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15 Monday, January 7, 1985 THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS Page 11 9 I -ft 4 WSDffi) (C) denotes programs tat are closed Captioned (or, the hearing impaired Body count On the new "Bill Cosby Show," which I think is the best show on TV, there seems to be a problem with the number of children they have. In the first show, the mother asked the father, "Why do we have four children?" Then in a later show about the mother wanting to have another child, that one was supposed to make five. Then recently the father told a lady in his doctor's office that "we have five children four at home and one in college." What gives? - N.B. The couple was given four children in the original outline and pilot episode. Later, the decision was made to raise the count to five. That's not uncommon in a TV series. Usually, it works the other way, with the couple starting with a houseful of kids that disappear in later episodes to reduce the budget. Norn's Can you tell me if Chuck Norris is dead? My friend heard he was. S.I.G. Norris is still kicking. Name Now that Patty Duke Astin is getting a divorce, will she change her name back? S.M.V. She plans to revert to Patty Duke. Unreal I'm not a real soap opera fanatic, but I believe "Days of Our Lives" is a good soap. People complain about it being too fake, but TV is supposed to be a break from the real world. C.E.B. They are that. No one ever accused a soap opera of approximating reality. Teletext A couple of years ago, I heard and read so much about the networks and the wonders of teletext, I got the idea the entertainment programs were going to be a sideline to all the wonderful informational services. Recently, there's been nothing but silence. Did the networks p7 I A. aJ W V'4jT Ian Tt'J Patty Duke Astin Bill Cosby change their minds? What happened? R.J. The single biggest thing that put the brakes on this system for delivering data to homes is a Federal Communications Commission ruling that cable-TV systems do not have to relay teletext systems offered by the networks. The cable companies can strip the teletext from the network signals and substitute their own teletext originations, if they choose. With cable accounting for about 40 percent of all television homes, the FCC ruling would keep network teletext from 4 in 10 homes in the land. Until this situation is resolved, the growth of teletext appears to be on hold. Melanie HBO had the movie, "Melanie," with Glynnis O'Conner and Burton . Cummings as a rock star who wrote and sang his songs. I really enjoyed his songs. SC. Cummings is Canadian and better known north of the border than in the U.S. Incidentally, did you notice the villain in that film was Don Johnson, now the star of "Miami Vice?" Other name Tell me the other name of "The Green Hornet" who used to be on radio. I mean like Clark Kent was known as Superman. Also, what was his car called? R.G. The secret crime fighter's straight name was Britt Reid and his car was Black Beauty. In the TV version on ABC, 1966-67, the car was a modified 1966 Chrysler Imperial. TV, Radio Highlights TELEVISION TODAY 8:00-WPDS S) Centennial, Part II: Repeat. Pasquinel searches for gold, raises two sons with his Indian wife. Clay Basket, and returns to St. Louis for a reunion with his wife. Robert Conrad. Barbara Carrera and Sally Kellerman star. Part III is Wednesday. (Advertisement) mm 8:00 PM, CH. 6 New Action Hardcastle and McCormick! 9:00 WRTV , O The Thorn Birds, Part II: Repeat. A devastating brush fire means tragedy to Drogheda and Meggie is reunited with Father Ralph. Rachel Ward and Richard Chamberlain star. Concludes tomorrow. m (Advertisement) 9 00 PM. CH. 6 AMERICA'S FAVORITE LOVE STORY THE THORN BIRDS' 900-WISH O Kate and Allie: Allie returns to college and is greeted by a pompous biology teacher. 