"THE ACADEMY AWARDS" (illustrated on the cover) and "NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP," Monday--Call it an Evening of Champions. Call it a shoot-out between Hollywood and the Sports Establishment. Call it a ratings showdown between prime time's also rans: ABC and CBS.
Call it a headache for viewers. The events are on opposite each other. Live.
You could try taping one, but what do you want to bet that each network, or its local station, will try to spoil your fun by reporting the outcome of the other?
CBS gets the jump with its coverage of the NCAA men's basketball championship, beginning at 5 p.m. (Channels 2 and 8). Generally one of TV's most exciting sports events, the game will be broadcast from the Superdome in New Orleans by Brent Musburger and Billy Packer.
(The women's championship game will be played Sunday at University of Texas in Austin, with CBS carrying the action beginning at 10 a.m. Tim Brant and Mimi Griffin will be courtside.)