"The Burning Bed" was a TV movie for NBC that told the story of a woman who killed her abusive husband. Now ABC is preparing a TV movie called "Right to Kill," about two teen-agers who murdered their abusive father. Frederic Forrest plays the father, Karmin Murcelo is his wife and Christopher Collet and Justine Bateman portray the children.
Wife abuse is the subject of "Death on a Day Pass," a TV movie that's being filmed for CBS. It stars Candice Bergen and Jurgen Prochnow (who played the U-boat captain in the movie "Das Boot") in the story of a Polish couple whose marriage is disrupted when the husband becomes mentally disturbed and begins beating his wife.
NBC White House correspondent Chris Wallace is preparing an hourlong report on First Lady Nancy Reagan. The program is due to air June 24. It will feature interviews with Mrs. Reagan, President Reagan, their children and the First Lady's 88-year-old mother.
Lucille Ball will portray a bag lady in "Stone Pillow," a TV movie for CBS. Lucy, once the queen of TV comedy, will be playing it straight as an elderly woman who lives on the streets of Manhattan.