9:00 WFYI ED American Playhouse: "Pudd'nhead Wilson." Repeat. Ken Howard stars as a lawyer who must solve the murder of a black man whose mother switched him with another baby 20 years earlier. Lise Hilboldt, Steven Weber and Preston Maybank costar in the adaptation of Mark Twain's 1894 novel. 9:30-WISH O Newhart: Dick makes Joanna co-author of his new book in gratitude for her help, only to see her make major revisions in the work. 10:00-WHMB Small World. The efforts of Compassion International to improve child development in Haiti are examined by British singing star Cliff Richard. RADIO TODAY 8.00-WICR-FM (88.7) Second Programme: "San Francisco Symphony." Adams' "Shaker Loops," Saint Saens' Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor and Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances." Edo de Waart conducts. Horacio Guittierez, pianist. 8.00-WIAN-FM (90.1) Concert America: Chamber Music Sundaes II. Members of the San Francisco Symphony perform Beethoven's String Quartet in B flat. Ginastera's String Quartet No. 1 and Schubert's String Quartet in D minor. 11:30-WFBQ-FM (94.7) Rock-line: Kiss is interviewed. Listeners may call 1 800 222 ROCK toll free. Cable After Midnight Tonight 12:20 (WTBS) "Ploy It As If lays" (NR) 12:30 fWGN) "Twilight for the Gods" (NR) 12:30 (CINEMAX) "The Breed" (K) 1:15 (SHOWTIME) "Intubo" (I) 1:25 (MOVIE CHANNEL) 'The Groove Tube" (R) 2.-05 (CINEMAX) "Indie. Love" () 2:20 (WTBS) "The Sterile Cuckoo" (NR) 2:25 (HBO) "10 to Midnight" () 25 (MOVIE CHANNEL) "Twilight Time" (PG) 4:00 (WGN) "took Bock in Dork new" (NR) 4:05 (CINEMAX) "The Young lions" (NR) 4:10 (HBO) "The Outsiders" (PG) 5:00 (MOVIE CHANNEL) "Elvis: That's the Way It Is" (NR) 6:30 (SHOWTIME) "The Hobbit" (NR) SPORTS A.M. 12:30 (ESPN) NCAA Bosketball: ViHonova at St. John's. 1:30 (USA) NHL Hotkey: los Angeles at Boston. 3:30 (ESPN) Body Building: 194 Mr, Universe competition. 4:30 (USA) AH American Wrestling. Movies TONIGHT 8:00 WTTV O "Killer on Board" (1977 TV movie) with Claude Akins. George Hamilton and Jane Seymour. Passengers on cruise ship contract a deadly virus. 00 ttTIIR CD "A Reason to Live" (made for television! with Ricky Schroder. Peter Fonda. Dei-dre Hall, Bruce Weitz and Came Snodgress. A 14 year-old boy at tempts to convince his suicidal father that his family cares. MiduiRht-WTTV O "The Cowboy and the Lady" (1938) with Gary Cooper. Merle Oberon and Walter Brennan. Western. 2 m -WTTV O "Rodeo Girl" (1980 TV movie) with Katharine Ross, Bo Hopkins and Candy Clark. Biography of female rodeo star Sue Pirtle, based on Kathryn Micaelian Powers story. 4 a m.-WTTV O The Rains of Ranchipur" (1955) with Lana Turner. Richard Burton and Fred MacMurray. Wife of an Englishman falls for a Hindu doctor. Sports TONIGHT 735-WAJC-FM 104-5) NCAA Basketball: Detroit at Butler, i MONDAY EVENING SHULL'S MAILBAG WTTV Q WRTV-ABC Q WISH-CBS Q WTHR-NBC CD I WFYI-PBS gp I WHMB CD 1 WPDS g) 4:00 Voltron Eight Is Enough Barnaby Jones Quincy Sesame Street (C) Gomer Pyle He Man f:30 Scooby Ooo My Three Sons Inspector Gadget 5. 00 little House Mork and Mindy Hour Magazine WKRP in Cincinnati Mister Rogers The Lone Ranger Wonder Woman :30 on the Prairie The People's Court MASH 3-2-1 Contact Oziie and Harriet 6:00 Diff'rent Strokes News News News Burns and Allen Jim Bakker One Day ot a Time :30 Three's Compony Business Report Bewitched 7.Q0 The Waltons ABC News (C) CBS News NBC News MacNeilLehrer 700 Club Monnix :3Q Entertainment Jeopardy Wheel of Fortune NewsHour a 00 Movie: Hardcastle and Scarecrow and TV's Bloopers and Wonderworks: Promises of God Centennioi 30 "Killer on McCormick (C) Mrs. King Practical Jokes "Hide and Seek" Larry Jones (Port II) BOard" bmhwwot MHHHmMHiMHHM mmmhbmbv 9:00 Tne Thorn Birds (C) Kate and Allie Movie: (C) American Today with :3Q (Part II) Newhart "A Reason Playhouse: Lester Sumrall 4VOO News Cagney and Lacey to Live" "Pudd'nhead Wilson" Small World Bizarre U:3Q American Film Benny Hill 14 :00 Newlywed Game News News News Ind. Lawmakers Proise the lord The Twilight Zone 1 .30 Sanford and Sen Taxi Simon & Simon The Tonight Show Latenight America Alfred Hitchcock i 0:00 