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Subject:  maybe more R.I. on TV... Date:  3/2/2006  5:22 PM
Author:  TMFSelena Number:  299 of 312

<<No, Buddy Cianci was not the inspiration for the fictional mayor of Providence on Waterfront, a TV pilot for CBS that is scheduled to begin filming in Rhode Island in a few weeks.


"The idea behind the show is that politics is local," Orman said. "There are other political shows on TV, but they are all on a more grandiose scale. The great thing about Rhode Island is that local, state and national politics are all on top of each other."

The show stars Pantoliano as Mayor Jimmy Centrella, described by trade journal The Hollywood Reporter as "wildly charismatic and ethically challenged." William Baldwin will play an ambitious state attorney general. >>
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