Tony Curtis plays an organized crime chief in "Mafia Princess," a TV movie scheduled to air Jan. 19 on NBC. It's based on the book of the same name by Antoinette Giancana, who wrote about what it was like growing up the daughter of such a man. She's played in the film by Susan Lucci of "All My Children."
Patty Duke and Joseph Bologna star as a married couple in "A Time to Triumph," a TV movie that CBS plans to broadcast Jan. 7. After Bologna suffers a heart attack, Duke goes to work by joining the Army, where she seeks to become a helicopter pilot.
ABC is expanding its list of programs that are closed captioned for the deaf and hearing impaired. Beginning Jan. 5, "This Week With David Brinkley" will appear with subtitles for viewers who have purchased the special decoding device that makes such captions visible.
Dan Rather has been selected to serve as master of ceremonies for the 44th annual Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in Broadcast Journalism. The awards for the best radio and TV news reports of 1984-85 will be announced Feb. 5 in ceremonies that will be broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service. Presenting the awards will be Douglas Edwards, David Hartman, Charlayne Hunter Gault, Janet Murrow and John Palmer.