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The Oshkosh Northwestern from Oshkosh, Wisconsin · Page 51

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Saturday, March 1, 1980
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March 1-2, 1980 Weekend Northwestern El 5 (( soturdayH) TV Specials this week EVENING MORNING 11:00 O 32) WEEKEND SPECIAL (li) rOUNQ PEOPLE'S SPECIAL 'Palm Treee and Icebergs' AFTERNOON 1:30 S$ POMPEII: FROZEN IN FIRE This programtturt torn ofthxtraord toft ry obiacla from lha Pompail A D 79 exhibit heldsttrieBoetonMuaeumolFine Arte. 4:00 (H) SOLID GOLD 79 Co-hoete: Olan Campbell, Dionne Warwick. 1979 a gold racord winnere parlorm thair lop hits. Faalurad artiala includa Paachaa and Herb. Fleetwood Mae. NicolattaLaraon, Marty Cohan, Btondie, Super Tramp and mora. :00 St LIVE FROM THE GRAND OLE OPRV Thla program praaanta two per-formancaa from Naahvilla'a Opryland. Among thoaa expected to appaar ara Barbara Mandrall, Ronnia Mileap, Hank Snow, Minnie Paarl and Marty Robbina. 9:00 GDCB PINK LADY AND JEFF A apecial pramiara of the now comedy-variety ahow atarrfng Japan'a einging duo. Pink Lady, and comadian JaH AH man. Quasi atara: Erik Eatrada, Blondie and Bart Parka. (60 mlna.) EVENING 7:O0 95 ENERGY: WHAT MATTERS MOST? Second part ol praaantation dealing with tha currant anargy aituation In tha United Stataa. (( mondayl) (( tuesday EVENING (( Sunday )) AFTERNOON 12:30 (S MIKE DOUGLAS GOLF EVENING 8:30 d) WINTER BLOOD TELETHON 9:00 SZ BIG BATTLES 'Tha Battla ot !$ajy--the Axia Brokan' 33) TV: THE FABULOUS SO'S Thia program look a at tha aarty axpartmantal dayeotteleviaion and ia floated byLucille Ball, David Janaaan, Michaal Landon, Mary Martin, Dinah Shora and Rad Skalton. 8:00 (Dd) TOP OF THE HILL Part I. Satin thabraathtaking atmoapharaof tha 1 880 Olympica at Lake Placid, thia paraonal drama revolves around a man who haa made it big but linda himaatt atruggling with a mid-lite criaia. Stars: Wayne Bogus. Elke Sommer. THE BIG SHOWGary Coleman and Steve Allan welcome a spectacular llna-up of talent, including Alexander Qodunov, Stave Martin, Peggy Fleming, Loni Anderaon, Dionna Warwick and Gallagher-all performing on a maaaiva, jaylshset. (Premiere; 2 hra.) (Sj O BOGIE Tha drama focuses on Humphrey Bogart'aagonizingdilemma of trying to balance hia popular on-acreen image aa a hard-bitten tough guy and hia gentler but complex off-ecreen personality. Stara: Kevin O'Connor, Kathryn 'Kids Are People, Too' host keeps show entertaining by Chuck Bins If you've ever watched ABC-TV's 'Kids Are People, Too' on Sunday mornings, you know why so many young people watch it: When Bonnie Franklin of 'One Day at a Time' was on she chatted about her years in school. Bonnie . was a straight 'A' student. She had pushed herself to perfection and her classmates hated her for it. Christopher Reeves, the film star of 'Superman,' spoke about how he dealt with the painful experience of growing up as the son of divorced parents. Hollywood's Rona Barrett talked about the tauntings she took as a crippled child, and what she went through to overcome her handicap. But in addition to these stimulating celebrity interviews, the program also features top rock stars and bands, circus acts, audience 'press' conferences and lively documentaries from roving reporters around the country. Emmy Award-winning And then there is host Michael Young (pictured), whose instinctive curiosity helps him touch on these sensitive topics with his guests. Last year, Michael's first year as host, 'Kids Are People, Too' won an Emmy Award as the Outstanding Children's Entertainment series. It was a surprising achievement considering that Michael Young became involved in children's programming quite by accident, less than two years before. While attending Auburn University in Alabama, Michael was elected president of his student government and had his sights set on a political career. "I'm the one who wanted to be the first southern governor in recent history to become President," the tall, dark-haired star says. Although he was accepted into law school, Michael became disillusioned with politics during the Watergate era, and instead began directing his efforts towards acting. After appearing in some off-Broadway productions in New York, he put up some cash to co-produce 'The Confirmation' with Herschel Bernardi. But after a few short weeks, the play closed. "I put up $18,000 and lost about $2,000 more than I had," he remembers. "Then I called my agent to see if he When New York Yankees superstar Reggie Jackson visited 'Kids Are People Too,' ABC-TV's entertainment-variety program for young people, he gave some batting tips to host Michael Young and two children from the studio audience. had anything, and he said the (Warner Communication's QUBE system in Columbus, Ohio, was looking for someone to host their show for teenagers, 'Columbus Goes Bananaz.' I didn't have any other offers at the time, so I said, 'Let's go for it.' " He's a natural Michael's natural enthusiasm landed him the job. over a host of others, ostensibly more-qualified, who auditioned. A few months later, he duplicated