Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on November 15, 1981 · Page 158
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 158

Detroit, Michigan
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Sunday, November 15, 1981
Page 158
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Opafltty ffcsopttiion Q Is there any habitable place in the continental U.S. where an average TV set can't pick up all three networks? B.B. A That's tricky. If you're talking TV set minus special aerial or cable or earth station or other extras, there are many places that qualify. Cable TV, originally Community Antenna Television (CATV), was invented by a engineer living in a Pennsylvania valley who couldn't get a TV signal. He put up a special aerial, laid down a wire to his own TV set and later started supplying pictures to his neighbors. It is only since 1975 that cable has been more than an aid to get TV in places where it was inaccessible or the picture was too poor to watch. In addition, there are places that can't support stations for each network. 3 c Ccttc!cu Pctcxcca Q Tell us about Pierce Brosnan of ' Manions of America." J.D. The A Brosnan is genuine Irish, born in Na-van, County Meath, but he went to England, where his mother worked as a nurse, when he was 11. He started out as a commercial artist, then switched to acting. Drama school, repertory theater and, finally, his London stage debut in a Tennessee Williams play took up the next few years. He made his movie debut in 1979 in "The Mirror Crack'd" and had a brief scene with star Elizabeth Taylor. "I didn't have any dialogue but that was magic, just being on the set for two days," he says. Q Tell me where I can find the poem that was used in the grave scene in the NBC movie "Better Late Than Never" starring Harry Morgan and Victor Buono. R.McK. A The graveside eulogy, read by Harold Gould in the 1979 movie, caught many ears the first time around too. John Carpenter, one of the co-authors of the script, said he heard "Immortality," credited to the late Clara Harner Lyon, of California, read by John Wayne at the 1977 funeral of director Howard Hawks. Reprints are available from: Audience Services, NBC-TV, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y., 10020. Send your questions to Bettelou Peterson. Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Mich. 48231. Lai Buono. of "Better Late than Never." i' ..:,.iHI'l' .... Brosnan is 'Man-ion' from Ireland. Detroit Free Press

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