Doug Morris is an American record executive. He is the current chairman of Sony Music Entertainment and he previously served as chairman and CEO of the Universal Music Group from 1995 to 2011. Born to Jewish parents, Morris is a graduate of Columbia University and he began a career in the music industry as a songwriter for Robert Mellin, Inc. a music publisher. Morris wrote Sweet Talkin Guy, a 1966 hit for The Chiffons, after joining Laurie Records as a songwriter and producer in 1965, Morris eventually became vice-president and general manager of the record label. He started his own label, Big Tree Records, which was acquired by Atlantic Records in 1974, which led to Morris becoming president of Atco Records and an association with Warner Music. Morris became president of Atlantic Records in 1980, and became co-chairman and co-CEO of the Atlantic Recording Group, alongside Ahmet Ertegun, Morris played an integral role in making Atlantic the leading company in the Warner Music Group. In 1994, Morris shifted to the position of president and chief operating officer of Warner Music U. S. and was named chairman.
Morris lost a battle at Warner leading to his departure from Warner Music in 1995. The company was renamed Universal Music Group the following year and he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his ceremony was held on January 26,2010, at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. Lucian Grainge replaced Morris as CEO on January 1,2011, Morris became chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment on July 1,2011. After Morris arrival, Sony Music restructured two of its label groups, the RCA/Jive Label Group had been split in half, being separated from the Jive Label Group. Peter Edge was promoted to CEO of the RCA Music Group, L. A. Reid became the chairman and CEO of Epic Records shortly after Morris arrival. Some Jive artists have moved to Epic while others have been moved to the RCA. In addition to splitting the RCA/Jive Label Group, the Columbia/Epic Label Group was split, in October 2011 Morris announced that Mel Lewinter had been appointed executive vice president of Label Strategy at Sony Music.
Morris’s progressive digital strategies led him to become the first media executive to monetize online music videos, and nowhere is this more apparent than with the success of VEVO. As the founder of VEVO, Morris partnered with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to launch the new music video. Within its first month of launch, VEVO amassed an unprecedented 35 million unique viewers in the U. S. instantly making it the #1 music entertainment destination on the Web, in 2013, Morris served as co-producer and lead financier of the Broadway musical Motown, The Musical. Morris serves on the board of directors of CBS Corporation, The Robin Hood Foundation, The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and The Rock -N- Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
Weigel Broadcasting Company is an American television broadcasting company based in Chicago, alongside its flagship station WCIU-TV, at 26 North Halsted Street in the Greektown neighborhood. Weigel Broadcasting Owned MeTV The company was founded by Chicago broadcasting veteran John Weigel, whose career dated back to the 1930s. With $1,000 of his own money, and another $1,000 from his attorney, Daniel J. McCarthy, WCIU signed on the air on February 6,1964. One year later, in 1965, Weigel Broadcasting was the subject of a hostile takeover at the hands of the Shapiro family. Weigel would end up an unexpected beneficiary of the television industry realignment of 1994-95, full-power independent station WDJT-TV in Milwaukee, which had only signed on five years earlier, ended up with the CBS affiliation in late 1994. WBND-LP became the home of ABC programming in South Bend the next year and these changes allowed WCIU to pursue sports rights and syndicated programming not previously available, ultimately giving WCIU some strength in the market.
In April 2008, Weigel completed the purchase of WJJA-TV in Racine, the station carried a local version of MeTV for four years before it and the independent format of low-power WMLW-CA were switched around in August 2012, becoming WMLW-TV. In July 2008, Weigel announced the creation of This TV, however, in the absence of action by the Federal Communications Commission, the deal was called off in August 2009. Weigel Broadcasting launched You and Me This Morning, a Interstitial program lifestyle news program in fourth quarter 2009 on WCIU-TVs first two subchannels, at the end of 2009, Broadcasting & Cable gave Weigel Broadcasting its first annual Multi-Platform Broadcaster of the Year award. The company makes efficient use of digital TVs multicast capabilities, with one channel and four subchannels for WCIU in Chicago. On November 22,2010, Weigel announced that they would take the MeTV concept national and compete fully with RTV and Antenna TV, while complementing its successful sister network This TV.
