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The Paducah Sun from Paducah, Kentucky • 27

The Paducah Suni
Paducah, Kentucky
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TV SECTION SUN -DEMOCRAT, PADUCAH, KENTUCKY PAGE 3 Violence in America Wednesday NBC fare January 5 11:00 P.M. Schluberg explains, even though twice as much is being spent now. "This year, $16 billion was spent on private security law enforcement," Schulberg reports, "and yet we're headed for Ar-maggedon unless there is a social rejuvenation, new leadership. There must be a better break for the underprivileged. They have got to be let in.

Black integration has dropped sharply in the last 10 years, and getting worse, Schulberg contends. "Violence in America" largely pinpoints the violence in inner cities. It focuses on Detroit and the South Bronx, where, Schulberg maintains, there is a form of guerilla warfare underway. But this is not just a report on black violence, its roots and effect. It looks at violence committed by whites, zeroing in on Friendship, a community of some 600 people all white where six horrible murders were committed in the past year, and blacks were not a factor.

These violent crimes are products of the gun culture, Schulberg says. "In this small town, people get bored and drunk on Saturday nights and, in their frustrations, they pull out their guns." Schulberg asserts. "Friendship of all names is a white Watts. These are people isolated and bitter about people who are better off." What impact does Schulberg expect this unprecedented three-hour program on violence will have on the television viewer? "That's the horrifying question," Schulberg responds. "We are trying to present it with understanding, sympathy and sensitivity.

We still will wind up with fact, and fact is ugly. I'm going to hate it the day after the program shows on the air. I think there will be a lot of misunderstanding and some bitterness about what the show reveals on both sides. But we won't get anywhere until the facts are disclosed. Then perhaps we can rearrange our souls.

Newscaster Edwin Newman will be the on-air narrator. Actors will be used for readings. There will be a ballet depicting a black child 100 years ago, in Boston, going to school where his spirit is broken by ridicule. In the show's closing, a young, blond boy is given close-up treatment. His mother is a whore and he's a pimp, heavy drinker who also smokes pot a school dropout.

"He's not black, nor does he come from an urban ghetto," Schulberg notes. "If we can't save him, we can't save the (Continued From Page 1) Shulberg walks a very sensitive line with this program in the face of the constant controversy over TV's impact on violence. But he maintains he has the full support of NBC's president, Herb Schlosser, who instructed him "Pretend you're a producer from France who has come here to look at the impact of television onviolence." Schulberg says he has no intention of pontificating. There is speculation of what might be done to help reduce acts of violence, noting for one thing that there is a distinct relationship between crime and bad housing, health and schooling. Violence in this country has doubled in the last 10 years 9:30 P.M.

(21) Woman. A conversation with Simone de Beauvoir. 10:00 P.M. (0 (3) (4) (5) (6) (12) News Weather and Sports. 10:30 P.M.

(3) S.W.A.T. "The Bravo Enigma" An India-based hit man, imported to assassinate a U. S. senator, is a carrier of pneumonic plague which threatens countless American lives. (12) Movie.

(2) Mary Hartman. (6) (4) -Tonight Show. (5) Gunsmoke. 11:00 P.M. 11:30 P.M.

(3) Movie. "Handle With (5) Ironside. 12:00 Midnight (6) (4) Midnight Special. (2) Peter Marshall Show. 12:30 A.M.

(12) (5) -Late News. 1:00 A.M. (3) News. (5) Suspense Theatre. "Curse of The Undead" starring Eric Fleming and Kathleen Crowley.

1:30 A.M. (2) PTLClub. 3:30 A.M. 9:00 P.M. (3) (2) -Charlie's Angels.

10:00 P.M. (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (12) -News, Weather and Sports. 10:30 P.M. (6)(4)-TonightShow. (2) Mary Hartman.

(5) Gunsmoke. (3) The Rookies. A heroic ex-cop returns to the force after 10 years obsessed with a plan to capture and punish the gunman who nearly caused his permanent disability. (12) Movie. "Santee" starring Glenn Ford, revolves around a ruthless bounty hunter whose tragic past holds the key to his need for revenge against the lawless.

6:30 P.M. (3) News. (2) Bobby Vinton. (6 Candid Camera. (21 Comment on Kentucky.

(12) -Dolly. (5) -To Tell The Truth. 7:00 P.M. (12) (5) Spencer's Pilots. (21) Washington Week In Review.

(6) (4) Sanford And Son. Fred and Lamont Sanford, the proprietors of a Los Angeles junkyard whose lives never quite seem to settle into a comfortable rut. (3) (2) Donny and Marie. Tonights guests are Buddy Hackett, Paul Lynde, Gary Burghoff and Chuck Berry. 7:30 P.M.

