Friday 9 November 1990 — MELBOURNE

All three commercial networks broadcast the half-hour cartoon special Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue.

Produced by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and broadcast across the four major networks in the United States earlier in the year to an audience of 33 million viewers, the program delivered an anti-drugs message via a cast of cartoon characters representing all the major animation studios.

In the US, the program was introduced by President George H W Bush. The Australian screening was introduced by Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Mrs Hazel Hawke.

The three networks repeated the special, again in simulcast, on Christmas Eve, 1990.

Source: TV Week, 3 November 1990

6AM 6am Thundercats
6.30 Agro’s Cartoon Connection. Includes Scooby Doo, Foofur, The Jetsons, The Smurfs
6am The Littles
6.30 ITN World News
6.55 Business Today
Ten Newswatch (cont’d)
7AM 7am Spartakus And The Sun Beneath The Sea
7.30 The Berenstain Bears
7.54 The Wombles
7am Today 7am Good Morning Australia
8AM 8am The Wind In The Willows
8.20 Sesame Street
8.55 Ten’s Billboard
9AM 9.20 Parental Guidance Recommended
9.30 Play School
9am Bewitched (B&W)
9.30 Fat Cat And Friends
9am Here’s Humphrey
9.30 In Melbourne Today
9am ‘Til Ten
10AM 10am For Schools: Dreamtime Stories, Into Music, Read All About It, Flip Slide Turn, For The Juniors, The Secret Garden 10am The Beverly Hillbillies
10.30 People’s Court
10.30 Hart To Hart 10am Mulligrubs
10.30 Ten Morning News
11AM 11am Eleven AM 11.30 Barney Miller 11am Another World
12PM 12pm Catalyst (Rpt)
12.30 The Makers – Craft In Australia
12pm Movie: The Killers. 1964 [IMDB] 12pm Midday With Ray Martin 12pm Santa Barbara
1PM 1pm Parental Guidance Recommended
1.50 Masterworks From The World’s Great Museums
1.30 Days Of Our Lives 1pm The Bold And The Beautiful
1.30 Donahue
2PM 2pm Quantum (Rpt)
2.30 Let’s Learn Japanese
2pm Perry Mason (B&W) 2.30 The Young And The Restless 2.30 The Rockford Files 2pm Vremya (USSR)
2.40 Close
3PM 3pm Sesame Street
3.55 Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends
3pm The New Leave It To Beaver
3.30 I Dream Of Jeannie
3.30 Diff’rent Strokes 3.30 Gimme A Break 3pm TV Ed
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 Swap Shop
4pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
4.30 Special: Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue
4pm The Charmings
4.30 Special: Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue
4pm Lassie
4.30 Special: Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue
4pm Kaleidoscope. Includes The Adventures Of Choko And The Frog Boko (Bulgaria), Emily (Belgium), Johnny The Pea (Czechoslovakia), The Adventures Of Tin Tin (France)
5PM 5pm The Afternoon Show. James Valentine. Includes Count Duckula, Doctor Who, Roger Ramjet 5pm Family Feud
5.30 Wheel Of Fortune
5pm The Bugs Bunny Show 5pm Charles In Charge
5.30 Candid Camera On Australia
5pm The Book Show (Rpt)
5.35 International Cookbook
5.45 Little Missy (Brazil)
6PM 6pm Countdown Revolution
6.30 Gardening Australia. Peter Cundall
6pm Seven Nightly News. Jennifer Keyte
6.30 Home And Away
6pm National Nine News. Brian Naylor, Rob Gaylard, Rob Gell
6.30 A Current Affair. Jana Wendt
6pm Ten Evening News. David Johnston 6.30 World News. Mary Kostakidis
7PM  7pm ABC News. Mary Delahunty
7.30 The 7.30 Report. John Jost
7pm Hinch. Derryn Hinch
7.30 The Golden Girls
7pm Sale Of The Century. Tony Barber, Alyce Platt
7.28 Keno
7.30 Burke’s Backyard
7pm Neighbours
7.30 Baywatch
7pm Asia Report. Lee Lin Chin
7.30 Lenny Henry Tonite
8PM  8pm Countrywide. Doug Murray
8.28 ABC News Update
8.30 Movie: The Prince And The Showgirl. 1957 [IMDB]
8.30 Movie: Unspeakable Acts. 1989 [IMDB] 8.30 Movie: Superman. 1978 [IMDB] 8.30 Movie: Swimsuit. 1989 [IMDB] 8pm Tonight. Paul Murphy, Pria Viswalingam
8.30 Connections: Soviets
9PM  9.30 Movie: Summer Nights On The Planet Earth. 1987 (Sweden) [IMDB]
10PM  10.25 ABC News Late Edition. Clive Hale
10.35 Snooker: Embassy World Professional Championships
10.30 Tonight Live With Steve Vizard 10.30 Ten Night Watch
10.35 Movie: The Sign Of Four. 1983 [IMDB]
11PM  11.35 Basketball: NBA 11.35 Today (NBC) 11.30 Nightline
11.35 MTV Music Television
11.05 Eat Carpet. Includes Warhol’s Cinema
12AM  12.35am Ten Newswatch
(Continues to 6am)
12.10am The Noise
1AM  1.05am Rage
(Continues to 10am)
1.35am Island Son 1.10 Steps
1.35 Close
2AM  2.30 Rituals
2.55 Generations
2am Movie: Purple Rain. 1984 [IMDB]
3AM  3.20 Trial By Jury
3.45 Hard Time On Planet Earth
4AM  4.40 Laura McKenzie’s Travel Tips 4.05 Movie: Blood Sport. 1973 [IMDB]
5AM  5.35 The Flying Nun
(Continues to 6am)
5.30 Starting Out
(Continues to 6am)