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Page 2 of 2 -- As an actor, he adds, filming the episode was "thrilling," with the several dozen people in the room all "holding their breath. . . . It was like a great tennis match, and when it was over, we were 3 feet off the ground."


CBS plans auction for childhood AIDS

NEW YORK -- CBS is auctioning off everything but the kitchen sink to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation -- and to promote the network's new fall season.

From tomorrow through Sept. 26, the network will put up for bid on eBay CBS memorabilia and celebrity experiences, such as David Caruso's "CSI: Miami" sunglasses or dinner with Rupert Boneham of "Survivor: All-Stars" fame.

"People have a great affinity for these shows," said George Schweitzer, CBS vice president of marketing and communications. "People love their reality shows. People love `CSI.' Now they can have a part of these shows while celebrating the new season."

Not hungry for dinner with Boneham? How about dance lessons with Tom "Big Tom" Buchanan, also from "Survivor: All-Stars"? Not a "Survivor" fan? Take a tour of the "Big Brother" house instead. Know a CBS soap lover who's about to get hitched? She can walk down the aisle in a wedding dress worn by Brooke Logan Forrester from "The Bold and the Beautiful" or Harley Davidson Cooper from "Guiding Light."

"We looked for items at all different levels," Schweitzer said. "Some are priceless and some are attainable."

On the attainable side are signed photos of CBS cast members, while the not-so-attainable include forecasting the weather on "The Early Show." There are plenty of tickets, too. Access to the 100th "CSI" episode party, the "Survivor: Vanuatu -- Islands of Fire" finale, and the Country Music Awards show will be available.

Elizabeth Glaser, actress and wife of "Starsky and Hutch" star Paul Michael Glaser, died of AIDS in 1994; her daughter, Ariel, died in 1988 of the disease.

"We are simply thrilled to be the beneficiary of CBS' one-of-a-kind auction and help kick off their exciting fall lineup," said Kate Carr, president and chief executive officer of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. "This is a great opportunity for people everywhere to have an extraordinary TV experience and help save the lives of children around the world at the same time."


Globe on NECN

Here's what's happening on "Around the Globe" today:
* 9:30 a.m.: "Talk of New England" -- Ask the Teacher columnist Ellen Peterson joins a discussion on reading habits of children.
* 12:30 p.m.: "Globe at Home" -- Eating Right columnist Lawrence Lindner on the potential impact of new FDA food labeling rules on consumers' decisions at the supermarket.
* 4 p.m.: "Around the Globe"
* 6:30 p.m.: "New England Business Day"
* 8 p.m.: "NewsNight" Schedule is subject to change.

Talk of the dial

6 a.m. WBIX-AM (1060) -- "Early Exchange." Guest: Gerald E. Libby II, , "WBIX BostonWorks Hiring Squad," on legal positions.
2 p.m. WBNW-AM (1120) -- "PM Magazine." Guests: Douglas Harbrecht, BusinessWeek online; Rich Karlgaard, Forbes magazine; John Schultz, Boston University College of Communication.

Other radio highlights

9 a.m. WCRB-FM (102.5) -- Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 13; Elgar's Sanguine Fan. 

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