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Page 6-Friday, July 25, 1980-The Michigan Daily
WANT SHARE OF HOME VIDEO MARKET
Picket lines sparkle from stars

HOLLYWOOD (UPI)-Hundreds of Hollywood
stars and struggling hopefuls, some of them singing
"There's No Business Like Show Business," walked a
picket line for three hours yesterday, demanding a
share of the lucrative home video market.
Among the stars "hitting the bricks" outside The
Burbank Studios were Carroll O'Connor, Jack
Klugman, Ricardo Montalban, Hal Linden, Michelle
Lee, Loretta Swit, Dennis Weaver, Kent McCord,
Wayne Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Patty Duke Astin and
Burgess Meredith.
THE CASTS OF some shows, including "M-A-S-H"
and "Knots Landing," walked together. The mood
was good-natured, with lots of smiles and hugging. At
times the pickets broke into song.
The picket line was the first in a four-day-old strike

by 60,000 members of the Screen Actors Guild and the
American Federation of Television and Radio Ar-
tists, who say their new contract will set the rules for
how they share in revenues from the fast-growing
home video entertainment market, including cable
and pay television.
"The problem is we have a whole new source of in-
come that has just been born," Weaver, a former
guild president, said.
"WE WANT A fair and equitable piece of the pie as
far the actors areconcerned. This whole area is new.
We have no agreements with the producers to cover
these new technologies."
"We don't have a formula and there's got to be a
formula if we're going to have good will with the
producers," agreed Montalban, who dressed in a

beige leisure suit. "We need protection to go along
with this new technology."
"I think it's probably the most important strike
since the organizing strike of the industry," Linden
said. "We are organizing an entire section that's not
organized now. Unfortunately, it may take a long
time to do that."
The pickets covered the full spectrum of the acting
trade, with pre-school child actors walking alongside
veteran performers in their 80s.
Some of the pickets were barefoot, others wore
Gucci shoes. A few wore cowboy costumes with
holsters and prop six-shooters. Most dressed cooly to
help them cope with the summer smog and tem-
peratures climbing into the 90s.

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Decision
not easy'
'ontinued from Page 3)
RAGONE TESTIFIED that a senten-
ce in the College's "Promotion and
Tenure Procedure" guidelines - "Cer-
tain cases shall be considered
automatically, such as'professors in
their sixth year at the University
without tenure" - meant only that a
department chairman is obligated to
decide whether a sixth-year faculty
member will receive a tenure review or
be terminated.
The former dean, who is now
president of Case Western Reserve
University, also commented on a
recommendation from a faculty Senate
grievance body that Marwil be granted
a tenure review.
Ragone said he and the College
executive committee reviewed, but
ultimately rejected, a Senate Advisory
Review Committee recommendation
arising out of Marwil's appeal to the
body after he was notified of his non-
reappointment.
"WE DECIDED SARC didn't really
understand procedures used in the
College of Engineering. We thought
they based their conclusions on- what
they thought the rules should be rather
than what they are," Ragone said.
Ragone also explained why, when
directed in early 1979 by then-Vice
President Shapiro to conduct a new
review of Marwil's case, he sent the
matter back to the administrative
committee which had made the original
termination decision.
The executive committee was
"looking for a suitable committee;
serious people whose opinions are
trusted by the faculty and ad-
ministration," Ragone said.
He first said the department ad-
ministrative committee was especially
suitable because a new member -
Prof. David Hughes, who replaced
Stevenson - was a "strong advocate of
Marwil," but later said "advocate"
was an incorrect term.
"'Advocate' implies (Hughes) made
up his mind beforehand. I thought none
of the members had formulated very
strong opinions," and would have ex-
pected them to change their positions if
confronted with compelling evidence,

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