Movie: "Cowboy Entertainment Tonight Centennial I :30 and th lody" Nightline SimonMcMillan David Letterman J (Port II) (Repeat) New riches in old films "What sells for me is collectible and repeat-able," Jim Kartes said. And sell he does. "We've pushed 800,000 copies through my shop so far, almost all during the last four months of 1984," he said. He was speaking of video cassettes of movies for use on half-inch home videotape recorders, a division he. cranked up last year at his Kartes Video Communications, 10 E. 106th St. He started out reproducing tapes of 148 movie classics from the 1920s to World War II era. Since then, he acquired rights to a library of nearly 3,000 film shorts and movies from the silent picture era, dating from 1894 to 1920. "A lot of these films are in public domain," Kartes said. "Anybody can get an old print and start dubbing off copies. The trick is to get access to a good negative library and make clean, sharp copies. I have the exclusive rights for seven years to one of the best libraries." He started dubbing the cassettes in the basement of his 106th St. headquarters. By the end of 1984 his cassette business had outgrown the basement and he now has it in a new two-story building on West 71st St., just off 1 465. "I now have a capacity to dub 250,000 copies a month and when I get some more equipment I've ordered, I expect to up that to 300,000 to 400,000 a month," Kartes said. What sells So what were those 800,000 cassettes that were purchased during late 1984 for which Kartes charged $14.95 or $19.95 each? "We sold out of 'It's a Wonderful Life' at Christmastime," he said. That 1946 Frank Capra film was played heavily here on television before Christmas. It also was the subject of special features on "Entertainment Tonight" and "Good Morning, America," a case in which television stimulated VCR owners to run out and buy cassettes of the film. Other top sellers from the Kartes library include D. W. Griffith's 1915 classic, "Birth of a Nation," and Marlene Dietrich's 1930 "Blue Angel" With nearly 20 percent of all the homes in America now equipped with VCRs and lively sales of the tape players continuing, there's a growing market for films on cassettes. Nielsen research last year indicated new owners of VCRs buy and rent more films on cassettes than people who purchased VCRs in earlier years. Richard K. Shull And need you be reminded that when viewers are watching cassettes on their VCRs they are not seeing network or cable shows or the commercials that support them? Kartes said he now has about 150 titles for sale and expects to add another 100 during this month and February. "The sales started off with people over 40 buying films they remembered," Kartes said, "but now my research shows younger people are buying." Among the new offerings he expects to release soon will be a two-cassette, 15 episode Zorro serial that will sell for $39.95. And he has upward of 100 Keystone Kops shorts. Kartes said he'll market them as half hours for $9.95. He said he surprised himself by acquiring rights to a dozen hour-long filmed big band features. "These are from back in the big band era with Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Harry James, Gene Krupa. Bunny Berri gan, Jerry Wald and Jan Garber," he said. "I tried them out on some friends at a party and they went wild. I'll sell those at $19.95 " Kartes went on to predict, "Toward the end of 1985, I expect to see a lot of how-to stuff spring up, and at $9.95. I'll start a major cooking series soon. Kartes credits much of his success in mining new riches from old movies to his off beat marketing. He has racks of his movie oldies in video stores where cassettes are rented and sold, same as anyone else with something to be played on a VCR. But customers in video shops are more inclined to rent than buy. After the readers His big innovation was to market the old films through book stores. Last May he went to the American Booksellers Convention and pitched the idea of selling