"Christopher Columbus," the next big miniseries from CBS (following this week's "Space"), has been given new air dates. The two-part biography of the famed explorer was to have been broadcast May 5-6, but CBS decided to move it after ABC scheduled "Lace II," the two-part sequel to last season's big ratings success, on the same nights. "Christopher Columbus" is now due to be shown May 19-20.
Frederic Forrest will play an ex-convict who runs a cattle ranch for juvenile delinquents in "North Beach and Rawhide." The TV movie for CBS also stars Christopher Penn and Tate Donovan as young brothers who are sent to the rehabilitation facility.
Placido Domingo, a regular on public television, will turn up on ABC May 14 as the star of his own hourlong variety special. His musical selections will range from Broadway show tunes to popular music and what ABC terms "the classics."
NBC has set April 22 as the air date for "The Television Academy Hall of Fame" special. Being honored this year are Walter Cronkite, Carol Burnett, Sid Caesar, Rod Serling, Ed Sullivan, former NBC executive Sylvester (Pat) Weaver and Joyce Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards and the "Hallmark Hall of Fame."