TELEVISION: FORGET CLIFFS NOTES

MINI-SERIES KING ROBERT HALMI IS NOW BRINGING THE ODYSSEY TO TV. WHAT NEXT? THE INFERNO?

The Meru region of central Kenya isn't the sort of place most TV producers might find themselves making a movie-of-the-week, but then Robert Halmi Sr., 73, isn't the kind of guy who keeps busy churning out projects with names like Abduction of Innocence: A Moment of Truth Movie. While overseeing the production of an upcoming ABC movie on the explorers Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone near Mount Kenya recently, Halmi hired a group of Masai tribesmen as extras. Just as the scene in which they were to participate had begun shooting, a busload of American tourists stopped to ogle and...

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