Women's issues take center stage

TODAY'S TV

September 08, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,Sun Staff Writer

Issues of interest to women arise in two places tonight. Maryland Public Television has a presence at the U.N. Conference on Women in China, and cable's Lifetime is screening previously unseen "message" episodes of the canceled CBS series "Women of the House."

* "To the Contrary: U.N. Conference on Women in Beijing" (5:30 p.m.-6 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Bonnie Erbe, host of the weekly all-female public affairs discussion show produced in Owings Mills, is in China talking with delegates to the continuing conference. Among them: former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro. MPT.

* "ABC Saturday Morning Sneak Peek" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- A new season of kid shows debuts tomorrow. This special, with child actor hosts Raven-Symone, Marquise Wilson and Zachery Ty Bryan, offers previews of "The New Adventures of Madeline," an animated "Dumb and Dumber" and "What-a-Mess." ABC.

* "What Can We Do About Violence? A Bill Moyers Special" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- The host visits Cleveland, Florida and other spots where communities have come up with programs to combat violence, particularly involving young people. PBS.

* "20/20" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- John Stossel re-visits an 11-year-old Massachusetts case, in which three members of a family were convicted of child molestation charges at a day care center. Violet and Cheryl Amirault won new trials last week and the third, Gerald Amirault, is appealing his conviction.

Cable

* "Jerry Lewis: King of Comedy" (5 p.m.-11 p.m., Comedy Central) -- The comic actor, who will be in Baltimore soon starring in "Damn Yankees" (at the Lyric Opera House, Sept. 26-Oct. 1), is the host of a marathon screening of favorite work -- both his own and others. He appears from Times Square, and the lineup begins with his film, "Cinderfella" (1960).

* "Women of the House" (8 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Lifetime) -- The cable network for women has salvaged five un-aired episodes of the series produced by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and starring Delta Burke as Congresswoman Suzanne Sugarbaker. All deal with the issue of violence to women.

* "Investigative Reports" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., A&E Network) -- Did you know that suicide is the leading cause of death among police officers in the United States? Bill Kurtis looks into the problem, interviewing former cops who have attempted suicide and survivors of officers who killed themselves. A&E.

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