Mania of a fine filmmaker

July 26, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

If neither the Olympics nor the Orioles interest you tonight, checkout the works of a pioneering Hollywood genius on Turner Classic Movies.

"Family Matters" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- The boys are terrorized by a house cat and some fruit in a repeat episode of a '90s version of "The Incredible Shrinking Man." ABC.

"Boy Meets World" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In a repeat, Eric tries to get an internship at a TV station while Shawn is determined to improve his image in the eyes of Dana, who doesn't see him as boyfriend material. ABC.

"Searching for God in America" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- The Dalai Lama, is interviewed in the concluding episode of this look at religion and the role it plays in the 1990s. PBS.

Cable

"Up Close" (6 p.m.-6: 30 p.m., ESPN) -- One of the most dominant Olympic figures of all time, swimmer Mark Spitz, is interviewed from Atlanta.

"The Man You Loved to Hate" (8 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., TCM), "Foolish Wives" (9: 30 p.m.-11: 30 p.m.), "Queen Kelly" (11: 30 p.m.-1: 30 a.m.) and "Greed" (1: 30 a.m.-4 a.m. tomorrow) -- "The Man You Loved to Hate" is a 1979 documentary about Erich Von Stroheim, one of the first of Hollywood's truly great (if egocentric and self-destructive) directors. Three of his films are presented as evidence.

Pub Date: 7/26/96

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