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Thursday, April 3, 1975
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10.1—IUBBOCK AVALANCHE.JOURNAL-Thursday Morning. April 3. I97S VLEE TMERIWETHER DAVID BRINKLEY David Brinkley's 'Matchless' As EVA GABOR Humor Newsman W« interrupt 'or this Import ant me •are . . . PRESS BOX: TV ncwsme come and go. but has tlier ever been another one with semse of humor half the mate of David Bninkley's? Here what we heard him surges about government policy: "Th aim is to make more mone available to stimulate the ccon omy, but at the same time t save gasoline. So, a reasorrabl person might conclude his pa triotic duty is to buy a car bu not to drive it. Just park it ou front, give it an occasional wa. job and on nice days, go ou and sit in it. Since these ne\ cars would not be driven, De troit could leave out the engine brakes, gears, spare tires bumpers and seat belts. An this means they might be abl to cut the price a few dollars Such a policy would put the au tomobile industry back on a fu schedule, keep finance compa nies prosperous, eliminate trafl ic jams and pollution and sav a lot of gasoline. It could be th solution we've all been looking for." PLACE THE FACE: Their names may not be familiar tc you, but by the time you reach the end of this item, you will probably recall seeing Howard Plabt and Hal Williams For example, Howard Platt is the deputy district attorney in NBC's three-part series, "The Law," and he is a regular, Dr Phil Nevvroan, on "The Bob Newhart Show.' 1 Recognize him' What about Hal Williams? He played the recurring role o Herbie Cline on "That Girl, 1 Caleb Brown on "Kung Fu' and is now Clarence, the me ohanic, on "Harry O." Stili can't picture them, huh? Well what if we tell you they are Hoppy and Smitty, the integrated cop-team on "Sanford and Son"? Now you know them. Everybody does. They even make appearances together for schools and charity groups, anc wherever they go, everybody wants the autographs of "the cops from 'Sanford and Son.' " QUICK CHANGE: From top to cop — Phil Silvers and Rose Marie, stars of "Top Banana" on stage and screen, together again with the lady polkeman in "Get Christie Love' From ball to hall — Jim Simpson, NBC sports announcer, appearing at Cleveland's Public Hall as guest speaker for the Junior Achievement Dinner . . . From junk to punk — Demond Wilson, son of a junkyard owner on "Sanford and Son," making his nightclub debut ait the LHS Vegas Hilton with an act which, sad to say, belongs in the junkyard . . . From beauty to duty — Lee Meriweather, the lovely secretary on "Barnaby Jones," serving as a crusade chairman for the Americna Cancer Society . .. From funny to bunny — Bob Newhart, the comic psychologist on his own weekly series, playing the Easter Bunny on "Perry Como's Springtime Special." ON THE INSIDE: Ratings for "Barney Miller" have been poor, but things could improve now that the new competition is "Sunshine." No less a program parsonage than Fred silvcrman, CBS veep. suggested recently that "Sunshine" was so weak it could "make a hit of 'Barney Miller.' " Even if that turns out to be the flukey manner in which "Barney" gets recog-i nized, it is deserved, for this isj an exceptionally fine comedy TINDERBOX series with an attention to de tail that shows up clearly in the finished product. Consider the precinct station (the main set) This looks real because the show's ant direction took the trouble to travel to New York and make photographs of the interior of a rundown East Side station home. Consider, also the fact that the star, Hal Lin den, is a New Yorker, himself Thus, when a director {from California) told Hal to take of lis overcoat in Me hallway Linden responded, "The hallway may be part of an apartment in Hollywood, but not in New York. That would be like changing clothes on the street.' Whether by way of NBC's new series or just by way of word getting around, "Barney Miller" deserves a little Sunshine. IVHO'S WHO: This year, the losts and presenters alone will make the Academy Award ceremonies worth watching on NBC Tuesday. For emcees: Bob Jope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy 3avis Jr., Shirley MacLaJne. Tor presenters: Jack Lemmon Gene Kelly, Ryan and