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  • Producer Peter Lassally's retirement brings end to late night era

    Producer Peter Lassally's retirement brings end to late night era
    For a guy who comes across as soft-spoken and genial, Peter Lassally hardly projects the aura of a Hollywood power-broker. Yet it's hard to find many major developments in latenight television over the last 40-plus years that haven't involved him, from relocating Johnny Carson to Burbank to steering David Letterman to CBS to, if Lassally had had his way, establishing Jon Stewart as Letterman's heir, which potentially could have rewritten the genre's next chapter.
  • TCM honors Debbie Reynolds, Rod Taylor

    TCM honors Debbie Reynolds, Rod Taylor
    Turner Classic Movies does the best job of honoring veteran performers, and the invaluable channel continues the trend this month. TCM will salute Debbie Reynolds, who receives the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award later this month, and Rod...

    George Nicholaw dies at 86; longtime general manager of radio's KNX

    George Nicholaw dies at 86; longtime general manager of radio's KNX
    George Nicholaw, the longtime general manager of KNX-AM (1070) who oversaw its rise into an award-winning, all-news giant and delivered on-air editorials that made his voice familiar to millions of Southern California listeners, died Sunday in Los...

    PASSINGS: Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Ted Bergmann, Melba Hernandez

    Mohammad Qasim Fahim Influential Afghan vice president Influential Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, 57, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during...

    Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'

    Andy Rooney dies at 92; curmudgeonly commentator on '60 Minutes'
    Andy Rooney, CBS News' longtime resident curmudgeon whose whimsical and acerbic essays on "60 Minutes" turned the rumpled writer into an unlikely — and reluctant — TV celebrity, died Friday night, only weeks after retiring from the show. He...