In an effort to attract a new, younger audience, Maryland Public Television will break with tradition by airing reruns of a commercial television hit -- "St. Elsewhere" -- on June 1. The show, about a city-run hospital in Boston, ran on NBC from 1982 through 1988, winning several Emmys and a Peabody Award. MPT plans to run the show at 11 p.m., competing with news programs on commercial television and Washington's public Channel 32.
The Evening Sun would like your opinion. Should MPT broadcast reruns of commercial programs? Should MPT run programs other than news and public affairs in the 11 p.m. time slot?
To register your opinion, call SUNDIAL at 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) today through midnight. After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 4600 and you'll be connected with "It's Your Call," The Evening Sun's phone survey on topical issues.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
Look for the results in tomorrow's Evening Sun.