Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 6, 1975 · Page 44
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 44

Lubbock, Texas
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Sunday, April 6, 1975
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—lUBB'OCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Sunday Morning, April 6/T975 KTXT;PBS <DKCBD, NBC KLBK, CBS D KMCCABC information in TV Weekly Log « supplied by the Networks and local television stations and is subject lo change. (B/W) Black and White Program. (R) Repeat Program. «:3« © News. Weather, Sports MS 95 Sacred Heart — Discus*!•• *f tones!/ »» the best principle •( human conduct. 7:N (Q OW Time Gospel Hour Q) TMs Ii The Life 7:3* O ArMMlThcWerkl S:M O Day Of Discovery O U.S. Of Archie/Ii The • Cic«u*ter — PnfeMiMul k«wler Mike DvrbM guests. 1:31 O James Rcfeiswi Prwenti O B»iley'» Comets/la The Newi • ExeltiRg Life — Presented by First Church • «t the Nazareie. IMORexHwnfeard O B»llwi»kle 1:31 ® Pl*cc T» Talk — John DcF««re, executive director *f Pastoral Ctre a»d C*»seling Ce»ter of • K«rg/R»ck 1< J» (0) Oral lUkcrti O NEXUS — Gerald Affcrw he-its community affairs ik*w. • GMber It The Ghost Chasers «:3» © JUlbry»K»Mm»« O Face The N»ti»» Janet R. Schlesi*(er, Secretary «f Defense, is j»e*f. • CbmMffcerClMeap 10:45 • Ffet I Baptist Church 11:W <D) Uvin Y*r Religioa Dr. Dudley Strata. O Kilcifefcapi* - Abel AeMta b**ti. Becky Lenz, Guy, Florence Smith Week of the CMU." 11 :M 03 Better Life - Guest: Barrel Richard. Topic: Prayer. ll:4S«Film 1Z:M (TD Garaer Ted .Armstrong O NBA Basketball - Buf- fak Braves at, New York KMcks. • Let The Bible Speak 12:3* <Q) Meet The Press-- Guest h Se». EdmiM Miiskle. chairmaa of Senate budget committee. fl§ Issues A Answers — Gaest !• be amwmced. l:M(Q)B*MOiie* 0 CbampiMshla Aate Rae- i»g — Trent*! 'ZH' In- 4uMpo4is Car Race from New Jersey's Trenton Speedway. 2:tt O Buehalt World Of Joe Carafiala — Tows training camps-, views of Frank Ribiaaaa. Catfish Hunter «d Batty Boadi to launch Ike 1»7S Major League RE-KINDLES FLAME - Lynn Redgrave, as a frustrated young widow, meets her former lover and attempts to re-kindle an old flame, burning herself in the process, in ''Spring Sonata" on Masterpiece Theatre, Sunday. 7:30 p.m., Channel 5, 2:31 O NBA Basketball - X** sas City-Omaha Kings vs. Cleveland Cavaliers. Q$ American Sportsman — Quail hunting in South Carolina with Cale Yar. borough and Roy Clark; sail fishing in Costa Rica with Dick Butkus. 3:«8 (SB NHL Hockey Minnesota at Chicago. 3: IS 9 Howard Cosel! Sports Magazine — Explores sports stories and 'interviews sports stars. .3:31 a Wide World Of Sports •World Record High Diving Championship.; World Professional Skifrig Championships 'from Aspen Highlands, Colo.; Grand National Steeplechase from Aintree, England. 4:M Si American Airlines Tennis Games — From Tucson, Arizona. Joined in progress. International pro tournament. John Newcombe defends title. 5:M © CO Minutes — Mike On The Cover Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr. (at left), Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra (at right) are masters' of ceremonies for the 47th annual Oscar Awards presentations 7>f the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, telecast live Tuesday, 9 pan., Channel 11. An unusual feature of this year's Oscar nominations is the triple entry by "Godfather Part IT in the supporting actor category. Robert DeNiro. Michael V. Gazzo and Lee Strasberg are Jhe-nbminees from the film. The triple nomination is unusual but not unprecedented. Ironically it Jaat-fcccured two years ago when James Caan. Robert Duvall and Al Padno were nominated for this year's predecessor, "The Godfather." Wallace, Morley Safer host news magazine. 3 Friends Ui Man — ^...,,.1 Ford narrates nature program exploring lasting relationships between animal and man. 5:30© \BCNcws OS Lay Witness — Lay minister Dwsyne Lynch hosts program of personal witnessing. 8:00 SJ Romagnolis' Table — Cooking series hosted by cookbook authors Margaret and Franco Romagnoli. (S & News, Weather, Sports @ KMCC 28 News Closeup — "Severe Weather Report" t:30 © Nova — Looks into reasons for the developing shortage of fish. O Wonderful World Of Disney (R) "Kids is Kids" Animated adventure. Donald Duck uses child psychology as he lakes his three nephews ou a camping trip. ©'Cher — Guests: Redd , Toxx. La Belle, Ted Knight 5S Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau — "Sleeping Sharks of Yucatan" F,x- plores mystery of the only sharks thai sleep, in the unspoiled waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Yucatan. 7:30 GD Masterpiece Theatre — "Spring Sonata" Lynn Redgrave (tars. Young widow rediscovers the love of her youth, now a famous violinist, who destroys her romantic fantasies. (Q NBC Mystery (R) "McCloud" Dennis Weaver stars. Joseph Csmpanella. John Marley, Victor Jory, Brock Peters, Angel Tompkins guest. McCloud goes undercover as narcotics dealer to break up international drug ring. (Q) Kojak — Kojak is thwarted by his federal agent counterparts in search for police killer. ® ABC Movie: "Man in the Wilderness" (1971) Richard Haras, John 'Huston. After being -mauled by a grizily bear, wilderness scout defies the elements to avenge himseif on the ex. pedition that left him behind. 