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By Los Angeles Daily News | September 17, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- In editing a two-hour tribute to his father, Michael Landon Jr. discovered no revelations about the kind of life the elder Landon lived.He heard a few new stories about his father, but mostly what he learned confirmed what he already knew -- Michael Landon cherished family values and possessed a keen sense of humor."He loved to laugh, he loved to make other people laugh," said Mr. Landon, who along with his older sister, Leslie, and Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman host NBC's "Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love," at 8 p.m. tonight (Channel 2)
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May 13, 2009
Miss California keeps crown Miss California USA can retain her crown even though she failed to reveal she had posed in her underwear as a teenager, pageant owner Donald Trump said Tuesday. Carrie Prejean appeared by Trump's side as he made the announcement at New York's Trump Tower. Trump also defended the answer that Prejean gave at last month's Miss USA pageant when she was asked her view of marriage by judge Perez Hilton, a celebrity blogger. She said she believes marriage is between a man and a woman.
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By Peter B. Flint and Peter B. Flint,New York Times News Service | July 2, 1991
Michael Landon, who won fame as Little Joe Cartwright in the classic television series "Bonanza" and enhanced his celebrity as a creator, writer and director of other television hits, died yesterday at his ranch in Malibu, Calif. He was 54.His death was announced by a spokeswoman for his lawyer, 12 weeks after Mr. Landon disclosed he had inoperable cancer of the liver and pancreas. "I am going to fight it," the boyishly handsome entertainer told reporters on April 5, adding, "Live every minute, guys."
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By Louis R. Carlozo and Louis R. Carlozo,Chicago Tribune | February 9, 2007
The transgression that dogs much faith-based art - and leaves its stain on The Last Sin Eater - is the inability to divorce art from agenda; that is, you can feel the filmmaker forcing the round peg of evangelism into the square hole of creative excellence. That's not to say the film by Michael Landon Jr. of the Francine Rivers novel is mawkish - far from it. But this tale of a bizarre Welsh repentance ritual in 1850s Appalachia hardly preaches Christian gospel in sublime fashion. And once that domino falls, you can bet your stack of Left Behind novels that: The Last Sin Eater (Fox Faith Movies)
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September 18, 1991
"Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love," a tribute to the late actor scheduled to air last night on CBS, will be shown from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday on Channel 2. Last night's broadcast was pre-empted locally by the Orioles-Red Sox telecast.
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By Louis R. Carlozo and Louis R. Carlozo,Chicago Tribune | February 9, 2007
The transgression that dogs much faith-based art - and leaves its stain on The Last Sin Eater - is the inability to divorce art from agenda; that is, you can feel the filmmaker forcing the round peg of evangelism into the square hole of creative excellence. That's not to say the film by Michael Landon Jr. of the Francine Rivers novel is mawkish - far from it. But this tale of a bizarre Welsh repentance ritual in 1850s Appalachia hardly preaches Christian gospel in sublime fashion. And once that domino falls, you can bet your stack of Left Behind novels that: The Last Sin Eater (Fox Faith Movies)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 30, 1991
There will be a second Michael Landon special on network television in September. And, yes, David Letterman really is mad about not getting Johnny Carson's job, but he won't be leaving NBC any time before April 1993.Those were the major announcements yesterday from Warren Littlefield, president of NBC Entertainment, at a press conference here with television critics.Last week, CBS said it would air the two-hour pilot movie of Landon's new series, "Us," during the new season's premiere week of Sept.
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May 13, 2009
Miss California keeps crown Miss California USA can retain her crown even though she failed to reveal she had posed in her underwear as a teenager, pageant owner Donald Trump said Tuesday. Carrie Prejean appeared by Trump's side as he made the announcement at New York's Trump Tower. Trump also defended the answer that Prejean gave at last month's Miss USA pageant when she was asked her view of marriage by judge Perez Hilton, a celebrity blogger. She said she believes marriage is between a man and a woman.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 20, 1991
Michael Landon fans will be moved by "US." Others will find this film, which airs at 9 tonight on WBAL-TV (Channel 11), simplistic and overly sentimental. In other words, "US" is classic Landon."US" is the two-hour pilot for a proposed weekly series that Landon made before his death. He wrote, produced, directed and stars in the story about a man released from prison after serving 18 years when new evidence clears him of murder.The project did not make CBS' fall schedule. Then, after Landon died in July, the network said it would air the pilot during fall premiere week as Landon's "final gift to all of us," which is going overboard by any yardstick.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 2, 1991
It will not be easy for some of us to let go of Michael Landon, who died of cancer yesterday at 54. Landon's television image is directly connected to some of our most powerful emotions and beliefs.Family values. The civilizing of the frontier. Doing good works. Happy endings. For more than 30 years in some of the most successful shows in TV history, Landon's characters were linked in profound ways to those aspects of our national identity.Our first video connection to Landon was as Little Joe Cartwright "Bonanza," the youngest of the three Cartwright boys who were helping their father settle and run the mighty Ponderosa ranch.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | September 20, 1991
Michael Landon fans will be moved by "US." Others will find this film, which airs at 9 tonight on WBAL-TV (Channel 11), simplistic and overly sentimental. In other words, "US" is classic Landon."US" is the two-hour pilot for a proposed weekly series that Landon made before his death. He wrote, produced, directed and stars in the story about a man released from prison after serving 18 years when new evidence clears him of murder.The project did not make CBS' fall schedule. Then, after Landon died in July, the network said it would air the pilot during fall premiere week as Landon's "final gift to all of us," which is going overboard by any yardstick.
