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The Prospect Studios (also known as ABC Television Center [West]) is a lot containing several television studios located at 4151 Prospect Avenue in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, at the corner of Prospect Aveune and Talmadge Street (named in honor of silent screen star Norma Talmadge), just east of Hollywood. For over fifty years, this facility served as the West Coast headquarters of the American Broadcasting Company, before the network moved its main headquarters to the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. From 1949 to 2000,the ABC's owned Los Angeles television station, KABC-TV, was also located there. The station moved to a new state of the art facility located on a portion of Disney's Grand Central Center campus in nearby Glendale, California in December 2000. Image File history File links Ps_logo. ... Image File history File links Ps_logo. ... A television studio is an installation in which television or video productions take place, either for live television, for recording live on tape, or for the acquisition of raw footage for postproduction. ... Contemporary view of L.A. from behind the Griffith Observatory in Los Feliz. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Norma Talmadge Norma Talmadge (May 26, 1893 – December 24, 1957) was an American actress. ... ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ... Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... KABC-TV (Channel 7, branded as ABC7) is the American Broadcasting Company owned television station in the Greater Los Angeles area market, and is the most-watched television station in Southern California. ... Nickname: The Jewel City Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Opening in 1915 as The Vitagraph Studio, the original silent film plant included two daylight film stages, support buildings and many exterior film sets. In 1925, Vitagraph's founder Albert Smith sold the company to the Warner brothers. In 1927, the facility became The Warner East Hollywood Annex and was used for many large-scale films. Here, in 1927, Warner Bros. shot portions of the historical first sound film, The Jazz Singer, using the Vitaphone process which synchronized audio and picture. The "interior" club scenes for the film were shot in Stage 5, still located today in the center of the Studio Lot. In the 1930s and '40s, Warner Bros. continued to shoot on the Lot using large water tanks, ship and backlot sets. American Vitagraph was a United States movie studio, founded by J. Stuart Blackton and Alfred E. Smith in 1897 and bought by Warner Brothers in 1925. ... Warner Bros. ... The Jazz Singer (1927) is a U.S. movie musical and the first feature-length motion picture with talking sequences. ...


In 1948, the property was sold to the newly formed American Broadcasting Company, and the film lot was transitioned into the new world of television as the ABC Television Center. Then, ABC proceeded to place their new Los Angeles television station, KECA-TV (now KABC-TV) in the newly-purchased lot, a year later. Construction on the studio lot to bring it to its more familiar current form took place in 1957. ABC still uses the Prospect facility as a network retransmission center for its programming. Many great and memorable television shows, including those produced for ABC, other networks or syndication, have been produced in the studios. American Bandstand started recording there in 1963 (moving from Philadelphia). ABC's longest running program, General Hospital, now in its 44th year on the air, has been taped at this location since the mid 1980s after relocating from the Sunset-Gower Studios in Hollywood. Many other classic television shows were also produced there including The Lawrence Welk Show, Barney Miller, Fridays, Mr. Belvedere, Benson, and Soap. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... General Hospital (GH) is the longest-running daytime American soap opera on the American Broadcasting Company television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West and Sunset-Gower Studios). ... The 1980s refers to the years of and between 1980 and 1989. ... The Lawrence Welk Show was a musical variety show hosted by former big band leader Lawrence Welk. ... Barney Miller was a comedy television series set in a New York City police station that ran from January 23, 1975, to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold (who also did work on Gilligans Island and The Brady Bunch) and Theodore J. Flicker. ... Fridays was the name of ABCs weekly late-night live comedy show, which aired on Friday nights from 1980 to 1982. ... Mr. ... Benson was an American television series which aired from September 13, 1979 to April 19, 1986 on ABC. The character of butler Benson DuBois, played by Robert Guillaume, had originally appeared on the soap opera parody Soap. ... Soap was a successful American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1977 to 1981. ...


