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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 59

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 4, 1976
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TV to cover today's Bicentennial celebrations SPECIAL. "In Celebration of U. S.." CBS is devoting its entire schedule to the Nation's 200th Birthday, beginning at 8 a. m. with live coverage of the ceremonies at Valley Forge, Pa., and continuing all through the day with live, filmed and taped reports of activities all over the nation. Live coverage of "Operation Sail," with its parade of more than 200 sailing ships in the New York Harbor, will be offered from time to time: as well as live coverage of Independence Hall ceremonies: a 50-gun salute to the nation from Battery Park in New York City; a live report from San Francisco on Operation "Silver Eagle," the West Coast's tribute to the great sailing ships; a report on New Orleans' Papa French Band; "Hooray, U. S. A.," Miami's spectacular salute to the Bicentennial; and'much much more. 8 a. m. CBS. CD (Channel O will pick up at Noon). SPECIAL. "The Glorious Fourth." NBC pays tribute to our 200th birthday with continuous live coverage from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. of events all over the nation and overseas in honor of the occasion, plus specials all evening. In addition to "Operation Sail," NBC offers Atlanta, Georgia's "Salute to America" parade; Boston's activities, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence by a descendant of one of the original signers, an all-Indian rodeo and ceremonial dances from Flagstaff, Ariz.; a riverside concert of American magic at Fort Worth, Tex.; bell ringing ceremony of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, and much much more. 8 a. m. NBC. II® 88 ©US »· SPECIAL. "The Great American SUNDAY Morning 10:00 "Sis Hospkins" (Susan Hay ward, Judy Canova--1941) 11:30 "The Cheaters" (Joseph Schildkr-laut, Billie Burke, Ona Munson--1945) Noon 1:30 "Belle La Grande" (John Carroll, Muriel Lawrence--1950) 3:00 "Penn of Pennsylvania" (Clifford Evans, Deborah Kerr-1944) 4:30 "Casbah" (Tony Martin, Peter Lorre, Yvonne De Carlo--1948) Evening 6:00 Christian Network Birthday Party." ABC has elected to broadcast its coverage of the day . in intermittent specials beginning at 11 this morning with a half hour of live reports from its correspondents in pivotal cities across the country; services from the Lincoln Memorial, New York's Battery" Park, Valley Forge, and San Francisco; President Ford's address from Independence Hall, Philadelphia, and Operation Sail, from New York. ABC returns to the air for an hour at 1:30 and then again for an h o u r at 10 p. m. for live f i r e works display in Washington, D. C., as well as summary of the day's events replayed on tape. 11 a. m. ABC.OD® t- - MEET THE PRESS. Live from Philadelphia, NBC extends the program to an hour for interviews with five governors who are attending the Bicentennial celebrations, after which they go to Hershey, Pa., for the annual meeting of the National · Governors' Conference that begins tomorrow (Monday, July 5th). The governors are: Robert D. Ray, R-Iowa, chairman-of the National Governors' Conference; Michael S. Dukakis, D-Mass.; Wendell R. Anderson, D-Minn.; Mills E. Goodwin Jr., R-Va.; and Milton J. Shapp, D-Pa. host of the National Governors' Conference. 12 Noon. NBC OS)®)© (3) »· SPECIAL. "Happy Birthday, America." Here's a pageant, taped in late May at the Los Angeles Coliseum, with host Paul Anka in command. Highlights include Evel Knievel roaring about the field; Meredith Willson leading a huge band to '76 Trombones; Sandy Duncan dancing with a squadron of youngsters; and swimmer Mark Spitz offering praise to the nation; but Mexico's International Circus actually steals the gala with the events in the ring and a helicopter act. 7 p. m. NBC. O®35)OS) SPECIAL. "The American Idea: The Glory Road West." This hour- long special tries to capture the history of the development of the West in this capsule study, and manages to tap its highlights from the Indian, whose lives revolved around their preservation and worship of the land, nature and the sun; to the rugged era of the cowboy; and the ranchers; and finally to the building of the railroad; remembering all the while to credit the Indians' contribution, as well as their suffering in the wake of the tremendous changes wrought. 7 p. m. ABC. ffi EVENING AT POPS. (Season's P r e m i e r e ) . "American Vignettes." The highlight of this special holiday concert is easily Edward Villella's dance to Aaron Copland's An Outdoor Overture, performed, of all places, on the grounds of West Point, with cadets serving as a counterpoint to his glorious leaps in the air, a free spirit incarnate. Don't miss the sight of the flying Villella in a solo dance, against the background of cadets exercising and marching, in military unison. Other highlights include the vision of Arthur Fiedler on a mule t r a v e l i n g to Ferdi Grofe's music along a Grand Canyon road; plus such lively musical treats as Sleigh Ride and Old MacDonald Had a Farm. 8 p. m PBS BSD »· SPECIAL. "Bob Hope's Bicenten- n i a l S t a r s a n d S t r i p e s Spectacular." Sammy Davis Jr., Debbie Reynolds, Donny and Marie Osmond, The Captain and Tennille, and cameo guests led by Ron Howard celebrate July 4th with Bob. Among the skits, Hope and Debbie Reynolds make fun of the "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" soap opera; and Bob kids Johnny Carson's Tonight Show as if it were airing back in 1776. Songs include I'm Al- vW^ SUNDAY Noon 1:00 Spruce Variety Show 1:30 Brother Jim 2:00 "Copper Sky" 3:15 "Claudia David" , ( 4 :3pJ'Dungeons o_f Horror". I GET A BIG DISCOUNT ON CENTRAL AIR-CONDITIONING AND CENTRAL HEATING IF YOU ACT NOW Carrier .· may include Carrier furnace, humidifier electronic air cleaner (Air Pollution Remover) and room oir conditioners. Our works crews make us money on a full schedule. Fit your home into our schedule. We'll fit your home into a low price. Charlie Kerstein Wonts to Close Only 10 MORE CFNTRJUIRCOIOITIONIIC UNO HHTIHt JOBS DuringMy 11MB TtMUMME JHOVEHIIT LOOS) TMS OFFER UNITED TO FIRST 10 CUSTOMERS FREE SURVEYS AT YOUR CONVENIENCE KERSTEIN ENGINEERING CO. 613Tenn. Ave. Charleston Telephone 342-5118 . . Our 40th Year making INDOOR WEATHER BETTER !kmmmm^mmmmmmmmmmmmw*mmWmmwww may* Chasing Rainbowi by Debbie; Yankee Doodle Dandy from Sanny Davis Jr.; and The Captain and Tennille's Wedding Song. 8:30 p m., NBC. OS) (HI IS IB) SPECIAL. "The Best of the Fourth." For those of you who haven't had time to catch the top events of the holiday celebration, NBC offers a wrapup here tonight. 10 p. m. NBC. O ® w (CD © Sunday Radio Classics Special Bicentennial programming scheduled to be broadcast today over radio stations WTIP and WTIO-FM includes the following: "America Looks Ahead," a Bir centennial look at America's future in a series of five-minute reports by David Brinkley, on the half hour from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. At 7:05 p. m. the stations will present Jack L. Warner's produc- tion recording of the Broadway musical, 1776, starring William' Daniels and Howard Da Silva. Starlight Concert at 8:05 p. m. will feature music written in or listened to around 1776. 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