video cassettes in book stores. Waldenbooks and Barnes & Noble liked the idea and racks of his cassettes blossomed in their nationwide chains of stores. "Over 70 percent of all the cassettes sold through bookstores are our product," Kartes boasted. At his own expense, he said, he built a separate cassette department in the Waldenbooks store in the arcade of the Hyatt Regency here. "The Walden people were so impressed they want to talk to me about separate cassette departments in all their stores," Kartes said. "And the B. Dalton chain is supposed to take me on later this month," he added. Kartes said he also has success selling through Macy's Department Store in New York. He said Macy's has his tapes in 16 locations. Next, he said, he's eyeing grocery chains and chain drug stores as logical outlets for racks of his cassettes. In the Kartes vision of the future, the time may be here soon when you send the kid to the store for a loaf of bread and he comes home with the Keystone Kops. Another juggle Over the holidays, WRTV O quietly trimmed that extra five minutes off its late evening news shows, paring them down to an even half hour again. The station had expanded the late night show to 35 minutes last fall. At the same time, the station shoved Ted Koppel's "Nightline" even later into the night than before. Koppel's show comes from ABC network live at 11:30 p.m. Channel 6 tapes it and delays it an hour until 12:30 a.m., with locally originated reruns of "Taxi" and a rerun of "Entertainment Tonight" from earlier in the evening slipped in ahead of Koppel. Fraggle time "Fraggle Rock," the HBO series with Jim Hensen's Muppets, returns for its third season at 7:30 tonight. The weekly, half hour series is designed for children but has a large closet following among adults. HBO starts each annual cycle of the show in January. (C) denotes programs that are closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. TUESDAY WTTV Q WRTV-ABC Q I WISH-CBS Q I WTHR-NBC QD I WFYI-PBS GD I WHMB CD I WPDS g) 7:00 Voltron Good Morning CBS Morning Today Ind. Lawmakers Jim Bakker Superfriends :30 Cowboy Bob America News MacNeil Lehrer Inspector Gadget a 00 Janie NewsHour Promises of God Peggy's Diner 30 Mister Sogers Jimmy Swoggart Spoce Coaster 9:00 Phil Donahue Let's Make a Deal . Happy Days Alice Sesame Street (C) Today with Family :30 Fomily Feud Every Second Counts Super Password Lester Sumrall 4A:00 Sally Jessy Raphael Trivia Trap $25,000 Pyramid Time Machine Electric Company 700 Club The Big Valley I U:30 Anything for Money Charlie's Angels Press Your Luck Sale of Century Body Electric 14 ;00 Today in Indiana The Price Wheel of Fortune Why in the World Ironside 1 :30 Leave It to Beaver Ryan's Hope Is Right Scrabble Elke Sommer Richard Roberts 4V00 Perry Moson News News News Lap Quilting Love Connection I :30 Loving The Young and Search for Tomorrow A Taste of China Derin's Coffee Shop Rituals 1:00 Jim Gerard All My Children ,he Rel,lc" Days of Latenight America Light and Lively Merv Griffin Show :30 700 Club As the Our Lives Success-N-Life 2:00 One Life to Live World Turns Another World Matinee at Promises of God Guilty or Innocent :30 Tom and Jerry Capitol the Bijou News Fat Albert 3:00 Woody Woodpecker General Hospital The Guiding Light Santa Barbara Rocky & His Friends Peggy's Cartoons ;30 Heothcliff Sneak Previews Superbook Superfriends Successful retiree will plan for if By KENT COLLINS The man or woman at, say. 55 years old, peering through the haze at retirement down the road, begins to worry about money. Bolstering some courage to hide a new fear, that man or woman asks: "What are the major failures of people plan ning their retirement budgets?" For some, the question is posed too late. For some, the answers demand a running start. FAILURE TO PLAN EARLY ENOUGH. That means saving for retirement Some financial advisers say retirement saving should begin at age 30. (A chill shivers up the neck of our prospective retiree.) But, SENIOR FORUM that's the time