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Today's TV

July 05, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Can the bikini really be celebrating its golden birthday? C'mon, seriously now.

"Dateline NBC" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Maria Shriver revisits Jill Bond, an 8-year-old girl returned to her mother last April even though the girl insisted she wanted to stay with her father. NBC.

"The X-Files" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- A team of archaeologists who unearthed a mysterious South American artifact begin disappearing one-by-one, just as the legend said they would. Fox.

"20/20" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Ever screamed at the guy who cut you off in traffic, maybe extended your middle finger at him? You may think twice after seeing Tom Jarriel's report on roadway violence, in which something as innocuous as driving too close to the car in front can lead to shootouts. One estimate says 1,500 people die every year because of simple traffic disputes that escalate into something deadly. ABC.

"Nash Bridges" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Don Johnson as Nash goes after a stolen anti-tank weapon. Meanwhile, guest star RuPaul plays -- surprise! -- a man in drag. CBS.


"The Twilight Zone" marathon (9 a.m.-6 a.m. tomorrow, Sci-Fi) -- This 40-hour marathon actually began with 19 hours yesterday, but hey you can still catch more than half of it. One thing about "The Twilight Zone": when it was good, it was great, but when it was bad (usually, for instance, when Rod Serling tried to be funny), it could be pretty awful. The high points make viewing the series well worth the effort plus, if a really bad episode comes on, you can break for lunch and come back for the next one.

"Hatari!" (1: 30 p.m.-4: 45 p.m., TNT) -- You may not recognize the movie, in which John Wayne heads up a band of game hunters gathering animals for zoos and the circus. But you'll definitely recognize the music: this is the film whose score gave the world the "Baby Elephant Walk."

"Secret Service of the Air" (8 p.m.-9: 15 p.m.), "Code of the Secret Service" (9: 15 p.m.-10: 30 p.m.), "Smashing the Money Ring" (10: 30 p.m.-11: 45 p.m.), "Murder in the Air" (11: 45 p.m.-12: 55 a.m.), "Sergeant Murphy" (12: 55 a.m.-2 a.m. tomorrow), "Accidents Will Happen" (3: 30 a.m.-4: 35 a.m. tomorrow) and "Hell's Kitchen" (4: 35 a.m.-6 a.m. tomorrow, TCM) -- From the days when he didn't have to worry about a Teleprompter or the Democratic response, here's proof that Ronald Reagan's movie career extended beyond "King's Row" and "Bedtime for Bonzo," as the future president plays a host of Secret Service men, FBI agents, Army types and other law enforcers.

"The 50th Anniversary of the Bikini" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., USA) -- Those teensy pieces of fabric that make grown men weak have been around a half century. Now there's a birthday worth celebrating!

Pub Date: 7/05/96

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