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By David Zurawik | December 14, 1990
Viewers planning to watch the last episode of "China Beach" tomorrow night before it goes on indefinite hiatus will have to change their plans.ABC has decided not to show "China Beach" Saturday. An ABCspokesman said the move does not mean the show is canceled. The network has six finished episodes and will air them next spring. "China Beach" is not currently in production and ABC has not ordered any shows beyond the six already in hand."China Beach," which has performed poorly in the ratings, already had been scheduled for pre-emption in Baltimore.
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By Susan Spano | July 20, 2008
I had been trying to learn Mandarin at Beijing Language and Culture University and still had about 3,500 Chinese characters to memorize with two months left in the semester. It was going slowly and, often, not well. So, taking a note from American college students, I packed my bathing suit, flip-flops and a mystery novel and came to Qingdao for spring break. Millions of Chinese sun-seekers annually visit Qingdao, the beach capital of northern China. It occupies a hilly peninsula on the eastern coast of the mainland that meets the Yellow Sea in a series of stunning bays.
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By Steve McKerrow | August 9, 1991
Scott Bakula, Dana Delany, Candice Bergen and Burt Reynolds are the best leading performers on series television, according to voters in the 7th Annual Quality Awards of the Viewers for Quality Television organization.And the best two programs on the air this season were ABC's canceled "China Beach" among drama series and CBS' "Murphy Brown" among comedies, say members of the Virginia-based advocacy organization.There was remarkable consensus about what constitutes quality programming on TV. For while the recent mail balloting asked for voting in 13 categories, all the awards ended up encompassing just seven shows.
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By Victor Paul Alvarez and Victor Paul Alvarez,Staff Writer | June 13, 1993
The students take their seats and look into the faces of th men who packed for the jungles of Southeast Asia after high school instead of the beach or college.At Fallston High School, the 11th-graders grow silent.Too young to remember the war in Vietnam, the protests that raged across America, the televised images of napalmed villages burning, they ask their questions, then sit in rapt attention as the veterans tell their stories.Most of the students know mainly Hollywood versions of this war -- "Rambo" and "Platoon" and "China Beach" -- and cursory references in textbooks, some of which devote as much space to Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 23, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- As if the show's cancellation in May wasn't enough, there was more bad news yesterday for "thirtysomething" fans.Contrary to previous announcements, ABC will not tie up loose ends from the series with one or more made-for-TV movies involving the characters, said Robert A. Iger, president of ABC Entertainment."
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June 4, 1991
A recent AIDS benefit concert in memory of Donald C. Arenth netted $2,160 for HERO, the Health Education Resource Organization that backs programs and services for people with HIV disease and AIDS. Andrew A. Barasda Jr., executive director of HERO, thanked Frederick C. Petrich and others for their part in arranging the concert by an ecumenical community choir and four organists at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church on Park Avenue May 12.Stage partyFollowing Friday's performance of "The Mystery of Irma Vep" at Center Stage, the company and 92 Star, WYST-FM, will host a post-performance party on the theater's mezzanine level.
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October 18, 1992
Cast your ballot before going awayAbout 10 million Americans are away from home each Election Day, according to the Vote America Foundation. The foundation reminds travelers who are registered voters that they can cast their ballots anyway.Details of absentee voting vary by state, so absentee voters should call their local board of elections (usually listed in the blue pages in the back of telephone books) for details. But these are the basics, according to the foundation: To get an absentee ballot by mail, send a letter requesting one at least a week before you will be leaving.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | November 20, 1991
She's Colleen McMurphy from "China Beach" dressed like Grace Van Owen from "L.A. Law." She's tough, but she's also nurturing -- maybe the strongest woman on prime-time TV.She's Sydney Guilford of "Civil Wars," the new lawyer drama from Steven Bochco Productions that debuts at 10 tonight on WJZ-TV (Channel 13). Played by Mariel Hemingway, she's someone lots of viewers are going to be talking about tomorrow morning -- especially male viewers."Civil Wars" is for all those relatively young, urban professionals out there who miss adult dramas, like "Shannon's Deal," "Equal Justice" or "Hill Street Blues."
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Evening Sun Staff | January 7, 1991
Combine "Mission Impossible" with a pseudo-sensibility from John LeCarre for a TV series and what you get is bad LeCarre. But, as tonight's two-hour premiere of ABC's "Under Cover" shows, bad LeCarre is still better than most programs on prime time."
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By Ron Miller and Ron Miller,Knight-Ridder | November 20, 1990
Sometimes the TV show voted least likely to succeed can end up thumbing its nose at all the prognosticators. Take the case of ABC's "The Young Riders."Introduced last season, it won some critical praise but not much of anything else. Tossed into the Thursday night shooting gallery, where NBC picked off rival shows like so many clay pigeons, it served mainly as target practice for "Cheers."NBC's top-rated powerhouse lineup wasn't the only notch against "Young Riders," either. It was a western, a genre generally ignored by the young viewers ABC wanted to attract.
