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|Paper||Westminster College Student Newspapers|
February 3. 1984 Forum PageS arts and entertainment 3 Threes Company, another hit, wastes the talents of Don Knotts and proves the other people affiliated with the show dont have any. This show e has a premise which has been worked to death. If this show was cancelled tomorrow, youd see me shed no tears over it one-jok- by David K Neidert Lets face it, most of us look down at television because of the idiotic programming which the networks foist on the American public. So rather than do what Scott Kaiser did in his first movie review column list his favorite movies of all time 111 take the opposite tack and tell you what programming, currently on television, I dislike the most The Dukes 4F artiasy Island is another vacuous program which seems destined to stay around forever. Like The Love Boat, this show gives fading stars a chance for one last role while allowing Ricardo Montelban to do more than sell Chryslers. If you like sacharine banality, this show is definitely for you. Now that Ive vented my dislike of these shows, Id like to call special attention to the very best programming (in my humble opinion) currently on the air. 1 Reilly, Ace of Spies. This twelve-par- t PBS series (as its current offering in its Mystery antho of Hazzard, one of the most pathetic shows ever to crack Nielsens Top Ten. The producers of this program showed how unimportant they consider the acting on this show when they replaced the two stars a couple of years ago not with actors but with a couple of e nitwits who couldn't believably ask each other what time it was. Besides glorifying inept acting, the show also promotes reckless driving and bad 1- screenwriting. 14-ye- ar Hill Street Blues (Thursdays, 9 pm, Channel Emmy it has received. When the show first came out, I thought it would be nothing more than a slightly more serious rip-of- f of Barney Miller. It isnt Unlike most police shows, this series doesnt deify cops, but instead shows us they are people too. Like Police Story, which ran in the early 1970s, this series is not afraid to examine police corruption, alcoholism, and brutality which occurs while also showing 2 2) has deserved every police officers as underpaid, overworked, unappreciated public servants. and 3 Cheers (Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Channel 2) demonstrates what comedy can be if the right people are allowed to do it This show works because the producers allow it to move beyond its premise about the regulars of a Boston tavern to high comedy examining the whole scope of human pathos. This series joins very select company (the most recent show before this was MASH) which transcends traditional comedy and does something new. Theres an awful lot on television which was old twenty years ago. On the other hand, every so often a brave producer will dare try something different Those are the shows which work best and are most enjoyable. Arts in Education Program Offers Earnings Opportunities for Local Artists While Takino the Arts Intn tho .rhnol look-alik- 2 Jennifer Slept Here, since cancelled, has the distinction of being the worst show scheduled this season. The premise had a New York family moving into a Hollywood home once owned by a Marilyn Monroe-typ- e actress, since deceased. The old son is the only person in the familys family who can see the ghost of this actress, named Jennifer. Overall the show was pointless, moronic, and shallow while occasionally slipping into tastelessness as well. logy) has great acting, a very interesting story line, and clearly outstanding production work. The title refers to a Russian-bor- n spy working for British intelligence. Unlike Ian Fleming's James BonL Reilly really lived and his exploits, nearly as spectacular as Bonds, really happened. Even if you think PBS only offers highbrow cultural programming, you! I like this one. And since its public television, you wont have to worry about commercials. by Mike Moser funding arts programs. The workshop was sponsored by and Community State Partnership programs. Wolf who, at the age of 16, debuted with the Philadelphia Harmonic Orchestra and who has a doctorate in education from Harvard University, discussed the importance of arts to children. Arts help in developing childrens learning skills, said Wolf, especially in the association of meaning with symbols though he stressed that the arts arent the best way of teaching such associations. Arts help children build and Artists-in-Educati- Arts in education, its value to students, and unique opportunities for artists, were all subjects of the program, The Arts Go to School, at the Hotel Utah on Jan. 26. Thomas Wolf, educator and musician, advised 65 participants (most of whom were school administrators and teachers) on opportunities to involve artists in the educational setting and on methods of self-estee- m said Wolf. Nancy Boskoff, director of the CommunityState Partnership Program, said that children gain a feeling of accomplishment without having to be graded in the arts programs. The program places artists in schools for residencies of two weeks to nine months. Artists represent music, theater, writing, visual arts, and dance, according to Julie Grant, coordinator of the program. Artists-in-Educati- Artists-in-Educati- on The artists in the program are screened by three panels according to Grant The first panel is made up of the artists peers in their area of expertise. The artists that are accepted by the peer board are then reviewed by an advisory panel made up of the artists peers,, school principals and superintenof the community. Finally, dents, and the remaining artists are screened by an review committee, whose members are appointed by the Governor. lay-peop- le Artists-in-Educati- The artists are paid $1,000 for a residency, $5,800 for half of a school year, and $ 1 1,700 for nine months, according to Grant two-wee- k The Artists-i- n Education program is funded by the state and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Its hard to convince people that its not just a frill; that its worth the money, said Boskoff. A lot of schools, for example, have computers...they dont question that expense while they would question an arts program." Wolf devoted nearly two hours to the subject of fundraising. He stressed the need for fundraisers to be knowledgeable of the people they are soliciting for funds. He stated that, fundraising is 80 research and 20 asking. Nancy Boskoff and nmnas Wolf mre key spokestnenduringthe program, The Arts Go to School, held at the Hotel Utah on January 26.