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December 1, 1994
Stock exchange bars ex-traderJoseph Jett, a former Kidder, Peabody & Co. trader accused of creating $350 million in phony profits, was barred yesterday by the New York Stock Exchange from trading securities or working for an NYSE-affiliated employer.The Big Board said it censured Mr. Jett for refusing to testify before a panel investigating his trading.Mr. Jett has said he is innocent of the charges.GM Delaware plant to stay openGeneral Motors Corp. plans to keep open its Wilmington, Del., car assembly plant until at least mid-1998, two years beyond its scheduled closing, the plant's 3,800 employees were told yesterday.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | April 13, 1996
Roseanne says one of the reasons she decided to produce a sketch comedy show for Rupert Murdoch's Fox network is that she's "sick of white-guy college humor," which she feels typifies "Saturday Night Live" on NBC."You know, that whole sensibility that came out of the '70s with comedians like Steve Martin," she said in a telephone press conference this week."It's some guy standing up there smugly telling you about how cool he is."That, says Roseanne, is what her "Saturday Night Special," which premieres at 11 tonight on WBFF (Channel 45 for a six-week trial run)
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By LIZ SMITH and LIZ SMITH,Tribune Media Services | October 29, 2007
The famed Temple of Dendur hadn't seen so many of the high born and wealthy since the Egyptians gave it as a gift to the United States in 1965 and it was awarded to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1967. VIPs of finance, society, media and showbiz poured into the grand old place made into a backlit wonder when Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes kicked off their Fox Business Network gala. New Yorkers fall apart when it rains. Taxis disappear and people cuddle up at home and start making excuses for not going out, but not the other night.
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By Bloomberg News | May 21, 2008
NEW YORK - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. named Wall Street Journal publisher Robert Thomson as the newspaper's managing editor yesterday, succeeding Marcus Brauchli. Thomson's appointment was approved by a special committee created to oversee the Journal's editorial integrity, New York- based News Corp. said in a statement. Murdoch is remaking The Wall Street Journal, the second- largest U.S. newspaper based on daily circulation, to emphasize more general news and compete with the New York Times.
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By Kevin Crust and Kevin Crust,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 3, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - Wrong Turn suffers a fate similar to that of many other horror and supernatural thrillers released in the last decade: It leaves you with the feeling that you're watching an episode of The X-Files, only Mulder and Scully never show up. In this case, the feeling is especially strong, as the movie closely recalls an episode called "Home," featuring the inbred Peacock brothers. Perhaps Rupert Murdoch (the owner of the studio and the network behind the movie and the show) has found a new way to repurpose horror.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | December 13, 1994
"Frasier" has even more competition than usual tonight. In addition to "Home Improvement" on ABC, there's the latest Museum of Radio & Television special on Fox -- one devoted to science fiction, at a time when the genre has never been hotter. There's also a TV special that, not too many years ago, would have sounded like sci-fi: a live broadcast from Antarctica.* "Live From Antarctica" (2-2:30 p.m., channels 22, 67) -- This program isn't just coming to your home -- it's being fed directly to schools.
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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 David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 20, 1994
Los Angeles -- CBS is not for sale.That was the message repeated here yesterday from a testy Laurence Tisch, who said he would continue to run the network (( himself and make it the most profitable in broadcasting.For all his effort at trying to spike reports of a network in turmoil, however, the 71-year-old CBS president and chairman did not rule out the possibility of another merger, like the one that fell through last week between CBS and Barry Diller's QVC. And, worse for CBS employees and stockholders, Tisch gave no indication of having a plan to fix what ails the network.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | January 24, 1997
God may love all creatures great and small but he especially likes them tall -- and balding, and filled with the rigid, rumpled, fearful look of an ex-police inspector in over his head. And with mustaches. And with the name John Cleese.Carry on, Cleese!Cleese is back, eight years after "A Fish Called Wanda" with "Fierce Creatures," boasting the same cast (Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Palin and a double dosage of Kevin Kline) arrayed in roughly the same personality range as before, but utterly unconnected to the earlier shenanigans and reimagined in a completely foolish plot.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2011
Last Sunday, I wrote about the way in which British tabloid values had already taken root in American media and corroded the soul of our press. I was challenging the conventional wisdom here that our journalistic standards are somehow vastly superior to those of the British. I think too many analysts are using the News of the World scandal to support that false belief. I am hoping we can use the discussion to help us pull back from the values Rupert Murdoch had helped import.
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