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Times Mirror Company

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Times Mirror Company was an American newspaper and print media publisher. It had its roots in the Mirror Printing and Binding House, a commercial printing company founded in 1873, and the Los Angeles Times (originally the Los Angeles Daily Times), which was first published in 1881 and printed by the aforementioned company. The two operations were purchased and combined in 1884 to form the Times Mirror Company.[1]

In 1960, Times Mirror acquired New American Library (NAL) and later sold it in 1983 to Odyssey Partners, a private investing group, and Ira J. Hechler, a private investor.[2]

As of 1983, Times Mirror owned not only the Los Angeles Times but also The Denver Post, The Dallas Times Herald and the Hartford Courant.[2] Times Mirror also owned C.V. Mosby Company which published college textbooks and reference books. They also owned Harry N. Abrams—a publisher of art and photography books.[2]

Subsequent acquisitions, such as air navigation publisher Jeppesen in 1961 and The Baltimore Sun in 1986, expanded the company's portfolio.[3] The company was acquired by the Tribune Company in 2000.[4]

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- Can't make me want what I don't want. You can't dangle something in front of my face that's, I don't want that. And many of your are taking anything 'cause you don't know what you want. And so if I can do one thing for you when you leave this room, I don't want nothing from you but for you to leave this room and know what you want. What do you want in your marriage? What do you want with your son and your daughter? What do you want in your health? What do you want financially? Like, how much money do you want to make a year? What do you want to drive? How do you want to live? Stop just waking up like an accident. What do you want? And then once you find out what you want, spend the rest of your natural life waking up and going after it. The reason why I speak with so much passion, E.T. why do you speak with so much authority? 'Cause I'm talking about my life, not something that I read. I ate out of trash cans. I had no business eating out of trash cans. I lived in abandoned buildings. I had no business living in abandoned buildings. But E.T., your daddy wasn't in your life. Your mom was a teenage mother. You grew up, come on E, look at your cir... that's not an excuse. There's no excuse for not living up to your fullest potential, no excuse. I told you, I didn't get a new daddy. I didn't get a new mama. What changed? I changed, and I stopped being a victim. I stopped saying I've gotta wait for good things to happen to me. And I said I'm going to grind, I'm going to fight. I'm going to work, I'm going to press toward, I'm going to learn, I'm going to do everything in my power every single day. I'm going to do everything in my power to become a victor and not a victim. Now let me say this before I move forward. And I can't explain it, but you better feel me. Winners win, and losers lose. I can't explain it any better than that. I don't know how it happens, but winners win. And if you create a culture of losing, if you keep being a victim, if you keep letting losing happen to you, if you keep letting people do you and treat you any kind of way it's gonna become a culture. Let me tell y'all, I'm not from New Zealand guys. Come on, listen to me very closely. I'm not from New Zealand, but I know about... let me say it this way so I can help you. I know about about one team. I've never seen, I've never seen All Blacks play a day in my life. I've never been to the stadium, where's the stadium? Help me out, where's the stadium? Okay, I'm going... you see what I did? I've never been to the stadium. You're like, Eric, the stadium, that's Habit that way, Eric. That's not the stadium, the stadium is this way. I've never been there a day in my life. And if you watch some of my videos I have All Blacks in my videos. Why? 'Cause they're what? They're winners. And when you're a winner you don't even stay in your own little town. When you're a winner, winning spreads. So everybody, I got videos where I'm like, y'all, I don't really know how to show my passion. Somebody said, get the All Blacks (screaming). I'm like yep, that's who I need, All Blacks. (chanting) Yup, yup, I need the All Blacks. I need the All...why? 'Cause they say what I'm saying. They just said it in rugby. I don't say, I'm like whoo, that's a violent sport. Their passion is all over there, why? 