On December 1,2010, WCIU dropped their FBT foreign broadcasting digital subchannel and is airing a simulcast of WCIU-TV on WCIU digital subchannel 26.2. The new digital subchannel, The U Too, was launched on January 5,2011. On January 4,2011, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Weigel Broadcasting announced plans to distribute MeTV nationwide, on January 28,2013, Weigel entered into a partnership with Fox Television Stations to create a new digital subchannel network called Movies. Which is expected to debut on all of Foxs owned-and-operated stations in the spring of 2013. On May 13,2013, Weigel announced that Tribune Broadcasting would take over operations of This TV on November 1, touchVision was based out of Weigels Chicago facilities under the LLC Think Televisual, and was run by former radio and Tribune executive Lee Abrams and Brandon Davis. TouchVision ceased operations on January 14,2016, on September 29,2014, Weigel launched Heroes & Icons a new digital subchannel which specializes in reruns of classic television series and films.
Heroes & Icons, abbreviated H&I, aims to attract a male audience with shows from the genres of action, detective, science fiction, superhero
William Sebastian Cohen is an American politician and author from the U. S. state of Maine. A Republican, Cohen served as both a member of the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and as Secretary of Defense under Democratic President Bill Clinton, Cohen was born in Bangor, Maine. His mother, was of Protestant Irish ancestry, and his father, Reuben Cohen, was a Russian Jewish immigrant, after graduating from Bangor High School in 1958, Cohen attended Bowdoin College, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin in 1962. While a student at Bowdoin, Cohen was initiated as a brother of the Kappa chapter of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, Cohen attended law school at the Boston University School of Law, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree cum laude in 1965. After graduating from law school, Cohen earned partnership in a Bangor law firm and he became an assistant county attorney for Penobscot County. In 1968 he became an instructor at Husson College in Bangor, Cohen served as the vice president of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and as a member of the Bangor School Board.
He became a fellow at the John F. Kennedy Institute of Politics at Harvard University in 1972, Cohen was elected to the Bangor City Council and served as Bangor Mayor in 1971-72. In the 1972 election, Cohen won a seat in the U. S. House of Representatives, representing Maines 2nd congressional district, succeeding Democrat William Hathaway, Cohen defeated Democratic State Senator Elmer H. Violette of Van Buren. During his first term in Congress, Cohen became deeply involved in the Watergate investigation, as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, he was one of the first Republicans to break with his party, and voted for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon. During this time, Time magazine named him one of Americas 200 Future Leaders, after three terms in the House, Cohen was elected to the U. S. Senate in 1978, defeating incumbent William Hathaway in his first bid for reelection. Cohen was reelected in 1984 and 1990, serving a total of 18 years in the Senate, in 1990 he defeated Democrat Neil Rolde.
He chose not to run for another Senate term in 1996, Susan Collins, on December 5,1996, President Clinton announced his selection of Cohen as secretary of defense. During his confirmation hearings, Cohen said he thought on occasion he might differ with Clinton on specific national security issues. He implicitly criticized the Clinton administration for lacking a clear strategy for leaving Bosnia and he supported the expansion of NATO and looked on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as the most serious problem the United States faced. After confirmation by a unanimous Senate vote, Cohen was sworn in as the 20th Secretary of Defense on January 24,1997 and he settled into a schedule much fuller than he had followed in the Senate. Routinely he arrived at the Pentagon before 7 a. m. received a briefing, and met with the Deputy Secretary of Defense. He traveled abroad several times during his first months in office, One of Cohens first major duties was to present to Congress the Fiscal Year 1998 Defense budget, which had been prepared under Secretary Perry.
Cohen requested a budget of $250.7 billion, which represented 3 percent of the estimated gross domestic product for FY1998
WBBM-TV, virtual channel 2, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in Chicago, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, WBBM-TV traces its history to 1940 when Balaban and Katz, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures, signed on experimental station W9XBK, the first all-electronic television facility in Chicago. Balaban and Katz was already known for owning several movie theaters in the Chicago area. In order to establish the station, the company hired television pioneer William C, Bill Eddy away from RCAs experimental station W2XBS in New York City. When World War II began, Eddy used the W9XBK facilities as a school for training Navy electronics technicians. While operating the Navy school, Eddy continued to lead W9XBK, WBKB aired some of the earliest CBS programs, including the 1947 debut of Junior Jamboree. One of the early highlights was its telecast of the National Football Leagues championship game between the Chicago Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles on December 28,1947.
