The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 9, 1971 · Page 96
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 96

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, October 9, 1971
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Children's Fare A.C.T.Want Commercials Eliminated By JACK GOULD (C) 197) N.Y. Time* Newt Servlc* NEW YORK - The National Association of Broadcasters has charged that .the.elimination of advertising would sound "the death knell for quality children's program fare." In comment formally filed with the Federal Communications Commission, the N ; A.B. accused Action for Children's Television and the National Citizen's Committee for Broadcast; ing of painting an/"unfair and inaccurate" picture of American video. A.C.T. petitioned the F.C.C. to eliminate commercial content in children's programs and urged establishment by stations of a weekly quota of 14 hours of programming without advertising. The citizen's committee supported the petition. The F.C.C. is scheduled to meet on Oct. 13 to consider the petition of action for children's television. The N.A.B. comment was filed last week. The Association of Broadcasters argued that A.C.T. was asking the television industry to present children's programs at its own expense and had not proposed an alternative means of financing. "Such a proposal is unworkable, inequitable and without precedent," N.A.B, said. N.A.B. further noted that foreign countries, except for Canada, impose an annual tax on radio and TV receivers to raise funds for noncommercial programs, including shows for children. "One of the most significant points to be stressed about American television is that it is totally self-sustaining and genuinely free to its public," N.A.B. said. Groivd Pleaser Bobby Sherman's concert are a relief to police and civic officials who fear large unruly crowds attracted by other stars "We had 52,000-kids at a recent one In Milwaukee," the star of the ABC Television Network's "Getting Together" Saturday night series reported "and we didn't have a single incident." The police leave their guns and billy clubs in their cars at his concerts, Sherman added proudly. "The only thing they have to watch out for is being kissed a lot by the kids." Your Money's Worth It pays to advertise in the News Clock. The Clock is used many times daily for a week •UIIIHIM^ Hutchinson Planetarium Hutchinson Community College Campus "The American Indian— His Earth and Sky" Now Through November Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 2:30, 4 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. TERRY-CLOTH MOTHERHOOD > brings security into the life of an orphaned baby rhesus monkey which clings to a surrogate parent of terry-covered wires during an experiment on primate behavioral patterns on the season's first new National Geographic Society special, "Monkeys, Apes, and Man," to be broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m., on the CBS Television Network. TV Review "Premiere Week" Goes On-And'On- By JOHN J. O'CONNOR (C) 1971 N.Y. Times News Servlc* j NEW YORK — Soaring majestically from the • unbearable to the barely, tolerable, television's "Premiere Week" goes on-and-on.. A new series called, "Bearcats!" Descended from the film "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" by way of television's "Alias Smith & Jones," this retarded offspring gives us Hank Brakett (Rod Taylor) and Jonny Reach (Dennis Cole) as two opportunistic wanderers, in "Early 20th Century America." Hank is the older one, his Image projecting all t-h e leathery ruggedncss of your average Marlboro man. Johnny is his .youthful partner and student, his long blond hair dazzingly coordinated with a prominent mouthful of white teeth. The'two of them travel about In a spiffy Stiitz Bearcat car and that, you see, makes them Bearcats. Tha opening episode had Hank and Johnny being enlisted by the government to capture a desperado using an armored tank to hold up banks and payroll trains. The villain and his seedy bank of henchmen were operating in Arizona - Mexico territory, and this gave the two herps an opportunity to get involved with monastaries '(—can I help you, my son?") and finally to assume the disguise of monks. . As television plots go, there probably have been worse. But "Bearcats!" had nothing better going for it. Direction seemed nonexistent, tha dialogue was inane and the acting embarras- sing. Parts appeared to attempt awkward improvisation in desperate search of inspiration. "Johnny," w. a r n e d Hank, "We've got to stop the bomb." "I know," replied Johnny somberly, "I know." . Open-Field In the final open-field confrontation between the Stutz and the tank, Hank observes that "This is not getting us anywhere." Johnny, bright as ever, chuckles "I was wonderin' when you were going to say that." So,-no doubt, were many viewers. Friday C.B.S. is offering O'Hara, United States Treasury," a descendant of television's "The FBI" by way of radio-TV's "Dragnet" (executive producer of the series happens to be Jack Webb). .This one stars David Janssen, formerly of the "The Fugitive," and its opening episode features the predictable cops- and- robbers plot, formerly of any cops-and- robbers series seen on television. Special Agent O'Hara this time is out to catch heroin smugglers. A shipment from Singapore is due, and O'Hara poses as the operator of a shady import-export business in • the port of Los Angeles. His partner, played by Gsorge Takel, Is Chinese, and O'Hara is given to playful comments such as "you're supposed to be inscrutable, aren't you?" He also does a.