Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 16, 1973 · Page 6
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, May 16, 1973
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6 , Qaltsbura Rtaistir«Mail, Qalisburfl, HI. Wednesday,May .16. 1973 Meeting Offers Inside View of TV ByftrCKfttffiftOW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Some eftftffgfti of how ftnd why netware television management mom scries around to improve rating! were offered Tuesday by a top CBOTV executive- Television In Review The specific cases, prepared for • meeting here this week of the network's affiliate station representatives, were set forth by CBS^TV programming vice president Fred Silverman, who gave a rundown of his organization's new fall schedule. And among the cases he outlined in a night-by-night breakdown were these: On Saturdays (where CBS-TV currently has a lineup of "All in the. Family, 0 "Bridget Loves Bernfe" and the Afary Tyler Moore, Bell Newhart and Carol Burnett series): "This has been one of the biggest nights in the history of television—yet one troublesome half hour has surfaced ... From the day it went on the air, 'Bridget Loves Bertiie' was losing close to 25 [per cent of the 'All in the Family' audience. "The figure rose to 35 per cent in the first quarter ... And more often than not, the show was a valley on Saturday night. During this period, (NBC-TV's) 'Emergency' ... passed 'Bridget' by. The ratings, in this case, bore out a general feeling that the show was not, qualitatively, on a par with the rest of the Saturday fineup. ft was, in fact, highly vulnerable, and could have severe problems in the fall when ABC- TV installs a 90-minute suspence movie (series)... "Recognizing the importance of (the current 'Bridget' slot) as the pivot for the night and indeed the key to our continued Saturday leadership, we decided that 'Bridget Loves Bernie' had to go. "The program selected for this coveted spot is 'MASH'- one of the brightest and smartest comedies in our schedule. Here is a show, in spirit and appeal, that is a perfect companion piece," Silverman said, for the programs that will bracket it, "All in the Family" and Miss Moore's series. Silverman says MASH "appears to be tough com* petitively," adding: "In what is considered, to be one of the most treacherous half hours in network television, Sunday at 8 |p.m. (EOT), its performance has steadily improved—reaching a 33 share in the last national Nielsen. We haven't seen a 33 here since Ed Sullivan in his heyday.)" The executive says CBS-TV believes the new Saturday slot will help "MASH" become a superstar" entry. Then there is the case of Monday nights, where CBS-TV currently has a lineup consist­ ing of "Gunsmoke" and the Lucille Ball, Ms Day and Bill Cosby series. Silverman sttrti out by saying, "There is great strength with the 'Gunsmoke'* 'Lucy' parlay ... particularly {the Lucy half hour which, for three seasons, has blunted the NBC movie and ABC football" (Footnote: Miss Ball and the football games are not direct competitors all over the country because, as an example, the games are seen earlier in the West than in the East). Anyway, Silverman says: "Unfortunately, Doris Day and Bill Cosby this season haven't been able to capitalize on this lead-in ... and changes are therefore warranted." CBS-TV's fall schedule does net Include Miss Day's serWi or Cosby's, inheriting Miss Day's time slot following Miss Ban will be Dick Van Dyke's comedy series. Silverman says this will help the network's program "flow" and also "build on the strength and audience appeal of Lucy." He says the Van Dyke show, in Its upcoming new slot, "should serve as a strong, compatible companion piece to Lttey," and be a better showcase for Van Dyke's talents than the early Sunday night time period In which he has been seen. Following Van Dyke on CBS- TV in the fall will be the "Medical Center" series switched from Wednesdays. D.A-Author: Crime Shows Not to Blame By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NEA) - Do TV crime shows and crime movies serve to encourage crime on the streets? That's a problem which has concerned sociologists and criminologists ever since movies and TV were invented. The lively Arts George V. Higgins, an assistant U.S. attorney for the district of Massachusetts, thinks the idea that crime shows increase crime is "bunk." "Crime is part of the