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ivcdncy, cctcbcr G, 1973 vol. 1C3 no. 21 lirccln, nebnska
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By Csrbzra Lctz
Former television talk show host Dick
Cavett, a Nebraska native, was bade home
Tuesday to interview close friends of
Nebraska author Idari Sandoz for a Neb
raska Educational Television (NETV) docu
mentary. Although Cavett never met Sandoz, he
said he is an admirer of her books and the
life she wrote about.
The Nebraska Sandhills were the setting
last week for the filming of Cavett 's
interviews with Sandoz's sibling, Jules,
James, Caroline and Flora.
Time was essential, because Sandoz's
oldest brother has terminal cancer, Cavett -said.
Tuesday, Cavett talked with Sandoz's
editor and publisher, Virginia Faulkner,
editor of the University of Nebraska Press,
and Dorothy Switzer, a former school
mate of Sandoz.
The University of Nebraska Press has
published five of Sandoz's books, in
cluding "Old Jules' and "Crazy Horse."
Cavett said he enjoys Sandoz's nonac
Because of Cavett 's appreciation for the
Nebraska author, his fam2y ties in this
state, his understanding of Nebraska and
his talent as an interviewer, he was asked
to narrate the Sandoz documentary, said
Don Hall, NETV program manager.
HaH said he has known both Cavett
and Sandoz. Because Cavett also inter
viewed John Neihardt, Nebraska poet
laureate, llaH contracted Cavett to conduct
interviews for the Sandoz story, he said.
Cavett is being paid little more than
expenses, the NETV director said.
. Director Rod Bates said NETV is "try
ing to capture the real person" of Sandoz
NETV has wanted to do a documentary
on Sandoz for a long time, Bates said, and
it was not until the television station was
awarded a remote fUm truck from NEC
over a logo dispute that it was possible.
The filrn and recordings for the docu
mentary will be entered in the NETV Heri
tage Library for reasearch purposes, Bates
said. Segments of the film wi3 be made
into an hour-long special or a mini-series,
However, Bates said, it is unknown
when the program wQ be aired.
Cavett said he was catching a flight
back to New York Tuesday to finalize
plans for a Public Broadcasting System
daily or nightly talk show series.
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UNL professor analyzing impact -of presidential debates
By IZsy Jo Howe
Debating skills, relating to issues and giving a good im
pression on television are the most important factors in
the presidential debates, according to James Klump, UNL
assistant professor of speech and director of debate and
Klump is studying the debates between President
Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter to provide an analysis for
the Associated tass and local media. :,... :;u -., .?.v:
1 am locking at the dshates for three specific things,"
Klump said, "to determine" who' does the better job of
. debating, who will pin the most voter support from the
debates and if the candidates accomplish what they want
Klump said he also tries to see which candidate will
gain the most voter support from the debates.
This wO depend on who makes the best impression
and how the candidates relate to the issues. The style of
the candidates is very important."
Klump said he thocght Ford was "definitely superior"
m the first debate.
"He refuted Carter's positions well in talking about his
own tax programs, and in unemployment he managed to .
.chrre the focuscf the question in his favor. Ford also L
- developed a central theme around decreasing taxes which
was very good."
"On the other hand, Carter had no central theme and
didn't pick out the weaknesses in Ford's arguments, miss
ing many chances to refute Ford's position. For example,
when Ford talked about his vetoing of congressional pro
grams were, such as aid to the handicapped, which would
show his support of compassionate-type programs."
Cosiiased oa p. 2
" .The second of three scheduled debates between ;
presidential candidates Gerald Ford and Jimmy
Carter is tonight at 8:30. A3 three television net-'
: works will carry the forum Ike from Sea FrarsciasaJ"' :
-""The candidates are supposed to discuss foreign
and dstszss policy. --: v--y , - .
Technicians in charge of the . broadcast have
promised that technical problems which delay
ed the first broadcast for 27 minutes will cot
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Evargdit Pad Hammond's traveling salvation show has seen poor attendance durmg its stay in Lincoln.
Photo by Crysnt Crooks
osps! revival preacher
By Bryant Brooks "
He looked a little like Elvis Presley with his long
sideburns and 1950s hairstyle.
He normally would have been leaping around and
waving his arm. His voice even quivers like Presley's
when he brings the microphone to his mouth and asks,
"I low many of you have been tried by the Lord?"
Unfortunately though, the revival meeting was
supposed to have started more than IS minutes earlier.
- This eight, like several nights this past week in Lin
coln, the sermon had been cancelled.
Met Crustrsted- -
Paul Hammond, gospel tent preacher, stepped into
the nrht air from the nearly empty 60- by 90-foot
tent. The man did not look frustrated. He smiled as he
admitted that sometimes he questions himself about
his nomadic life and whether it is really worth it.
As hard as I work . 1 . as many miks as I travel . . .
isnt there a sray I couIJ use the sssa amount of
money and energy to reach more peoph? he asked.
Tent revivals are a thing cf the past. ILmmond
said they had their peak about 25 years ago before
television and air conditioning. Nowadays, only a few
people come usually out of curiosity.
"They take their kids and show them what it was
like when they were that age," he said.
Hammond travels the country with his wife, Joy,
his daughter Tammy, his son Paul and Pretty Boy Mac,
the family's bulldog. Marty Kaffey goes with them and
plays guitar at meetings. .
. Travel tsssrs
Hammond estimated he has one of about 40 or 50
traveling tent revivals in the nation. He said he has
been through 40 states but does not have a set route.
"1 just try to remain open to whatever the Lord
says," he expkined. "The whole' world is so cut and
dried. 1 dont believe that Lord wants it that way ... A
lot of people's problems are because they get strong
willed. He walked back inside and stradd a folding
chair. He ssid he was bora in a trailer house in Tesas.
His father also was a revival preacher.
"My father died when I was 12," he said. "1 preach
ed my first sermon at 17."
At 29, Hammond said he has had his own tent for
"It wasn't that I just sat down and said I want to
be a tent preacher," Hammond said, noting it was
"Vithin one week, a guy told me he'd give me
truck if I had a tent, and another guy said he'd give me
a tent if I had a truck."
The ordained Pentecostal minister walked to the
tent's doorway. There was no collection that mght and
Hammond, who said he needs to take in SI (X) a day to
cover expenses, turned to tell his family not to leave
because he would be back soon.
"Ve gonna have a service?" one asked.
"Vell pray ... or something," he said. He was still
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