Birmingham Post-Herald from Birmingham, Alabama on August 7, 1986 · 10
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Birmingham Post-Herald from Birmingham, Alabama · 10

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Thursday, August 7, 1986
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A) 0 Mbwiingham Pett-Hfoid Ttiuwday Augmf 7 1916 AP Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor are together again 'It was magic when we made "Singing in the Rain" and we wanted to recapture the magic Miss Reynolds said as she and O'Connor were interviewed yesterday on ABC-TV's 'Good Morning America The pair who starred with Gene Kelly in the film 34 years ago will take their act on the road with their first appearance set for Scranton Pa Sept 19-21 Canal crooners told to cut the Neapolitan pop tunes From Prwt Rtporti Tourist officials in Venice Italy have ordered gondoliers to stop crooning “O' Sole Mio” while taking tourists down Venice's romantic canals because the song is Neapolitan not Venetian Tourist official Aagusto Salvador! sent a letter to gondoliers parking lot attendants and agencies that organise singing gondola tours ordering them to cut out such standard Italian favorites as "O' Sole Mio” and “Funiculi' Funicula'" He also wants them to quit singing pop tunes and above all cut out crooning in any language but Italian “This isn't meant to be a reactionary measure but rather a desire to reaffirm the Venetian musical tradition ” Salvadori said Wyeth works found A secret collection of 240 works by artist Andrew Wyeth depicting a blonde and her daughter that he planned to keep hidden — even from his wife — until his death was revealed when sold Tuesday an art expert said The New York Times reported the works by Wyeth 69 were painted at his hone in Chadds Ford Pa between 1970 and 1985 AH but one depict a blond blue-eyed woman named Helga believed to Horoscope By Baraka Bada Otof Newspaper Enterprise AMociaUon FO THOSE WHOSE BIRTHDAY IS TODAY: Paopk you've mat in your chosen fiald of endeavor will play htlpful rolti in making you non successful in the yaar ahoad Tha morn you Aon Ifw mera you 'I receive LEO (Ally 23-Aug 22) Your possibiiifies for turning a profit ora Kkaly to bo a bit Wronger today Itian tomorrow Go for tha gold now VIRGO (Aug 23-Sapt 22) H you ora in a sociable mood don't wait on your friandi to arronga on activity Put wmaftiing togallwr younalf and you'll attract willing companion LIBRA (Sopt 23-Oct 23) A malttr that is important to you diould bn Mtlitd today if you an in a position to do to Don't lot it drift any longer SCORPIO (Oct 24440V 22) Tha it Ifw right day la char Ifw air between you and a dote friend You can now toy exactly whgt't on your mind without being miiunderttood SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23-Dec 21) You dworvo remuneration and recognition and you could get them H you don't receive them now they will coma your woy in the very near future CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) Action! you taka on a project you're involved with wiR have far-reaching effect Thank goodnett you’re in a positive frame of mind AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 19) There ate indication! that you may benefit from a tuccattful venture initiated by tomeoge aha There'! room for you in Ifw picture PISCES (Fab 20-March 20) Partnenhip arrangement! diould work favorably Team up with tomeone who it at capable at your two hoodt are better than ona ARIES (March 21 -April 19) At work indeed of waiting to bo told what to do taka direct action in your area of responsibility Initiative b essential TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Someone you've become romantically interested in lately will respond to your charms Don't be bashful about making your presence felt GEMINI (May 21-June 20) H there h a situation you want to alter in order to help your family don't wait for time to make the changes n't your move CANCER (June 21-July 22) Your judgment h vary sound to onca you make a decision don’t be afraid to act on it htdacisivenets will only work against you Turning the tide On Aug 7 1942 US Marines launched America's first offensive of World War II with their landing on Guadalcanal one of the Solomon Islands In July the Japanese had begun constructing on airstrip at Guadalcanal in preparation for an all-out assault on Australia about 1000 miles to the southwest It took six months of vicious fighting for the Americans to finally subjugate the island Then began the long drive to Tokyo about 3000 miles away DO YOU KNOW — On what two cities did America drop atomic bombs in 1945? YESTERDAY'S ANSWER — The Andean Mountain! run through the western part of Bolivia ' Knowledge llnlbnitcd Inc WDBB reaches agreement with Fox network By Grace Fiorella Chandler Poet-Heraid Reporter Tuscaloosa' WDBB-TV is among 79 independent stations that have reached broadcast agreements with the new Fox Broadcasting Co FBC is best known as the network for which Joan River left her lucrative position as Johnny Carson’s guest host on NBC ‘Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” Miss Rivers signed a three-year 83 milium contract with FBC to star in her own late night talk show “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers” Fox has announced that it has reached affiliate agreements with 79 independent stations including WDBB (which broadcasts from Tuscaloosa but maintains an office in Birmingham) and WPMI-TV in Mobile The agreement provides Fox with nearly 80 percent coverage of US television households FBC programming will begin in October with Miss Rivers' show David DuBose general manager for WDBB-TV Channel 17 said Tuesday the station is “very excited" about its new relationship with Fox Broadcasting Co "It's a great fresh service for many station across the country Joan Rivers has an excellent track record “We also know that Rupert Murdoch the owner of the Fox network has a very successful record and we're privileged to be associated with the group” DuBose said Miss Rivers’ show will begin Oct 6 and will air weeknights from 10 to 11 In the spring DuBose said FBC will expand its programming “In March they will offer programming on Saturday and Sunday nights in prime time Eventually there will be an expansion as