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|01-22-2007, 08:14 PM||#1|
SO News/Reviews Director
Join Date: Feb 17, 2000
Location: Linden, NJ (Where Hal Linden got his last name from!)
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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