(6) (4) Chico And The Man. January 6 Little guest stars in his first role depicting the self-appointed avenger of a girl who died from an overdose. (21) Visions. "The Gardener's Son" is a movie of hatred between two families and is set in the Deep South after the CivilWar. 8:30 P.M.

(3) (2) The Nancy Walker Show. 9:00 P.M. (12) (5) Barnaby Jones. Bar-naby confronts the controversial subject of euthanasia when a young nun is suspected of pulling the plug on the life-support machine that kept her incurably ill sister alive. (6) (4) Once An Eagle.

Sam Damon's marriage is threatened on several counts while he observes guerrilla warfare in China and his wife, Tommy, waits alone in the Philippines. Sam Elliott, Darleen Carr, star. (3) (2) The Streets of San Francisco. A call-girl, out to avenge a girlfriend's death, lends detectives Mike Stone and Dan Robbins a hand in their 6:30 P.M. (12) The Price Is Right.

(5) To Tell The Truth. (6) Good Ole Nashville Music. (2) Hollywood Squares. (3) News. (21) Kentucky Magazine.

"In The Good Old Fashioned An Appalshop film showing the spirit and faith of the people of the Old Regular Baptist Church. 7:00 P.M. (3) (2) The Bionic Woman. Jaime Sommers poses as a singer to infiltrate the Nashville music scene in search of a missing OSI agent. (6) (4) Violence In America.

Edwin Newman anchors this report which examines all facets of violence in American life and offers proposals to solve the problem. (12) (5) Good Times. J.J. thinks he's found a way out of the ghetto by managing a comedian, but loan sharks who back the act have other ideas. (21) Nova: "Hitler's Secret Weapon." A historical account of the development of the German V-2 rocket, featuring an interview with missile scientist Wer-nhervonBraun.

7:30 P.M. (12) (5) The Jeffersons. Louise takes a course in memory improvement, Florence takes a judo course, and between them, they almost wipe George out. 8:00 P.M. (12) (5) Wednesday Night Movie.

"The Deserter," stars Richard Crenna in a western drama about a renegade soldier's one-man war of revenge. (3)(2)-Baretta. (21) Great Performances: Dance In America. "Merce Modern dance with music by John Gage and David Tudor. (6) Porter Wagoner Show (2) Name That Tune.

(3) News. (12) -WUd World of Animals. (5) -To Tell The (21) Crockett's Victory Garden. Advice is given on African Violets, Fuschsias and Geraniums. 7:00 P.M.

(3) (2) Welcome Back, Rotter. (6) (4) Movie, "Call of The Wild." (12)(5)-TheWaltons. (21) Fall of Eagles. "End As Germany collapses, Wilhelm flees to Holland and ex-ile. 7:30 P.M.

(3) Barney Miller. (3) (2) The Tony Randall Show. Guest stars Diana Muldaur and Craig Stevens. Judge Walter Franklin is getting along famously with his love interest until his old pal, famous trial attorney comes to visit him. (12) (5)-Hawaii Five-O.

Rich (2) Vanderbilt Basketball. Vandy vs. Georgia 11:30 P.M. (3) Mystery Movie. "Tight As A Drum." The pomp of a military school graduation is broken when a student's dope smuggling father is killed in the gym and the boy starts a reign of terror with his rifle.

(5) Ironside. 12:00 Midnight (6) (4) The Tomorrow Show. 12:30 A.M. (12) (5) Late News. 1:00 A.M.

(2)-PTLClub. 3:00 A.M. January 7 Ed Brown offers one of his deceased wife's dresses to the Mexican Art League for their auction. (21) Wall Street Week. 8:00 P.M.

(6) (4) The Rockford Files. James Garner stars as Jim Rockford, a private investigator who takes on "unsolved" police cases. (3) (2) Movie. (21) Documentary Showcase. An Essay On Sexism.

(12) (5) Movie. 9:00 P.M. (21) Agronsky AtLarge. (6) (4) Serpico David Birney stars in the title role of this detective series which is based on the real-life exploits of the undercover agent on the New York City police force. 10:00 P.M.

(2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (12) -News, Weather and Sports. 10:30 P.M. (3) "The Playboy Bunny of the Year Pageant" Redd Foxx and the twenty Playboy bunny finalists are seen in this show. (2) Mary Hartman. (6) (4) Tonight Show.

(12) Kojak. (5) Gunsmoke. 11:00 P.M. (2) News Special. 11:30 P.M.

(5) Ironside. 12:00 Midnight (2)-PTLClub. (6) (4) Tomorrow Show. 12:30 A.M. (5 Eyewitness News repeat.

1:00 A.M. (5) "Boom" starring Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor. 1:20 A.M. (12) Late News. 2:00 A.M.

DAN RATHER, Barbara Howar and Charles Kuralt (left to right) are the new team of "WHO'S WHO," the weekly CBS News series which will premiere Tuesday at 7 PJM. on the CBS Television Network. (2) Newswatch T.N.T..

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