December 10, 1988 |
"Glory Days," airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS (Channels 2 and 8), is a daydream that tries to be a movie--and fails. The underlying fantasy has universal appeal. After reveling in the huge football success of his talented high school senior son, 53-year-old retiree Mike Moran (Robert Conrad) achieves his own ambition by becoming a star quarterback in the small college ranks.
January 11, 1988 |
World War II flying ace Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, the Marine aviator who led the famous Black Sheep Squadron, shot down 28 Japanese planes and won the Medal of Honor, died today at the age of 75. He died about 4 a.m., said Nancy Hinds, operator of a hospice for terminal cancer patients.
April 24, 2002 |
By all appearances, the big broadcast networks jumped on every reunion special they were pitched for this year's May ratings sweeps, which begin Thursday. But gossip has it that the nets were, in fact, selective, rejecting after careful deliberation a stack of proposals, including: "TV's All-Time Stinkers and Jaw-Dropping Disasters." A cavalcade of megaton bombs through the years, including "Supertrain," "Pink Lady ... and Jeff," "Mr.
June 10, 1995 |
Earlier this year, a little trifle called "Extreme" came and went on the ABC schedule without anyone seeming to notice. It starred James Brolin as the leader of a rescue team of sexy young hotheads in a ski resort town. Now, NBC is uncorking "High Sierra Search and Rescue" on Sunday. There are only three differences between this and "Extreme": no snow, a more cumbersome title and Robert Conrad as its star (although, technically, that may not really qualify as a difference).