Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Notes from Ellen

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Notes from Ellen

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Television is a powerful vehicle.

Consider the fact that an estimated 65 million people watched last Sunday's black-and-white telecast of "Schind ler's List" on NBC, according to the network. That's roughly 40 million more than the 25 million who saw the 1993 movie during its U.S. theatrical release.

Beginning this week, some new and some old personalities will get a shot at success during the prime time hours as the major four networks begin their second season (see centerspread, "Second Seasons' Greetings," pages 28-29). Post-Dispatch TV critic Gail Pennington reports that this spring's offerings show real potential, and promise a respite from the perennial reruns currently afflicting the networks (i.e.: tonight's Channel 5 "Must-See TV," which many of us already saw). At GET OUT earlier this week, we witnessed the power of television when the office buzzed with reviews of Tina Turner's performance on "Saturday Night Live." One staffer said her "Proud Mary" gave him chills. …

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