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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Sun Staff Writer | February 12, 1995
If money were no object, if you had just won the BIG lottery, what car would you buy?The staff at public television's "MotorWeek" may have the answer in their annual Drivers' Choice Awards announced at the Baltimore International Auto Show.Actually the staff cheated a bit. They came up with three "Dream Machines" awards this year.The first is the BMWCSi, which John Davis, host of the nationally broadcast show produced by Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills, calls "the biggest, baddest, BMW coupe yet."
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September 10, 2012
Brian Roberts of Forest Hill has been named executive producer of MotorWeek, Maryland Public Television's long-running national automotive series. In his new role, Roberts will oversee all aspects of the daily production of the PBS show that airs weekly in 92 percent of public television markets nationwide. "Brian Roberts is a tremendous asset to the MotorWeek team, keeping all the day-to-day production elements on track so that new episodes can be delivered each week," MotorWeek's creator and host John Davis said in a press release.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2001
A Baltimore County judge dismissed yesterday part of a $40 million suit against Maryland Public Television filed by an Idaho company that alleges an MPT report was unfair in portraying their automotive product as dangerous and showing an exploding car to make its point. Oz Technology Inc. of Rathrum sued MPT in February after a report on MotorWeek, a consumer-oriented weekly automotive show produced by the Owings Mills-based network. The suit by Oz alleges the MotorWeek report about the company's automotive refrigerant HC-12a was "untrue, false and defamatory."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2001
A Baltimore County judge dismissed yesterday part of a $40 million suit against Maryland Public Television filed by an Idaho company that alleges an MPT report was unfair in portraying their automotive product as dangerous and showing an exploding car to make its point. Oz Technology Inc. of Rathrum sued MPT in February after a report on MotorWeek, a consumer-oriented weekly automotive show produced by the Owings Mills-based network. The suit by Oz alleges the MotorWeek report about the company's automotive refrigerant HC-12a was "untrue, false and defamatory."
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By Sandra Crockett | September 12, 1993
Lisa Barrow's fate was sealed in a little red Corvette."I remember, my father had a 1962 Corvette that I used to love riding in," says the feature reporter and associate producer for "MotorWeek" television program.The automotive program is shown on Maryland Public Television and began national syndication yesterday on commercial television. In Baltimore, it will be on both MPT (Channels 22 and 67) and WJZ (Channel 13).Ms. Barrow has been intrigued with the car world ever since riding in that treasured red Corvette when she was about 5 years old.Now she's one of the few female broadcast reporters whose beat is exclusively automobiles.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | September 14, 1995
Only one series premieres tonight, as ABC's "Charlie Grace" brings back one of television's "hunks," Mark Harmon. The Maryland Public Television series "MotorWeek" also reaches a significant milestone.* "Seinfeld" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- What's up with this? Did you notice the suc cessful sitcom still airing in first-run on NBC is now in daily rerun syndication?* "Charlie Grace" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Mark Harmon ("Reasonable Doubts," "St. Elsewhere") returns to series TV as a Los Angeles private investigator, a former cop. His character has tough cases to solve and a 12-year-old daughter to raise.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1995
It's a car shopper's dream: all of Detroit's latest models, along with those from automakers around the world, parked in one location.The 11th International Auto Show opens today at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.The show was shifted to its Baltimore County location from the usual downtown site this year because of construction to expand the Baltimore Convention Center.The show, which runs through Feb. 12, will feature more than 300 cars and light-duty trucks from about 35 manufacturers, from Hyundai and Geo to Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar.
EXPLORE
September 10, 2012
Brian Roberts of Forest Hill has been named executive producer of MotorWeek, Maryland Public Television's long-running national automotive series. In his new role, Roberts will oversee all aspects of the daily production of the PBS show that airs weekly in 92 percent of public television markets nationwide. "Brian Roberts is a tremendous asset to the MotorWeek team, keeping all the day-to-day production elements on track so that new episodes can be delivered each week," MotorWeek's creator and host John Davis said in a press release.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Sun Staff Writer | April 30, 1994
If General Motors Corp. boosts production at its Baltimore van plant, as is being considered, the folks at the A. O. Smith Corp. auto parts manufacturing plant in Belcamp are in good position to pick up a big slice of new business.The Harford County plant, which employs 72 and supplies engine frames and other structural components used in the Baltimore-built Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari vans, has been honored with GM's most prestigious supplier award -- the Mark of Excellence.Fewer than 8 percent of GM's 3,600 suppliers have qualified for the award that has to do with the quality and cost of parts `D produced and the timeliness of deliveries.