Four of the most well-known game shows in television history were recorded at ABC Television Center: Family Feud (1976-85, hosted by Richard Dawson), Let's Make a Deal (1968-76, hosted by Monty Hall), The Dating Game (1965-74, hosted by Jim Lange), and The Newlywed Game (1966-1974, hosted by Bob Eubanks). Other game shows taped there included Hollywood Squares (hosted by John Davidson), and Password All-Stars (1971-75, hosted by Allen Ludden). It has been suggested that Family Feud Broadcast History (United States), Family Feud in popular culture, Family Feud rules and production, Family Feud around the world be merged into this article or section. ... Richard Dawson, a panelist on Match Game, seen here in 1977 during the infamous School Riot episode. ... Lets Make a Deal is a television game show aired in the United States. ... Monty Hall, born August 25, 1921 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as Maurice Halprin, is a Canadian-born actor, singer and sportscaster, but is best known for being the MC of popular American television game shows. ... as an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s the 1980s. ... Jim Lange was born on August 15, 1933 in St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Robert Leland Eubanks (born January 8, 1938, Flint, Michigan, raised in Arkansas) is an American radio and television personality. ... The Hollywood Squares title screen The Hollywood Squares was an American television comedy and game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. ... John Davidson (born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1941) is an American actor, best known for hosting Thats Incredible!, Time Machine, and Hollywood Squares in the 1980s, and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991 and 1992. ... Although Password can be played without any equipment, commercial versions of the game have also been successful. ... Allen Ludden (October 5, 1918 – June 9, 1981) was an American television presenter and game show host. ...


Davidson, along with Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton and Cathy Lee Crosby co-hosted That's Incredible!, an ABC show that ran from 1980-84, and considered one of the first true shows of the reality TV genre. ABC's long-running show, America's Funniest Home Videos, taped here from 1990-97. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is American football player, TV personality, and computer software executive. ... Cathy Lee Crosby as Wonder Woman, ABC 1974 Cathy Lee Crosby (born December 2, 1944) is an American actress. ... Thats Incredible! was a television show that ran on the ABC television network from 1980 to 1984 in the USA. In the tradition of Ripleys Believe It or Not and Real People, this television show had people perform stunts or descriptions and reenactments of allegedly paranormal events. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Americas Funniest Home Videos (often simply abbreviated to AFV, previously AFHV), is an American reality television program on ABC in which viewers are able to send in humorous homemade videotapes. ...

Elizabeth Vargas anchors ABC World News Tonight from ABC News's Los Angeles Bureau, located at The Prospect Studios.
Elizabeth Vargas anchors ABC World News Tonight from ABC News's Los Angeles Bureau, located at The Prospect Studios.

The Los Angeles Bureau of ABC News is also located at The Prospect Studios. The facility also served as broadcast headquarters for ABC's coverage of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 1024 pixel, file size: 123 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 1024 pixel, file size: 123 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is a screenshot from a copyrighted film, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by the studio which produced... Elizabeth Vargas Elizabeth Vargas (born September 6, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey) is a television journalist, currently co-anchor of ABCs television newsmagazine 20/20 and anchor of ABC News Specials. ... ABC World News Tonight (often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ...


In 1996, ABC became part of The Walt Disney Company, the origins of which trace back to its first studio in Silver Lake. As the television and film industry entered the next millennium, the Lot was renamed The Prospect Studios. In 2002, the property underwent a major renovation to position its facilities for the future and new technical innovation. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ...


Current shows besides General Hospital produced here, including the FX network's hit drama, The Shield, and talk program, Soap Talk on the Disney-owned SoapNet, as well as ABC's Thrusday night hit program, Grey's Anatomy. FX (shorter for Fox Extended Networks) is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporations Fox Entertainment Group. ... The Shield is an American police-drama television series shown on FX Networks in the U.S. and other networks internationally. ... The television talk show Soap Talk debuted on SOAPnet in 2002. ... SOAPnet (stylized from 2000 to 2002 as SoapNet) is an American cable television channel. ... Greys Anatomy is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American primetime television medical drama. ...


