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B14 TVRadio The Boston Globe FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2001 IIIMI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 lllltl I lllll 1 1 1 1 ll I II It 1 1 III I llllllllll III 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 Mllll 1 1 Mil 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 MM 1 1 1 1 1 III Hil IIIII1MI II IH 1 1 llltl I TV & Radio NY-based series face reality check Critic's Corner Paul Simon is expected to perform on tonight's telethon, which starts at 9. Tonight is the simulcast telethon "America: A Tribute to Heroes," which will air on most networks and cable stations at 9. Even the likes of E! and MTV will take part in the unprecedented joining together of channels. Celebrities including Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen will be on hand to raise relief money for victims of the terrorist attacks, but ifs not clear exactly what they'll be doing. Meanwhile, children-oriented outlets including Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel are reportedly declining to carry the telethon, to assist parents who are looking for an alternative to attack-related programming for their kids. Also, the ESPN sports channels are scheduled to stay with regular schedules. - MATTHEW GILBERT NEWS& TALK SHOWS "The Early Show" at 7 a.m. on Channels 4 and 12. Three contestants from "Big Brother 2" discuss the show's finale; Ethan Hawke (Training Day"). In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "Good Morning America'' at 7 a.m. on Channels 5, 6, and 9. (Closed-captioned) "Today" at 7 am. on Channels 7 and 10; 10 am. on Channel 7. Stevie Nicks performs with Sheryi Crow, 25 years of "Late Night"; Michael W. Cuneo ("American Exorcism"); hot flashes; the original Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders; fighting for one's marriage; Van Gogh exhibit In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "Maury" at 8 am. on Channel 56 and WPLX. Paternity tests. (Part 1 of 2) (Closed-captioned) "James Roblson" at 8:30 am. on Channel 68. "Martha Stewart Living" at 9 am. on Channels 4 and 64. Maine estate. (Closed-captioned) "Sally Jessy Raphael" at 9 am. on Channels 5, 9, and 12. Reunions. In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "Live With Regis and Kelly" at 9 am. on Channel 7 and 10 am. on Channel 10. In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "Talk or Walk" at 9 am. on Channel 56 and noon on WPLX. Breast-feeding a 5-year-old; unrealistic dreams; desperation in a small town. In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "The Ananda Lewis Show" at 9 am. on WPLX, 10 am. on Channel 5, and 3 p.m. on Channel 10. Animals, "lyanla" at 10 am. on Channel 6 and 1 1 am. on Channel 7. Coping with lost love. In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "Maury" at 10 am. on Channel 56 and WPLX. Bad hairstyles. (Closed-captioned) "Jenny Jones" at 10 am. on Channel 64 and 11 am. on Channel 56. Blind dates; musical guest Svala. (Closed-captioned) "The View" at 1 1 am. on Channels 5, 6, and 9. Tom Selleck. (Closed-captioned) By Tom Maurstad THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Even the most casual of viewers knows that many TV shows are set in New York City. From the gang on "Friends" to the cops and lawyers on "Law & Order," New York City is the place a lot of television characters live. But as the rubble is cleared, one of the many questions waiting for an answer in the weeks to come is what are all the New York-based shows going to do? How will they deal with the tragedy and its aftermath? Reality will force the writers and producers of all these fictional shows to make a choice one that many arent yet willing to address publicly. One option is to continue with a simulation of a New York City that no longer exists. The other is to move into some television version of the new New York City. Last week's tragedy seems too overwhelming for anyone even TV characters to escape. The entertainment industry has taken a few steps in response: Columbia TriStar plans to check episodes of two New York-centered syndication franchises "Seinfeld" and "Law & Order" -for any retroactively awkward scenes. And NBC is pushing back the season opener of "Third Watch," a show focused on an NYC Fire Department rescue squad, to Oct 8. Network publicists say many producers and writers havent had time to think about how real-life events may change their fictional worlds. As one NBC publicist said last week, "People here are still waiting to hear about missing "Law & Order" shows. Designed to traffic in gritty realism, both franchises have a tradition of mirroring the day's headlines in their plot lines. But the tragedy is more than can be contained in an episode or two. 