In April 1948, WBKB began sharing the markets CBS affiliation with WGN-TV, in 1949, Balaban and Katz became part of United Paramount Theatres, after Paramount Pictures was forced to divest its chain of movie theaters by order of the United States Supreme Court. WBKB played a role in the demise of the DuMont Television Network. At the time, Paramount Pictures owned a stake in DuMont, in February 1953, United Paramount Theaters merged with the American Broadcasting Company, which already owned WENR-TV.75 million. On February 12, one day after the merger was finalized, the changed its call letters to WBBM-TV, after WBBM radio. The WBKB call letters were assumed by channel 7. While the old WBKBs talent remained with the new WBBM-TV under the stations longtime general manager. Leslie Atlass, the UPT-era management of the old WBKB moved to channel 7, wTMJ-TV concurrently moved to VHF channel 4 – from channel 3 – to avoid interference with fellow CBS affiliate WKZO-TV in Kalamazoo, which itself broadcast on channel 3.
That year, an episode of Whats My Line, originated from the WBBM studios, airing one day prior to the start of the 1956 Democratic National Convention. Between the late 1940s and early 1970s, Columbia Records housed an office, on September 26,1960, WBBMs McClurg Court studios served as the site of the first televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. WBBM-TV served as home to the syndicated programs Donahue. In October 1987, Center City Communications – a locally based investor group led by attorney Brenda Minor – filed a challenge to the FCCs renewal of WBBM-TVs station license
The copyright holder is typically the works creator, or a publisher or other business to whom copyright has been assigned. Copyright holders routinely invoke legal and technological measures to prevent and penalize copyright infringement, Copyright infringement disputes are usually resolved through direct negotiation, a notice and take down process, or litigation in civil court. Egregious or large-scale commercial infringement, especially when it involves counterfeiting, is sometimes prosecuted via the criminal justice system, estimates of the actual economic impact of copyright infringement vary widely and depend on many factors. The terms piracy and theft are often associated with copyright infringement, the original meaning of piracy is robbery or illegal violence at sea, but the term has been in use for centuries as a synonym for acts of copyright infringement. Theft, emphasizes the potential harm of infringement to copyright holders. However, copyright is a type of property, an area of law distinct from that which covers robbery or theft.
Not all copyright infringement results in loss, and the U. S. Supreme Court ruled in 1985 that infringement does not easily equate with theft. The term piracy has been used to refer to the copying, distribution. The practice of labelling the infringement of rights in creative works as piracy predates statutory copyright law. Prior to the Statute of Anne in 1710, the Stationers Company of London in 1557, received a Royal Charter giving the company a monopoly on publication and those who violated the charter were labelled pirates as early as 1603. Copyright holders frequently refer to copyright infringement as theft, courts have distinguished between copyright infringement and theft. For instance, the United States Supreme Court held in Dowling v. United States that bootleg phonorecords did not constitute stolen property, interference with copyright does not easily equate with theft, conversion, or fraud. The Copyright Act even employs a separate term of art to one who misappropriates a copyright.
The terms viewjacking and freebooting both have used to describe the unauthorized rehosting of online media, particularly videos. The terms were coined by YouTubers CGP Grey and Brady Haran in the podcast Hello Internet and Brady came up with the terms in an attempt to find a phrase more emotive than copyright infringement, yet more appropriate than theft. For example, in 2013, the US Army settled a lawsuit with Texas-based company Apptricity, which makes software that allows the army to track their soldiers in real time. In 2004, the US Army paid US$4.5 million for a license of 500 users, while installing the software for more than 9000 users. Major anti-piracy organizations, like the BSA, conduct software licensing audits regularly to ensure full compliance and its just that they want to consume films online and theyre ready to consume films that way and were not necessarily offering them in that way
In the broadcasting industry, an owned-and-operated station usually refers to a television or radio station that is owned by the network with which it is associated. This distinguishes such a station from an affiliate, which is independently owned, the concept of an O&O is clearly defined in the United States and Canada, where network-owned stations had historically been the exception rather than the rule. In the broadcasting industry, the term owned-and-operated station refers exclusively to stations that are owned by television, on the other hand, the term affiliate only applies to stations that are not owned by networks, but instead are contracted to air programming from one of the major networks. The term station correctly applies to the ownership of the station, for example, a station that is owned and operated by the American Broadcasting Company is referred to as an ABC station or an ABC O&O, but normally should not be referred to as an affiliate. Likewise, a station not owned by ABC but contracted to air the networks programming is referred to as an ABC affiliate, that is.