8:38 © Firing Line — William F. Buckley Jr. hosts Clare Boothe Luce in discussion of "Feminism." © Mannix — Mannix is hired to find out if apparent murder is real and winds up with two bodies to of them, his client. 9-M O Many Unhappy Returns -.-."!' — "A Report.on Your Taxes" David Brinkley traces the history of taxation and explores the role of taxes in a democracy and how the Federal tax system deals with the American taxpayer. 9:30 GO Arabs & Israelis — Contrasts perceptions of the people involved in the Middle East conflict. (fj! Candid Camera ® Movie: "Zulu" (1964) Stanley Baker, Ulla Jaeob- -sson, Michael Caine. Story based on fact of handful of British soldiers fighting thousands of African warriors. 10:00 O S) News, Weather, Sports 10:30 (IT) Rabin and Sadat — "Peace or War" examines chances for peace in the Mid-East with Israeli and Egyptian leaders. ©CBS News — Dan Rather. 10:45 03) Movie: "Banjo on My Knee" (1947) Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Buddy Ebsen. Walter Brennan. Girl from the mainland struggles to overcome the suspicion of her husband's Mississippi shanty-boat folk. 11:30 ® Movie: "The Smugglers" (1968) Shirley Booth, David Opatoshu, Carol Lynlcy. Innocent woman tourist is unwitting s "' bearer of smuggled goods. -12:15 (Q) News, Weather, Sports 1:45 0 News, Weather, Sports Networks Post TV For Viewers Mail addresses for the different networks are: ABC-TV, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y., 10019. CBS-TV, 51 W. 52nd St.. New York, N.Y., 1001S NBC-TV, ler Plaza, N.Y.. 10020. PBS-TV, 485 L'Enfant Plaza, West SW, Washington D.C. 20024. 30 Rockcfel- New York, The individual's best opportunity to effectively express his or her feelings about television is to simply put pen to paper. The truth of this statement is continually reaffirmed by station personnel and network officials. Viewers may be hesitant to write their local stations or to networks because they feel a single letter will not carry much weight or even reach the "proper person." However, local television representatives are quick to reassure that letters do receive all due attention and are carefully channeled to the "proper people," Barbara Scales, promotion manager and public services director at KCBD Channel 11, said that when a letter is forwarded to a network office, "I think it's safe to say that letters are not ignored or tossed in a trash can by some girl sitting in the front office who doesn't know what's going on." * HANDLES VIEWER REQUESTS Mrs. Scales and other television personnel indicated that a great volume of mail is simply requesting information. For' viewers seeking information, Mrs, Scales noted the letter should give full details about the program in question, "the more information, the easier it will be to track down what the viewer has asked for," she said. "Give the air date," she stressed. "Often if a viewer will call the local station, we will have some information about the program. If not, then they can write to the office of the producer of the show." PIPELINE FOR COMPLAINTS, COMMENTS Concerning comments and complaints about network programming Mrs. Scales said addressing a letter to the program department of the network will probably be the direct off ice to write. She observed, "A local station can help locate a name at the network to which a particular kind of letter should be addressed. If the comment is about a particular show we can give the producer's name. That's the man who has the yea and nay on program content," she remarked. Bill Blann, program director at KLBK Channel 13, suggested that Lubbock viewers with comments or complaints about CBS programming could write Thomas Swafford, vice president of program practices at the network. "He was here in Lubbock a year or so ago to settle rumors that CBS would be carrying X-rated movies," Blann recalled. "He clears and reviews programs and helps set policies." Speaking on behalf of KLBK Blann said, "We make every effort to answer letters we receive at the station whether good or bad. Mr. Swafford and the network does the same." He further stated, "If the letter is addressed to someone or to someone's attention, it very probably will get a quicker response. ' "In my reply to each letter received at the station. I try to include the phrase that 'We want'to hear from our viewers,' " Blann said. "We can only assume so much," FLACK FROM THE FRINGE Illustrating the fact that all letters from viewers are assigned all due attention, the local spokesmen averred that even letters from so-called "kooks" are read. That brings us to a few worthwhile pointers in letterwriting. Kooks may get attention, but probably do not generate that much positive action. Understandably television, or other public businesses for that matter, are more interested in representative viewpoints and attitudes. The main advice emphasized by the local television representatives is to "be specific" about what is liked or disliked about a program and why. General broad accusations do not communicate to the reader what is the basis of the complaint. "People that will sign their letters will get a lot closer getting action taken or a response," Blann also noted. One spokesman contacted at a Lubbock station commented. "It's good to encourage people to write letters about shows they DO like. It helps to keep them on the air."

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