CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1998 |
Dismayed by the cancellation of a beloved television show four months ago, die-hard fans of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" are planning a Sept. 28 rally at CBS headquarters in Los Angeles to prod the network into resurrecting the program. Supporters of the western show, set in a small Colorado town in the late 19th century, miss the historical plots, moral values and progressive themes of "Dr. Quinn," said Parrish Todd, an Agoura Hills fan who lives near Paramount Ranch, where the show was filmed.
September 3, 1998
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and on standardized examinations. Here are weekend home-viewing tips: Today. "Biography," Billie Jean King. (A&E, 5-6 p.m., repeating 9-10 p.m.) Based on her autobiography, this is a documentary about the women's tennis great who bested men's tennis star Bobby Riggs 25 years ago, becoming a symbol of the women's movement. VCR+ 962816 Also recommended: "CNN NewsStand" (CNN, 7-8 p.m.). Tonight the main story is about the new television network, PAX, which began broadcasting on 70 stations nationwide this week.
May 27, 1998 |
"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" has made her last regular house call, leaving both fans and the program's star expressing confusion and outrage over CBS' decision to cancel the western series after six seasons. CBS announced its prime-time schedule for the coming TV season last week, dropping "Dr. Quinn" from the Saturday lineup. Instead, the network will move "Early Edition" into the 8 p.m.
November 15, 1997 |
Jonelle Allen's character on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" has never had it easy. Grace has suffered the emotional pain of infertility, battled racism as she and her husband struggle for acceptance as blacks in 1870s Colorado, and now this: the death of her son. The boy's death culminated the emotionally charged episode of the CBS drama that kicked off the November TV ratings period. "Dr. Quinn," now in its sixth season, consistently wins its 8 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1997 |
Wagons were rumbling by and cowboys swaggered along the boardwalk when, suddenly, murmurs of anticipation rippled among the clutch of women gathered under an enormous oak: Hank the bartender and Jake the barber were about to duke it out over Teresa the schoolteacher. "This should be pretty good," said Pam Hughes. "They both want to date her." Another chapter was unfolding in the travails of Michaela Quinn, heroine of "Dr.
June 1, 1997 |
Orson Bean is laughing with an actor, his back to the stage--unaware that the rest of the cast is standing in place, waiting to rehearse. Since Bean is the director, everyone is on standby until he's ready. "You have to wait for Orson's jokes," his wife, actress Alley Mills, dryly observes. The company laughs in agreement.