that feat and became a roving feature reporter for WC VB-TV in Boston again leaving his competition behind. "The fact that I was not a product of children's programming that I didn't know all the psychological aspects of learning and raising children may have been the best training I ever had," he says frankly. "Because I didn't have that background, I can deal with these kids (I mean pre-teens we don't like to says 'kids') the same way I deal with you or any adult. "I'm just totally interested, and I love to listen to these kids. This is the most fulfilling thing I've ever done." Real impact Michael speaks fondly of the letters he receives, because in reading them, he knows the show is really having an impact. One boy, for example, wrote in to say that he stopped some of his classmates from teasing a handicapped girl after he saw the show with Rona Barrett. Nevertheless, Michael maintains that the show is not educational. "The reason why they listen to me is that they don't think I'm there to educate them. And I'm not. Inform and entertain them, yes. Educate, no. Education should be left up to the parents and teachers and clergy. There's nothing wrong with being educational, but it's not my place." What is his place, Michael says, is to know what makes his show tick. And if you've ever seen the end 'of the program, when Michael is swarmed by his young fans in the audience, you, too, know where that ticking is coming from. tv coewvtoa Mimcf. me. Harold. (2 hre.) 9:30 (2) FIGHT AGAINSTSLA VERY 'One Man's Property' 10:30 CD (B NBC NEWS SPECIAL Coverage ol the MassschueetteandVer- mgnt primary racee. IJ CAMPAIGN '80 Coverage of tha Massachusetts and Vermont primary racejL O W THE '80 VOTE 11:00 CD BOGIE Tha drama focuaaa on Humphrey Bogart'eagonizingdilemmaof trying to balance hia popular on-acreen image aa a hard-bitten tough guy and hia gentler but complex off-acreen personality Stars: Kevin O'Connor, Kathryn Harrold (2 hrs.) (21 THE '80 VOTE ((Wednesday) EVENING 8:00 CD TOP OF THE HILLPartfl Set in the breathtaking atmosphere of tha 1980 Olympica at Lake Placid, thia paraonal drama revolvea around a man who haa made it big but finda himaetf atruggling with a mid-life criaia. Stara: Wayne Rogers, Elks Sommer. 9:30 63 BOGART Thia profile of actor Humphrey Bogart uaea film clips and celebrity Interviews to trace hia film career. (60 mina.) 11:00 IE CAMPAIGN '80 Coverage of the Maaaachueetta and Vermont primary racee. (( thursday EVENING 7:00 (D CD O KRAFT SALUTES DISNEYLAND'S 25th ANNIVERSARY An American matrtution. Disneyland, will be celebrated by an array ot atara including Danny Kaye. Michael Jackaon, The Osmonds and Adam Rich. (60 mina.) (( daytime )) AFTERNOON 4:00 fDCB SPECIAL TREATfTUE.J'The House At 12 Ross Street' by Doug Davis J Columbia Records has stirred up another pair of LP winners in their latest offerings by Bobby Bare and Johnny Rodriguez. Bobby Bare Down & Dirty showcases that lonesome wail that sets Bare apart from most others, and that certain something that has been missing from several previous releases by 'The Bare.' rsr. ULjI a. Bobby Bars In addition to a good vocal performance, Bobby Bare Down & Dirty contains material from some of country music's finest writers, including Krli Krlttofferson, Shel Sllversteln, Bob McDIII, Towns Van Zandt and the team of Jerry Foster and Bill Rice. e The cover shots of Johnny Rodriguez Through My Eyes album should pull the dollars from the pockets of many country music loving females. John R. gives them that 'bedroom glance' on both the front and back of the album. And the wax inside the shuck should keep him up front. John R. has been suffering from 'career mis-direction' lately, and although this LP can't solve those tvDe of r problems, it will keep the young country crooner in the spotlight and in the running for the best-seller album charts. The biggest standout in the collection is John's duet with Waylon Jennings on the Jennings-penned tune, 'I'll Go Back To Her.' a We received heavy mail response from a mention in this column last year concerning Buck Owens' first hit recordings. After many requests, I had located, what I thought, was a source for Buck's hit records. Now that the smoke has cleared, many of our readers have informed me that no reply was received after contacting this source. I apologize for this inconvenience, and after further checking, I have located a source that will satisfy all our Buck Owens fans. Buck Owens Greatest Hits is a two-record set containing 20 of Buck's biggest hit singles. It is available on album, eight track or cassette for $9.95 postpaid from i i i . ki...: an n 2112, Asheville, N.C., 28802. . h v. ) -: ,. :. f 1- 2, , " r r v- vt J Buck Owens This collection of 20 of Buck's biggest is not available in record stores and should delight all Buck Owens fans. And my thanks to all our readers who have patiently (and also to those who have not-so-patiently) waited for this information. Meanwhile, Buck's Warner Brothers single. 'Let Jesse Rob This Train,' continues to keep the Buckeroo on top of the country charts.

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