Last Sunday's "60 Minutes" segment on the Temple Mount incident in Jerusalem, reported by Mike Wallace, continues to draw criticism ...

Yesterday, the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'Rith added its powerful voice, charging that the broadcast "failed to meet acceptable journalistic standards" ...

The ADL issued a report by national director Abraham H. Foxman that asserts that the CBS magazine program "engaged in unprofessional techniques which demonstrated bias and a prejudicial attitude towards the incident on Temple Mount" ...

Foxman wrote to Don Hewitt, executive producer, stating that ADL is "extremely disturbed" about this "biased approach" ...

Among other charges, ADL claims that Wallace failed to challenge any Palestinian statements, asked leading questions and gave the false impression that Israel is engaged in a deliberate coverup of the facts ...

(N.Y. Daily News columnist Liz Smith reported on Wednesday that Hewitt walked out of a small dinner party at which he had been criticized by guests for the broadcasts and that he and Wallace have been busy defending themselves against charges of being pro-Arab) ...

A spokesman for CBS News said yesterday that the network has received "tons of letters" since the broadcast and plans to respond "in the best possible way" on Sunday by "putting some of them on the air at the conclusion of '60 Minutes' " ...

Now This

The more things change ... the later in the TV season it gets (trans. from the French by C. Sur-les-ondes) ...

Station and network managements have looked at the November ratingzzz sweeps and not liked what managements have seen. Despite the holiday season, shows are being moved up and out ...

Locally, Channel 4 is moving poor old "Inside Edition" from 4 p.m. to ... 3:30 in the morning starting Monday, replacing "The Judge" at that ungodly hour ...

"Inside" (which probably ought to be renamed "Outside") will be replaced at 4 weekdays by "Preview," the noontime magazine show. "Hard Copy" remains at 4:30 ...

Four will also replace two game shows at 9 a.m. starting Monday with two editions of "The Judge." "Jokers Wild" moves to noon and "Quiz Kids" goes to 3 a.m. replacing "Tic Tac Dough," which has been canceled ...

WRC general manager Allan Horlick moved "Inside" outside after the King World tabloid -- which had been upgraded considerably by Av Westin this fall -- averaged only a 13 share during November after almost two years in the early fringe (4 to 5 p.m.) timeslot ...

"Preview" is a creation of the team that put together "Entertainment Tonight," emphasizing new trends and upcoming events in entertainment, lifestyles etc... .

At the networks, ABC has put "Head of the Class" back on the shelf as of the Christmas night edition, replacing it at 8:30 Tuesdays starting Jan. 8 with "Davis Rules," a sitcom starring Randy Quaid and Jonathan Winters. Quaid plays "a spirited, committed educator" with three young sons (Randy's one of those fashionable single parents on TV) and an eccentric father (guess who) ...

ABC says "Head of the Class" will be back with new episodes later in the season ...

NBC has axed "Working It Out," which after a Saturday night start has very briefly -- and virtually without notice -- occupied the 9:30 Wednesday slot, probably after its Dec. 26 episode. No replacement yet ...

And CBS, which earlier canceled "Bagdad Cafe," is clearing out the 8-9 Friday timeslot by putting "Uncle Buck" on hiatus (after a couple of preemptions this month) and bringing back Lee Horsley in the one-hour "Guns of Paradise" (ex-"Paradise"), effective Jan. 4 ...

The "Buck" doesn't stop there, however. CBS is threatening to bring him back later in the year after a tuneup in Hiatusville ...

Of course all the Christmas news isn't bleak. NBC has ordered more episodes of "American Dreamer" and "the Fanelli Boys;" FOX has ordered more episodes of "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Babes" ...

Fang-tastic! NBC, although it hasn't found a regular timeslot for it yet, is finally bringing back "Dark Shadows," as an hour drama, to be introduced as a four-hour miniseries on Jan. 13 and 14 ...

Fans of the old daytime ABC Gothic tale, which aired from 1966 to 1971, will find Ben ("Chariots of Fire") Cross replacing Jonathan Frid as the vampire Barnabas Collins and Jean Simmons instead of Joan Bennett as matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard ...

