Peter Jennings leads a 'Journey to Terror'

Today's TV

April 11, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

It's a night for comparisons, as TV offers you the chance to evaluate movie versions of "Little Women" made 60 years apart and performances by Richard Dreyfuss before and after he became famous.

"Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In a repeat from earlier this season, Ross draws up a list of Jennifer's deficiencies and Monica tries (hilariously) to perfect fake chocolate. NBC.

"50 years of Funny Females" (8: 30 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- A clipfest that should have been a lot funnier. ABC.

"Journey to Terror: The Story of the Accused Bombers of Oklahoma City" (9: 30 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Peter Jennings anchors this report on the lives of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, including interviews with family members.

"Caroline in the City" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In yet another Thursday-night repeat (what's with the networks these days?), Richard's nude portrait of a beautiful woman gets him in a heap of trouble. NBC.

"Independent Eye" (11 p.m.-midnight, MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- This weekly anthology showcases the work of independent filmmakers, and every once in a while a real gem gets on the air. Tonight's offerings include "Homage to Farina," Glen Burnie filmmaker John Caps' profile of actor Farina Hoskins, one of Hollywood's first African-American stars and a member of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.

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"A Bunny's Tale" (11: 45 a.m.-1: 30 p.m., Cinemax) -- Kirstie Alley as a Playboy bunny? Bet she'd like to burn this one.

"Little Women" (7 p.m.-9 p.m., TCM) -- Who made a better Jo, Katharine Hepburn or Winona Ryder? If you saw last year's movie version of the Louisa May Alcott classic, here's your chance to contrast and compare it with the 1933 version, directed by George Cukor and also starring Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas and Edna May Oliver.

"The Flintstones" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., Cartoon Network) -- Ann Margrock shimmies her way into town, and Pebbles thinks she makes one great baby-sitter. Ann-Margret was never better, and that's saying something.

"Bewitched" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., Nickelodeon) -- A young Richard Dreyfuss plays a young warlock in love with Samantha.

"The Goodbye Girl" (2: 50 a.m.-5: 30 a.m. tomorrow, TNT) -- See an all-grown-up Richard Dreyfuss in his Oscar-winning role as the reluctant roommate of Marsha Mason in this Neil Simon comedy from 1977.

Pub Date: 4/11/96

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