An assortment of news items (updated and annotated) from my Chicago Sun-Times columns of 18 years ago this week: Howard Stern“Howard Stern got off to a roaring start in Chicago Thursday, predicting he would become No.
Roger EbertDon DuPree, a 23-year veteran of Chicago television, announced his resignation Tuesday as assistant news director at CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2 to reunite with Roger Ebert on his new movie-review show.DuPree has been hired as director of “Roger Ebert Presen
The Tribune Co. saga took another turn Tuesday with the declaration by embattled CEO Randy Michaels that he has not resigned. “I work here today and I’m still working,” the Chicago Tribune quoted him as saying.
Randy MichaelsRandy Michaels, whose frat house antics and crony-laden management style turned the 150-year culture of the Chicago Tribune into a national laughingstock, appears to be on his way out as chief executive officer of Tribune Co.
Mark my words: A year or two from now, the Chicago journalism establishment will look back on this time as a critical moment in its history — a period when the city’s oldest and most important news organization faced a crisis of confidence and a test of leadership.
Tribune Tower Just another day at the naughty, bawdy frat house known as Tribune Tower.Tuesday's antics were sparked by a typically idiotic company-wide memo written the day before by Lee Abrams, chief innovation officer of Tribune Co.