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03 Quarter
108- Comcast Beats Out Fox to Acquire Sky TV
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
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
Troy Cory, First American to Perform on Stage in China, PRC
101- Cory's Road to China
106- FCC could kill net neutrality

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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- 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


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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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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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.

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


St. Paul High School
Santa Fe Spring, CA

Sept. 1986-June 2000


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.
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.

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.•••
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."
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
Who are the SMART Inventors of
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1908 0512 - PATENT GRANTED: Stubblefield's U.S. Patent, Number 887,357, All Purpose Wireless Telephone, Filed April 5, 1907, Granted May 12, 1908. / Click MORE STORY TO GO DIRECTLY TO U.S. Patent Office - (Patent Expires May 12, 1925) CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW PATENT

• 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.

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.

TVI's Memorial Day
TVI's Gary Sunkin poses with Flag at Forest Lawn
Photo By: Nicolai Roska

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.

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.
• 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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 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.••••
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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

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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.
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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. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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.

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.

• 115- Dwell On Design, April 5 - 7, LA Convention Center
•••• 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.
• Democrats need more votes in House
•••• 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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