This coming Monday night, WRC will introduce a sports show called "George Michael's Redskins Spotlight," which will air every Monday at 7:30 through the rest of the NFL season ...

Which means that this Saturday's edition of "George Michael's Redskins Report" at 7 p.m. will be the last ...

The reformatted program will be live from Redskins Park featuring Michael and Skins Coach Joe Gibbs. In addition, each week a star player from the previous day's Skins game will be interviewed from a different location and fans will be able to call in with questions ...

The fifth episode of "Family Feud" each week, bumped from its 7:30 spot each Monday, will show up in the vacated 7 p.m. Saturday spot after this weekend ...

"There's a lot of interest in this town after a Skins game," vice president and GM Allan Horlick said yesterday. That will come as no surprise to Channel 5, which already airs its "Redskins Playbook" in the 7:30 Monday timeslot ...

Late next week, the Jane Brady for U.S. Senate Campaign Committee in Delaware will mail some 40,000 copies of an 11-minute videotape to voters as part of the Republican's campaign against incumbent Sen. Joe Biden ...

According to Brady campaign manager Donald Devine, "about half" the videotape is devoted to his candidate, while the other half contains news clips from ABC, NBC and CBS, mostly from the period in 1987 when Biden's presidential primary campaign foundered on allegations he had plagiarized a speech by British politician Neil Kinnock ...

However, the Brady "video brochure" concludes with an Aug. 19 interview on C-SPAN in which Biden denies accusations he had once plagiarized a law review article in law school. And it is C-SPAN that has really taken umbrage over the use of material from the public affairs cable network ...

Devine acknowledged yesterday that C-SPAN and NBC News had both complained of use of their material in the upcoming video brochure. But, in response to a demand by C-SPAN general counsel Bruce Collins, the boxes containing the videotape will be printed with the following disclaimer:

"Neither C-SPAN, nor ABC, CBS nor NBC has any association with this campaign and the use of C-SPAN or other network videos on this tape is not an endorsement of this campaign by any of these organizations" ...

Devine, who served in the Reagan administration as head of personnel, said campaign lawyers had assured him that "we're on firm ground" regarding the NBC complaint. "Since we haven't used paid media {to distribute the tapes} our use of the network videos is a First Amendment communication between a {federally approved} campaign and our supporters" ...

Collins said yesterday that the use of the C-SPAN interview by the Brady campaign was the first time ever in the network's history that "its video product has been formally and broadly distributed by a partisan campaign" ...

In his initial letter to Devine, he said that the network "believes that your committee's use of a portion of a C-SPAN program in an avowedly partisan videotape that will be widely distributed is a significant threat to C-SPAN's reputation for political fair play" ...

Collins said yesterday that as part of his agreement with Devine, "the disclaimer will be highlighted in such a way as to increase the likelihood that each recipient of the videotape will see it ...

"We're very concerned about this," said Collins. "For the past decade, C-SPAN has been nonpartisan. We have a real concern that, when our video appears in this way, people will make the inappropriate association of C-SPAN with a political campaign" ...

In Other News Rumour du jour: CBS Entertainment is planning a retrospective of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," the likes of which haven't been seen on the tube since it debuted on that network 20 years ago this fall ...

The conclusion of the NBC miniseries "Jackie Collins' 'Lucky/Chances' " on Tuesday night knocked CBS's coverage of the fourth game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh right out of the ball park ...

The trashy Collins opus averaged a 19.5 national Nielsen rating and a 31 percent audience share between 9 and 11 p.m. ...

That, and ABC's "Roseanne's" best performance of the new season so far (20.3/30), combined to take a real edge off the game audience. The National League playoff averaged a 12.9/21 between 8:30 and 11:30 p.m. ...

Each ratings point represents 931,000 TV homes ...

Meanwhile, on ABC, "thirtysomething" wound up with a 10.9/18 at 10 p.m. ...

(Which reminds us, somehow, of this The Way We Were note: ABC will repeat the Sept. 29, 1987, premiere of "thirtysomething" on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10 ...

Over three nights and six hours, "Lucky/Chances" averaged 17.0/27 ...

Meanwhile, four primetime baseball playoff games on CBS have averaged a 12.9/23 this year, compared with a 14.4/29 for four night games on NBC last fall ...

On Monday night, the NFL game on ABC between Cleveland and Denver averaged a 17.0/29 between 9 and 12:11 a.m. ...

On CBS that night, the Country Music Association Awards did a 17.2/26 between 9 and 11:02 ...

("Lucky/Chances" did a 17.1/26 that night on NBC) ...

The ABC News division and the bosses at Capital Cities/ABC Inc. are still arguing over who should be charged with the costs of the upcoming ABC News overnight newscast so it's likely the 1 to 6 a.m. weeknightly programs won't get on the air now until February ...

With start-up costs and all, it's expected the overnight newscasts will easily run up annual losses of at least $2 million for the first couple of years. Rumor has it that News president Roone Arledge was mighty surprised when he discovered his profit-making division -- which was due to make as much as $100 million this year before the Persian Gulf crisis hit in August -- was expected to pick up the costs of the news show, the idea for which came from the network as an affiliate-pleasing project ...

A couple of weeks ago senior vice president Dick Wald went so far as to announce to affiliate news directors out in San Jose that the show would kick off in early January. But before the day was out he had to back off the start date when New York informed him the budget question was still unresolved ...

Meanwhile, Arledge has scheduled a planning session today in New York -- and ESPN has already agreed to provide two sports reports each night when the broadcasts begin ...

In other ABC News news, the producer whose interview with a man claiming to be Buckwheat from the old "Our Gang" comedies aired on last Friday's "20/20" -- unaware that the real Buckwheat passed away nearly 10 years ago -- has been allowed to resign ...

(If the clock reads 8 a.m. or beyond, don't bother to finish this item, TV Column fans but ... ) Vice President Dan Quayle will be interviewed at 7:35 a.m. by Lark McCarthy on Channel 5's "Fox Morning News" this morning ...

Paul and Holly Fine, who won a raftful of Emmys when they worked for Channel 7 here and are now Washington producers for CBS News's "60 Minutes," were in New York yesterday to get an award ...

They received an EDI award from the National Easter Seal Society and the American Association of Disability Communicators, which recognizes media efforts to promote "equality, dignity and independence" of people with disabilities ...

The Fines and correspondent Meredith Vieira were honored at the Tavern on the Green for their March 11 "60 Minutes" profile of Gallaudet College President King Jordan ...

The second "First Person With Maria Shriver" special will be aired on NBC Sunday, Oct. 21 ...

The series was originally called "Cutting Edge With Maria Shriver" but NBC News noted yesterday that "rights issues were raised over the ... title that could not be quickly resolved. NBC opted, therefore, to change the title so that the program could move forward without delay" ...

And we're glad they didn't wait. Waiting in the wings for Oct. 21 are rap musician M.C. Hammer, Paloma Picasso, Sandra Bernhard and Burt Reynolds!!! ...

Leslie Moonves has been named president of Lorimar Television, replacing David Salzman who announced on Tuesday he was leaving to form a major new entertainment company called Millennium ...

Moonves, who has been executive vice president, creative affairs, has been responsible for the development of all Lorimar network series, pilots and longforms ...

And Dan Dorfman, who writes a column for USA Today, has joined CNBC as its "premier on-air business commentator." Starting Monday, he'll be seen on "Money Wheel," "World Business" and "Business View" ...