The Emporia Gazette from Emporia, Kansas on July 23, 1977 · Page 30
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The Emporia Gazette from Emporia, Kansas · Page 30

Emporia, Kansas
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Saturday, July 23, 1977
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George Segal stars in "The Bridge at Remagen" An action-filled World War II melodrama, "The'Bridge at Remagen," starring George'Segal and Robert Vaughn, is "The ABC Sunday Night'Movie" to be aired on the ABC Television Network July 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m.). Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall and Peter Van Eyck are also featured. By early 1945, the last remaining span across the Rhine controlled by the Germans was the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen. With orders to destroy the bridge only if all is lost, German commander Major Paul Kreuger (Vaughn) desperately tries to defend the bridge against the American forces led by Major Barnes (Dillman), who is at odds with Iwo of his men, Lt. Phil Hartman (Segal) and Sgt. Angelo (Gazzara). ; THE CASt: Lt. Phil Hartman :: George Segal Maj. Paul Kreuger ' . Robert Vaughn Sgt. Angelo . . :'. Ben Gazzara Maj. Barnes Bradford Oillman Brig. Gen. Shinner -,•' E.G. Marshall Gen Von Brock ¿]_ Peter Van Eyck Corp. Jellicbe ' Matt Clark Col. Dent i.n . Fritz Ford Lt. Pattison . Tom Heaton Corp. Grebs Bo Hopkins David L. Wolper was the producer, John Guillerim, the director of this United Artists release. Richard Yates, William Roberts and Ray Rigby wrote the screenplay based on a story by Robert'Hirson and a book by Kenneth Hechler. Scheduled lo film exclusively in Czechoslovakia, the film company was forced to flee when the Warsaw Pact powers invaded Czechoslovakia in August, 1968. Filming was completed in West Germany and Ital.y. ROBERTVAUGHN PORTRAYS MAJOR PAULKREUGER Fun and excitement in store for prime-time regulars returning this Fall What's going to happen to the.stars of ABC Television's regular series next fall? Funny things, mind-boggling things, exciting things. Fred SHverman, President of ABC Entertainment, and James E. Duffy, President of the ABC Television Network, revealed some of the plans to the ABC affiliated stations via closed-circuit today. (The entire 1977-78 lineup of new and returning shows will be previewed in a special • one-hour, program, "The Magic of ABC," Wednesday, September 7 (7:00-8:00 p.m.). Here are some of the adventures that will befall your favorite ABC stars in the fall of 1977: Julie, wife of Gabe Kotterof "Welcome Back Kotter," will give birth to twins. The big day: Thursday, September 22. The two-part 90-minute happy event will be preceded by a three-part encore program recalling Julie's days of pregnancy. The cast of "Happy Days" Is off to—would you believe?— Hollywood. In "Fonzie in Hollywood," the two-part season premiere on Tuesday, September 20, The Fonz treks west to 1 become a movie star, with "Llghtsl Cameras! Action!" and lots of surprises. "Charlie's Angels," with newcomer Cheryl Ladd joining . the beautiful sleuths, find trouble in paradise as they visit 'Hawaii. This special two-hour premiere, "Angels in 'Paradise," filmed in the enchanted islands, Is scheduled for Septembers. "Barney Miller" returns with the first of a two-part premiere devoted to the retirement of the beloved but irascible Fish (Abe Vigoda), Thursday, September 15. But hold your tears, Vigoda eases over to his new series, "Fish,"which premieres on Saturday, September 24. "Starsky & Hutch," starring David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, debuts on Saturday, September 17 with a special two-hour mystery thriller "Murder on Playboy Island," an intriguing title for this top-rated series. "The Six Million Dollar Man" returns on Sunday, September 11, with the first part of a two-part perilous adventure, "Shark!" "Family" resumes its heart-warming tales on Tuesday, September 13, with a particularly poignant episode, "A Love Story for Willie," in which Willie (Gary Frank) becomes involved in a bittersweet romance. This two-part drama has a compelling conclusion. There are six new ABC programs premiering in the fall, and the great lineup of theatrical, and made-for T TV movies, Novels for Television and specials that will make each Sunday night ABC's "entertainment showcase." To say nothing of the great inventory of ABC Friday Night Movies, which will begin on September 23 with the delightful "Return of the Pink Panther." And the No. 1 prime-time sports event.on the air, ."ABC's Monday Night Football." As announced previously, this spectrum of prime-time entertainment, the most diverse in ABC's history, wil! be Introduced by the 12-hour presentation of the ABC Novel for Television, "Washington: Behind Closed Doors," starting oh Tuesday, September 6 and continuing for six consecutive nights. THE EMPORIA GAZETTE PAGE 7

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