Isn't it romantic? CBS looks at bodice-rippers

Today's TV

October 26, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF

Let the night become day! Actually, it's just the soap opera "The Young & The Restless" getting a special nighttime airing. Also look for a terrific "Frasier" repeat and a look by CBS at the lucrative business of love -- the fictional kind, that is.

* "The Young & The Restless" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- In a primetime edition of the top-rated daytime soap opera, Victor and Christine (Eric Braeden and Lauralee Bell) try to help rape victim Amy (Julianne Morris) unlock her memories, while Dru (Victoria Rowell) orders Nathan (Adam Lazarre-White) to stop cheating on Olivia (Tonya Lee Williams). CBS.

* "Frasier" (9 p.m.-9:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- En garde! This episode won an Emmy last year and for good reason. Niles (David Hyde Pierce) is just a hoot as he engages in swordplay for the honor of his never-seen wife. NBC.

* "Masterpiece Theatre: Prime Suspect" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Did you miss it? Here is a primetime repeat of Sunday's premiere of a new season of the Scotland Yard drama, with Helen Mirren as Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison. In this movie-length case, she's searching for an abducted child. Two more independent episodes are due later in the season. PBS.

* "48 Hours" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Shouldn't this be timed to Valentine's Day, not Halloween week? Oh, well, the magazine show goes light-hearted with a look at the billion dollar industry of romance novels. Correspondent Erin Moriarty even finds a psychologist who believes romance reading is a dangerous addiction. CBS.

* "Attention Deficit Disorder: A Dubious Diagnosis?" (11 p.m.-midnight, MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Host John Merrow discloses in this special that at least 2 million children are being medicated for this disorder in the United States. But should they be? The most common medication used is said to be chemically similar to cocaine. PBS.

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* "Fiddler on the Roof" (8 p.m.-midnight, TNT) -- "Sunrise, sunset, swiftly flow the days . . ." go the lyrics, but the stage musical likely will go on forever. Topol stars in this big 1971 film version of the Broadway hit, from director Norman Jewison.

* "Time Traveler: Jackie O." (10 p.m.-11 p.m., The Discovery Channel) -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never got around to writing her memoirs, according to this new documentary, because (as she wrote a friend) "I'd rather spend my time feeling a galloping horse or the mist of the ocean up at Martha's Vineyard." Among friends and family members interviewed are stepbrothers Hugh D. and James Auchincloss, John F. Kennedy's secretary Evelyn Lincoln, syndicated columnist Jack Anderson and speech writer Richard Goodwin.

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