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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 27

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8D · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Aug. 4, 1974 FAYETTEV1LLE, ARKANSAS 'Dandy Don' Trades Acting Roles By JERRY BUCK LOS ANGELES (AP) -Smoke curled menacingly into the top floor of a tall, modern office building, the workers frantically taped doors and tracks in a desperate effort to keep the deadly fumes out. "We're going to die" a secretary cried. A coworker shouted. "Somebody shut her up!" Off- camera, Don Meredith stood by the doorway, a portrait in era o k e - shrouded serenity, clutching a rug. "It's my security blanket," he grinned at a bystander. Then on cue, the former Dal- 1 a s Cowboys quarterback plunged forward with his rug to block the smoke, supposedly from a fire several floors down that trapped the top floor workers during a Christmas party. The heroics at hand were part part of his first television feature film, "The O n l y Way Is D o w n , " in which h e ' p r o t r a y s a spineless, womanizing executive- It'll be on NBC-TV next season. Meredith, the Texas delegation on ABC's "NFL Monday Night Football" for four seasons before quitting last March, now is under exclusive contract with NBC. The part calls for the trim, tanned son of Mt. Vernon, Tex., to star in three TV movies a year for at least two years, appear in variety specials, act as FIRST TIME TOGETHER! BOTH FILMED IN ARKANSAS A TRUE STORY CohlljntltHICOtOR -nmtdinTJOffllSCOPE .. NOW SHOWING Show Starts 8:40 DOUBIG FEATURE PROGRAM SHOWS N1TEIY CONTINUOUS FROM ALL DAY SUNDAY PIZZAS FOR THE PRICE OF -- No Coupon Neccesary ~ 314 South School 2325 North College Highway 68 West, Springdale ubstitute host on the "Tonight" ow and do sports commen- ALMOST BALKED A normally amiable, e a s y- ping free spirit, Meredith most balked at doing the NBC m and not just because it caled interoffice smog. "He was taken aback at play- g a bad.guy," said Stan Ro- ertson; NBC's vice President film, programming. "He aid, "what about my image?' told him that if he wanted to 'ow as an actor lie had to ay all kinds of roles. "He wanted the role tern- ered some so that he was not much of a bad guy. So we mpered it some." "I was honestly frightened by ," said Dandy Don, who in s playing days faced more earsome matter -- like 280- ound linebackers. "I didn't now if I could do it. "I couldn't believe they had at role .picked out for me. e're-.ndt ..through, but I feel retty good at this stage. We ad a couple of difficult scenes nd I got through them." It's not Meredith's first lunge. into the acting field. ~e's done four "Police Story 11 egments. He first began think- ng about acting during his days n ABC's Monday football show. With his drawl, his light brown hair worn full; his 6-foot- 3, 200 - pound frame, Meredith looks Jike-a big, friendly sophisticated country boy who enjoys matching wits with city slickers. His good looks are hampered only by a nose that appears to have been rudely introduced to a linebacker's elbow on several occasions. Meredith, who. lives with his second wife in a Pennsylvania town with the importable name of Elephant, set passing record? a t S o u t h e r n Methodist University and was the Cowboys' top draft choice in I960. OWN SPORTS SHOW While in pro football, he produced and starred in his own sports show. He left the team in 1968. A year later, Roohe Arledge, president of ABC Sports', hired' him over lunch ·a share the Monday Night Football booth with Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford. i It turned out to. be. an arrangement sometimes more concerned with showmanship than i the joust down on the playing field. , Meredith, 