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2 Put II Sat, June 21, 19t0 Cos AnQelea Stales VIEWING SPORTS Baseball, Cubs vs. Braves at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. (B) Theta Cable Wide World of Sports, WBC featherweight championship, Salvador Sanchez vs. Danny Lopez, 5 p.m. (7) (3) Star soccer, 5 p.m.

(28) Boxing, Mexico City, 8:30 p.m. (34). SUNDAY: Futbol-Soccer, 10:45 a.m. (34) Baseball, Angels vs. Red Sox at Boston, 11 a.m.

(5) CBS Sports Spectacular, off-road races at Riverside, noon (2) (8) U.S. Olympic Trials, track and field, road cycling, yachting, pentathlon, noon (4) (39) NASL soccer, Aztecs vs. Blizzard at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. (7)(3)(10) Canadian Open Golf, finals from Quebec, 1 p.m. (2) (8) SportsWorld, the first world championship of amateur bowling, with 37 nations represented, from Vienna, Austria, 1:30 p.m.

(4) (39) Baseball, Cubs vs. Braves at Atlanta, 4 p.m. (D) Theta Cable Federation Cup tennis from Berlin, 11:30 p.m. (28). Monday: Baseball, Dodgers vs.

Astros in Houston, 5:30 p.m. (7) Basketball, U.S. Olympic team vs. NBA All-Stars, 6 p.m. (11).

Fisticuffs Return to Prime Time By PAUL HENNIGER TlmM Stiff Wrtttr Tiivnisft-A-fr vijj.Wiljgll)Wri.lJ OVER 200 BEDS MUST GO! Twin Save 200 Double Save '200 Queen Save $200 Dual King surprise punch to all future sportscasts. Dick Enberg called it the "George Orwell connection." Director Ted Nathan-son says "It will revolutionize sports coverage." A Louma is the invention of a French camera firm. It's described as "a modular, hand-portable camera platform that can do everything any available crane, jib-arm boom, vehicle mount or dolly combination can do and more." What that translates to is an easily adjustable pole that can reach out to 24 feet with a 25-pound mini-camera that can pan, tilt and swing 360 degress to get a picture. With its "non-inverting accessory prism," the Louma permits "tracking with an optical access at 1.8 inches." and that means it will get a picture at shoelace level and reach out in any parallel direction. Director Nathanson says he spotted the gadget in a trade magazine, contacted the firm and got one of the only two Loumas in the United States.

"What it will do is give us a variety of shots that won't block the audience's view of the fights," Nathanson explains, telling how a cameraman packing a minicam at ringside can upset spectators by standing in front of them to get his picture. "We'll be experimenting with it tonight. We can't use it on all sports coverage; football maybe. I can see using it in track meets, particularly covering the pole vault. We can focus on a vaulter, ground level, at the end of the runway, and then follow him up and over the bar." That other Louma is here in Hollywood.

It was used on two movies, "Moonraker" and "1941." ROUNDUP: Today, Jack Benny Pro-Celebrity Memorial Tennis Classic from Walden, 9 a.m. (9) Baseball, Cardinals vs. Red at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. (4) (39) WCT tennis, 11 a.m. (5) (6) The Racers, Cajun National, noon (5) Pro soccer From Germany, 1 p.m.

(22) Futbol Iternacional, Velez Sarfield (Argentina) vs. Atl. Chalaco (Peru), 1 p.m. (34) Canadian Open Golf from Le Bizard, Quebec, 3 p.m. (2) (8) CBS Sports Spectacular, 4 p.m.

(2) (8) Boxing, Olympic, 4 p.m. (52) "Super Memories of the Super Bowl," 4:30 p.m. (7) When Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran stepped into the ring Friday night in Montreal for their big fight, even though it wasn't on commercial TV, it brought back memories of a time when every Friday was fight night on NBC. In the '50's, almost three decades ago when the first microwave link between the coasts became a reality, NBC began telecasting boxing live from Madison Square Garden. Announcer Jimmy Powers became almost as popular a TV personality as Lucille Ball in those days.

So too were Ralph (Tiger) Jones, Chuck Davey, Archie Moore et al who seemingly fought every week. CBS got in on the act Wednesday nights with boxing cards announced by Jack Drees. ABC followed with a Saturday night boxing series with Don Dunphy from Boston Garden. The boxing bonanza, like Jones and Davey, wore out when 1960 arrived, and until recent years, except for an occasional championship bout in prime time, boxing on network TV became part of weekend afternoon sports shows. But the cycle syndrome that guides all TV programming has brought boxing back to prime time.

