'Song of Freedom' leads uninspiring Saturday lot

Today's TV

February 10, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Someday, the networks are going to put a show on Saturday night that is consistently worth watching. Someday.

* "Song of Freedom" (1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., WHMM, Channel 32) -- The great Paul Robeson, a man whose beautiful singing and fine acting was woefully underused by Hollywood in the 1930s and '40s, stars as a singer who gives up a career in opera to work with a tribe in Africa.

* "Wide World of Sports" (4:30 p.m.-6 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- You're not going to believe what they're showing on "Wide World" this week. Of all things, it's figure skating! Who woulda thunk it? ABC.

* "Home Court" (9:30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Peter Scolari, best known as the star of "Bosom Buddies" who wasn't Tom Hanks and as Julia Duffy's boyfriend on "Newhart," shows up as series star Pamela Reed's brother-in-law. Talk about your second-banana careers. NBC.


* "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (7 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Comedy Central) -- Anyone who doesn't laugh at the Upperclass Twit of the Year contest probably doesn't have a pulse. Inspired madness from a group for whom inspiration was the norm.

* "NBA All-Star Saturday Night" (7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., TNT) -- All geared up yet for tomorrow's NBA All-Star Game? If not, maybe (( this will help. Scheduled festivities include the Rookie Game, featuring former Terp Joe Smith, as well as a slam-dunk contest and three-point shootout.

* "Rivals" (11 p.m.-midnight, Discovery) -- Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were gangsters; Deputy Sheriff Ted Hinton was a former childhood friend who swore he'd bring them to justice. Bonnie and Clyde died in a hellstorm of gunfire, so you know who won this one.

* "America Undercover" (11:30 p.m.-12:35 a.m., HBO) -- In what has got to be the most bizarre hour on TV, "Taxicab Confessions" features hidden-camera videotapes of New York cabbies talking with their passengers. Allegedly the passengers don't know they're being taped, but they do have to sign a release for this stuff to air. Hard to understand, but apparently they do. You can guess the kind of things talked about. Watch at your own peril.

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