Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

`NYPD Blue' Season Debut Packs a Trunk

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

`NYPD Blue' Season Debut Packs a Trunk

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NYPD Blue begins its fourth season to night with an episode

revolving around a dead body that has been stuffed into a trunk

and dragged into the precinct house.

Jimmy Smits and Dennis Franz, who has won two Emmys for his

portrayal of Andy Sipowicz, head the cast. Gone is Gail O'Grady,

who played Donna, the receptionist.

Tonight's episode airs at 10 on ABC.

Stereo 90 membership drive: Stereo 90 -- officially WJCT (FM

89.9), Jacksonville's National Public Radio affiliate -- is

holding its annual pledge drive.

Volunteers will man the phones from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. through

Oct. 27. The goal is 800 new and renewing members and $60,000 in

pledges.

To make a pledge, call (904) 354-0090.

Debate-watching down: If viewership of the debates is the

measure, interest in the 1996 presidential election is off from

four years ago.

Nielsen estimates that some 26.6 million viewers, on average,

watched the 90-minute exchange last Wednesday between Vice

President Al Gore and GOP nominee Jack Kemp. That was down from

some 51.2 million in the three-way vice presidential debate in

October 1992, Nielsen officials said.

This year's first presidential debate on Oct. 6 attracted some

46.1 million viewers, compared with 69.9 million for the first

face-off in 1992.

AMC's D.C. Follies: The American Movie Classics cable channel

takes a light-hearted look at politics in a new documentary

tonight.

D.C. Follies, hosted by Robert Klein, compares actual campaign

footage and campaign commercials with the fictionalized view of

politics seen in 13 movies, including Going to Congress (1924),

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), State of the Union (1948),

The Last Hurrah (1958), The Candidate (1972), Power (1985) and

Bob Roberts (1992). …

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