By Alan Carter
October 09, 1989 12:00 PM

I made a list of people to call this week. But I lost it. I made another list—of things to do—but I lost that too. So I came up with another list: TV’s most underrated performers (WHAT? You’d rather see the list of people I need to call?). Though they’re popular, they make what they do look so easy that they don’t get enough recognition: Scott Bakula (Sam on Quantum Leap), Tom Brokaw (anchorman, NBC Nightly News), Gary Cole (Jack on Midnight Caller), Polly Draper (Ellen on thirtysomething), Tracey Gold (Carol on Growing Pains), Marg Helgenberger (K.C. on China Beach), Anna Maria Horsford (Thelma on Amen), Judith Light (Angela on Who’s the Boss?), Bobby Rivers (VH-1 veejay), Peter Scolari (Michael on Newhart), Nicolette Sheridan (Paige on Knots Landing) and Ken Wahl (Vinnie on Wiseguy). Disagree? Let me know.