MPT will follow the students to Florida


March 20, 1992|By Steve McKerrow

A headline error in last Friday's column suggested Maryland Public Television was covering "Spring Break '92" activities in Florida. The network that telecast the annual event was cable's MTV.


* Attention, parents of college students: Look for your kids on cable's MTV network this weekend.

On second thought, maybe you shouldn't. The rock generation network today launches "Spring Break '92," its annual weekend-long coverage of frolicking undergraduates who converge on Daytona Beach, Fla., for respite from their studies.

John Corbett, the metaphysically minded deejay from the CBS series "Northern Exposure," kicks off "Daytona Beach Jam" at 8 o'clock tonight.


* Another unusual cable connection tonight is on the Comedy Central service (available to United Artist cable subscribers in Baltimore and Annapolis): a marathon run of "CPO Sharkey."

How many viewers remember that 1977-78 series with caustic Don Rickles as a Navy non-com? Only 37 episodes were produced, and they've been running on the all-comedy network. The network is dropping the reruns, however, and will screen all the outings in succession beginning at 6:30 p.m. today.

* Local angle alert for tonight's edition of "America's Most Wanted" (at 8 o'clock, Channel 45): The horse trainer who shoots his wife in one of the show's crime re-enactments is played by Steve Aronson. Community theater goers in the Baltimore-Washington area may remember the former lawyer turned actor from a variety of productions.

Now pursuing success in New York, he notes this is his third appearance on the Fox network show, "but the first one as the featured suspect."

* The most-requested segment of the Maryland Public Television series "MotorWeek," a still timely comparison of mini-vans, will be repeated in a special hour-long pledge edition of the all-about-cars show at 5 p.m. tomorrow. Also on the show, a road test of the Porsche 911 Turbo.

"MotorWeek" recently also has made available a recession-minded videocassette, "How to Buy a Car." The $19.95 tape can be ordered by calling 1-800-422-0064.

* On the same subject, Media Monitor recently received another helpful automotive video, "The Car Buyers Survival Guide," by Washington area reporters John Spiropoulos and John Harter. For information on acquiring the $24 tape, call 1-800-852-1355.

* A new two-way talk radio show, "Jewish Horizons," premieres at 6 p.m. Sunday on WCBM-AM 680, and Maryland U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is among the scheduled guests.

The two-hour show is produced by husband-wife hosts Felice and Michael Friedson of Boca Raton, Fla., and already airs in the New York metropolitan area and in south Florida. It is scheduled to air weekly on WCBM.

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