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By Steve McKerrow | March 20, 1992
A headline error in last Friday's column suggested Maryland Public Television was covering "Spring Break '92" activities in Florida. The network that telecast the annual event was cable's MTV.ON AND OFF THE AIR:* Attention, parents of college students: Look for your kids on cable's MTV network this weekend.On second thought, maybe you shouldn't. The rock generation network today launches "Spring Break '92," its annual weekend-long coverage of frolicking undergraduates who converge on Daytona Beach, Fla., for respite from their studies.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer | September 14, 1995
Only one series premieres tonight, as ABC's "Charlie Grace" brings back one of television's "hunks," Mark Harmon. The Maryland Public Television series "MotorWeek" also reaches a significant milestone.* "Seinfeld" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- What's up with this? Did you notice the suc cessful sitcom still airing in first-run on NBC is now in daily rerun syndication?* "Charlie Grace" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Mark Harmon ("Reasonable Doubts," "St. Elsewhere") returns to series TV as a Los Angeles private investigator, a former cop. His character has tough cases to solve and a 12-year-old daughter to raise.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Sun Staff Writer | February 12, 1995
If money were no object, if you had just won the BIG lottery, what car would you buy?The staff at public television's "MotorWeek" may have the answer in their annual Drivers' Choice Awards announced at the Baltimore International Auto Show.Actually the staff cheated a bit. They came up with three "Dream Machines" awards this year.The first is the BMWCSi, which John Davis, host of the nationally broadcast show produced by Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills, calls "the biggest, baddest, BMW coupe yet."
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Sun Staff Writer | February 4, 1995
It's a car shopper's dream: all of Detroit's latest models, along with those from automakers around the world, parked in one location.The 11th International Auto Show opens today at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.The show was shifted to its Baltimore County location from the usual downtown site this year because of construction to expand the Baltimore Convention Center.The show, which runs through Feb. 12, will feature more than 300 cars and light-duty trucks from about 35 manufacturers, from Hyundai and Geo to Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar.
FEATURES
By Sandra Crockett | September 12, 1993
Lisa Barrow's fate was sealed in a little red Corvette."I remember, my father had a 1962 Corvette that I used to love riding in," says the feature reporter and associate producer for "MotorWeek" television program.The automotive program is shown on Maryland Public Television and began national syndication yesterday on commercial television. In Baltimore, it will be on both MPT (Channels 22 and 67) and WJZ (Channel 13).Ms. Barrow has been intrigued with the car world ever since riding in that treasured red Corvette when she was about 5 years old.Now she's one of the few female broadcast reporters whose beat is exclusively automobiles.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1995
In a year of Congressional haggling over cutbacks in federal funding for public television, donations to Maryland Public Television from its viewers rose 7 percent.That increase in membership revenues, plus the additional income generated by television programs produced by MPT and distributed nationally or internationally, added up to an 8 percent increase in overall annual revenues, station executives said yesterday.This year, the station received $4.5 million -- up from $4.2 last year -- in membership revenues, or donations from viewers, according to MPT figures.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears | October 14, 1999
'Backyard Bash'Think you could anchor the evening news? Read from a TelePrompTer? Operate a news camera? Try your best at the Maryland Public Television Backyard Bash Sunday. Bring the family and learn firsthand how television is created. Meet MPT celebrities, including "MotorWeek" host John Davis and "HealthWeek" on-air talent. Watch live stage shows featuring Bob the Vid Tech, costume characters from "Sesame Street" and the "Puzzle Place." Sit in on financial workshops on the set of "Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser."
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