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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Monday, August 16, 1971
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She*o"tibMrtffiine0 E N T E R T A I N M E N T MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1971 TV Previews · Movie Reviews · News of the Star* Major League Game Due on TV Tonight Move To Save Old Books Begun SOPHIA LOREN AND. MAURICE CHEVALIER ,.. in 'A Breath of Scandal' on 'Monday Night Movie' GOLDEN AGERS By CYNTHIA LOWRY HOLLYWOOD (IP) - The golden age group, probably the most neglected segment of the television audience, will ,soon have a little corner of its own on a network show. Burt Mustin, a proud and energetic 87, and Queenie Smith, whose age is nobody's business but her own, are among the co-stars of NBC's forthcoming comedy series, "The Funny Side." The constant quest of the television producer is the program with universal appeal. Age, sex and condition of life all play a part in the viewer's choice. Generally, however, men like sports and westerns; women go for human drama like soap operas and medical shows; kids like cartoons. Since sponsors invest their television money to sell their products, network programs have tended to concentrate on the biggest consumers, young (22 to 35 years of age) parents with expanding families. They are the ones who hit the check-out counters with the overflowing shopping carts. The older people, perhaps the most dependent of all on the companionship of their sets, receive scant attention. Lawrence Welk and ABC called it quits, undoubtedly because his audience was largely composed of the post-50 crowd. Many a day-time game show with satisfactory Nielsen ratings has been bumped because audience studies showed the younger mothers were turned to another channel suffering deliciously with a soap heroine. Burt and Queenie are but one of five couples who will act, sing and dance in the new series, a sort of weekly revue. But the concept suggests that the hour will each week try to have something for everybody. In addition to the senior citizens, there will be a rich ANPA Hits FCC Idea WASHINGTON Ifl -- Prohibiting newspapers from owning cable television franchises in the cities where they publish is discriminatory and will only "impede the development of cable's most intriguing potentialities," the American Newspaper Publishers Association ·asserted today. The ANPA" presented its view in a reply to the Federal Communications Commission which is looking into the desirability of imposing sucli a restriction. The ANPA argued that rather than stifling development, of the cable medium, newspapers had the means and the'incen- tive "to make a significant contribution to the information explosion augured by the emerging cable technology" and "to foster the development of electronic information services." "Our comments effectively refute the simplistic view that cross-ownership is b a d," ANPA p r e s i d e n t Stanford Smith said. "The test is performance in the public interest," Smith said. "All the newspapers ask is equal treatment with all others in judging who can best serve the public." couple, a black couple, _ a working-class couple and a teen-age couple. Originally dreamed up as "Marriage Can Be Fun," the b a s e was broadened so that the themes will include everything from birth to death, and from taxes to women's lib. Mustin, whose name may not be familiar but whose face certainly ,1s, retired at 67 after years as' an automobile and hearing aid salesman in the East. Stage struck all his life, he got a small part in a film and has been working steadily ever since. Miss Smith, by contrast, has been a performer since she was 12, and was a Broadway musical comedy star in the 1920s. Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman have an old folks segment that makes fun of the crotchets of age. Dick Van Dyke and Tim Comvay burlesque the infirmities of the old. None, presumably, is popular with the gray-heads. "The Funny Side," judging from the Burt and Queenie's report on work already accomplished, will be a gentle, loving treatment. 6:30 P.M., CHANNEL 10. -- Marshall Dillon has a weighty problem on Gun- smoke. An ex-sheriff is looking for revenge. His hands were crippled by an outlaw 10 years ago and the man who did it is just being released from prison. The sheriff shows up to meet him. His hands prevent him from doing the job himself, however, so he brings his son. The Marshal is loath to face the younger man, whom he feels is a pawn. Morgan Woodward and Robert Pine play the father and son. (R) 6:30 P.M., CHANNEL 6 -From a Bird's-Eye View is predictable and contrived, but gets a few laughs since Mflli- cent Martin and Patte Finley are reasonably attractive comediennes. Just before takeoff, a young Englishman's fiery Italian wife leaves the plane in anger. He was going meet somebody about a job and must have a wife. So what happens now? Naturally -Millie volunteers to pose as Ms Italian wife. (R) 7:15 P.M., CHANNEL 6 -Another in the occasional series of Monday night Major League Game of the Week telecasts is due tonight. 7:30 P.M., CHANNEL 3 -- It Was a Very Good Year dips back in history and picks a plum -- 1919. What made it good was the end of World War I and other happy news (remember h a p p y news?). The year also gives Mel Tonne a chance to sing such oldies as "Alice Blue Gown" and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows." And you'll see what 1919ers were laughing at -- the Keystone Cops. 7:30 P.M., CHANNEL 10 Jack Benny stars in a classic rerun of The Lucy Show. It is flBfi S C O U T really an adaptation of a classic Benny gag about his bank vault. Lucy wants Jack to put his money in her bank and he agrees only if she can provide a better vault than he already has. She beats him in spades but to tell how would be giving it all away. (R) 8 P. M. CHANNEL 10 Mike (Buddy Foster) gets a job at the gas station on Mayberry R.F.D. so he can save up to buy a car. His father, Sam (Ken Berry), is so proud of his boy's industry that he offers to pay half the cost o the car. But fhe doesn't figure on Mike buying a $30 wreck and making it go. (R) 8 P.M., CHANNEL 3 -- "A Breath of Scandal" is repeated, .on Monday Night Movie, only a bit more than two months after it was first shown, giving you an idea of how hard up the networks are for movies. This is a '59 film, but more old-fashioned than that, as it tells the story of a turn-of-the- century romance between an Austrian princess (Sophi'a Loren) and a dashing young American (John Gavin). (R) 8:30 P.M., CHANNEL 10 -The Doris Day Show is for 1 0 - 1 2 - 1 4 - 16 INCH "Finest In Town" ANGEIO'S 3619 s. stocks asa-aiai Sammy Neely Limited Featuring Mike Cre9tK7-BlU Wbrters Buddy Clau-Alkn. Hurt C. C. Singles Cfub Every Friday 5 to 8 Open Daily 12 noon lo 2 a.m. 4315 S. 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