Even as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reduce federal funding for the Corp. for Public Broadcasting, KOCE-TV Channel 50 in Huntington Beach netted $343,090 with a 21-day Spring Membership Appeal that ended Sunday. Nightly totals of about $16,335 were down slightly from last year, by about $75 (the spring 1994 drive had been the station's most successful). KOCE spokeswoman Judith Schaefer said Monday that the county's bankruptcy problems may have caused the slight drop. If anything, she added, the highly publicized congressional battle over CPB funding may have helped. "People who may have been watching public TV and not pledging realized that their contributions are more important than ever."
Because of changes in the musicals' touring schedules, "Jekyll and Hyde" will run Aug. 22-27 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, a week earlier than announced; and "Ain't Misbehavin" will run May 21-26, 1996, a week later than announced.
Compiled by Ken Williams