Teachers, religion get a turn in the spotlight

Today's TV

October 06, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF

Maryland teachers gather on live TV for their annual awards show tonight. We also see a preview of the papal visit, and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" returns for a fourth season as a favorite cast member of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" beams aboard.

* "Teacher of the Year" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- For the fifth year, the state's public television system offers live coverage of the annual awards dinner for teachers, with Gov. Parris N. Glendening scheduled to be in attendance. Denise Koch, anchor at WJZ (Channel 13), is the host. MPT.

* "The Pope in Baltimore" (7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- This local special offers a preview of Pope John Paul II's impending Baltimore visit, with details of his itinerary and related events. Anchor Denise Koch is host of this one, too.

* "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- A two-hour drama launches a new season aboard the space station perched on the edge of a wormhole. Lt. Cmdr. Worf (Michael Dorn, of "Star Trek: The Next Generation") comes aboard as a new regular to aid Capt. Sisko (Avery Brooks) in shoring up the suddenly shaky peace treaty between the Klingon Empire and the Federation.

* "Prince for a Day" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Joey and Andy Lawrence, who star in the new NBC comedy "Brotherly Love," get a movie -- not surprisingly on the same network. It's a "Prince and the Pauper" thing, as Joey plays two parts: a pizza delivery driver and a rock star who trade places. Richard Belzer ("Homicide," also on NBC) is in it, too. NBC.

* "In the Beginning The Creationist Controversy" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- With religion decidedly in the air -- including the pope's visit and the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur two days ago -- here is an apt repeat of a spring special. Randall Balmer, a professor of religion at Barnard College, tackles the debate in schools over how to teach human origins. PBS.

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* "The Wolf Man" (9 p.m.-10:30 p.m., SciFi) -- Lon Chaney Jr. plays the lycanthrope of the title in this classic of the horror genre (1941). He did four sequels himself, and the film spawned countless others on the theme.

* "Ancient Mysteries: The Vikings In North America" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., A&E Network) -- Columbus may have sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but the guys from Norway were probably ahead of him by a few centuries. The show explores the latest research on the 10th-century voyagers.

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