Originally created 01/07/01

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Bob Newhart, the low-key comic with the buttoned-down mind, is the subject of Biography at 8 on A&E. Crammed with affectionate reminiscences from family and friends eager to say, "Hi, Bob," the documentary features many clips and outtakes from Mr. Newhart's 40-year career.

CBS airs The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards, which recognize favorites in television, movies and music. This year's program includes a new TV category on reality shows. Kevin James (The King of Queens) is host of the show, which starts at 9 on WRDW-TV (Channel 12).


If 3M and Goodyear merged, what would the new company be called? MMMGood? suggests Safeco Securities Inc., whose holiday greetings to clients contained whimsical names for imaginary mergers. Others: If PolyGram Records, Warner Bros. and Keebler Crackers joined forces, the company could call itself "Polly-Warner-Cracker." And for a Honeywell, Imasco and Home Oil union, Safeco suggested "Honey, I'm Home."


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