KHJ-TV Channel 9 and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are joining together to present an eight-hour telethon aimed at increasing community support for the sheriff's SANE (Substance Abuse Narcotics Education) program.
"SANE Kids Say No" will be broadcast on Channel 9 beginning July 16 at 5 p.m.
Don Johnson, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Tina Yothers, Norm Crosby, Lindsay Wagner and Dionne Warwick are among those scheduled to appear on the telethon, to be broadcast live from Universal Studios.
CBS will return "CBS Summer Playhouse" to the schedule June 21. The series of new drama and comedy pilots developed for the fall season will air Tuesdays, 8 to 9 p.m.
The network aired a similar "Playhouse" last year.
The first offering will be "My Africa," an hourlong drama about a recently reunited family adjusting to life in a foreign land. Carl Weintraub, Jenifer Landor, Joseph Mydell, Jaime McEnnan, Gennie James and Louise Latham are featured.
Though the Emmy Awards are three months away, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has already voted engineering Emmy Awards for the Optical Disc Corp. and the Sony Corp.
The award to Optical Disc is for development of the Recodable Laser Videodisc System which makes disc-based editing possible.
The Sony award is for the world's first commercially available digital video cassette recorder which makes an unlimited number of copies at once without affecting video or audio quality.
The awards will be presented Aug. 27 at Pasadena Civic Auditorium.