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the TTEILIEVIISIKDK January 9 Through January 15 The Sun-Democrat Area Actress vents her distaste for new target a critic -1 1 7 hf Friday is night for kids on TV By RICHARD K. SHULL The big trouble with reformers and uplifters is that they're usually about one season behind those early-rising fellows who purvey those things which are bad and awful on television. Action for Children's Television (ACT) and various had their interest whetted with do-good grants) still are concentrating on the evils of Saturday morning TV. And the PTA and former FCC member Nicholas Johnson are concerned with violence, in general, urging consumer boycotts of projects associated with violent shows. Yet right under their noses, the mean little money-mad men who pander to the public have created a new combat zone on the tube the Friday night pornographic kiddie festival.

While some uplifters bemoan Saturday morning a new State University of New York study shows an average of 11.6 prosocial and altruistic behavior the networks are focusing on a fact of American life: that Friday night is kiddie night up before the tube. Either by accident or. design last fall, ABC network often an innovator in knocking down the barriers of taste and sensitivity scheduled a Friday night sadomasochistic fantasy titled "Nightmare in Badham County." The ratings went through the roof. Continued On Page 4 ii mi mil i ij mij wj4ia. JACLYN SMITH, Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Kate Jackson (left to right), star, respectively, as Kelly Garrett, Jill Munroe and Sabrina Duncan, who make up one of the most photogenic private investigative teams In the annals of crime fighting, in "Charlie's Angels," seen on ABC at 9 P.M.

Wednesdays. In 3s name for some time and he is now deceased. He is the same man who played Cookie Bear on Perry Como. His name is Janos Pro-haska. J.D, You are thoroughly confused.

Cosmo Allegretti was and is Dancing Bear. Janos Prohaska, who operated out of Hollywood a continent away from ''Captain Kangaroo," portrayed lifelike animals, including the Cookie Bear on Andy Williams' variety show. Whatever happened to Tuesday Weld who used to be big in the movies? I ha vent beard her name for years. A.T. The demand in Hollywood isn't too great for superanuated sex kittens, but even so, she's still acting.

She has a role in the film version of "Looking for Mr. Goodbar." Glad to hear the powers that be at ABC are taking a second look at their million-dollar flop, Babara Walters. The voice of this Walters dame drives me up a wall, and apparently I am not alone. Everyone I talk to says the same thing. We simply cannot stand listening to her.

A.M.R.D ABC really isn't taking a se- Continued On Page 2 Answer Man: Bears differed moral step including the United States, the bastian of Democracy." Miss Grant says she would have made this picture without salary that's how emotional she is about "Voyage of the "This film proves that when you don't take a moral and ethical stand when faced with it, -it comes back a thousand-fold. Two years later, Hitler took over half of the world because the rejection of those people on that boat told him he could do what he wanted." She knows personally the agony of persecution. Because her late first husband was on the writer's blacklist of the post World War II era.jshe herself was a victim of association and blacklisted, too. For years, she couldn't get work. Now, Miss Grant is one of Hollywood's busiest performers.

She won an Oscar last year as Best Supporting Actress in "Shampoo." She was nominated for an Emmy, the TV Academy honors, for "Fay" despite its quick demise She recently completed a costarring role in an all-star cast for "Airport '77." If she was willing to do "Voyage of the Dammed" for nothing, she did "Airport" for one reason "moneeee," she exclaimed. It's ironic, she noted, that she's frightened of water and flying, and in her last two films, water and flying were key ingredients of the plot. In one scene in "Airport," the plane crashes into the sea and water' gushes into the fuselage. Miss Grant insisted on a stunt woman. "I'm so scared of flying, I took a dramanime pill to quiet my nerves before I got on the mock jet at the studio." Despite her initial ill taste of television in a series, Miss Grant is not bitter about TV.

"I got a good taste of Television," She asserted. "Television is much more positive than I dreamed. Whether you win or lose, it was interesting to be part of it. When I lost, the good response I got was so unexected. It was gratifying to know that there were people out there who cared.

I never won more by losing." CBS considered picking up "Fay" after NBC cancelled it. But Miss Grant had already decided to do "Voyage of the Damned." The beauty of television, she maintains, is that defeat is not lasting. I can fail in a TV series and make two movies," she notes. By Dan Lewis lee Grant is a charming, superbly talented actress whose performances have won for her three major awards on stage, screen and television the Oscar, Emmy and, for theater, both the Drama Critics' Circle Award and an Obie for off-Broadway. She is candid, strong minded and, when she is furious, watch out! Last year she starred in an ill-fated television series, "Fay," which was abruptly cancelled after just four weeks on the air.

The night of the cancellation, she went on Johnny Carson's and dubbed the then program vice president of NBC-TV, Marvin An-tonowsky, "The Mad Programmer," a sobriquet which will bound Antonowsky for the rest of his career, even though he no longer is with NBC. Now, Miss Grant's fury has been turned on a new target. He's John Simon, the critic-intellect of New York Magazine. Simon had severly criticized Miss Grant's performance in "Voyage of the Damned," a just-released film about the plight of a boatload of Jewish people shipped out of Hitler's Germany who found themselves unwanted in the free Western world and became the testing tube for Hitler's persecution of Jews. Simon claimed that Miss Grant could not de-Americanize herself for the role of a German-Jewish mother.

He also shredded the film in general. "John Simon is like a mosquito rapist," Miss Grant said angrily, "Whose, trying to make it with a tiger, and all he can do is sting. He can't make it. "He's (Simon) a woman-hater," Miss Grant continued. "Look at whom he's gone after in his reviews, Coleen Dewhurst, Ruth Gordon, Maureen Stapleton all wonderful actresses." Miss Grant was more distressed about criticism of the film.

"It's a wonderful picture," she declared. "For me, it was a very personal story about people who were in trouble and it doesn't matter whether it is 1939 or 1976. There was a time in this city (New York) when people walked by you feeling what concerned others didn't concern them. "But we now have a tremendous awakening to other's concern. If he loses his job, I might lose mine.

If the Arabs raise oil prices, it affects us, whether we can pay rent or keep the car. "In the same way, here is this mass of terrible evidence of a group of people who needed a home and no one wanted them. No one was ready to take that By RICHARD K. SHULL United Feature Syndicate I noticed you replied to a question about who is Dancing Bear on "Captain Kangaroo." I think you are mistaken I knew his Sunday Jan. 9 11:00 AM.

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