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September 18, 1991
"Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love," a tribute to the late actor scheduled to air last night on CBS, will be shown from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday on Channel 2. Last night's broadcast was pre-empted locally by the Orioles-Red Sox telecast.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | September 17, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- In editing a two-hour tribute to his father, Michael Landon Jr. discovered no revelations about the kind of life the elder Landon lived.He heard a few new stories about his father, but mostly what he learned confirmed what he already knew -- Michael Landon cherished family values and possessed a keen sense of humor."He loved to laugh, he loved to make other people laugh," said Mr. Landon, who along with his older sister, Leslie, and Melissa Gilbert-Brinkman host NBC's "Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love," at 8 p.m. tonight (Channel 2)
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 30, 1991
There will be a second Michael Landon special on network television in September. And, yes, David Letterman really is mad about not getting Johnny Carson's job, but he won't be leaving NBC any time before April 1993.Those were the major announcements yesterday from Warren Littlefield, president of NBC Entertainment, at a press conference here with television critics.Last week, CBS said it would air the two-hour pilot movie of Landon's new series, "Us," during the new season's premiere week of Sept.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 2, 1991
It will not be easy for some of us to let go of Michael Landon, who died of cancer yesterday at 54. Landon's television image is directly connected to some of our most powerful emotions and beliefs.Family values. The civilizing of the frontier. Doing good works. Happy endings. For more than 30 years in some of the most successful shows in TV history, Landon's characters were linked in profound ways to those aspects of our national identity.Our first video connection to Landon was as Little Joe Cartwright "Bonanza," the youngest of the three Cartwright boys who were helping their father settle and run the mighty Ponderosa ranch.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Evening Sun Staff | July 2, 1991
BRANDON Tartikoff admitted that around NBC Entertainment, eyebrows were raising and eyes were rolling. Here was Michael Landon, not long from his long-running family hit "Little House on the Prairie," trying to sell another show, one about an apprentice angel who came down to Earth and did nice things for people.Right, Tartikoff thought, the great American public that in 1984 was putting "Dallas," "Dynasty," "The A-Team" and "Magnum P.I." in the Top 10 was going to sit still for an hour watching Michael Landon play an angel.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Evening Sun Staff | July 2, 1991
BRANDON Tartikoff admitted that around NBC Entertainment, eyebrows were raising and eyes were rolling. Here was Michael Landon, not long from his long-running family hit "Little House on the Prairie," trying to sell another show, one about an apprentice angel who came down to Earth and did nice things for people.Right, Tartikoff thought, the great American public that in 1984 was putting "Dallas," "Dynasty," "The A-Team" and "Magnum P.I." in the Top 10 was going to sit still for an hour watching Michael Landon play an angel.
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By Gerri Kobren | April 16, 1991
Michael Landon's good humor last week as he announced to the press in California that he has advanced pancreatic cancer was an exhibition of extraordinary grace in a difficult situation.In fact, the prognosis in most cases of cancer of the pancreas is not encouraging: The vast majority of pancreatic tumors are known as adenocarcinomas, which rarely cause symptoms until they have passed the point of no return.Cure is rare, and survival time is more often measured in months than in years, according to Dr. Richard Kaplan, associate professor of oncology and medicine at the University of Maryland Oncology Center.
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By Peter B. Flint and Peter B. Flint,New York Times News Service | July 2, 1991
Michael Landon, who won fame as Little Joe Cartwright in the classic television series "Bonanza" and enhanced his celebrity as a creator, writer and director of other television hits, died yesterday at his ranch in Malibu, Calif. He was 54.His death was announced by a spokeswoman for his lawyer, 12 weeks after Mr. Landon disclosed he had inoperable cancer of the liver and pancreas. "I am going to fight it," the boyishly handsome entertainer told reporters on April 5, adding, "Live every minute, guys."
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