The News Leader from Staunton, Virginia on January 31, 1969 · 13
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The News Leader from Staunton, Virginia · 13

Staunton, Virginia
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Friday, January 31, 1969
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The Staunton Leader ' JL JL JOJiL JLji STAUNTON, VIRGINIA, 24401, JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 6, 1969 TV SHOWTIME ALL RIGHTS RESERVED PRESS FEATURES & ADV. RICHMOND, VA. Cbs Airs 'Children's Playhouse1 "Cbs Children's Playhouse," a new daytime series of original drama specials designed exclusively for children, will be presented on the Cbs Televison in color during the 1969-1970 season. The specials are planned for presentation on Saturday mornings when children's viewing is at its weekly peak. As with the award-winning "Cbs Playhouse," the "Cbs Children's Playhouse" will draw its material primarily from original scripts. However, it may also do adaptations from appropria'e contemporary books for children. The series will not present versions of the conventional classics. In making the announcement, Mr. Dann said: "Our purpose in presenting these drama specials for children is twofold Firstly, we hope that children of all ages will watch and enjoy them. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, our goal for the 'Cbs Children's Playhouse' is to search out and present quality dramas for' children which wil prove to be an enriching and rewarding experience for them." Mr. Dann added that the number of "Cbs Children's Playhouse'' productions planned for next season will be dependent upon the availability of suitable material. Barbara Schultz, executive producer of the "Cbs Playhouse," will also serve as executive producer of the "Cbs Children's Playhouse." The specials will be produced, by Jacqueline Babbin. :v ' " .. " 1 f rn i IjA&jhawUaSa, A POPULAR TOPIC-The law is a popular topic tbese days, according to Joe Campanella who portrays a lawyer when he guests in "Any Second Now", a "World Premiere" motion picture on "Thursday Night at the Movies" color-cast over Nbc. Joe Campanella Tuned in for Nbc HOLLYWOOD - Joe Campanella is tuned in to dogs, houses and the law these days. He's also tuned in to kids. the "We lived in New York and I never had a dog when I was a youngster," he said. "My wife's family always had collies. Each (successive) )one was named Yale. That's why we got a collie and we named it Yale What triggered it was that our middle boy (Robert, 2V4 years old kept disappearing down the street to visit the neighbor's dog. Now he stays home." At the moment, Joe's mind was on the law, for good reason. He portrays a lawyer, Brian Darrell, in "Any Second Now," Channels Listed In TV Showtime TV CHANNEL NUMBER, CITY CABLE NUMBER 2 VVMAR CBS, Baltimore 2 3 WSYA ABC, Harrisonburg 3 4 WRC NBC, Washington 4 5 WTTG Ind., Washington 5 6 WTVR CBS. Richmond 6 7R WDBJ CBS, Roanoke 7W WMAL. ABC, Washington 7 8 WXEX ABC, Petersburg 8 9 WTOP CBS, Washington 9 Time-Weather-Music 10 10 WSLS NBC, Roanoke 12 WWBT. NBC, Richmond 12 13 WLYA ABC. Lynchburg 13 51 Educational, Staunton 11 Listings supplied by television stations subject to chonge without notice. the Movies" colorcast over Nbc "This is not a courtroom drama," said Campanella. "It's true what a lawyer friend of mine once said, that 75 per cent of the law deals with people rather than the work in a courtroom. There's a deeper concern now with the law. Today's issues all deal with the law-bending it, stretching it, violating it and obeying it." Joe once toyed briefly with a law career. "I was offered a law career preparatory to going into politics," he said. "I thought about it for half an hour and discussed it with my father. He knew I wasn't geared mat way and guided me back on the track." Joe began his training in the theatre at the age of five, hanging around . backstage where his family was working. The small town stock companies were his training grounds. He majored in English at Manhattan College and in speech and drama at Columbia. He also studied acting with S'ephen Zacarias and Lee Strassberg. He got his first professional job as a radio sports announcer. Prior to this, he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17, emerging as a lieutenant junior grade. Until recently, Joe commuted between New York and Hollywood, for guest appearances; on most of the major tv series. He was a regular for three years in "The Doctors'' and "The Nurses." He has appeared on Broadway and in a starring role for 20th Century-Fox in "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre." Joe has been active in baseball and football. At one time he tried out for the New York Giants but decided to stick with acting when he learned he might be farmed out, which meant leaving New York, a "World Premiere" motion picture on "Tuesday Night at of Another Hat." Kathleen Hite Writes Tv Series Kathleen Hite is1 5 feet, 4 Inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. Her hair is light brown and graying; her eyes are hazel. She speaks softly, and with a wry sense of humor. When you meet Kathleen, there's nothing in her appearance to suggest that she is one of the most experienced writers of tv westerns in the business, but that has been her profession for the last 18 years. During that time she has written more than a hundred scripts for Western series. Her credits include "Wagon Train", "Gunsmoke", "The Monroes", and "Empire", a series she created set in the modern-day west. This season she is doing six teleplays for Abe's "The Guns of Will Sonnett". Westerns are part of Kathleen's heritage. She was bom and raised in Wichita, Kan., and in her youth she listened to her grandparents tell stories of how it was when they came west in 1880. "These are the people I write about, the pioneers. I feel a great admiration for their courage," she said. White this knowledge of the pioneers is reflected in her scripts, it has also made her critical of how her contemporaries have treated the Old West . "Early movfcs committed some terrible travesties. The costumes were always those of the trail cowboy and it became the practice to dress everyone like. that. Actually, the bowler hat, blue serge suit and a badge was the 'uniform' of the sheriff, of that day," she said. And in Westerns, she added, the badman and the Indian has become a formula for conflict. . '.'The real villain waa the weather. It caused the greatest hardship on the plains," she explained. In 1964, Kathleen received the Headliner Award of the National Professional Journalism Society. The following year, she became a charter member of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Okla, At the same time, she was pnesente-d with a necklace by a Choctaw princess and made an honorary member of the tribe. For the 1969 season of Abe's "The Guns of Will Sonnett", Kathleen has written a variety of stories. One script is about an orphan found by the Sonnetts; another concerns a gunfighter who appears to be fearless. In another teleplay, "Join the Army", Kathleen shows how the Indians' "commissary", the great herds of buffalo, were senselessly slaughtered to near extinction. When asked why her stories have been successful, Kathleen said, "Perhaps it's because I think Of the characters I write about as if they were real people, and what happens to them becomes the story." INDEX Rayttm Listings ,. Movies On TV Sports On TV .... Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ....... Thursday , . . ENJOY ABC FULL-TIME ON CHANNEL HARRISONBURG You Can't Stop The Snow From Falling Outside . . . But You Can Remove It From Your TV Screen GET CABLE TV! Now 12 Viewing Channels rw f ?jc Completely Replaced Modern Cable and Equipment $10.00 Installation $5.00 Monthly Phone 886-7493 fanntnn W Video Corp. "4 S. Lewis St.

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