CPB to spend $ 1.3 mil on shows

The Corp. for Public Broadcasting will spend $ 1.3 million to help fund the production of 11 new programs and series, including a docudrama on the life of former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev and a tribute to the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Moreover, CPB will continue to fund five other public TV series, including “Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego?” and “Ghostwriter,” to the tune of $ 1. 6 million.

Some of the other projects being funded by CPB are “Matisse,” a special showcasing of the artist’s recent exhibit in New York, and “Look Who’s Laughing, ” a portrait of several disabled stand-up comedians and humorists.

Also being developed is a 10-hour film history of World War II, which will get start-up funding from the CPB/PBS Challenge Fund.

The fund is designed to develop high-profile programming for public stations.

In addition, the first TV biographies of Paul Simon and George Lucas will air during PBS’ March 1993 fund drive. “Paul Simon: Born at the Right Time” will air March 6 at 9 p.m. and “George Lucas: Heroes, Myth and Magic” will air March 9 at 9 p.m.

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