most people are overburdened with baby and new house bills. So other advisers sug gest age 40 as the best time to begin retirement savings (The prospective retiree gulps hard.) For most fam ilies, that's the age range when college expenses loom ominously. How about age 50? (Small beads of sweat break out on the upper lip of the prospective retiree.) Starting a retirement nest egg at age 50 is tough because family breadwinners are struggling to pay college bills Awards for goofs on TV RADNOR, Pa. (UPI) House Speaker Thomas O'Neill and TV celebrities Andy Rooney and Barbara Walters have gained the distinction of winning an award named for a chimp. The three are all recipients of TV Guide magazine's J. Fred Muggs awards, named for the chimp who gained national prominence for his appearances on the "Today" show two decades ago. This is the fourth consecutive year for the awards, which are given out to the best or worst goofs, gaffes, bloopers and blunders involving TV. Rooney, CBS "60 Minutes com mentator, won the Curmudgeon of the Year Award for walking out in the middle of a speech to the Alaska Press Club because he objected to the presence of a local TV news crew taping his remarks. Rep. O'Neill. DMass.. won for ordering House TV cameras to show the entire chamber when Republican congressmen were making rip-roaring speeches. The move revealed the congressmen were addressing an empty chamber after hours. The magazine named Walters for asking Mr. T. of the TV show "The A Team." if he had ever killed anybody. that were not properly saved for 10 years back. All through life the demands to spend are greater than the demands to save. Generally, a small savings commitment that begins between 30 and 40 years of age and becomes a compulsive habit, proves successful. FAILURE TO ADJUST. That small savings commitment needs constant care not just constant feeding. Planning for retirement means adjusting to changes in the economy and the savings opportunities. Changes are impossible to predict when planting the seeds of a retirement money tree: How badly will inflation eat into your savings? How successful will you be making your savings grow? How much will your money tree yield in interest at picking time? How much Social Security will it take to secure you in 10 or 20 or 30 years? Adjusting requires knowledge. Knowledge comes from this newspaper, radio, television and books on family finance. (Our prospective retiree now slips into mild depression over this new time demand.) FAILURE TO CONSIDER THE WIDOW FACTOR. A widow is often poorer than a married woman. Social Security stays the same, but the pension drops off if the "widow factor" wasn't addressed when the pension was set up. Jobs are harder to come by in the later years when wives become widows. House repairs often become a greater bur den for a single person. Without special provisions like an insurance annuity, insurance pol icy. pension protection or significant investments, most widows suffer (The man peering at retirement scoffs. "1 wouldn't do that to her'" The woman peering at retirement scoffs. "I wouldn't let that happen to me!" Too often, he does. Too often, she does ) FAILURE TO USE BENEFITS PROPERLY. Increasingly. Amen can companies are dismantling their standard package of employe bene fits in favor of a pick and choose cafeteria of benefits. The employe has a "budget" with which to buy benefits at the cafeteria. The fear is that some workers will spend for immediate needs, like children's dental insurance, at the expense of retirement savings. FAILURE TO SAVE SOME MAD MONEY. Retirement, with wise planning, can be a time of rewards and freedoms and adven tures. Retirement income must af ford more than basic necessities It must allow for the reason to retire to enjoy yourself. (That's what our prospective retiree wants to see when the haze clears down the road I (If your question ran be answered here, send it in.) ' WtJ Les Angetes Times

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