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02Quarter - 2019
102- The Man History Overheard
111th Anniversary of Wireless Telephone Patent
The 55th Pasadena Showcase House of Design, April 21 - May 2019
Pasadena Show Case House 1990- the Cory Estate

106- Apple and chip maker Qualcomm settle
106-Jury awards Qualcomm $31 million
106- Apple dealt legal blow as jury awards Qualcomm $31 Mill
115- NAB Show, Las Vegas, April 6-11
115- MIP TV ready for Spring in Cannes, April 8-11
• 115- France will be MIPTV 2019's Country of Honor
115- LA Times Festival of Books, April 13-14
115- Tribeca Film Festival, New York City, April 24 - May 5

01Quarter - 2019
101- Elisha Barno and Askale Maerachi win the
34th Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon
101- MARATHON RACE WEEK HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!
5G - Top subject at Mobile World Congress
115-Oscars No Shows, 1960 - 2016
50 Years Eyewinteness News Format
115- Discover the world at the LA Travel and Adventure Show
• 115- France will be MIPTV 2019's Country of Honor
101- Patriots beat LA Ram 13-3 in defensive struggle
101- Rams head to Super Bowl, Feb. 3
115- Berlin Film Festival, Feb. 7 - 17
115- Michael Jackson Docu Premiered at Sundance
115- Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 24 - Feb. 3
115- Golden Mike Awards

107- Oscar-nominated actress Terry Moore turns 90
107- The Harrison Carrol Cinema Reporting Prize
115- Golden Globe Awards Winners, January 6
115- SAG Awards, Jan. 27
115- SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Jan. 24-Feb. 3
Cars, The Internet of Things and More
at CES, Jan. 8-11
101- Ohio Buckeyes score 28 over Washington Huskies 23
101- Ohio State and Washington to Play in the Rose Bowl
America clebrates the New Year with the 130th Rose Parade
101- OHIO STATE Vs WASHINGTON AT THE ROSE BOWL
• 115- Chaka Khan will ride as Grand Marshal
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115- Rose Parade themes in the 21st century
106- FCC could kill net neutrality
101- Troy Cory, First American to perform on Stage in China, PRC
101- Cory's Road to China
101- Vine Street Video Center

04 Quarter -2018
101- Ohio State and Washington to Play in the Rose Bowl
115 LA Auto Show Nov. 30 - Dec 9
115- Automobility LA - Press and Trade Days Nov. 26-29
115- Nancy O'Dell to ride as Grandmarshall of the
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115- Major Global Producers in the spotlight at MIP Cancun
• 101- LOST LA holiday marathon on KCET
115 American Film Market, Santa Monica
115- Valley Film Festival, October 31 - Nov. 4
106- Amazon pitched facial-recognition system to ICE
115- Digital Hollywood Fall, Oct. 16-18
102- Are Classic SIM cards out?


03 Quarter 2018
108- Comcast Beats Out Fox to Acquire Sky TV
115- The 70th Primtime Emmy Awards, September 17
106- LEAAP 'Meet and Greet' with LAPD chief Moore
115- China will be MIPCOM's 2018 Country of Honor
115 A Glimpse forward to MIPCOM 2018, Oct. 15-18
115- Showtime® limited series "Escape at Dannemora"
114- Aretha Franklin Passed Away
101-Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman Startup NewTV
- to bring Studio quality to digital video
114- Monsignor Robert Gallagher of
St. Charles Borromeo Church died
115- Bayreuther Festspiele,
Bayreuth, Germany July 25-Aug 29
101- Revisit California Favorites with Huell Houser
115- Western Foodservicc & Hospitality Expo,
LA Convention Ctr., Aug. 19-21

101- Revisit California Favorites with Huell Houser
106- DOJ Appeals AT&T TimeWarner Merger
108- AT&T is raising obscure fee
115- Western Foodservicc & Hospitality Expo, LA Convention Ctr
106- Apple and Samsung settle patent dispute
100th Anniversary of the Wireless Telephone Patent
106- Charlie Beck hands his chief's badge to
his successor, Michel Moore
106- Summit between President D. Trump and Kim Jong-un - Diplomacy trumps talks of war
101- Chinese films at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN
101- CINEMERIT AWARD goes to Emma Thomspon
106- Net Neutrality Rule Repeal Official
115- Munich Film Fest
115- Shanghai Int'l Film Festival
14th anniversary of Troy Cory Show in South China-
featuring Sterling Rice
108- KCET and KOCE to merge
115- Pasadena Show Case House 1990- the Cory Estate
Troy Cory, First American to Perform on Stage in China, PRC
101- Cory's Road to China

02 Quarter - 2018
115- Summer Dive at the SCUBA SHOW
106- Summit between President D. Trump and Kim Jong-un - Diplomacy trumps talks of war
101- Chinese films at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN
101- CINEMERIT AWARD goes to Emma Thomspon
106- Net Neutrality Rule Repeal Official
115- Munich Film Fest
115- Shanghai Int'l Film Festival
14th anniversary of Troy Cory Show in South China-
featuring Sterling Rice
106- TVI's Memorial Day
108- KCET and KOCE to merge
115- Digital Hollywood, Skirball Center, LA, May 22-24
Cannes Film Festival, May 8 - 19
115- Pasadena Show Case House, Apr. 22 - May 20
115- Pasadena Show Case House 1990- the Cory Estate
"102- "Lives in Harmony" an ultimate platform for kids to dialogue
Melania Trump campaigns against cyberbullying
115- SPACE TECH EXPO USA, Pasadena, CA, May 22 - 24
115- Digital Hollywood, May 22 - 24
114-Barbara Bush, former US first lady, has died at the age of 92
115- Los Angeles Festival of Books, USC, April 21 - 22
106- TVI's person of the month,
Mark Zuckerberg, to address data privacy issues before Congress
115- Dwell on Design, LA Convention Ctr., April 5 - 7
115- NAB SHOW, Las Vegas, April 7 - 12
115- Global marketers meet at MIPTV, Cannes, France
115- Yang Weidong, Pres. of Youku, Alibaba keynotes MIPTV 2018 115- Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, April 11 - 15
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101- Cory's Road to China
106- FCC could kill net neutrality
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2006/ImagesPersonOfTheWeek/01NBStubblefieldPOW108w.jpgWarnerNBSPromoLogo108w.jpg 102- Nathan B. Stubblefield, the Man History OverheardBy Harvey Geller
•••• In Life's current Bicentennial issue, radio checks in, at #86 on the hot "100 Events That Shaped America," 19 buttons behind Bell's telephone. Erroneously, Life lists Guglielmo Marcon's dots and dashes as the first wireless broadcast, a fable echoed by the World Almanac and Encyclopedia Britannica. It's a forgivable mumpsimus, since the evidence offered on the following pages has not, until now, appeared in any national publication.
•••• The birth of broadcasting is a bizarre soap opera saga, a lacrymal legend of mystery, machination, ephemeral enshrinement, decline, disillusionment and disaster. It's denouncement dissolves six miles north of Murray, Kentucky, in a two-room shanty constructed of pine and cornstalks, where radio's uncelebrated architect is discovered 48 hours after his death, his records scattered, his equipment destroyed, his brain partly eaten by rats. Even local radio fails to mention his demise. He is Nathan Bernard Stubblefield, the man history over-heard and then overlooked.

"They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world
was round:
They all laughed when
Edison recorded sound . . .
Ha, Ha, Ha -- who's got the
last laugh now?"
--Ira Gershwin, 1937

NBSPatent02AutoDraw108w.jpgWhen an inordinately eccentric young farmer suggested that he had invented a portable wireless telephone that could broadcast voice and music up over hight buildings and down through stone walls, most of Calloway County, Kentucky, chuckled. When he revealed his "crazy box, and odd assortment of batteries, rods, coils and kegs, they howled.

•••85 years after, their heirs are writing songs of love, christening radio stations, consecrating libraries and constructing memorial monuments in his infinite honor. The veneration is hardly widespread. 17,000 Murray, Kentucky, tobacco farmers may agree that Nathan B Stubblefield was the first man on earth to transmit and receive the human voice without wires. But most of our world is unacquainted with his improbable name and even his proponents are unaware of the precise date of his private discovery. Evidence points to a period between 1890 and 1892, at least seven years before Marconi sent the first wireless telegraph message across the English Channel.
••• Stubblefield's supporters maintain that telegraphy is far different from telephony; that they are, I fact, diverse discoveries. Wireless telephone is hip-to-shore radio, the walkie-talkie, the citizen band and portable radio, the mobile phone, the audio arm of television, rheostats, rectifying tubes, filaments, dials, microphones, AM and FM radio and every broadcasting booth on earth--not Marconi's Code signals.
•••Marconi's name is linked with Stubblefield's by Trumbull White in a book called The World's Progress, published in 1902. "Of very recent success are the experiments of Marconi with wireless telegraphy, an astounding and important advance over the ordinary system of telegraphy through wires. Now comes the announcement that an American inventor, unheralded and modest, has carried out successful experiments of telephoning and is able to transmit speech for great distances without wires . . the inventor is Nathan B. Stubblefield."
NBSBernardWindowWiFi108w.jpg•• "This Fellow Is Fooling me."
•••"Hello, Rainey," according to Dr. Rainey T. Wells, founder of Murray State College, was the world's first radio message. Testifying before an FCC commission in 1947, Rainey explained that he had personally heard Stubblefield demonstrate his wireless telephone as early as 1892.
•••"He had a shack about four feet square near his house from which he took an ordinary telephone receiver, but entirely without wires. Handing me these, he asked me to walk some distance away and listen. I had hardly reached my post, which happened to be an apple orchard, when I heard 'Hello, Rainey' come booming out of the receiver. I jumped a foot and said to myself, 'This fellow is fooling me. He as wires somewhere.' So I moved to the side some 20 feet but all the while he kept talking to me. I talked back and he answered me as plainly as you please. I asked him to patent the thing but he refused, saying he wanted to continue his research and perfect it."
•••Dr. William Mason, Stubblefield's family physician, described a day during that same year when Stubblefield "handed me a device in what appeared to be a keg with a handle on it. I started walking down the lane . . . from it I could distinctly hear his voice and a harmonica which he was broadcasting to me several years before Marconi made his announcement about wireless telegraphy."
•••••• Stubblefield was born in Murray, Kentucky, 1860 the son of Attorney and Mrs. William Jefferson Stubblefield (Capt. Billy). In his teens he was reportedly an omnivorous student and researched everything available on the new science of electricity. When Alexander Bel phoned Tom Watson on March 10, 1876, to say "Come here, Watson; I want you," Stubblefield was already experimenting with vibrating communication devices. In 1888 (Patent #378,183) he invented a vibrating telephone. The Murray News Weekly carried this item: "Charlie Hamlin has his telephone I fine working order from his store to his home. It is the Nathan Stubblefield patent and is the best I have ever talked through."
•••Stubblefield manufactured and patented batteries which he later described as "the bedrock of all my scientific research in raidio" (his spelling).
•••••• "I have been working on this, the wireless telephone, for 10 or 12 years," he told a St. Louis Post-Dispatch correspondent in January, 1902. "This solution is not the result of an inspiration or the work of a minute. It is the climax of years. The system can be developed until messages by voice can be sent and heard all over the country, even to Europe. The world is it limits."

/Images-00kudoad+/680Cov=Amazon108w.jpg"Diamonds as Large a Your Thumb."
•••With the new industrial and scientific epoch at hand and the first Roosevelt in the White House, Stubblefield built his broadcasting station, a tiny workshop on the front porch of his modest farmhouse. It was barely wide enough to hold the transmitter and one char. The transmitting mechanism was concealed in a box four feet hight,tow and a half feet wide, one and a half feet deep. "In that box," said Stubblefield, "lies the secret of my success." Five hundred yards away was the experimental receiving station, a dry-good box fastened to the foot of a tree stump.
•••The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter noted that Stubblefield's 14-year-old son, Bernard, was left on the porch wile h and the inventor walked to the stump. The writer picked up a receiver and heard spasmodic buzzings and then: "Hello. Can you hear me? Now I will count ten. One-to-three-four-=five-six-seven-eight-nine-ten. Did you hear that? Now I will whisper." Later Bernard whistled and played the mouth organ.
•••"I heard as clearly as if the speaker were only across a 12-foot room" wrote the newsman.
•••When the article appeared on January 10, 1902, Stubblefield was besieged by capitalists, financiers, stock-jugglers, hucksters and hawkers. Dr. Mason recalled seeing a $40,000 check for a part interest in the invention, as titans of industry "wearing diamonds as large as your thumb" scuttled up industry dirt roads to Stubblefield's flinty farm.
•••"You and I will yet add luster to the Stubblefield name," wrote Nathan to his cousin, Vernon.
•••He refused all propositions, including one for half a million dollars. "It is north twice that," he insisted, entrusting only his son, Bernard, with the secret of his mysterious keg. On occasion he repelled over-inquisitive visitors with a shotgun.
•••Invited by leading scientist, he traveled with his trunk of mystery to Washington, D.C., where he demonstrated the practicability of his contrivance from the steamship Bartholdy on the Potomac to crowds along the river bank. On Decoration Day, 1902, he broadcast words and music form the Belmont Mansion and Fairmont Park in Philadelphia to hundreds of statesmen, investors and newsmen. He obtained patents in England, the U.S. and Canada.
•••• In the Canadian patent is a drawing of a "horseless carriage" with a broadcasting set, presaging the auto radio by 30 years. But perhaps even more remarkable are notations that by reversing a switch one could change a broadcasting station into a receiving apparatus.
•••• Articles appeared in major newspapers throughout the world acclaiming him as the distinguished inventor of the wireless telephone and a celebrated scientific genius. At lease one extravagant reporter suggested that Stubblefield ad crated "the world's greatest invention."

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•••• There are three conflicting theories on how this farmer-inventor sowed the wind of immortality and reaped the whirlwind of oblivion. His cousin, Vernon, claimed the invention was stolen

"Will I ever see my trunk again?" Stubblefield scribbled on the back of an old map after he returned from Washington.
•••• "All his valuables were in that trunk," said his cousin.
•••• Perry Meloan, newspaper editor of Edmonton, Kentucky, an ear-witness to the first public demonstration in Murray, declared that Stubblefield was inveigled into a partnership in the Wireless Telephone Company of America, located at Broadway 11, New York. Learning that the firm was not interested in perfecting his creation but merely in selling stock unscrupulously, Stubblefield returned home. "Damn rascals," was his bitter comment to friends, and he advised them to withdraw their investment in his project. Soon after, he renounced his wife, nine (5 surviving) children and all relatives and built his hermitage gut in Almo, six miles from his family farmhouse. That farmhouse later mysteriously burned to the ground.
•••• His son, Bernard, joined the Westinghouse Electrical Corp., the firm that introduced the commercial radio. Did Bernard utilize his father's secrets to produce those early sets?
•••• Wireless lights appeared in the trees and along the fences guarding Stubblefield's crudely constructed shanty and, according to neighbors, voices, apparently coming from the air, were heard by trespassers. "Get your mule out of my cornfield," Stubblefield's wireless voice was hard to say in the night.
•••• He curtly refused the aid of friends. "He was never insane," they insisted, "only queer."
•••• Robert McDermott found the body of Nathan Stubblefield on March 30, 1928. "Death due to starvation," was Dr. Mason's conclusion. In a unmarked grave in Bowman's cemetery, one and a half miles form Murray, Stubblefield lies alone.
•••• In 1930 a memorial to "the first man to transmit and receive the human voice without wires" was dedicated at Murray State Teachers College campus, less than 100 feet from the charred ruins of the world's first broadcasting station.
•••• In 1962 his tragic life was dramatized in an epicedial folk opera, The Stubblefield Story, composed by Murray State professor Paul Shahan and Mrs. Lillian Lowry and performed in the campus auditorium.
•••• Murray's only radio station, 1 1000-watt outlet, broadcasts "middle of the road and some rock music as well," according to owner Fransuelle Cole. Book-ended between Bruce Springsteen's "Borne to Rune" a a live commercial for Kroger's grocery, on hears. "You are tune to WNBS, 1340 on your radio dial in Murray, Kentucky: the birthplace of radio."
•••• The stations call-letters, not accidentally, are Stubblefield's initials.
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The 55th Pasadena Showcase House of Design, April 21 - May 19
•••• An all-volunteer organization, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design.  Founded in 1948, and formerly known as The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, they adopted the Pasadena Showcase House of Design as their annual benefit in 1965.  It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation.
•••• A Los Angeles Times article, dated October 14, 1948, reads: "A Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee has been formed.  Composed of prominent members of the younger set, this organization came into being at a meeting and tea on October 8, in the home of Mrs. John B. Callery, Jr., who has been named president."
•••• The committee was formed to raise money for the Continuance Fund (later the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association) to help pay for the Pasadena series of concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  The original 18 founding members met their early donation goals with traditional affairs - a shipwreck party, a casino night, an assortment of bridge tournaments and a television party where guests dressed up like their favorite TV stars, when television was a relatively new phenomenon.  In those early days, between $3,000 and $5,000 was raised annually.
•••• The idea of a Pasadena Showcase House of Design was suggested in 1965 and the destiny of The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, now known as Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, was uniquely changed.  With creativity and hard work from the committee, community support and enthusiasm - more than $11,000 was raised the first year.  Admission to the first Showcase House was $1.50, which included coffee and cookies, and approximately 7,500 visitors attended.  Parking was in the neighborhood and, in some cases, on neighbors' lawns.  Today, tickets range from $35 - $60 and approximately 30,000 visitors are shuttled from a nearby location
•••• "Art Sales" was added in 1970, beginning with two or three artists.  Today, about 25 vendors participate in the Shops at Showcase.  Refreshments evolved from complimentary coffee and cookies, to lunches prepared by members, to a cafeteria with light fare to a full service restaurant with an additional Gourmet-to-Go station and al fresco dining and sometimes a pub.
•••• Due to the profound dedication of the members of PSHA who volunteer their time, the talent and financial commitment of the designers and the many others who donate their services, products and money - the Pasadena Showcase House of Design is now one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the United States.
• Parking: Complimentary parking and shuttle service is available at Santa Anita Race Track, Gate 6 - Colorado Lot, Colorado Place, Arcadia California 91107.
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106- Apple and chip maker Qualcomm settle
Apple and Qualcomm in a surprise turn announced Tuesday, April 16th, that they have settled their years-long litigation over the use of Qualcomm's chips in Apple's iPhones.
•••• The agreement was announced after lawyers for Apple made their opening argument in what was expected to be a three-week trial in a San Diego federal court.
••• Apple will make a onetime payment to Qualcomm and the two reached a multiyear agreement under which Qualcomm will supply chips and , and all the litigation between the companies around the world will be dismissed. No amounts were disclosed relating to payments and fees.
••••• Qualcomm's shares had underperformed this year until Tuesday's surge soared 23% to $70.45, their biggest single-day gain since 1999. Apple shares were little changd at $199.25. Apple is due to report its quarterly results on April 30, while Qualcomm is scheduled to release its numbers on May 1.
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106- Apple dealt legal blow as jury awards Qualcomm $31 million - The Ruling will be reviewed by International Trade Commission panel
•••• The verdict gives Qualcomm momentum as it heads into a bigger showdown with Apple next month.
••••Judge MaryJoan McNamara's decision is the latest in a slew of unfavorable rulings against Apple in a winding and international legal battle between the two tech giants.
••• San Diego-based Qualcomm makes chips and other components in the iPhone and other smartphones, and Apple has stopped paying licensing fees to Qualcomm via its contract manufacturers because it claims Qualcomm was charging royalties for technology it didn't actually invent.
•••• "We appreciate Judge McNamara's recognition of Apple's infringement of our hardware patent and that she will be recommending an import ban and cease and desist order," Qualcomm vice president and general counsel Don Rosenberg said in a statement.
•••• McNamara will officially rule on the case within the next two weeks. Then, it will go to the full ITC panel for review in July. Following that, there is a 60-day presidential review period. Any import ban would probably take place in the fall.
•••• The ITC ruled Tuesday on another Qualcomm patent, this time siding with Apple and invalidating Qualcomm's patent.
•••• Apple sued Qualcomm in January 2017 in federal court. Qualcomm, in turn, countersued in Germany, China and the U.S. and has racked up some legal victories against the iPhone maker.Apple violated three Qualcomm patents and should pay the chipmaker $31 million for infringing on its technology, a jury decided Friday, giving Qualcomm momentum as it heads into another legal skirmish with the iPhone maker next month.
•••• Qualcomm, which filed the suit in July 2017, alleged that Apple had used its technology without permission in some versions of its popular iPhone. The jury awarded Qualcomm the full amount it had requested at the start of the two-week trial, which took place in San Diego.
•••• One disputed Qualcomm patent covers technology that lets a smartphone quickly connect to the internet once the device is turned on. Another deals with graphics processing and battery life. The third addresses technology that shifts traffic between a phone's apps processor and modem.
•••• The $31 million in damages -- or $1.41 per infringing iPhone -- is a drop in the bucket for Apple, a company that briefly became a $1 trillion company last year. But it marks an important victory for Qualcomm, burnishing its reputation as a mobile components innovator. The win also lends cre
dibility to the notion that much of the company's innovation is reflected in iPhones.
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115- NAB Show, April 6 - 11, Las Vegas

