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Thursday, Feb. 7, 1991 The Capital Times 7D kVIHighlightS Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam) is thrilled to baby-sit Oliva (Raven-Symone) for the first time. But her evening turns into a nightmare when the two become convinced the house is haunted, on The Cosby Show tonight at 7 on NBC. New Michael Jordan video making points with the critics til PRIME-TIME TV I i Top Ten Programs Jan-28 Feb-3 1 991 Washington Post To Michael Jordan, the playground is where it all begins. This is where you fall in love with the game.

This is where the fantasy begins. I play because I love the game. Im living my fantasy. Jordan, according to Rating and Sports Illustrated for Kids, is Americas most popular athlete. He was the No.

1 vote-getter, by far, for Sundays NBA All-Star Game, and on Monday his new video, Michael Jordans Playground, is being released. TONIGHT 7 PM The Simpsons. Eternal schlemiel Homer usually has to learn his lessons the hard way. After deciding to pirate cable TV service, he faces Lisa's honesty and a dose of his own paranoia. 7:30 PM Babes.

The comedy series offers a rare dose of genuine star power as Dolly Parton makes a guest appearance, playing herself in a story that makes Charlene (Wendie Jo Sperber) her new makeup supervisor. They become fast friends, but their alliance is soon jeopardized by a tabloid story. 9 PM 51) L.A. Law. Unusual courtroom problems are posed for Kuzak (Harry Hamlin) in this new episode, as the attorney faces a new challenge by representing a murder suspect who happens to have multiple personalities.

Meanwhile, Becker (Corbin Bernsen) ends up being taken to court himself. FRIDAY 7 AMQ) This Morning. Julia Roberts. Harry Smith in Saudi Arabia. 7 AM Today.

Children and money; Richard Dreyfuss. 7 AM Good Morning America. Alex Haley discusses black contributions to military history; Ally Sheedy; work-at-home scams. 7 AM (M) Attitudes. Rodney Crowell, singer; children of celebrities.

9 AM GD Sally Jessy Raphael. Arguing before the wedding. 9 AM Geraldo. Hollywood legends. 9 AM Regis Kathie Lee.

Joanne Woodward; Mr. Blackwell; singing group En Vogue. 9 AM Qu) The 700 Club. The insufficiency of riches; mothers at war. 10 AM Home.

Drugs for women's ailments; Kadeem Hardison and mother; new electronic gadgets; valentine tart; Genesis Awards. 10 AM (M) Heart to Heart. Co-dependency. 10 AM (MMoan Rivers. Debbie Gibson; "wacky" rock group; sexy male soap opera stars.

11:30 AM A Closer Look. Letters from the front. 11:30 AM CSDScreen Scene. The latest on stars and movies. 2 PM 0 Attitudes.

Christopher Casa-nove Men and a Little 3 PM Q) Oprah Winfrey. Lip plastic sur-gery. 3 PM fiuDCrook Chase. Take 6. 4 PM Donahue.

The Bikini Open. 4:30 PM Hard Copy. Jean Harlow scandal. IRadiolHighlightsl TONIGHT 6 PM, WERNFM 88.7, Evening Classics. Classical music until 10:30 p.m.

Selections include: Schubert's Quartet No. 15, Debussy's La Mer, and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 6. 6:30 PM, WNWCFM 102.5, Focus on the Family. "Vietnam Vets: Reaching Out," Part 1 7 PM, WMGNFM 98.1 Magic at Night.

Featuring Jonathan Butler. 8 PM, WHAAM 970, In-depth Discussion. Five hours of discussion featuring guest experts views on the day's most important issues and ideas. 9 PM, WORTFM 89.9, New L.P. Sly N' Robbie, "DJ Riot, side 2.

10 PM, WTSOAM 1070, Larry King Show. Publisher Charles Scribner Jr. looks at the book business. 10 PM, WMADFM 92.1, 10 Oclock News- Todd Rundgren. FRIDAY i 5 AM, WERNFM 88.7, Morning Edition.

In-depth national and international news from National Public Radio in Washington. D.C. Also, detailed local and state news from Wisconsin Public Radio. 6 AM, WHAAM 970, Clark Co. Guest experts discuss issues in the news.

8 AM, WORTFM 89.9, Breakfast Special. Live from Cleveland's Lunch: Steve Kokette will discuss videos on signing for the deaf. 8 AM, WHA970 AM, Conversation with Tom Clark. The day's top news stories in depth. 8 AM, WERNFM 88.7, Classics.

Classical music until 4 p.m. Selections include new releases and Boieldieu's Harp Concerto in Busonis Piano Concerto, and Ireland's A Downland Suite. 9 AM, WHAAM 970, Conversation with Jean Feraca. Gail Sheehy, author of "The Man Who Changed the Earth, discusses Mikhail Gorbachev. 11 AM, WHAAM 970, Conversation with Larry Meiller.

Topic: Sexual Ethics in the Helping Professions" with Jim Sparks, extension professor of Health and Human Issues, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Sharon Hale, Madison-based psychotherapist. At 11:45 a.m.: Scott Craven, UW wildlife ecologist. Noon, WMADFM 92.1, Radio Deli. The Bodeans on Sammy Bodean's birthday. Noon, WORTFM 89.9, A Public Affair.