time goes on with more affiliates and (as) revenues increase “We also know they have hired the Disney studios to produce ‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’ which is a situation comedy based on the movie (of the same name)” DuBose said Fox also is considering developing a new series called “The New Star Trek” - In addition he said the Fox network will draw on its relationship with 20th Century Fox its parent company to offer movies during prime time “They will be using some of the 20th Century Fox library of films to offer a movie on one or both of those (weekend) nights” DuBose said Fox has hired 28-year-old Garth Ancier a former vice president of programming for NBC to head its programming department "He was responsible for many of the shows the last couple of years that made NBC so popular" DuBose said Station affiliations were coordinated by David Johnson senior vice president of marketing for FBC and David Hilton vice president of affiliate relations for FBC Agreements cover two years beginning with the October premiere of Miss Rivers' show and include FBC' prime-time schedule that will debut in March 2020 ' examines controversial home for youths By Faye Znckerman Special to the Poti-Henld Lynn Sherr a new correspondent for ABCs “2020” presents her first piece at 9 tonight on a Providence RI facility for emotionally disturbed youngsters The Behavior Research Institute is embroiled in a legal battle with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office for Children a licensing agency that claims the facility’s behavior-modification techniques are inhumane and illegal The institute and the parents of the children enrolled there defend the procedures which include pinching IV TODAY spanking and making the children smell ammonia and sip foul-tasting liquids On a lighter note Bob Brown is the reporter in another segment on wine coolers “a brand new billkm-dollar beverage industry that is here to stay" Highlights “Christopher Columbus" (1985) CBS at 7: In the conclusion of this two-parter the explorer (Gabriel Byrne) makes several trips to the New World where he contends with hostile South American Indians a mutinous crew ill health and the perils of bad weather at sea Repeat “Cosby Show” NBC at 7: Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam) experiments with a juicer that Cliff (Bill Cosby) told her was off-limits Repeat “Family Ties” NBC at 7:30: Alex (Michael J Fox) will do anything to stop Ellen (Tracy Pollan) from marrying someone else in the conclusion of the two-part episode Repeat “Cheers'' NBC at 8: Carla (Rhea Perlman) worries about dancing with her ex-husband (Dan Hedaya) in a contest but is sure it’s the only way she will win Repeat Cable call "MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers" (1983) HBO at 6: Mariette Hartley does a fine job of portraying a grief-sticken mother whose daughter is killed by a drunken driver THURSDAY'S MOVIES AUGUST 7 1986 AFTIRNOON 4:00 WO “Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird" (1985) Voices of Jim Henson Carroll Spinney G (CC) 5:00 SHOW “2010'' (1984) Roy Scheider John Lithgow PG (CC) DON "Hacksaw" (1972) Tab Hunter Susan Bracken MAX "Antarctica" (1984) Ken Takakura Tsunehiko Watase G (CC) VININO 6:00 WO Vt “MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers" (1983) Mariette Hartley Paula Prentiss (CC) 7:00 WGN 614 “The Exorcist" (1973) Ellen Bur-styn Linda Blair Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty The young daughter of a popular actress becomes possessed by a demonic spirit which commits evil acts through the occupation of her mind and body 02) “The Cradle WIN Fall" (1983) Lauren Hutton Ben Murphy Strange happenings at a hospital where she is detained following an auto mishap lead an assistant DA into a web of homicidal intrigue USA "Handle With Care" (1977) Paul Le Mat Candy Clark A man's obsession with his CB radio gets him involved with various funny offbeat hometown locals AU “The Fireman's Ball" (1968) Josef Svet Marie Jezkova Elaborate plans to fete their 86-year-old chief at a special bail go awry for a group of well-meaning Czechoslovakian firemen (Subtitled) SHOW "Purple Rain" (1984) Prince ApcNonia Kotero R (CC) 7:05 W1BS “The Three Musketeers” (1974) Oliver Reed Raquel Welch 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 8:00 OB “A Rage To Live" (1965) Suzanne Pleshette Bradford Dillman After many love affairs a promiscuous young social leader tries settling down to a normal married life WO "Commando" (1985) Arnold Schwarzenegger Rae Dawn Chong R (CC) DON “Bon Voyage" (1962) Fred Mac-Murray Jane Wyman MAX "Bill Cosby Himself" (1982) Bill Cosby PG 9:25 W1BS “The Last Detail" (1974)' Jack Nicholson Otis Young Two rowdy shore patrolmen attempt to teach their emotionally withdrawn prisoner the facts of life 10:00 MAX 14 "The Heavenly Kid” (1985) Lewis Smith Jason Gedrick PG-13 UH '4 "Sweet William" (1980) SamWater- ston Jenny Agutter An English girt has a rocky romance with a rakish Scotsman 10:30 OS "Crime In The Streets" (1956) Sal Mineo John Cassavetes Despite the efforts of a social worker to reform him a young street hood leads one of his gang members into a life of crime 10:45 MSN "Toby Tyler Or Ten Weeks With A Circus" (1960) Kevin Corcoran Henry Calvin 11:00 0 '4 "Whose Life Is It Anyway?” (1981) Richard Dreyfuss John Cassavetes Paralyzed from the neck down in an automobile accident a sculptor reminisces about his life before and eloquently argues for his right to die WO V4 "Tightrope" (1984) Clint Eastwood Genevieve Bujold R (CC) AU "The Fireman's Ball" (1968) Josef Svet Marie Jezkova Elaborate plans to fete their 86-year -oW chief at a special ball go awrfJbr a group of well-meaning Czechoslovakian firemen (Subtitled) SHOW "Friday The 13th - The Final Chapter” (1984) Crispin Glover Kimberty Beck R 11:20 WTU "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959) Bela Lugosi Mona McKinnon UFOs containing strange inhabitants from an unknown planet invade Earth 11:30 WGN "The Barkleys Of Broadway" (1949) Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers A theatrical couple split up over a disagreement concerning their future only to find that their love for each other is revitalized V t

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