Success stories from the city's schools

TODAY'S TV

September 07, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer

Dan Rather fans, take note: The CBS lineup offers a chance to see him twice, anchoring separate news specials. MTV also offers its annual rock and roll awards show on cable.

* "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- The syndicated series about the muscular he-man of legend, from action movie director Sam Raimi ("Darkman"), has its second-season premiere. Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) comes to the aid of his friend Iolaus (Michael Hurst), who has been condemned for a crime he didn't commit.

* "School Works" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- It's back-to-school week in Baltimore, and news anchor Stan Stovall offers an education special aimed at telling successful city school system stories.

* "Hope & Gloria" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The new season for this show doesn't start for a couple weeks, but here is a stray original episode not seen in the spring. Gloria (Jessica Lundy) wants to give Hope (Cynthia Stevens) a hair trim, but a therapist must be consulted first. NBC.

* "CBS Reports" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Anchor Dan Rather examines the roots of the Christian right and assesses its power as a political force. Included are interviews with families in New Hampshire, where the presidential race is already under way. CBS.

* "48 Hours" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Here's Dan BTC Rather again, anchoring a report that asks, "Is the American legal system color-blind?" The O. J. Simpson trial is the focus. But a police scandal in Philadelphia is also examined. CBS.

* "Paha Sapa: The Struggle for the Black Hills" (11 p.m.-midnight, MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Members of the Lakota and Cheyenne tribes recount their efforts to reclaim sacred lands in the Dakotas.

Cable

* "1995 Video Music Awards" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., MTV) -- The cable video channel's honors presentation has become a "must" gig. Thus tonight's 12th annual edition from Radio City Music Hall is scheduled to include performances by Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, Hootie & the Blowfish, Live, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M. and a host of other groups. Madonna is a presenter, too.

* "American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., A&E Network) -- Originally seen in May on NBC, the program follows the director's career from "Jaws" (1975) to "Jurassic Park" and "Schindler's List" (both 1993). Tom Hanks is the host.

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