Cold weather note: Super Bowl XXII will air out of San Diego on Sunday, Jan. 31, 1988, over ABC ...

And ABC reportedly is going to sock advertisers for between $625,000 and $650,000 per 30-second commercial -- or up to $1.3 million a minute for the Big Game...

Last year, CBS reportedly received $600,000 per 30 seconds, or $1.2 million a minute ...

Ned Potter, who was working out of the Boston bureau last March when CBS News dropped the ax on him and 13 other correspondents, begins work today at the ABC News bureau in Philadelphia as a general assignment correspondent ...

David Frost is in town at the Park Hyatt whence he is conducting interviews for the 13-week series "The Next President," which he is putting together in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report ...

On his current schedule: interviews at their residences with Pat Robertson, Jack Kemp, Alexander Haig and Richard Gephardt and their wives ...

Interviews with former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford are also in the works. So far, former president Richard Nixon hasn't decided whether to participate ...

Channel 7 here will carry the syndicated series on Sunday nights at 11:45 p.m., starting Nov. 29 and running through Feb. 21, 1988...

Also in the News William H. Bywater, international president of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Technical, Salaried and Machine Workers, AFL-CIO, and James Nolan, international president of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) will join the NABET picket line outside NBC News at 4001 Nebraska Ave. NW tomorrow at noon ...

A NABET spokesman said yesterday about half of the electronic union's 200,000 members work for General Electric, parent company of NBC, which NABET struck June 29 ...

Meanwhile, out in Los Angeles yesterday, NBC president Bob Wright told a press conference that the network might be willing to adjust its offer to striking technicians but that it won't back off from the basic philosophy of its final contract proposal ...

NBC has previously said the offer it made earlier this year to the 2,800 NABET members was a final offer ...

"The fact is you can always make some adjustments, some changes, if you really feel that's what's separating acceptance from rejection," Wright said yesterday. "It's not clear today that that's the crux of the issue" ...

Last week, in a memo to all 8,000 NBC employes, Wright blamed the strike on the union leadership's inability "to realize that the world is changing, and that they must change with it" ...

NABET has said the main issue in the strike is whether the network should be allowed to hire day workers ...

Wright told TV writers in L.A. yesterday that hiring temporaries to fill in for absent employes is a normal practice in the entertainment industry. But he said that under the network's previous contract with NABET, temporary workers, or per diem employes, had to be paid for a miniumum of 14 days ...

"Every other union in the broadcast business is on the job under terms no more favorable that those rejected by NABET leadership," Wright claimed in the memo ...

Yesterday Wright said federal mediators had told the network last week there were about 90 significant issues separating the two sides. Talks between NBC and NABET negotiators broke off last week after four days of futile meetings ...

Incidentally, an NBC spokesman yesterday took exception to the implications of a report in last Friday's NABET strike newsletter that "NBC News has reluctantly removed Tibet from its itinerary when it goes to China in September ('if it goes at all,' according to one insider')" ...

"The decision to drop Tibet from the itinerary," said the spokesman, "was made in early June, before the strike, because we had to make a decision on allocation of our resources to make room for the 2-hour presidential debates Dec. 1 from the Kennedy Center. We're alloted only 15 primetime hours for news this year ...

"As a matter of fact, Tom Brokaw leaves for Tibet with a producer on August 8. Instead of a primetime special, we'll use the material on Tibet over several 'Nightly News' broadcasts from China ...

"As for dropping the China trip," the network spokesman said yesterday, "that's ridiculous, as {NBC News president} Larry Grossman made clear in Los Angeles on Sunday. We don't have NABET people overseas, anyway" ...

NBC begins coverage from China on Sept. 25 for 10 straight days that will include specials and regular broadcasts by "Nightly News," "Sunday Today" and "Today" ...

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NBC yesterday announced that it has reached an agreement with A.C. Nielsen to subscribe to its controversial people meters service starting Sept. 14 ...

Both ABC and CBS, expressing serious doubts over the methodology of the new meters, have so far declined to sign for the service. Bill Rubens, vice president, research for NBC, said yesterday, "I think the others will have to come around to it" ...

CBS has complained that the people meter system is skewed against older viewers, and ABC contends that viewers will tire of pushing the buttons on the meters and that therefore the sample will be unreliable ...

Channel 5 has a couple of big broadcasting names and a couple of Redskin favorites in the TV teams it's assembled for the preseason Skins exhibition broadcasts ...

On Friday, Aug. 14, from RFK Stadium for the Pittsburgh game, it will be Curt Gowdy doing play-by-play with Joe Theismann handling the color ...

For both the Saturday, Aug. 22, game from Green Bay and the Aug. 29 game from Tampa Bay, it will be Dick Stockton and Theismann ...

On Saturday, Sept. 5, Stockton will team with John Riggins for the L.A. Rams game out of Anaheim ...

Ron Tintiglia has been named to the new position of line producer for CBS' low-rated "The Morning Program." He joined the program recently as a consultant after the syndicated "Today's Business" show went out of business ...

Previously, Tintiglia had been vice president, news, for CBS owned-stations from 1983 to 1986 ...

There have been rumors that Tintiglia was brought on board to nudge executive producer Bob Shanks. But Shanks said yesterday "He brings a production savvy to the program that I welcome" ...

Saturday's new primetime lineup on Fox-owned Channel 5 finished second in the market behind NBC's lineup on Channel 4, according to local Nielsen figures ...

For the night on Five, "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" did a 10 rating and a 25 percent audience share, followed by "The New Adventures of Beans Baxter," with a 9.4/23 (both of which finished number one in their time periods), "Werewolf" at 9.1/20 and "Karen's Song" with 7.4/16 ...

Between 8 and 10 p.m. that night, WRC did an 11.3/25, followed by WTTG at 8.9/21, WJLA at 5.3/12 and WUSA (waving a fond farewell to the rerun of "Space" on CBS), a slim 3.3/8 (each rating point represents 15,800 TV homes) ...

On Sunday, between 7 and 10 p.m., the Fox lineup finished second again. WUSA led with a 15.8/28, followed by WTTG at 9.4/20, WRC at 8.6/17 and WJLA with 6.5/13 ...

Among the 111 nominations for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards announced yesterday by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: one for CBS' "Nightwatch," in the outstanding interview/interviewers category ...

The Washington-based program was named for the March 7, 1986, interview with Charles Manson, produced by Carol Ross Joynt, with Charlie Rose as reporter/correspondent ...

As we reported yesterday, PBS led with 35 nominations, followed by CBS with 32, ABC with 24, NBC with 18 and syndicated shows, two ...

A total of 740 entries were submitted for the awards, which will be announced in early September (ABC's "Nightline" and ABC's "20/20" yesterday were reported arguing over a Ted Koppel interview which NATAS credited to "Nightline." The two parties are expected to settle the matter today) ...

The news and documentary Emmys have only unofficial backing from the networks involved, and submissions are made by individual producers ...