Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 42, Ed. 1 Sunday, February 19, 1989 Page: 22 of 92
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C-9—THE NEWS-TELEGRAM, Sulphur Springs Texas, Sunday, February 1t, 1989.
CBS wins highest rating
in two years with ‘Dove’
By KATHRYN BAKER
AP Television Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — It was
“The Case of the Much-Walched
Mini senes," and Perry Mason
came to the defense of NBC.
Because of the unexpected suc-
cess of CBS’ Western miniseries
“Lonesome Dove," NBC fully ex-
pected to come in second after
winning 33 consecutive weeks in
the A.C. Nielsen Co. ratings.
NBC led by less than a rating
point going into Sunday, CBS' best
night for ratings. But “Perry
Mason: The Case of the Lethal
Lesson" defended the network
against CBS' weaker made-for-TV
movie, “Outside Woman," and
NBC eked out a tic with CBS for
first place for the week.
The final episode of “Lonesome
Dove" was last week’s highest-
rated, prime-time show. The four-
part scries corralled CBS' highest
rating in two years.
Monday's and Tuesday's in-
stallments of the eight-hour mmi-
Mason’ and ‘Cosby,
NBC extend its
“The Cosby Show” was on
twice last week and came in second
and thud. There was a special
Monday episode as part of NBC's
programming against “Lonesome
“Lonesome Dove, Part 4" had a
27.3 raung and 41 share. The mini-
series wound up with a four-night
average rating of 26.1 and a 39
share, good enough for 14th on the
all-time-high miniseries list. It is
the highest-rated multi part movie
in 4 Vi years. The first night of the
minisenes, on a Sunday, was in-
cluded in the previous week's
Each raung point represents
904,000 households with televi-
sions. The share is a percentage of
sets in use.
NBC also expected trouble be-
cause President Bush’s address lo
Congress pre-empted more than an
hour of its high-rated Thursday
NBC and CBS had a 16.7 rating
for the week; ABC 12.8. It as CBS'
highest since March 19V7. T>anks
"Lonesome Dove,” the fne net-
works had their highest combined
share of the season, 72, compared
with the season-to-date average of
Last week’s lop 10 shows were:
“Lonesome Dove, Part 4,” CBS;
“The Cosby Show." NBC; “The
Cosby Show Special," NBC;
“Lonesome Dove, Part 3," CBS;
“Roscannc," ABC; "60. Minutes.”
CBS; “A Different World," NBC;
’ Golden Girts." NBC; “Lonesome
Dove. Part 2,” CBS; and “ALF”
Here are the pnme-lime televi-
sion ratings as compiled by the
A.C. Nielsen Co. for the week of
Feb. 6-12, 1989. Top listings in
elude the week’s ranking, with full
season-to-date ranking in paren-
theses, rating for the week, and
An "X” in parentheses denotes
one-time-only presentation. A
rating measures the percentage of
the nation’s 90.4 million TV
1. (X) “Lonesome Dove. Pan
4,” 27.3 rating. 24.6 million homes.
2. (1) "The Cosby Show.” NBC.
27.1, 24.4 million homes.
3. (X) "The Cosby Show Spe-
cial." NBC. 25.6, 23.1 million
4. (X) “Lonesome Dove, Part
3,” 24.8, 22.4 million homes.
5. (2) “Roscannc,", ABC. 24.7,
22J million homes.
6. (5) “60 Mmules," CBS, 24.4,
22.0 million homes.
7. (3) “A Different World,"
NBC, 24.3,21.9 million homes.
8. (6) “Golden Girls.” NBC.
On the lite side
SUPERIOR. Wis. (AP) — Some grassroots lobbyists are bound
for the nation's capital to wine and dine lawmakers^— well, dine
them anyway — on one of those products you just can’t find in fancy
We’re talking about venison sausage
About three dozen folks from Superior, a blue collar town of
27.000 on the shore of Lake Superior, are taking suitcases full of the
stuff to Washington on Monday in hopes of influencing as manv
Wisconsin congressmen and staff members as they can on a $1,000
■nicy'll also bring smoked salmon, wild rice, smoked turkey and
artificial crabmeat, paper plates to eat it on and plenty of Wisconsin
beer and mineral water to wash it all down.
“It’ll be the lobbying event of the year,” promised state Rep.
Frank Boyle, who spent Thanksgiving weekend negotiating icy
north woods roads in his pickup, collecting the carcasses of illegally
killed deer to make sausage for the trip.
The Superior lobbyists plan to talk to lawmakers about Food for
Peace shipments, federal procurement and the possibility of locating
a federal penitentiary in Superior, which is known far punishingly
cold winter weather.
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota couple's attempt to per-
form one of David Letterman’s “Stupid Human Tricks” didn't ex-
actly go as planned, but it certainly qualified for the title.
Police had lo rescue Robert Cemey and Debbie Burmeister after
they folded themselves, naked, into a collapsible sofa bed and
couldn’t get out.
Authorities say Cemey and Ms. Burmeister were trying lo repli-
cate a feat performed by a La Crosse, Wis.. man on “Stupid Human
Tricks,” an offshoot of Stupid Pet Tricks” on Letterman’s late-night
However, the Wisconsin man, David Berg, managed to extricate
himself from his spring-loaded trap. In the copycat attempt. Ms.
Burmeister was only able to free enough of her body to reach a tele-
phone and summon help.
Sgt Dave Gabbert of the Winona Law Enforcement Center said he
was amazed that the couple could fit into a folded sofa bed. But he
advised thrill-seekers not to try it for themselves.
"I wouldn’t do it," Gabbert said. “I guess that's why they call it
'Sugrid Human Tricks.
Our Daily Bread
Read: Mark 12:41-44 February 19—Sunday
CONTRIBUTION OR SACRIFICE?
For they all put in out of their abundance.
__ but she out of her poverty. Mark 12:44
THE Lord Jesus was sitting in the temple watching
1 people put their money into the treasury. The rich
dropped in large amounts, making the bucket resound
with the clang ol their coins. Then a poor widow came
by and dropped in two tiny copper coins worth less
than a penny They made only a slight tinkling sound. ’
impressing no one — except Jesus. He called His disci-
ples to Him and said that she had given more than the
rest, for she had given “her whole livelihood."
Speaking on this incident, veteran missionary Paul
Beals made a distinction between contributions and
sacrifices. He pointed out that these wealthy people
were making contributions, but the widow was making
a sacrifice, for she was giving “out of her poverty." Then
he paused in his message and said quietly. "I don't
know if my wife and I have ever given sacrihcially. Oh.
we thought we were. Once we even took some money
out of savings to give to a special project. But it didn’t
jeopardize our livelihood. I guess I have to say we really
don’t know what it means to give sacriftcially. We’ve
been making contributions."
I appreciate Beals' distinction — and his honesty. I
wonder, how am I doing in supporting the church's
worldwide evangelization effort? Am I just making con-
tributions? Or am I truly sacrificing — as the widow did
whom the Lord commended? I find that a heart-
searching distinction. How about you? — D.C.E.
Some people give their thousands.
And some the widow’s mite.
But what is done for Jesus
k precious In His sight — Anon
The Lord secs not only how much we give
but also how much we keep.
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