackles a monster subject: Frankenstein.* "Alien Nation: Dark Horizon" (8-10 p.m., Channel 45) -- Two of the writer-producers of "Northern Exposure," Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, take a career step backward, so to speak, by writing a new installment of the previous series on which they worked.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | August 19, 1993
NEW YORK -- For the second time this year, the broadcast news-magazine "Dateline NBC" has come under fire from one of its subjects, this time a North Carolina eye clinic that notified NBC yesterday that it intended to sue the network.Andrew Lack, the president of NBC News, said the network considered its reporting on the clinic to be fair and accurate.Under North Carolina law, a broadcaster must get five days' notice before a lawsuit is filed to allow time for a report to be retracted.Mark McDaniel, the executive director of the clinic, the Southeastern Eye Center of Greensboro, said: "If we don't hear from NBC, a suit will definitely be filed.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 23, 1997
The Memorial Day weekend kicks off with an interesting documentary on AMC detailing how a bunch of Hollywood stars spent World War II."JAG" (8 p.m.-9 p.m. and 9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Two chances (both repeats from January) to get in step with the adventures of the fine folks of the military's Judge Advocate General's office: First, the gang has to track down a super-patriot who's stolen the Declaration of Independence (man, what would that fetch on the autograph market?); second, Harm (David James Elliott)
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 9, 1997
A lot's happening tonight, including the conclusion of the "Knots Landing" reunion miniseries, a Barbara Walters interview with Marcia Clark and the first half of a two-part "Homicide: Life on the Street" season finale. "Family Matters" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Tonight's the last night for Jaleel White as Urkel -- but only on ABC, where he goes out with a 3-D blast. Next season, Urkel and "Family Matters" resurface, in the same time slot, on CBS -- part of that network's plan to build its own kid-friendly "T.G.
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