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(Redirected from 1984 Summer Olympic Games) The Games of the XXIII Olympiad were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, sports Opening ceremonies July 28, 1984 Closing ceremonies August 12, 1984 Officially opened by Ronald Reagan Athletes Oath Edwin Moses Judges Oath Sharon Weber Olympic Torch Rafer Johnson Highlights... ABC World News Tonight (often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... Americas Funniest Home Videos (often simply abbreviated to AFV, previously AFHV), is an American reality television program on ABC in which viewers are able to send in humorous homemade videotapes. ... KABC-TV (Channel 7, branded as ABC7) is the American Broadcasting Company owned television station in the Greater Los Angeles area market, and is the most-watched television station in Southern California. ... Barney Miller was a comedy television series set in a New York City police station that ran from January 23, 1975, to May 20, 1982 on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold (who also did work on Gilligans Island and The Brady Bunch) and Theodore J. Flicker. ... Benson was an American television series which aired from September 13, 1979 to April 19, 1986 on ABC. The character of butler Benson DuBois, played by Robert Guillaume, had originally appeared on the soap opera parody Soap. ... Break the Bank is a title that has been used for three entirely separate American game shows throughout television history. ... Dick Clarks New Years Rockin Eve is a television program, which airs every New Years Eve on ABC. It has been hosted by American television legend Dick Clark since its first airing on December 31, 1972. ... Diffrent Strokes was an American sitcom that aired on the NBC television network from 1978 to 1985, and on ABC from 1985 to 1986. ... Eyewitness News is a local television newscast format, widely used in different markets across the United States. ... It has been suggested that Family Feud Broadcast History (United States), Family Feud in popular culture, Family Feud rules and production, Family Feud around the world be merged into this article or section. ... Fridays was the name of ABCs weekly late-night live comedy show, which aired on Friday nights from 1980 to 1982. ... General Hospital (GH) is the longest-running daytime American soap opera on the American Broadcasting Company television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West and Sunset-Gower Studios). ... Greys Anatomy is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American primetime television medical drama. ... The Hollywood Squares title screen The Hollywood Squares was an American television comedy and game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. ... Lets Make a Deal is a television game show aired in the United States. ... Kelly Ripa tends to Regis Philbins splinter in the improvised first segment of the show. ... Married… with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ... Mr. ... Although Password can be played without any equipment, commercial versions of the game have also been successful. ... Port Charles was a soap opera which aired on ABC from June 1, 1997 to October 3, 2003. ... Rhyme and Reason was an American game show that aired on ABC from July 7, 1975 through July 9, 1976. ... Soap was a successful American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1977 to 1981. ... The television talk show Soap Talk debuted on SOAPnet in 2002. ... Thats Incredible! was a television show that ran on the ABC television network from 1980 to 1984 in the USA. In the tradition of Ripleys Believe It or Not and Real People, this television show had people perform stunts or descriptions and reenactments of allegedly paranormal events. ... Thats My Mama Thats My Mama is an American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on the ABC network from September 1974 until December 1975. ... Its men vs. ... as an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s the 1980s. ... The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of many talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on several television networks, including: ABC daytime (March 4, 1968–January 24, 1969) (originally titled This Morning) ABC prime time (May 26–September 19, 1969) ABC late night (December 29, 1969–January 1, 1975... The opening credits for The Lawrence Welk Show Lawrence Welk during a taping of The Lawrence Welk Show The Lawrence Welk Show is a musical variety show hosted by former big band leader Lawrence Welk. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ... The Shield is an American police-drama television series shown on FX Networks in the U.S. and other networks internationally. ... For the Scottish band see The View (band) The View is a many time Emmy Award nominated American daytime television talk show on ABC created by Barbara Walters, Bill Geddie, and Jessica Guff. ... For the Entourage episode, see Threes Company (Entourage). ... It has been suggested that List of Welcome Back, Kotter Episodes be merged into this article or section. ... Whats Happening!! was an American sitcom that ran on ABC from August 5, 1976 to April 28, 1979. ... Whos the Boss? was a television sitcom starring Tony Danza and Judith Light. ...

References

  • ABC.com
  • ABC Television Center at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Prospect Studios The show General Hospital first initated as a live show broadcasted from ABC-TVC. It started as a small show, a hole in the wall kind of thing.

Coordinates: 34°06′08″N, 118°16′58″W CWA-NABET 57, a union serviced lot. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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