Bombing is remembered as anniversary approaches

Today's TV

April 12, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Commemorations of last year's Oklahoma City bombing continue, as even host Bill Moyers is nearly moved to tears during conversations with some of the survivors on NBC tonight.

"Reading Rainbow" (12: 30 p.m.-1 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Although normally about reading, this PBS children's educational series is not above delving into other areas. Today, host Le-Var Burton tries to help kids with counting and mathematics by taking them to a crayon factory. PBS.

"Voters Ask '96" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Still trying to decide who to vote for in Tuesday's special 7th District congressional election? Probably not, but just in case, you might want to watch this televised debate between Democrat Elijah Cummings and Republican Kenneth Kondner.

"Space: Above and Beyond" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Rapper Coolio shows up as the host on a pleasure ship called the Bacchus, as the crew of the 58th's plans for a bit of rest and relaxation are rudely interrupted. Fox.

"Dateline NBC" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Oklahoma native Bill Moyers commemorates the first anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing by talking to some survivors. NBC.

"Diagnosis Murder" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WUSA, Channel 9) -- The ever-tanned George Hamilton and Tracy Nelson, daughter of singer Rick Nelson and granddaughter of Ozzie and Harriet, join series star Dick Van Dyke in this tale of a psychic who claims to have witnessed a killing in her mind's eye. CBS. "Chicano! A History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros narrates this four-part look reminding viewers that African-Americans aren't the only minority that has had to fight for equal treatment under the law. Parts 1 and 2 air tonight, Parts 3 and 4 next Thursday. PBS.

Cable

"Step Lively, Jeeves" (11 a.m.-12: 15 p.m.) and "Thank You, Jeeves" (12: 15 p.m.-1: 15 p.m., AMC) -- Ever wonder what Arthur Treacher did besides shill for Merv Griffin and become a %J fish-and-chips maven? Find out today, as Treacher has the title role in these two films, which chronicle the misadventures of P.G. Wodehouse's fictional English valet.

"The Real Rasputin" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., History) -- Just who was this mysterious mad monk, who became the friend and confidant of Czar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra, and may have precipitated the overthrow of the czars and the Russian revolution? The filmmakers visit his birthplace and talk to people who knew him.

"I Dream of Jeannie" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., Nickelodeon) -- Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, who wrote songs for the Monkees and had a brief performing career of their own, guest as the leaders of a rock group Jeannie conjures up to play at a NASA benefit.

Pub Date: 4/12/96

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