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 - WFYI program begins 17th season INDIANAPOLIS —...
WFYI program begins 17th season INDIANAPOLIS — WFYI's "Indiana Lawmakers" series will make its 17th season debut on Indiana Indiana public television stations this weekend. The weekly series will offer Indiana Indiana public television viewers useful information and thoughtful discussions discussions on the current issues before the General Assembly. WFYI, channel 20 (TCI channel 5), will present "Indiana Lawmakers" at 11 Friday nights, and 11 Sunday mornings. Jon Schwantes, city editor for Indianapolis Indianapolis Star-News, will serve as studio host. Sue Dillman, political reporter for The South Bend Tri- " bune, will file field reports and interviews interviews each week from the Statehouse. Statehouse. "Indiana Lawmakers" will also feature some of the state's leading print and broadcast journalists in a regular commentary segment. The first episode for this season will offer viewers an overview of the new session by examining the impact of the projected budget surplus surplus on property taxes, tax credits and the budget passed in the last session. session. From the Statehouse, reporter Sue Dillman will talk with Rep. Patrick Bauer, D-6th, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee; and Sen. Robert Garton, R-41st. Schwantes will lead a studio discussion discussion with House Speaker John Gregg, D-45th, and Sen. Joseph Harrison, Harrison, R-23rd. Bruce Galbraith, headmaster at Park Tudor School, will deliver this week's commentary on education funding. Two Hooslers 'passln' through' INDIANAPOLIS — WISH, channel channel 8, and Proctor & Gamble brands bring "The Dreambuilder Celebration" Celebration" to television. ' "The Dreambuilder Celebration,'' a celebration of community art and culture, which honors African-American African-American artists with the Scribe Award, was launched in 1997 with a play writing contest and a graphics competition. competition. The award-winning play, now a television movie, will be broadcast on WISH at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The celebration also includes a graphics competition, mentorships and community outreach activities in Indianapolis and 10 other cities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio! "The Dreambuilder Celebra-' lion's" first award-winning drama, "Just Passin' Through," is by Howard Simon, a Cleveland author. The film includes such stars as Adam Lazarre-White ("The Young and the Restless"), Adam G. ("Saved By the Bell"), and Bob Elkins ("Coal Miner's Daughter"). Elkins was cast during auditions conducted at WISH. Barbara Boyd and Jena Wynn, both from Indianapolis, have supporting roles in the film. If you have an item for the Lifestyle updates please send It to: Tom Cqrey c/o Kokomo Tribune, P.O. Box9014;Kokomo, IN 46904-9014, Or E-mail: • President Clinton will introduce the film, which airs at 7 p.m. Sunday on WRTV. By LYNN ELBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A woman stands on a street in a Southern town and sees the past: A young black girl climbing into a car that will whisk her to a new, all-white school, and into American history. The 6-year-old New Orleans girl doesn't know what she faces; the woman, Ruby Bridges, knows too well. In 1960, Bridges was the child who was exalted and vilified as one of the first to break the back of segregation segregation in a New Orleans public school. She watched that year unfold again while visiting the set of the ABC (WRTV, channel 6, Indianapolis) movie "Ruby Bridges" (airing 7 p.m. EST Sunday on "The Wonderful Wonderful World of Disney" with a taped introduction by President Clinton). "When the car passed me, I tell you, it was so eerie," said Bridges. "It was like being in the Twilight Zone. I was OK the whole tune during filming, but the first time I saw the movie all pulled together, I broke down." Her childhood bravery was captured in a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting, "The Problem We All Live With," which shows a tiny, soldierlike Ruby moving past a wall marred by thrown tomatoes and the epithet "nigger." Four U.S. marshals march with her. Now her contribution is on film. But as powerful as she considers it to be, Bridges notes that some scenes were softened to make it palatable for young viewers. "People need to know it was worse, much worse," she said. One example is the re-creation of the anti-integration mob that greeted Ruby (Chaz Monet) and her mother Lucielle (Lela Rochon of "Waiting to Exhale") at the entrance to the William Frantz elementary school. Newsreel footage shows the faces of protesters twisted with anger — more viciousness than is seen in the movie. Bridges also calls attention to another scene, one in which a toy- like coffin is used to threaten Ruby. "I have an 8-by-10 photo given to me by a friend at a news station. These crowds came by the busloads to the school and they had this coffin, a real baby coffin, nothing like what iyou see in the movie. And there's a black baby (doll) in the coffin." Although the Supreme Court had outlawed segregation in schools six years earlier, Bridges had to be driven to school daily by four U.S. marshals. White parents withdrew their children, children, leaving Ruby the sole pupil for a year in which teacher Barbara Henry, a transplanted Bostonian (Penelope Ann Miller), was her only companion. Besides the dedicated Henry, young Ruby relied on now-famed child psychologist psychologist Robert Coles (author of the 1995 children's book "The Ruby Bridges Story") for support. Bridges wonders how her mother could subject her to such an ordeal, no matter how worthy the cause. "She said she never really knew exactly what she was getting into until she got back home after the first day, turned her television set on and saw that President Kennedy was talking talking about it and the whole world was looking. She said, 'Oh, my God,'*' MARKLAND MALL M.irkl.indMdU on US H • -IS/ -MV ," X C 1 * a 9 '" L ri ,,, L '* r k !lO Source: Chaz Monet, center, stars as a 6-year-old who is constantly protected by armed U.S. marshals in "Ruby Bridges." This photo is inspired by "The Problem We all Live With," a painting by Norman Rockwell. (AP photo; used by permission of The Norman Rockwell Estate Licensing Company, Niles, III.) Visit Bridges recalls. Now married to New Orleans builder Malcolm Hall and the mother of four sons, including a 6-year-old, Bridges has asked herself whether she could do the same. "I don't think I could. ... To send my 6-year-old to school, and I can't stay there with him, and I'm going to wait and pray to see him in the afternoon. afternoon. I just could not do that," she said. "But I realize it was a different day, a different time. "I think my mother just felt like she didn't have an education and she wanted something better for her children, children, which most people want. And she felt this was the way to get it." THEKINGSMEN FROM NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE! WHERE? BEULAH LAND CHURCH WHEN? JANUARY 18,1998 TIME? 10:30 A.M. TAKE STATE RD. 26 THROUGH OAKFORD TO 200 E. (SHARPSVILLE RD.) SOUTH ON 200 E. 1 'A Ml. (IN TO TIPTON CO.) CHURCH SETS ON EAST SIDE OF ROAD. FOR INFORMATION: 963-5849 OR 453-1711 THE KINGSMEN BAND HAS BEEN VOTED TOP BAND AT THE NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS! ... DON'T MISS THIS VERY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY GOSPEL MUSIC AT ITS BESTI WHAT A BLESSINGI ... AND THERE IS NO CHARGE!!! 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  2. 16 Jan 1998, Fri,
  3. Page 9

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