ABC not long ago preempted all regular prime-time shows one night to schedule three title bouts. And now tonight, NBC, which has already announced a revival of some Friday night boxing during August, preempts its regular Saturday night programming to present three hours of amateur boxing, 8 to 11 p.m., Channels 4 and 39, as part of its "U.S. Olympic Trials" series. The Moscow motivation no longer exists, what with the boycott edict issued by President Carter, but just getting on the once-every-four-year Olympic team sporting the red, white and blue is motivation enough for amatuer boxers trying to win one of the 11 weight classifications. Atlanta's Omni is the site of the fisticuffs cavalcade, which will be seen live in the East and tape-delayed here.

Dick Enberg heads the team of Marv Albert, Sam Nover, Roily Schwartz and Dr. Freddie Pacheco covering the bouts. Earlier today, at 2 p.m., some semifinal bouts will be seen during a one-hour telecast. A secondary attraction in tonight's coverage will be a technical one. Something called a "Louma" might be a Censor Takes a Save MOO Optimal Hut Mmigt il 'A ott.

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Moreover, Bercovici said the missing scene had been approved by NBC's standards and practices (the network censors) and will be included when the huge drama is launched Sept. 14. The missing scene comes early in Clavell's tale of an English navigator (Richard Chamberlain) in medieval Japan in the year 1600. A villager is beheaded when he defies a samurai chieftain. We see the samurai (Yuki Meguro) pull his sword and lunge at the offending peasant.

Cut. Next we see Chamberlain's horrified reaction. A Key Scene London says the cut scene actually shows the head severed from the body and that it is a key scene because "we don't see much violence in this picture but this sets up the whole tone of the film, the sense of jeopardy in a land where life was held so cheaply the pattern of jeopardy and tension." Though NBC Vice President Ethel Winant apologized for showing a "work in progress" to the press without the Maurice Jarre score and other refinements, what we saw was a powerful and compelling re-creation of Clavell's magnificent novel. In fact, Clavell, who was executive producer of the film, said that he felt it was "the best translation" of a story from book to film he had ever been associated with, either as a novelist or as a screenwriter and director. He insists on referring to his story in a one-sentence synopsis'It is the story of an Englishman who went to Japan in 1600 and became a samurai." Though there was such an Englishman, one Will Adams, little is known of him save some letters in the British Museum.

Clavell's tale of John Blackthorne, who piloted a Dutch ship to Japan and became a samurai, is fiction set against a meticulously researched and scholarly history of ancient Japan. The film was made entirely in Japan by Paramount in association with Toho Films and it involves more than 100 Japanese actors headed by the international star Toshiro Mifune as the feudal war lord Toronaga and by Yoko Shi-muda as Miraka, the high-born lady Blackthorne loved. Only American in Cast Chamberlain as Blackthorne is the only American in the cast. Clavell as executive producer insisted Europeans be played by Europeans, notably Alan Badel, Damien Thomas and John Rhys-Davies as the Portuguese pilot Rodriguez. Though Chamberlain was thrust upon him, Clavell says he is delighted it happened "Richard is wonderful, the perfect Blackthorne." Even without the beheading scene the production, judging by the opening chapter, is not TV's usual pablum.

The "pissing scene" in which a samurai urinates on Blackthorne is intact; there is a long sequence in which we watch the tortured face of a samurai as he disembowels himself in committing hara-kiri. Clavell assured the gathering that the Japanese art of "pillowing" the joining of man and woman would not be ignored in later chapters. The film will be shown over six consecutive nights in a rather curious manner three hours on Sunday, Sept. 14; a two-hour chapter the second night, followed by two one-hour chapters; a two-hour chapter, and, finally, a three-hour chapter on Friday, Sept. 19.

In the film, the Japanese speak Japanese, which is translated for Blackthorne, which annoyed some of the visiting press. But as Bercovici explained, the dramatization is Blackthorne's story, told from his viewpoint, and we, as the audience, learn about this exotic realm and its customs as he does. Also, as he learns to speak a few Japanese words, we, as the audience, also learn them. "This production," he said, "is not only an entertainment and a history, but a language lesson." 'International Kitchen' to Join 'French Chef on KCET A premiering series, "The International Kitchen," and the reprise of "The French Chef will begin July 5 on KCET Channel 28. "International Kitchen," an informal cooking show hosted by Nino J.

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