Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1993 · Page 48
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 48

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Thursday, June 3, 1993
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D-12 Pittsburgh Post-Gaene: Thursday. June 3. Ws 5? Penn & Teller bring magic touch to "MonsterVision 3 TV NOTES KDKA, WPXI win six awards in state contest From stdtt and we reports LOCAL AWARDS: Pittsburgh television stations won six awards in an annual competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. The prizes were equally split between KDKA and WPXI. KDKA took honors for best editorial (by commentator Sally Kalson, also a Post-Gazette columnist), for best spot news coverage and for best sportscast. WTXI won for bext local sporting event, best program series for children and best public-service announcement about drugs and drunk driving. The PAB hands out awards in 15 categories. Three awards are given in each category to stations in big, medium and small markets. HILLARY SPECIAL: "Hillary: America's First Lady," to air June 10 on NBC with Katie Couric as anchor, will explore how Hillary Rodham Clinton is redefining the role of first lady, developing the new health-care plan and juggling responsibilities. The program also will provide viewers with an inside look at the White House, including a rare view of the second-floor private residence. Couric will ask Clinton about public reaction to her White House role, including her influence on her husband's decisions and in other matters affecting the Clinton TNT "N S: By Jean Prescott B'iqxi Sun Herald Penn Jillette says he and fellow funnyman-magician Teller took the June-long "MonstcrVision" job on TNT because "it was important for us to do this. Doing off -Broadway ... we realized we had this artsy-craftsy image, and really, we're just 12-year-old boys in grown-up bodies." The diminutive Teller tells it differently: "There is no sweetness in my personality at all." Oh, yes! Teller, who swears by silence and grotesque behavior, speaks! At least we think it was Teller. How do you really know on the telephone? "This could be a stand-in voice, couldn't it?" he says. Fans of good-ol' bad-ol' monster movies and TV series will be able to join this dynamic duo in a feast of 14 different films, nine best-of episodes of the '60s series "The Outer Limits" and, on Saturday, June 26, the premiere of TNT's original "Frankenstein." The fun starts at 8 p.m. and goes on until the wee morning hours every Saturday night in June. Penn & Teller, eager to hype their monster month, are calling from London where they've been taping a series for British television. Teller has the lowdown. "A series in Britain is only six half -hour episodes. But it's fascinating to take stuff from (David) Letterman (Penn & Teller are among Dave's most popular guests), our NBC special, 'Saturday Night Live' . . . throw in a little local color." How colorful do they get? We'd love to ask the East End bloke whom they snatched from the TV PREVIEW 'M0NSTERVISI0N' When: 8 p.m. Saturdays throughout June on TNT. Starring: Penn & Teller. crowd to illustrate a Penn & Teller point about Houdini. The man a plant, Teller assures us ended up inside a burning box, which they had to dump into the Thames to douse the flames. "In the arts, you get to do a lot of stuff you can't do in real life," Teller says. "It's a way to get big, dramatic and hopelessly impractical without suffering the pain." He then does a minute or two on violence in the arts and lawmakers' obsession with the same. "What are we to do? Throw out all of Shakespeare?" Penn, for his part, is still piqued about having missed a tea date with "a rock-star friend." "I get into the cab, we go a little ways and there's this traffic jam. The cabbie gets out to look and then reports back that it's the queen blocking traffic. When I got a little testy, he turned on me and said, 'Well, at least she's not getting a flipping haircut, matey!' "What am I doing here?" Penn says in mock dismay. "My president is back home making headlines with haircuts, and I'm in a foreign country." Penn, whose background is rural Massachusetts, and Teller, an urban kid from Philadelphia, met in the spring of 1974. At the time, Teller, the elder by seven years, was teaching high school Latin in New Jersey, and Penn, by his own description a geeky long-haired Penn, left, and Teller will host "MonsterVision," a collection of horrorscience fiction films that will be shown each Saturday night in June on TNT. Among the movies included in the marathon series is "The Architects of Fear" starring Robert Culp, above. kid, had just graduated high school. They made their debut as an act at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in the summer of 75, and over the next few years, they performed as the Asparagus Valley Cultural Society, a trio that also included the fellow who had introduced them. "He was sane, sensible and Plan 9 from Outer Space,' " Teller chimes in. "It's gorgeously shot in black and white, and it has a strarige and delicious sensibility." Penn runs down part of the lineup: " 'Clash of the Titans,' 'The Zanti Misfits' (from 'Outer Limits'), 'The Manster.' These monster movies will go on forever" or at least through the month of June. funnier than either of us," Teller confesses, "but he wanted a life." They swear that they watched every scrap of film and tape TNT will air, "but we didn't watch together. We do have separate lives," Penn says. "I watched over three or four weeks, but after the first three or four nights, I lost all of my friends. "Pay really close attention to PARTY TIME: There's nothing better than winning the May sweeps, except maybe throwing a good party, which is what NBC President Robert Wright did for more than 1,000 employees at the network's 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York Tuesday. Wright and, by satellite from Bur-bank, Calif., NBC West Coast President Don Ohlmeyer spoke briefly and showed off a brief preview of this fall's new NBC shows, and then Wright and NBC News' Jane Pauley did the honors awarding free NBC caps, T-shirts and other such items to lucky ticket holders. TV GAME: Vin Di Bona, who gave us ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "America's Funniest People," has come up with a live-action Nintendo TV game for CBS called "Storm the Castle" that is set, for now, for a one-time showing June 16. The show features family teams who hop, skip and jump" their way through obstacles. 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