Imagescustomers/NAB2009lasvagas108w.jpgAbout NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 6 - 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

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The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age.
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LA Times Festival of Books, April 13-14
One of the most significant literary events in the United States, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books attracts more than 150,000 attendees annually to USC's campus, and has grown to become an essential piece of the L.A. Cultural scene.
• • Chelsea Clinton, Dave Barry, Roxane Gay, Erica Jong and Susan Orlean are among the writers set to appear at the Los Angeles Times' 24th annual book event.
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115- Springtime in Cannes
By Josie Cory
A h h h . . . Spring in Cannes…where mild breezes blow as the warm Mediterranean sun smiles over this beautiful spot on the Cote d'Azur. There you can feel a timeless sensuality, assuaging a nostalgia for the Mediterranean which since as far back as the 16th century has been a constant theme in many a Northern European's life.
• • "Now give us lands where the olives grow," Cried the North to the South, "Where the sun with a golden mouth can blow blue bubbles of grapes down the vineyard row!" Cried the North to the South. (to borrow a phrase from the English writer Elizabeth Barret Browning).
• •"Cannes," wrote Charles Lentheric, the indispensable and erudite historian of maritime Provence, in 1880, "is a town where you feel no need to work," and "where the inhabitants were not interested in the world that lay beyond their shady gardens, or the sheltered balconies of their hotels."
• • Now the world has come to Cannes, chosen it to be their Mediterranean queen for its annual events, and when you stroll along the Croisette on some warm April day you will hardly share Mr. Lenteric's sentiments. Voila! Cannes! It has emerged truly cosmopolitan.
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• 115- France will be MIPTV 2019's Country of Honour - Palais Des Festival, Cannes, France
MIPTV, the international market for entertainment content development and distribution, takes place in Cannes, France from 8-11 April 2019. The MIPTV Country of Honour programme will include a series of conferences and promotional events dedicated to France's TV industry, with further details due to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
•••• In September, France's export promotional association TV France International reported impressive figures for French TV programming in foreign markets for 2017, with total revenue of 325 million euros &endash; the second-best performance in the past 20 years. French exports go well beyond Europe with a notable increase in the United States and Canada, up 16% last year.
•••• While overall international sales have doubled over the past eight years, French animation confirmed its leading position, thanks to the globally acknowledged expertise of Gallic producers. Animation accounted for 37% of total export revenue. Meanwhile, the documentary genre recorded its second-best performance in 10 years, while foreign sales of drama series has known a record year with a 28% increase over 2016. More and more French-made series of all kinds are traveling the world, reaching international audiences. Series like "Le Bureau des Légendes" (The Bureau) or "Midnight sun" (TV France Export Prize 2018) are paving the way to other consistent successes of drama series like long running "Candice Renoir", Sci-fi "Missions" or political fare "Baron Noir".
•••• "It could not be better timing to celebrate France's creativity and savoir-faire on the international content scene. Over the years, French production has taken a growing share of the international market in every genre, from animation to documentary, formats and, of course, drama series. French creators and producers are developing more and more programmes with international appeal without sacrificing that undefinable French touch," said Laurine Garaude, Director of Television Division at Reed MIDEM, which organises MIPTV. "We are proud that MIPTV can play its part in supporting the French television industry and promoting French programming on the international market via the 2019 Country of Honour project."
••••"Today, French producers and distributors are thriving in the full spectrum of programme sectors and are achieving strong ratings wherever their shows are broadcast," said Hervé Michel, President, TV France International. "TV France International is proud to support France, MIPTV Country of Honour, we welcome initiatives that raise the profile of France's television industry and support sales of French programmes throughout the world. And so do distributors' syndicate SEDPA, producers' syndicate USPA, SPFA, SPECT and SATEV.
•••• Marco Bassetti, CEO, Banijay Group: "France is our home. Ten years ago, our story started here and we have since gone on to build a business which houses iconic national talent including Nagui and Cyril Hanouna. Now standing as the leading production entity in the French market, we are thrilled to see the country recognised at this year's MIPTV and look forward to celebrating the nation's achievements at the market."
••••France is consistently among the leading delegations at MIPTV with 535 companies and 1,420 participants attending the 2018 edition. French exhibiting companies already signed up for MIPTV 2019 include: ARTE France, Cyber Group Studios, Gaumont, Federation Entertainment, France tv distribution, M6 Metropole Television, Millimages, Newen Distribution, Canal+ Group, TF1 Studio, Wild Bunch, About Premium Content Xilam Animation, Banijay, Mediawan, Orange, Eurodata TV Worldwide, Lagardère Studios, PGS Entertainment, Superights, Thema, Futurikon, Mediatoon, ZED….
••••Other previous Countries of Honour and Country Focuses at both MIPTV and MIPCOM include China, Russia, Japan, Germany, Turkey, Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), Mexico, Israel, and Argentina.
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 First Quarter

• ELISHA BARNO AND ASKALE MERACHI WIN THE 34TH SKECHERS PERFORMANCE LOS ANGELES MARATHON
By Gary Sunkin
LOS ANGELES (March 24, 2019) -- Elisha Barno (Kenya) and Askale +GaryElishaWINNER.jpgMerachi (Ethiopia) won the 34th edition of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. These athletes bested a field of 24,000 registered runners over the iconic "Stadium to the Sea" race from the world famous Dodger Stadium to the beach in picturesque Santa Monica.

 

 

 


Photo LtR: TVI Reporter, Gary Sunkin; Elisha Barno

•••• In a the closest men's race in LA history, Elisha Barno charged to the lead just past mile 26 and solidified the win in the time of 2:11:45, just seven seconds over second place. John Korir (Kenya), brother of two-time Kenyan-winner Wesley Korir, was second (2:11.52) and Juan Luis Barrios (Mexico) finished in third (2:11:59). The pack was together for 21 miles when the racing really started, hitting halfway in 1:08.11 with winner Barno. Barno closed out the race with a blazing 1:30:34 second half to earn second Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon victory following his previous win in 2017.
•••• Askale Merachi took the lead in the women's race at 6k from Lucy Karimi (Kenya) and Cynthia Jerop (Kenya) winning with a new course record time of 2:24.11, a time that was Meskale's personal best by nearly six minutes. The previous course record of 2:25:10 was held by Lidiya Grigroyeva (Russia) in 2006. Cynthia Jerop and Lucy Karimi finished in second and third, respectively, with a personal best of 2:25.41 and 2:26.15.
•••• In the wheelchair race, California native Katrina Gerhard (USA) took home the gold as the women's champion with a finishing time of 1:51.16. In the men's contest, Joshua Cassidy (Canada) bested the other competing athletes winning the race in 1:31.47.
•••• Today, the Los Angeles weather played out perfectly for a marathon with temperatures in the 60s and overcast conditions. The race's Stadium to the Sea Course celebrated its 10th Anniversary with live entertainment, including more than 50 bands, 500 cheerleaders, 4 entertainment centers and 90 cheer zones that set the stage for an exciting day.
•••• "It was a great day out there today, but we couldn't have been more enthused by the way the pro races played out today", said Tracey Russell, Chief Executive of Conqur Endurance Group. "Once again, we are extremely proud of the amazing turnout we had from the community who eagerly cheered from the neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Congratulations to our winners and all the pro athlete who put it all on the line today."

Top Five Men's Field
1.   Elisha Barno, Kenya, 2:11.45
2.   John Korir, Kenya, 2:11:52
3.   Juan Luis Barrios, Mexico, 2:11.59
4.   Milton Rotich, KEN, 2:12.42
5.   Weldon Kirui, Kenya, 2:13.24

Top Five Women's Field
6.  Askale Merachi, Ethiopia (Floral Park, NY) , 2:24.11
7.  Cynthia Jerop, Kenya, 2:25.54
8.  Lucy Karimi, Kenya, 2:26.15
9.  Olha Skypak, Ukraine, 2:30.33
10. Jane Kibii, Kenya, 2:32.12

Top Five Men's Wheelchair
1.  Joshua Cassidy, Canada, 01:31:47.6
2.  Tristan Smyth, Canada, 01:38:33.3
3.  Josh George, USA, 01:39:48.8
4.  Krige Schabort, USA, 01:40:07.5
5.  Rafael Botello Jimenez, Spain, 01:42:37.4

Top Five Women's Wheelchair
1.  Katrina Gerhard, USA, 01:56:22.0
2.  Jenna Fesemyer, USA, 02:04:13.9
3.  Michelle Wheeler, USA, 01:10:29.64.      
4.  Yen Hoang, USA, 02:11:27.3
5.  Ivonne Reyas Gomez, Mexico, 02:20:49.22.
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101- RACE WEEK HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!- The 34th LA Marathon race begins Sunday morning at Dodger Stadium.
By Gary Sunkin
••••Frank McCourt purchase the operating rights to the race in 2008. Soon afterward, he asked his team to devise a course that would show off the very best of Los Angeles. Working with public officials and community stakeholders, the "Stadium to the Sea" course was born. With Dodger Stadium as the starting point, the course traverses from downtown LA, Wet Hollywood, Beverly Hills to Santa Monica with a majestic finish overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
•••• The race begins at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 24 and if you plan on driving or riding the bus that day, you'll want to take a good look at the planned street closures along the route.
•••The marathon starts at Dodger Stadium and winds its way through Downtown before cutting up past Echo Park Lake and over to Sunset Boulevard. Runners will follow the street up to Hollywood Boulevard and head west, passing the Walk of Fame along the way.
••••The course then drops down to the Sunset Strip and then down again to Santa Monica Boulevard. After a quick detour in Beverly Hills, it extends north toward the VA Hospital and cuts west on San Vicente. Finally, runners enter the final stretch on Ocean Avenue and finish the race just short of the Santa Monica Pier.
••••Most of the streets closed for the race will shut down between 4 and 5 a.m., though stretches of Main Street and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica will be closed to traffic at midnight. Streets will start to reopen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
About the Marathon
The LA Marathon (formerly the City of Los Angeles Marathon) is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California. The 26.219 mile (42.195 km) footrace, inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, has been contested every year since 1986. The marathon is currently sponsored by Skechers, and thus its official title is the Skechers Performance LA Marathon.
•••• Over the course of its 33-year history, the LA Marathon has become one of the largest marathons in the country with more than 25,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators.
••••The historic race, which has seen unprecedented growth since introducing the iconic "Stadium to Sea" course, draws runners from all over the world to take a tour of Los Angeles running past every major landmark. The "Stadium to the Sea" route was not the original route: the original route ended at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and a route around the turn of the millennium both started and ended in Downtown Los Angeles.
••••The current route starts at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica.
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Professional Runners and Students Run LA Official Race Shake Out Run:
Friday morning March 22, the professional runners scheduled to toe the start line at the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, will join 25 &endash; 30 participants in the Students Run LA (SRLA) program for the official pre-race shake-out run at Griffith Park. Approximately 3,500 SRLA runners will take part in the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon again this year.
••••The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Health & Fitness Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. The Expo will host over 120 vendors and features world-class brands of products and services that fuel, support, and motivate runners, friends and family. 
•••• The Expo with 45,000 expected attendees it is one of the biggest events of the year at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Health and Fitness Expo is free and open to the public. Hours are 10am-- 7pm on Friday and 9am -- 5pm on Saturday.
History
The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon was inspired by the successful 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, an event that revolutionized the Olympic Movement with more than 30,00 volunteers supporting the Games. The Los Angeles City Council bid out the event 1985 and the inaugural race was held in 1986.
•••• With an overwhelming turnout of 10,787 registrants, the inaugural Los Angeles Marathon was the largest first-time marathon in the U.S. The race has been an important fixture on the U.S. marathon calendar ever since. While owned by the City of Los Angeles, the operation rights for the race have been held by four entities in its history:

Los Angels Marathon, Inc. (until 2004)
Devine Racing (2005-2008)
LA Marathon LLC (2008-2016)
Conqur Endurance Group (2016 to present)

