That was a smart move by Channel 32 last night, keying the station's logo during the entire length of Mayor Barry's announcement. Keeping the WHMM logo on the tape forced all the rival stations in town to run it when they reproduced the broadcast on their later news shows ...

Channel 5, by the way, says it was on the air at 7:08 with a 2 1/2-minute report but adds that by its clock Channel 7 beat it by one minute. Channel 7, however, says it was first when it came on the air at 7:10 with a 10-minute report breaking into the "Jeopardy!" broadcast. (Everyone is being so polite here) ...

Both Channels 4 and 9 waited until 7:30 to air their own special reports, with all planning extensive coverage in the late news at 10 on Five and at 11 on Four, Seven and Nine ...

Out at the ABC affiliates meeting, which got underway officially yesterday morning in Los Angeles, News president Roone Arledge announced that David Brinkley, moderator of "This Week With David Brinkley," has signed a new contract and "will finish out his career with the network" (David recently pushed the price up a little by listening to an offer from NBC News to do "Meet the Press") ...

Brinkley will be 70 on July 10 ...

Arledge then brought out David, Peter Jennings, Barbara Walters, Ted Koppel and Sam Donaldson for a discussion of the very newsy year that's just passed. Diane Sawyer was there via satellite from New York. She was unable to join the chaps on the stage in Los Angeles because she had just gotten off a plane after interviewing the head of the KGB in Moscow ...

Her interview with Vladimir Kryuchkov, whose paycheck reads Chairman of the U.S.S.R. State Security Committee, will be seen on "PrimeTime Live" the night of June 28. It's believed to be the first American TV interview ever of a KGB head (a few years back an American interviewer and the KGB boss who tried it would have both ended up chopping firewood somewhere east of the Urals) ...

After the affiliates met with the on-air ABC News talent, Arledge introduced former president Ronald Reagan, who got a standing ovation from the 900 or so executives from the network's 212 affiliates ...

Barbara Walters then interviewed Ron about his recent chat with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in California, which was followed by another standing ovation ...

Tuesday night, the affiliates gathered for the first time at a "Twin Peaks" party outdoors at the Century Plaza hotel, where they got to meet the Log Lady and Laura Palmer and that awful Leo Johnson. Both Laura and Leo were reportedly in pretty good shape, considering what happened to them on the series last season ...

One guest yesterday reported a real run on the cherry pie at the "Twin Peaks" party ...

Also From ABC"The Koppel Report: A Town Meeting With Nelson Mandela" will preempt next week's "PrimeTime Live" on the network at 10 p.m... .

The program will be taped earlier that day (June 21) amidst the busy schedule in New York for the visiting African National Congress leader. The town meeting will be held before an audience of about 750 New York and national dignitaries invited to Aaron Davis Hall at the City College of New York. That school honored the anti-apartheid leader, freed last February after more than 27 years in South African prisons, with an honorary degree in 1983 ...

After a break for local news programs, Koppel will continue the taped meeting on "Nightline" that evening ...

A spokesman for the ABC program said yesterday that Sen. David Boren (D-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has accepted an invitation to be at the town meeting and that other prominent Washington figures are also expected to attend ...

Jesse Jackson and film director Spike Lee are reportedly also on the guest list ...

ABC announced yesterday it will air a "star-studded musical video tribute to the legendary Cole Porter" the night of Dec. 1, marking the first World AIDS Day ...

The 90-minute special will include a variety of Cole Porter classics, produced and performed on music videos by approximately 15 contemporary music artists, including Fine Young Cannibals, Annie Lennox, Sinead O'Connor, U2, Billy Idol, the Neville Brothers, David Byrne, Neneh Cherry and Jody Watley ...

Faith Daniels, who just came on board at "Today" as the news anchor, will substitute for Tom Brokaw tomorrow night on "NBC Nightly News." Tom's taking the day off. Faith gets the nod because Jane Pauley, now the official First Sub on "Nightly News," is busy with her upcoming primetime specials ...

Rumour du jour: Donna Morris, a highly regarded producer on the CNBC "McLaughlin" show, has left the program after a dust-up with mercurial boss John McLaughlin ...

