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'Call To Glory' Gets A Cancellation Call

February 06, 1985

Despite efforts to save "Call to Glory" by moving it last month from Monday to Tuesday nights on ABC's schedule, the critically acclaimed series about an Air Force family in the early 1960s has been canceled because of continuing low ratings, ABC said Tuesday.

"Glory," starring Craig T. Nelson as an Air Force colonel and Cindy Pickett as his wife, will end its regular run Tuesday. However, a two-part episode dealing with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy will continue in production.

That episode will be aired in April as a two-hour movie.

When "Glory" premiered last Aug. 13, the heavy on-air promotion it got during ABC's Summer Olympics telecasts helped make it that week's highest-rated program. It was seen in nearly 20.8 million homes, according to ratings estimates.

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