It's old Rome night on TNT

Today's TV

March 29, 1996|By CHRIS KALTENBACH | CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN STAFF

"Due South" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Series star Paul Gross joins the growing ranks of actors getting done up in drag in the name of art. Mountie Fraser, trying to uncover a rare bottle of Scotch, has to go undercover as a teacher in an all-girls private school. CBS.

"20/20" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Barbara Walters interviews Robert Shapiro, the original head man of O.J. Simpson's dream team who later had a major falling out with his fellow defense lawyers.

"Homicide: Life on the Street" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Chris Rock, late of "Saturday Night Live," plays a child molester whom Bayliss (Kyle Secor) thinks may have also been involved in an earlier, unsolved case. NBC.

"Oh, God!" (3 a.m.-5 a.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- George Burns as God. 'Nuff said.

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"Kings Row" (9:45 a.m.-noon, AMC) -- Ronald Reagan has his legs amputated and wakes up to utter one of the more memorable lines in movie history.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (4 p.m.-6 p.m., TNT) -- A musical satire on life in old Rome, "Forum" earned a footnote in movie history as the last film made by the great Buster Keaton. Zero Mostel stars.

"Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m.) and "All the King's Men" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-3 a.m., A&E) -- Find out pretty much all you need to know about Huey Long, the legendary "Kingfish" of Louisiana politics who was a hero to some, a pompous dictator to others. "Biography" looks at the real thing, while "Men," the Best Picture Oscar-winner of 1949, features Broderick Crawford as the hero of the Hollywood adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's novel based on Long's life.

"Larry King Live" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., CNN) -- Larry takes a night off, so who better to sit in for him than Newt Gingrich? Mr. Speaker plans to talk about animals (real ones, not the Washington types) with guests including Betty White.

"Field of Dreams" (9:30 p.m.-11:40 p.m., USA) -- Love baseball, love this movie. It's as simple as that. Kevin Costner shines as a farmer whom the baseball gods smile on, giving him a chance to reconcile with his father. The majestic Burt Lancaster, in his last movie role, plays a town doctor who never totally abandoned the game he loves.

Pub Date: 3/29/96

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