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Posts Tagged ‘Ben Bergman’

Meet the Lakers’ Korean-Language TV Broadcast Duo

Never mind that the LA Clippers have now won more 2012-13 season games in a row than the Lakers have won games, period. Until further notice, the purple and gold remain the SoCal basketball brand with the largest international reach.

To wit, KPCC reporter Ben Bergman‘s piece today for Take Two about the pair of broadcasters transmitting every Lakers game in Korean. The purple and gold are the first NBA team to have all their games available with Korean SAP, although it’s put together a fair distance from Staples Center:

Whether the Lakers are home or away, Paul Lee and his broadcast partner Young Don Lee call the action from El Segundo, deep inside the spacious headquarters for Time Warner Sportsnet and Deportes…

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OC Video Game Kickstarter Tally: $3,986,929

An increasing number of individuals and companies are leveraging the ready-made mechanisms of Kickstarter and Indiegogo for projects that are far removed from the grassroots spirit.

Consider Irvine-based video game company Obsidian Entertainment. The 80-employee firm is the larger of two examples cited in a Take Two report by KPCC’s Ben Bergman. Through a Kickstarter campaign that ended October 16, Obsidian raised just under $4 million for the development of Project Eternity:

At $15, where most people donate, you’re basically prepaying for the game to get a 50-percent discount. At $3,000, you get a custom designed portrait in the game.

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NPR West Vet Ben Bergman Sliding Over to KPCC

Culver City-based Morning Edition producer Ben Bergman is an active Twitter user, often sharing observations about men’s professional tennis and developing trends in the media.

This morning, it was also time for a major career announcement. After recent assignments such as heading to Hawaii with Renee Montagne to interview the Dalai Lama, he has decided to jump to Pasadena-based cross-town rival Southern California Public Radio (SCPR):

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NPR West Female Staffers Pose with George Clooney

This week has been star-filled over at NPR West in Culver City. First, Brad Pitt came by for an interview. Then, on Wednesday, the ABC-TV hit sitcom Modern Family used the premises to shoot scenes for an upcoming episode during which Claire (Julie Bowen) is radio-interviewed about her run for town council.

Finally, today, George Clooney swung by to tape a chat for “All Things Considered.” NPR producer Ben Bergman shared the picture below, and two things struck FishbowlLA: 1) We had no idea the ratio of NPR West staff was so heavily skewed to female; and 2) It’s hilarious how the majority gender group appears to have pushed Bergman to a barely visible, behind-the-pack position:

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Kardashian Divorce May or May Not or May Impact Family Business Says LA Times

Funny catch by NPR’s Ben Bergman. Looks like the LA Times is playing it safe on the big Kardashian-divorce-bad-for-business story. Wouldn’t want to speculate wrongly on that one. No siree Bob. That’s how good people get hurt.

Or how reporters wind up with careers in political punditry.

NPR is Leaking

NPR fundraising drives can be annoying, but it sure looks like they need the cash. Because despite what “Morning Edition” producer Ben Bergman says, it’s really not coming down that hard today.

Jerry Lewis is out of work these days. Let’s get him out here for an NPR West roof telethon. Because this Fishie needs his “Marketplace” with Kai Ryssdal and does not want to have to stress his way through the rainy season.