Dribs and drabs from the notebook
Upset by all the polls saying President Clinton's a lock to be re-elected Tuesday? Feel like dishing a little Clinton dirt? Check out tomorrow's "The Zoh Show" on WCBM-AM (680) for an interview with David Brock, author of "The Seduction of Hillary Clinton."
Brock's credentials as a conservative and a Clinton basher are well documented. Once described by Texas columnist Molly Ivins as "that wretched little right-wing reporter," he's been on Hillary's case for a good while, reporting on her role in Travelgate and her supposed connections in the suicide of Vincent Foster.
And Brock's vitriol isn't restricted solely to the First Lady. He also wrote "The Real Anita Hill."
Zoh stakes her claim to the airwaves from 9 a.m. to noon.
Another bit of WCBM news: The station's election coverage, with anchors Les Kinsolving and Ken Maylath, will run from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday. Featured analysts will include David Paulson, communications director for the Maryland Democratic Party; Len Lazarick, an editor for Patuxent Publishing; and attorney Dick Bennett.
Two suburban Washington residents, both of whom work in Washington, have been appointed by Gov. Parris Glendening to the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission, which oversees the six-station Maryland Public Television Network.
Edward H. Kaplan, of Potomac, a Washington-based real-estate developer and investor, has been president of the United Jewish Endowment Fund in Washington since 1991. He has also served as president and general campaign chairman of the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Washington.
Shirley M. McBay, of Gaithersburg, is president of the Washington-based Quality Education for Minorities and a former dean for student affairs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Georgia.
Greaseman in NBC movie
For Greaseman fans: Washington's favorite (just what do you call the Greaseman?) will be sliding onto your TV screens next month when he plays a convicted felon and prison lord on an NBC movie called "Jack Reed: Champion of the Cheap Homicide."
The two-hour film, starring Brian Dennehy and Baltimore's own Charles S. Dutton, is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Nov. 17.
Greats of the Washington-area music scene will be the focus during this year's WAMMIES, the awards ceremony of the Washington Area Music Association.
Among the scheduled performers at this year's ceremony, set for Nov. 20 at the Sheraton Washington Hotel ballroom, are Pure Soul, the Nighthawkes, Mary Ann Redmond, Jacques Johnson Jr., Rare Essence, Citizen Cope and Sorry About Your Daughter. Also slated is a tribute to guitarist Link Wray.
On Nov. 24, a Hall of Fame ceremony will be held at the Washington Hard Rock Cafe. Honorees include Roberta Flack, Sweet Honey in the Rock and the Seldom Scene, with other awards going to Toni Braxton and Denise Graves. Jake Einstein, former owner of WHFS and current owner of WRNR in Annapolis, will receive a Special Appreciation Award.
Tickets for both ceremonies may be purchased at all Pro Tix outlets.
Discovery looks at Reagan
With "The Reagan Legacy," the Discovery Channel looks at a man whose popularity rarely seemed to waver, despite allegations that he knew about arms sales to Iran, despite spending millions on a space-based defense strategy that contributed mightily to the national deficit (and helped end the Cold War), despite a relentless conservatism that made him a pariah to many.
Even as he battles Alzheimer's at his home in California, Reagan's hold, especially on the soul of the Republican party, remains strong.
Tonight's "Balancing Act" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., repeated 2 a.m.-3 a.m.) looks at Reagan's economic policies, which led to lower taxes and a booming economy, but also a booming deficit.
Tomorrow's "Star Wars" (same times) focuses on the hi-tech defense initiative that Reaganites insist scared the Soviet Union into showing up at the disarmament bargaining table and eventually led to the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Change at WMAR
Will Schwarz, producer of WMAR "Rodricks for Breakfast," is leaving the show after failing to reach an agreement with the station on a new contract
Schwarz, who lives in Baltimore and heads Pennant Productions Ltd., has been with the show since its inception last year. In a press release, he said he was proud of his work on the show and wished WMAR and Dan Rodricks well.
Rodricks had no comment on Schwarz's decision, saying, "That's between WMAR and Will, not between Will and me."
Fortunately, insofar as my own personal favorite combination-Sun-reporter-and-TV-host is concerned, "Rodricks for Breakfast" will continue airing from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Saturday. Until a permanent replacement is found, associate producer Cynthia Frazier will take the reins.
Pub Date: 11/03/96