Lindsay Wagner and Randy Quaid square off in "Hate on Trial," a TV movie that will be broadcast on ABC later this season. She plays a small-town housewife who objects to the anti-Semitic teachings of a high school history teacher (Quaid).
Jason Bateman, one of the stars of NBC's "Valerie's Family," is making a TV movie for the network about a young musician who returns home from camp to find that his family has disappeared without a trace. The suspense story also stars Richard Dysart, Tom Skerritt, John Glover and Jack Wagner.
Martin Agronsky is retiring, but his weekly public affairs show--a fixture on public television for 18 years--will continue in a new guise. As of its broadcast Saturday on KCET Channel 28, it'll be called "Inside Washington" and will be moderated by Gordon Peterson, a news anchor at WUSA-TV in Washington. The panelists will be the same, however: James J. Kilpatrick, Carl T. Rowan, Hugh Sidey, Elizabeth Drew and Strobe Talbott.
People: Flip Wilson turns up as the owner of a TV station on Saturday's episode of "227" on NBC. . . . "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson directed the episode of his cop show that will air Jan. 8 on NBC. . . . Carol Burnett reprises her role as a bank teller in the Jan. 13 episode of CBS' "Magnum, P.I."