'Zoom' special looks at tragedy "Zoom" will air a half-hour special tonight at 7:30 on WGBH-TV (Channel 2) that will address children's concerns about last week's terrorist attacks on America. "Zoom: America's Kids Respond" will also be repeated tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 2 ... Due to recent events, Boston Catholic Television (BCTV) has canceled its annual telethon, which had been scheduled for today and tomorrow. DONAUCOIN Talk of the dial U a.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) The Connection" with Dick Gordon. Topic- The power of poetry in times of tragedy. Guests: Poet laureate Stanley Kunitz; Marie Howe. Noon WUMB-FM (9L9) "Live at Noon" with Marilyn Rea Beyer. Guest Tim O'Brien, singersongwriter, whose repertoire ranges from bluegrass to contemporary. 7 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) "NPRWBUR Special Live Coverage" with Tom Ash-brook. Other radio highlights 8 a.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) - "Classics in the Morning Herold's "Zampa" Overture; Lo-catelli's Concerto grosso in C; Brahms' String Quartet No. 1; Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12 in A; Handel's Concerto grosso in D; Prokofiev's Sonata in C; Rachmaninoff s Symphonic Dances. 9 p.m. WUMB-FM (91.9) "World Cafe with David Dye. Two hours of folk, rock, blues, and alt-country. MlltlllMIII Mill IIMIIIMMMMMMMIMIMMIIMIIIIIIIMMIIMI 1 1 1 1 1 1 H 1 1 1 1 1 1 Garrison arriving in Boston to attend beauty school. But giving facials involved standing on her feet all day, a dismal prospect So she enrolled at Newbury Junior College and later graduated from Suffolk University with a bachelor's degree in At the comer of Washington and School Street, Downtown Boston 617-367-4000 www.globestore.boston.com "The Other Half" at 11 am. on Channel 10 and 1:35 am. on Channel 5. FBI terrorism expert; Galen Going; Joshua Morrow. (Closed-captioned) "Rickl Lake" at 11 am. on Channel 38. Suspected cheaters face tests. (Repeat) (Closed-captioned) "Rlckl Lake" at 11 am. on Channel 64 and 4 p.m. on Channel 38. Parents view videos of their children's behavior. (Closed-captioned) "Charlie Rose" at noon on Channel 44 and 11 p.m. on Channel 2. In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "Rendez-View" at 12:30 p.m. on Channel 38 and 10:30 p.m. on Channel 50 and 12:35 am. on Channel 6. (Closed-captioned) "Montel Williams" at 3 p.m. on Channel 25 and 4 p.m. on Channel 12. Attack on America. (Closed-captioned) "Rosie O'Donnell" at 4 p.m. on Channel 4 and 5 p.m. on Channel 6. (Closed-captioned) "Oprah Winfrey" at 4 p.m. on Channels 5, 9, and 10. (Closed-captioned) "Greater Boston" at 7 p.m. on Channel 2. Beat the Press. John Carroll; Mark Jurkowitz; Callie Crossley. (Closed-captioned) "Greater Boston" at 11:30 p.m on Channel 44. (Closed-captioned) "Late Show With David Let-terman" at 11:35 p.m. on Channels 4 and 12. In Stereo. (Closed-captioned) "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" at 11:35 p.m. on Channels 7 and 10. Pamela Anderson. In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn" at 12:35 am. on Channels 4 and 12. Leelee So-bieski. In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher" at 12:35 am. on Channels 5 and 9. Alan Dershowitz. In stereo. (Closed-captioned) "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" at 12:35 am. on Channels 7 and 10. Chris Kirkpatrick; David Gray. In stereo. (Closed-captioned) Mllll III! 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 is upbeat missed as a fluke since she eliminated incumbent Nelson Merced from the ballot on a technicality. She won by just 450 votes and was defeated two years later. If elected mayor, she says, her agenda will include reducing the city's revenue from parking tickets, stabilizing rents, and expanding public transportation. But at Star Market, it was her presence, not her agenda, that sparked interest "There's been too much complacency in this city," said Edna Doggett of Dorchester, a fund-raiser for an environmental organization, who said she is tired of Menino and turned off by Davis-Mullen's opposition to school busing. The fact that she's willing to test the waters makes me want to look at her more closely." That Garrison said, should be a wake-up call to the establishment "They might as well accept me," she said. "I'm not going away." Sarah Schweitzer can be reached at schweitsserghbe.com. news media in for photographs and questions. The irony of the meeting was hard to miss. The very economic calamities that the Democrats' decisions and indecisions fomented in