NEWMAN WILL HOST 'TELEVISION' SERIES

Journalist-commentator Edwin Newman has been signed to serve as the host-narrator of "Television," the eight-part British series that surveys the medium, scheduled to air next year on PBS.

The series is derived from a 13-part presentation produced by Granada Television of England. The American version will be pared to eight hours and new American footage will be added. "Television" will be presented in this country by public television stations KCET/Los Angeles and WNET/New York.

MCI Communications Corp. is the corporate underwriter.

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