The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 7, 1975 · Page 35
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 35

Provo, Utah
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Monday, April 7, 1975
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Children's Television Group Old Friend Monday, April 7, 1975.THE HERALD, Provo, Utah. -TV15 Benf Anfenncr Awards Action for Children's Television (ACT), a national citizens organization working to upgrade the quality of children's television and eliminate the abuses of overcommercialism, announced today a series of Bent Antenna Awards, given to professionals in the broadcasting field who have assigned a higher priority to their own interests than to children's needs. The tongue-in-cheek awards, bestowed on April Fool's Day, were compiled on the basis of comments from more than 100 ACT representatives in communities across the nation who have carefully monitored children's programs. This year, ACT presents the following Bent Antenna Awards: A Sugar Lobby-Pop to the Federal Trade Commission, for pretending that it doesn't know whether sugar causes cavities, to avoid action on ACT'S three-year-old petition to eliminate the selling of highly sugared foods on children's television; A Bullet-Proof Vest to all broadcasting executives who scheduled sadistic shool-em-ups during early evening hours; An unfair housing citation to Mattel, for promoting a $20 Barbie Town House as the doll's perfect environment while millions of young viewers live in substandard housing; The Waterpik Award to M&M-Mars, for covering up the sins of sugar while pushing candy to kids. M&M-Mars has created public service announcements for children blaming cavities on plaque; A WIN button to Kaiser Broadcasting Stations, for running and rerunning Speed Racer, a cartoon series extolling the virtues of careless destruction and of travelling much faster than 55 mph; A set of false eyelashes to NBC, for the sexist portrayal of cars and motorcycles on its Saturday morning program, "Wheclie and the Chopper Bunch": The Self-Serving Citation of the Year Awards to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Code Authority for determining that children are less vulnerable during the week than on weekends. The new NAB rule permits 14 minutes per hour of advertising to children on Monday through Friday, and 10 minutes on Saturday and Sunday; A trio of see-nothing, hear-nothing, do-nothing monkeys to the Federal Communications Commission for failing to rule on children's television abuses; A Fire Extinguisher to WGN-TV in Chicago for a movie promo aired during "Bozo's Circus" showing a writhing man being tortured at the stake while an anguished woman screams "he's burning, he's burning! Please cut him down!" Suspected By Prentiss Chief Prentiss (series star Jessica Walter) wrestles with an unwanted dilemma involving an old family friend suspected of industrial espionage and homicide in "Baptism of Fire," the "Amy Prentiss" drama to be colorcast on Channel 2's "Sunday Mystery Movie" April 13 at 8 p.m. (repeat of Dec. 1,1974). While supervising the trackdown of a mad bomber (Mills Watson) and answering charges by a councilman (Hector Elias) that her sex is causing dissension in her all-male department, Chief Prenliss finds herself battling with hard-nosed Lt. Bill Parkins (William Shatner) about the guilt or innocence of Prentiss's close friend Ross Whitman (Peter Haskell), suspected of industrial espionage and homicide. Mariclaire Costello guest-stars as Enid Feeny, wife of the bomber suspect. Firing Line Hosts GOP So. Carolina Governor Danny Kaye fo Explain Opera to Kids April 27 William F. Buckley Jr. converses this week on "Firing Line" with Governor James B. Edwards. The program, entitled "The First Republican Governor in South Carolina in 100 Years," airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Channel?. Gov. Edwards, an oral surgeon, was elected to the South Carolina State Senate in 1972, defeating the incumbent from the Charleston-Georgetown district. He won the Republican gubernatorial primary last year over General William Westmoreland. The courts declared Charles Ravenel, the Democratic candidate, ineligible for failure to meet residency requirements, so , Edwards' opponent in the gubernatorial race was U.S. Congressman J. Bryan Dorn. Since the brief period of Reconstruction, during which the Democrats in South Carolina were disenfranchised, the state has been dominated by the Democratic party. The two-party system has come alive only at the last decade. As a result, Governor Edwards is working with a Democratic legislature and a Democratic lieutenant governor. Governor Edwards stated at a recent press conference that he is and always has been a strong supporter of former California governor Ronald Reagan. Should Reagan decide to run for president in 1976 on a third-party ticket, Edwards said he would be sorely tempted to join the third party. BEHBT3FSL... ur ll WASATCH FIREPLACE CO. HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Fearless Danny Kaye will attempt to entertain millions of unsuspecting children this month by explaining opera to them on televison. Rare indeed is the man with courage enough to tackle smallfry on a subject historically abhorrent to them. Fortunately, Danny's two great passions are youngsters and classical music. He also has a plan for keeping the kids from squirming or simply running for their lives. "I'll cope with their short attention span by making them do something," said Kaye before embarking on his perilous mission. "When their interest wavers I'll make them participate. "They'll sing with me or clap their hands to the music. We'll see what happens." The show is "Danny Kaye's Look-in at the Metropolitan," airing April 27 (CBS). Four thousand kiddies ages 9 to 13 will crowd New York's Metropolitan Opera House to watch Danny dispel the myster-. iesoflibettoandaria. "The show will be entertaining and educational," the comedian explained. "By that I don't mean the kids are going to be taught anything. They will be exposed to the art, entertainment and humor in opera. "If kids are exposed to a thing when they are young it stays in their minds all their lives. I'm going to demonstrate how operas are put together. "That'll include everything from individual orchestral instruments to the wig making shop, scenery, lights and makeup. Everything." Kaye is an old hand with children. His jester's face and genius for mime and comedy delight youngsters everywhere. For the past 21 years he has worked without pay representing UNICEF (United Nations Childrens Fund) in almost every country in the world. "I've been bombarded with phone calls and letters from people wanting me to disassociate myself from the United Nations because UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) withdrew funds from Israel for archaelogical digs," Kaye said. "They confuse UNESCO with UNICEF. They are two separate entities. "I'm dealing with UNICEF which is beyond politics.race and religion. How can you love an Israeli child and not an Arab child, a North Korean child and not a South Korean child? "It's impossible. You can't tell the difference. I don't speak foreign languages but I have no trouble communicating with them. "Somehow children should know people have banded together to keep them from starving. QUALITY HOME FURNISHINGS ADMIRAL ZENITH & RCA - T.V. AND Stereo, MAGIC CHEF, O'KEEFE & MERRITT, GIBSON, KITCHENAID, FRIGIDAIRE AND AMANA APPLIANCES JOHN PARAS FURNITURE 560 N. State, Orem - 224*1521 JESSICA WALTERS ^^tf^^^tf^^^tf^^^^^^ THE DIET CENTER IS FINALLY HERE! 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