Teen-agers are the focus of three upcoming TV movies. "Not My Son," coming Jan. 15 on CBS, deals with a couple's reaction to their daughter's drug use. "Consenting Adult," arriving Feb. 4 on ABC, shows a couple wrestling with their teen-age son's homosexuality. "Surviving," due Feb. 10 on ABC, concerns teen-age suicide.
John Chancellor will serve as master of ceremonies at the 43rd annual Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in Broadcast Journalism. The 90-minute program, which honors outstanding broadcast journalism of the past year, is due to be broadcast on PBS Jan. 23. Awards presenters will be Peter Jennings, Judy Woodruff Bryant Gumbel, Charles Osgood and Ted Turner.
Anthony Andrews, who starred in PBS' "Brideshead Revisited," will host a new series about the 18th-Century arts on the Arts & Entertainment Network, the cable TV channel. It's called "The Romantic Spirit" and features 14 episodes about the composers, writers, painters and Poets who often are called the Romantics. They include Keats, Byron, Balzac, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt and Schumann. The series debuts on Wednesday.
Lionel Richie will serve as host of the "American Music Awards" again this year. The ceremonies will fill three hours of prime time on ABC Jan. 28, originating from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Nine additional awards will be handed out this year in the area of video music.