A spokesman for the weeknight cable program yesterday denied that Morris has made a final decision ...

If she departs, the seven-member staff of "McLaughlin" will have lost 15 people in the 13 months it's been in production ...

Game IV of the NBA Finals between Portland and Detroit on CBS Tuesday night averaged a 13.4 national Nielsen rating and a 25 percent audience share between 9 p.m. and 12:04 Wednesday morning ...

Each national ratings point represents 921,000 TV homes ...

Last year the Pistons swept the Los Angeles Lakers in four games, but the relative lack of interest in that huge L.A. market this year has cut into the CBS totals so far ...

In 1989, when a ratings point represented 904,000 TV homes, the games averaged a 14.0, 15.6, 13.2 (for a daytime game) and 17.4 ...

This year, Games I and II averaged, respectively, an 11.8 and a 12.2. National figures for Sunday afternoon's game aren't available yet, but in the Nielsen big-city overnights Game III averaged an 11.7 ...

The NBA finals are threatening to bring in the lowest audience average since the Celtics-Lakers series in 1984, which managed only a 12.2 ...

Locally, the basketball finals haven't exactly lit up the scoreboard at Channel 9, either ...

Game I on Tuesday a week ago averaged a 9.7 and a 19 percent audience share. The Thursday game averaged a 12.1/24, the Sunday afternoon game a 9.6/24 and Tuesday's Game IV a 10.6/21 ...

Each local ratings point represents 17,278 TV homes ...

Hey, where were all those "Beauty and the Beast" fans last week? Old Furface returned to the CBS schedule on Saturday night and finished 72nd out of 85 series aired on the four networks last week, averaging a mere 5.5/11 ...

NBC Entertainment has ordered 13 episodes of "Seinfeld" for next season ...

The comedy, starring Jerry Seinfeld (hence the title) wound up ranked third in the national ratings poll after its May 31 debut and last week showed up in seventh place in the national rankings, thanks to its presence on the strong Thursday NBC lineup. Its current four-episode run ends June 21 ...

The series, a mix of the traditional sitcom formula and Seinfeld's stand-up comedy routines, is designed to present a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a comedian ...

The series also stars Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards, all of whom are due to return next season ...

Meanwhile, when ABC Entertainment brings back "Head of the Class" as a standby replacement next season, star Howard Hesseman won't be the teacher. No idea what Howard plans to do and Warner Bros. TV apparently hasn't picked his replacement yet ...

On the FringeOh, swell. This morning's "Donahue" show (Channel 9 at 9) will feature Luther Campbell of the rap group 2 Live Crew; his attorney Allen Jacobi; Wendy O. Williams, the former lead singer of the Plasmatics (Wendy was arrested on obscenity charges in 1972); Michael Muir of the group Suicidal Tendencies; Eric Boucher, who is Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys; and Jack Thompson, an attorney who has led the crusade to ban 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" ...

During his appearance on CNN's "Crossfire" Tuesday night to plug his upcoming interview with Fidel Castro, Ted Turner apologized for calling Christianity "a religion for losers" ...

"I want to officially apologize to all the Christians for saying that," the head of the Turner Broadcasting System Inc. told viewers. "That was a very uncalled-for statement. At one time or another, I've offended just about everybody. I was making a talk off the cuff when that just popped out, and I feel very sorry for it" ...

Turner's remark about Christianity was first made last year and repeated last month at a convention of the American Humanist Association, where he was named Humanist of the Year ...

Tuesday night, Turner went on to say that he has problems with organized religion because of what he perceives as its inflexibility ...

"The thing I don't like about all organized religion is, I've never seen one yet that didn't think they were right and it was the one true way" ...

Ted, who's been busy lately, met earlier Tuesday with Chinese student leader Shen Tong, 21, who had been offended by Turner's remark last month that the Chinese government "felt forced" to quell democratic protests with military strength that left hundreds of demonstrators dead in Beijing's Tiananmen Square ...

Shen said he was unable to persuade Turner to lend support to his country's democracy movement. "He don't want to be involved. He don't want to contribute," Shen told the Associated Press after the meeting ...