The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri on September 2, 1987 · 38
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The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri · 38

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Wednesday, September 2, 1987
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Wednesday September 2 1987 Page 2C SKRTV&ROTO Barry Garron The Star's TVradio critic ‘Jeopardy’ too glitzy for ex'host The category is game show hosts The answer: After being host for 2858 shows he thinks this game show has lost some of its luster The question: Who is Art Fleming for 12'j years the host of “Jeopardy ”? These days Fleming is master of ceremonies for Missouri lottery wheel spinning the host of a live Sunday night trivia show on KMOX-AM in St Louis and spokesman for several groups Art Fleming no love for LA including the American Gas Association and Certainteed Corp He will conduct the Almond Delight Energy IQ Quiz an event at which $10000 will be given to the Mid-America Assistance Coalition at 10:30 a m Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Kansas City is the last of five cities in which the celebrity quiz will be conducted It’s a far cry from “Jeopardy” Here the questions are simple the host gives clues and the winnings are guaranteed But even “Jeopardy” has changed since the days when Fleming presided over it Although it ranks second among all syndicated shows (right behind “Wheel of Fortune”) “Jeopardy” is not the show it once was he said “They asked me to do the show a couple of years ago but when I asked the parameters they wanted to make it easier" Fleming said in a phone interview “They wanted to update it and updating in Hollywood means more glitz And they wanted me to move back to Los Angeles and LA is not one of my favorite cities “Now that I’ve seen the show I’m glad I didn’t do it It’s not the way the old ‘Jeopardy’ was It’s a very fine show but when we had the game we were on the network (NBC) Now it's in syndication “When we had it all three players won whatever they won Now there’s only one winner I’m a little disappointed in that because throughout the game they’re telling you that you have $1000 you have $2000 you have $4000 But you don’t really have that “At the end of the game they say that only the top money winner will receive any money so the guy who comes out in second place with say $3995 he gets a year’s supply of dog food” And that’s not the only difference Fleming detects under host Alex Trebek “The questions are fairly easy” he said “I understand Alex has to read the entire answer before you can buzz in and that loses a little in the pacing of the show There are too many lights It’s too slick” New signals The proposed sale of classical music station KXTR-FM and all-news station KBEA-AM continues to be discussed A meeting of potential investors in the stations is to be held tonight in Wisconsin The sale of the two stations originally was announced six months ago and was to have been concluded early this summer During the summer however it became clear the sale would not be completed Robert P Ingram owner of the stations said the meeting probably won’t settle the matter but it may be pivotal in the negotiations “I’m a perennial optimist so I think I’m going to make a deal but I just have to be realistic” he said Tom Bresnahan has resigned as general manager of country station KFKF-FM effective Dec 31 He said it is possible however he will leave in about two months Bresnahan does not have another job lined up He plans to return to Washington where he will rejoin his wife and family and perhaps serve as a radio consultant During Bresnahan’s - tenure KFKF has remained one of the area’s most popular stations Wednesday evening television and are subject to changewithout notice Kansas City area channels Late night programming: 2 am (5) Movie "Call Me Bwana" 2:30 am (49) Dukes of Hazzard 2:30 am (62) INN News 3:30 a m (41) Fantasy Island 3:30 am (49) Ask Dr Ruth 4 am (5) Home Shopping Game 4 am (27) Caravan of Values 4 am (49) Mannix 4:30 am (5) Nightwatch 4:30 a m (41) Make Room for Daddy Channel 11 programming (when different from Channel 19): 9:30 pm It's Vour Turn 10 pm Profiles of Nature 10:30 p m Business Report 11 pm MacNeil Lehrer Newshour Thursday daytime television TV news and notes From The Star's press services Kasem cause Jean Kasem of “The Tor-tellis” is organizing the first Halloween Costume Gala in Los Angeles Oct 30 to raise money for the Foundation for Mideast Communication The foundation which presents weekend-long moderated workshops in which Jews Arabs and other interested parties air their grievances and frustrations about Mideast relations would like to “set up scholarships so students (who can’t afford the $100 workshop fee) can participate” she says Jean’s husband radio personality Casey Kasem