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New set unveiled at Channel 2 (photos)

KCBS_New_Set.jpg The set rolled out on Monday's 5 p.m. news on CBS LA. Photos include an interview area and backstage green room.

Soul Train dancers reunion at LACMA

soul-train-iris2.jpg Especially on a day like today, we need to be reminded of the joy in the world.

Mitra Kalita leaving LA Times for CNN

mitrakalita-cnn.jpg The managing editor for digital strategy lasted just over a year.

Yes, the NYT has a story about Liberté Chan's dress

liberte-chan-in-sweater.jpg The outrage that isn't about the scandal that wasn't crosses over from the web.

Was KTLA weather babe really told to cover up?

liberte-chan-sweater-ktla-g.jpg Liberte Chan says it was her co-anchor's joke when she was handed a cardigan sweater to wear over her sparkly black dress.

'Outlander' a great fit for TV writer Anne Kenney

sam-heughan-anne-kenney-out.jpg Kenney has been around since "L.A. Law" but the Starz show "Outlander" has changed her life.

Inside the eye of the Outlander storm

claire-jamie-grab.jpg Writers Bloc invited the stars of "Outlander" for a panel in Beverly Hills and insanity ensued.

LAT TV writer jumps to The Wrap and other moves on the beat

collins-doty-thewrap.jpg Longtime TV reporter Scott Collins will be TV editor, and Michael Schneider joins Penske Media. Plus more.

Erin Andrews wins $55 million in damages over nude hotel video*

erin-andrews-civil-trial-cnn.jpg Other female reporters tell Sports Illustrated a depressing story of hyper-vigilance, fear and never feeling truly safe in their rooms.

Eddie Einhorn, 80, left his mark on sports and media

eddie-einhorn-book.jpg Einhorn brought college basketball, especially UCLA, to TV audiences. He later became co-owner of the Chicago White Sox.

Mark Thompson returns to Fox 11 weather desk

mark-thompson-fox11-grab.jpg Channel 11's longtime weathercaster and host showed up over the weekend and will be around for awhile.

Tom Bradley documentary goes national on PBS

tom-bradley-at-mic.jpg "Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race" runs Thursday night at 8 p.m. on PBS SoCal.

WATN: Teddy Davis, City Hall player and candidate

teddy-davis-cnn-640.jpg After losing badly in his try to join the LA City Council, Davis is now on the media side of the presidential campaigns.

'Lost LA' series debuts Wednesday on KCET

LOSTLA-subwayterm.jpg New series about Los Angeles and history hosted by Nathan Masters is a co-production with the USC Libraries.

LA Weekly loses film critic Amy Nicholson too

amynicholson2013.jpg They are hiring. LAist is also looking for an editor-in-chief, and another former LA blogger-in-chief is in the news.

Lalo Alcaraz on how to make it in Hollywood*

BordertownTeam-crop-320.jpg You too can be an overnight success after 20 years, says the writer on the new Fox show "Bordertown."

SoCal Connected returns for 7th KCET season*

socal-connected-cast-2016.jpg New season of the award-winning series debuts on Jan. 27 with Val Zavala back as anchor and EP.

Bob Flick, 84, retired news producer for KNXT and NBC*

Flick survived the attack on journalists covering Jonestown that killed Rep. Leo Ryan in 1978 and helped to start "Entertainment Tonight."

Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV positive (video)

charlie-sheen-nbc-grab.jpg The actor does not have AIDS and says he has paid "into the millions" including to insiders to keep his status quiet over four years.

Reporter objects to '60 Minutes' doing his heroin story

60-minutes-heroin-grab.jpg Sam Quinones is the author of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic." CBS didn't go for his pitches, then he saw "60 Minutes" last night.

Chuck Berry and the Stones on Hollywood a Go Go (video)

rollingstones-hagg.jpg May 15, 1965 was a bigger than usual Saturday taping night in the KHJ Channel 9 studios.

Look who's hosting 'Trailblazing Women' on TCM

TBW_About_Collage1.jpg LA Observed contributor Cari Beauchamp brings her film historian chops to a month-long series highlighting female directors back to the industry's first years.

Wrong way to hype an investigative story

nuclear-secret-grafic.jpg There's nothing secret about KNBC's Santa Susana nuclear accident package -- the station broke the story for TV in 1979 with Warren Olney reporting.

Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards: our last Rose Parade

bob-eubanks-edwards.jpg They take to KTLA this morning to announce they are hanging up their microphones -- voluntarily. They go way back in LA broadcasting.

'Angeleno' new LA series coming from PBS SoCal

angeleno-phoenix-pbs.jpg Producer Peter Jones wants the show to feel inpired by Ralph Story and Huell Howser, "who taught me the best quality to have as a journalist: listening."

WGN marks Yom Kippur with Nazi emblem

wgn-star-of-david.jpg Chicago station says it "failed to recognize that the image was an offensive Nazi symbol."
Outlander hits Beverly Hills
outlander-fans-jg.jpgInside the eye of the storm with Jamie and Claire.
Chuck Berry and the Stones
rollingstones-hagg.jpgOne rocking Saturday night in the KHJ-TV studios in 1965. Video and backstory
For your consideration
bessie-still.jpgTwo costume designers who should have received Emmy nominations in our blogger's judgment.
TV news oops
kcal-presip-oops.jpgDoes Rich Fields seem perplexed by KCAL's spelling of precipitation?
Stuck in the mud
miguel-almaguer-in-mud.jpgNBC News correspondent Miguel Almaguer had to be extricated from the mud in Azusa. Story
Jay Leno, great car guy
49-plymouth-vdt.jpg When Leno helped Veronique de Turenne with her beloved 1949 Plymouth. Here in Malibu
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