Tatum O Neal and many more. But in case you need an ever better eason to watch, we offer here )ur sentimental favorites for he top Oscars. Best Picture — •Chinatown"; Best Actor — AI 3 acino; Best Actress — Gena Rowlands; Best Supporting Acor — Jeff Bridges; Best Sup- x>rting Actress — Ingrid Bergman. Write these down beside four own choices, then tune in o see whose selections are more on-target! • e • IDLE CHATTER: There is no uestion about the authenticity f these shocking personal terns. They were discovered in First National safety deposit ix>x. You can bank on them .. , ack Lord, "Hawaii Fivc-oi" ivas the star of 30 films before e became an actor — Navy raining films! (Which is why ack claims he is a "vvell- rained" actor) . . . Eva Gabor ses a razor blade to cut out very third hair of her false yelashes to make them look more natural! (Oh, come now, ~>a, wouldn't you say that's plittmg hairs?) . . . Ray Miland says that when girls start ugging you more than they scd to, you know you're tjet- ng older! (Or bettor) ". . . 'mn-Margrct was born in Swe' ;n but left that country at age to come to America! (After LI, how much can you take of hose Swedish Meat Balls?). RACK IN THE BELL,: In the midst of a growing array of Bicentennial programminrr dedicated to the proposition that all Americans should spend 1975-76 patting ourselves on the back, it is well worthwhile for us to view ABC's special, "I Will Fight No More Forever" on April 14. This documents the story of Chief Joseph, leader of the Nez Perc Indians who, with only 300 braves, fought to a standstill 10 separate army commands over a period of 11 weeks. So amazing was Chief Joseph's fight for freedom that it is stall taught at West Point as a "•classic in defensive maneuvers." When finally the Chief surrendered and found his people banished to an Oklahoma reservation, he told our callous congress, "You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man born free should be contented it penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases." These are words worth remembering as the bicentennial tolling of our liberty bell makes music or our ears. • • • HOPE FOR THE FUTURE: Gene Roddenbury is wishing another producer great success uus coming September. For 'ears since "Star Trek" left the network, Roddenbury, the crea- or-producer, has been trying to negotiate a new network deal to n-ing it back. The closest he has come was a laddie show vhich, since "Star Trek" was learly an adult sci-fi concept, xmibed out. Meanwhile, reruns t the original series, old as hey are, are being carried by 50 stations! And now there is '1999" being sold in syndication or a September start. If this new series (much like "Star 1'rok") is a hit Roddenbury will give up trying to interest a net- vork in reviving "star Trek" and will concentrate instead on 'iringing the series back to life •ta syndication (sales to local stations rather than anetwork). wonder Roddenbury is hop- ing "1999" is a winner• • • TURN BACK THE CLOCKS: Twelve years ago . . . Producers of "Ben Casey" were working on an episode suggested by Sammy Davis, about a ballplayer who lost an eye. Sammy would star . . . Hugh Downs was taking plying lessons with a camera mounted in the cockpit to show his progress, the film to be shown on "Today" . . . Lucille Ball, having bought out her former husband's stock in Desilu for 2% million dollars, had been made the company's president. "But I haven't had anything to do," said Lucy. "The same people who always ran the studio are still running it" ... Host of the Academy Awards presentation was Frank Sinatra. Vying for top honors were: Best Actor — Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Marcello Mastrolanni, Jack Lemmon and Peter O'Toole. Best Actress — Anne Bancroft, Bc-tte Davis, Lee Remick, Geraldine Page and Katherine Hepburn. COMPUTERIZED ORHMEFIGHTERS HOUSTON (AP) — A special computerized police team began operations Wednesday to combat armed robbery and burglary here. Police Chief Carroll M. Lynn said the Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT) will be guided by a computer to locations deemed likely to be subjected to burglary or robbery. For All Your Banking Needs. 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