You'll find plenty of cause to tune in

TODAY'S TV

June 03, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer

One group of young people has a chance to quiz the governor, while another group -- patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center -- provides the object of a successful annual telethon.

* "Talking With the Governor" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Taped in April, the Fox 45 News special with anchors Lisa Willis and Jeff Barnd features 40 students from state high schools and middle schools questioning Governor Parris N. Glendening on topics from education to crime.

jTC * "Unsolved Mysteries" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- A repeat episode explores one of nautical lore's legendary tales, involving the "Mary Celeste." What really happened to the 282-ton brig that set sail from New York in 1868, yet was discovered off the Azores a month later with neither crew nor passengers aboard? NBC.

* "12th Annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon" (9 p.m. Saturday-6 p.m. Sunday, WMAR, Channel 2) -- Last year, the telethon for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center topped the $2 million pledge level. Channel 2 anchors Stan Stovall and Mary Beth Marsden handle the local production spots and Marie Osmond and John Schneider are hosts of the national portion, live from Disneyland.

* "Walker, Texas Ranger" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Cordell Walker (Chuck Norris) has a $1 million bounty on his head in this repeat, making him the target of every criminal in Dallas while he investigates a car-jacking ring. CBS.

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* "Pilot Playhouse III" (7 p.m.-11 p.m., The Sci-Fi Channel) --

Remember this line? "We have the technology . . . we can rebuild him."

Of course, it's from the opening of "The Six Million Dollar Man," with Lee Majors as the bionic astronaut. The third edition of this series, highlighting pilot episodes of classic sci-fi hits, includes that show, as well as "Twilight Zone" with guest Earl Holliman and "Space 1999" with Martin Landau and Barbara Bain.

* "Normandy -- The Great Crusade" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., The Discovery Channel) -- The Allied invasion of Europe in 1945 is recounted in this "Special of the Week," tracing the D-Day assault as the turning point in World War II.

* "Tribute to Friz Freleng" (10 p.m.-midnight, Cartoon Network) -- The inventive animator who directed many of the legendary Warner Bros. shorts with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweetie Bird, among other classic 'toon characters, died last week at the age of 89. This special replays a dozen of his best features.

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