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FIRST LADY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON LEADS THE LINE-UP FOR A SUPERSTAR TELEVISION WEEKEND AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, film stars Don Johnson, Melanie Griffith and Amy Irving and television luminaries Bob Newhart and Phil Donahue are among many celebrities participating in television specials Nov. 19-21 during Mickey's Worldwide Kids Party at the Walt Disney World Resort.
 The first lady joins a team of panelists that includes Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Children's Defense Fund Chairman Marian Wright Edelman at 1 p.m. Nov. 20 for the "Children's Forum," hosted by Bryant Gumbel and televised live on The Disney Channel, to answer children's questions and concerns about poverty, violence and education, among others. The show is produced by CDF and The Disney Channel.
 Appearing live from Epcot Center Nov. 19 on The Disney Channel's fourth annual production of "The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards" will be Johnson, Griffith and Irving along with Tony Danza, Susan Dey, Joey Lawrence, Sinbad, Lindsay Wagner, Ed McMahon, Debbie Boone, Patti Austin, Nancy Dusseault, Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Harry Smith. The show will be telecast at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).
 In a glittering tribute to television, Newhart and Donahue will join Dick Clark, John Chancellor and Agnes Nixon as the latest group of television legends inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' (ATAS) Television Academy Hall of Fame. The show will be produced Nov. 20 at Disney-MGM Studios for telecast Dec. 12 by The Disney Channel and next spring by ABC-TV.
 Jack Webb and Mark Goodson will be inducted posthumously during the show. ATAS presenters will include Angie Dickinson, Susan Lucci, Berry Gordy Jr., Marlo Thomas, Betty White, Ed McMahon and Ralph Nader.
 Sinbad, Lawrence and Alan Jackson will tape segments at the Walt Disney World Resort for "Disney's Countdown to Kids Day," airing on NBC-TV Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. (E.T.). Sinbad hosts the show, which also features celebrities Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Kris Kross and NBC's "The Mommies" in segments taped at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., Tokyo Disneyland and Euro Disney. The show salutes children and focuses on real-life issues facing the world's youth.
 To celebrate the first national Children's Day and to call attention to the hopes, goals, fears and challenges of children worldwide, The Walt Disney Company teamed with CDF and Delta Air Lines to treat 20,000 disadvantaged children to Mickey's Worldwide Kids Party.
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