August 20, 1993
Kids for Kids, a committee of second-generation entertainment industry members, will host a Sept. 2 party at the Hollywood Palladium, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. following the MTV Video Music Awards. The event, hosted by "Wings" star Crystal Bernard and E! Entertainment Television's Michael Castner, benefits Caring for Babies With AIDS. The event includes food, dancing and magicians. Tickets are $40 in advance; $50 at the door. Information: (310) 285-2257.
February 22, 1992
Melvin L. Sokolow, 58, a literary agent, TV producer and amateur squash champion. He was a publicity director for TV Guide and literary agent for Warner Books when he and his wife, Diane, formed a production company. Authors he worked with included Abbie Hoffman, Salvador Dali and Timothy Leary. The Sokolow company produced for New World Television and Tri-Star the TV movie "Miles From Nowhere," broadcast last month on CBS.
November 23, 1996 |
Specials, series premieres and movies highlight the weekend TV fare. American Movie Classics kicks off its second season of "Remember WENN," tonight at 6 and 10. The award-winning series is set at a Pittsburgh radio station before World War II. Six Olympic Gold medalist figure skaters, including Oksana Baiul and Katarina Witt, compete for a share of $1 million in prize money on "The Cotton Incorporated Gold Championship," tonight at 9 on Channel 4.
April 19, 1990 |
If God had meant NBC to continue flying at 9:30 Thursday nights, He wouldn't have given it "Wings." This trial sitcom premieres tonight (on Channels 4, 36 and 39) with a few clever lines, but not enough to compensate for its stock premise concerning the relationship between two brothers. The setting is Nantucket, where Joe Hackett (Timothy Daly) operates a tiny commuter airline from a tiny airport inhabited by the usual broadly played supporting characters. But . . . uh oh.
November 10, 1994 |
Motorcycle fans and friends will be in hog heaven on Sunday, when "Love Ride 11" rolls into town. Peter Fonda, along with fellow biker dudes Jay Leno, Perry King and Larry Hagman, Crystal Bernard, Mary Hart and numerous others, will lead the pack of Harleys, Hondas, mopeds and mountain bikes--whatever it takes to make the trek--from Glendale to Castaic Lake to raise money to fight muscular dystrophy. At Castaic, Jackson Browne will headline the entertainment.
April 6, 1993 |
Mix a little baby-abandoned-on-doorstep with a touch of Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" and you have the family movie "Miracle Child" (9 p.m. tonight on Channel 4). The unexpected pleasure is that even adults without kids should find it watchable. Produced by Disney Family Classics, the movie returns the TV-movie genre to the long-dormant world of fantasy and a vine-shrouded small town so mythical it's almost dreamy.