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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Fridoy, July 7, 1972 Sunday, July 9 a.m. Democratic Telethon and Jerry Q Groovie Coolies Rex Humbaid 7JOO 0 Kathryn Kuhlman Q Barrier Heef B Crossroads (0 Thought for the Day CQ Day ol Discovery Q Faith for Today Q Camera Three CQ Oral Roberts B Face the Nation O Nivcn Miller C0 Rural Report QJ Revival Fires O Meet tie Press 8 Wildlife 03 a (Q O O m O spoLLed will include Hollywood star Robert Cummlngs and Al- berta Premier Peter IXMighced. TV police shows escapist fare HOLLYWOOD (AP) ''Col-j umbo is pure says po- liceman-author Joseph Wam- baugh. "Nothing's technically correct about the show. But what difference does that make? It's fun to watch." The same goes, he says, for other polire shows on television, where the revised maxim reads: Crime and its detection do In- j deed pay. Dennis Weaver, once Mar- shall Dillon's limping deputy, now prowls the big city in a crimp-brimmed Stetson. From his wheelchair, Raymond Burr helps San Francisco police solve crimes for a fifth season. Cannon, Mannix, McMillan, Longstreet, O'Hara, Adam-12, The Mod Squad, The Persuad- they different from TV policemen and private eyes of. say, 15 years ago? "Acting styles says William Conrad, CBS' 250-pound but agile investigator Frank Cannon. "But, no, basically it's the same thing. You play a human being, because detec- tives are human beings." IMAGE CHANGES Handsome Mike Connors, who plays tough-fisted private inves- tigator Joe Mannix, recalls: "In the old days, a TV private eye was a seedy, downbeaten character working on a shoe- string. He was always in trouble with the law, just on the edge of it "Now he makes a comfortable living and has a rapport with the police department. He has a good friend there who helps him out." Surveying the surfeit of sleuth series, one critic asked: "What's next? Senior Citizen Detective, a shamus in a retire- ment village finding out who stole the No, but Frank Price, Univer- sal Studio executive vice-presi- dent, is offering ABC a trilogy- type series titled The Great Det- ectives. Three series within that head- ing would rotate in the manner of NBC's The Bold Ones and Mystery Movie. Pilots for all have aired as TV movies: Stew- art Granger as Sherlock Holmes, Robert Conrad as Nick Carter and Eve Arden as a crime-solving schoolteacher. "II gives us such flexibility." Price says of the concept. "We have the whole field of great detectives to deal with clear back to Edgar Allan Poe.'1 Detective S g t, Wambaugh, whose novel about the Los An- geles police, The New Centu- rions, became a best seller, sees little attempt at realism on TV. "TV is for mass consumption. Police shows are pure escapist fare, but why not? If people want realism they can read my books. "Columbo is a nondescript. clever little character, amusing to the audience. On Adam 12P they're not human beings but they don't have to be. The in- lent is to show exciting experi- ences. Do you laiow any police- men or any people who act like that? With no No glands? "I'm Euro you never met an FBI a Efrem Zimbalist Jr. on The FBI. Rock Hudson's show Is fantasy. They're in the same bag." AA. I. INDUSTRIES Manufacturers of M. I.-Way Products TRUCK CAMPERS TRUCK CAPS LAKESHORE CABINS CUSTOM MANUFACTURED UNITS 326E lOlh ST. N. PHONE 378-6878 BLACK OUT SALE Till 6 p.m. Saturday only RCA power grid tuner Solid state UHF tuner Solid copper circuits 16000 volts of picture power Automatic scene control circuits 9 Automatic cr-.oor.H equalizer Fre set fine TL-ning 20" deep 'ecu; picture rube Siatic f--ee C-clden Throoi" FM sound Eurlt in ciopcle on terra Push bu'Fon circuit breaker Cu'lorrer wcTcnfy includes "i 2 Tionths on ccrfs end 8 r-'Oith- en 148 EACH TILL 6 P.M. SAT. ONLY SMITH'S 13th St. N. LETHBKIDGE ;