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2008-11-14 06:00:12

By David Lieberman NEW YORK -- NBC and Fox unveiled on Thursday a local television news-sharing plan that promises to reduce the number of reporters, trucks and helicopters assigned to cover major events -- and could grow into a nationwide effort to slash one of the biggest costs for most TV stations. Following a test that began in May, the stations owned by NBC and Fox in Philadelphia will formalize in January an arrangement that turns some of their camera crews over to a jointly run...

2008-11-13 12:00:14

The Fox Television Stations and NBC Local Media will form a local news service in Philadelphia, with plans to roll out the service in other markets where both companies own and operate local television stations. The announcement was made today by Jack Abernethy, Chief Executive Officer, Fox Television Stations Inc., and John Wallace, President, NBC Local Media. The service will gather and distribute general market video coverage to the participating stations, allowing them to efficiently...

2008-10-13 12:00:28

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fred I. Young, Senior Vice President, News, for Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. will retire from the company at year-end, concluding a distinguished 46-year career. Young will continue to serve in an advisory and consulting role with the company and its television stations. Brian Bracco, who is currently a corporate Vice President, News, for Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. will succeed Young in oversight of the Company's corporate news efforts....

2008-09-08 00:00:12

.FOX Networks, the leading international ad network operated by Fox International Channels, today announced the appointment of Daija Arias as online regional ad sales director for the New England and central U.S. territories. Arias brings more than 20 years' experience in advertising sales to her position at .FOX Networks and is an expert in the U.S. Hispanic (USH) market. In her new role at .FOX Networks, Arias will provide strategic direction for the .FOX sales team and lead media sales...

2008-08-27 12:00:55

Two class action lawsuits filed on behalf of residents of Cameron, Mo., allege an area plant caused a sudden outbreak of brain tumors among residents. Attorney Grant L. Davis alleged in the lawsuits filed against unnamed companies that arsenic and lead found at the Rockwood Industries plant were likely to blame for the growing number of brain tumor diagnoses among the town's citizens, KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Mo., reported Wednesday. "The people who are responsible for illegally dumping...

2008-08-14 00:00:29

By Deborah Orr Last Night's TV FLYING: CONFESSIONS OF A FREE WOMAN BBC4 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? BBC1 Until she was about 42, Jennifer Fox had believed that she was living exactly the life that she'd wanted. Based in New York, surrounded by a network of close friends, she had felt happy working as a documentary film-maker and lecturer on film-making, travelling and working all over the world. Then her great friend Pat had been diagnosed with a brain tumour, and suddenly Fox twigged...

2008-08-13 06:00:33

Fox Head, Inc., an international leader in the youth lifestyle clothing market, and Loop'd Network(TM), the leading social network for action sports and youth culture, today launched the Fox Brigade community at www.foxbrigade.com. Expanding the power of the Fox brand online, the Fox Brigade will be a hub for members to engage and interact around four major community drivers; Athlete Sponsorship, Exclusive Content, Special Offers - from contests to member only events, and Direct Access to Fox...

2008-08-01 18:00:23

LAKE PLACID, N.Y., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ice Capades(TM) makes its triumphant return to Lake Placid, NY on August 16th 2008. The all-new Ice Capades is a reinvention of a treasured brand, paying homage to the legendary troupe of Olympians, jugglers, clowns, comedians, barrel jumpers, and chorus girls -- plus many new surprises. JoJo Starbuck, two-time Olympian and three-time U.S. champion has signed on as Artistic Director for the new Ice Capades. Ice Capades(TM) has an amazing and...

2008-07-30 00:00:20

CHICAGO _ Bennigan's, which helped to invent the suburban tavern-themed dining craze more than 30 years ago, abruptly closed dozens of stores Tuesday and filed for bankruptcy, a casualty of a brutal economy that has wracked the restaurant industry. Bennigan's shuttered its roughly 150 company-owned stores, though its franchisee-owned outlets will remain open. The closed stores are likely to stay that way: Bennigan's and its sister chain Steak & Ale filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning...

2008-07-29 18:00:22

By Boston Herald Jul. 29--Bennigan's is down to a single restaurant in Massachusetts following a bankruptcy filing by its parent company. The company abruptly closed its Boston restaurant, an Irish-themed tavern located at 191 Stuart St. in the city's theater district, this morning. The Bennigan's in Peabody had closed several weeks ago, according to city officials there. That leaves a franchisee-owned Bennigan's in Lenox. An employee who answered the phone there said the Lenox...


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