Love blooms on Valentine weekend

MEDIA MONITOR

February 13, 1992|By Steve McKerrow

On The Weekend Watch:

MATTERS OF THE HEART -- Remember when mothers cautioned their daughters about pregnancy? In tonight's episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" (9 p.m., Channel 45), teen daughter Kelly (Jennie Garth) discovers her mom (Ann Gillespie) is with child. That's just one of the Valentine-theme programs pegged to the annual holiday l'amour. For the third straight year, tomorrow's "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee" features a real wedding of a couple chosen in a mail contest (at 9 a.m., Channel 11). And following at 10 a.m. (also Channel 11), "Jenny Jones" will feature "wacky sexy Valentine gifts" and an interview with the author of "Kissing: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know."

THE MOVIE MARQUEE -- Love fills the film fare in the coming days, too. Dudley Moore falls for Bo Derek in the 1979 hit "10" (at 8 tonight, Channel 54). Actually, Blake Edwards' movie was more like a 5, maybe a 4, but it helped re-popularize Ravel's "Bolero" for a while. Cable's TBS on Saturday (8 p.m.) has Franco Zeffirelli's nicely done 1968 version of "Romeo and Juliet" -- notable for its authentic casting of teen actors (Olivia Hussy and Leonard Whiting) -- and Lifetime offers the sappy "Love Story" at 7 p.m. Sunday.

THE SPORTS SCENE -- We're heading into the second weekend of the "XVI Olympic Winter Games" and a key event, the men's figure skating final, is scheduled in prime time Saturday, with CBS' night-long coverage at 7 p.m. (Channel 11). In another emotional event on Sunday, NBC's second "NBA Basketball" game of the afternoon features the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers (at 3:30 p.m., Channel 2). At half-time, ceremonies will retire the jersey of former Laker Earvin "Magic" Johnson, No. 32, forced to retire because he is HIV positive.

FIRST ALARM -- Is more reality a good thing? The Fox network apparently thinks so, for it is premiering on Friday a potential new series, "Firehouse" (at 9 p.m., Channel 45). Host John Walsh ("America's Most Wanted") takes viewers into the workaday lives of firefighters in New York's Rescue One squad.

LOCAL ANGLE -- This week's edition of the PBS science education show "The New Explorers" has a Baltimore focus. In "The Storm Within" (at 6 p.m. on Maryland Public Television), the subject is Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, the Johns Hopkins Hospital brain surgeon, who is seen operating on a 10-year-old child.

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