AJ>r.oduct_ofX$£ f §ALIN,AJOURNAL > ;.-,.-.. ; , v ,-,,..,. ,,. -; 44 . • n i October 6-12,1996 LISTINGS FOR NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST KANSAS The Assbcistod Press Kyle Chandler (right) and "Early Edition" co-star Fisher Stevens wait for filming of the CBS drama last month at a Chicago high school. The new show airs Saturdays at 8 p.m. 'Early Edition' shapes future Kyle Chandler stars as a stockbroker who gets tomorrow's news today By SHARON COHEN The Associated Press CHICAGO — Gary Hobson can be a millionaire any day. Or every day. He can be a hero, or a bum. It's all up to him, thanks to the Chicago Sun-Times plunked down on his doorstep every morning that gives him all the news that's fit to change lives. The twist: He gets tomorrow's paper today. That's the premise of "Early Edition," a one-hour CBS drama that airs Saturdays at 8 p.m. Kyle Chandler (from ABC's "Homefront") stars as Hobson, the dare-tq-be-decent stockbroker with his own psychic newsline that grants him the power to shape the future. Disasters? He can stop 'em. Sports scores? He doesn't need a point spread. The stock market? This guy doesn't need any tips from Louis Rukeyser. The story begins as Hobson's wife tosses him out (for some unknown reason) and the paper mysteriously pops up at his hotel door, along with a telegenic tabby cat. Once Hobson realizes what's hap- 'pened — he has the next day's paper— he makes a killing at the track, then gives his $15,000 winnings to a blind co-worker who needs cash for a guide dog. The next day, another early edition leads him to prevent a hostage situation, robbery and massacre at a bank, So will this turn out to be Hobson the Hero doing good deeds every week because of his mystical — and free — home-delivery? "What we don't want to have happen is a guy gets up in the morning, reads the pamper and says, Tm going to be Superman,' " promises Michael Dinner, the show's director and an executive producer, whose credits include "Chicago Hope." "There are forces at work through this guy," Dinner says. "There also will be twists. Just when you start to figure it out as an audience, you'll be led down an alley, a blind alley. Sometimes he'll succeed. Sometimes he won't." "The character will be quite human and mistakes will be made," confirms Chandler, who has been living in Chicago, occasionally bicycling to work, while the show is filmed here. "His good deeds will be more poignant." "Early Edition" makes use of Chicago as a backdrop, with familiar scenes of the "el," downtown and neighborhoods, as well as a few tired Cubs jokes. The Sun-Times also gets a nice plug; the newspaper gave the show's producers permission to use its name. And how would Chandler, the actor, respond if he knew the headlines a day in advance? "The first thing I'd do," he says with a smile, "is go to a convenience store and get a tall fountain drink and fill out some lotto tickets." And then? "I would help people ... I would hope so." Pause. "Yes, I think I would." This week's highlights Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 7 p.m. Sunday, ABC Lois and Clark walk down the aisle for the second time in as many seasons. This time, they finally say their "I dos." Her Desperate Choice 7 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime Faith Ford portrays a woman who takes her young daughter on the run to avoid granting visitation rights to the girl's sexually abusive father. Presidential Debate 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC, CBS, CNN, C-Span, NBC, PBS President Clinton and GOP challenger Bob Dole meet in the first of two face-to-face encounters at the Hartford, Conn., Civic Center. Abduction of Innocence 8 p.m. Monday, NBC In rural Oregon, an FBI investigation of a kidnapping raises suspicions that the teen-age victim (Katie Wright) may have planned the crime herself. Chiefs vs. Steelers 8 p.m. Monday, ABC Kansas City and the defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steel- ers clash at Arrowhead Stadium. Murder at My Door 7 p.m. Tuesday, Fox Judith Light stars as a suburban woman whose son is suspected of murder. The Care and Handling of Roses 8 p.m. Tuesday, CBS Ann Jillian stars as a happily wedded woman who considers having an affair with a married man (Lee Horsley) she meets at a classic-film festival. Frontline 8 p.m. Tuesday, KOOD and 9 p.m. Tuesday, KPTS The series' 15th season opens with portraits of Bill Clinton and Bob Dole, focusing on the events that Influenced their lives and shaped their personalities. Vice Presidential Debate 8 p.m. Wednesday, ABC, CBS, CNN, C-Span. NRC, PBS Vice President Al Gpre and his Republican opponent, former House member Jack Kemp, debate philosophies at the Bayfront Center In St. Petersburg, Fla. Prime Time Country 8 p.m. Thursday, TNN Brooks & Dunn, winners of five straight Country Musk; Association awards for best vocal duo, perform. Turning Point 9 p.m. Thursday, ABC Diane Sawyer anchors an examination of some animals' surprising humanlike behavior.
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