is a member of the foundation’s board of directors and has helped establish the dialogue-workshops in more than 35 cities throughout the United States ‘Bad’ wins Good news for CBS “Michael Jackson The Magic Returns” featuring the debut of Jackson’s "Bad” video easily won Monday’s 7 to 7:30 pm slot with a 176 Nielsen rating and 30 percent audience share NBC’s “ALF” had a 149-25 and ABC’s Cardinals-Bears football game drew a 97-17 Each rating point equals 874000 TV homes and the share is the percentage of TVs on at the time Madonna live The first of two Italian concerts by American pop singer Madonna will be telecast live in at least seven countries by the state-run RAI television network it announced today RAI officials said the concert Friday at the municipal soccer stadium in Turin will be beamed throughout Italy and to France Spain West Germany the Netherlands Britain and Australia The announcement came after organizers reported all 60000 tickets for the Turin concert had been sold The second concert will be held Sunday night in Florence The two concerts in Italy where Madonna’s grandparents were born will end the singer’s European tour Wedding bells Deborah Norville anchor of “NBC News at Sunrise” will marry New York businessman Karl Wellner in December It will be the first marriage for both Crime music The music of rocker Joe Jackson (“Steppin’ Out”) will be featured in “Private Eye” NBC’s latest stylish crime show The series’ theme may be released as a single Tonight Huey Long documentary rises to top of rerun pile By Judy Flander © 1987 United Features You can spend an evening with favorite repeat series on the commercial networks Or you can venture over to PBS for “Huey Long” (8 on Channel 19) also a repeat It’s a riveting documentary on the life and death of the colorful controversial Louisiana governor and senator a rabble-rouser known as “The Kingfish” NBC continues its broadcast of highlights of the World Championships of Track and Field (11:30 on Channel 4) from Rome In the series a teen-ager reports his father a TV news anchor (Robert Culp) to the police for cocaine abuse on “Highway to Heaven” (7 on Channel 4) “The New Mike Hammer” (7 on Channel 5) has to search for a Seeing Eye dog On “Perfect Strangers” (7 on Channel 9) Larry and Balki are snowed in when they take a couple of girls on a skiing weekend Charlie gives Eric a lesson in tolerance on “Head of the Class” (7:30 on Channel 9) “MacGyver” (8 on Channel 9) and an assassin are both after a double-dealer who has been selling US secrets to the East Germans On “The Bronx Zoo” (8 on Channel 4) Sara has a confrontation with a priest and protesters when she inaugurates the principal’s new day-care center and birth-control dispensary "Magnum PI” (8 on Channel 5) celebrates his 40th birthday and becomes involved in an extortion case Christine is touted as a congressional candidate while a Hollywood crew is filming a movie at “Hotel” (9 on Channel 9) On “St Elsewhere” (9 on Channel 4) Shirley Daniels (Ellen Bry) returns to St Eligius as a patient who is accused of another murder “The Equalizer” (9 on Channel 5) is asked by a rape victim to stop her husband from tracking down her attackers Chicago disc jockey Jonathan Brandmeier is guest host on “The Late Show” (10 on Channel 41) Guests include the Yellowjackets (jazz group) Nicollette Sheridan ("Knots Landing”) and Dr Science Guests on “Tonight” (10:30 on Channel 4) include comic John Mendoze and Christina Pickles TV host knows when not to fight The film guide All commercial TV movies to be broadcast tonight in Kansas City are listed the cable movies listed are those judged to be of iterest By Alan Carter New York Daily News It was the ultimate irony The man who has told TV viewers to "Fight Back!” for more than eight years was totally helpless David Horowitz 11-time Emmy winner and host of the syndicated show “Fight Back! With David Horowitz” was deliv- David Horowitz "I thought ‘This is it guys’ ’’ ering his live daily consumer spot on television station KNBC in Los Angeles when a man placed a gun against his neck and told him to read a message about aliens and the CIA The incident lasted nine harrowing minutes “I haven’t slept one night since it happened” Horowitz said Although he was cool at the time the incident left him shaken to the point that he has revamped his security “I’ve suddenly become a major personality with this incident and there are copycat nuts around” The incident also has made him a celebrity in many people’s eyes “I can’t go anywhere without people coming up and asking me for an autograph or saying Hey we’re proud of you’ ” Howdy Doody to get a syndicated birthday By The Star s press services Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley will be hosts of the syndicated “Howdy Doody's 40th Birthday Special” to be shown Thanksgiving weekend on Fox affiliates Peanut Gallery guests include Pee-wee Herman (of course) Gary Coleman and Perry King The controversy still raging is whether the news director should have pulled the plug as he did nine seconds into the incident Horowitz said: “A minute into my reading— and let me tell you I've never tried to read so well in my life— the gunman wanted to know whether we were still on He said 'Are we?’ And I thought ‘This is it guys I’m finito’ ” Horowitz bluffed He said he saw his life flash before his eyes "You think ‘Am I going to get out of this?’ ” Smiling he added "Then you think ‘I really should have bought my wife that little painting she wanted’ ’’ The gunman Gary Stollman turned out to be wielding a phony pistol He also turned out to be the son of a former station employee “I called his dad and told him I was really upset about Gary but that I wasn’t pressing charges because he needs help not to be sent to jail” After the incident the station held a news conference “I didn’t want to go” Horowitz said “I wanted to go home to my wife who was hysterical But I stayed on to be a team player But by the time I got home I felt like a sponge that had been wrung out” He had a few other problems that week "I got on a plane that had engine failure and they had to abort the takeoff” he said This guy should stay in bed for a while no? “Look when I was a kid in the Bronx” he said “I used to dream about just being in the audience of the Johnny Carson show Now I’ve been on the show 63 times" Prime time “The Dirty Dozen” 7 pm and 2:55 am on MX— Very good 1967 Lee Marvin Ernest Borgnine A tough Army major whips an unruly group of misfit convicts into shape for a deadly mission into enemy territory during World Warll “Teacher’s Pet” 7:30 on Channel 62— Very good 1958 Clark Gable Doris Day A hard-boiled city editor becomes the star pupil in a journalism class “Huey Long” 8 on Channel 19— Very good 1985 Narrated by David McCullough Film maker Ken Burns’ portrait of the late governor and senator from Louisiana whose assassination in 1935 cut short a controversial and colorful political career “Western Union” 8 on Channel 41— Very good 1941 Robert Young Dean Jagger The building of the first transcontinental telegraph wires causes conflict “The Three Musketeers” 9:15 on 17— Very good 1948 Lana Turner Van Heflin In 17th-century France three dashing adventurers come to the aid of King Louis XIII when they learn that his crafty cleric Cardinal Richelieu is hatching a nasty plot against him “Parting Glances” 9:30 on MC— Very good 1986 Richard Ganoung John Bol-ger As he prepares to leave for Africa on business a gay Manhattanite comes to terms with separating from his friends and lover “Stalag 17” 9:30 on MX Very good 1953 William Holden Otto Preminger Billy Wilder’s Oscar-winning story of the war of wills existing between American prisoners and their Nazi captors in a prisoner-of-war camp during World War II “Breaking Away” 10 on AM — Excellent 1979 Dennis Christopher Paul Dooley A bicycle enthusiast in a small college town spends his post-high school summer trying to sort out his plans while training for the two biggest races of his life Late night “Barquero” 11:30 on Channel 41— Fair 1970 Lee Van Cleef Warren Oates A lone man goes after the soldiers of fortune who massacred an entire town “Sleuth” 11:45 on 17-Very good 1972 Laurence Olivier Michael Caine A suspense writer invites his wife’s paramour to his home for an evening of deadly fun and games “Appointment with Danger” 12:30 am on Channel 62— Very good 1951 Alan Ladd Phyllis Calvert Two women aid a post office investigator in cracking a mail robbery plot “I Will I Will For Now” 1:30 a m on Channel 41 — Fairly good 1976 Elliott Gould Diane Keaton A formerly married couple tries several remedies to cure their sexual incompatibility “Call Me Bwana” 2 am on Channel 5 — Very good 1963 Bob Hope Anita Ekberg EARN MORE WITH THE SECURITY OF FEDERAL INSURANCE ONE-YEAR CD: THREE-YEAR CD: FIVE-YEAR CD: FSI IC fpdffll Savinqs A I (MI InsufurHr Cmp Ymir InMirnd to SIOOOOO 775 885 925 IFFICTIVI ANNUAL VIILD IFFICTIVI ANNUAL YIILD IFFICTIVI ANNUAL YIILD 747 848 885 CURRINT RATI CURRINT RATI CURRINT RATI OVER $1500000000 STRONG $500 MINIMUM Rote tubect to (honge doily Subuontiol intereu penalty for early withdrawal of rertifnotes Annual yeld assumes a reinvestment of funds at rurrent rates for one year period © Shawnee 13424 Midland Dr 631-9144 HOME SAVINGS ASSOCIATION Antioch Center Lee's Summit 5235 NE Antioch Rd Summit Shopping Center 453-2700 Brookside 328 W 63rd St 523-1642 524-3634 Midtown 3568 Broadway 753-8700 FA 221-7100 Independence Center Northeast 1 8807 East 39th St 261 4 Independence Ave 795-8320 241-1135 South Kansas City 9740 Wornall Rd 941-0300 Downtown 1006 Grand 472-5155 St Joseph 724 N Belt Highway 233-1375 i I i i

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