About Conqur Endurance Group
Conqur Endurance Group, a subsidiary of McCourt LP, creates world-class experiences that ignite passion in athletes and connect communities through the transformative power of sport. The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is among the largest marathons in the country with 24,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The "Stadium to the Sea" course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the most scenic in the world, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. In addition to the marquee event, Conqur Endurance Group produces the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl, the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K and the LA BIG 5K. Conqur also owns and operates one of the largest marathon training programs in the U.S., the LA Road Runners. Through official charity programs and strategic partnerships, Conqur supports dozens of nonprofit partners; the most notable being Students Run LA, one of the foremost nonprofit youth running programs in the nation. For more information, please visit www.goconqur.com
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115-Oscars No Shows, 1960 - 2016
• Hollywood stars who snubbed the Academy Awards
Not everyone in Hollywood enjoys the gala event. Over the years, a handful of Hollywood A-listers have refused to attend the ceremony, and some who've sidestepped the show did so when they were up for awards of their own.
•••• From Katharine Hepburn to Will Smith, here are Hollywood stars who snubbed the Oscars.
•••• 2016 - Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith called for a boycott of the Academy Awards ceremony upon learning that the nominations, for the second year in a row, featured no actors of color. The actress and her superstar husband, Will Smith, were soon joined in the boycott by other Hollywood heavyweights including Oscar-winning directors Spike Lee and Michael Moore, while other stars -- including Oscar winners George Clooney and Lupita Nyong'o -- spoke out in support.
•••• 2003 - Peter O' Toole - In 2003, Peter O' Toole became the first actor to ever refuse an honorary Oscar. Maybe he did so out of pride. The legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" star, who'd been nominated eight times throughout his nearly 50-year career and lost every single time, wrote to the Academy, explaining, "I am still in the game and might win the lovely bugger outright. Would the Academy please defer the honor until I am 80?"
•••• The Academy responded by telling him stars like Paul Newman and Henry Fonda were given Honorary Oscars and went on to actually win one shortly after. O'Toole was sold, and happily showed up to accept his award.
•••2002 - Woody Allen though he's been nominated several times throughout his decades-long career, has never shown up to receive an Academy Award, explaining, "I have no regard for that kind of ceremony. I just don't think they know what they're doing. When you see who wins those things -- or who doesn't win them -- you can see how meaningless this Oscar thing is."
•••• Allen did make one appearance on the Oscars stage. In 2002, just six months after the September 11 attacks, the director presented a montage of films made in his beloved New York City.
•••• 1987 - Paul Newman was nominated six times from 1961 until 1982, and although he attended the ceremony many times, he never took home an award.
•••• Newman was nominated a seventh time in 1987 for "The Color Of Money." All bets were on him, but by that point, the actor was over it, and decided ahead of time he wouldn't attend the ceremony. "It's like chasing a beautiful woman for 80 years. Finally, she relents and you say, 'I'm terribly sorry. I'm tired,'" Newman explained.
•••• 1981 - John Gielgud, British actor, charmed audiences as the unflappable, acid-tongued butler Hobson in 1981's "Arthur," but the actor didn't bother showing up to the ceremony to accept his award when his name was called.
•• Gielgud, who throughout his eight-decade career nabbed two Oscars, three Tonys, an Emmy and a Grammy (among other honors) -- once said of awards shows, "I really detest all the mutual congratulation baloney and the invidious comparisons which they evoke.""
•••• 1974 - Katharine Hepburn holds a Hollywood record for being nominated 12 times and winning four Oscars over her long career, but she never attended the ceremony to hear her name called. "As for me, prizes are nothing," she once said. "My prize is my work." Hepburn made exactly one appearance at the Academy Awards in 1974 to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer and friend Lawrence Weingarten. "I'm living proof that a person can wait 41 years to be unselfish," she quipped.
•••• 1973 - Marlon Brando caused a ruckus when he boycotted the ceremony in 1973 to call attention to Hollywood's misrepresentation of Native Americans. Brando, who won Best Actor honors that year for his performance in "The Godfather," had Native American civil rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather approach the podium to decline his award and give a protest speech on his behalf.
•••• 1970 - George C. Scott was the first actor to refuse to accept an Oscar. The legendary actor, who was nominated in 1970 for his gripping portrayal of Gen. George S. Patton in "Patton," telegraphed the Academy months before the ceremony to let them know he didn't want the award. On the night of the ceremony, presenter Goldie Hawn opened the envelope and cried, "Oh my God! The winner is George C. Scott," but the actor, true to his word, was home on his farm in upstate New York.
•••• Scott said of the Oscars, "The ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons." Oops!
•••• 1960 - Elizabeth Taylor, screen legend, was a frequent Oscar nominee, nabbing her first award for her role as a high-class escort in 1960's "Butterfield 8." Six years later, Taylor was poised to win again for her riveting performance opposite husband Richard Burton, who was also nominated, for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" However, Burton had already lost four times at the Oscars and would almost certainly lose again, so both husband and wife boycotted the ceremony in protest -- though Taylor made up an excuse about Burton being afraid to fly back to the states from Paris. Taylor did win again and never issued a statement thanking the Academy.
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Barcelona, Spain - 115- Mobile World congress buzzes with 5G realities.
•••• The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance successfully brought together key global operators to showcase unique 5G use cases beyond mobile broadband at its press and industry briefing at Mobile World Congress.
•••• Taking place on the Deutsche Telekom stand with more than 150 attendees, NGMN welcomed speakers from AT&T, China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom itself. Covering 4G and 5G campus network solutions in industrial and entertainment industries, smart energy, remote medical healthcare, factory automation and 5G powered maintenance for Industry 4.0, the briefing explored 5G expectations in key vertical industries and the next steps the industry needs to take to overcome key challenges.
•••• "The 5G use cases beyond mobile broadband presented during the briefing have truly highlighted the impact of 5G on fundamental vertical industries," said NGMN CEO Peter Meissner. "The presentations given by some of the industry's leading operators have clearly shown the potential that 5G has to transform a variety of industries and the challenges that we must all now work on overcoming in the journey towards 5G."
•••• Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Senior Vice President at Orange Labs Networks and Chairman of the NGMN Board, introduced the session by explaining the potential operator strategies of 5G introduction &endash; starting with enhanced mobile broadband for consumers that seamlessly builds on current networks and then extending towards to the industry focused applications with URLLC ultra reliable low latency communications capabilities. 
•••The use cases presented covered a broad range of applications:
Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Senior Vice President at Orange Labs Networks, kicked off the session by revealing why immersive experience for Industry 4.0 needs 5G.
Igal Elbaz, Senior Vice President of Wireless Technology at AT&T, discussed the creation of a 5G zone at the Magic Leap campus in Florida, enabling developers and creators to test applications and devices on a 5G network as the product is being built.
Guangyi Liu, Wireless CTO of China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile, explained how the unique capabilities of 5G technology will enable a different level of automation in energy networks. 
Seizo Onoe, Chief Technology Architect at NTT DOCOMO and President of DOCOMO Technology, highlighted the medical healthcare trials with partners on 5G remote and mobile diagnosis.
Arash Ashouriha, Senior Vice President, of Technology Architecture & Innovation at Deutsche Telekom, showcased the 4G and 5G campus network solutions available to industry customers, and the dual slice approach that integrates public and private LTE and 5G connectivity.
Luke Ibbetson, Vodafone Group R&D Director, closed the presentations by discussing the transformation of factory automation, with a focus on spectrum licensing.
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Paris - • 115- France will be MIPTV 2019's Country of Honour
MIPTV, the international market for entertainment content development and distribution, takes place in Cannes, France from 8-11 April 2019. The MIPTV Country of Honour programme will include a series of conferences and promotional events dedicated to France's TV industry, with further details due to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
•••• In September, France's export promotional association TV France International reported impressive figures for French TV programming in foreign markets for 2017, with total revenue of 325 million euros &endash; the second-best performance in the past 20 years. French exports go well beyond Europe with a notable increase in the United States and Canada, up 16% last year.
•••• While overall international sales have doubled over the past eight years, French animation confirmed its leading position, thanks to the globally acknowledged expertise of Gallic producers. Animation accounted for 37% of total export revenue. Meanwhile, the documentary genre recorded its second-best performance in 10 years, while foreign sales of drama series has known a record year with a 28% increase over 2016. More and more French-made series of all kinds are traveling the world, reaching international audiences. Series like "Le Bureau des Légendes" (The Bureau) or "Midnight sun" (TV France Export Prize 2018) are paving the way to other consistent successes of drama series like long running "Candice Renoir", Sci-fi "Missions" or political fare "Baron Noir".
•••• "It could not be better timing to celebrate France's creativity and savoir-faire on the international content scene. Over the years, French production has taken a growing share of the international market in every genre, from animation to documentary, formats and, of course, drama series. French creators and producers are developing more and more programmes with international appeal without sacrificing that undefinable French touch," said Laurine Garaude, Director of Television Division at Reed MIDEM, which organises MIPTV. "We are proud that MIPTV can play its part in supporting the French television industry and promoting French programming on the international market via the 2019 Country of Honour project."
••••"Today, French producers and distributors are thriving in the full spectrum of programme sectors and are achieving strong ratings wherever their shows are broadcast," said Hervé Michel, President, TV France International. "TV France International is proud to support France, MIPTV Country of Honour, we welcome initiatives that raise the profile of France's television industry and support sales of French programmes throughout the world. And so do distributors' syndicate SEDPA, producers' syndicate USPA, SPFA, SPECT and SATEV.
•••• Marco Bassetti, CEO, Banijay Group: "France is our home. Ten years ago, our story started here and we have since gone on to build a business which houses iconic national talent including Nagui and Cyril Hanouna. Now standing as the leading production entity in the French market, we are thrilled to see the country recognised at this year's MIPTV and look forward to celebrating the nation's achievements at the market."
••••France is consistently among the leading delegations at MIPTV with 535 companies and 1,420 participants attending the 2018 edition. French exhibiting companies already signed up for MIPTV 2019 include: ARTE France, Cyber Group Studios, Gaumont, Federation Entertainment, France tv distribution, M6 Metropole Television, Millimages, Newen Distribution, Canal+ Group, TF1 Studio, Wild Bunch, About Premium Content Xilam Animation, Banijay, Mediawan, Orange, Eurodata TV Worldwide, Lagardère Studios, PGS Entertainment, Superights, Thema, Futurikon, Mediatoon, ZED….
••••Other previous Countries of Honour and Country Focuses at both MIPTV and MIPCOM include China, Russia, Japan, Germany, Turkey, Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), Mexico, Israel, and Argentina.
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115- Discover the world in one weekend all under one roof at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Jan. 16-17 By Gary Sunkin
It is a direct-to-consumer travel marketplace which allows leading travel companies to promote their travel to thousands of highly qualified travel enthusiast looking for their next vactation.
••• Matching wanderlust with thousands of possible destinations, the weekend promises to provide the inspiration, practical information and insider tips needed to maximize the experience of traveling.
Miss California 2018 at the Los Angeles Travel Show - Photo By Gary Sunkin
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The 2019 Travel Show will deliver all-new themed areas focused on family and active vacations, cruises, and luxury and leisure travel. A culinary stage will serve up regional and exotic flavors with cooking and cocktail demonstrations. Experiential activities and cultural performances will complete the international atmosphere.•••
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Joining headliners Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves' Europe and Travel with Rick Steves are Samantha Brown, Host PBS's "Samantha Brown's Places to Love"; Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer's Guides and Publishers of Frommers.com; Josh Gates, Host, Executive Producer of Discovery Channel's "Expedition Unknown"; Patricia Schultz, Bestselling authoer of "1,000Places to See Before You Die."••
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A full roster of guests will also be speaking throughout the weekend, for talks and panel discussions on various topics ranging from budget travel to the best shopping destinations.
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• 115- Berlin Film Festival (Feb 7-17) opened with a tribute
to Dieter Kosslick, the festival's director since 2001, where he received a standing ovation, as he took to the stage to welcome international stars, filmmakers, and cinephiles for the final time as festival director. The 69th Berlinale opened with a 1920s-style serenade dedicated to Kosslick by popular German singer Max Raabe and entertainer Anke Engelke, who also hosted the ceremony.
•••• Monika Grütters, Germany's culture and media commissioner heaped praise on Kosslick for his 18 years at the head of one of the world's largest film festivals.
•••• Grütters continued her praise: "The most beautiful compliment, ladies and gentlemen, does not come from those privileged to sit here tonight but from those who stand for hours to buy tickets. The most beautiful compliment is 350,000 tickets sold every year."
•••• "Our Berliner Bear in gold and silver, our beautiful trophy, is our most famous ambassador of film, but only one person can compete with him. That's you, dear Dieter. And at the opening of your 18th and our 69th Berlinale, you deserve to be in the spotlight," she said.
•••• The festival opened with the world premiere of Lone Scherfig's "The Kindness of Strangers," a contemporary drama following disparate characters as they all struggle to survive in a New York City winter and find laughter, love, and kindness in each other.
•••• Also attending were The Berlinale's new director team, Carlo Chatrian and Mariette Rissenbeek, who will assume the reins next year.
•••• About: The Berlin International Film Festival also called the Berlinale, is a film festival held annually in Berlin, Germany. Founded in West Berlin in 1951, the festival has been held every February since 1978 and is one of the "Big Three" alongside the Venice Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.
•••• The Golden Bear (German: Goldener Bär) is the highest prize awarded for the best film at the Berlin International Film Festival.
•••• With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions each year, it has the largest public attendance of any annual film festival. Up to 400 films are shown in several sections across cinematic genres. Around twenty films compete for the festival's top awards, the Golden Bear and several Silver Bears.
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GaryRegisJSeverino200w.jpg113- Eyewitness News celebrates 50th anniversary. - By Gary Sunkin
Phote LtoR: TVI's Gary Sunkin; Regis Philbin, John Severino

January 6th 1969 marked the First Broadcast KABC -TV of Eyewitness News following the departure of news director/Baxter Ward. 
•••• Legendary Al Primo launched the Eyewitness News format in Philadelphia (the name itself had been used for some years before that by Westinghouse's TV stations for its local newscasts, and in fact was first used by KYW itself in 1959 when it was based in Cleveland, Ohio). In this format, which was meant to be faster in pace than the standard newscast format (in which an anchor simply read headlines), a reporter in the field would be the "eyewitness" to a news event to the anchor in the studio and the viewer at home. The anchors became personalities instead of presenters with the introduction of banter, or "happy talk" as it was named by Al Primo. Anchors would give their own personal comments in between stories to let viewers know their personalities.
•••• Primo also chose the musical score from the Tar Sequence in the movie Cool Hand Luke (composed by Lalo Schifrin) as the news theme to WABC's Eyewitness News, a move which also exposed many other TV stations in the United States (and by extension, their viewers) to Schifrin's work.
•••• Eyewitness News is a style of news broadcasting that is used by local television stations in different markets around the world. It refers to a particular style of television newscast with an emphasis on visual elements and action video. It replaced the traditional "man-on-camera" newscast.
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Super Bowl LIII: Patriots defeat Rams 13-3 in defensive struggle to win franchise's sixth championship

Los Angeles Times' Super Bowl Front Page "Lambs not Rams" went Viral that said it all.

101- Rams head to Super Bowl 53 after defeating Saints 26-23 in NFC Championship game -
They'll play the New England Patriots at Super Bowl
Overtime field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl: Until it mattered, the Los Angeles Rams never led against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC conference championship game in the Superdome, rocking with fans.
•••• And when it did, in overtime, Greg Zuerlein hit a 57-yard field goal that stunned the Saints and silenced the crowd, sending Jared Goff and the Rams into the Feb. 3 Super Bowl against either the Chiefs or Patriots.
image-+00TCS/JaredGoff200w.jpg•••• "Unbelievable," was the only word Goff could come up with in his postgame interview. "[We were] just trying to score, get into field goal range . . . C.J. [Anderson] was running the ball well and I expect Todd [Gurley] to have a [heck] of a game in the Super Bowl. I can't believe I'm even saying that. Unbelievable."

 

Jared Goff - June 2016
-- first overall pick by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2016 NFL Draft.

•••• At the biggest moment of the game, the Rams' John Johnson came up with the big play, intercepting a deflected Drew Brees pass at the L.A. 46-yard line with 13:56 left. That set up Zuerlein for the game-winner with 11:47 left. The victory by the Rams is the first in the conference title game by the road team in six years, but it wasn't without controversy.
•••• At issue was a no-call on what appeared to be pass interference on a Brees pass to Tommylee Lewis. It was broken up by Nickell Robey-Coleman, with Fox's Mike Pereira, Dean Blandino and Troy Aikman calling for a pass-interference flag. The Saints ended up settling for field goal with just under 2 minutes left.
•••• Overtime! A 48-yard field goal attempt by Greg Zuerlein with 19 seconds remaining tied the score and sent the title game into overtime. (Game tied at 23-23, 0:19 remaining in fourth quarter)
•••• A bad call? At the worst time, officiating becomes the focus. The Rams defense had become pesky, holding the Saints scoreless in a six-possession stretch of the second half when Drew Brees did that thing he does, finding Ted Ginn on a 43-yard pass with just over 2 minutes left, giving the Saints a first down at the Rams' 13-yard line. The Los Angeles defense stiffened and, on third down, Brees's pass to Tommylee Lewis was broken up by Nickell Robey-Coleman, with Fox's Mike Pereira, Dean Blandino and Troy Aikman calling for a pass-interference flag. The result? The Saints, who probably should have just gone to a power running game there, settled for a 31-yard field goal with 1:41 left.
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115- Golden Mike Awards
KCET and PBS Take Home Top Honors In Documentary and Entertainment.
iHeartMedia talk KFI Los Angeles (640) received seven Radio News Awards at the Radio and Television News Association of California's 69th annual Golden Mike Awards. The winners were recognized at a dinner on Saturday (Jan. 19) at the Universal Hilton in Universal City.
•••• KFI walked away with awards for "Best News Broadcast" and "Best Serious Feature Reporting." In addition, the KFI team also won "Best Continuing Coverage," "Best Sports Reporting," "Best Business And Consumer Reporting," "Best Use of Sound" and "Best Internet News Reporting."
•••• iHeartMedia news/talk "NewsRadio 600" KOGO San Diego won for "Best Feature News Series Reporting" and sports KLAC (570) host Vic "The Brick" Jacobs was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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115- Michael Jackson Docu
stirs controversy at Sundance Film Festival,
"Leaving Neverland" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 24 - Feb. 3) and is set to air on HBO this spring in a two part series that explores allegations of sexual misconduct by the legendary singer. Meanwhile the Michael Jackson Estate is denouncing the documentary's allegations.
MICHAEL JACKSON'S FAMILY MAKES STATEMENT
Michael Jackson is our brother and son. We are furious that the media, who without a shred of proof or single piece of physical evidence, chose to believe the word of two admitted liars over the word of hundreds of families and friends around the world who spent time with Michael, many at Neverland, and experienced his legendary kindness and global generosity.  We are proud of what Michael Jackson stands for.
•••• People have always loved to go after Michael. He was an easy target because he was unique.  But Michael was subjected to a thorough investigation which included a surprise raid of Neverland and other properties as well as a jury trial where Michael was found to be COMPLETELY INNOCENT.  There has never been one piece of proof of anything.  Yet the media is eager to believe these lies.
••••Michael always turned the other cheek, and we have always turned the other cheek when people have gone after members of our family - that is the Jackson way. But we can't just stand by while this public lynching goes on, and the vulture tweeters and others who never met Michael go after him. Michael is not here to defend himself, otherwise these allegations would not have been made.
••••The creators of this film were not interested in the truth. They never interviewed a single solitary soul who knew Michael except the two perjurers and their families.  That is not journalism, and it's not fair, yet the media are perpetuating these stories.  
••••But the truth is on our side.   Go do your research about these opportunists.  The facts don't lie, people do. Michael Jackson was and always will be 100% innocent of these false allegations.
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SAG AWARDS Winners
The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards honored the best film and television performances of the year

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cast in a motion picture: "Black Panther"
female actor in a leading role: Glenn Close, "The Wife"
male actor in a leading role: Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
female actor in a supporting role: Emily Blunt, "A Quiet Place"
male actor in a supporting role: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"
stunt ensemble in a motion picture: "Black Panther"
female actor in a miniseries or television movie: Patricia Arquette, "Escape at Dannemora"
male actor in a miniseries or television movie: Darren Criss,
"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"

actor in a drama series: Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"
male actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman, "Ozark"
female actor in a comedy series: Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
male actor in a comedy series: Tony Shalhoub, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
an ensemble in a drama series: "This Is Us"
an ensemble in a comedy series: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
a stunt ensemble in a television series: "Glow"

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107- Academy Award nominated actress Terry Moore celebrates her 90th Birthday.
HOLLYWOOD, CA (January 7, 2019) - Oscar-nominated (Come Back, Little Sheba) actress Terry Moore, who stars in the upcoming Rudolph Valentino film Silent Life, celebrated her 90th birthday, January 7, making her one of the oldest female actors in a leading role in a Hollywood production. Moore signed on to star in Silent Life as the mysterious Lady in Black, as announced last year by writer/director/star of the film, Vlad Kozlov, who produced the film under his Dreamer Pictures banner.
•••• "I've had so much fun working on 'Silent Life' every day, and being on set, still doing what I love at 90.  It has been wonderful!" said Moore.
•••• The milestone birthday was celebrated with several events over the past few weeks, leading up to today, when Moore will celebrate with close friends and family at her son's home in Beverly Hills.
•••• "The character of 'The Lady in Black,' who visits Valentino's grave each year with a single red rose, the symbol of unspoken love, is dressed in all black not only because she is mourning the death of Rudolph Valentino, but she is mourning the whole classic Hollywood bygone era. No one could have done it better than Terry. She is one of the very last surviving icons of the Golden Age Hollywood," said Kozlov.
•••• Silent Life is a period piece shot in historic Hollywood locations and features Isabella Rossellini, Sherilyn Fenn, Paul Rodriguez and Franco Nero. The film tells the story of Rudolph Valentino, the first Hollywood superstar and male sex symbol, as he ponders the most important philosophical questions of human existence from his deathbed. After Valentino's unexpected death in 1926, a mysterious Lady in Black continued to visit his grave on every anniversary of his death with a single red rose, the symbol of love, hiding her own secrets under a black veil.

Terry Moore as "Lady in Black" ("SILENT LIFE")
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About Terry Moore
Terry Moore, born in 1929, was the leading lady in the Mighty Joe Young (1949) during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Terry knew Elvis, was best friends with Marilyn Monroe, dated James Dean, and starred in dozens of films in the 1950s, in addition to her many television roles, including 3 episodes of Batman with Adam West. In 1984, she made news as Howard Hughes' widow, posing for Playboy when she was in her 50s. Ms. Moore's most notable performance was in 1952's Come Back, Little Sheba for which she received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress.
••••Born Helen Luella Koford in Los Angeles, California, Terry Moore worked as a child model before she made her film debut at age 11 in 20th Century-Fox's Maryland (1940). Throughout the 1940s she worked under a variety of names (her own, Judy Ford and January Ford) before settling on Terry Moore in 1948. Placed under contract by Columbia Pictures, Moore was loaned out to RKO for one of her most famous films, Mighty Joe Young (1949).
••••In 1953 she received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in Paramount's Come Back, Little Sheba (1952). In the 1970s she was in the news more than she was in films, asserting that she was the secret wife of the late billionaire Howard Hughes. She has starred in 77 feature films and listed among her leading men are such Hollywood legends including Burt Lancaster, John Wayne, Cary Grant, Tyrone Power, Glenn Ford, Mickey Rooney and Robert Wagner. 
••••Since she was a pilot herself, Terry played a major role in preparing Leonardo DiCaprio for his portrayal of Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004). She is a skilled pilot and was the third woman in the world to check out in a jet.
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An Ex-Columnist Shows His Class
Looking back as dean of motion picture reporting was honored, July 1971
John Wayne was on hand at the Marquis Restaurant on the Sunset Strip, to help launch the Harrison Carroll Cinema Reporting Prize Foundation of which he's chairman. "I'e never known him to double-cross anyone on either side of the camera said Wayne of the former columnist. "I'm really happy to be here to help honor this wonderful guy." Prizes totaling $10,000 annually for showbiz reporting is plotted by the foundation announced president Brayden Linden, and Troy Cory, coordinator and board member. Vice president Gerd Oswald (the Longest Day) also on hand, "Terry Moore (Bunny O'Hare), among Carroll's longtime pal -- as ARMY ARCHERD mentioned in his column "Just forVariety."

