Morgan choir celebrates a quarter-century in song

Today's TV

June 19, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

ABC tonight offers what may be the closest view yet of what it's like to live on death row.

"Morgan State Choir: A Silver Celebration" (8 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- This commemoration of 25 years under the guidance of director Nathan Carter concludes with a stirring rendition of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

"PrimeTime Live" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Cynthia McFadden follows death-row inmate Antonio James, convicted in 1979 of two murders in New Orleans, to the moment he was executed in March 1996 by lethal injection. ABC.

"Law & Order" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Larry Miller plays a man accused of killing his wife. Problem: He's been prosecuted before (on an earlier "Law & Order") on charges of killing another wife. NBC.

"Overland to America" (10: 30 p.m.-12: 30 a.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- A team of international explorers tries to drive from London to New York, via the frozen Bering Strait. There has got to be a batter way. PBS.

Cable

"The Flintstones" (1 p.m.-1: 30 p.m., Cartoon Network) -- Dino gets a crack at Hollyrock when he's chosen for a guest appearance on the "Sassie" TV show. Has the original purple dinosaur outgrown Bedrock?

"Cabin Boy" (4: 05 p.m.-5: 30 p.m., The Movie Channel) -- Chris Elliott, late of "Late Night with David Letterman," "Saturday Night Live" and Fox's "Get A Life," stars in this 1994 comedy about an Upper Class lad apprenticed on a sailing ship. Fairly lame, but notable for Letterman's cameo as a monkey-selling old sea dog.

"The Making of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' " (7 p.m.-7: 30 p.m.), "'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' Festival Parade" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m.) and " 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' Festival of Fun Musical Spectacular" (8 p.m.-8: 45 p.m., Disney) -- One RTC thing's for certain: No one knows how to make a splash better than the folks at Disney. With all this hoopla, you'd think Friday's opening of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was the second coming.

"Return to Mayberry" (8: 05-10: 05 p.m.), "30 Years of Andy: A Mayberry Reunion" (10: 05 p.m.-1: 05 a.m.) and "No Time for Sergeants" (1: 05 a.m.-3: 35 a.m., TBS) -- It's Andy Griffith night on TBS, beginning with a 1986 Mayberry reunion, moving on to a 1990 special where cast members share memories of their favorite episodes, then concluding with the 1958 movie comedy that first teamed Griffith and Don Knotts.

"Chasing the Dragon" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., Lifetime) -- Markie Post, venturing about as far from the public defender she played on "Night Court" as humanly possible, stars as a single mom who sees heroin to a way to relieve the stress. Boy, is she wrong.

Pub Date: 6/19/96

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