A correct formal phrasing could be, ABC affiliate WFAA is a Gannett station, some stations that are owned by companies that operate a network, but air another networks programming are referred to as an affiliate of the network that they carry. For example, WBFS-TV in Miami is owned by the CBS networks parent company CBS Corporation, prior to the September 2006 shutdown of the CBS-owned UPN television network, WBFS aired that networks programming, therefore, WBFS was a UPN O&O. The stations carrying The WB Television Network were another exception, the controlling shares in the network were held by Time Warner, with minority interests from the Tribune Company and, for a portion of networks existence, the now-defunct ACME Communications. While Tribune-owned stations such as WGN-TV in Chicago, WPIX in New York City and KTLA in Los Angeles aired programming from The WB, a similar exception existed when UPN launched in January 1995 by co-owners Chris-Craft and Viacom. Each of the owned a number of stations that aired the network.
However, the stations were not considered O&Os under the initial standard definition. This ambiguity ended with Viacoms buyout of Chris-Crafts share of the network in 2000, the stations were referred to informally as UPN O&Os. Following the shutdowns of UPN and The WB, CBS Corporation, Entertainment became co-owners of the new CW Television Network, which largely merged the programming from both networks onto the scheduling model used by The WB. The network launched in September 2006 on 11 UPN stations owned by CBS Corporation, certain UPN and WB affiliates in markets where Tribune and CBS both owned stations carrying those networks either picked up a MyNetworkTV affiliation or became independent stations. The standard definition of an O&O again does not apply to The CW, in Australia, Seven Network, Nine Network and Network Ten each own and operate stations in the five largest metropolitan areas. These television markets together account for two thirds of the countrys population, in addition, Seven owns and operates its local station in regional Queensland, and Nine owns and operates its station in Darwin.
Nine owns and operates NBN Television, based in Newcastle, the two national public broadcasters, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service and operate all of their local stations. In Japan, commercial terrestrial television is focused on five organizations, the four largest of these – Nippon TV, Tokyo Broadcasting System, Fuji Television, and TV Asahi – each own and operate stations in the Tokyo, Keihanshin and Fukuoka metropolitan areas
Lyrics are words that make up a song usually consisting of verses and choruses. The writer of lyrics is a lyricist, the words to an extended musical composition such as an opera are, usually known as a libretto and their writer, as a librettist. The meaning of lyrics can either be explicit or implicit, some lyrics are abstract, almost unintelligible, and, in such cases, their explication emphasizes form, articulation and symmetry of expression. Rappers can create lyrics with a variation of rhyming words or words that create, Lyric derives via Latin lyricus from the Greek λυρικός, the adjectival form of lyre. It first appeared in English in the century in reference, to the Earl of Surreys translations of Petrarch. Stainer and Barrett used the word as a substantive, poetry or blank verse intended to be set to music. By the 1930s, the present use of the plurale tantum lyrics had begun, the singular form lyric still appears, its present use, however, is to refer to a specific phrase within a songs lyrics.
The differences between poem and song may become less meaningful where verse is set to music, to the point that any distinction becomes untenable and this is perhaps recognised in the way popular songs have lyrics. However, the verse may pre-date its tune, or the tune may be lost over time but the words survive, nursery rhymes may be songs, or doggerel, the term doesnt imply a distinction. The ghazal is a form that is considered primarily poetic. See rapping, roots of hip hop music, verse drama might normally be judged as poetry, but not consisting of poems. In Baroque music and their lyrics where prose, rather than paired lines they consist of rhetorical sentences or paragraphs consisting of an opening gesture, an amplification, and a close, in German Vordersatz-Fortspinnung-Epilog. For example, When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, But when I became a man, I put away childish things. -1 Corinthians 13,11 In the lyrics of music a shifter is a word, often a pronoun, where reference varies according to who is speaking, when.