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For more than forty years Harrison Carol and his column in the Herald-Express then the Herald-Examiner was a fixture in Hollywood. Press agents, stars, men-about-town, starlets and hangers on couldn't do enough for Harrison. He was wined, dined and catered to. It was all part of the job for an entertainment columnist in Los Angeles in the halcyon days of the business, and then the transitional movies-to-television era. Harrison took it in his stride, never abused it and naturally, enjoyed it. He always paid his dues in return.
•••• Unless they deserved it, Harrison never wrote a harsh word about anyone in a career-destroying style. He was always available to listen to anyone who needed their name in print n order to help them and move them one rung closer to the top of the ladder. Unlike many of his ilk, Harrison always checked out a controversial story and listed to both sides before he put it in print. He never took anyone's word for it. There were (and still are) many people in this town who try to "plant" phony stories to further their own career or hurt someone else's. It's part for the course in this business. Someone is always standing behind you with a hatchet up their sleeve.
•••• Since Harrison retired from the Herald he has become almost a forgotten man in this town. A telephone which used to ring every two or three minutes, now rings every two or three days. He is no longer wined and dined, except, occasionally, a press agent who never forgets an old friend. Unfortunately, far too many of them have forgotten Harrison Carroll.
•••• In his own way, Harrison has not forgotten them entirely; rather his former colleagues in the industry. At the Martoni-Marquis, Harrison Carroll announced that he was endowing a permanent Cinema Reporting Prize Foundation for entertainment columnists throughout the country. To fund the Endowment, Harrison has pledged as collateral his memoirs, his fantastic photograph collection and his other memorabilia....a The Harrison Carroll Cinema Reporting Prize has been formed for the purpose of providing journalism scholarships and awarding prizes to outstanding motion picture writers and columnists was announced at the star-studded banquet. The prizes of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 will be awarded hopefully on a national telecast -- to the best entertainment columnists as voted by stars and executives in the entertainment business.
•••• Other well-known celebrities on the Board of Governors are Stephen Crane, Glenn Ford, Anthony Quinn and Elke Sommer, to name a few.
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Golden Globe Award Winners

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FILM

Best Motion Picture -- drama: "Bohemian Rhapsodyr"
Best Motion Picture -- musical or comedy: "Green Bookr"
Actor in a motion picture -- musical or comedy: Christian Bale, "Vice"
Actress in a motion picture -- drama: Glenn Close, "The Wife"
Best supporting actor in a motion picture: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"
Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"
Best original song: "Shallow," performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in "A Star Is Born." The song was written by Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.
Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"
Best original score: Justin Hurwitz, "First Man"
Best screenplay: "Green Book" (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)
Best animated feature film: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
Best foreign-language film: "Roma" (Mexico)

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Best television series -- drama: "The Americans"
Best television series -- musical or comedy: "The Kominsky Method"
Best Actress in a televion series, musical ror comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelus Mrs. Maisel"
Best actor in televsion series,drama: Richard Madden, "Bodyguard"
Best actress in a television series -- drama: Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"

Best actor in a television series -- musical or comedy: Michael Douglas, "The Kominsky Method"

Best miniseries or television film: "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
Best actor in a miniseries or television film: Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
Best actress in a miniseries or television film: Patricia Arquette, "Escape At Dannemora"
Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or television film: Ben Whishaw, "A Very English Scandal"
Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or television film: Patricia Clarkson, "Sharp Objects"

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Cars, The Internet of Things, and more at the International Consumers Electronics Show (CES,) Jan. 8-11, Las Vegas
"Things that didn't Internet before are now Internetting."
As CES ballooned into an overwhelming crush of products, in recent years, longtime attendees griped about too much stuff and not enough substance.
•• There was less emphasis on the typical CES electronics like televisions, tablets and smartphones, and more attention paid to industry-changing innovations such as connected, electric and driverless cars; the Internet of Things; drones; virtual reality and gaming; and entertainment tech. To reflect that shift, the Consumer Electronics Assn., which produces CES, ind 2016 changed its name to the Consumer Technology Assn. -- a symbolic move.
•••• With automakers heavy presence at CES, in recent years it has become almost as much of a car show as a consumer electronics one. Although cars weren't historically part of the CES lineup, the auto industry's participation "is an absolute natural fit" as cars have become important platforms to house technology.

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•••• Another big trend at CESjudging by all the connected gadgets and appliances is about to strip you of much of your privacy, what's called the Internet of Things
•••• For items such as appliances and accessories, everything continues to get smarter. The fridge can tell you that you're out of milk; your bed knows how many times you tossed and how many times you turned; your blender can weigh your smoothies; and your shower can scold you for being a water hog.
•••• You have a steady stream of data about your personal behavior that can be combined with other information to provide marketers, insurers and others with extremely intimate portraits of the life you lead when you think no one's watching.

• Scary stuff --
made all the more troubling by the fact that there's very little regulation overseeing this fast-growing corner of cyberspace.
•••• "There's definitely a creepiness factor," said Gilad Rosner, founder of the Internet of Things Privacy Forum, a London think tank. "Things that didn't Internet before are now Internetting."
•••• He gave the example of someone having a so-called smart scale in their bathroom. On the plus side, it could transmit data to a smartphone app that enables you to track your weight over various lengths of time and show which foods are having the biggest impact.
•••• "But you might not know where else the information is going," A hacker could slip in through a poorly protected smart appliance and gain access to your entire home network.
•••• They could turn on all cameras and microphones in all your devices and see and hear everything you do, or shut down your entire network.
•••• There is great need for federal authorities to create rules for business' use of customer data. Rapid advances in connected devices underline the importance of privacy safeguards.
•••• It is stimated that 6.4 billion connected gadgets will be in use worldwide by the end of this year, rising to almost 21 billion by 2020. Roughly 5.5 million devices are hooked up to the Internet of Things every day.

Susan Etlinger, an analyst with San Francisco tech-research firm Altimeter Group, predicted that control of smart-device data will be the focus of aggressive industry lobbying in years ahead.

CES, represents the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry.
The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years&emdash;the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed.
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101- OHIO STATE AND
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IN THE ROSE BOWL GAME - By Gary Sunkin
•••• Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced America's New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for nearly 130 years.
•••• The Ohio State Buckeyes, champions of the Big Ten Conference, and the Washington Huskies, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, will play in the 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, on January 1, 2019, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
GARY Rose Bowl150w.jpg•••• This year's Rose Bowl Game will be the 12th meeting between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Washington Huskies, but will be the first occurrence in The Granddaddy of Them All.
•••• No. 9 Washington is headed back to the Rose Bowl for the first time since a 34-24 victory over Purdue on Jan. 1, 2001.
•••• No. 5 Ohio State is headed back to the Rose Bowl for the first time since a 26-17 victory over Oregon on Jan. 1, 2010.
•••• The Washington-Ohio State game will mark the first time in five years that the Rose Bowl has featured the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions. The last time that happened was after the 2013 season, when Michigan State defeated Stanford, 24-20.
Back to Pasadena
•••• Washington and Ohio State are each making their 15th appearance in the Rose Bowl. USC (with 34) and Michigan (20) are the only two programs that have been to the Rose Bowl more.
The Huskies are 7-6-1 in the Rose Bowl Game. The Buckeyes are 7-7.
•••• This will be the first postseason matchup between UW and Ohio State.
Pre-game festivities on January 1, will begin at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET). The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Additional tickets for the Rose Bowl Game will go on sale on Tuesday, December 4, at 9 a.m. PT online via www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000.
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PASADENA, Calif. -- America clebrates the New Year with the 129th Rose Parade, presented by Honda - By Gary Sunkin
Rose Parade® Theme History in the 21st Century

2019 The Melody of Life
2018 Making a Differenc
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2017 Echoes of Success
2016 Find Your Adventure
2015 Inspiring Stories
2014 Dreams Come True
2013 Oh, the Places You'll Go!™
2012 Just Imagine…
2011 Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories
2010 2010: A Cut Above the Rest
2009 Hats Off to Entertainment

2008 Passport to the World's Celebrations
2007 Our Good Nature
2006 It's Magical
2005 Celebrate Family
2004 Music Music Music
2003 Children's Dreams, Wishes and Imagination
2002 Good Times
2001 Fabric of America
2000 Celebration 2000: Visions of the Future

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• 115- Chaka Khan will ride as
Grand Marshal in the Rose Parade®
Ten time GRAMMY awards winner Chaka will ride in the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed "The Melody of Life" and join in the pre-game celebration of the 105th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on January 1, 2019.
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• • Back in the 80s, as a goodwill ambassador representing the U.S.A., Troy Cory and his back-up dancers and singers, "The Brooke Sisters," were the first entertainers from the United States to appear in a full staged program in the People's Republic of China during the Shanghai TV Festival, and televised on China's National Television (CCTV), viewed by over 300 million people.• •
• • It was there Cory met Jiang Zemin, then mayor of Shanghai, and who later became the 5th President of the People's Republic of China.The '88 Shanghai Concert was the beginnings of Troy's concert tours in China for the next two decades. The concerts, just to name a few, included the following cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Anshan, Harbin, Fuzhou and and Tsingtao (Qingdao)

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101- Troy Cory, First American to perform on Stage in China, PRC

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101- Cory's Road to China;

•••Troy Cory was among the first international entertainers and the first American entertainer to perform in the People's Republic of China, beginning in 1988. In itself a notable culture-historical feat, in view of China's closed door policies of the late 70s and well into the 80s. The PRC's administrative climate in comparison is much less restrictive now and China's open door policy enables many entertainers to introduce themselves to the populace Chinese audiences.
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115- Automobility LA -Formerly LA Auto Show Press & Trade Days, at the LA Convention Center, Oct. 26 - 29 - By Gary Sunkin

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AutoMobility LA is where the new auto industry gets business done, unveils groundbreaking new products and makes strategic announcements in front of media and industry professionals from around the globe.
•••• Following AutoMobility LA, the 2018 LA Auto Show will open its doors to the public Nov. 30 &endash; Dec. 9.
115- More Than 60 Debut Vehicles at LA Auto Show's AutoMobility LA ••• With more than 60 debut vehicles locked in for this year's AutoMobility LA, nearly half will make their highly-anticipated world premiere, including an all new-vehicle from Hyundai and a pickup truck from Jeep. Kia is also expected to have multiple vehicles make their world debut, including one of the brand's best-selling cars.
••••German luxury automaker Audi has confirmed that the e-tron GT concept 4-door electric performance coupe will make its global premiere at AutoMobility LA for media and industry professionals. Mitsubishi's newest concept is also set to make its North American debut at the show.
••••This year, 57% of AutoMobility LA's debut vehicles span across several segments within the luxury class; these include Volvo's latest luxury sedan, the all-new S60, which will make its auto show debut alongside the all-new V60 Cross Country wagon. The Swedish automaker has also confirmed that its global CEO is slated to make significant announcements about the company's progressive approach to transportation from its all-new display at AutoMobility LA.
••••The Polaris Slingshot three-wheeled roadster will also have its 2019 lineup of models make their auto show debut at AutoMobility LA, including the S, SL, SLR, and new Grand Touring.
••••"Cars are designed, purchased, tuned, customized and enjoyed year-round here in Los Angeles," said Terri Toennies, Executive Vice President and General Manager of AutoMobility LA and the Los Angeles Auto Show. "In a city that's known for its car culture and overall passion for cars, there is no better place to debut vehicles, reach influencers and engage with the masses than AutoMobility LA and the LA Auto Show.
About the Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA
Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) is the first major North American auto show of the season each year.  In 2016, the show's Press & Trade Days merged with the Connected Car Expo (CCE) to become AutoMobility LA™, the industry's first trade show converging the technology and automotive sectors to launch new products and technologies and to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the future of transportation and mobility.
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101- OHIO STATE AND WASHINGTON TO PLAY IN THE ROSE BOWL GAME - By Gary Sunkin
•••• Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced America's New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for nearly 130 years.
•••• The Ohio State Buckeyes, champions of the Big Ten Conference, and the Washington Huskies, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, will play in the 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, on January 1, 2019, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
•••• This year's Rose Bowl Game will be the 12th meeting between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Washington Huskies, but will be the first occurrence in The Granddaddy of Them All.
•••• No. 9 Washington is headed back to the Rose Bowl for the first time since a 34-24 victory over Purdue on Jan. 1, 2001.
•••• No. 5 Ohio State is headed back to the Rose Bowl for the first time since a 26-17 victory over Oregon on Jan. 1, 2010.
•••• The Washington-Ohio State game will mark the first time in five years that the Rose Bowl has featured the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions. The last time that happened was after the 2013 season, when Michigan State defeated Stanford, 24-20.
Back to Pasadena
•••• Washington and Ohio State are each making their 15th appearance in the Rose Bowl. USC (with 34) and Michigan (20) are the only two programs that have been to the Rose Bowl more.
The Huskies are 7-6-1 in the Rose Bowl Game. The Buckeyes are 7-7.
•••• This will be the first postseason matchup between UW and Ohio State.
Pre-game festivities on January 1, will begin at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET). The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Additional tickets for the Rose Bowl Game will go on sale on Tuesday, December 4, at 9 a.m. PT online via www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000.
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115- Nancy O'Dell to ride as Grandmarshall of the 87th Hollywood Christmas Parade
HOLLYWOOD -- 2018 marks the historic 87th anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, an American holiday tradition. The annual parade takes place on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in the Hollywood community in Los Angeles, California, United States. Grand Marshal of the 87th Parade is Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell.
•••• Presented and produced by Associated Television International, the live parade which happens in association with The City of Los Angeles, is taped for network television, and will take place on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
•••• The parade's telecast will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.  The event will include live musical performances that will take place on two stages; featuring The Marine Toys For Tots.
•••• The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will premiere as a two-hour special on The CW Network on Monday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT (7:00 P.M. CENTRAL).  The parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on American Forces Network.  A true Hollywood yearly tradition, the parade attracts more than one million in attendance each year, with larger than life inflatable character balloons and celebrity filled cars making the much heralded trek down the over three mile parade route.
•••• About Nancy O'Dell:  Emmy Award-winning journalist Nancy O'Dell has proven to be a force in all areas of her career as a host, author, producer and entrepreneur.  One of the country's most respected and leading entertainment journalists, O'Dell is co-host of the most-watched entertainment news program in the world, three-time Emmy Award-winning ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. Prior to her work at ET, she served as the co-host o
•••• With more than 20 years of experience, O'Dell contributes to CBS This Morning and is a go-to anchor for live TV specials.  She was a special presenter on the Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as a host of the American Country Music Awards.  She hosted the 2016 Grammy Red Carpet Live Special on CBS, as well as the live Emmys, Golden Globes and Critics Choice Red Carpet Special for multiple years.  For 17 consecutive years she has hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade.  She is a member of the Academy of Country Music Awards and was the original host and consulting producer for Nashville Star, as well as the host and producer of HGTV's Celebrities at Home. f Access Hollywood and was named one of Television Week's "10 Most Bankable Stars in Syndication."
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•101- LOST LA holiday marathon on KCET kicks off Nov. 22.
As we celebrate the fall season, KCET has just announced its special Thanksgiving marathon that will feature two KCET original shows including Emmy-award® winning food series THE MIGRANT KITCHEN which explores California's booming food scene through the eyes of a new generation of chefs and culinary artisans whose cuisine is inspired by the immigrant experience.
•••• KCET will continue the holiday celebration with over three hours of historical series LOST LA (sponsored by Union Bank and a co-production with USC Libraries) hosted by public historian Nathan Masters. LOST LA uncovers the dreams that built modern-day Los Angeles through documents, photos and other rare artifacts from the region's libraries and archives.
••••The marathon will kick off Thurs., Nov. 22
LOST LA: "Descanso Gardens" -
Descanso Gardens, located in La Cañada Flintridge just east of Los Angeles, is a 150-acre botanical garden that welcomes thousands of visitors annually. This documentary not only explores the natural, year-round beauty of this urban retreat, but reveals its surprising history as one of Southern California's most beloved public gardens.
LOST LA: "Dream Factory"
Los Angeles is often identified with Hollywood, but there's more to the entertainment industry than its
facade of movie stars and blockbuster films. This episode explores the career of Lois Weber, a filmmakerwho rose to greatness in a nascent film industry that welcomed women into creative leadership positions; as well as a Central Casting Bureau that capitalized on the city's segregated ethnic enclaves when filling background roles.
LOST LA: "Yosemite"
Yosemite National Park has seen some drastic changes since its birth as a park and preserve in 1864. From a scenic land maintained by indigenous peoples to its emergence as a tourist attraction, Yosemite Valley has become a postcard for the natural beauty of the state. But Californians have long fought over how to manage the Park that currently is a site of conflict over humanity's relationship with nature.
LOST LA: "Desert Fantasy".
California's deserts have sparked the imaginations of millions of people around the world including real estate developers that have created desert utopias like Palm Springs and Las Vegas. From the famously alien landscape of Joshua Tree National Park tothe wide expanses of seemingly empty land, the desert has been seen as a place of reinvention and a blank slate to create dreams.
LOST LA: "Beach Culture".
One of Southern California's great international exports has been its beach culture. Surfers, bodybuilders, and acrobats taught Californians how to have fun and stay young at the beach.
LOST LA: "Ghost Towns".
Three California ghost towns are explored. Bodie was a Mono County gold mining settlement that was preserved in time while Llano Del Rio was a socialist utopian community in the Mojave Desert. Finally, Zzyzx was a former health spa on the way to LasVegas. Some California dreams succeeded, giving birth to metropolitan regions in the state's north and south. Other dreams failed, leaving nothing but ruins.
LOST LA: "Venice"
Venice Beach boasts a rich, multilayered history. From its origins as a themed seaside resort to its international fame as a countercultural hub, explore Abbot Kinney's original Venice of America development, the community of Beat poets who called Venice home and how the commercial renaissance has impacted the historically African-American neighborhood of Oakwood.

