ABC's Stossel explores the 'Mystery of Happiness'

Today's TV

April 15, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Happy? Care to know why or why not? Check out ABC tonight.

"Almost Perfect" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Bonnie Franklin returns as Mike's mom -- and Kim (Nancy Travis) is still not a happy camper, as the two women wage a silent war over Mike's affections. CBS.

"Deadly Web" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Stalking hits the Internet, as Gigi Rice and Ed Marinaro join forces to find the nasty computer-type who's stalking her. Man, if TV is to be believed, just about everybody's stalking somebody. NBC.

"Murphy Brown" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- In a repeat, Murphy goes to court for a traffic ticket, where the hassles and indignities pile up. CBS.

"Breakthrough: The Changing Face of Science in America" (9 p.m.-10 p.m. and 10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- This series looks at minorities making a mark in the world of science. Two episodes tonight profile, respectively, biologists Wilfred Denetclaw Jr., Gladys Escalona and George Langford, who are studying how family and ethnic influences shape a person's career path, and Steve Grey, a Navajo trying to harness the wind to provide power for New Mexico Indian reservations. The series is narrated by Andre Braugher. PBS.

"The Mystery of Happiness" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Why are some people always happy when others would rather lose their right arm than crack a smile? What's so great about being happy, anyway? Why do we care? Reporter John Stossel struggles for some answers. Your watching this, one assumes, would make him very happy. ABC

Cable

Boston Marathon (11: 30 a.m.-3 p.m., HTS) -- Marathons may be great to compete in, but do you really want to watch 3 1/2 hours of people running?

"Remington Steele" (5 p.m.-6 p.m., repeats 8 a.m.-9 a.m. tomorrow, A&E) -- In the series pilot, Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist) opens a detective agency but, figuring no one would hire a female private eye, puts a man's name on the door. Everything works fine until a would-be jewel thief (Pierce Brosnan) figures out the ruse and decides to become Remington Steele. A wonderful series, with two appealing leads, crisp writing and enough old-movie references to please even the most ardent cinephile. When you speak of this, and you will, be kind

"Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., A&E) -- Just what was it the Hatfields and McCoys were feuding about all those years? Would you believe -- a hog?

"The Iceman's World" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., The Learning Channel) -- Just who was the Iceman -- that 5,000-year-old man found frozen in an Alpine glacier in 1991? What kind of world did he live in? And how did he die? A fascinating look at a human time capsule.

Pub Date: 4/15/96

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