Ice-skating could take the chill out of evening

Today's TV

November 10, 1995|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF

This week's suddenly cold weather might make viewers want to warm up with another ice-skating spectacular on CBS, while political observers have a chance to see the candidate-who-wasn't -- Gen. Colin Powell -- on the PBS series "The Challengers '96."

* "Strange Luck" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Chance and Angie (D. B. Sweeney and Frances Fisher) trek into a wilderness area, where they encounter a mysterious parachutist (Gregg Henry) who soon seems to disappear into thin air. Fox.

* "The Challengers '96" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- He's out of the race but still a subject of the show. That's General Powell, of course, who announced this week that he is not seeking the presidential nomination. Producers say the show will assess the probable consequences of his withdrawal, and it also features a profile of Sen. Robert Dole, now considered the leading Republican candidate. PBS.

* "Ice Wars: USA vs. the World" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- In an exhibition, American skaters including Nancy Kerrigan, Brian Boitano and Paul Wylie meet a foreign team that includes Oksana Baiul, Viktor Petrenko and Kurt Browning. CBS.

* "Step By Step" (9 p.m.-9:30

p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In tonight's episode, Al (Christine Lakin) is stuck with caring for a chimp that is her store's mascot. ABC.

* "20/20" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Correspondent Brian Ross reports on one reason your grocery bills may be going up: a legal but little-known "slotting fee" that food producers pay to grocery chains to get their products on the shelves. And John Stossel profiles radio "shock jock" Howard Stern, who is promoting a new book. ABC.

* "Elizabeth Taylor" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Her years as a feature film star, not all those marriages, are the focus of this profile of the actress who entered the American consciousness with "National Velvet" in 1944.


* "The Accused" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., USA) -- With Jodie Foster's new Baltimore-made film out ("Home for the Holidays"), here is a timely screening of the 1988 film for which she won a Best Actress Oscar, as the victim of a gang rape. Kelly McGillis plays her attorney.

* "Ancient Mysteries: Who Built Stonehenge?" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., A&E Network) -- The monolithic stones in England have long fascinated scientists and other theorists, including people who contend that ancient astronauts placed the stones there.

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