Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 23, 1976 · Page 119
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 119

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 23, 1976
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Crossword Puzzle Antwer for Sunday, May 1C, Cryptoquip: SUAVE SKI INSTRUCTOR SKIDDED; CRASS NOVICES SNICKERED. [S09DHI1 0HHBB iiMBHBE 0000 aranHH HSBE HSSE Hffllflil Bund SHE EijOQ SW3III3S SSIKI CRYPTOQUIP V F L C B V . R D J B R Q C J D E F K D L P ' B L Y T A Q B L I Y A Y F K L P D V . Today's Cryptoqiip clue: V equals H EHSMffl T A Q B B K J D E R mswsm wombat. astse saras ffiraos iiSBmrac onrai Hasa EMI MKSB HOOKI nfe anraa isiHBra j^pHHH Erase ACROSS 1 town in N e w . . . Mexico 5 Frenzied 10 Makes a phone call ISPortman or Blore 19 Chills and fever 20 Durable wood* 21 Beginning 22 Entice. ' 23 Certainly not! ,25 Rather good 27 Past 28 Mislay 29 Menu item 31 Abode of the dead (Egypt.) 32 Spelling -33 A sudden illumination 35 Scorch 37 French security 39 Ancient ascetic 41 Footwear 43 The dung beetle 46 Yearns ardently 47 Heap 48 Torch (poetic) 50 Biblical Kenite 51 Tibetan ' gazelles 52 Othello's faithless friend 53 Natterjack 55 Zhivago heroine 56 To trim 57 Wassail beverage 59 Relative rank 61 Insect egg 62 Table adornment 64 Desert wanderer 66 Screeds 68 Rio de 69 Aries native 70 Beginning foe ant or ism a HOCSHH KH1H1H 71 Women's 75 Mattress filling 77 Besiegers 81 Entire ' amount 82 Nap- raiser 84 Pinched 86 Wine, in France 87 Novelist O'Flaherty, 89 Location '90-vult 91 Western city 92 Shoestring 94 Vital organ 96 German river 97 Freight 98 Tarsi 100 Hand over 102 Girl's name 103 Florida city 105 German painter 106 -Gables, Florida 107 Shade tree 109 Having feet: comb, form 111 Container 112 Fertilizer . 113 Chalice 116 Duke Ellington hit' 119 Kind of cook 122 A king of Israel 123 A class 124 Mountains in Utah 125 Philippine Negrito 126 Man's name 127 Irregular or uneven 128 Father (L.) 129 Peter or Ivan DOWN 1 River in. Africa 2 Excited 3 In poor condition 4 Black or Yellow 5 Wash down again -6 Mortify 7 Popular shoe color 8 Business abbr. 9 Himalayan fir tree 10 Irish county 11 Wife of Athamas 12 Fictional dog 13 Hungarian composer 14 Gazes rudely 15 Fairy 16 Stretching holder 17 Dies -18 Yield 24 Social groups 26 Noon meal 30Hoosier State (abbr.) 34 Dregs 35 Drinking place 36 Puffed up 38 Chinese liang 39 Bald or golden 40 Reporter's triumph 41 A token 42 Curse of cities 44 High home 45 Unruly children 47 Recto or verso 49 Role 52 Willfully disregards 54 Gods 57 Heron 58 Goat antelope 59 Friend of Pythias 60 Sinned 63-the cradle 65 Chart 67 Calendar abbr. 71-Rookh 72 Of Troy 73 Wood for canes 74 Float 75 Bewailed 76 Joker 77 Goad 78 Florida . feature 79 One of the Beatles 80 Grimace of contempt (colloq.) 83 Boss 8$ Equal 88 Religious festival (India) 91 --avis 93 Rates of movement 95 A sugar 96 Balances 97 - Ponti 99 Parasite (colloq.) · 101 One of the Gershwins 102 -- and pestle 104 Viper 106 Bill of fare 107 Love god 108 Beginning for place or where 110 Early Japanese 112 -- Valerien; French fort 114 Margaret's nickname 115 Sandarac , · ..tree. 117 Expire 118 Man's nickname 120 The hawk parrot 121 Coiffure aid Average time of solution: 65 minutes. 108 103 88 in 82 109 89 99 83 110 75- OS l\8 95 178 106 ioz 129 78 86 II? Networks to revamp ytime programming By Lee Margulles LOS ANGELES AP-The presence of some long-running soap operas and the absence of the kind of hoopla that surrounds night-time program changes gives the impression that little ever changes in daytime television. But take a look. In the last 16 months: »The 30-minute mold that nearly every program was cast in has been broken. Three serials now provide a full hour of heart throbs apiece every day and' "The Price Is Right" also runs 60 minutes. "Wheel of Fortune" has bounced from 30 minutes to 60 and back to 30 again. ··The saga of "The Edge of Night" has moved from CBS to ABC, without a break in story. ··"All in the Family," long the No. 1 series at night, concurrently has become the