36, was- fialways "Dandy Don" to Cosell, and the lity, to":regard the game with awe led'to' accusations he was a cloym and. a,cutup. ,' · . . . ' : 'I was 'just'having--a good time," drawled Meredith.: "I didn't take it as seriously'as some other people, including some coaches." Meredith's contract calls for one of his movies to be a pilot for a series. Terry Keegan, director of the program development for NBC, Sun. Mat. 2 P.M. IPC1 P«er Fonda -- Susan Georgt DII1TYUIJ1IIV ciittzv i.Aiinv Open 7 Fet. 7:20 i 9:20 Bondj a MaUnee 2 I'M. RATED. (PG) Ono for All -- AH for Fan Son. Mat. Z p.m. Halt a r« BARBARA STRIESAND Sake 8 * Open 1:00 Fet. 7:15 Hated (It) - :"' " Snn. Mat,' 2 p.m. CLINT EASTWOOD 'THUNDERBOLT and L1GHTFOQT DOWNTOWN' -e^Snn. Mat. 2 p.m. (G WALT DISNEY PRESENTS If you can afford to feed your family at a drive-in, you can afford to take them to Bonanza. Like drive-ins, Bonanza isn't expensive. But unlike drive-ins, Bonanza is a haven for fathers, First, you don't eat a t . Bonanza. You dine here. You have your food at a table, like a decent human being. Not in a car like a sardine. Second you eat what you want. Not what your kids want. You can choose from all kinds of steak, shrimp, and fish dinners. And because your kids are entitled to a choice, too, they can have Hamburger, French fries and a soft drink, or a Highway 71 Carry special kiddy-sized dinner. Finally, Bonanza has nice little rules. For example, there's no tipping. And you can drink os many cups of coffee as you like and pay for only one cup. Now, if Bonanza can give you all this in a restaurant, at drive-in prices, why eat at a drive-in? The family restaurant 1 even a father could love. Out Available Phone 521-3565 Spend Thanksgiving III London Swingin' London Town can be yours this Thanksgiving for less than $310round trip per person! Direct group charter flight from. Little Rock to London, England. But hurry! The charter is filling fast, and deadline to sign up is August 7,1974. Authorized by United States Civil Aeronautics Board.' 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NOW SHOWING Feature 8:40 FIRST RUN r ANCJJD DICKINSON · .BIG BAD fOLASOAj -- PLUS -LAW BREAKING,TAIL SHAtmtG GUN TOTING, WIDE OPEH AMERICAN GIRLSI DAILY PROGRAM LISTINGS - Programs subject to change without notice KIEW, Tuisa, Channel / (Channel t «n cubit In Fayettevtlle) KYTV, Springfield, Channel 3 KFSM, Fort Smith, Channel 5 KOTV, Tulsa, Channel 6 KOAM, PiMsburg, Channel 7 KTUL, Tulsa, Channel 8 (Channel 4 on cabla in Fayettevllh) KOED-TV (ETV), Tulsa, Channel 11 KODE, Joplin, Channel 12 KUHI, Joplin, Channel 16 'Channel * on cable In Fayetteville) O \AARNER CABLE of Fayetteville 103 W. Mountain St. -- Phone 521-7738 Complete Home Entertainment Cable Service All Area Television and , ;VFM Radio Time - Weather - Special Events OZARK^HOME AND GARDEN CENTER · Shrubs · Seeds · Insecticides · · House Plants · Landscaping Service 20 E. Township Rd. Vi Mile West Whit Chevrolet "We Give Your'^j Green Thumb A ; Helping Hahd'',j| MOVIES ON TV Sunday Night 7:30 p.m. Ch. 5-8-12 -- "Jigsaw" (1972) James Wainwright, Vera Miles, Richard Kiley 10:30 p.m. Ch. 2 -- "The Adventures of Sadie" (1953) .'Joan Collins, George Cole, Robertson Hare 10:30 p.m. Ch. 6 -- ."Court Jester" (1956) Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone 10:30 p.m. Ch. 8 -- "Wall of Noise" (1963) Suzanne Pleshette, Dorothy Provine, Ty Hardln 10:30 p.m. Ch. 16 -- "The Reward" (1965) Max von Sydow, Yvette Mimieux, Efram Zimbalist Jr. 11:00 p.m. Ch. 3 -- "The Happening" (1967) Anthony Quinn, Faye Dunaway, Robert Walker Monday Night 6:00.p.m. Ch. 5-8-12 --"The Assassination Bureau" (1969) Diana Rigg, Oliver Reed; Telly Savalas 10:30 p.m. Ch. 6-16 - "The Secret Affair" (1957) Kirk Douglas, Susan Hayward 1974 COLOR TV NOW AT ENTERPRISE Sight and Sound Z333 N. College 442-8575 Buy Your Carpet Direct From The Local People That Make It. Where You Get The Best And Save The Most. Lawrence Carpet Mills, Inc. SPRINGDALE, ARK. HIGHWAY 68 WEST 75I-7M1 SUNDAY MORNING "W 6:00 - " : Patty Una Across the Fence ... * 6:30 Today's World Sacred Heart * 6:45 -.