For example, who is the my of My Generation, see Royalties Currently, there are many websites featuring song lyrics. This offering, however, is controversial, since some sites include copyrighted lyrics offered without the holders permission, music Publishers Association, which represents sheet music companies, launched a legal campaign against such websites in December 2005. The MPAs president, Lauren Keiser, said the free lyrics web sites are completely illegal, Lyrics licenses could be obtained worldwide through one of the two aggregators, LyricFind and Musixmatch. The first company to provide licensed lyrics was Yahoo, quickly followed by MetroLyrics and Lyrics. com
Entertainment Inc. – colloquially known as Warner Bros. or Warner Bros. It is one of the Big Six major American film studios, Warner Bros. is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America. The companys name originated from the four founding Warner brothers, Albert, Jack, the youngest, was born in London, Ontario. The three elder brothers began in the theater business, having acquired a movie projector with which they showed films in the mining towns of Pennsylvania. In the beginning and Albert Warner invested $150 to present Life of an American Fireman and they opened their first theater, the Cascade, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1903. When the original building was in danger of being demolished, the modern Warner Bros. called the current building owners, the owners noted people across the country had asked them to protect it for its historical significance. In 1904, the Warners founded the Pittsburgh-based Duquesne Amusement & Supply Company, in 1912, Harry Warner hired an auditor named Paul Ashley Chase.
By the time of World War I they had begun producing films, in 1918 they opened the first Warner Bros. studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Sam and Jack produced the pictures, while Harry and Albert, along with their auditor and now controller Chase, handled finance and distribution in New York City. During World War I their first nationally syndicated film, My Four Years in Germany, on April 4,1923, with help from money loaned to Harry by his banker Motley Flint, they formally incorporated as Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. The first important deal was the acquisition of the rights to Avery Hopwoods 1919 Broadway play, The Gold Diggers, Rin Tin Tin, a dog brought from France after World War I by an American soldier, established their reputation. Rin Tin Tin debuted in the feature Where the North Begins, the movie was so successful that Jack signed the dog to star in more films for $1,000 per week. Rin Tin Tin became the top star. Jack nicknamed him The Mortgage Lifter and the success boosted Darryl F.
Zanucks career, Zanuck eventually became a top producer and between 1928 and 1933 served as Jacks right-hand man and executive producer, with responsibilities including day-to-day film production. More success came after Ernst Lubitsch was hired as head director, lubitschs film The Marriage Circle was the studios most successful film of 1924, and was on The New York Times best list for that year. Despite the success of Rin Tin Tin and Lubitsch, Warners remained a lesser studio and Jack decided to offer Broadway actor John Barrymore the lead role in Beau Brummel. The film was so successful that Harry signed Barrymore to a contract, like The Marriage Circle. By the end of 1924, Warner Bros. was arguably Hollywoods most successful independent studio, as the studio prospered, it gained backing from Wall Street, and in 1924 Goldman Sachs arranged a major loan
KYW-TV, channel 3, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in Philadelphia, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, along with CW owned-and-operated station WPSG and several radio stations, including KYW. The KYW stations and WPSG share studios and office located just north of Center City Philadelphia. The channel 3 facility in Philadelphia is one of the worlds oldest television stations, Philco engineers created much of the stations equipment, including cameras. When the station began operations as W3XE, it was based within Philcos production plant, at C and East Tioga streets in North Philadelphia, complete with a small studio and transmitter. In 1941, it began sharing programs with W2XBS in New York City, becoming NBCs second television affiliate, on July 1,1941, W3XE received a commercial license – the third in the United States, and the first outside of New York City – as WPTZ. The station signed on for the first time on September 1, Philco moved WPTZs studios to the penthouse suite of the Architects Building, at 17th and Sansom streets in downtown Philadelphia, while retaining master control facilities at the Philco plant.
The station originally broadcast from a tower in the Philadelphia suburb of Wyndmoor and it significantly cut back operations after the U. S. entered World War II, but returned to a full schedule in 1945. Channel 3 relocated its operation to the Wyndmoor transmitter facility during World War II. It became one of three stations that premiered NBCs regular television service in 1946, when full broadcasting was resumed, the station reactivated its studio in the Architects Building, remaining there until 1947. WPTZ moved into unused space at 1619 Walnut Street in Center City, what is now KYW-TV has been based in Center City ever since. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation, owner of Philadelphias longtime NBC Radio affiliate KYW, the WPTZ call letters are now used for the NBC affiliate in Plattsburgh, New York. In May 1955, Westinghouse agreed to trade WPTZ and KYW radio to NBC in exchange for WNBK television and WTAM-AM-FM in Cleveland, NBC had long sought an owned-and-operated television station in Philadelphia, the largest market where it did not own a station.