No. 1 daytime show. *NBC has introduced a game show with singing and dancing, and a TV equivalent of the "Dear Abby" newspaper column,.with celebrities participating. The rapid comings and goings are in part representative of the feverish competition that has always existed in daytime television. But some network executives also believe they reflect a demand by the audience for something other than the conventional soap operas and game shows. "Daytime is crying out for new forms,." says Michael Eisner^ head of program development at ABC. "We've got to be careful that we don't bore the audience to death." Daytime ratings don't show terminal boredom setting in, but Eisner and others at NBC and CBS say they sense a feeling of unrest in the audience--no doubt caused in part by the proliferation of syndicated game shows in the early evening" hours. Those in the evening and during the day are lumped together 'when people complain about there being too many game shows on TV. So the networks are making efforts to provide something different. Madeline Bloom David, chief of daytime programmitig at NBC, believes lengthening some serials to an hour was one such step. It didn't create a new form but it does- allow, she says, "for more exploration, more incisive characterizations, more dimension." She said NBC also had its eye on doing something different when it developed "The Fun Factory," a new game show in which the contests spring from songs, dances and comedy sketches, and "Take My Advice," the program in-which celebrities answer questions from the audience on how to handle various personal problems. More changes may be on the way, although no one is suggesting that the over-all daytime look will be altered drastically. Eisner says ABC is going to try out a daily half-hour variety show this summer featuring Don Ho and a regular contingent of entertainers chatting and performing at Ho's nightclub in Hawaii. Ms. David, as she prefers to be called, says NBC is very interested in developing a comedy-flavored soap opera. CBS is flirting with the idea, too, says the head of that network's .daytime department, Bud Grant. NBC also is looking into presenting a period soap opera--although what period Ms. David won't reveal. "There's not much that is taboo now, but how about a time when adultery and divorce were strongly condemned by society?" she offers as a teaser. Grant, for one, is skeptical of much of this professed experimenting. He confesses that some of skepticism may stem from the fact that CBS is currently No. 1 in the daytime ratings, but he says most of it is based on his more than eight years in daytime programming, with NBC as well as CBS. "The number of forms that have worked in daytime over 25 years of programming is really quite limited in comparison to the number that have worked in night-time," he says. "That makes it dif fucult to come up with very many variations. "Game shows, serials and an occasional rerun of a prime time se- .ries are the forms that historically have worked in daytime. Not because the networks have any personal stake in those forms, but because they hold up--they are producible. ; -" "Doing 260 half-hour porgrams a year requires a form that is producible," he continued. "Game shows and the serial are the two forms of original programs that are producible with any degree of quality." Ms. David says that's what NBC '. discovered when it tried out its David Steinberg-hosted variety show last .December. The network · quickly saw that the interview segments merely duplicated what was . already available in abundance on other programs, and the comedy routines couldn't reach the level audiences had been conditioned to .expect by the big budget prime time programs such as "The Carol Burnett Show." Grant says there is another factor that people continually underestimate: the devotion of soap opera fans. They are much more loyal than prime time series fans because the plot is constantly evolving and there are never any reruns. 26m CHARLESTON. W.VA.

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