Steve Bell To Cover Vietnam Vets

Posted: May 11, 1987

Channel 3 anchor Steve Bell, a former combat correspondent for ABC News during the Vietnam War, is accompanying several Philadelphia-area Vietnam veterans as they march from Washington, D.C., to Penn's Landing and the proposed site of the veterans memorial.

Bell will give live reports today through Saturday at 6 and 11 p.m. on Channel 3's "Eyewitness News." He'll also examine how Vietnam vets are faring in the Delaware Valley today.

"The war may have ended 12 years ago," Bell said, "but it's legacy is still an important part of the American experience."

A DAY AT A TIME

Fox Broadcasting may be creeping toward its proposed goal of becoming the fourth major television network in the country.

According to a report in the New York Post, Fox plans to expand its Saturday and Sunday lineup of original shows to include Fridays starting in September, the same time ABC, NBC and CBS unveil their fall lineup.

EMMY BY DAY

Helped by Pee-wee Herman and two soap operas, CBS scored 78 nominations for the Daytime Emmys, more than twice as many as second-place NBC.

CBS' top performers were "As the World Turns" with 20 nominations, "Pee- wee's Playhouse" and "The Young and the Restless" with 12 each, ''Guiding Light" and "The Price Is Right" (6), and the CBS Schoolbreak Special "God, the Universe, and Hot Fudge Sundaes" (5).

NBC amassed 37 nominations, including 14 for "Santa Barbara" and seven for "Days of Our Lives." ABC's 32 nominations were paced by six for "All My Children."

PBS shows received 24 nominations, topped by six for "Sesame Street"; ''The Oprah Winfrey Show" accounted for six of the 21 nominations going to syndicated programs.

Winfrey, whose Chicago-based show has been the talk of syndication since it

went national last fall, will host the 14th annual Daytime Emmy Awards luncheon in New York June 30. ABC will broadcast the proceedings live.

RADIO DIALS

Mike DeNardo is the latest addition to the KYW (1060/AM) news staff.

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