A day for good sports and extremists

TODAY'S TV

June 24, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer

It's a wide-ranging Saturday sports scene. In addition, a repeat from the fall has updated one of the classic Disney movies of the 1950s, and a new cable movie chillingly documents a rising tide of hatred in Germany.

* "Gatorade Ironman World Championship" (2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The annual event from Hawaii launched the modern triathlon movement. This year, about 1,500 athletes from 50 states and 60 countries took part in the event, including a 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. NBC.

* "CFL Football" (7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Don't call them the Colts, but the Baltimore Football Club makes the first TV appearance of its second season, taking on the Birmingham Barracudas in a pre-season game from Miami.

* "Stanley Cup Hockey" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The New Jersey Devils could clinch the cup in a four-game sweep, if they down the Detroit Red Wings tonight. Fox.

* "Me and the Boys" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In a repeat, Steve (Steve Harvey) seems headed for embarrassment when the talent he has lined up for a church musical show fails to appear -- until Mary (Madge Sinclair) produces the legendary Four Tops. ABC.

* "National Geographic: On Assignment" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Featured on tonight's show, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, husband and wife filmmakers, have lived in the African bush for 14 years making memorable films on elephants, lions and hyenas. PBS.

* "The Shaggy Dog" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- It won't make you forget Tommy Kirk growing whiskers in the 1959 Disney original -- nor his girlfriend, Annette Funicello. But this re-make with Scott Weinger and Ed Begley Jr. treats the story of a boy who has peculiar canine tendencies with dutiful respect. ABC.

Cable

* "Extreme Games" (4 p.m.-5 p.m., ESPN) -- Forget those wimpy mainstream sports, such as football, hockey and triathlons. This preview show highlights a weeklong competition to be seen on ESPN and ESPN2 -- 45 hours' worth -- including mountain biking, bungee-jumping, in-line skating, skateboarding, sky surfing -- that's sky diving with a surfboard -- street luge and water sports such as kite skiing and windsurfing.

* "The Infiltrator" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., HBO) -- A new original docu-drama, based on the book "In Hitler's Shadow" by Yaron Svoray, stars Oliver Platt as the Israeli journalist who gets inside the neo-Nazi movement rising in modern Germany. Alan King and Arliss Howard also star.

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