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Pacific Telesis Group, joining most of the nation’s other telcos, filed suit to provide video programming to customers in its telephone service area. The suit, filed in federal court in San Jose…

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Foreign-language Oscar winners “Day for Night” (1973) and “Cinema Paradiso” ( 1989) will be screened in a double feature Dec. 17 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn…

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The producers of “Bruce Brown’s The Endless Summer II” are Ron Moler and Roger Riddell. Moler’s name was omitted from a Nov. 19 story about the project.

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Three times a ‘Mommie’

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In an effort to boost the show's sampling, NBC will air Paramount's "The Mommies" three times the week of Dec. 6 -- at 8:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday in place of "Blossom" and "Wings" as well as in…

Albert Collins

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Blues great Albert Collins, “the Master of the Telecaster” and a Grammy Award winner for his distinctive guitar tone, died Nov. 24 after a three-month fight against cancer. He was 61. One of the…

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