'Cause winners win. I can't explain it to you, but you better stop making excuses and find a way to win. Because once you start winning you go from 1,500 to 3,000 to 5,000 to 7,000. You remember C, from seven to 10? Nothing changed, we're still in the basement. We don't have a building. We still use the garage for all of our products. We don't have business cards. We don't have a five-year plan. We don't have a three-year plan. How do you do it then, E? We wake up and grind. Winners win. I focus more on winning than I focus on structure. I focus on winning. And when you become a winner, they start seeing you with winners. You get from being a loser, low self-esteem, doubt, and fear and if you can find your way on this side, guys it's sweeter on this side. You know what' so funny? We want people to make guarantees to us but we're not willing to make guarantees to ourself. Now, for real, I'm gonna say it again. Like somebody gave you a guarantee, 30-day guarantee. In 30 days if you don't make what they told you you was gonna make, in 30 days you got an attitude, you want your money back. But you never demanded your money back from yourself. You've never looked at yourself in the mirror and said, you let you down. Until you get to that point, you let you down. You've never, you're not brave enough. You want to put it on somebody else. The reason why I'm not successful is 'cause of my boss. Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and said I'm not getting up on time. I'm not going to work on time. I'm not putting in 120 percent when I'm at work. I let me down. And when you get to the point where you can say you let you down, I don't care... listen to me, no disrespect. I don't care about Glenn, that's not why I do what I do. And I love Glenn. I don't come here and do what I do so Glenn can affirm me, so he can give me a pat on my back. I care more about me than I care about what Glenn thinks about me. I have standards, I have values. I don't care how much you pay me. If I speak at an elementary school for 300 dollars, I chose to do that for 300 dollars. If I chose to speak at a prison for free, I chose to do that. And I will not go in there giving those prisoners less than what somebody pays me 100,000. Why? Because I value myself enough to give 120 percent or don't do it. And that's the problem with some of you. You always want to blame other people. You want to hold other people to the fire, but you're not holding yourself to the fire. You just said you giving 50 percent. You owe you an explanation. You owe you an explanation! You need to look at yourself in the mirror and say, why are you only giving 50 percent, what's wrong with you? You need to put yourself on punishment. You need to tell you no more TV, no more snacks, no more desserts, no more--no we're working out now. No more alcohol, not right now. Not, no I can't handle it right now. You need to tell you that you owe you something. Stop going back to, you keep going to the mall with the receipt, this is what y'all said it was. Glenn, you didn't do what you say you was going to do. Well, you didn't do what you were supposed to do, so how am I going to do what I am supposed to do for you? You walk out of this room, you owe yourself. I didn't get here making excuses. So what my father wasn't in my life. The truth of that matter is he ain't never come into my life. So what, I'm-a wait for the rest of my life for my man to come? He ain't coming. I live in America, I'm an African American male. They don't treat us the same. It's something called racism. I ain't gonna cry about it. It's probably going to be racism 'til the day I die. But I'm not going to cry about it, I'm still going to be a millionaire. I'm still going to be one of the top motivational speakers in the world. No, I didn't grow up on that side of the town. No, my mama don't have no network. No, I don't know a whole lot of people. No, I'm not at a country club. No, I don't play golf, and I don't plan on playing no time soon. But I'm still going to be successful. I'm still going to get to where they are, why? 'Cause I owe it to myself, and can't nobody stop me but me. And you need to get rid of them excuses. And you need to stop pointing fingers at people, and you need to start pointing fingers at yourself. What did you not do? (bold instrumental music)

Broadcasting activities

Times Mirror Broadcasting Company
Private
Industry Media
Fate Acquired by Argyle Television (sold to New World Communications in 1994)
Founded 1946
(as KTTV, Inc.)
Defunct 1993
(inactive, 1963–1970)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Products Broadcast and cable television

The Times-Mirror Company was a founding owner of television station KTTV in Los Angeles, which opened in January 1949. It became that station's sole owner in 1951, after re-acquiring the minority shares it had sold to CBS in 1948. Times-Mirror also purchased a former motion picture studio, Nassour Studios, in Hollywood in 1950, which was then used to consolidate KTTV's operations. Later to be known as Metromedia Square, the studio was sold along with KTTV to Metromedia in 1963.