It had made offers over the years for the Philadelphia stations. NBC took over operation of WPTZ and KYW in late January 1956, on February 13,1956, shortly after NBC took control of channel 3, the Federal Communications Commission collapsed the Lehigh Valley, most of northern Delaware and southern New Jersey into the Philadelphia market. NBC realized WRCV-TVs existing tower was inadequate for this enlarged market, in 1957, channel 3 moved to a new 1, 100-foot tower in Roxborough. The tower was co-owned with WFIL-TV and added much of Delaware, the new transmitter enabled channel 3 to broadcast in color for the first time. However, almost immediately after the trade was finalized, Westinghouse complained to the FCC and the United States Department of Justice about NBCs coercion and a lengthy investigation was launched
Ed Sullivan Theater
The Ed Sullivan Theater, located at 1697–1699 Broadway between West 53rd and West 54th, in the Theater District in Manhattan, is a venerable radio and television studio in New York City. The theater has been used as a venue for live and taped CBS broadcasts since 1936 and it is historically known as the home of The Ed Sullivan Show and the site of The Beatles US debut performance. It has housed David Lettermans tenure of CBS Late Show from 1993 to 2015, the theatre currently houses The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the second incarnation of the Late Show franchise. It is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the interior has been designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the 13-story, brown brick and terra cotta office building with a ground-floor theater was designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp. It was built by Arthur Hammerstein between 1925 and 1927, and was named Hammersteins Theatre after his father, Oscar Hammerstein I, the original neo-Gothic interior contained pointed-arch stained-glass windows with scenes from the elder Hammersteins operas.
Its first production was the three-hour musical Golden Dawn, the male lead of which was Cary Grant, still using his birth name. Arthur Hammerstein went bankrupt in 1931, and lost ownership of the building and it went by the name Manhattan Theatre, Billy Roses Music Hall, and the Manhattan once again. In the 1930s, it became a nightclub, after CBS obtained a long-term lease on the property, the radio network began broadcasting from there in 1936, moving in broadcast facilities it had leased at NBC Studios in Radio City. The debut broadcast was the Major Bowes Amateur Hour, the theater had various names during the networks tenancy, including Radio Theater #3 and the CBS Radio Playhouse. It was converted for television in 1950, when it became CBS-TV Studio 50, in the early and mid-Fifties, the theater played host to many of the live telecasts of The Jackie Gleason Show. The theater was renamed for Sullivan at the end of his 20th Anniversary Celebration telecast on December 10,1967. In the 1960s, Studio 50 was one of CBS busiest stages, not only for Sullivans program but for The Merv Griffin Show, as well as several game shows.
In 1965, Studio 50 was converted to color, and the first color episode of The Ed Sullivan Show originated from the theater on October 31,1965, the first episode of regular color telecasts of Whats My Line. was broadcast live on September 11,1966. Line and Truth remained at Studio 50 even after they moved from CBS to first-run syndication in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Ed Sullivan Theater was the first home for The $10,000 Pyramid, with its huge end-game board set at the rear of the stage, in 1973. Other short-lived game shows produced at the Ed included Musical Chairs with singer Adam Wade, Shoot For The Stars with Geoff Edwards, the CBS lease on the building expired in 1981 and it became a Reeves Entertainment teletape facility. As such it hosted the sitcom Kate & Allie, which ran from 1984 to 1989, in 1990, David Niles/1125 Productions signed onto the lease, with the theater to house his HDTV studio and new Broadway show Dreamtime. On October 17,1992, an NBC special celebrating Phil Donahues 25 years on television taped in the theater, the following month, NBC News used the theater for its November 1992 election night coverage
Entertainment division of Time Warner, former majority owner of The WB Television Network. The CW name is a derived from the first letters of the names of its two parent corporations. The network made its debut on September 18,2006, after its two predecessors, UPN and The WB, respectively ceased independent operations on September 15 and 17 of that year. The CWs first two nights of programming – on September 18 and 19,2006 – consisted of reruns, the CW marked its formal launch date on September 20,2006, with the two-hour premiere of the seventh cycle of Americas Next Top Model. As of 2008, the programming lineup was intended to appeal mainly to women between the ages of 18 and 34, although starting in 2011 the network increased in programming that appeal to men. The CW is available in Mexico through affiliates located near the Mexico–U. S, in both countries, some CW affiliates are receivable over-the-air in border areas depending on the stations signal coverage. UPN and The WB both began just as the Fox network had started to secure a foothold with American television audiences, the two networks launched to limited fanfare and generally mediocre to poor results.
