Aquarium on 'Tonight' 'Dr. Zhivago' on MPT

Today's TV

November 03, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF

Something fishy is supposed to happen tonight on "Tonight," as the National Aquarium in Baltimore is scheduled to turn up in a series of spots on Jay Leno's late-night show. Maryland Public Television is also offering a screening of the 1965 classic "Dr. Zhivago."

* "The X-Files" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- A serial killer with a bizarre modus operandi -- network promotions reveal no details -- challenges Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) to find the common thread in the crimes. Fox.

* "Homicide: Life On the Street" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The series reflects the home video phenomenon that is changing the investigation and prosecution of crimes in real life, as Lewis and Kellerman (Clark Johnson and Reed Diamond) work with a cameraman (Max Perlich). Howard (Melissa Leo) also gets the results of her sergeant's exam. NBC.

* "Dr. Zhivago: The Making of a Russian Epic" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Preceding an uninterrupted, 30th-anniversary screening of the 1965 epic (11 p.m.-2 a.m.), this documentary with star Omar Sharif re-visits the challenges faced by director David Lean in adapting the Boris Pasternak novel that encompassed the Russian revolution. PBS.

* "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- When the host was in Baltimore two weeks ago on a promotional visit, he taped some material at the National Aquarium that's scheduled to show up tonight. Included are sixth-grade kids from Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia. NBC.

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