4 PM, WERNFM 88.7, All Things Considered. In-depth coverage of national and international news from National Public Radio. The Chicago Bulls superstar loves a challenge, and this one is to top his other video, Come Fly With Me. That one sold 396,000 cassettes in two years and was hailed as the most commercially successful sports video ever. Only a few premium giveaways have ever topped that number.

NewsHour adds war coverage Washington Post News divisions big and small continue to adjust to the changes prompted by the Persian Gulf war. PBSs MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour started airing a regular one-hour edition on Saturday at 5 p.m., anchored by Judy Woodruff. The past two weekends, because of the outbreak of the war in the gulf, the PBS program has been on the air Saturdays and on one Sunday. The Woodruff-anchored program will apparently be a regular Saturday feature for the duration. Speaking of the PBS news program, the sixth annual Congressional Staff Survey, conducted by the Fleishman-Hillard Inc.

public relations firm, has named the NewsHour the most credible of the network evening news programs. A survey of senior aides in 351 congressional offices showed 27 percent named the NewsHour, 22 percent ABC World News Tonight, 19 percent "CNN World News Today, 13 percent NBC Nightly News and 12 percent CBS Evening News. Another 8 percent named other programs Ratings points are the percent of 92,1 million TV households; shares are the percent of households with sets on. (S) Special This 40-minute CBS-Fox video is listed at $19.98 but will be marketed on the back of several million boxes of Wheaties in March, April and May with $2.50 rebate offers for both the new Jordan video and Come Fly With Me. "Playground is the first sports video to combine original footage with a story line, action highlights and an exclusive soundtrack.

The original footage and story line feature Jordan and Tyrin Turner, who appeared in Janet Jacksons Rhythm Nation video. Turner plays a kid who has been cut from his high school basketball team and has doubts about trying again. Jordan encounters him on the playground and tells him how Michael Jordan was cut from his high school team. The playground story line is skillfully spliced with action shots of Jordans practicing as he preaches, unleashing an awesome mix of great shots and masterful dunks, blocked shots and steals, dishing off to open players when double-teamed. Turner makes the team the second time around, and a music video evolves with Jordan joining full force in the videos exclusive theme song, "Anything Possible.

Jordan does not embarrass himself as a singer or dancer in this delightful windup; he seems to have had fun doing it and makes it fun to watch. John Gaffney, CBS-Fox director of sports marketing, rated Jordans performance somewhere between Fred Astaire and M.C. Hammer. Actually, Jordan mixes in some nifty moves and fancy steps, ad-libbing a glide here and there to cover his pride. No matter.

In the end, the show is a three-pointer at the buzzer. OVERALL RATING ABC CBS NBC FOX 12.7 12.4 12.1 7.1 I HEART sk ON A STRING Heart shaped helium (balloons are the ideal Valentines treat for all kinds of people-Grand-ma, Grandpa. Mom. Dad. Significant Others, Boy Friend, Girl Friend, Daughter, Son, Aunt, Unde.

Boss, Co-worker, Employee. Latex heart balloons, in lots of great colors, at 55 and 95 each. Mylar balloons, with lots of mushy stuff on them $2.50 ea. (Not so mushy $2.50 too!) a Please come in and pick out your bunch before Valentines-so when the big day arrives we can have them all ready and waiting for you! (Sorry, we do not deliver.) Jtpuffinsl The IVhimsey Merchant Heritage Sq. Odana at Whitney Sat Sun.

1 TheCapitalTimes Report: Oprah show brings in $50 million Daily Variety says the new King World Entertainment contract with Oprah Winfreys Harpo Inc. for distribution of her Oprah Winfrey Show through 1994-95 comes on the heels of estimates that the show will earn her company $50 million this year and up to $70 million by the 1992-93 season. UNITED STATES WISCONSIN STATE FLAGS NORWEGIAN IRISH ITALIAN CANADIAN We can order any nationality of flag Kids will love shows coming soon on cable TV American children a glimpse into the lives of their counterparts in Chile, Tibet, Hong Kong, and Finland through letters written by children in those countries. For ages 6-12. (Even the repeats, Feb.

18 and 26, air at 5:15 a.m.; set the VCR.) Airing just in time for Valentines Day, HBO Family Playhouses "Can a Guy Say No? (Thursday at 3 p.m., HBO) concerns a 17-year-old who has second thoughts about pursuing a girl with a "loose reputation. For ages 14-18. see Rex Harrison stars in Doctor Doolittle (Feb. 16, the Disney Channel), the musical fantasy film about the 19th century doctor who talks to the animals and even speaks Rhinoceros (Of courserous cant For ages 6 and up. Whats coming for kids on cable: The 1960 British film 3 Worlds of Gulliver (Sunday at 9 a.m., TNT) is a well-made version of Swifts classic "Gullivers Travels.

The Boy and His Pirates, a fantasy-adventure about a kid who is magically transported back to pirate days, follows. For ages 8 and up. Taken from an Inuit legend, The Woman Who Raised a Bear as Her Son (Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Disney Channel) is an animated tale of an orphaned polar bear cub, adopted by an old woman, who teaches an Eskimo village lessons about relationships and the environment. For ages 5-11. Pen Pals (Wednesday at 5:15 a.m., HBO) gives i CALL 252-6363 TO SUBSCRIBE 1.

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