The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 19, 1996 · Page 29
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 29

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Saturday, October 19, 1996
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October 20-26,1996 LISTINGS FOR NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST KANSAS The Associated Press Jane Seymour poses on the set of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif. Now In Its fourth season, the CBS series airs Saturdays at 7 p.m. Seymour at home in Wild West Portraying frontier woman in 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman' a 'perfect fit' By BOB THOMAS The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A grizzled old- timer drives his buckboard down the dusty street. A slickly groomed gambler ambles by on his palomino, casing the town for suckers. A luckless prospector plods aimlessly along. Into this untamed setting comes Jane Seymour, trim in a frontier dress, dignified, with a beauty that would stop a stagecoach. What is Jane Seymour, the lovely English star of "Somewhere in Time" and TV's "War and Remembrance," doing in the Wild West? That question was raised when "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" first appeared on CBS in 1993. The answer proved unnecessary as the series caught on and consistently won its Saturday night time slot. Now it is entering its fourth season with no end in sight. "Dr. Quinn" is filmed almost entirely on Western sets built at the Paramount location ranch in Agoura Hills, 40 miles from Hollywood. "People say, 'How can you do a one- hour series all these years?' " Seymour remarked. "I say, 'You know how you wait for a day to go to a park with your kids and take a trail ride on a horse and watch the red-tailed hawks circling overhead, the mountain lions and the coyotes circling around? I get to do that every day.' "As long as you don't step on the rattlesnakes, you're OK." Born in Wimbledon, Seymour has enjoyed a busy career in the theater ("Amadous" in New York), movies ("Live and Let Live," "Lassiter") and television ("East of Eden"). "Dr. Quinn" wasn't exactly a carefully contemplated career move. "I had less than 24-hour notice," she recalled with a smile. "I was offered it at 7 o'clock in the evening. I had to make a decision by 10 the next morning. J said'yes.' "People ask how much preparation did I do. I say, none, this was like manna from heaven: it landed on my lap. I told myself, 'Oh, I'm a doctor's daughter, I'm one of three girls, I understand the history of medicine.' "I understand what it is to be a fish out of water, what it is to come out here from the East Coast. I just come frpm further east." "Dr. Quinn," she said, was "a perfect fit, because I wanted to be a mom and not be endlessly jetting around the world. Also to do something that meant something to me." The 1870s series has dealt with such issues as the death penalty, drug addiction, violence and racism, as well as the treatment of American Indians. Seymour is married to James Reach and they operate a company, Catfish Productions, which develops features and TV movies. Her youngest children, twins John and Chris, 10 months, join her every day at the location. Sean, 11, Katy, 14 and two stepchildren visit when they're not in school. This week's highlights World Series The Fox Network (Salina cable channels 4 & 7) has exclusive coverage of the 92nd Fall Classic. The schedule Is as follows: • Game 1 — Saturday, Oct. 19, Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees, 6:30 p.m. • Game 2 — Sunday, Oct. 20, Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees, 6:30 p.m. • Game 3 — Tuesday, Oct. 22, New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves, 7 p.m. • Game 4 — Wednesday, Oct. 23, New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves, 7 p.m. ; • GameS — Thursday, Oct. 24, New York Yankees at Atlanta Braves, 7 p.m. (if necessary). • Game 6 — Saturday, Oct. 26, Atlanta Braves at Ne.w York Yankees, 7 p.m. (if necessary). • Game 7 — Sunday, Oct. 27, Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees, 6:30 p.m. (if necessary). The Ring 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, NBC Nastassja Kinski portrays an embattled and resourceful Berlin aristocrat who opposes the Nazis in World War II. Based on Danielle Steel's best-selling novel. Talk to Me 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC Veronica Hamel portrays a ruthless talk show executive who will stop at nothing to keep top ratings. Blue Rodeo 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS Ann-Margret portrays a divorced woman who becomes involved with a rodeo cowboy (Kris Kristofferson) while attempting to reconcile with her hearing-Impaired son. Masterpiece Theatre: Broken Glass 9 p.m. Sunday, PBS Arthur Miller's play features a Jewish housewife (Margot Leicester) who suffers a mysterious paralysis. O.J. In Black and White 9 p.m. Wednesday, CBS The O.J. Simpson murder trial Is revisited and addresses the controversy surrounding Simpson's 199,5 acquittal. Also considered is how the civil case against Simpson differs from the criminal Proceeding. Intlnvrtt Portrait 7 p.m. Friday, Lifetime Narrator CoWe Roberts visits with First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elizabeth Dole. Rain Man 9:1$ p-m. Saturday, TBS Pustin Hoffman and Torji CruJse star In .the Oscar-winning study pf an autistic man and Ws brother. ... •.•.: . ••.,-• ••; •'••;

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