Picks and Pans Review: Linda Ellerbee

updated 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

Until Dec. 3, NBC's late-night newswoman preferred her own Overnight to any show on TV. Then the network canceled it. Now she consoles herself with such movies as Return of the Jedi "because I love cowboys, pirates, love stories and stories where the good guys win." Well, almost all the good guys. She loathed Superman III. Musically, she adores the entire score of My One and Only by the Gershwins. And do her a favor. No more "sappy renditions" of Memory from Broadway's Cats. As for books, she's loyal to NBC editor Gilbert Millstein's "damn good" God & Harvey Grosbeck, a satirical novel about the foibles of New Yorkers. She thumbs down Judith Rossner's August.

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