After a seven-year hiatus from the medium, the firm reactivated Times-Mirror Broadcasting Company with its 1970 purchase of the Dallas Times Herald and its radio and television stations, KRLD-AM-FM-TV in Dallas.[5] The Federal Communications Commission granted an exemption of its cross-ownership policy and allowed Times-Mirror to retain the newspaper and the television outlet, which was renamed KDFW-TV.

Times-Mirror Broadcasting later acquired KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas in 1973;[6] and in 1980 purchased a group of stations owned by Newhouse Newspapers: WAPI-TV (now WVTM-TV) in Birmingham, Alabama; KTVI in St. Louis; WSYR-TV (now WSTM-TV) in Syracuse, New York and its satellite station WSYE-TV (now WETM-TV) in Elmira, New York; and WTPA-TV (now WHTM-TV) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[7] The company also entered the field of cable television, servicing the Phoenix and San Diego areas, amongst others. They were originally titled Times-Mirror Cable, and were later renamed to Dimension Cable Television. Similarly, they also attempted to enter the pay-TV market, with the Spotlight movie network; it wasn't successful and was quickly shut down. The cable systems were sold in the mid-1990s to Cox Communications.

Times-Mirror also pared its station group down, selling off the Syracuse, Elmira and Harrisburg properties in 1986.[8] The remaining four outlets were packaged to a new upstart holding company, Argyle Television, in 1993.[9] These stations were acquired by New World Communications shortly thereafter and became key components in a sweeping shift of network-station affiliations which occurred between 1994–1995.

Stations

City of license / market Station Channel
TV (RF)
Years owned Current ownership status
Birmingham WVTM-TV 13 (13) 1980–1993 NBC affiliate owned by Hearst Television
Los Angeles KTTV 1 11 (11) 1949–1963 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
St. Louis KTVI 2 (43) 1980–1993 Fox affiliate owned by Tribune Broadcasting
Elmira, New York WETM-TV 18 (18) 1980–1986 NBC affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
Syracuse, New York WSTM-TV 3 (24) 1980–1986 NBC affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group
Harrisburg - Lancaster -
Lebanon - York
WHTM-TV 27 (10) 1980–1986 ABC affiliate owned by Nexstar Media Group
Austin, Texas KTBC-TV 7 (7) 1973–1993 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)
Dallas - Fort Worth KDFW-TV 2 4 (35) 1970–1993 Fox owned-and-operated (O&O)

Notes:

  • 1 Co-owned with CBS until 1951 in a joint venture (51% owned by Times-Mirror, 49% owned by CBS);
  • 2 Purchased along with KRLD-AM-FM as part of Times-Mirror's acquisition of the Dallas Times Herald. Times-Mirror sold the radio stations to comply with FCC cross-ownership restrictions.

References

  1. ^ "The Times Mirror Company - Lehman Brothers Collection". www.library.hbs.edu. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b c Mcdowell, Edwin (1983-11-08). "TIMES MIRROR IS SELLING NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  3. ^ GOLDMAN, JOHN J.; BROOKS, NANCY RIVERA (1986-05-29). "$600-Million Sale : Times Mirror to Purchase Sun Papers in Baltimore". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  4. ^ Barringer, Felicity; Holson, Laura M. (2000-03-14). "MULTIMEDIA DEAL: THE DEAL; Tribune Company Agrees to Buy Times Mirror". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  5. ^ Storch, Charles (June 27, 1986). "Times Mirror Selling Dallas Times Herald". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Johnson family sells Austin TV." Broadcasting, September 4, 1972, pg. 6.
  7. ^ "Times Mirror's deal for Newhouse's TVs gets FCC approval." Broadcasting, March 31, 1980, pg. 30.
  8. ^ "Changing hands: Proposed." Broadcasting, September 30, 1985, pg. 109.
  9. ^ "Times Mirror set to sell four TV'." Broadcasting and Cable, March 22, 1993, pg. 7.
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