the late 1980s were major factors in the Republicans' capture of the governorship in 1990. With Governor William F. Weld eventually handing the state's reins off to his lieutenant governor, Paul Cellucci, and Cel-lucci then moving over for his lieutenant Swift there's a linear connection between the Democrats of the Dukakis era and the Republicans in power today. "They're the Founding Fathers of our administration," one Republican said, tongue firmly in cheek. Rick Klein can be reached by e-mail at rkkingJobe.com. dMobe family and friends. How this is going to affect a show is not something anyone is thinking about right now." Thafs understandable. But ultimately, all of television's New York-based shows have the same dilemma to face. If a show does open itself up to the tragedy and its aftermath, how does it keep from being overwhelmed? And if a show seals itself off from the post-attack world, then it also seals itself off from everything and everybody in that world, which is to say us, the audience. Sitcoms may face the tougher choice; after all, they arent designed to absorb and process real-life tragedy. A few current-event quips is as close as they get Can you imagine "Friends" trying to deal with or reflect life in the aftermath of the terrorist attack? On the other hand, can you imagine the subject not coming up among a bunch of young adults who hang out in a Manhattan coffee lounge? A better title for that show would be "Creeps." Of all the returning sitcoms, "Spin City" centered on the daily adventures of the lovably goofy mayor of NYC and his colorful staff faces the toughest challenge. To ignore or not to ignore, that is the unanswerable question. And then there is "Sex and the City," HBO's hit sitcom centered on the days and nights of four single women living in Manhattan. It may be the one comedy equipped to deal with New York's new reality, given the show's established willingness to explore the darker sides of its characters' lives. The situation is a little different for dramas such as "NYPD Blue" and the soon-to-be three our goal cf 9 REGIONAL WALKS!!! Satirday, Scjrtembf 12 Berkshire (lenox) : Central Massachusetts (Worcester) :-Northern Quabbtn Valley (Athol) I Snday. Stytanlwf 13 Greater Boston MAIN WALK (Cambridge) Pioneer Valley (WestSeld) Southeastern Massachusetts (Fall River) Satwdar, Sftwfcf M Neponset Valley (Walpole) Sandiy, September H Northern Essex (Newburyport) Northern Middlesex (Lowell) ALzIMERV aftl ASSOCIATION For more information: AMitmwrs Association Massachusetts Chapter (800)548-2111 1208 (phone) (617) 868-6720 (tax) sheila.watnickalz.org www.abmass.orf. Congnssman Edward Maney, Hcrorav Chair OAorah Blacker, MD. ScD. Medal Chair n tram Ch Vountfiobt business adminstra-tion. In May 1976, icfcpTl court records show, 31IC wua Garrison changed arOHIldthe her name, from A.C. GarsontoAltheaGar- neighborhood. You always see her out She's nson, and apparently her gender. . "The name is more consistent with petitioner's appearance and medical condition and is the long shot posture and otherwise composed demeanor, is clearly energized by campaigning. She stands at the supermarket entrance seeking eye contact with every passerby, seemingly oblivious to the potential pitfall of campaigning just a few days after terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. "Well, life goes on," she said. Garrison describes herself as a conservative and is "pretty sure" she is against abortion. She opposes gun control and affirmative action. She admires President George W. Bush and recently supported Stephen F. lynch, a conservative Democrat in the crowded field vying for the 9th Congressional District seat As a result, Garrison, who is black, draws little support from African-American community leaders, who overwhelmingly stand behind Menino. "I didn't know she was running," said the Rev. Eugene Rivers, founder of the Baker House social service center. "I dont know what she does." Garrison has helped craft her mysterious profile, refusing to elaborate on policy proposals and remaining insistently circumspect about her private life. Only reluctantly, Garrison offers that she was born the youngest of seven children in Hahira, Ga., a small town near the Florida border, population 1,353. Garrison headed north at 19, Mayoral GARRISON Continued from Page Bl "I can do a better job than the mayor," said Garrison, offering a broad, self-possessed smile one that seems to disarm shoppers who listen to her pitch and accept her brochure with thanks. "And I'm more bold than Peggy." Bold, perhaps. Or simply quixotic Garrison has raised no money and has no staff, yet took three weeks' vacation from her job at the state