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‘Under Suspicion’ Viewers Hold Key To Ultimate Fate Of Cbs Series

Karen Sillas stars as Rose “Phil” Phillips in “Under Suspicion.”


Cosby Overhauls Mystery Series

Nobody, not even Bill Cosby, really knows why his latest NBC series, “The Cosby Mysteries,” failed in its first time out. Fail it did. The one-hour drama ranked 51st for …


Black Drama Focusing On A Black Family In Serious Situations, ‘Under One Roof’ Is A Rarity On Television

James Earl Jones, middle, portrays Neb, a widowed police officer, Joe Morton plays his son Ron, and Venessa Bell Calloway is Ron’s wife on “Under One Roof,” premiering Tuesday.


Nbc And Cbs Share Top Spot In Prime Time

NBC, with five shows in the Top 10, and CBS with only one, dueled to a dead heat in the weekly prime time race, according to Tuesday’s Nielsen ratings. For …


Lds Leader’s Funeral To Be Shown

The funeral for Howard Hunter, president of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, will be broadcast live today at several locations. Hunter, who died Thursday, had been president of …


Remote Parents Lose Control To TV

For three decades, adults have argued over the quality of television programming and its effect on children. Now the children have spoken and, as usual, their perception differs from the …


Tommy Lee Jones Directs ‘Good Old Boys’ For Tnt

Academy Award-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones adds directing and screen writing to his credits in a TNT Original movie, “The Good Old Boys,” premiering Sunday night at 5 p.m. and …


On Lousy Day In Neighborhood, Panel Reduces Funds For Pbs Mr. Rogers, Vice President Gore Defend Spending On Educational TV

Mr. Rogers and Vice President Gore meet with children at a D.C. day care center. Photo by Associated Press


Nhl Stars Plugging Away For Fox

New York Rangers goaltender Mike Richter leaned forward on his hockey stick and squinted at the teleprompter. The words were still scrolling by, but his tongue had stopped working. “I …


Poitier Plays Challenging Character

Sidney Poitier stars in “Children of the Dust.”


Students Vow To Boycott Violent Cartoons On TV Second-Graders Charted Aggression, Swore Off Shows

The students in Susan Colonna’s secondgrade class have had it with the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” The same goes for the “WildC.A.T.S.” and even “Looney …


Tom Clancy’s First TV Project Airs Sunday

“Giving your book to Hollywood is like turning your daughter over to a pimp,” Tom Clancy was quoted as saying more than once during the battles he had with Paramount …


Cable Channels Cashing In On O.J. Coverage

Aside from O.J. Simpson’s “Dream Team” of lawyers, nobody is profiting more from his murder case than the cable channels covering his trial gavel-to-gavel. Don’t believe anyone who tries to …


Network Programmers Flesh Out The Naked Truth

Despite what appears to be an increase in naked body parts on TV, the heads of the four network entertainment divisions say they don’t think they’ve created any new boundaries. …


`E.R.’ Tops The Ratings For Fourth Time

“E.R.” was the big operator again last week. The NBC hospital drama not only logged its fourth first-place win in five weeks - it lassoed four out of every 10 …


Choose Your Own TV Viewing Morality In Media Has Declared Feb. 10 ‘Turn Off The TV Day’

“NYPD” Blue is a target for Feb. 10 protest even though it airs on Tuesday.


Spokane Actor Hits Prime Time

Margaretha Cammermeyer with Glenn Close, who portrays teh Army colonel in a TV movie airing Monday night. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Ratings Winner Of Week? Super Bowl, Of Course

One of the lowest-rated Super Bowl broadcasts of all time was enough to score as the TV season’s most-watched program, propelling ABC to a weekly ratings victory. For Jan. 23-29, …


Pieces Of The Puzzle New Pbs Program Uses Puppet Characters To Help Children Sort Out Some Of Life’s Questions

This six puppet “stars” of the “The Puzzle Place” series are childlike and ethnically identifiable.


Nbc’s ‘Er’ Tops The Nielsen Ratings Once More

NBC’s doctor drama “ER” topped the the Nielsen ratings for the second consecutive week with a 23.9 rating/ 38 share. A rating point equals 954,000 television households. A share is …


Teach Awareness Public Service Ad Campaign For Super Bowl Sunday Aims To Inform Viewers Of Negative Affects Of Alcohol

1. A child’s mind is bombarded with alcohol advertising claims the public service spot created by CF2GS Marketing Communications to run Super Bowl Sunday. Photo by Molly O’Hara/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


Court TV Gets Lesson In Responsibility Shot Of Alternate Simpson Juror Not A Good Start To Trial

Just a few days before Court TV began its pool coverage of opening statements in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, network president Steven Brill held a dinner to meet with …


Ratings War The Networks Have Started Their Annual Battle To Get To The Top Of The Heap

Jeff Fahey, left, stars as Deputy U.S. Marshal Winston MacBride in the new series “The Marshal” beginning Feb.4. ABC Photo.


Stations Offer Marathon Coverage

Television plans for covering the O.J. Simpson trial: Proceedings begin at 9 a.m. PST with a hearing to discuss various issues, including whether Simpson’s ex-wife Marquerite Simpson will testify. Opening …


Days Of Our Lives To Be Filled With O.J. Trial

Not to worry about knowing what’s happening in O.J. Simpson’s trial. It’ll be tougher NOT knowing. Once opening statements begin today, it will be almost impossible to stay out of …


Anti-Alcohol Ads Planned

The state Department of Health will try to combat advertising promoting alcoholic beverages by running ads of its own during the Super Bowl. The Department purchased nearly two minutes of …


Nfc Title Game Tops For Fox

Fox Sports’ telecast of the Cowboys-49ers NFC championship game Sunday was the most-watched show in the network’s eightyear history and nearly doubled its ratings record previous to the season. In …


Nbc’s Doctor Drama ‘Er’ Tops Weekly Nielsen Ratings

The NBC doctor drama “ER” topped the Nielsen ratings last week with a 21.9 rating/36 share. A rating point equals 954,000 television households. A share is a percentage of the …


Dead Deal Leaves Network Future Unclear

The collapse of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s discussions about buying NBC leaves the outlook for ownership of the major broadcast networks murky. Turner Chairman Ted Turner still covets a broadcast …


Network Featuring Several New Cartoons

The Cartoon Network will begin airing its first new cartoons in February, seven-minute shorts with such disparate stars as a dinosaur, two ducks, two bears, an opossum, and three kindergarten …