•••• LOST LA is supported by The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and other generous institutional funders.
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115- Major Global Producers in the spotlight at MIP Cancun
•••• The only dedicated TV content trade event for Latin American and US Hispanic audiences, MIP Cancun takes place at the Moon Palace in the Mexican resort city from 14-16 November.
•••• Created by the organisers of the world's leading TV content markets, MIPTV and MIPCOM, MIP Cancun, Latin America TV Market, brings together the community of acquisition, distribution, and production executives from 46 counties to develop content deals for the fast growing Latin American and US Hispanic TV markets. MIP Cancun includes its signature 1-to-1 Distribution marketplace, and the Co-Production Matchmaking Programme. www.mipcancun.com
•••• Two creative Super-Panels, one exploring the production relationship between Mexico and Spain, the second looking at the quest for brand-defining original programming, have been added to the MIP Cancun conference line-up.
•••• The first of the Super-Panels is titled MEXICO AND SPAIN: CREATIVITY AND PRODUCTION EFFICACY EXPLORED and will feature Raul Berdonés, Founder and CEO of Spanish production powerhouse Grupo Secuoya; and Epigmenio Ibarra, CEO of Mexico's Argos Comunicación. The pair will have an in-depth discussion on best practices in development, storytelling, talent management, and production.
•••• As head of Grupo Secuoya, the leader in outsourced TV production services and management of physical production facilities in Spain, Berdonés is in full expansion in Latin America, with projects involving major companies in Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico.
•••• Ibarra was a war correspondent for many leading media. Since 1992 he has been CEO of Argos Comunicación, one of the most important production powerhouses of the world, with which he has produced telenovelas and series for TV Azteca, Telemundo, HBO, Netflix, and documentaries. Argos Comunicación incorporates complete production and postproduction services for television and film content.
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115- American Film Market under way at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica.
•••• The AFM kicked off on October 31, running through November 7.
•••• The American Film Market is considered the world's largest motion picture business event held each year at the beginning of November in Santa Monica, California. More than 7,000 people attend the eight-day annual event to network and to sell, finance and acquire films, making it the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers and business people from all over the world.
Participants come from more than 80 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world's press all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.
••• Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace &endash; with over 200,000 square feet of exhibition space &endash; where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than US$1 billion in deals will be sealed -- on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.
••• The American Film Market uses all 15 movie theatres on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. Participants may view more than 500 screenings of 300+ films-- 29 new films every two hours. Titles range from big budget blockbusters that will be released by the major studios to lower budget art and genre films recognized at international film festivals.
••• The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world's producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs.
••• The American Film Market held its first event March 21&endash;31, 1981
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106- Amazon pitched facial-recognition system to ICE
Amazon pitched its facial-recognition system in the summer to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials as a way for the agency to target or identify illegal immigrants.
•••• ••••••Amazon has marketed the technology to police departments as a way to target and identify criminals, and it is used in Florida and Oregon. Civil rights and privacy advocates are concerened that the unproven technology's expansion could have a chilling effect on public protests or embolden government and police efforts to supercharge mass surveillance.
•••• In June Amazon employees urged the company to reject work that could be used for government surveillance. It is said hundreds of anonymous Amazon workers wrote CEO Jeff Bezos a letter roughly one week after the meeting, saying, "We refuse to build the platform that powers ICE, and we refuse to contribute to tools that violate human rights."
••••Microsoft, a tech giant building facial-recognition tools that compete with Amazon's, came also under fire from employees for the potential work it could do as part of a major ICE contract.
••••Google has also faced internal resistance over its contributions to Project Maven, a Defense Department initiative that would allow AI to identify objects in battlefield drone video. [No word on whether Google employees oppose its Dragonfly search engine, which was developed secretly for China. It links users' searches to their personal phone numbers, making it easier for the Communist government to track every citizen. Google's Dragonfly also blocks any content Communist rulers don't want their citizens to see.]
••••Amazon has a number of government contracts and is believed to be the lead contender to win the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud-computing contract, known as JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure). The company also operates a private cloud service for top-secret intelligence used by the CIA.
•••Note: Amazon's Jeff Bezos personally owns The Washington Post since 2013.
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115- Digital Hollywood, Fall
Digital Hollywood Fall will take place October 16 - 18, at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, with the following themes and special events.

The Artistic Creators: Directors - Technologists - Actors - Producers - Performers - Writers
Finance Hollywood: Investment - Packaging - Blockchain - ICOs
Advertising Hollywood: Brand and Influencer Marketing
• Immersive Hollywood - VR/AR-MR-XR
California Cannabis Forum - Medical - Legislation - Media - Science
Food Tech + Wellness Forum: Food Culture - Food Industry
The Micro-Influencers - The Two Day Intensive & Awards Luncheon
Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT: Phones - Tablets - PC - TV
The Women's Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition
The Mobile - Social Lifestyle: Tablets - Phones - Communication
The University Project: CSU Arts Festival + AR-VR-Internet & Entertainment

The Influencer Awards Celebration will take place on October 16-18, 2018
and the Influencer Celebration at CES, 2019, Las Vegas.

About Digital Hollywood
During the past two decades Victor Harwood, founder and Director Digital Hollywood has developed and produced over two hundred leading conferences and events for artists, professionals and top executives. Mr. Harwood is considered a leading authority on the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries, founding and organizing such conferences as Digital Hollywood, Digital Hollywood at CES, Hollywood and Space, Politics 2008: The Media Conference on the Election of the President, Media Summit New York, Building Blocks, Advertising 2.0, Digital Hollywood Europe in London, the Entertainment Globalization Initiative, Multimedia Expo, Production East at Lincoln Center, the International Business in Space Conference and the New York Writers Conference. In 1987 Mr. Harwood produced the first HTTP: Conference in the world and 1990, he coined the now ubiquitous expression "The Digital Revolution."
••••Digital Hollywood debuted in 1994 and has from its start been among the leading trade conferences in its field with over 15,000 top executives in the film, television, music, home video, cable, telecommunications and computer industries attending the various events each year.
••••Keynote speakers at various Digital Hollywood events have included: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, News Corporation; Steven A. Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation; Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive, NBC Universal; Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom Inc.; Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company; Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation; Barry Diller, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp; Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications; Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation; Bob Wright, Vice Chairman & Executive Officer, General Electric Company; Sean "Puffy" Combs, Courtney Love, Chris Blackwell, Chairman of Sputnik7, and founder of Island Records; Bob Wright, Vice Chairman & Executive Officer, General Electric Company and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal; Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SIRIUS Satellite Radio; Scott Marden, President, McGraw-Hill, Information & Media Services; Joel Katz, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig; Brian E. Becker, Chairman & CEO, Clear Channel Entertainment; Eric Nicoli, Chairman, The EMI Group;
••••Additional Keynote Speakers Include: Josh Sapan, CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC; Rob Glaser, Chairman & CEO, RealNetworks; Sam Donaldson, Co-Anchor, "This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts; Christie Hefner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and Chairman, Playboy.com; Kevin Wendle, CEO/Co-Founder, IFILM & founder of CNET; Mads Lillilund, Vice President, New Media, Lucent Technologie; Dick Wolf, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Law & Order; John Sculley, Chairman, Sculley Brothers, Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & Executive Vice President and Executive Editor, Voter.com; Mika Salmi, founder & CEO, Atom Films; Avram Miller, Vice President, Intel Corp.; Chris Kitze, CEO, Xoom.com; Michael Ramsay, President, Silicon Graphics; John C. Colligan, President & CEO, Macromedia; Scott C. Marden, President & CEO, Philips Media; Danny Goldberg, President & CEO, Warner Bros. Music Group; Charlton Heston, Actor; Glenn R. Jones, Chairman, Jones Intercable; Michael Fitzpatrick, President & CEO, Pacific Telesis Enterprises; Bernard J. Luskin, President Jones Digital Century; Trip Hawkins, President & CEO, 3DO Corp.; Satjiv S. Chahil, Vice President & General Manager, Apple Computer; Stuart C. Johnson, Group President, Bell Atlantic; Kay Koplovitz, President & CEO, USA Networks and Gregory Hughes, President, AT&T Network Systems.
••••In 1987 Mr. Harwood founded the Multimedia Expo, held in San Francisco, Boston and New York which was at the forefront in exploring new computer technologies and has been attended by over 60,000 executives and technical experts in the computer, communications and entertainment industries.
••••Over the years, Mr. Harwood has conceived and produced such events as the International Business in Space Conference, the leading international conference on space commercialization with NASA and its affiliated companies and Petroleum InfoTech for the Oil and Gas Industry. He also founded and produced the New York Writer's Conference with celebrated writers such as Norman Mailer, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney and published New York Writer magazine with over 100,000 readers nationwide; the Fashion Video Awards with sponsors such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Oleg Cassini, Levi's and Bloomingdales and Production East at Lincoln Center, a leading event for the film and television industry in New York, with such celebrities as Christopher Reeves, Frank Perry, Susan Seidelman, Zack Galligan, Lisa Bonet, Michael Fuchs, Phoebe Cates, Liz Smith, David Brown, David Picker, Alan King, Martin Charnin, and L.M. Kit Carson.
••••Mr. Harwood founded and produced SportsTech magazine, a publication focused on the integration and influence of technology on high performance sports including sports in all forms of media (TV - Mobile - Internet), the advancements of sports medicine, the use of video analysis by athletes and teams including the importance of cybermetrics (popularized by "Moneyball").  SportsTech led the way in documenting the innovation in sports medicine with extensive reporting on the advancements in what became known as "Tommy John" surgery.
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102- Are Classic SIM cards out?
New iPhone could deal blow to phone carriers as classic SIM cards face extinction
•••• Each new iPhone is usually good news for mobile network operators. In anticipation the latest Apple Inc. device always comes with upgrades that make it easier to play games, watch films and download reams of data. More data means bigger phone bills.
••••However, the new iPhones might not be so welcome. That's because there's a possibility that Apple could introduce so-called electronic sims, or eSIMs, a shift to become inevitable to the new technology.
••••The SIMs issue (under investigation by the DOJ) has been rife since Apple complained to the Justice Department that Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. were colluding to prevent their introduction. ••••The classic SIM card is a small chip that is inserted into the phone manually -- making it more awkward to change the mobile network provider. You have to go to a shop to get a new sim or have one delivered physically. The eSIM is virtual, meaning that just changing your phone's settings would theoretically allow you to switch carriers.
•••• With certainty this would accelerate price competition. Whenever it's made easier to jump from one operator to another, consumers take advantage and seek better deals. "Churn," the industry term for customer losses, spikes. That's what ocurred for example, when EU country brought in rules to cut the time it took to change network operators to less than 24 hours.
••••European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV dropped a heavy hint about eSIMs saying it expected to deploy its own device in a major mass-market smartphone by year's end. Whether this is the case with year's new iPhone will become known soon, but it's hard to see how the mobile phone operators can resist this technology for long given its usefulness for consumers. Apple will certainly argue it that way. It's already used in some iPads, and STMicro supplies an eSIM for the Apple Watch.
••••Apple can't totally dismiss the concerns of the big phone carriers, since they spend huge sums on marketing the iPhone and sell it in their stores. But the California giant is willing to throw its weight around, as shown by the Justice Department complaint.
••••Although the eSIM might reduce some logistical costs for carriers such as Verizon and AT&T, in the longer term it will become harder to differentiate between network providers. "From a user perspective, if you ask what service they're using, they'll say they're an iPhone or Samsung user, not the operator."
••••It might make sense for Apple and other phone-makers to keep the classic SIM port alongside an eSIM in the near term. That would give operators time to adapt, while making it harder for them to object.
••••But the danger for carriers is that the shift to eSIMs moves them further down the path to becoming little more than utilities.
••••There are very few people who don't have a smartphone already, meaning it's increasingly a battle for market share rather than new users.
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115-China will be MIPCOM's 2018 Country of Honor
The world's entertainment content market, MIPCOM takes place in Cannes, France, from 15-18 October.
•••• "China has now emerged as a major producer and consumer of film and television and will play a leading role at MIPCOM, to present to the world great Chinese stories and work with colleagues around the globe to usher in a better future," said Mrs. Ma Li, Director General of the International Cooperation Department of the National Radio and Television Administration, People's Republic of China.
•••• "The Chinese television and entertainment sector has a special place within the MIPCOM and MIPTV community going back to 2004 when MIPTV welcomed the largest-ever delegation of Chinese TV executives at an international television market. As MIPCOM 2018 Country of Honour, China will be showcasing its wide range of programme genre destined for international television channels," commented Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division.
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115-Comcast Beats Out Fox to Acquire Sky TV
Comcast Corp. won out over 21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Co. in the battle for Sky television by offering nearly $40 billion for the satellite-TV service that boasts 23 million customers in five European countries.
•••• Winning Sky is a huge boost for Comcast and its chief executive, Brian Roberts. His company, which started as a small Tupelo, Miss., cable system a half-century ago, has steadily grown through acquisitions and should soon boast more than 50 million customers worldwide. Comcast will have a presence in some of the most prosperous countries in Europe -- Britain, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.
•••• " This acquisition will allow us to quickly, efficiently and meaningfully increase our customer base and expand internationally," said Roberts.
•••• The Sky victory is a relief for Roberts, who was twice spurned by Rupert Murdoch when Roberts tried to buy much of 21st Century Fox. Instead, Murdoch made it clear that he wanted most of his entertainment empire to go to Burbank-based Disney.
•••• Comcast's repeated presentations forced Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger to spend nearly $18 billion more than he initially planned, or $71.3 billion, to purchase the Fox assets. But with help from Fox, Iger succeeded in driving up the price that Comcast ended up paying for Sky.
•••• For the 87-year-old Murdoch, the sale of Sky to Comcast brings an end to his broadcasting ambitions in Britain. Murdoch co-founded the satellite TV service in 1989 to compete with the venerable British Broadcasting Corp., and Sky grew into a beloved service with original programming and popular soccer matches.
•••• The Murdoch company had previously attempted to buy all of Sky but, in 2011, it was forced to retreat amid an embarrassing cellphone hacking scandal at its now-defunct London tabloid, News of the World. Again in December 2016, Fox tried to buy the 61% of Sky that it currently does not own. But that sale became bogged down as various regulators in Britain picked on the deal and raised questions about Murdoch's control.
•••• The Australian-born media magnate has long been influential in British politics, and he is not a popular figure among Britain's Labor Party. Activists complained that Murdoch already has too much sway over Britain's media because the family's publishing company, News Corp., controls several newspapers.
•••• During the regulatory slog, Murdoch last year decided to unload much of his U.S.-based Fox businesses. Among them: the prolific 20th Century Fox television and movie studios in west Los Angeles, cable channel FX, regional sports networks and its stakes in Sky and the streaming service Hulu. The Murdochs will keep Fox News Channel, national sports networks and television stations, including KTTV-TV Channel 11 and KCOP-TV Channel 13 in Los Angeles.
•••• Sky is one of the most popular TV brands in Europe. Last year, the satellite TV broadcaster produced $18.5 billion in revenue. It creates its own original programs, runs the popular Sky News channel and maintains exclusive partnerships in Europe with HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. studio.
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115-China will be MIPCOM's 2018 Country of Honor
The world's entertainment content market, MIPCOM takes place in Cannes, France, from 15-18 October.
•••• "China has now emerged as a major producer and consumer of film and television and will play a leading role at MIPCOM, to present to the world great Chinese stories and work with colleagues around the globe to usher in a better future," said Mrs. Ma Li, Director General of the International Cooperation Department of the National Radio and Television Administration, People's Republic of China.
•••• "The Chinese television and entertainment sector has a special place within the MIPCOM and MIPTV community going back to 2004 when MIPTV welcomed the largest-ever delegation of Chinese TV executives at an international television market. As MIPCOM 2018 Country of Honour, China will be showcasing its wide range of programme genre destined for international television channels," commented Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division.
•••• The announcement comes hot on the heels of new industry data reporting that China is now the second largest television market in the world, overtaking the United Kingdom and behind the United States.
•••• According to a report from IHS Markit, China spent $10.9 billion on television programming in 2017 compared to $10 billion in the UK. TV broadcasters spent $6.4 billion while online giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent invested $4.5 billion to provide programmes for their online entertainment platforms. Original programming accounted for 49% of shows aired in China with the rest being made up of acquisitions (46%) and sports programming.
•••• "In recent years we have seen the growth in Chinese shows being presented at our events for sale to international broadcasters and an increase in cross-border partnerships between Chinese and international producers. We anticipate that the trend towards Chinese content being exported to international territories will speed up over the next two to three years and we are very keen for MIPCOM and MIPTV to be part of that process," noted Reed MIDEM's Laurine Garaude.
•••• "At MIPTV 2018 we showcased several Chinese formats including 'National Treasure.' And in the documentary sector, the agreement between Tencent and BBC to produce high-quality documentaries is an indication of the desire to develop bilateral production partnerships," added Laurine Garaude.
•••• The MIPCOM Country of Honour programme will include conference panel discussions on the Chinese market during MIPJunior and MIPCOM, multiple showcases of the latest Chinese programmes, a Chinese-themed Opening Night Welcome Reception, a look into the hottest shows from China in the popular Fresh TV presentation and the largest-ever China Pavilion.
•••• Previous MIPCOM Countries of Honour include Japan, Russia, Turkey and Mexico.
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115- The 70th Primtime Emmy Awards, September 17
are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and will take place at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles. Producer: Lorne Michaels Hosts: Colin Jost, Michael Che.
Winners of the 70th Emmys: By Josie Cory

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Outstanding drama series
WINNER: "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding comedy series
WINNER: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Outstanding limited series
WINNER: "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: An American Crime Story

Outstanding variety talk series
WINNER: "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"

Outstanding variety sketch series 
WINNER: "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding reality competition series
WINNER: "RuPaul's Drag Race"

Outstanding lead actress in a drama season
WINNER: Claire Foy, "The Crown"

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
WINNER: Matthew Rhys, "The Americans" 

Outstanding directing for a drama series
WINNER: Stephen Daldry, "The Crown"

Outstanding writing for a drama series
WINNER: Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg,  "The Americans"

Supporting actress in a drama series
WINNER: Thandie Newton, "Westworld"

Supporting actor in a drama series
WINNER: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding director for a variety special
WINNER: Glenn Weiss, The Oscars"

Outstanding writing for a variety special
WINNER: John Mulaney, "John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City"

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie
WINNER: Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie
WINNER: Regina King, "Seven Seconds"

Outstanding directing for a drama series

Ryan Murphy, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie
WINNER: Jeff Daniels, "Godless"

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series 
WINNER: Merritt Wever, "Godless"

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Bill Hader, "Barry"

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Outstanding writing for a comedy
WINNER: Amy Sherman-Palladino, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Outstanding director for a comedy
WINNER: Amy Sherman-Palladino, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
WINNER: Alex Borstein, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
WINNER: Henry Winkler, "Barry"

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106- LEAAP 'Meet and Greet' with LAPD chief Moore
The Law Enforcement Association of Asian Pacifics (LEAAP) in colaboration with the LAPD hosted a 'Meet and Greet' with LAPD Chief of Police Michel Moore on Sept. 13, on the front courtyard of the LAPD Headquarters Facility, 100 W. 1st Street, emceed by NBC4 Southern California Journalist, Hetty Chang.