human condition," Higgins says. "There always has been greed and there always will be greed, and so long as there is greed, there will be crime. I don't think anybody who is contemplating a crime will be either swayed or deterred by what he sees on any screen." IT SHOULD be noted, however, that Higgins has a small ax to grind in this matter. Besides his legal career, he is also an author. His first novel, "The Friends of Eddie Coyle," a crime story, has been made into a movie, starring Robert Mitchum. Now he has another book, already on the best-seller list; called "The Digger's Game." COUNTRY MUSIC SHANGRI-LA INN 421 East Main EVWY THURS., FRI. * SAT. NIGHTS THURS. 1 -12 Tht Mississippi Travelers Fri. *. Sat. 1 :30-12:30 the RHYTHMAIRES FMturlag Artl* Wbifo THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIALS Bar-B-Que Pork Chops —'1.75 Rib Eye . J1.95 Seafood Special *1.80 Baked Potato & Tossed Salad. Also Serving Regular Menu KNOTTY PINE TAP WATAGA, ILL. — 375-9918 WEDNESDAY NIGHT LADIES* NIGHT Cocktails--V2 Price FOR THE LADIES ONLY PLUS — le Entertained By "Together" mm 57 S. Cherry St. — Ph. 343-5181 It's a crime novel, and a great one. It is sure to become a movie, too, although Higgins says there is no deal yet although there Is talk that George C. Scott is interested. Can a nice girl from Presentation Catholic High School in San Francisco find happiness in a rock band? "A girl in a rock band," says Pattie Santos, of It's a Beautiful Day, "must make a choice. She has to be either free and easy, or be twice the lady other girls are. I made my choice—I'm three times the lady other girls are." Pattie probably won't be a rock musician and singer all her life. Her advisers think she can, and should, move on to other things. She's tall and attractive and her people think she's another Cher, only without a Sonny. SHE'S WORKING hard at being beautiful. When she goes on the road she takes along a suitcase full of vitamin tablets. That's only one of about 10 suitcases she takes with her—the others contain ... , ITALIAN «W4 RESTAURANT FAMILY DAY SPECIALS Om* GOOD All DAY AND IVININO WKbNtSDAY SPAGHETTI LASAGNA MEAT SAUCE SALAD GARLIC BREAD WftsbXY SALAD GARLIC BREAD IC CARRY-OUTS 25c EXTRA ANGELO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 1824 N. HENDERSON ST. PH. 343-0213 FREE ORDERS OVER S3 m.-lZZ.Z-** 5 PM T0 MIDNIGHT Df LI VERY *Do" Not Include Specials George V. Higgins ... greed Is root of crime SHERATON MAKES IT HAPPEN Thirsty Thursday Men's Highballs 35c 57 P.M. THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE Sheraton Motor Inn "THE INN PLACE" 1.74 At East Main 343-7151 CHICKEN SPECIAL TUE.-WED.-THURS. V2 Chicken FRENCH FRIES COLE SLAW ROLLS & COFFEE . $1.25 Serving Frem 5 to 9 PM In The Coffee Shop and Sirloin Room The Huddle Inn 1487 N. HENDERSON ST. such things as her needlepoint, books, her stereo system, "and lotions and creams. 0 "I travel about six months out of the year," she says, "so I try to make it as comfortable as possible." An upcoming movie, "No Go," was filmed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The film's producer - director, Richard Chase, is back In town with some theories about why the current Irish troubles are so bloody bloody. ; He blames the lack of experienced leaders among the British troops occupying Northern Ireland. "There are not enough seasoned officers," Chase says, and the rank-and-file Tommies are, in the main, simply mercenaries." Chase says the British troops have been instructed to fire into the ground, so their bullets will ricochet into their targets' legs, but, instead, many of them are firing point blank at chests and such. His film, "No Go," shows the funeral of an IRA leader who was killed by such tactics. Until somebody comes along to challenge him, Charles Bronson claims the title as Man Who Owns More Motorcycles Than Anybody. Bronson tells me he has 17 motorcycles in his garage at the moment — weekends, he and his kids pick three pr four, pile them in his truck and take off for the desert and some riding. Lands Leading Role Billy Dee Williams Taking His Time at Reacting Top By VERNON SCOTT man. The fact that I'm black is HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Nobody has heard a director say, "If you can't get me Marlon Brando, get me Sidney Pol tier." Casting for motion pictures necessarily defines some roles as racial. A black king