ABC offers AIDS special

Today's TV

June 06, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Can't afford a trip to New York to check out what's hot on Broadway? Check out Letterman tonight

"Sex, Drugs and Consequences" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- This hourlong ABC news special reports on progress made in finding a cure for AIDS, as well as advances in coping with the psychological trauma caused by the disease. Included are interviews with children and adults struggling to cope with AIDS and the social stigma attached to it. Correspondents include Barbara Walters and actress Morgan Fairchild. ABC.

"Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Here's Part 2 of the big Super Bowl night extravaganza, as Julia Roberts falls for Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston spar over Jean Claude Van Damme and Marcel the Monkey stages a comeback. NBC.

"The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Actor Michael Chiklis and the gang are back in this year-old TV movie, as a death-row inmate seems willing to try anything to get the Commish to re-open his case. ABC.

"The Late Show with David Letterman" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 35 a.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- What's all the brouhaha about "Rent," the Tony Award-winning musical about a bunch of actors struggling to pay for their lodging in New York City? Maybe you'll get an idea tonight, as the cast of the musical is among Dave's scheduled guests. CBS.

Cable

"D-Day Heroes" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats 11 p.m.-midnight, The Learning Channel) -- Things did not go swimmingly for the Allies when they landed on Normandy Beach June 6, 1944. This hourlong show explains how Allied forces attacked several beaches simultaneously, with varying results.

"Shane" (8 p.m.-10: 35 p.m., TNT) -- Great story, good movie, wonderful cinematography (the Old West never looked so good). This tale of the unexpected stranger who comes into town, makes everything right, then leaves is an example of the sort of hero worship sadly out of fashion these days. Alan Ladd plays one of the shortest gunslingers ever.

"Deadly Dust" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Sci-Fi) -- For all their domination of the comic-book market, Marvel Comics' superheroes have never translated well to the movies -- certainly not on the level of "Superman" or "Batman," and barely on the level of even "Wonder Woman." This effort, with Nicholas Hammond as the Amazing Spider-Man, is no exception, as the web-slinger tries to recover an atomic bomb.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

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