The Central New Jersey Home News from New Brunswick, New Jersey on June 27, 1982 · 119
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The Central New Jersey Home News from New Brunswick, New Jersey · 119

New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Sunday, June 27, 1982
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CABLE CORNER CO LU z LU G X LU I h- H Odd couples make history on 'Odds' By Debra Morgenstern Katz According to Nickelodeon, "Against the Odds" is a program targeted to elementary-school viewers. According to this writer, this somewhat older writer, "Against the Odds" will hold the interest of all age groups. Bill Bixby hosts the half-hour program, each of which will give a capsulized account of two figures in history "stories of men and women who have achieved the impossible." The July 4th pilot for the series, which will begin playing regularly in September, describes through animation, actual footage and photographs, movie clips and voice-over narration, the lives of Winston Churchill and Joan of Arc. Winston Churchill and Joan of Arc, together? Yes, says Bixby, these two famous figures in history have much in common: They both "appeared when their people needed them most"; "saved their people against improbable odds"; and "had powerful faith in themselves and a stubborn will to proceed." Also, says Bixby, they both met with defeat: Churchill voted out of office many times, Joan of Arc burned as a heretic. The program is lively and informative. It presents personalities within the context of their world, describing 15th century Europe, for instance, before it describes young Joan. Occasionally, it is a little too cute the animation is reminiscent of Monty Python sometimes or melodramatic the door to 10 Downing St. slams shut each time Churchill loses an election but perhaps these are gimmicks to keep an elementary-school child riveted. And this is by far the most palatable history lesson a youngster will encounter. This week on HBO: Katharine Ross steps up to her first starring theatrical role for y " : "& '' l - I nil fir J! I ct. r 'I,,-. 1 rmmT'TTyr 4 V My' x - V l f 1 V v Miss Piggy and friends in "The Great Muppet Caper." Bill Bixby "Wait Until Dark," a new stage production of the 1967 movie, co-starring Stacy Reach (June 29, July 2); Miss Piggy and friends frolic in "The Great Muppet Caper" (June 27); and, during the whole week, tennis greats John McEnroe, Chris Evert-Lloyd, Jimmy Connors and Tracy Austin compete in the year's biggest contest at Wimbledon. MTV (Music Television) will present Graham Parker in concert at Park West in Chicago on July 3... The USA Cable Network gives a 30-year-old female employee of Merrill, Lynch & Co. a new haircut, new makeup and new clothes on their "You!" magazine monthly makeover June 28... And for more long-range planning, Showtime will present the just-acquired "Star Wars" in February of 1983. TV DATA SERVICE O JOHN DAVIDSON "Tomorrow's Superstars" Guests: Ricky Schroder, Danielle Brisebois. Peter Billingsley, Mara Hobel. Lara Jill Milter. O UNCLE FLOYD tn MOVIE "That Certain Feeling" (1956) Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint. 2:00 O MOVIE "The Culpepper Cattle Co." (1972) Gary Grimes, Luke Askew. 0 JOE FRANKLIN OD MOVIE "Portrait Of A Dead Girl" (1969) Dennis Weaver, Craig Stevens. (D DELAWARE VALLEY FORUM (E) SPORTS FORUM CM) MOVIE "The Story 01 Adele H." (1975) Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson. 2:15 O MARY TYLER MOORE Mary is in a quandary when she realizes that she just can't stand the young son ot the handsome man she's been dating. 2:30 3D SPORTS CENTER 2:45 Q NEWS O HERE'S LUCY Lucy and Kim plan a bogus counterfeiting opera-lion to pressure Harry into giving Lucy a raise. 2:50 " (D MOVIE "Silver Streak" (1976) Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh. 2:55 O MOVIE "Vacation From Marriage" (1945) Deborah Kerr, Robert Donat. 3:00 Q MOVIE "Demons Of The Dead" (1976) George Hilton, Edwige Fenech. (ID SPORTS PROBE 3:15 O THE MILLIONAIRE 3:20 Q MOVIE "King Of The Roaring Twenties" (1961) David Janssen, Mickey Rooney. 3:30 Cf) AUTO RACING "USAC Sprints" from Terre Haute, Indiana. GO BOXING CD NEWS 3:45 4:00 CD HAZEL Hazel steps in to help out Nancy, George's niece, when she is to be sent to school. CM) MOVIE "The Gong Show Movie" (1980) Chuck Barris. Robin Altman. 4:20 03 JANE WHITNEY 4'30 CO ABBOTT AND COSTELLO "The Western Story" 4:45 (ED MOVIE "Starting Over" (1979) Burt Reynolds, Jill Clayburgh. r

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