Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 26, 1994 · Page 88
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Albuquerque Journal from Albuquerque, New Mexico · Page 88

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Friday, August 26, 1994
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TV for Preschoolers Matures By Scott Moore THE WASHINGTON POST $ In past years, much of children's programming seemed written by preschoolers. This fall, it's written for them. Whether it's a case of political posturing or PBS envy, the networks are gearing their shows more to those in disposable diapers than with disposable incomes. This should come as no surprise; the average preschooler is said to watch nearly seven hours of television per day. However, children's programming is no longer kid stuff. Marketing opportunities and government 1 . "Allegra's Window" is one of shows being offered this fall. Francia Case Featured On 'Unsolved Mysteries' By Rick Nathanson JOURNAL STAFF WRITER The Jonathan Francia kidnapping and murder case, still under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will be highlighted in the upcoming edition of the NBC 'program "Unsolved Mysteries" (Wednesday at 7 p.m., KOB-TV, Channel 4). The 16-year-old Albuquerque youth was kidnapped last January and his burned automobile was found several days later on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. A charred body later determined to be Francia's was found inside. Paul Richardson, a drifter from Arizona, was arrested and charged with the crime. He hanged himself in his jail cell in Flagstaff, Ariz., while awaiting a hearing. His wife, Trena Richardson, was subsequently arrested as an accomplice to the crime. She remains in the Flagstaff jail. Albuquerque FBI agent Doug Bel-don said "The FBI is still searching for another subject in the case known only as Jason. Jason is a drifter who has family and friends E36 ENTERTAINER Albuquerque Journal Augu8t'26,' 1994 intervention have changed the landscape, now alternately dotted with gold mines and land mines. "Furry rabbit ears are more appropriate things for preschoolers to see when they tune in to television than the beatings, bashings or worse that air on many commercial networks," said Washington public station WETA President Sharon Percy Rockefeller in a recent WETA Magazine article. As usual, the new season is marked with as much fury as furry. But there are several noteworthy attempts to educate as well as entertain. And perhaps as a result of the "Barney" backlash, much of the new programming is geared to be ! r f .: the new centerpiece children's in the Dallas and Flagstaff areas. We believe that Jason is a suspected accomplice with the Richardsons in the kidnapping and murder of Jonathan Francia." Jason has not been identified, Bel-don said, but witnesses have described him as a White male in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a slender build, and wavy, shoulder-length, sandy brown hair. Beldon said Jason has apparently used several other names, including Jeffrey, Jerry, David and Roger. "We have a new sketch of Jason based on witness information and done by a nationally known police sketch artist," Beldon said. The sketch will be published on the day the "Unsolved Mysteries" segment airs. Wednesday's segment will feature interviews with the Francia family and investigators, and witnesses in Albuquerque and the Flagstaff area. Beldon said anyone who has information about the case, or information that might help identify or locate Jason, should call the Albuquerque FBI office at 224-2000. palatable to parents as well. For example, along with several young teen sitcoms, Nickelodeon has made a $30 million commitment to preschool programming designed to encourage kids to think through their choices rather than using rote memorization. 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