The Gettysburg Times from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on March 21, 1983 · Page 7
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THE GETTYSBURG TIMES, MONDAY. MARCH 21. 1983 MONDAY EVENING NBC CBS ABC 7:00 3 s Compaq 7:30 M*A*S»H C8SNw»s ABC NEWS B 8:00 8:30 Sttf Trtk Little House Chart* BIOM Siultffjf Ftondne 9:00 9:30 MeriGrrfta 10:00 10:30 Neurs -Comrd Ot The CtMMy Afcce Lacei Hone tatimjte Ajoni Gfeat Performances PEANUTS '60 Minutes' and the Pentagon NEW Y O R K . A P . - Many fans of the top-rated "60 Minutes " see the program as a news-western, with Marshal Mike Wallace and his deputies bringing the bad guys to journalistic justice But the show's detractors view "60 Minutes the way the characters did in an old magazine cartoon: "When we find out what you're trying to hide." a psychiatrist says to his patient, "we'll find out why you're running away from an interview with Mike Wallace." According to "60 Minutes." it's no laughing matter that the military heads for the back door whenever the program bangs on the front. Phil Scheffler, senior producer for "60 Minutes." says military officials have refused to give on-camera interviews or have imposed unacceptable ground rules. For one story' on the Maverick missile, the Pentagon insisted on unedited interviews and rebuttal time. "We never impose these rules on anybody else." says Henry Catto. assistant secretary of defense for public affairs. He says these rules were imposed on individual stories $n0 do not reflect a militarywide policy "On the Maverick piece, we were convinced by their approach that they thought it was another Pentagon boondoggle.." Catto says. "The perception in this building is that '60 Minutes' is a program with a point of view." adds Catto. "1 agree that the American people have a right to know what's going on in the military. But there's no right to force somebody to go on-air when Jhey're convinced what will be used won't portray accurately their feelings." Cattp acknowledges that many military officials mistakenly hold "60 Minutes" responsible for "The Uncounted Enen»y i A Vietnam Deception." a documentary questioning the Judgment of Gen. William Westmoreland, which was prepared by the "CBS Reports." documentary team, adiffe- rent unit at CBS News. The program, which is the subject of a libel suit, had Wallace as its narrator. '.Wallace says the Pentagon policy is "anti-'60 Minutes." not anfi-Mike Wallace " But Don Hewitt, the show's executive producer, says "Catto is knuckling under to a bunch of military guys trying to punish Mike Wallace We're not anti- military-. We practice good journalism and patriotic Americanism." Wallace claims the military obstacles started about tlse time Caspar Weinberger became secretary of defense " I n - til the last two years, the military had always been cooperative with us." he says. "This is an absolutely new policy established from on high. I think they hart themselves by not being forthright." They also hamper the ability of "60 Minutes' to do its job "We've had to kill some stories because we couldn't t;e! the Pentagon to give its side." says Hewitt. The program wanted to do a piece on the Pentagon reaction to reports of alcohol abuse on American navaf bases in Europe. Hewitt says the project was dumped because the Navy would only agree to written questions "We need to be on-air, with a chance of follow-ups." says Wallace "We're television." The Maverick piece was broadcast, however, with the notation that the Defense Department wouldn't comment without imposing "unacceptable conditions " While "60 Minutes" savors its reputation for aggressive journalism, this controversy isn't helping its credibility. which is under attack in 10 current lawsuits. And besides limiting access -- the program's lifeblood -there's the fear that the Pentagon s silent treatment could catch on elsewhere. "60 Minutes" does not want to be hoisted on its own petard "It's a myth, a legend that we are calling miscreants tu account all the time," says Wallace. "If we do too much of that stuff, no one will talk to us." "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather says his broadcast hasn't felt any abnormal Pentagon pressure. But the bad blood may be affecting other CBS reporters covered b a broad Pentagon brush Col. Robert O'Brien, director of defense information, recalls how one CBS correspondent tried to open a closed door by saying: · 'This is not for '60 Minutes, it's for the "Evening News.' " Stan Moger and the ad hoc networks By TOM JORY Associated Press Writer flEW'YORK i AP i -- The man who arranged the Mobil Showcase Network of 61 stations for "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" endured a rainstorm at Disneyland while they shot "Believe You Can . . . And You Can:"" for another client, the Del Monte Corp. "I feel like Moses leading advertisers up the mountain." says Stanley H. Moger. president of SFM Entertainment, a leader in creating ad hoc TV networks for corporate sponsors and programs. Actually. Moger says, they're heading back up the mountain -- advertisers have been to the summit before. "It's like turning the clock back 40 years." he says. "There's no rnagic to it. Xerox and others did it way ba'ck then. I didn't invent the wheel. I reinvented it." Moger has been working with the Mobil Corp. in lining up stations for the Showcase Network since the mid-1970s, and has organized his own SFM Holiday Network of classic, family audience motion pictures, since 1978. The" SFM Holiday Network begins its 1983 season the weekend of March 25-27 with "The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse." scheduled for broadcast by more than 150 stations. "Believe You Can . . And You Can!" will be earned by about 100 stations Thursday evening. April 21. at 8 EST The hour-long special stars Heather O'Rourke. who was kidnapped by ghosts in Steven Spielbergs "Poltergeist." and comic Morey Amsterdam, along with a host of Walt Disney's best-known cartoon characters, many of them from Disneyland's Fantasyland. "If you believe advertising drives the economy." says Moger. suggesting a philosophy behind what he does, "then you know thaf somebody ought to be talking to the advertisers. The networks don't care -- all they want to do is %vin the night, so three guys can hold their jobs. "Del Monte." he continues, "comes to us and says. 