Talk about your Monday morning Post-Summit Excitement, TV Column fans! ...

As those overeager on-air promotions are suddenly telling us, the final list of 222 nominations for local Emmys has been announced by the Washington chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The winners will be announced at a dinner the night of Saturday, June 16 ...

Channel 9 leads with 76 nominations, followed by Seven with 51, Four with 48 and Five with 25 ...

Channel 26 is next, with 11, followed by Gallaudet University with six, Channels 32 and 50 with two each and Channel 20 with one ...

Finalists this year were picked by local NATAS chapters in Miami, Philadelphia, New York and Denver. Included in the 17 categories of potential prize winners were the big-ticket items (the stuff of future on-air promos) like best news anchor, sports anchor, weathercaster and host, as well as nominees in such categories as public affairs, children's programs, documentaries, sports programs, hard news, investigative reports, community service, audio, cinematography, editing, direction and writing ...

Nominated (in some cases by themselves) for top anchor were Doreen Gentzler, Don Ellison, Pat Lawson Muse, Angela Robinson and Jim Vance ...

Sports anchor nominees include Kevin Kiley, George Michael and Nathan Roberts, while weathercasters in the finals include Jerry Brown, Bill Kamal, Tom Kierein and Bob Ryan ...

In the host category: Paul Berry, Steve Buckhantz and Bryson Rash ...

On the Quality Front

We've finally had a peek at the PBS summer schedule on WETA and it's going to include four straight nights of Dick Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen," starting June 18. That's a toe-tapping 17 hours of Metropolitan Opera featuring Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman, Christa Ludwig, James Morris and many, many more. James Levine -- who else? -- conducts ...

Also on the summer PBS schedule: a new season of "American Masters" that will include portraits of film directors Preston Sturges, John Cassavetes and Martin Scorsese as well as a two-part bio of "Edward R. Murrow: This Reporter," which will air July 30 and Aug. 5 ...

And on July 8, "Masterpiece Theatre" starts "Piece of Cake," a new, six-part drama about Royal Air Force pilots in WWII ...

On July 11, "Live From Lincoln Center" will present a performance of Mozart's one-act comic opera "The Impresario" from the Mostly Mozart Festival, and beginning June 10 Ted Koppel will lead a discussion of world politics, economics and culture on three consecutive nights called "The 21st Century: World Without Walls" ...

Meanwhile, the talk of the PBS fall season already is the Sept. 23 kickoff of four straight nights (and 11 hours) of "The Civil War," a joint WETA-Florentine Films Production from producer, director and co-writer Ken Burns ...

The rest of the fall PBS schedule isn't firm yet but look for a "Masterpiece Theatre" production of Evelyn Waugh's "Scoop" and a Metropolitan Opera version of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" -- a couple more reminders of what television could do if it didn't have to make money ...

More exciting news from the world of public TV, where there's talk that PBS's lobbying arm, the National Association of Public Television Stations, is going to change its name to America's Public Television Stations when the industry holds its big annual meeting in Texas in a couple of weeks ...

And at Channel 26, where they figure every $10 counts toward the current drive to raise another $575,000 before the end of the fiscal year, they've set up a 900 number to vacuum in all those stray bills with Al Hamilton's face on them by June 30 ...

If you dial 1-900-246-WETA, you will automatically be charged $10 on next month's phone bill. WETA gets $8.50 of the $10 ...

In Other NewsAs the managers of NBC's 208 affiliates meeting here this week need not be reminded, ABC's "Good Morning America" continues to march at the head of the morning parade ...

Last week GMA won first place for the 21st week in a row with a 4.3 rating and a 21 percent audience share, compared with a 3.5/17 for NBC's post-Pauley "Today" show and a 2.5/13 for "CBS This Morning" ...

Hey, it gets worse. In the recently completed May sweeps, GMA averaged a 4.6 rating, compared with a 3.3 for "Today" and a 2.5 for "CBS This Morning." GMA also won the February sweeps ... Each national ratings point -- just in case you've forgotten -- represents 921,000 TV homes ...

Jane's due to get a rousing reception when she's introduced to the NBC station executives this morning at the National Theatre ...

NBC will parade its top executives before the affiliates in both morning and afternoon sessions today, but questions from the floor are barred. The tough -- "what's that idiot still doing on the job?" -- questioning will occur Wednesday a.m. in closed sessions ...

The affiliates, who usually meet in California, are coming to Washington in large measure so they can make an election year visit to their congresspersons tomorrow ...

They're expected (1) to remind same that cable isn't doing right by local stations when it comes to compensation for carrying their signals; (2) to urge support on the Hill for possible Federal Communications Commission moves that would let the networks have a financial interest in programs they air that were brought in by outside producers (FCC Chairman Al Sykes coincidentally meets with producers and network representatives on the issue today) and (3) to remind congresspersons that back in the old home town there's a nice one- or two-hour local news show they might like to get their kissers seen on...

The affiliates of the No. 1 primetime network are feeling the unease shared throughout the business over declining audiences. But as their Washington meetings begin, the NBC managers should be in a fairly good mood, except for those questions about "Today," the inability of "Nightly News" to escape third place, the upcoming challenge by Fox's "The Simpsons" to "The Cosby Show" and NBC News's move to provide a 24-hour news and sports service to affiliates ...

And, hey, we've got more Ratingzzz for you this morning, TV Column fans. Thursday night, for instance, the final game of the Portland-Phoenix NBA semifinals averaged a 9.2/18 for CBS twixt 9 and 11:59 p.m. ...

Meanwhile, the premiere of the short-run "Seinfeld" comedy show on NBC averaged a 16.2/28 at 9:30 that night ...

CBS research boss David Poltrack says his network will start a review of its options today as the revolt against the Nielsen ratings system spreads among the networks ...

Thursday, ABC announced it was devising its own formula, based on audience figures for the three previous years, to determine at what point it should give "make goods" (additional free commercial time) to major advertisers for ABC shows that get ratings lower than what ABC had promised ...

On Friday NBC said it too was seriously concerned about the Nielsen system (which shows a steady decline in all network audiences) and is going to take a close look at the ABC plan and other options. Riding on the revolt: equitable treatment of advertisers by the networks, which have $4 billion in up-front ad sales for the 1990-91 season ...

As those visiting NBC executives have undoubtedly noted, their No. 1 network still averaged its lowest primetime ratings ever in 1989-90 despite a fifth straight season win ...

Last week CBS announced that "Wiseguy" wasn't returning next fall but would be standing by as a midseason replacement series with Ken Wahl, the star (he plays Vinnie Terranova), probably returning for the first two or four episodes before leaving the show as Stephen Bauer inherits the lead ...

Since that time, however, Wahl told the L.A. Times and Viewers for Quality Television that he had been dumped and was not going to do the early episodes, and now there's talk that Wahl's agent and Stephen Cannell are having further talks. Hoo-boy! ...

Two series certainties next fall: Susan Lucci (who plays vixen Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children") will appear in the first four episodes of "Dallas," playing a rich widow who befriends Bobby Ewing and his bride, April, as they honeymoon in Paris (Lucy -- Charlene Tilton -- is leaving "Dallas" -- again -- as the scriptwriters send her to Europe to run an art gallery) ...

And Brandon Tartikoff, president of NBC Entertainment, says Darlanne Fluegel, who played Dennis Farina's wife on "Crime Story," will join the cast of "Hunter" now that Stepfanie Kramer is gone ...