In a plot somewhat reminiscent of "WKRP in Cincinnati," a San Francisco radio-station owner decides to convert the station's classical format to rock and roll. He keeps one announcer who's an expert on classical music, and casts him in a dog-and-pony show where the old guy verbally spars with a young colleague who is an expert on rock ... all this to get a younger audience for the station. The experiment seems to be working fine with audiences, but tensions rise at the station and soon the new program director is disemboweled by a stab wound by his own fireplace poker. With the classical-music person (Jessica's good friend) as the obvious suspect, Jessica must try to find another motive and another suspect for the murder. Written by
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This 1996 television mystery play "Death by Demographics" concluded the final broadcast for the twelve years of the "Murder, She Wrote" series cycle. Angela Lansbury immediately began preparations to star in a two hour CBS musical special "Mrs. Santa Claus" written and composed by Jerry Herman. Angela and Peter Shaw's son Anthony had been tested in the 1987-1988 season with two shows to direct. Angela's son Anthony Shaw was scheduled initially four of the series television plays to direct during the ensuing four years of 1988-1992. By 1996, Anthony was directing every second show. In the cancellation of the CBS TV series, as a pay-off, Corymore Productions-Angela Lansbury was given four, two hour television-play mystery specials, to be delivered to the CBS network in the course of two years. Angela's revenge, after the musical special "Mrs. Santa Claus" was delivered, was to make CBS wait for the negotiated CBS-TV mystery specials over a period of five years. Anthony Shaw directed all four two hour CBS Film Specials.. See more