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|01-22-2007, 08:14 PM||#1|
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American Life TV February 2007 Highlights
AmericanLife TV Network, the only independent network devoted to the Baby Boomer generation, marks Black History Month in February, with a full slate of programs examining the Black experience, both in America and in Africa .
The network also begins a special salute to the classic ‘60s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., with the series’ original pilot film and three exciting two-part episodes.
- Programming highlights for Black History Month include:
* Two episodes of I’ll Fly Away, the award-winning civil rights drama set in the 1958 South:
· Sunday, February 11
The acclaimed pilot episode (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) won a Humanitas Prize for writing and also received six Emmy nominations.
· Sunday, February 25
The “All God’s Children” episode (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) won an Emmy for its writing.
- An encore presentation of last month’s special A Journey to Darfur, with George Clooney and his father Nick visiting the ravaged area of Darfur in western Sudan (Sunday, February 4, 7 p.m. ET). This is followed at 7:30 p.m ET by an encore presentation of Moments That Changed Us: Diahann Carroll, in which Nick Clooney interviews the singer/actress about the implications of her stereotype-shattering role in the late ‘60s sitcom Julia.
- AmericanLife TV’s salute to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. includes:
Wednesday, February 7
* Mr. Solo, the rare 90-minute series pilot (9 p.m and 10:30 p.m. ET; 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. PT)
Wednesday, February 14
* “The Alexander the Greater Affair,” a two-hour episode featuring Batgirl Yvonne Craig (9-11 p.m. ET/PT)
Wednesday, February 21
* Vera Miles and Star Trek’s James Doohan star in the two-hour “The Bridge of Lions Affair” (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).
Wednesday, February 28
* “The Concrete Overcoat Affair,” with guest stars Joan Blondell and Jack Palance in (9-11 p.m. ET/PT). This two-parter is preceded by an I Spy episode featuring a young Ron Howard in a change of pace from The Andy Griffith Show (8-9 p.m. ET/PT).
- On Saturdays in February, AmericanLife’s Color Honeymooners (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) features a bevy of famous guest stars:
Saturday, February 10
* Bing Crosby, Maureen O’Hara and Bert Parks
Saturday, February 17
* Oscar winner George Chakiris plays a shoplifter
Saturday, February 24
* 60s cult fave Joey Heatherton plays a go-go girl (Heatherton also guests on AmericanLife’s I Spy, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 8-9 p.m. ET/PT)
- In addition to Joey Heatherton, other stars making multiple AmericanLife classic TV appearances in February include Adam Arkin and M*A*S*H’s Wayne Rogers:
Monday, February 19
* Arkin guests on Harry O (8-9 p.m. ET/PT)
Tuesday, February 20 and 27, and March 6
* Arkin guests in the final three episodes of China Beach (9-10 p.m. ET/PT), set in 1985. The two-parter that ends the series “Hello, Goodbye” received an Emmy nomination for Best Writing and features a visit to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C.
* Rogers guests in two episodes of The F.B.I. (Friday, February 16, 10 -11 p.m. ET/PT, and Friday, February 23, 8-9 p.m. ET/PT).
- Other AmericanLife TV highlights in February include:
Sunday, February 4
* Jerry Stiller, recently a regular on The King of Queens and Seinfeld, joins his comedy team partner and wife Anne Meara on The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (8-8:30 p.m. ET/PT).
* Check out the clothes on tonight’s episode of Homefront, which won a 1993 Emmy for Best Costuming.
Monday, February 5
* WKRP in Cincinnati’s Loni Anderson guests on Harry O (8-9 p.m. ET/PT).
* Three different characters provide three different versions of how the detective agency was formed in a Rashômon-like episode of 77 Sunset Strip (9-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Tuesday, February 6
* Famed actor and director John Cassavetes guests on Combat! (8-9 p.m. ET/PT)
Saturday, February 10
* Lois Lane and Superman get married – or do they? – in a classic episode of The Adventures of Superman (5:30-6 p.m. ET, 2:30-3 p.m. PT).
Tuesday, February 13
* Tonight’s episode of China Beach , “Rewind,” received an Emmy nomination for best directing (9-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Thursday, February 22
* Movie star Rhonda Fleming guests on Kung Fu (8-9 p.m. ET/PT).
* Batman’s Adam West visits Maverick (9-10 p.m. ET/PT).
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