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October 18, 1992
Cast your ballot before going awayAbout 10 million Americans are away from home each Election Day, according to the Vote America Foundation. The foundation reminds travelers who are registered voters that they can cast their ballots anyway.Details of absentee voting vary by state, so absentee voters should call their local board of elections (usually listed in the blue pages in the back of telephone books) for details. But these are the basics, according to the foundation: To get an absentee ballot by mail, send a letter requesting one at least a week before you will be leaving.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | November 20, 1991
She's Colleen McMurphy from "China Beach" dressed like Grace Van Owen from "L.A. Law." She's tough, but she's also nurturing -- maybe the strongest woman on prime-time TV.She's Sydney Guilford of "Civil Wars," the new lawyer drama from Steven Bochco Productions that debuts at 10 tonight on WJZ-TV (Channel 13). Played by Mariel Hemingway, she's someone lots of viewers are going to be talking about tomorrow morning -- especially male viewers."Civil Wars" is for all those relatively young, urban professionals out there who miss adult dramas, like "Shannon's Deal," "Equal Justice" or "Hill Street Blues."
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By Steve McKerrow | August 9, 1991
Scott Bakula, Dana Delany, Candice Bergen and Burt Reynolds are the best leading performers on series television, according to voters in the 7th Annual Quality Awards of the Viewers for Quality Television organization.And the best two programs on the air this season were ABC's canceled "China Beach" among drama series and CBS' "Murphy Brown" among comedies, say members of the Virginia-based advocacy organization.There was remarkable consensus about what constitutes quality programming on TV. For while the recent mail balloting asked for voting in 13 categories, all the awards ended up encompassing just seven shows.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | July 23, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- As if the show's cancellation in May wasn't enough, there was more bad news yesterday for "thirtysomething" fans.Contrary to previous announcements, ABC will not tie up loose ends from the series with one or more made-for-TV movies involving the characters, said Robert A. Iger, president of ABC Entertainment."
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June 4, 1991
A recent AIDS benefit concert in memory of Donald C. Arenth netted $2,160 for HERO, the Health Education Resource Organization that backs programs and services for people with HIV disease and AIDS. Andrew A. Barasda Jr., executive director of HERO, thanked Frederick C. Petrich and others for their part in arranging the concert by an ecumenical community choir and four organists at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church on Park Avenue May 12.Stage partyFollowing Friday's performance of "The Mystery of Irma Vep" at Center Stage, the company and 92 Star, WYST-FM, will host a post-performance party on the theater's mezzanine level.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | May 22, 1991
The chief programmer at ABC called "thirtysomething" the "highest quality drama ever on network television," but that didn't stop him from canceling it yesterday as he announced the network's fall schedule.After next week's episode, "thirtysomething" will be history -- along with "Twin Peaks," "China Beach," "Father Dowling," "Equal Justice," "Married People," "Davis Rules," "Going Places," Eddie Dodd," "Gabriel's Fire," "STAT," "Undercover" and "My Life and Times." Remaining episodes from some of the shows -- such as "China Beach" -- will air this summer.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | May 22, 1991
The chief programmer at ABC called "thirtysomething" the "highest quality drama ever on network television," but that didn't stop him from canceling it yesterday as he announced the network's fall schedule.After next week's episode, "thirtysomething" will be history -- along with "Twin Peaks," "China Beach," "Father Dowling," "Equal Justice," "Married People," "Davis Rules," "Going Places," Eddie Dodd," "Gabriel's Fire," "STAT," "Undercover" and "My Life and Times." Remaining episodes from some of the shows -- such as "China Beach" -- will air this summer.
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By Victor Paul Alvarez and Victor Paul Alvarez,Staff Writer | June 13, 1993
The students take their seats and look into the faces of th men who packed for the jungles of Southeast Asia after high school instead of the beach or college.At Fallston High School, the 11th-graders grow silent.Too young to remember the war in Vietnam, the protests that raged across America, the televised images of napalmed villages burning, they ask their questions, then sit in rapt attention as the veterans tell their stories.Most of the students know mainly Hollywood versions of this war -- "Rambo" and "Platoon" and "China Beach" -- and cursory references in textbooks, some of which devote as much space to Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Evening Sun Staff | January 7, 1991
Combine "Mission Impossible" with a pseudo-sensibility from John LeCarre for a TV series and what you get is bad LeCarre. But, as tonight's two-hour premiere of ABC's "Under Cover" shows, bad LeCarre is still better than most programs on prime time."
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By David Zurawik | December 14, 1990
Viewers planning to watch the last episode of "China Beach" tomorrow night before it goes on indefinite hiatus will have to change their plans.ABC has decided not to show "China Beach" Saturday. An ABCspokesman said the move does not mean the show is canceled. The network has six finished episodes and will air them next spring. "China Beach" is not currently in production and ABC has not ordered any shows beyond the six already in hand."China Beach," which has performed poorly in the ratings, already had been scheduled for pre-emption in Baltimore.
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