of Entertainment World COMING SOON TROOPERS DANCE STARRING NASHVILLE STAR Christy Lone Show 4 And Her 12 Piece Bond "MISTY MEN We are calling now for Ads in our Program Yearbook and Tickets for the Dance. Your Support and Thoughtfufness is very much Appreciated. . . . SPONSORED BY: FRATERNAL ORDER of POLICE TROOPERS LODGE No. 41 Phone 342.0211 England, for instance, wouldn't make a great deal of sense. But one black actor did hear director Sidney Furie say, "If you can't get me Billy Dee Williams for the part, then I'll sign a white actor." To Billy Dee Williams —best known for his role of Gayle Savers in "Brian's Song" — Furie's words were a giant stride forward. The picture is "Goodbye Marseilles" in which Williams plays a federal law man who flies to France on his own to dispatch a group of dope smugglers. Whether the film is good or bad is almost secondary to Williams, who rejoices in the fact that his lead role could just have easily been played by Steve McQueen. The part, in fact, had been written for McQueen by Alan Trustman who wrote "The Thomas Crown Affair" and "Bullet," in which McQueen did star. "There Is no reference to color in this picture," said Williams with undisguised delight. "There's no self-consciousness in it at all. I play a TAVERN NIGHT DRAWING Thursday, May 17 $175.00 CUSTER Crown Room If No Wijwur t| • P.M. th«r« will bit • lad Drawing «t 10 p.m. never an issue, "Personally, I think it is one of the finest international adventure films I've ever seen. There's a lot of good action and human exchange. The story has much to say about the social and political upheaval in the world today," One of the reasons Furie was so high on Williams is that he directed the actor in "Lady Sings The Blues." On the strength of his performance in that picture and his impact in "Brian's Song," Williams has received dozens of offers for films and television shows. He has turned almost all of Terrie Weinberg Wendy Youngren Galesburg Girls Capture Top Places in Twirling Contest See'Billy'- (Continued on Page U) STARTS THURSDAY When Legends Die Richard Widmark Frederick Forrest Ona Shew Each CMldftn SOo Night At 7:30 Adulti 11.00 INDS TONIGHT Walt Disney's World's Greatest Athlete Two Galesburg girls won first places in a United States Twirling Assn. state and open baton contest last Saturday in Kewanee. Wendy Youngren, 11, daughter of. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Youngren, 1076 N. Cedar St., won first place in the 11-year- old state strut division. Terri Weinberg, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Weinberg, 1112 N. Cedar St., won first place in the 14-year-old state strut division. The two girls also competed in the divisional strut- off for champion strutter. Winners in the open contest were Royann Kniss, first in Mfss Personality, third in advanced strut and fourth in advanced solo; Beth Rennie, second in beginners solo; Carolyn Schoonover, first in beginners solo; Terri Weinberg, first in beginners strut; Pam Jordan, third in intermediate solo; Lisa Tracy, third in intermediate solo and third in advanced solo.' Other winners in the open contest were Dixie Lawson, second in intermediate solo; Lorraine Harris, second in intermediate strut and ninth in advanced solo; Missie Worden, first in beginners two baton, third in advanced strut and seventh in advanced solo; Wendy Youngren, third in advanced two baton, first in ad­ vanced strut and second in advanced solo. Bonnie Pittard won first in advanced two baton, second in advanced strut and third in advanced solo; Jodi Ferguson, fifth in advanced solo; Lisa Holmes, third in advanced solo; Kathy Gibbs, seventh in advanced solo; Tommy Worden, third in advanced boys; Miss Worden and Wendy Youngren, first in junior duet. Judy's Sailorettes won second in the Junior Small Team Division. All the girls are students of Mrs. Thomas Worden, 1829 Clay St. Ticket for Judge LYNCHBURG, Va. (UPI) Last week City Manager David B. Norman ordered police to crack down on speeders. Tuesday Norman was fined $15 for speeding. WINC! 7)30 b l:4S THE POWERFUL ANO TRUE STORY OP SHERIFF SWORD RUBIER WHOCOULONT BEBOUOHT... COULDN'T BE KILLED WALKING TALL <s In Color Open 7:15 Shows 7 :30 -9 jn* Held Over! of Creeft ATMUBSTOftV ; IMS. Now Showing 7:00 ft 1 :45 Class of f 44 Open 7:11 - Shows 7:30 -1 pm HELD OVER! Adults Only. 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