TV History


CBS is suddenly selling more properties than Frank Leo & Associates. On the heels of the news that CBSViacom had reached a deal to sell their Manhattan headquarters comes word that the media giant has also put its 40-arce, Studio City, Calif., production centre on the block. This will be heartbreaking news to Jim Belushi.

I did not meet, and have no first-hand stories, about Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones drummer who passed away Tuesday. The 80-year-old died in a London hospital just a week or so after the band announced that they would proceed with their next tour without him. I was at a 2003 Television Critics Association HBO

Another sign that the old broadcast network era is finally at an end. It was announced on Tuesday that Harbor Group International has entered into a definitive agreement with ViacomCBS for the purchase of 51 West 52nd St. in Midtown Manhattan. The cost: US$760 million. The 38-story office tower was known as the CBS Building

I was still in the art department of TV Guide Canada when Night Court emerged as one of NBC’s strongest assets, along with The Cosby Show, Cheers and Hill Street Blues. There was a wide, counter top light table in the art department which illuminated dozens of slides. Pipe smoking editor Ken Larone, the one adult in an office full of twentysomethings,

One of the last surviving members of a cherished Canadian voice troupe from the early ’60s has passed away. Alfie Scopp, 101 years of age, died July 24 in Toronto. He was one of the golden voices associated with the talented Toronto troupe who spoke for characters from the 1964 beloved annual holiday classic “Rudolph

The one and only time I encountered Jackie Mason in person he was selling Chicken Soup. Not the dish; the TV show. Co-starring the English actress Lynn Redgrave as his Irish Catholic girlfriend, Chicken Soup cast Mason as what he was at the time, a middle-aged Jewish man with a droll but searing sense of