In a New Light

With its remarkable array of top-drawer entertainment and public figures, this AIDS benefit-educational program resembles one of those circus cars from which a seemingly endless succession of people emerge to perform their acts.

With its remarkable array of top-drawer entertainment and public figures, this AIDS benefit-educational program resembles one of those circus cars from which a seemingly endless succession of people emerge to perform their acts.

The director and producer of this extravaganza manage to move the cast on and off stage with surprising dexterity, and imaginative production values sustain the program’s freshness.

Elizabeth Taylor introduces the special, and hosts Linda Lavin, Bruce Davison and Robert Guillaume are quite graceful in bridging the robust entertainment components with the sometimes tragic and sometimes inspiring messages about the disease.

The participants range from Nell Carter to Marlee Matlin, Michael York to Reba McEntire. Arthur Ashe tells of his experiences and the virus and some reportage form Phil Donahue put the scope of the problem in focus.

It is a dazzling two hours, all the more striking in that ABC is donating its net advertising proceeds from the special to AIDS education, prevention and support services.

In a New Light

(Sat. (11), 8-10 p.m., ABC)

Production: Produced by Heartlove Prods. Exec. producer, Joseph F. Lovett; producer, Martha Spanninger; director, Bill Davis; writers, Danny Lemos and Bruce Vilanch.

Crew: Editor, Rob Kuhns; production designers, John Shaffner and Joe Stewart; hosts, Linda Lavin, Bruce Davison and Robert Guillaume.

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