"A CITIZENS' SUMMIT," Wednesday, 8 p.m. (4); 9 p.m. (39)--After the Orange Bowl comes the people-to-people Global Bowl.
Audiences in Seattle and Leningrad are linked via satellite--creating a space bridge-type dialogue between United States and Soviet citizens--in a two-hour syndicated program that is scheduled to be taped Sunday. There will be simultaneous translation.
The moderator in Seattle is American TV personality Phil Donahue, host of the syndicated "Donahue" program. His Leningrad counterpart is Vladimir Pozner, an American-reared Kremlin spokesman who is frequently interviewed on American TV. Marilyn O'Reilly, a member of Donahue's staff, helped select citizens of both nations to participate in the dialogue.
The program--a co-production of the Documentary Guild, Seattle's KING-TV and Soviet TV in association with Multimedia Entertainment--has been in the works for some time. "A Citizens' Summit" was first rejected by PBS before KING agreed to underwrite the project in the United States.