comptroller's office to campaign. She does not drive, toting bumper stickers and fliers in a rolling black suitcase for her travels on the T. She does not use a computer, generating campaign literature on an electronic typewriter. And she is a Republican, after runs as both a Democrat and Independent. ("I leave parties when they disgust me," she said.) But where some see a fringe candidate, others see a traditionalist bent on winning office with handshaking and door-knocking. "She walks around the neighborhood," said Florence Miranda, a Dorchester resident and longtime Garrison supporter. "You always see her out. She's very approachable. I always vote for her whenever she's running." Indeed, Garrison, who interrupts her sentences with nervous giggles at odds with her ramrod The "How To" show that puts you in charge of just about everything. Today 12:30pm Get the details on NECN very approachable. I name by which he ahyays vote for will be known in the t future," according to her whenever she's running.' Suffolk County records. Garrison won't discuss the matter, angrily dismissing Florence Miranda Dorchester resident Join us for Memory Walk 2C31I Help us reach Create a world without Alzheimer's! Help continue our critical research, education, support and advocacy efforts for the 130,000 Massachusetts residents with Alzheimer's disease and their families. Dukakis, Swift officials talk of fiscal fallout questions. While she has worked in the state comptroller's office for nearly 20 years, Garrison says politicking has long been a calling. She had run for state office three times and for a handful of city offices when she won a seat in the Massachusetts House, representing Roxbury and North Dorchester in 1992. The victory was largely dis impressive levels, providing a $2.5 billion cushion for a downturn. Perhaps more importantly, the Swift administration, the House, and the Senate seem committed to tackling the problems presented by lagging revenues on the front end, Crosby said. State leaders are worried now because revenues dropped in July and August, and September's numbers so far look equally bleak. Budget writers are pondering cuts to the current year's budget, which is now more than 80 days late. "I suggest it will be extremely painful," said Senate Ways and Means Chairman Mark C. Mon-tigny. Also included in yesterday's meeting with Crosby and other administration budget-writers were former state senator Patricia Mc-Govern, chairwoman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee in the late 1980s, and Steve Kidder, who headed the state Department of Revenue under Dukakis. After a private meeting, they invited the 1 S3 ih . A fAVl All With the benefit of a decade's worth of hindsight the Democrats were unusually candid in their admissions. The group was unanimous in saying that they were too slow in reacting to the signs of economic trouble in the late 1980s. "We spent a lot of time bickering, putting forth gimmicks, because we didnt really want to face that we needed to make spending cuts," said Rick Lord, who was chief of staff in the House Ways and Means Committee under former chairman Richard Voke. "We were a year, a year and a half into it before we all eventually faced the reality of the magnitude of the situation." They expressed hope that things have changed enough in that time to avert a repeat of the economic nightmares of 10 years past when the state lost 1 in 8 jobs and was forced to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars and raise everything from gasoline taxes to driver's license fees. The state has built up its reserve funds to t FINANCE Continuedfrom Page Bl ship of the state in the late 1980s was disastrous and fed an addiction to taxes. But that, in a sense, was the point With state revenues lagging and the economy worsening, Swiff s administration and finance secretary, Stephen P. Crosby, wanted to bring in those who weathered the last fiscal storm to provide advice on what not to do this time around. "There are eerie similarities between where we are fiscally and economically now as to where we were in the first few months of 1988," Crosby said. "The maxim is, Those who ignore the lessons of history are bound to repeat them.'" The biggest lesson they offered was the importance of recognizing economic indicators early, before deficits mount and spending gets out of control. And, they said, be honest, not just with other state officials but with the public. ) ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION :s mMammimmitffimimm SUNRJ&E TtaWninrJnif OMtopMrt pfc jtj Motional Sponsor ' Jmurwic -Ckr A public service meoage

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