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Television Q&A: Why is ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ heading to streaming?

Rich Heldenfels – Tribune News Service (TNS)

You have questions. I have some answers.

Q: I was shocked to see that NBC is moving “Law & Order: Organized Crime” to Peacock. What a dumb move by NBC. I really like this show but if I pay for anything it will be on DVD.

A: NBC is indeed moving the drama from the broadcast network to its streaming companion Peacock. (“Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” will continue on regular NBC.) And the movie is clearly meant to lure people to Peacock. Deadline.com noted that “Organized Crime” did not do as well on NBC as other Dick Wolf shows (the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” programs). But it said the Wolf productions are among the most popular on Peacock.

Q: I remember seeing a movie in the 1970s where two teenage lovers join the Peace Corps and later become involved with a terrorist organization (something like the SLA). I remember one of the songs was either “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, or “One Tin Soldier.” I can’t recall the name of the movie though. Can you help?

A: You are remembering a 1975 movie called “Katherine,” sometimes known as “The Radical.” It stars Sissy Spacek as a young woman who becomes a revolutionary. The cast also includes Henry Winkler and Art Carney, and “Teach Your Children” is in the soundtrack. While it may sound like the story of Patricia Hearst, some sources say it was actually based on Diana Oughton, another radicalized woman. One place I found it is Amazon Prime Video.

Q: I’ve recently read something about a film that’s been made about Lyudmila Pavlichenko, known as Lady Death, a female Russian sniper in WWII, and her meeting with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1942. Do you know when and where this might be released?

A: The film I found came out in 2015 and is called “The Battle for Sevastopol.” In fact, there is more than one film with that name, one a drama about Pavlichenko and another that is a documentary. I have seen DVDs for sale of both, and the drama on Prime Video.

Q: Every Christmas we used to watch a movie (as I remember) titled “Who Will Care for My Children.” It was about the oldest child trying to place his siblings with new families since the father drowned and mother was fatally ill. Do you know more about it?

A: While some details are different, I think the movie you are looking for may be “All Mine to Give” (also known as “The Day They Gave the Babies Away”). Based on a true story, the 1957 production has a young man finding homes for his siblings after their parents die. It was based on a book by Dale Eunson (son of the real-life young man). But there is another movie, “Who Will Love My Children,” from 1983, where Ann-Margret plays a dying mother who seeks new homes for her 10 children. It was based on the life of Lucile Fray, with a script by Michael Bortman.

Q: When will “Virgin River” be back?

A: I don’t know. Work has begun on the sixth season of the Netflix drama, and the streamer’s media site says it is “coming soon.” But at least one report thinks “soon” will be 2025.

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(Do you have a question or comment about entertainment past, present and future? Write to Rich Heldenfels, P.O. Box 417, Mogadore, OH 44260, or [email protected]. Letters may be edited. Individual replies are not guaranteed.)

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