Photo: lr LA Police Chief Michel Moore,
TVI Reporter Gary Sunkin

•••• This event served as an opportunity for community members and Department employees to meet Chief Moore. Cultural entertainment was provided by UCLA Samahang Pilipino and the East Wind Youth Foundation Lion Dancers.

In attendance were:
City Councilmember David Ryu, Council District 4
City of Los Angeles Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto
LAPD Chief of Police Michel R. Moore
LAPD Deputy Chief Dennis H. Kato, Operations-South Bureau
LAPD Commander Dominic Choi, Homeless Coordinator
LAPD Captain Jonathan Tom, Commanding Officer, Critical Incident Review Division
LAPD Captain Brian Thomas, Commanding Officer, Criminal Investigation Division
LAPD Captain Jennifer Thomas, Commanding Officer, Risk Management Division
LAPD Captain Donald Graham, Commanding Officer, North Hollywood Division
LAPD Captain Steven Embrich, Commanding Officer, West Valley Division
Gardena Police Department Chief Thomas Kang
El Centro Police Department Chief Brian Johnson
Compton School Police Department Chief William Woo
City of Los Angeles Personnel Department General Manager Wendy Macy
Police Administrator Terry Carter, Commanding Officer, Records & Identification Division
Police Administrator Elena Nihoa-Asucan, Commanding Officer, Personnel Division
Asian Pacific Islander Community members.
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A Glimpse forward to MIPCOM 2018, Oct. 15-18
115- Showtime® limited series "Escape at Dannemora" to premier at MIPCOM 2018.
PARIS -- CBS Studios International will host the world premiere screening of the new Showtime limited series, "Escape at Dannemora", at MIPCOM 2018
Screening will take place in the Palais des Festivals on Monday 15 October, with Ben Stiller, Executive Producer and series director attending the event in Cannes.
•••• "Escape at Dannemora" is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 that spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers. The prisoners were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee, with whom they both became sexually entangled. It stars Oscar®-winners Benicio Del Toro ("Traffic") and Patricia Arquette ("Boyhood"), alongside Paul Dano ("There Will Be Blood") and Bonnie Hunt ("Life with Bonnie"). The show will premiere on Showtime at the end of the year. "Escape at Dannemora" is written and executive produced by Brett Johnson ("Mad Men") and Michael Tolkin ("The Player"). Also executive producing are Bryan Zuriff ("Ray Donovan"), Michael De Luca ("Captain Phillips") via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Stiller's Red Hour Productions.
•••• As an actor, director, writer, and producer, Ben Stiller's global box office stands at nearly $3 billion, making him one of the highest-grossing stars of all time. His directing credits include the critically-acclaimed comedy "Tropic Thunder," which won the Broadcast Film Critics' Award for "Best Comedy" and the Hollywood Film Festival Award for "Comedy of the Year"; cult comedy "Zoolander," in which he also starred; iconic indie "Reality Bites"; dark comedy "The Cable Guy"; and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which was named one of the "Top 10 Films of 2013" by the National Board of Review. Stiller has amassed one of the most successful acting careers on record, from movie franchises "Night at the Museum," "Meet the Parents," and "Madagascar"; to modern classics such as "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Flirting with Disaster," "There's Something About Mary," and independent features "Brad's Status," "The Meyerowitz Stories," "While We're Young" and "Greenberg"; plus "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," "Tower Heist," "Permanent Midnight"  and Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun," among countless others. 
•••• "The ultra-premium programming from Showtime continues to push boundaries, delivering some of the best production auspices and most compelling stories on television today. 'Escape at Dannemora' is no exception, and we look forward to premiering this highly anticipated limited series, with the amazing Ben Stiller, at MIPCOM this October," said Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Studios International.
•••• "With its star-studded cast and top-flight writing and directing credits, we are thrilled to be showcasing 'Escape at Dannemora' as the MIPCOM World Premiere Screening, and to welcome series director Ben Stiller in Cannes," said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division.
About MIPCOM &endash; MIPCOM is the year's most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each October, the industry's major players from TV and film &endash; converge in Cannes to create a new world of entertainment. MIPCOM turns every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals, from blockbuster programming to ground-breaking partnerships. And MIPJunior -  the leading showcase for kids programming which takes place  the weekend before MIPCOM - unites the world's most influential buyers, sellers, producers, digital players, publishers and licensing executives who  present, discover and screen the very latest content.
About Reed MIDEM - Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector.  
About Reed Exhibitions - Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 39 countries. In 2017 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
About CBS Studios International - CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, SHOWTIME Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Ten Network Holdings Australia and also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation. Click More tviStory 115- Showtime® limited series "Escape at Dannemora" to premier at MIPCOM 2018.
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Imagespeople/GALLAGHER%20RIP200w.jpgRev. Monsignor Robert Gallagher, 1946-2018

• A People Priest
By Gary Sunkin

Monsingor Gallagher loved being a people priest. He was truly beloved and loved his parishes and high school ministry. He was also loved by many Archdiocesan committes he led as well as the man boards he was member of.

He passed away after a long battle with cancer, on July 26, 2018, at his beloved St Charles parish.

Msgr. Robert Gallagher was a native Angeleno, born on November 21, 1946. He went to grade school and high school at St. Genieve's in Van Nuys, California, where he was voted Student Body President. Bob always had a calling to be a priest noted Father Jose Magaña in his Sunday church bulletin. He would play priest as a little boy setting up an altar. Throughout grade school and high school, Bob continually talked of priesthood. His parents encouraged Bob to go to a co-ed college before entering seminary. He went to one year of college at Cal State Northridge, and ended up at St. John Seminary in Camarillo, California. He was ordained a priest on May 26, 1973, in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after attending St. John's Seminary in Camarillo and later got his Master's degree. He has told the family many times throughout his life how he loves being a priest. Monsignor Gallagher truly was a people priest. He was truly beloved and loved his parishes and high school ministry. He was also loved by many Archdiocesan committees he led as well as the man boards he was member of said Father Jose.

Associate Pastor

St. Josephe Catholic Church, Hawthorne, CA

June 1973-June 1977

Associate Pastor

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church North Hollywood, CA

June 1977-July 1982

Associate Pastor

Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church,North Hills, CA

July 1982-January 1994

Teacher & Chaplan

Bishop Amat Hight School, La Puente, CA

February 1984-May 1986

Principal

St. Paul High School
Santa Fe Spring, CA

Sept. 1986-June 2000

Pastor

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church North Hollywood, CA

February 2000 - June 2018

• Vigil
•••• The day before the funeral mass, Wednesday August 1, a Vigil was held at St. Charles Borromeo, when fellow priests, family and parishioners had the opportunity to say a last goodbye to their beloved priest. His Eminence Roger Mahony told the audience how in the 26 month that Monsignor Gallagher was battling cancer he never heard a word of complaint and that he will be greatly missed.
•••• Music Director James Drollinger addressed all who attended with his words of gratitude to and love for Monsignor Gallagher, and ending with the heartfelt "St. Joseph's Song," by Michael Card.
••• Father Jose Magaña spoke of the last few days in the life of Bob as he likes to refer to Monsignor Gallagher, and of Monsignor Gallagher's repeated wishes that he wanted "to go home."

GallagherFuneral200w.jpg• Farewell
•••• On August 2, the faithful of St. Charles Borromeo Church turned out by the hundreds to say farewell to Monsignor Robert Gallagher, who served as pastor of the Catholic parish in North Hollywood for almost 20 years The service was conducted by the Rev. José Gomez, the archbishop of Los Angeles with His Eminence, Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, Reverend Alexander Salazar, Reverend Joseph Brennan , Reverend David O'Connell, Rev. Jeff Baker, Rev. Msgr. Peter Nugent and Reverend Jose Magaña, Pastor, in attendance.
•••• Auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark, who delivered the sermon, said he had known Msgr. Gallagher for 53 years, going back to their time in the seminary.
•••• GallagherCarriedOut100w.jpgHe described Gallagher, as "very strong-willed, stubborn, opinionated… He liked things to be done his way" but added, "he had a boundless ability to make friends and to maintain friendships."
•••• Sunshine lit through the church's stained glass windows during the nearly two-hour service, warming the interior of the church that Gallagher helped renovate during his tenure at St. Charles Borromeo.
•••• Bagpipes played outside the church as Msgr. Gallagher's casket was placed into the hearse before being taken to Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City for burial.

History of St. Charles Borromeo

StCharlesBorromeo150w.jpgSt. Charles Borromeo Church is a Catholic church and elementary school that serves the North Hollywood community in Southern California.

The church, a beautiful building depicting Spanish, colonial-style architecture, is located at Moorpark and Lankershim in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. It is one of the oldest parishes in the San Fernando Valley dating back to 1921. It has long been a parish with celebrity members and many celebrities that have lived in the Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, and Studio City communities served by St. Charles Borromeo.
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Hollywood connection

St. Charles Borromeo was the home parish of Bob and Dolores Hope, who lived a short distance from the church on Moorpark. In 1969, Bing Crosby, Loretta Young, Ed Sullivan, Ronald Reagan, Danny Kaye, Gregory Peck, Jack Benny, Danny Thomas, Dorothy Lamour and Spiro Agnew attended the wedding of Bob Hope's daughter, Linda, at St. Charles.
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114- Generational soul singer, Aretha Franklin dies
By Troy Cory, Producer R&B Plus
Aretha Franklin, who became known as the "Queen of Soul" has died August 16, of advanced pancreatic cancer, according to her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 76.
•••• Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25, 1942, in Memphis, the fourth of Barbara and Clarence LaVaughn Franklin's five children.
•••• As a child she sang gospel at her father's Baptist church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was a minister. He surrounded her with voices from many record labels like Decca Records, Capitol Records, Aladdin Records, Mercury Records, Miltone Record Co, Savoy Record Company, and Specialty Records whose musicians included frequent house guests including Art Tatum, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, James Cleveland and gospel great Clara Ward, that later had a marked influence on her protegee Aretha Franklin, who adopted her moan for secular songs and who saluted Ward in the 1970s gospel album "Amazing Grace."
•••• At the end of the 1950s, Aretha saw her friend Sam Cooke of Specialty Records, move from gospel prominence to pop success. Rather than join some of her friends at the new local label Mowtown, she set her sights on a large international company.
1960 - Columbia Records
At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success, but by the end of the 60s she was being called "The Queen of Soul."
1966 - Atlantic Records -
After signing to Atlantic Records in 1966, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "Chain of Fools", "Think", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)", and "Spanish Harlem".
1979 - Arista Records
After her father was shot during a burglary in 1979, she left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records. For the longest period of her recording career (1980-2003) she collaborated with industry legend Clive Davis's (CCO for Sony Music Entertainment).
•••• In 2003, she had ended the 23 year relationship with Arista and opened her own label, Aretha. Franklin released her first album on the label, "A Woman Falling Out Of Love," in 2011. It marked her fifty years in show business.
•••• BBC recording artist/producer Troy Cory, of the Troy Cory Show and executive producer Donald Butler created R&B Plus which aired on Channel 9, and included such artists, as Jeffrey Osborn, Freda Payne, Ray Charles, Janice Marie Johnson of a Taste of Honey, Siedah Garrett, Kenny G; Beau Williams; Rockwell; Nona Hendrix; Philip Baily; Cameo; Timmy Thomas; R.J. Reynolds.
•••• It was R&B that catapulted Franklin up to the top of her genre and she went on venturing into virtually every style of music, from jazz and classical to rhythm and blues, to pop and rock.
•••• In 1998, Franklin received international acclaim for singing the opera aria "Nessun dorma" at the Grammy Awards that year, replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that year, she scored her final Top 40 song with "A Rose Is Still a Rose."

arethafranklin150w.jpgAssociated Press -- Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit.
•••• The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to family and friends.
•••• Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
•••• Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father Rev. C.L. Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; and nephew Thomas Garrett.
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101-Start-up NewTV - to bring Studio quality to digital video with $1-billion dollar infusion.
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman are putting their biggest bet to hit Hollywood in lecent years -- on digital video start-up NewTV, to bring blockbuster production value to the low-budget video space.
•••• Katzenberg co-founded Dream Works Animation and was behind Walt Disney;s greatest animated hits. Whitman ran Hewlett-Packard for years and grew EBay into an e-commerce giant.
•••• Their backers include all the major film and TV studios -- such as Walt Disney Co., Warner Media and 21st Century Fox, which plan to create original content for the planned subscription service. Indie studios, including Lionsgate, have signed on as well.
•••• Digital upstarts have struggled to find a viable business model , but NewTV got a big confidence boost Monday, disclosing $1 billion in funding to produce and distribute short videos for mobile devices.
•••• A group of funders include Madrone Capital Parters in Menlo Park, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase and Jack Ma's Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.
•••• The start-up hasn't announced any shows or launched an app. However, Katzenberg and Whitman need a big war chest to make their offering stand out as companies such as Netflix, Apple and Amazon.com spend billions to woo established directors, writers, actors and producers.
•••• The videos, delivered in 10-minute episodes, are expected to cost $100,000 a minute to produce, about 30 times what most producers drop on bite-sized videos consumed on smartphones. NewTV will distribute comedies, dramas, reality TV programs and other shows licensed from the studios. The shows will be available on a subscription-based app that is expected to launch during the holiday season of next year.
•••• NewTV, the first big venture to emerge from Katzenberg's investment company WndrCo., aims to do with short online video what HBO did for television: get people to pay a subscription by offering the content people can't get from free channels.
•••• The app will have a lower-priced tier that includes ads and a higher-priced ad-free version. The executives did not say what it would charge.
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101- Revisit California Favorites with Huell Houser
BURBANK, Calif. -- KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, announced a special ten-hour marathon revisting the best of VISITING WITH HUELL HOWSER. KCET will air 20 rarely seen episodes of VISITING WITH HUELL HOWSER as a tribute to the program's 25th anniversary, some of which have not been broadcast for over ten years. See how Huell's amazing journey began over a quarter of a century ago: visit the unique Glass Museum in Redlands, tour the restored WWII supply ship Victory and join Huell in his stunning look at beautiful orchids. The VISITING WITH HUELL HOWSER marathon will air Sun., Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. -- 8 p.m. on KCET.
 
