Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Watch Channel 64 and see Reds win


John Kiesewetter

Have you been dying to see the Cincinnati Reds win some games lately?

Then tune in WSTR-TV for the next five Sundays to see the Reds win some classic World Series games. They'll win every time.

The five-week package starts Sunday (10:30 a.m., Channel 64) with Red Hot October, a Major League Baseball Productions special about the 1976 Reds. It will be followed by Game 4 of the 1976 World Series (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), when Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez and the Big Red Machine swept the New York Yankees for their second consecutive world title.

At 11 a.m. the next four Sundays, Eric Davis, Jose Rijo, Chris Sabo and Tom Browning sweep the Oakland As in the 1990 World Series. A local Reds special will air 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21, before Game 4.

Merry Ewing, Channel 64 general manager, says classic baseball games have been a hit this summer in New York, where the Mets are last in the National League East.

"We thought, let's do something fun," she says.

Channel 64 news

Pete Janovas, former newsroom manager at Channels 9 and 5, has been hired to assemble Channel 64's news division. The Sinclair Broadcast Group station premieres its 10 p.m. news Sept. 29, a month later than previously announced. Since June, Channel 64 has been airing weather reports from Sinclair's "News Central" near Baltimore at 9:58 p.m.

'The View' from here?

Tristate fans of The View have 10 days to enter "The View from Their Hometown" contest which will bring Barbara Walters and the entire cast of ABC's 11 a.m. talk show to the winner's town for a November sweeps broadcast.

Entrants must submit a three-minute video explaining why their town, community project or organization would interest The View. The contest is sponsored by Quilted Northern. Deadline is Aug. 29. Rules are at

Casting notes

Singer-guitarist Jewel makes her TV series debut on NBC's The Lyon's Den playing the former fiance of Jack Turner (Rob Lowe) for three episodes sometime after the Sept. 28 premiere.

Andrea Thompson, who quit NYPD Blue to become a news anchor, returns to acting as a counter-terrorism specialist on Fox's 24. The drama returns with a commercial-free broadcast Oct. 28.

Roseanne canceled

Roseanne Barr's Domestic Goddess cooking show, seen being assembled on ABC's Real Roseanne Show (9-10 p.m. today, Channels 9, 2), has been canceled by ABC Family a month before its premiere.

Production on the talk show was halted this week as Barr, 50, has surgery for a hysterectomy. ABC is considering pulling remaining episodes of the Real Roseanne Show, which premiered on Aug. 6 at No. 59, with only 5.5 million viewers.

TV today

• Lex Luthor and his brother plot to ruin their father on Smallville (8 p.m., Channels 64, 26).

• Beyonce premieres her "Baby Boy" video on Access Granted: Beyonce (8 p.m., BET).

• Tune in two Disney classics on the Hallmark Channel: Fred MacMurray's The Absent-Minded Professor (8 p.m.) and Son of Flubber (10 p.m.).

• The Pepsi Smash ends with Ashanti, Dido and All-American Rejects (9 p.m., Channels 64, 26).

• I Love the '70s continues with "1974" and Blazing Saddles, Happy Days, Good Times, Elton John and Steve Miller Band (9 p.m., VH1), and "1975" with Jaws, Saturday Night Live, pet rocks, mood rings, Glen Campbell and the Captain and Tenille (10 p.m., VH1).

Talk show guests

Regis and Kelly (9 a.m., Channel 9): Ringo Starr, Chef Jamie Oliver, Michael Caine, Kate Winslet.

Wayne Brady (10 a.m., Channel 9): Kermit the Frog, Jeff Corwin.

The View (11 a.m., Channel 9): Suzanne Somers.

Caroline Rhea (3 p.m., Channel 19): Trista Rehn, Laura Prepon.


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