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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Television Today UyJaySharbull Cosby's Documentary on Crime NEW YORK (AP) Come- dian Bill Cosby doesn't do ev- erything for laughs. He's also seriously interested in teach- ing and currently working for a doctorate in education from the U-niversity of Mas- sachusetts. As part of that effort, he's put together a film documen- tary that tries to show how ed- ucation can deter crime by giving ghetto youths a far more hopeful future than the deadly, daily scuffle of street life. Alas, the documentary only is showing tonight on public TV's KCET in Los Angeles. But Del Shields, the show's producer, hopes it'll eventual- ly be offered to the Public Broadcasting Service. "That would ideally be the first he said. "And then the second step would be to offer it to libraries or the of- fices of mayors in cities with programs that really try to help youths. "It's the kind of film that young dudes need to see so they'll understand there's re- ally no glory in going to jail. We'd like to give it maximum exposure and try to save some young lives." The documentary, "A Day at centers on the lives of three convicted killers now doing time at a Pennsyl- vania prison near Philadel- phia, the hometown of both Cosby and Shields. Since going to prison, two of the inmates have earned col- lege degrees; the third is a postulant in the Episcopal church. Shields says they will discuss the value of education and what the lack of it means with Cosby, who also narrates the film. The 50-minute film, made with the help of three students from Temple university, Cosby's alma mater, was shot hi three days back in March 1973 and took eight weeks to put in final form, Shields said. lie said the comedian put up nearly of his own money to finance the project, intended as part of Cosby's doctoral work as well as for TV and non-TV showings. Shields, who spoke in a tele- phone interview from Ingle- wood, Calif., where he man- ages a radio station in which Cosby is a stockholder, said he and Cosby had tentatively proposed the show to the TV networks. However, he said, "we didn't actively pursue it" be- cause they were told that 50 minutes was awkward, that it might have to be edited down to a half-hour program. "There were no hard feel- ings about it, but Bill refused to allow it to be Shields said. The program fi- nally was given KCET because of Cosby's close association with the station, he added. A KCET spokesman said the documentary may be submit- ted later this year to PBS for national broadcast, depending in part on the response it gets tonight for Los Angeles area viewers. African Art Exhibit Opens at U. of 1. IOWA CITY "Art of (he Mende" is the title bf 'an exhibi- tion of sculpture from West Africa which will be shown at the University of Iowa Museum of Art from 5-7 p.m. daily through June 5. The Mende lare a tribe of some persons living in the southern part of Sierra Leone. They are ruled by a hierarchy of chiefs, with a para- mount chief as head of each district. Their economy is based on rice farming. The exhibition of Bi pieces of sculpture was organized by the University of Maryland Art Gallery, where it has just been shown. Television Listings 7-KWWL-TV, Waterloo 9-KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids Rapids Ollumwa 4-WHBF-TV, Rock Island a-WOC-TV, Davenpori 10-KROC-TV, Rochester 12-KIIN-TV, Iowa Cily 40-KDUB, Dubuque Monday Night 7-Nms, Weather, Sols. 9-Wlld wild West News 3-News, Weather, Sots. Weather, Spts. O'clock Edition Spts., Weather 10-News, Weather, Spts. 12-Unde Smiley News JO-Lassle Out and Son Tell Truth Make a Deal Trail Squares 8-Nashvllle Music- 10-Bobbv Goldsboro and Son Snorts Legends a-Rookles 6-MaaIcIan of the Week 7-NBCMovlc- Pt. II 9-ABCMovle- "Ice Station Pt. II Lucy "Ice Station Pt. II Lucy 6-NBCMoyle- Pt. U Lucy PI. II PI. II 40-ABC Movlc- "Ice Station PI. II 2-Dlck Van Dyke 4-Dlck Van Dyke 8-Dlck Von Dyke 12-Thlrd World !-Mcdicol Center J-Medlcol enter 8-Mcdtcal Center Straight Talk 9-Shlrtsond Skins and Skins Macoore nnd Skins Sols. 9-Eyewllness Htm 7-Acllon News a-Ncwsbcol Sols. 6-10 O'clock Edition "-News, Sots., Weather 10-News, Weather, Sols. "-.Rvowllness Nnw 40-Newsllne World of Entertainment 3-CDS Movie- "World, Flesh ond (tie Devil" 3-Wldo World ol Entertainment 4-Wlld Wild Wesl o-Tonlohl 1-CBS Movle- "World, Plash ond lite Devil" 10-Tonloht 17-Dnvld Sussklnd 13-Tonlghl ffl-Wldo World ol Entertainment 2-l-njl Word Tomnrtow -Counlrv Muilc Tuesday Morning Sunrise Semester Garner Ted Armstrona 8-Sunrlse Semester CBS News 4-CBS News Today 3-CBS News Today -13-Today Romper Room America Sings New Zoo Revue Cant. Kanoaroo Sesome Street. -Copt. Kangaroo 8-Caot. Kangaroo Show U-ln School Place J-Jokei____ 3-KId power Wild Place wild Place 13-Dlnah's Place for Women only 8-Gamblt 13-Jeopordy 7-Wliord ot Odds 9-AII Mv Children 2-Now You See It Gourmet You See It or Odds 8-NowYoUSeelt 10-Wliard or Odds School 13-WUordof Odds -10-Not ror Women Only Sauares Bunch 2-Love or Lite 3-Brady Bunch 4-Love or Lire Squares 9-LoveotUte Squares 13-Hollvwood Squares 40-Bradv Bunch 7-Jackpot and Restless 3-Possword and Restless Restless 13-Jackoot 7-Cclebrlly Sweepstakes 9-Sptll Second .3-SDllt Second o-Celebrlty Sweepstakes 8-Tomorrow 10-Celebrltv Sweepstakes U-Celebrllv Swecpstnkes XO-Spllt Second Tuesday Afternoon ;_Hcws News 3-News, Weather 3-Ncwi X-OIck Van Dyke 6-Hoon EOlllon 8-Noonllme 10-Niws, Weoiher, Spli. 12-ln School 13-Nnwi 4-AII Mv Children 
                            

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