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BUILT FORD TOUGH
In 50 years, the truth about Harrison Ford (#390, Aug. 1) will finally be recognized: Of all the actors working in the latter half of the 20th century he’s the best, yet he’s also the most underexposed. I, for one, appreciate seeing him get the occasional EW cover. It confirms my belief that you folks know a legend in the making when you see one.
MICHAEL G. RYAN
I want to thank you guys for the very informative ”The Plane and Simple Truth.” I’m always interested in stuff like that, and there is nothing better than reading about it in my favorite magazine.
While I loved your article looking at the plausibility of Air Force One, I was distressed to see the sentence ”He loves underdog football teams….” President Marshall is shown to be a Michigan Wolverines fan, the team with the most wins in the history of college football. Rare is the occasion that Michigan is an underdog. By the way, it’s a clever homage to another President Ford, Gerald R., who was a team MVP center at the University of Michigan in the mid-1930s.
CRAIG DANIEL BARKER
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.
‘MURDER’ IN THE FIRST
I want to thank you for mentioning Diagnosis Murder in your contents-page summary of ”Must-Seek TV” — I guess we exist after all. We were beginning to wonder. Last fall, in your overview of the new season, you talked about practically every single prime-time show on the air, except one — Diagnosis Murder. It can’t be because no one is watching us. We are beginning our fifth year this fall, and during the 1996-97 season, we consistently ranked second in our time slot on Thursday nights. Hey, we know we aren’t The X-Files, NYPD Blue, or ER, but we are solid, dependable, entertaining television. We’re fans of EW — we aren’t asking you to love us, just recognize that we’re here now and then.
Executive Producer, Diagnosis Murder
Van Nuys, Calif.
Thank you for your recent mention of MTV’s Loveline. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the only daily late-night show worth watching and it’s high time it got some publicity from a magazine such as yours. The show is constructed perfectly, and the humorous chemistry between cohosts Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew is excellent. I do have one correction to make: You incorrectly labeled Loveline a ”former radio show.” Well, it’s still a radio show. And hopefully, with a little more attention from publications like EW, in a few years there’ll be a big sign in Times Square with a picture of Dr. Drew and Adam beside a big ”#1!”
CORRECTIONS: Harrison Ford’s President James Marshall uses a satellite phone, not a cellular phone, to call the White House from Air Force One (”The Plane and Simple Truth”). 187 director Kevin Reynolds’ wife is named Cathy; their children are Nicole, age 4, and Dylan, age 1 1/2 (Behind the Scenes, #391).