Lineup has a lot of heart

Today's TV

March 16, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Too much stuff on TV today to waste time with an introduction.

"Heart Attack: Recognizing Your Risks" (7 p.m.-7: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) Produced by WMAR and the Heart Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, this show looks at heart attacks, what to do about them and how to keep them from happening in the first place.

"Cops" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) This usually high-action hour includes a domestic dispute, a high-speed car chase and a pair of cows sleeping in a graveyard. No word on whether they told the cows to moo-ve on. (Sorry, I couldn't resist). Fox.

"The Rocketeer" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) It made a better comic book. ABC.

"Touched By An Angel" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) The ever-noble Paul Winfield, an Oscar nominee for "Sounder," plays a powerful angel who punishes Tess (Della Reese) for losing her temper by temporarily taking away her powers. CBS.

Cable

"National Geographic Explorer" (10: 05 a.m.-12: 05 p.m., TBS) A fascinating look at the wreck of the Titanic, including films of artifacts, such as a set of dishes, sitting eerily still on the ocean floor, fills this always-enjoyable hour.

"Sunstroke" (2 p.m.-4 p.m., USA) A decidedly non-Dr. Quinn Jane Seymour plays a beautiful, mysterious drifter who may or may not be murdering people in the hot Arizona sun. Kinda ludicrous, but Jane's fun to watch. Interesting note: USA is advising viewer discretion. So why are they airing it at 2 in the afternoon?

"The Sunshine Boys" (5 p.m.-7 p.m., TCM) George Burns, away from the movies for 36 years, won an Oscar for his role in this tale of two irascible ex-vaudevillians reuniting one last time for a TV special. Taking over from his friend Jack Benny, who had been cast in the role but died before production started, Burns started a remarkable comeback that made him, in his 80s, one of America's most popular comics. "The Quiet Man" (8: 05 p.m.-10: 50 p.m., TBS) The heck with green beer, here's the best way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, with this tale of a bonnie Irish lass (Maureen O'Hara, at her most fiery) and the ex-boxer who loves her. John Wayne, as the pugilist who has sworn never to throw a punch again, almost makes you believe he's Irish.

"Andersonville" (10 p.m.-2 a.m., TNT) Here's your chance to watch this magnificent production all in one sitting. Set in the infamous Confederate prison camp, where thousands of POWs died of starvation and from unsanitary conditions, this is not the most comfortable four hours you'll ever spend, but it's a riveting experience.

Pub Date: 3/16/96

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