Phillies vs. Blue Jays: bnest show in town

TODAY'S TV

October 19, 1993|By David Bianculli | David Bianculli,Contributing Writer

The World Series continues to be the best bet TV can offer, and this is one series that's proved to be anything but dull. If the Philadelphia Phillies are going to win in the same characteristically nail-biting way the team won Game 2 to even the series against the Toronto Blue Jays, this 1993 World Series ought to be known as "Angst for the Memories."

* "World Series Game 3" (8 p.m.-conclusion, WBAL, Channel 11) -- Tonight the series moves to Philadelphia, which means no more designated hitters for the next three games. CBS.

* "Danielle Steel's 'Message From Nam' " (9-11 p.m., Ch. 3) -- Here's a message from David: Skip it. NBC.

* "Nova: The Secrets of the Psychics" (9-10 p.m., WMPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- James "The Amazing" Randi, the most famous psychic debunker since Harry Houdini, uses this hour of "Nova" to expose the "science" behind fortune-tellers, faith healers and others dabbling in allegedly paranormal activities. I'm getting a vision about this show . . . a tele-vision. I'm predicting that if you watch this "Nova," you'll like it. But if you're interested the seemingly impossible, you should be watching the Phillies in the World Series. PBS.

* "NYPD Blue" (10-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It's a small world: The lawyer who's assigned to question Alfonse Giardella (Robert Costanzo), the toupee-wearing hood who shot and nearly killed Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), steps forward tonight -- and she's Laura Kelly (Sherry Stringfield), the ex-wife of Sipowicz's partner, John Kelly (David Caruso). ABC.

* "Frontline: 'Prisoners of Silence' " (10-11 p.m., Channel 12) -- Less than a year ago, Facilitated Communication -- the means by which trained therapists help support the hands of autistic patients to aid them in typing messages -- was hailed on certain TV newsmagazines as a miracle. Tonight's "Frontline" shows a simple test proving it as something far less -- and making this a perfect companion piece to tonight's "Nova." PBS.

Cable

* "Biography: 'Sarah Ferguson' " (8-9 p.m., A&E) -- Two weeks ago, Madonna. Next week, Vincent Price. This week, the subject of "Biography" is the Duchess known, not always fondly, as Fergie.

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