However, over the subsequent 11 1⁄2 seasons, both were able to air several series that became quite popular, in the eleven years that UPN and The WB were in operation, the two networks lost a combined $2 billion. CBS chairman Leslie Moonves explained that the name of the new network was formed from the first letters of CBS and Warner Bros, like both UPN and The WB, The CW targets its programming towards younger audiences. CBS and Time Warner hoped that combining their networks schedules and affiliate lineups would strengthen The CW into a major broadcast network. The CW launched with a premiere special/launch party from the CBS-produced Entertainment Tonight at Warner Bros, when Top Model made its network premiere on September 20,2006, The CW scored a 3.4 rating/5 share in the Nielsen household ratings. It scored a 2.6 rating among Adults 18–49, finishing fourth in that age demographic, on May 9,2008, The CW announced that it would lease its Sunday lineup to production company Media Rights Capital.
With no first-run programming available to run on Sundays as a backup, the network added reruns of The Drew Carey Show and Jericho, the CW has generally struggled in the Nielsen ratings since its inception, primarily placing fifth in all statistics tabulated by Nielsen. On several occasions, The CW has even been outrated by Spanish language network Univision and this had led to speculation within the industry that CBS, Time Warner or both companies could abandon the venture if ratings did not improve. Executives with CBS Corporation and Time Warner emphasized their commitment to the network and this, in turn, resulted in the discontinuance of the Sunday late afternoon repeat block that The CW inherited from The WB through its use of the predecessor networks scheduling model. Maatta began reporting to Pedowitz as a result of the appointment as network president. Pedowitz revealed that the target demographic of the network would not change. The network ordered more episodes of its series and ran them consecutively through the first week of December, starting on September 12
WFOR-TV, channel 4, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station located in Miami, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, the two stations share studio and office facilities in Doral, near Miami International Airport, WFORs transmitter is located in Andover, Florida. The station first signed on the air on September 20,1967 as WCIX-TV, the station was originally owned by the locally-based Coral Television Corporation. General Cinema Corporation acquired controlling interest in Coral Television and WCIX in August 1972, the channel 6 frequency was allocated to Miami by the Federal Communications Commission in June 1957, as part of a minor reorganization nationwide of VHF channel assignments. The channel was reallocated to the city of South Miami when Coral Television was awarded a permit to build channel 6 in April 1964. WCIX built a tower in Homestead, which was 40 miles southwest of Miami. This arrangement was necessary to protect WPTV in West Palm Beach, as a result, Miamis channel 6 only provided a Grade B signal to Fort Lauderdale, and was virtually unviewable in the northern portion of Broward County.
Translators on channels 21 and 58 were used in years, WCIX-TV was the first general entertainment independent station in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market, and the second in Florida, after WSUN-TV in St. Petersburg converted to an independent in 1965. Channel 6 ran the independent format of childrens programs, movies. WCIX was one of the few stations not owned by Kaiser Broadcasting to carry The Lou Gordon Program from WKBD-TV in Detroit in the 1970s. It was one of the first stations in the area to offer programming in both English and Spanish to serve South Floridas growing Hispanic population. From the 1970s to the early 1980s, WCIX had widespread cable penetration throughout Florida and was seen on cable systems as far north as Tampa Bay and Orlando. Outside the Miami market, WCIX shared its channel space with another Miami station, WKID-TV. In 1980, WHFT was sold to the Trinity Broadcasting Network and switched to religious programming full-time, however, it would receive competition once again in 1982 when WDZL signed on.
General Cinema traded WCIX-TV to Cincinnati-based Taft Broadcasting in early 1983 in exchange for WGR-TV in Buffalo, New York, after losing a bid to purchase then-CBS affiliate WTVJ from then-owner Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. CBS made an offer to buy WCIX from Taft in January 1987. Taft declined, but a month opted to sell all of its independent stations and Fox affiliates, including WCIX, however, TVX became mired in debt as a result of the purchase, and began to sell off many of its medium- and small-market stations. Although TVX originally planned to keep WCIX, the company decided that the station would have to be divested