•••• Howser produced more than 1,000 episodes of various public television series (including CALIFORNIA'S GOLD and VISITING WITH HUELL HOWSER) over the course of 30 years. Working in partnership with Chapman University, which owns the rights to the Huell Howser Archive since the time of Howser's death in 2013. KCET will treat Southern Californians to this binge-worthy event to ensure that Howser is forever immortalized through his television series dedicated to preserving the culturally diverse and rich history of California. KCET's social media team will launch an exciting Instagram campaign starting July 28 for the nine days leading up to the broadcast marathon resulting in a special 3' x 3' mosaic image of Huell with short clips from episodes included in the marathon.
••••  Other travel and adventure series include the debut of SOCAL WANDERER (July 9), the return of digital series CALIFORNIA COASTAL TRAIL (July 6) and RICK STEVES' EUROPE.
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106- Google hit with a record fine of 5 billion dollars over Android antitrust violations
The company was ordered by the European Commission on Wednesday to pay $5 billion (¤ 4.3 billion euros) for unfairly pushing its apps on smartphone users and thwarting competitors.
•••• "Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine," Margrethe Vestager, Europe's top antitrust official, said in a statement.
•••"They have denied European consumers the benefits of effective competition in the important mobile sphere," she added.
•••The Commission said that Google broke the law by requiring manufacturers to install its Google Search and Chrome apps as a condition for licensing Google's app store.
•••It said that Google paid some large smartphone makers and network operators to install apps on phones before they were sold. It also prevented manufacturers from selling devices running on alternative versions of its Android operating system.
•••Google has been ordered to stop the practices within 90 days, or face additional penalties of up to 5% of daily worldwide revenue for Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company.•••
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Google said that it would appeal the decision.
•••"Android has created more choice for everyone, not less," it said in a statement. "A vibrant ecosystem, rapid innovation and lower prices are the classic hallmarks of robust competition."
••• Android phones may becomemore expensive thanks to Google's $5 billion fine from the EU.Google's woes are no longer limited to Europe.
Google's European fine raises pressure on U.S. regulators to examine the company's business practices
•••Joseph Simons, chairman of U.S. Federal Trade Commission, said his agency would "read what the EU put out very closely." He said that at a House subcommittee hearing hours after authorities in Brussels ordered Google to change the way it makes Android device makers pre-install its search and Web browsing apps.
•••"In the antitrust world, most of the problematic conduct occurs where firms are big and have market power," said Simons, referring to the duopoly of Google and Apple in the mobile software market. "This is one of the places we would focus."
••••"The unprecedented fine imposed by Europe sends a clear message that Google and other tech companies cannot continue to abuse international competition law," Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights, said in a prepared statement.
•••"The FTC should end its decade of inaction and deference, and confront the mounting evidence that Google's business practices have stifled robust competition in a market that is critical to our economy and society," he added. "Europe should not be alone setting the agenda."
•••The response is one of the strongest signs yet that the tougher oversight Silicon Valley companies have encountered in Europe could ripple to the U.S.
•••Ultimately, U.S. regulators will struggle to pin antitrust violations on Google and other tech giants as long as rules here are guided by consumer prices first and foremost.
•••"The U.S. has consistently stuck to the principles of antitrust laws that the EU seems to have abandoned: you can't find an antitrust violation if consumers aren't being harmed," said Larry Downes, project director at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. "If companies are not raising prices for consumers, but in fact lowering prices, as in the case of Amazon, or they're not charging at all, in the case of Google, then you cannot find an antitrust violation."
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106- DOJ Appeals AT&T TimeWarner Merger
The U.S. Justice Department is appealing the ruling that federal judge Richard Leon issued last month allowing AT&T Inc. to buy Time Warner Inc. in the biggest antitrust case of this century.
•••• Craig Conrath, one of the Justice Department lawyers who argued the case, submitted the formal notice of its appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
•••• The Justice Department's move comes after lawyers there decided not to seek an emergency stay of U.S. District Judge Richard Leon's June 12 ruling that cleared the way for the $85.4-billion deal after a six-week trial.
•••• The appeal is surprising given that Judge Leon issued a sweeping rejection of the government's arguments. In the trial, the DOJ took the point that the deal violated antitrust law because it would harm competition in the pay-TV market and raise consumer prices.
•••• The ruling was a stinging defeat for the Trump administration. President Trump has had a long-standing feud with Time Warner's CNN and in 2016 said the merger would concentrate too much media power in one company.
•••• In delivering his ruling, Judge Leon strongly urged the Justice Department not to seek a stay pending appeal, warning it could cause the merger to collapse because of a June 21 deadline the companies had set to close.
••••AT&T and Time Warner closed the deal June 15. The new company combines AT&T's 100 million wireless customers and 25 million pay-TV customers with Time Warner's wide array of content, including TV shows and movies from HBO, CNN, TBS and Warner Bros.
•••• AT&T 's General Counsel said the company did not expect the Justice Department to appeal. "While the losing party in litigation always has the right to appeal if it wishes, we are surprised that the Department of Justice has chosen to do so under these circumstances," said David McAtee.
•••• "It's very unlikely that they would win," he said. "The facts are against the government, and the laws are against the government."
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AT&T: "We own Time Warner"
AT&T chief Randall Stephenson questions government's challenge of takeover: 'We own Time Warner,' he said.
•••• The U.S. Justice Department's appeal of the AT&T-Time Warner Inc. merger could help clarify what corporate combinations are permissible -- and it also could discourage Comcast Corp. from making another run at 21st Century Fox.
•••• Analysts puzzled over why the government would try to unravel AT&T's purchase of Time Warner after the government suffered a stinging defeat in court -- and a full month after the acquisition closed.
•••• AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson, while attending the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Conference in Idaho, was dismissive of the government's chances on appeal.
•••• "It's a very narrow path that would have to be traveled to get this thing reversed," Stephenson said in an interview with business news channel CNBC. "The merger is closed. We own Time Warner."
•••• Still, Stephenson noted that experts believe a higher court ruling could have significance, particularly in clarifying anti-trust law for vertical mergers. A vertical merger is when a company buys another firm that is not a direct competitor but operates in a different part of the supply chain.
•••• "A lot of legal minds think this could be precedent-setting," Stephenson said. "This really could end up solidifying what the law is around vertical mergers."
••••••• But the government still seems determined to try to overturn the AT&T/Time Warner merger, suggesting that it may also go after Comcast-Fox, which also is considered a vertical merger.
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106- Apple and Samsung settle their smartphone-design patent dispute
Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. reached a settlement in their U.S. patent battle, ending a seven-year fight over smartphone designs that far-reached the globe.
•••• Settlement terms were not disclosed and it is not known who first made the call after tiring to pay outside lawyers.
••••The string of lawsuits started in 2011 after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened to go "thermonuclear" on any rival that used the Android operating system and accused Samsung of "slavishly" copying the iPhone design.
•••• The ensuing litigation cost each company hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees and tested their reputations as innovators.
••••The iPhone revolutionized the market for smartphones when it was introduced in 2007 by Jobs, who described the device as "magic" and warned, "Boy, have we patented it."
••••Samsung, which already was on the market, had to adapt quickly as consumers took to the sleek and ease of use iPhone.
••••The technology landscape has shifted significantly since the legal dispute began. Apple has expanded its iPhone lineup to include more expensive as well as cheaper models. It also has revamped the phone's interface with new icons and colors. Samsung has added new models with curved screens and iris scanners that Apple has eschewed.
••••Apple won a $539-million jury award against Samsung in May in a retrial over damages stemming from their original showdown in federal court in San Jose that ended with a $1.05-billion verdict.
••••The 2012 trial triggered appeals all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The companies also faced off in a separate 2014 trial in the same court over different patent-infringement claims.
••••Apple after its May victory claimed that the case "has always been about more than money" and that "it is important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Apple."
••••The iPhone maker previously reached separate settlements with Google, which developed Android, and HTC, the Taiwanese mobile device maker.
••••In 2012, HTC agreed to make quarterly royalty payments to Apple and pledged not to make phones that looked like copies of the Apple products. In Apple's 2014 settlement with Google, which had brought Motorola Mobility, the two sides agreed to drop their respective fights and work together on political issues involving patents.
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108-AT&T is raising fee
•••• AT&T is raising an obscure fee to make an extra $970 million a year, analyst says.
•••• Arguing for the Time Warner merger deal against the Justice Department in court this year, attorneys for AT&T claimed that prices for AT&T's pay-TV service, DirecTV, were likely to go down.
•••• AT&T Inc.'s wireless customers are expected to pay almost $1 billion more every year to the company after AT&T increased a monthly "administrative fee" this spring in a move that went largely unnoticed, according to an industry analyst.
•••• The analyst, Walt Piecyk of BTIG, initially estimated that AT&T could pocket about $800 million more per year from the higher fee, before revising that figure upward to $970 million once he learned that the fee hike also will affect tablets and smartwatches on AT&T's network, not just cellphones.
••••"Some people might not get hit till next cycle," Piecyk said.
•••• The higher fee reflects a 58% increase over its previous level of $1.26 per line. The fee is now more than three times what it was when AT&T first introduced it in 2013. It does not apply to prepaid customers but affects the vast majority of AT&T's approximately 65 million postpaid subscribers, Piecyk said.
••••Presumably the Administrative Fee is another way to help AT&T fund its network build and Time Warner acquisition.
••••AT&T said in a statement that the fee is a standard practice across the industry, and that it "helps cover costs we incur for items like cell site maintenance and interconnection between carriers."
••••A page on AT&T's website also says that the fee is "not limited" to covering cell site maintenance and interconnection.
••••Like the country's other wireless carriers, AT&T is moving aggressively to build out a nationwide successor to its 4G LTE data network, an endeavor that is likely to cost billions of dollars. It is also spending $40 billion -- and could receive more than $30 billion from the federal government -- to construct a new wireless network for first-responders.
••••AT&T is changing rapidly in other ways too. This month, it closed its landmark $85-billion merger with Time Warner, becoming an entertainment and media giant overnight. It is moving quickly to capitalize on the acquisition, renaming Time Warner as WarnerMedia and launching a new streaming video service, WatchTV, that contains some of the programming it now owns. It also acquired AppNexus, a digital advertising firm that could help AT&T monetize WarnerMedia's video content.
••••It is unclear whether price hikes could be coming to other AT&T services.
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100th Anniversary of the Wireless Telephone Patent by Nathan B. Stubblefield, of Murray, KY
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• 106- Net Neutrality Repeal Official A Webusersguild Report
Monday, June 11th, marks the official end of the federal government's net neutrality rules giving Internet providers the go-ahead to either block or slow down websites or prioritize their content over others'.
••••With net neutrality in effect as of now, Senate Democrats are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to schedule a vote that could preserve the broadband regulations.
•••• The US Senate voted on May 16 to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules, but a House vote--and President Trump's signature--is still needed.
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Charlie Beck hands his chief's badge to his successor, Michel Moore By Gary Sunkin
••••On Wednesday, June 27, Charlie Beck handed his chief's badge and four-star pin to his successor, Michel Moore. The batch and four stars pinned to Moore's collar were worn by Bratton before Beck.
••••He returned his gun, which he had inherited from a police officer who was killed in Afghanistan, to the officer's Los Angeles Police Department colleagues.
ChiefBeckSunkin200w.jpg••••Beck then walked out of LAPD headquarters, greeted by rows of officers, including mounted patrols, who snapped to attention and saluted.
••••After shaking hands with Moore and his predecessor, former chief William J. Bratton, Beck climbed into a vintage black Pontiac GTO with the license plate "6T4 GTO," gunned the engine and drove off to his farewell party at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park.
Photo RtoL: LA police chief, Charles Beck; TVI reporter, Gary Sunkin at World Police and Fire Games.
It was LAPD veteran Michel Moore's first day leading the Los Angeles Police Department,- but he had worked closely with William J. Bratton and then Charlie Beck during their tenures as chief as they transformed a department once known for brutal tactics and corruption into one that is on the forefront of community policing and efforts to reduce police shootings.
••••"He's listened to the people of this city for three decades. He's learned the ins and outs of every facet," Mayor Eric Garcetti told city officials and LAPD officers at the Police Academy in Elysian Park. "Our next chapter is not something he'll need to learn on the job. He's already been busy writing it."
••••That next chapter, Moore said in his swearing-in speech, will include deepening the community's trust in the LAPD, as well as listening to the concerns of the department's 10,000 sworn officers and 3,000 civilian employees.
••••"A department that once operated with the mentality of policing a neighborhood by force has embraced the understanding that our true strength is shown by our ability to partner and collaborate," said Moore, 57. "To the people of Los Angeles, I am committed to deepening your trust by ensuring we are a department that is highly visible, accessible and responsive, policing with purpose, compassion and partnership."
••••In his speech, Moore also promised to reduce the use of deadly force by his officers, who in 2017 fatally shot 17 people, despite training that teaches them to step back from dangerous encounters and to use Tasers and beanbag shotguns when possible.
••••Moore had already been sworn in the previous day at City Hall, after the City Council voted unanimously to confirm his appointment. The oath-taking and pinning of the chief's four stars were reenacted Thursday in front of about 600 spectators.
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• 106-Police need warrant to get cellphone tracking records.
Supreme Court ruling updates privacy law for a digital age.
•••• In a victory for privacy in the digital era, the Supreme Court ruled June 22, that the Constitution protects tracking data from a cellphone, requiring police to have a search warrant to obtain cell tower records that can show a person's movement over days or weeks.
•••• By a 5-4 vote the justices said the 4th Amendment protects the tracking data, even though these records are collected and held by a private company, not by the individual who is the target of the search.
•••• The decision is hailed as a landmark that updates the law to keep pace with the way modern technology has vastly increased the amount of data that can be easily compiled and stored.
•••• This nation of 326 million people has 396 million cellphone accounts, Chief Justice John G. Roberts noted, and each of those phones regularly sends signals that record the movement of its often-unwitting user.
•••• Roberts further said that the "seismic shifts in technology" would permit total surveillance of the public, and "we decline to grant the state unrestricted access" to these databases. He was joined by the court's four liberal justices.
•••• The four dissenters, however, warned the court was venturing into new territory by extending privacy rights to information that is not truly private and was not created or held by the user of the cellphone. They also worried the warrant requirement could hamper investigators who are in search of dangerous criminals.
•••• The ruling most likely will require changes in the way the FBI and police departments in much of the country handle investigations. However, in California the impact will be less since the state Legislature in 2015 adopted a law that requires investigators to have a search warrant before they can seek cellphone records.
•••• It is not clear how the ruling will affect other disputes over electronic information. Roberts said the decision in Carpenter vs. United States was a "narrow one" that applied only to cellphone tracking data. The dissenters warned the rule inevitably will expand to shield other types of electronic data.
•••• The ruling reflects the high court's increasing concern over the vast amount of private information that can be obtained and stored through digital technology -- and often without the knowledge of the user.
•••• "This is a groundbreaking victory for Americans' privacy rights in the digital age.
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101- Chinese films at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN
•••• Munich International Film festival is the largest summer film festival in Germany and second only in size and importance to the Berlinale. It has been held annually since 1983 and takes place in late June.
•••• A geographic focus this year at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, and one that pervades various sections of the program, is China. Films from this country include works by a number of audacious young (screenplay) writers, along with "ASH IS PUREST WHITE," the latest film by Jia Zhang-Ke, which is absolutely a highlight of the entire festival. Common to all these films is that they and their creators deliberately position themselves contrary to the cinematic mainstream. The result of this attitude is a collection of films, some of which are awkward, some avant-garde, none obliging, all with a powerfully driven vision of art and style. The fact that the plots of most of these films are set in provincial China, far from the familiar megacities, makes it possible to look behind the scenes, beyond the China we know.
••••The big name here is doubtless Jia Zhang-Ke, one of the best-known and most celebrated Chinese writer-directors. His international breakthrough ultimately came in 2006, when he received a Golden Lion in Venice for his masterpiece STILL LIFE, followed by an award for best screenplay in Cannes for TOUCH OF SIN (2013). Jia Zhang-Ke has become a frequent guest at large film festivals, not least at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.
•••• With his latest film, ASH IS PUREST WHITE, which is entered in the CineMasters competition, Jia Zhang-Ke has again delivered a masterful film, underscoring his status as a chronicler of his country. In this capacity, he has time and again dealt in films with China's development in the past 20 years and with the (societal) consequences of Chinese turbocapitalism. Jia Zhang-Ke makes the major changes happening in the country as well as to its people a major theme in his current film. This film takes the viewer on a journey through idiosyncratic imagery and the entanglements of organized crime. It is both a romance and a gangster movie, melodramatic and trendy at the same time.
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101- CINEMERIT AWARD goes to Emma Thompson
•••• Since 1997, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN has honored outstanding personalities in the international film community for extraordinary contributions to motion pictures as an art form.
•••• FILMEST MÜNCHEN honours actress and writer Emma Thompson with the CineMerit Award.
Emma Thompson will attend the event. As part of the ceremony there will be a screening of THE CHILDREN ACT.
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• 115- DIVE INTO SUMMER AT THE SCUBA SHOW, June 23 -24 -- By Gary Sunkin
•••• Long Beach, CA -- With summer heat peeking its head around SoCal's infamous June gloom, now is the best time to take the plunge and explore the wonderful world of Scuba Diving. This year, the 31st annual Scuba Show invites all Southern Californians to swim away from the ordinary and to come out and learn about something new at the nation's largest consumer scuba show.
•••• There are divers who stay active into their 90s. Children as young as 8 years old may join local programs such as Bubblemakers, Seal Team and Scuba Rangers, while 10 year olds can earn a junior scuba certification. Attendees can learn more about diving in a safe (and mostly dry &endash; there's always the try-diving tank) environment before getting their feet wet.
•••• Learn and celebrate the history of Scuba: This year, the show is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the iconic TV show "Sea Hunt", which is credited within the industry with sparking a new awareness of the oceans and the sensation that is scuba diving to the mainstream zeitgeist. Attendees will witness "Sea Hunt" actor and Lloyd Bridges being honored with a posthumous California Scuba Service Award. The award will be accepted by his daughter Lucinda Bridges, alongside pioneer scuba diver, actress/stunt double and previous California Scuba Service Award recipient Rosalia "Zale" Parry, who worked on the original series alongside Bridges. 
•••• The 2018 Scuba Show will take place on Saturday, June 23, from 10 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday, June 24, from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.
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Summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un - Diplomacy trumps talks of war
••••Singapore, June 12, 2018 -- First step in what is considered a long-term goal to complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.
•••PresTrumpKimJongUn200w.jpg Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have sat down for unprecedented talks between the leaders of two long-hostile nations, as the world watched anxiously for signs of a peace deal and an agreement on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
•••• Trump and Kim met privately from for 48 minutes flanked only by their translators, then broke for a wider bilateral meeting with aides, a meeting expected to last 90 minutes, leading into lunch.
•••• Before the start of the private meeting,PresTrumpKimJongUn100.jpg Trump and Kim exchanged small talk in front of news photographers and television cameras, saying: "We look forward to working this out together ... It will be done."
•••••The meeting between the United States president and North Korea's leader, unthinkable until recent months and uncertain until June 1, was considered a high-stakes and politically risky venture into summit diplomacy by two unpredictable personalities who have famously exchanged personal insults and threats of war.
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14th anniversary of Troy Cory Show in South China-
featuring Sterling Rice
•••• In 1988 Troy Cory was the first American performing on stage in China, PRC at the Shanghai Television Festival. In 2004 Sterling Rice followed as the youngest American female singer (13 going on 14) to peform in concert in China, PRC, joining the Troy Cory Show on a multi-city tour throughout China.
•••••Back in the late 90s Troy introduced Ron Rice's Hawaiian Tropic Beauty Pagent to China entitled "Beauty in the Forbidden City."
•••• Sterling Vondayne Rice was born in July 1990. Her mother is Darcy LaPier and her father is Ron Rice, former owner of the Hawaiian Tropics suntan products company and beauty pageants.
•••• Besides many notable movie credits, one of Sterling's most adventureous and biggest international break was on the "Troy Cory Show China."
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KCET and KCOP to merge in changing market
•••• KCETLink Media Group (KCET) and PBS SoCal (KOCE), the flagship PBS outlet for Southern California, have agreed to merge the companies. The name of the new organization will be announced with the closing of the merger, which is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018.
•••• "This merger has been in the works for many, many years," said Dick Cook, chairman of KCET's board, who will become chairman of the combined entity when the deal closes this summer.
•••• The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which allocates federal dollars to public stations, long had persued the two stations to unite. That goal made more essential in an era in which President Trump and some members of Congress have threatened to slash funding for public broadcasting.
•••• Merger talks began three years ago but were put on hold because of the Federal Communications Commission's spectrum auction last year. More than half of the $19.8 billion generated in the auction went to broadcasters that were willing to relinquish some of their spectrum.
•••• KCET, based in Burbank, received about $65 million from the auction, while KOCE collected about $49 million. That money allowed the organizations to fortify their finances and establish endowments for programming.
•••• The two stations will fold together their separate assets, with neither side making any payments to the other, the officials said. Andrew Russell, president and chief executive of PBS SoCal (KOCE) will run the combined entity, which will have about 130 employees. No layoffs are immediately planned. KCET has been without a chief executive since February, when Michael Riley joined Ellen DeGeneres' company.
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TVI's Memorial Day
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TVI's Gary Sunkin poses with Flag at Forest Lawn
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What we now refer to as Memorial Day began as Decoration Day just after the Civil War in 1868. It was established as a day to remember the war dead by decorating their graves with flowers. The North and The South originally observed Decoration Day on different days until the mid-20th century when the last Monday of the month was chosen to honor all Americans who died while serving in the military.
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PasShowCase18-150w.jpgThe 54th Pasadena Showcase House of Design, April 22 - May 2018
•••• An all-volunteer organization, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design.  Founded in 1948, and formerly known as The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, they adopted the Pasadena Showcase House of Design as their annual benefit in 1965.  It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation.
•••• A Los Angeles Times article, dated October 14, 1948, reads: "A Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee has been formed.  Composed of prominent members of the younger set, this organization came into being at a meeting and tea on October 8, in the home of Mrs. John B. Callery, Jr., who has been named president."
•••• The committee was formed to raise money for the Continuance Fund (later the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association) to help pay for the Pasadena series of concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  The original 18 founding members met their early donation goals with traditional affairs - a shipwreck party, a casino night, an assortment of bridge tournaments and a television party where guests dressed up like their favorite TV stars, when television was a relatively new phenomenon.  In those early days, between $3,000 and $5,000 was raised annually.
•••• The idea of a Pasadena Showcase House of Design was suggested in 1965 and the destiny of The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, now known as Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, was uniquely changed.  With creativity and hard work from the committee, community support and enthusiasm - more than $11,000 was raised the first year.  Admission to the first Showcase House was $1.50, which included coffee and cookies, and approximately 7,500 visitors attended.  Parking was in the neighborhood and, in some cases, on neighbors' lawns.  Today, tickets range from $35 - $60 and approximately 30,000 visitors are shuttled from a nearby location
•••• "Art Sales" was added in 1970, beginning with two or three artists.  Today, about 25 vendors participate in the Shops at Showcase.  Refreshments evolved from complimentary coffee and cookies, to lunches prepared by members, to a cafeteria with light fare to a full service restaurant with an additional Gourmet-to-Go station and al fresco dining and sometimes a pub.
•••• Due to the profound dedication of the members of PSHA who volunteer their time, the talent and financial commitment of the designers and the many others who donate their services, products and money - the Pasadena Showcase House of Design is now one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the United States.
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 MarkAnderson108w.jpg102-The ultimate platform for kids to dialogue 
"Lives In Harmony" provides a safe and secure platform  for Kids to talk to kids about bullying and the negative effect it leaves people.
•••• Mark Anderson of "Lives In Harmony," a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution, known for his work on preventing bullying, the effects of loneliness amongst adolescents, strengthening family bonds and bridging the social gap amongst older generation and younger generation family members. 
•••• Mark's humanitarian efforts and contributions across the nation and around the world to eradicate excessive anger from our schools, neighborhoods work places and recreational areas can not be overstated, said John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago, pioneer in the field of social neuroscience. He said that the Lives In Harmony organization will become one of the most influential not-for-profit organizations ever formed to forge family bonds and bridging the social gap amongst older generation and younger generation family members. 
••••In the 1990's Anderson studied conflict resolution. His work completely predicted how people, particularly adolescents and teens would start using violence as a means of problem solving, but was ignored then overshadowed by the following Columbine high school massacre.
••••With the odds of another American school shooting becoming more likely, livesinharmony.org are ramping up their efforts to reach as many kids as possible, offering a safe and secure platform for kids to dialogue amongst one another about any and everything for the sake of peace and harmony.
•••• The United States has had 282 school shooting since 1990, thats more than any other country. 
Social isolation amongst kids.
••••Anderson doesn't  believe we have a loneliness epidemic. But millions of kids are suffering from social disconnection. They deserve more attention and help than we're offering today with the rise of communications technology, including smartphones, social media and the internet. A decade ago, companies like Facebook, Apple and Google pledged that their products would help create meaningful relationships and communities. When starting out "don't be evil" was one of Google's mottos. Instead, we've used the media system to deepen existing divisions, at both the individual and group levels. We may have thousands of "friends" and "followers" on Facebook and Instagram, but when it comes to human relationships, it turns out there's no substitute for building them the old-fashioned way, in person.
Call a loved one
As humans we need to know that we are loved, that someone is thinking about us, someone loves us, someone cares about our happiness, health and joy. "Lives In Harmony" prides itself on making sure people show appreciation for others. Anderson believes everyone deserves to experience the jubilation, sincerity, heartfelt, genuine, profound and honest reactions of hearing the voice of a loved one.
•••• Anderson suggests that we should reach out to loved ones more. One of four elderly people say that they never or seldom have someone to talk to. Over 3.9 million elderly people say that television is their main company and young people are addicted to digital devices.
•••• Melania Trump recently gave her multipronged effort to promote the well-being of children a minimalist new motto: "BE BEST."
•••• "As a mother and as first lady, it concerns me that in today's fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and often times turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide," she remarked.••••
The Manderson Survey
A questionnaire design to target kids that are at risk of becoming a bully or becoming a victim of bullying, also making sure kid become more aware and take responsibility for preventing bullying in their school.
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106- "BE BEST" - Melania Trump campaigns against cyberbullying
Melania Trump recently gave her multipronged effort to promote the well-being of children a minimalist new motto: "BE BEST."
•••• "As a mother and as first lady, it concerns me that in today's fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and often times turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide," she said in prepared remarks.••••
•••• "I feel strongly that as adults, we can and should 'be best' at educating our children about the importance of a healthy and balanced life," Mrs. Trump said.••••
•••• The first lady said early on that she would focus on child well-being. The goal of her public awareness campaign is to encourage parents and other adults to teach children how to be good citizens, including being kind, not bullying on social media or anywhere else, staying away from drugs and taking care of themselves.
•••• Back in March the first lady hosted representatives of the major online and social media companies at the White House to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety.
•••• That meeting came more than a year after she promised to use her White House platform to discourage cyberbullying. Her choice was ridiculed almost immediately, given her husband's longtime habit of calling people names on Twitter, but Mrs. Trump said the criticism wouldn't discourage her from doing what she thinks is right.
•••• "If we truly listen to what our kids have to say, whether it be their concerns or ideas, adults can provide them the support and tools they need to grow up to be happy and productive adults who contribute positively to society and their global communities," said Mrs. Trump.
•••• At her statements at the Rose Garden she said that social media is too often used in negative ways and that it is important for children to learn positive online behaviors at a young age.
•••• "I do believe that children should be both seen and heard, and it is our responsibility as adults to educate and remind them that when they are using their voices -- whether verbally or online -- they must choose their words wisely and speak with respect and compassion," the first lady said.
••••The first lady said she will travel as part of the initiative.
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The Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 71st edition
•••• The annual Cannes Film Festival, founded in 1946, will take place from May 8 to19, 2018. Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been named as the President of the Jury.
•••• Asghar Farhadi's psychological thriller "Everybody Knows", starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Ricardo Darín, is set to open the festival, as well as competing in the Main Competition section. It will be the second Spanish-language film to open Cannes, following Pedro Almodóvar's "Bad Education", which screened on the opening night of the 2004 festival.
•••• The Official festival poster features Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina from Jean-Luc Godard's 1965 film "Pierrot le Fou." It is the second time the festival poster was inspired by Godard's film after his 1963 film "Contempt," starring Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, and Giorgia Moll.
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115- SPACE TECH EXPO, Pasadena, CA, May 22 -24, sponsored by the Jet Propulsion Labatory -- By Gary Sunkin
•••• Space Tech Expo & Conference is America's engineering meeting place for space technology to showcase the latest from technical designers, sub-system suppliers, manufacturers and components through to systems integrators for civil, military and commercial space.
•••• Featured Exhibitors: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
JPL Business Opportunity Fair -- co-located with Space Tech Expo takes place on the first morning before the event opens May 22, 2018.
•••• Returning to Pasadena with a new powerful agenda that is split up into three dedicated days: launchers, satellites and future programs. 2018 confirmed speaking companies include Virgin Orbit, SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, Vector Space Systems, ESA, Intelsat, Aerospace Corporation, ULA and Astrobotic.
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115- Global TV and digital content market participants meet in Cannes France.

