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Sep 9, 2002  •  Post A Comment

KCBS-TV cameraman dies in copter crash
Los Angeles-Larry Greene, a KCBS-TV cameraman for 24 years, was killed Friday when a U.S. Navy helicopter on which he was riding crashed in the North Arabian Gulf. Four sailors were injured. A military official said the helicopter, attached to the USS Mobile Bay, was hovering over a ship flying the Syrian flag to observe an interdiction operation when the rotor blade hit the ship’s mast.
“The entire KCBS family mourns the tragic passing of our beloved friend and colleague Larry Greene. Over the course of his 24 years with Channel 2, Larry established himself as one of the best and most-honored photojournalists in the business,” said KCBS General Manager Don Corsini.
Mr. Greene is survived by a wife and two sons.
NFL opener highest score for ESPN in three years
New York-Opening the NFL season on Thursday night paid off for ESPN, whose coverage of the 49ers’ 16-13 defeat of the Giants ranks as the highest-rated telecast on the network in nearly three years and the eighth-highest-rated cablecast in history. Game coverage averaged a 9.4 rating, which translates into 8.149 million homes.
`John Edward’ crosses over to WNYW in N.Y.
Los Angeles-Universal Domestic Television’s syndicated strip “Crossing Over With John Edward” has found a new home in the nation’s largest market. The series, last season’s highest-rated new talk show, will shift from WCBS-TV in New York to the Fox-owned WNYW-TV’s afternoon schedule beginning Sept. 16. The station will air two half-hour episodes of the series from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.#