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November 7, 1990 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
In CBS' new drama series "WIOU," actress Helen Shaver plays a veteran journalist who works for a failing local TV news operation that is trying, as the network says, "to make a ratings comeback." It is ironic that the one-hour series, which debuted recently and airs tonight at 10, has arrived in time for the November ratings sweeps madness, when local newscasts are often at their most shameful in creating and exploiting sensational stories.
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November 7, 1990 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
In CBS' new drama series "WIOU," actress Helen Shaver plays a veteran journalist who works for a failing local TV news operation that is trying, as the network says, "to make a ratings comeback." It is ironic that the one-hour series, which debuted recently and airs tonight at 10, has arrived in time for the November ratings sweeps madness, when local newscasts are often at their most shameful in creating and exploiting sensational stories.
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April 26, 1986 | RODERICK MANN
Not many actresses, says Helen Shaver, have even heard of Switzerland's Bronze Leopard Award--let alone been given it. But one came winging its way from the Locarno Film Festival for her performance in the just-opened movie, "Desert Hearts." It may not be as helpful as a good review, she says, but it looks better on the mantelpiece. "It's much better looking than the Genie (the Canadian Oscar) I got for 'In Praise of Older Women,' " Shaver said this week. "That's rather bizarre looking.
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April 26, 1986 | RODERICK MANN
Not many actresses, says Helen Shaver, have even heard of Switzerland's Bronze Leopard Award--let alone been given it. But one came winging its way from the Locarno Film Festival for her performance in the just-opened movie, "Desert Hearts." It may not be as helpful as a good review, she says, but it looks better on the mantelpiece. "It's much better looking than the Genie (the Canadian Oscar) I got for 'In Praise of Older Women,' " Shaver said this week. "That's rather bizarre looking.
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February 18, 1993 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Women for Jake: Casting for "Jake's Women" at the James A. Doolittle Theatre has been completed with the addition of a group of actors who will be re-creating their Broadway roles. Joining previously announced Alan Alda in this Neil Simon play will be Helen Shaver, Talia Balsam, Kate Burton, Genia Michaela, Maura Russo, Joyce Van Patten and Brenda Vaccaro. The production will run April 15-June 27.
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October 25, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Just Say No: Sixteen stars from ABC and CBS shows agreed to tape public service announcements on drug and alcohol abuse. A dozen of the TV spots will be distributed nationwide for the National Coalition for Children of Alcoholics. The ABC stars set to participate are Jay Thomas and Bess Armstrong of "Married People," Barbara Bosson and Ronny Cox of "Cop Rock" and Tom Bosley of "Father Dowling Mysteries."
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August 2, 1987 | BETTIJANE LEVINE
White becomes electric when it's worn by Helen Shaver. The sultry blonde, who played Paul Newman's gutsy girlfriend in "The Color of Money," says she likes "clothes that show a lot of leg, that make a statement, that create their own world for the person inside them." Shaver, who is currently starring in John Schlesinger's "The Believers," will soon be seen opposite Donald Sutherland in Phillip Borsos' "Bethune."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival continues at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas this weekend. Highlights from today's and Sunday's program follow. TODAY 'Walking After Midnight' Canada, 1988, 102 minutes 10:15 p.m. Unintentional hilarity abounds in director Jonathon () Kay's star-studded documentary promoting reincarnation. Past lives of the stars (among them Ringo Starr, Martin Sheen, Rae Dawn Chong and James Coburn), along with spacy New Age music.
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April 18, 1994 | RAY LOYND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sometimes an unpretentious TV movie comes along that treats sentimental material with such modesty and simplicity that it succeeds beyond its limitations. * Such a movie is "Ride With the Wind," about a washed-up, booze-drenched motorcycle racer (Craig T. Nelson) whose life is salvaged by a chance encounter with an ailing little boy and the youth's single mother (the affecting Helen Shaver).
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 1993 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Morning Glory" (selected theaters) is the kind of tender, intimate film that has a tough time finding an audience in today's marketplace. That fact of life, coupled with an ending that's far too pat for its own good, marks the movie as better suited to the tube than to the big screen. Christopher Reeve and Deborah Raffin are a beleaguered backwoods couple. Reeve, an ex-con, meets her when he lands in a small Southern town and answers her ad for a husband.
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November 9, 1992 | RAY LOYND
"Fatal Memories" (at 9 tonight on NBC, Channels 4, 36 and 39) dramatizes the ordeal of Eileen Franklin, whose repressed childhood memories nailed her father for a murder he had committed in her presence 20 years earlier. Shelley Long mirrors the psychological awakening of a wife and mother struggling to unlock her past and muster the courage to accuse her father of killing a childhood girlfriend.
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