-couple of dandy Chinese imitations, complete with simulation of buck teeth. He's tough, this O'Hara, but at least he has a sense of humor. For the most |K r t, though, O'Hara is the no-nonsense, ight-lipped hero out of the familiar "Dragnet" mold. Hi; suits are well-cut and his tie s usually loosened a bit to re- nforce the. essential image of ruggedness. His secretary may >e outrageously attractive, bul he is usually too busy to notice, and this gives her numerous opportunities to be cutely miffed, Very Predictable It's all very predictable but in the predictable world of television, it's not all bad. At least it is professionally put together The script is adequate and the pacing is decent, on a generous scale of from zero to one "O'Hara, United States Treasury 1 ' might weigh in with three-quarters. This season, that's heavy. Impulsive Act Cost More Time BALTIMORE (AP) - Bernard Braxton, a state prison inmate, was taking part in church skit depicting prison life when he says he "just had this impulse to go home." Braxton slipped away during intermission but was recaptured after a month's freedom A judge ordered him to serve an additional six months for jailbreak. STACK 'EM STOPS NEWSPAPER CLUTTER Newspapers no longer iced lie around In an Untidy manner. Plenty capacity to hold week's paper:. 12" wide 16" long, 17" high. Black and Bra: finish. Money-Back guarantee. Only $5,9 POSTPAID. IDEAL FOR GIFT GIVING WHEATBELT ENTERPRISES 108 S. Kansas, Ness City, Ks. 4756 Hutchinson News Saturday, Oct. 9, 1971 Page 7A Tuesday Night, October 12,1971 6:30, Ironside, 2, 3, 11 — "Ring of Prayer" - The mysterious influence of the occult which may have caused two deaths leads Chief Ironside into an encounter with a beautiful devotee. , National Geographic Society Special, 6, 7, 12 — "Monkeys, Apes, and Man" — The complex and untapped natural world of the lower primates and the keys it holds to some characteristics and beha- vorial patterns of the highest primate — man — will be explored. You're On, 8 Mod Squad 10, 13 — "Color of Laughter, Color of Tears" — Edward' Asner guest stars as a circus owner who turns to the Mod Squad to help him discover who is sabotaging his circus. 7:00 Masquerade, 8 7:30 Hawaii Five-0, G, 7, 12 — Vic Morrow guest stars as Edward Heron, a tourist in Hawaii, who, after being mugged and hospitalized, becomes the object of McGarrett's suspicions when he refuses to press charges and disappears from the hospital. Sarge, 2, 3, ll-"Identity Crisis" —' A mentally-confused, girl asks Sarge for help in solving her identity. Movie of the Week. 10, 13 "A Taste of Evil" _ A young woman recently cured of mental illness returns home only to' find herself the target of someone seeking to undermine her newly-won sanity. Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara Perkins, Roddy McDowell, William Windom and Arthur O'Connell star. The Advocates, 8 "Should television enjoy the same freedom from government restraints as newspapers?" 8:30 Black Journal, 8 All In The Family, 7 Cannon, 6, 12 — When the son of a prominent gubernatorial candidate is kidnapped, Cannon is hired to avoid police involvement in the case. The Funny Side, 2, 3, 11— "The Funny Side of Newspapers"—A look at how different sections of the newspaper affect our lives. 9:00 Marcus Welby, M,D., 7, 10, 13 "This Is Max" — A Japanese-American boy learns new understanding about his father from Dr. Welby. Firing Line, 8 9:30 All In The Family, 6, 12- deavon Little, Tony award-winning star of the Broadway musical hit "Purlie," guest stars as a crook who, following a robbery, breaks into the Bunker home to avoid capture by the police. The GohUliggcrs, 2, 3, 11 10:00 Nightcap Edition, 6, 7, 12 Scene Tonight, 10, 13 Insight, 8 KSN News. W.cather & Sports, 2, 3, 11 10:30 Merv Griffin Show, 6, 7, 12 Tonight Show, 2, 3, 11 Karen Black, Paul Williams and Ronald Sarro guest. You're On, 8 Dick Cavett Show, 10, 13 Anthony Qirnm is the first in a consecutive series of one-guest programs. 12:09 Midnight Movie, 12 — "Weekend With Fafer"- Van Heflin and Patricia Neal. KSN Late News, 2, 3, H English Style Pornography NEW YORK - William F. Buckley Jr. and two members of the British House of Commons will discuss how -*- if at all — laws governing the publication and distribution of obscene material can be administered in a free society. Reaee Short and John Sslywn Grummer will join Buckley, Sunday Oct. 10, 7 p.m. Channel 8. The program was recently taper! in London for the Public Broadcasting Service. Somewhere between the total permissiveness found in the smut markets of Times Square in New York City or in Denmark and total repression of pornography is the British attitude. Mrs. Short, a member of the British Labour Party, is not for more and better pornography >ut rather is a vigorous opponent of anti-pornography laws. She believes that increasingly he number of obscenity statutes on the books and the number of prosecutions will lead to increased repression of unconventional opinions and the restric- ion of individual freedoms. Glimmer, a Conservative, agrees — up to a point. "We don't want to extend the present system of limiting pornography in England," he says. "What we have now is a pretty good situation.. If you really want pornography, you can find it in some sections 'of London. But you don't have to have it shoved at you as you do in New York and in the Scandinavian countries." Sewing Center 405 N. MAIN "Constant ServEce !l Since 1511 YOUR/ jiidependenr Insurance j /AGENT SERVES YOU FIRST " Joe McGuire INSURANCE AGENCY MO 2-2451 122 East Ave. "A"

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