PARIS-- MIPTV, the flagship and leading global TV and digital content market, takes place in Cannes, France from 9-12 April 2018. Keynote speaker will be Yang Weidong, President of Youku, Alibaba Media & Entertainment Group.
•••• As part of MIPTV's overall "Creators in Demand" conference theme, Yang Weidong's keynote will outline the necessity of continuing to provide a bridge between the internet and broadcast channels, and the need to create qualitative, brand-defining content. He will also share his company's international partnership strategy aimed at strengthening Youku's position as a leading multi-screen entertainment and media platform in China.
•••• Yang Weidong, President of Youku, Alibaba Media & Entertainment Group, has contributed to rebuilding the relationship between the internet and TV channels, and leading Chinese online video into the era of well-made content. He has promoted the "ecologicalisation" of cultural industries, the creation of "super series," and the development of different types and brands of video. He was the first to put forward the model of integration of the "super variety show" and the internet variety show, and created the popular "MARS Intelligence Agency." In his previous role as President of Tudou.com, he reshaped the company, turning it into a cultural brand among youth.
•••• Weidong Yang has been President of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group since December 2017, and has also served as President of Youku business group since October 2016. Prior to that, he headed the operations of the Youku business group and other digital media and entertainment businesses in various senior executive roles since joining the company in May 2016.
2018 Médailles d'Honneur-
will be awarded to: Pascal Breton, CEO, Federation Entertainment (France), Teresa Fernández-Valdés, Executive Producer, Bambú Producciones (Spain), Izzet Pinto, Founder & CEO, Global Agency (Turkey), and Weidong Yang, President of Youku, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group (China).
•••• The four will receive their MIPTV Médailles d'Honneur at a ceremony taking place in Cannes, France on Wednesday 11 April 2018. The prestigious MIPTV Médailles d'Honneur are awarded to senior executives who have, through their talent, leadership and passion, made a significant contribution to the world of television and the development of the international TV community.
•••• "It is a great honour to recognise these four exceptional industry figures, who have each, in their own way, made and continue to make major contributions to the international entertainment content sector, and whose vision and leadership set the standards in their respective fields," said Laurine Garaude, Director, TV Division, Reed MIDEM, which organises MIPTV.
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115- NAB Show, April 7 12, Las Vegas

Imagescustomers/NAB2009lasvagas108w.jpgAbout NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.
About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.
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114-Barbara Bush, the former US first lady, has died at the age of 92.
She was the matriarchal figure of a political dynasty that included two presidents - her husband George HW Bush and son George W Bush.
•••• Her husband, at 93, is the longest-lived US president. Their son, George, was elected in 2000 and served two terms as the nation's 43rd president.
•••• Mrs Bush, who was first lady from 1989 to 1993, had been in failing health for some time and had declined further medical treatment.
•••• After the announcement tributes to her poured in from across the US political establishment.
•••• Barbara Bush is the second woman in U.S. history to have been the wife of one president and the mother of another, George W. Bush, and the only one to have seen them both sworn in. She also campaigned on behalf of another son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, during his quest for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
•••• The only other woman was Abigail Adams, who was married to the second US president, John Adams, and was the mother of the sixth, John Quincy Adams, although she did not live to see their son elected.
••• During her first year in the White House, Barbara Bush was criticized, for refusing to speak out on issues that were important to women. In her 1994 memoir, Bush published a response :"Long ago I decided in life I had to have priorities. I put my children and husband at the top of my list. That's a choice that I never regretted." Abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment and gun control were not priorities for her, she wrote. "I leave that for those courageous enough to run for public office."
•••• Above all, the three things that mattered to her were faith, family and friends.
Campaigner for literacy
The nonpartisan social causes she worked for -- literacy and volunteerism -- stemmed from the tradition of noblesse oblige that was part of her moneyed heritage. Her dedication to philanthropic work was also rooted in personal tragedy.
•••• When her second child, a girl nicknamed Robin, died of leukemia at age 3 in 1953, Bush turned to volunteering as a way to cope with the loss. Literacy also held personal significance because Bush had helped her son Neil overcome dyslexia.
•••• Bush was born on June 8, 1925, in New York City. The third of Marvin and Pauline Pierce's four children, she enjoyed a privileged upbringing in suburban Rye, N.Y.
•••• Her father was publisher of McCall's magazine and a distant relative of President Franklin Pierce. She remembered her mother, the daughter of an Ohio Supreme Court justice, as remote.
•••• In 1941, at 16, Barbara met George Bush, then a prep school senior, at a country club dance. They were engaged a year later, just before George went to war as a Navy fighter pilot. They married on Jan. 6, 1945, while he was home on leave. The couple celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in January this year.
They had six children including a daughter, Robin, who died of leukaemia aged three in 1953.
• ••• Their first son George Walker was born in 1946, Robin in 1950, John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, in 1953. Sons Neil and Marvin followed in 1955 and 1956, and a daughter, Dorothy, in 1959.
•••• She once dismissed speculation that she had influenced her husband during his time in the White House, saying: "I don't fool around with his office and he doesn't fool around with my household."
•••• Mrs. Bush also sparked a debate on gender equality in 1990 with an address to the all-women Wellesley College.
•••• She told graduates: "Who knows, somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps and preside over the White House as the president's spouse and I wish him well."
•••• George HW Bush, who served as the 41st US president, suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a wheelchair.
•••• In 2013, during an interview with CSPAN for a series on first ladies, Bush looked ahead to the circumstances that would close her remarkable life.
•••• "I have no fear of death," she said, then joked: "Which is a huge comfort, because we're getting darn close!"
•••• Funeral plans were not immediately released, but Barbara Bush had said she planned to be buried at her husband's presidential library in College Station, Texas. The couple's daughter Robin already is buried there.
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TVI's person of the Month, Mark Zuckerberg, to address data privacy issues before Congress
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the 33-year-old Facebook CEO will testify at a joint hearing before the Senate Judiciary and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees on Tuesday, April 10 at 2:15 pm Eastern time. He'll be back on Capitol Hill the following day for another hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committe.
•••• That's when Mark Zuckerberg, the company's chief executive, will swap out his trademark gray T-shirts for a suit and tie, and embark on a two-day questioning session and is about to join a short list of chief executives from Silicon Valley who have stepped into the Capitol Hill hot seat, albeit not always with success.
•••• On Monday, Zuckerberg released his prepared statement for his testimony, issuing an apology and taking responsibility for its indiscretions. "We didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big mistake," he wrote. "It was my mistake, and I'm sorry. I started Facebook, I run it, and I'm responsible.
•••• "Facebook is an idealistic and optimistic company. For most of our existence, we focused on all the good that connecting people can bring,"
•••• However, he concedes, "it's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well. That goes for fake news, foreign interference in elections, and hate speech, as well as developers and data privacy."
•••• Zuckerberg will lay out his version of what happened in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Russia's interference in the 2016 election as well as Facebook's steps to remedy the events. "My top priority has always been our social mission of connecting people, building community and bringing the world closer together," he says. "Advertisers and developers will never take priority over that as long as I'm running Facebook."
•••• "I know that a lot of the biggest issues that we face are fundamentally trade-offs between different people's interests in the community: What speech is allowed? How do you manage the balance between people wanting to share but people also wanting to see what other people are doing? All of these really complex interactions are what makes, I think, the community work well," he said.
•••• Community is a term that Zuckerberg uses almost unfailingly when discussing the $450 billion company. But some of Facebook's other leaders--and some of its critics--have adopted other terms. Sheryl Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer, did not push back when an NPR reporter called Facebook a "publisher." In New York last year, the journalist Max Read compared Facebook to the EU, the Catholic Church, and a "faceless Elder God."
•••• Yet Zuckerberg -- who is not only Facebook's CEO, but also the chairman of its board and its majority voting shareholder -- struggled to describe when his personal thinking about the company and its philosophy shifted. He could not articulate what changed his mind or drove him to adopt a new approach.
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•••• Dwell on Design, THE design fair on the west coast, gathers architects and designers with industry tastemakers for a sensory experience in Los Angeles. A magnet for architecture and design professionals working in residential, contract, and hospitality design, alongside design enthusiasts, the exhibition and conference features the best in modern furniture, lighting, accessories, kitchen and bath, home and office technology, outdoor, and design materials in a celebration of international design. 
•••• The ever-popular Los Angeles Home Tours take place over two days providing an exclusive behind-the-curtain look at some of the most sought-after homes. These unique homes are specially selected by the Dwell on Design team to reflect the rich diversity of innovative modern architecture and design found throughout L.A.
•••• The Main Stage at Dwell on Design presents acclaimed architects, interior designers, and design visionaries as speakers. In addition, The Studio learning areas attract sought-after speakers from around the world in engaging discussions.
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• 106- Net Neutrality Repeal Official A Webusersguild Report
Monday, June 11th, marks the official end of the federal government's net neutrality rules giving Internet providers the go-ahead to either block or slow down websites or prioritize their content over others'.
••••With net neutrality in effect as of now, Senate Democrats are calling on House Speaker Paul Ryan to schedule a vote that could preserve the broadband regulations.
•••• The US Senate voted on May 16 to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules, but a House vote--and President Trump's signature--is still needed.
•••• Today, the entire Senate Democratic Caucus wrote a letter to Ryan urging him to allow a vote on the House floor.
•••• The rules that this resolution would restore were enacted by the FCC in 2015 to prevent broadband providers from blocking, slowing down, prioritizing, or otherwise unfairly discriminating against Internet traffic that flows across their networks," the letter said. "Without these protections, broadband providers can decide what content gets through to consumers at what speeds and could use this power to discriminate against their competitors or other content." The letter was spearheaded by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).
•••• FCC Chairman Ajit Pai led a commission vote to repeal the rules in December 2017, but the rules remained on the books because the repeal was contingent on US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of modified information-collection requirements. The OMB approval came last month, allowing Pai to schedule the repeal for Monday, June 11.
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•••• In the Senate, the entire Democratic Caucus and three Republicans voted in favor of restoring net neutrality rules. The vote was 52-47. Republicans hold a 235-193 advantage in the House.
•••• A spokesperson for Speaker Ryan declined to comment. The House's Republican leadership doesn't appear likely to seek a vote of the full House.
•••• Even if Republican leadership doesn't want to schedule a vote, the House would be required to vote on the resolution if a majority of representatives sign a discharge petition.
•••• "More than 170 representatives have already indicated their support for the same resolution in the House." "Two hundred and eighteen signatures are needed in order to force the [Congressional Review Act] resolution to the floor, increasingly within reach following the bipartisan vote in the Senate."
•••• Trump could veto the bill if it passes the House.
•••• Republicans are pushing alternate net neutrality bills with much weaker rules. One Republican bill would let Internet service providers charge online services for priority access to Internet users and prevent the FCC and state governments from imposing stricter net neutrality rules.
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106- The FCC sued by 22 states over net neutrality decision
•••• Twenty-two state attorneys general filed a lawsuit Tuesday, seeking to block the rollback of the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.
•••• The lawsuit argues that the FCC's decision in December to eliminate the rules that prohibited Internet providers from slowing down or blocking content, or charging for access to certain sites, was "arbitrary," "capricious" and "an abuse of discretion."
•••• 106- Net Neutrality Rule Repeald by the FCC
106- FCC could kill net neutrality -- By Jessica Rosenworcel, member of the Federal Communications Commission
•••• I'm on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality
•••• Right now, you can go online and connect with friends, watch videos and read the news. There's a good chance you are reading this online right now.
•••• We do much more on the internet than consume content, however. Increasingly, the internet is al
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SANTA MONICA, October 2, 2017 -- Tom Petty dies
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•••• Troy Cory's Vine Street Video Center was Tom Petty's first choice to produce his first music videos in May of 1978. Other top rock artists such as Jackson Brown, Rod Stewart, Joni Mitchell, Warren Zevon, and Randy Meisner (the Eagles) also produced their first music videos at Troy Cory's Vine Street Stage in the late 70s.
•••In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
•••• Petty had just completed an extensive tour to mark the Heartbreakers' 40th anniversary. It concluded Sept. 25 with a three-night homecoming stand that sold out at the Hollywood Bowl. Click for More tviStory 114-s90- Tom Petty Dies

101- Troy Cory, First American to perform on Stage in China, PRC
101- Cory's Road to China

Troy Cory was among the first international entertainers and the first American entertainer to perform in the People's Republic of China, beginning in 1988. In itself a notable culture-historical feat, in view of China's closed door policies of the late 70s and well into the 80s. The PRC's administrative climate in comparison is much less restrictive now and China's open door policy enables many entertainers to introduce themselves to the populace Chinese audiences.
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• • Back in the 80s, as a goodwill ambassador representing the U.S.A., Troy Cory and his back-up dancers and singers, "The Brooke Sisters," were the first entertainers from the United States to appear in a full staged program in the People's Republic of China during the Shanghai TV Festival, and televised on China's National Television (CCTV), viewed by over 300 million people.• •BrookSistForbiddCity200w.jpg
• • It was there Cory met Jiang Zemin, then mayor of Shanghai, and who later became the 5th President of the People's Republic of China.The '88 Shanghai Concert was the beginnings of Troy's concert tours in China for the next two decades. The concerts, just to name a few, included the following cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Anshan, Harbin, Fuzhou and and Tsingtao (Qingdao)

 

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