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Posts Tagged ‘David Wharton’

Major Outlets Get Jerry Buss Age Wrong

Mass confusion this morning on Twitter and news wires with regards to the age of Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who passed away after a tough battle with cancer. Among the (many) outlets reporting that he was 79: KTLA, CBS LA, The Huffington Post, TMZ and AP.

But LA Times reporter David Wharton, who authored both the paper’s breaking-news item and longer banked obituary, clarifies Buss was in fact 80 (as also listed at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame). From Wharton’s obit:

A Depression-era baby, Jerry Hatten Buss was born in Salt Lake City on January 27, 1933, although some sources cite 1934 as his birth year. His parents, Lydus and Jessie Buss, divorced when he was an infant.

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LAT Once Again a ‘Top 10’ Sports Section

Winners of the 2011 Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest have been announced. And when it comes to daily newspapers with a circulation of 175,000 or more, the LA Times finds itself once again in good company.

The paper, for the second year in a row, was deemed to have one of the nation’s "Top 10" sports sections. Also named this year in that category were:

Boston Globe
Chicago Tribune
Dallas Morning News
Denver Post
Kansas City Star
Los Angeles Times
Newark Star-Ledger
New York Times
Philadelphia Inquirer
USA TODAY

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Daily Beast TV to Launch in November

The Daily Beast TV program that we told you about back in July is finally nearing its launch. According to Adweek, the online talk show is debuting in November, and while details are scarce, Tina Brown apparently knows enough to make use of Andrew Sullivan to grab some viewers. He’ll be taking his “Ask Andrew Anything” segment, which is pretty self-explanatory, to the new venture.

Daily Beast TV is being helmed by some TV minds too, with Susie Banikarim and David Wharton — both formerly of ABC News — working behind the scenes.

Other than that, we know that Lexus is going to be a launch sponsor, and Brown is already tired of people referencing her previous failed TV venture, “Topic A with Tina Brown.” Which means she’s probably going to be extremely annoyed if Daily Beast TV tanks.