· . . Pastors -Study Davey and Goliath . * 7:00 Search Outreach Music and the Spoken Amazing Grace Voice of Victory * 7:15- Pastor's Study With This RinK * 7:30 - . Gospel Singing Jubilee Voice of Victory ...... . This is the Life ....:. Kid power - . .: ..... '... Faith for Today . . - . Thy Kingdom Com* * 7:45 -Hymns of Inspiration t .« 2 12 ... 16 3. 5 * 8:00 - "V ' This Is the Life S Outreach - 8 Bailey's Comets ' 16 Religious Town Hall 2 James Hobinson 7 Revival .Fires 5 8 Osmonds 12 Day of Discovery 3 * 8:30 Oral Roberts ....... Amazing Chan Thy Kingdom Come God Squad . Billy James Hargii Herald ol Truth .. * 9:00 - 5. 6 16 8, 12 7 2 3 BR'ER FRAN'S "For A Good Time Tonight" HEW SUMMER HOURS: OPEN 7 P.M. to MIDNIGHT MOM. thru SAT. ENTERTAINING WED. THRU SAT. Fayetfeville's Own CATES GANG EASTGATE SHOPPING CENTER FAYETTEVILUE 521-9303 Evangelistic Temple Insight Gospel of Christ Let The Bible Speak .... Herald OE Truth You Rex Humbard * 9:30 Kathryn Kuhlman Vision On Source · -· _ Marshall Efron's Sunday School 16 Day of Discovery . 7 . . . 8 . . . 1 2 .. 16 .,. 3 ... 7 . .. 2 5, e GET OUT OF TOWN Drive out to Hickory Creek Rcc, Area and dfne at '· THE BARN 264 East off Hwy, 71 Steaks and shrimp, homemade cinnamon rolls, relishes.- and salads. Family style fish fry Friday. Bar BQ Ribs Saturday. Open 5-10 p.m. · . . Sat. and Sun. 12 noon-lQ p.m. Closed Man. and Tuo, Come K« us at beautiful Beaver Lake, Oral Roberts ., /, 10:00 -Day of Discovery 5, Encounter .. ! Faith for Today , Call the Doctor Rex Humbard * : Jerry Falweii , Oral Roberts .......... 10:30 -Bookshelf Hour of Power v Jimmy Swaggart NFL Action '74 ,;, Dialogue 16 ,.,,... if 11:00 -- . Webber's World '... Church Service ....:. 3, 5, 6, 12, Other People. Other Places if 11:30 Church Service Meet The Presa 2, * 12:00 To Be Announced Name of the Game Wrestling Hawaii: Crossroads of the Pacific Evangel Temple Ask An Attorney Plan For Action Wrestling SUNDAY AFTERNOON if 12:30 Meet the Press Pro Tennis Big Valley Issues and Answer* 5, 8,, ' 1:00 -Movie 3 Big Valley ....... KUHI Reports Championship Fishing ........ Meet The Press Movie * 1:15 -Baseball 6, * 1:30 Meet The Press Movie 2. CBS Tennis Classic . ..... 6. Parade of Champions * 2-tO -To Be Announced SMS Panorama Movie Traveler , * 2:30 - · Movie , Film .' .'.....; KL=hin' Hole CBS Sports Spectacular 6 ·v 3:00 -- KMTV Amateur Open Movie * 3:30 - Star Trek ·· 2 'overly arid Power in. Latin A meri ca ·- if 4:30 -- Iportsman . ... ·. .. ["o" Be Announced American Angler 5 lappy Jack-and Helen 7 Women's Pro TennU .-12 Book Beat II race The Nation 6 Music Place '·· 16 ,, 5:00 .-. Rainbow.- Futurity 2, 7 CBS'.News Retrospective .... «?, 16 Ozark Outdoors 3 Championship Fishing 5 Behind The lines 11 News 8 * 5:38 - ,, c News 3 5 National Geographic . Lawrence Welk SUNDAY EVENING Wild Kingdom 3, 6. 7 Oklahoma Forum News Zoom ' * I:U FBI ·. ..;.... S : World of Disneir 2, 3, 5. Journey to . Japan . AppTe'a Way *· 7:00 --- . Evening at -Pop*.-.. * . : 3 B - - - ; McCloud :.. Mannix Movie * »:M Masterpiece Theatr* .. 8:30 60 Minutes * »:» For The Lif* Focus 30 Thrillseekera .....*.. Firing Line * 9:39 - rnslde Native America-. ... Dialogue '74 Beaver Lake Snow ... Sanford and Son 2, 3. Happy Day* -Bobby Goldaboro , * 10:90 - News ..... '*, », 5, «, 7. i/lZ. * -0:« Movie t, S, », Carol Lawrence Special ........ Six Million Dollar Man Bobby Goldsboro Championship Fishing 11:00 - 'ohnny Carson Movie Virginian : * 12:00 -- 3eaver Lake Show acred Heart 12:15 Christopher Closeup 12:30 Social Security News MONDAY HORNING * 6:38 ^arm-Ranch Report 6:35 fnspi ration * 6:40 News 2 Z, 3. 6, 5, 8. i of M« 2 6:50 -Light ol Life Today in Agriculture .... .. 6:55 - Momenta of Meditation . Harvest Time Tabernacle Project * 7:0» Death Valley Daya CBS News Couitry Muilc Today * 7:J» Dennis the Menace Gentle Ben * »:M Cartoon Circus Captain Kangaroo Sw*me Street -... * 8:30 Oklahoma: Monday * 9:00 Name That Tune It's Your Bet 9 A.M. Jokers Wild Sesame Street *°%i"-..'-"· Gambit Winning Streak To Tell The Truth * 1»:M High Holler* Now You See It All M; Children * 10:34 Brady Bunch LOTB Ol Life Hollywood Square* * 10:55 Cortes Break Newi i: .... e. it si's, 5. 1 12 .; i: ....... if .'.'.'.'.'.'.' i .... «, 16 ... Z. 5. 7 12 2, 3, 5, 6, 16 12 .... t. 12 .... 6. 16 t S, 5. * 11:00 - 'ackpot 3 5 .7 rtike Douglas 2 The Young and Bestlrss .... S, 16 Password 8, 12 * 11:39 Celebrity Sweepstakes ....'. 3, 5 7 Search for Tomorrow 6, 16 Split Second 8. 12 51:55 -News 3. 7 MONDAY AFTERNOON * 12:00 Sews ......... 2, 6, 1, 12, IB Phil Donahue 3 Tabletalk S All My Children * 12:15 Leave It To Carol * 12:30 Jeopardy 2, ,, Lei's Make a Deal 5, 8, 12 As The World Turns 6. to * 12:35 ... Melody Matinee .. 1:00 Days of Our Lives .... 2, 3, 5 7 Guiding Light 6. 18 Newlywed Game 8, 1 * 1:30 Doctors 2. 3, 5. 1 Girl In My Life 8. I- Edge at Night 6, IS * 2:00 Price is Bight 6, ; Another World 2 3. 5, General Hospital 8. : * 2:30 Today's Yoga 11 Match Game ..: e. 16 How To Survive A Marriage 2. 3. 5. One Life To Live 8, 1 * 3:00 Sesame Street 11 §10.000 Pyramid 12 Tattletales 6, 1$ Cartoons , a Somerset 2, 3 * 3:30 Name That Tune Joker's. Wild 9 Uncle Zeb ., Dick Von Dyke Petticoat Junction Jeopardy .,..' May berry K.F.D, * 4:00 Winning S'reak Mister Rogers Wild, Wild West Flipper r Fugitive 18 Gomer Pyl. USMC ........ I Dream of Jeannle Merv Griffin .................... 2 bonanza ....................... B 4:30 Electric Company "anie| Boone Seat The Clock Lucy Show .- .... Beverly Hillbillies . Sesane Street .......... . ..... u Twilight Zone ..... ;..... ....... 16 To Tell The Truth ...... .... 3 News ............... ,'.....'... 5 8 Andy. Griffith .........; ....... .' e Truth or Consequences ..,...,... 7 * 5:30 _ · · . · : · Truth or Consequences ...... .... t News ......... . 2 3, 5, 6 7, 12, 18 VtONDAV EVENING * 1:00 Hodgepodge Lodge-.. ....... .... 11 News ..... : ---- 2, 3. 5. S. 7 8, 12, U it 6:30 -Green Acres ..... ............... 2 Firehoase ....... · ...... ... ..... 5 Felony Squad ....... ..... ...... a The Newsmakers ........... i,. n Wild. Wild World of Animals .. 7 Untamed World ......... ...'.... 3 Hogan's Heroes ........ .; ..... 18 Let's Make A Deal ........ :.... 13 * 7:00 - . · ' Pro'Tennis ......... i , . . ^ ...... 11 Rookies ..... ____ :..;.../5, 8, 12 Gunsmoke .......... . ..... ., 6, 18 Baseball World of Joe Garagiola ---- ............. 2, 3 7 * 7 : 1 5 -Baseball ............ .. 2. 3, 5. 7 * 8:00 - · · · · . . Movie ................... . 5, 8 12 Here's Lucy .................. 6, 16 * 8:30 -Dick Van Dyke .. ........ ..... «, 16 * t:M - . · · · · , . · , . Medical Center ............ « 18 * 10:M -. . . . ' ;' ";' News . ....... 2. 3. 5, 6,7, »..iS, 1« * 10:30 - ,-'V. Perry Mason ..,...,/..,.,; -: . . 8 Johnny Carson ..... . ---- - 2 3, 5, 7 Movie ....·...-...',.·......·..-.. 6, 16 Wild World Mystery .......... 12 if 11:00 ABC Captioned News .:. ....... 11 11:30 World Mystery .... 8 Wide * 12:00 -Tomorrow ....... . ...... t, 3, 5, 7 * 12:30- Project ........ . ................. 8 ·*· 1:00 -Religious Town Hall ........ .... V.

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