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TV Note: You Are The Weakest Shows, Goodbye

Tuesday, May 01, 2001

By Rob Owen, Post-Gazette TV Editor

UPN has pulled "All Souls" off its schedule. The Aaron Spelling-produced haunted hospital drama lasted just two weeks before disappearing. A favorite of UPN president Dean Valentine, "All Souls' " remaining four episodes may air this summer. ABC yanked low-rated boy band "reality" show "Making the Band" and is expected to burn off remaining episodes this summer.

"DR. QUINN," "WALKER" TRADE PLACES: CBS has juggled its May sweeps schedule. The new "Dr. Quinn" movie, now titled "The Heart Within," will air May 12 at 8 p.m. The two-hour series finale of "Walker, Texas Ranger" will air May 19 at 8 p.m.

MAYORAL DEBATES: Two candidates for Pittsburgh mayor face off on "NightTalk with John McIntire" tonight at 9 on PCNC. Mayor Tom Murphy and City Council president Bob O'Connor will both appear.

"If they're not spitting at each other by 9:30, I haven't done my job," McIntire wrote in a tongue-in-cheek press release.

WQED will feature a debate with all seven candidates in the primary for mayor in a 90-minute edition of "On Q" Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Urban League of Pittsburgh, the debate will be moderated by Stacy Smith and Chris Moore, with opening remarks by Carol Lee Espy and Urban League president Esther Bush.

Participating candidates include Democrats Leroy Hodge, Earl Jones Sr., Murphy, O'Connor and Josh Pollock and Republicans James Carmine and Mark Rauterkus.

The debate will air live and the public is invited to attend at WQED's Oakland studio.

MORE LOCAL TV: WQED/WQEX will air a tribute to the late civil rights leader with the broadcast of "A Principled Man: Reverend Leon Sullivan" (8 p.m. Saturday). Ossie Davis narrates the biography of the preacher, social activist and educator, who died April 25 at age 78.

WPXI will televise coverage of the 2001 UPMC Health System City of Pittsburgh Marathon 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. PCNC will have additional coverage from 11 a.m. to noon. The entire marathon will be repeated from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on PCNC. A wrap-up show will air on PCNC Sunday at 10:30 p.m. and on WPXI after midnight Sunday at 12:05 a.m.

GRAMMAR LADY ON GAME SHOW: Mary Newton Bruder of Mt. Lebanon, a retired English teacher who writes a weekly column on grammar for Friday's Post-Gazette, will appear on today's "To Tell the Truth" (1:30 p.m., WPXI).

Though we always strive for grammatical accuracy, today more than most days we hope there are no mistakes.

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