'We've got a promotion in mid-April and no network will" give us a date for our show." "We will guarantee the date they want, and arrange for all stations to broadcast their show at the same time." Moger says. in this case. Moger's involvement went beyond pulling together the network. SFM Entertainment is a co-producer of the show with Jack Sobel's Free to Live Productions Lt . Glendinning Associates and Walt Disney Productions. Both Moger and Jordan Ringel. an SFM associate, were at Disneyland while the show was taped. Star Tracking For Monday. March 21 YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: Love and fulfillment can come your way this year as a result of especially exciting projects already in the wind. You're in a continuing beneficial, financial, "executive cycle, yet after November, you may have to weed out unnecessary" matters from your life to clear the way for new conditions next year. What you began nine years ago is coming to completion then. Pressures with partnership funds may be necessary for your own financial growth. BORN TODAY: Actor James Coco 19291: tycoon John D. Rockefeller III U906i. ARIES i March 21-April 201: Regimentation, taking on new responsibility will enable you to work past feelings of concern over funds. You may tend to share public ventures with someone less than daring. Don't let anything hold you back. Others" caution may be insecurity. TAURUS ' April 21-May 211: The pleasure-loving part of you may have to give way to a stronger sense of responsibility. Partner, mate may take a negative view to some plans you have for work, travel, promotion. Be aware of your need to reassure someone at a distance. GEMINI · May 22-June 21 : Pressures with deadlines may be your wav of forcing yourself to accomplishment. Be sure you get enough rest, take good care of yourself as if you were your own parent. Structure time wisely, be willing to hide out for best creative expression. Watch your words, money. CANCER ' June 22-July 231: Be especially realistic when dealing with concepts, legalities, travel plans, work. You may not be able to differentiate between the overview and the"practicai next step to take. Creative ventures may take vtru away from home, partnership for the moment ' LEO ' July 24-Aug. 231: Powerful emotional intensity can lead to group project where communications are most important. Work pressure may prevent you from taking advantage of social situation, pleasure. Don't be too judgmental in conversations. Allow room for some pleasure. VIRGO i Aug. 24-Sept. 23 i : Public activity can be especial- ly powerful, potent now. Some unique group project can put you in touch with people, give new opportunity for financial success. Don't let pressures prevent you from seeing new opportunity at hand. Break through fears. LIBRA (Sept. 24-Oct. 231: Worry about land. home, property, fears about financial matters may be unnecessary if you take on new and higher responsibility. Don't let pressures defeat you. rather make new decisions about ultimate effectiveness. Realism about travel, legalities, public life is important. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 221: This can be an especially pleasurable day in connection with travel, promotion, publicity, partnership, communications if you don't let partner pres'sures get you down. Some conversations must be tinged with affection, love to prevent judgmental message SAGITTARIUS i Nov. 23-Dec 21 : Ask for what you need and want now. You need to raise funds, ask for aid in connection with work, group situation, pleasurable activity. assf- ciations. Some time spent alone in reconstructing financial plans will give you a clear view of the road ahead CAPRICORN"' Dec. 22-Jan. 20 · New commitment to ultimate destiny can lead to important contacts w i t h groups. dedication to projects, greater partnership situation You can find romance, outlet for talent in connection with cooperative ventures Create romantic mood for one you love AQUARIUS · Jan. 21-Feb. 13 : Sensitivity toward creative work projects will bring you to important decisions Some- pressures may come alone with home. land, new lifestyle Structure time carefully You may have to stay alone to meet deadlines. Career conducted from home base can ht- important PISCES .Feb 19-March 20 ·. Friendships may r-ornf- under fire now as some travel situation represents restriction Don't let conversations about income prevent you from seeing your own. as well as others, needs Ion't torfe'tt to \y- charming, gracious, affectionate All Rights Reserved. Field Newspaper Sjndicat* MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson WGET 1320 AM ' MONDAY S PROGRAMS 6:00--Agntime 6:15--Agnfeature 6 .'iS--Agnweather 8 00--Morning Report 9 00--Morning Devotions Rev Jack Borgal Church of the Na- xarene 9 15--Sacred Heart 11 35-- Farm Journal 11; 45-- Agnfeature WGET broadcast? Mut Ne'*= even 30-minute* '»r. l h o u r s r d ' h a : f h o u r i.x Ne-*? at 6 05 2nd '.''· '. r 12 05 4 6 o aryj :: p rr. 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