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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 26, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba U fogs unsuspecting x Washington a first there was entertainment and then there were now there Are and they lure unsuspecting con Sumers who cant Tell the difference into spending millions of dollars on Miracle products that dont stand up to their government officials and researchers Consumers spent the equivalent of million can last year on questionable products and services hawked by infomercials program length advertisements masquerading As objective representative Ron Wyden said for millions of americans watching its getting harder and harder to distinguish Between commercials and talk shows and news Wyden said at a hearing on the program Ming by two House of representatives Small business sub commit witnesses testified that the shows should be clearly identified and More closely substantiation of infomercials Are frequently lasting a which Are carried on broadcast and Cable television most often during non Peak and Earl morning time they use special report and talk show program formats and often include live familiar actors As hosts or former govern ment officials As one of the essential questions in terms of consumer Protection is whether viewers can identify infomercials As paid said Rader an assistant professor of consumer science at the University of Hayes showed the panels video tapes of infomercials touting items ranging from a stun gun As a Cousin to the Star trek phase to a water cleaning system that claimed to Aid in weight Hayes said an internationally recognizable Symbol should be adopted and required to be visible on the to screen during the entirety of infomercials because even i have been it would be immediately evident to viewers that they Are watch ing commercial she Harold Vic president of the american association of Adver Tising said infomercials were a violation of our standards both in terms of the claims that Are made As Well As the format that masks the commercial purpose of the program Shoup said no infomercials cited at yesterdays hearing were created by members of his Wyden chided government Agen cies reluctance to act against the the Snake Oil has been flowing in Rivers and the Federal government has been very slow to get to the he medical doctors making House Calls 7864444 to daily including weekends services covered by Manitoba health services commission envoy medical dispatch not for life threatening emergencies crts Boss raps program Quality f Oronto up Canadas broadcasters could in future be bound by Quality standards As Well As by Canadia Content the country chief broadcast regulator too much of what passes for Canadian Content is the almost automatic quota filling of sports and game Keith Spicer said in a speech to a business we Are concerned that Quantity Canadian Content rules May no longer be the Only or Best chairman of the Canadian radio television and telecommunications said he and his fellow commissioners will begin this july to look for new ways of Canadian izing the airwaves in the next both private and Public broadcasters must set aside a percentage of their programming time to Canadian shows As a condition of their better shows but Spicer said he wants to work out practical rules for measuring in consultation with the broadcast Industry and cultural were As i think More and More people Are in the television about the potential of building larger Canadian audiences by doing better he said after the although he praised private particularly the ctr television for increasing the amount and Quality of Canadian programming they turn Spicer said he int crts will press some of the less Public spirited private Spicer says broadcasters have taken the easy Road in meeting Canadian Content rules networks and stations to contribute to Canada a lot More than taxes on profits made from the straight talking former Federal official languages commissioner and professor told his one of the Agency he will be finding ways to get better drama and childrens shows on the Spicers speech also touched on the role of the which he later said is inadequately funded by the Federal he said he encourages Ottawa to consider giving the network More More generous funding for the asked if the crts could do anything to help the he replied i just i just stuck my neck identity Spicer strongly endorsed the Csc for helping to define the Canadian identity and promote tolerance for different never More than at this anxious time in our history have we needed a Csc that helps canadians talk to each he adding a few froth ship comments to his prepared Spicer said he believes Canada will make it through the Meech Lake constitutional but the damage will be he its going to take months and years to heal this soviet Singer eager to gain Western audience our town looking for something to do this weekend every our town tells you whats happening Winnipeg repress by Gary Graff Knight Ridder newspapers Peter Mamonova English is halt ing at which makes learning the ways of the West particularly its music Industry for Doest translate into his native and the Telephone a Rock n Roll Staple in the United even brings a bit of despair to the voice of the Singer for the soviet band Vuki i hate this plastic the says in clipped you i cant say but Mamonov works his Way through his Vuki my is on its second playing songs from its first album re leased last year on British producer Brian Enos Opal records along with new music that dates Back to when Mamonov founded the group with bassist Alexander Sasha the Singer is anxious for his groups influence Laden Rock to find an audience in the they pay More Money he though the excesses that Money can bring is the primary pitfall he finds with Success in this part of the i think that the problem is youve got a huge Industry in show Biz in the says a former Printer who lives in Moscow with his wife and three when you Are living like a Star for like a David Bowie you must make some events in your some scan something like you to hold this its a whole a but it brings you a lot of in our so Many people Are just thinking about weve got a very Small musical so we dont know of the things West Ern performers in sure that when our Industry the same problems will be in our coun for Mamonov and his band mates Are trying to avoid blatant Winnipeg symphony orchestra Hollywood 8 pm b 2 in 7 Brian conductor Michael entertainer Michael Danso stars in a to tapping program of popular music favourites by legendary songwriters Cole Porter and Harold hawaiian the pops Are the place to be for great music and Good times and whether you select the saturday evening Seagram pops or sunday afternoon family subscription is the Best Way to enjoy this Bramwell artistic director 8 pm 2 pm 1 Bramwell conductor klezmer band there there fantastic there Fin Jan this performance highlights a Panorama of Folk Flavoured music from Many All conducted by Bramwell sunday performance sponsored by gag Royal Bank curb Stivas of Rig mid pm 8 pm pm pm it Howard conductor Harvey flute saxophone turn Hack the clock to the Days of Johhy sex and Saddle sin pcs will the big hand sounds of Glenn Benny Duke Ellington and concert Hall seating in 19 l1 in Richard conductor Cathy vocalist Richard Hayman and guest vocalist Cathy a Immor miss i warm up a Winter weekend with music from a faraway Paradise sunday performance sponsored by Sousa at t h e symphony k pm la 2 in l4 Keith conductor Kathryn Soprano John trombone bring Hack those Days of Light classics and virtuoso solos with the music of John Philip the March the f classic buskers 8 pm Hiim 17 Susan conductor the classic buskers musicianship and Clever Humour Liller through recorders and accordion and Mil come the classic buskers you wont believe your ears Section i Centre Mam Centre first Balcony Section ii Micals surrounding Centre s main front and Back first Balcony Section Iii front and Hack main Side seats first Section in entire second Bakum the last night of the my l7 1im 2s Bramwell conductor the Winnipeg singers the pops season closes with a flourish and a fanfare in the traditional British style with the last night of the proms main Tukik i Christmas pops with the Koyal Canadian air Faue subscribers Only up to december taif proposed goods i serves tax scheduled la Onu my elite is no reflected ill hit1 i ifs Shaun above fur student senior priced subscriptions Nuisl include i or senior Crump rates Lor subscriptions or single Luke is a through the we subscriber services j17 ii is wed it Happ la help Vuu up Outing our your club or programs and artists subject to saturday1 evening performances i these programs arc made possible through the general assistance i Seagram distillers Seagram its easy to order a Call and let our subscriber service representatives help so subscriber services 9474148 visa Mastercard american express our subscriber services office is open monday to saturday am to All concerts place ill the Centennial concert Hall 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