Concerning the Trautman/Larson queries concerning news "professionals" who appeared in roles other than those which would reflect their professional persona: A former news anchor and commentator in Chicago during the 1960s at WBKB-TV, the heavy-set and distinctively voiced Alex Dreier, went west to perform the same duties at a major station in the Los Angeles market, perhaps at KABC (West Coast SCREEN-Lers might recall the particulars) where he became somewhat of a celebrity by also appearing as an actor in television crime dramas, generally as a heavy. I know he appeared in *Mannix,* *It Takes a Thief,* *Name of the Game,* and other late '60s and '70s programs, and I seem to recall he had a few feature film credits, as well. He also appeared on a short-lived late '60s *Laugh-In* wannabe, *What's It All About, World?,* created by the team that gave us *The Smothers Brothers Show.* _______________________________________________________________________________ William Lafferty Department of Theatre Arts [log in to unmask] Wright State University office (937) 775-4581 or 3072 Dayton, OH 45435-0001 USA facsimile (937) 775-3787 "The universe was once conceived almost as a vast preserve, landscaped for heroes, plotted to provide them the appropriate adventures. The rules were known and respected, the adversaries honorable, the oracles articulate and precise as the directives of a six-lane parkway. Errors of weakness or vanity led, with measured momentum, to the tragedy which resolved everything. Today, the rules are ambiguous, the adversary is concealed in aliases, the oracles broadcast a babble of contradictions." --- Maya Deren, from her notes for *At Land* ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.