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GEORGE BUSH ALLOWS FROST A PEEK AT HIS PRIVATE MEMOIRS

A look at former President Bush that includes never-before-aired White House videotapes and photographs from the family scrapbook airs at 9 p.m. Tuesday on A & E's two-hour presentation, "One-on-One With David Frost -- George Bush: A President's Story."

Bush selected Frost to assemble the former chief executive's personal and political memoirs for television. It delivers glimpses of the autobiography Bush has never written with tapings from Berlin, Moscow and Beijing, the Bush Library in Texas and the family home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

The show covers Bush's New England roots, school days at Andover and Yale, the family oil business in West Texas and how he was shot down in World War II.

It also traces his political life with Richard Nixon during Watergate, Ronald Reagan's presidency, and Mikhail Gorbachev as communism collapsed. It also looks at the handling of the Persian Gulf War and his views of his defeat in the 1992 election.

Back to school makeover

Calling all students, teachers and anyone employed, currently or formerly, by a school or otherwise affiliated with the education process! (Got that?) "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee" (9 a.m. weekdays, Channel 7) announces its "Back to School Magical Makeover Contest." If you meet the above qualifications and want to make the grade appearance-wise this September, submit a one-page letter explaining why you need help. Be sure to include a recent photo, as well as your name, address, home and work telephone numbers. Entries must be received by Aug. 26, and should be sent to Live's BTSMMC, Ansonia Station, P.O. Box 4027, New York City 10082-9490.

TV Hall of Famers named

Jane Pauley and Mike Wallace are among 10 TV veterans who will be inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in November. Others include radio giant Casey Kasem; "Chicago Hope," "Picket Fences" and "Ally McBeal" creator David E. Kelley, and daytime soap creator/writer Agnes Nixon.

'NYPD Blue' not due till Oct. 20

Fans of "NYPD Blue" are, as usual, going to have to show some patience.

The popular ABC series, the network announced last week, won't start up its fall slate of shows until Oct. 20.

Every year it's the same thing. The reason, according to ABC, is simply that the show's on a later production schedule than most others.

That way, too, the show doesn't run into any baseball-playoffs opposition or interruptions.

Are you all OK with that?

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