Dan ("War and Remembrance") Curtis, who produced the original soap opera, returns as executive producer and director ...

CBS News's "Face the Nation," which still bounces around the Channel 9 Sunday schedule (it will air at 1 p.m. this Sunday) despite the station's good intentions, has received an assurance from Channel 11 that it's pretty much steady from now on at noon Sundays in the Baltimore market ...

That means the show is available to Washington audiences during the important Sunday morning run of network public affairs shows (NBC's "Meet the Press" at 10:30, ABC's "This Week With David Brinkley" at 11:30) ...

This stability counts very much when the White House is parceling out its heavy hitters to make the Bush administration case each week to the audience it is particularly trying to reach -- not only the influentials within the Beltway but the media that monitor the early shows, determining how stories will be played in Monday's papers or on Sunday evening's newscasts ...

"If WUSA has us scheduled for 11:30 on a Sunday night, we can just forget about landing {Secretary of State} Jim Baker," laments one CBS News executive ...

This Sunday's "Face the Nation" guest: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir from New York ...

New York Daily News's Elizabeth Jensen reports that former CBS News president David Burke has returned to the Dreyfus Corp. as chief administrative officer. Burke worked for Dreyfus in the early 1970s before he joined ABC News and had a role in the financial community's efforts to solve the financial crisis that hit New York during the Ford administration ...

NBC will air a "Lifestories" episode about AIDS on Dec. 18, when the series begins a run as a monthly special ...

The episode -- dealing with a TV news anchor who makes a public disclosure of his sexual preferences after he and his lover test positive for the HIV virus -- had been originally scheduled for Dec. 2, the last appearance of "Lifestories" as Sunday regular ...

Gay and lesbian groups had protested when the network substituted episodes shortly before its broadcast date ...

Channel 26, which is finding that "The Civil War" still commands a surprisingly strong viewership in reruns -- certainly in public broadcasting terms -- had rung up, through Wednesday night, $311,566 in pledges toward its winter fund-raising goal of $500,000 ...

"The Civil War" audiences tend to increase each night and have reached as high as a 6.8 rating (on Tuesday), a good showing, considering that Maryland Public TV has been running the series in competition in recent nights too. WETA has racked up almost 5,000 new members since the drive, which ends Sunday, began Nov. 29 ...

So far more than 700 soundtracks from the nine-episode series have been sold during the pledge drive -- at a minimum of $60 a pop ...

Moving Right Along

Wednesday night ratingzzz: That special edition of "Midnight Caller" didn't help but NBC won the night. "Caller" averaged a 9.1/15, coming off a 15.5/25 for "Unsolved Mysteries." "Hunter," which followed, recovered for a 14.0/26 ...

Also at 10 that night, CBS's "WIOU" ("if you want to play in the major leagues, you need a big bat") averaged an 8.7/16, while "Cop Rock" on ABC slumped to a 4.9/9 ...

Which reminds us: Sgt. Rick Hunter (Fred Dryer) will get a new partner on "Hunter" on Jan. 2 when Lauren Lane is introduced as Sgt. Chris Novak, called in to investigate a string of college campus murders. She's a divorced single mother and a former girlfriend of Sgt. Rick ...

Sgt. Novak replaces Officer Joann Molenski (Darlanne Fleugel), who goes bye-bye in the same episode at the hands of a psychotic motorist after just 12 episodes. Neither will ever replace Dee Dee McCall (Stepfanie Kramer) in Captain Airwaves' book, regardless ...

ABC researchers say Billy Graham specials affected audiences for "Cop Rock" ...

This week's edition of "Jesse Jackson" (Channel 4 at 8 a.m. Sunday) will look into the question of whether the United States should go to war with Iraq, a subject that Ted Koppel and ABC News's "Nightline" was going to tackle in a "national town meeting" tonight but canceled after the Bush administration volunteered some diplomatic moves a week ago ...

The Jackson show was unable to get an official from the Bush administration to participate but Richard Allen, a national security adviser under President Reagan, will provide the administration view. Other guests are Iraqi Ambassador Mohamed Mashat, Rep. Stephen Solarz (D-N.Y.) and retired Adm. Gene LaRocque ...

The program was taped at WRC on Wednesday ...