Catch Fat Elvis on cable or 'Law & Order ' on NBC

Today's TV

August 16, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Elvis how that man could eat. Watch Cinemax tonight and be reminded.

"Unsolved Mysteries" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Segments include a survivor of the Oklahoma City bombing searching for the men who rescued him. NBC.

"Due South" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- A train carrying Fraser and a bunch of his fellow Mounties is hijacked, and it's Leslie Nielsen to the rescue. CBS.

"Law & Order" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- McCoy (Sam Waterston) argues that a man convicted of killing an undercover detective be sentenced to death. NBC.

"20/20" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- John Stossel looks at the case of Dan Palm, who was convicted of second-degree murder for killing John Harper, a 48-year-old ex-con who had been terrorizing the neighborhood. Many residents think Palm got a raw deal, saying he acted in self-defense and heavily implying Harper got what he deserved. ABC.


"The Burger and the King" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., Cinemax) -- If you are what you eat, then the King was certainly something. Heaven knows, he'd eat just about anything, including those peanut butter and banana sandwiches that have become a part of Graceland lore.

"Return of the Jedi" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., USA) -- The "Star Wars" trilogy concludes with good triumphant, Luke and his dad re-united and a guy who is really, really, really ugly getting his just reward. Plus, Princess Leia gets to give Jabba the Hutt the thrashing he deserves.

"How the West Was Won" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., TNT) -- Everybody who was anybody in 1962 Hollywood, and more than a few who weren't, massed together for this wide-screen paean to Manifest Destiny and America's push westward. Debbie Reynolds ties everything together as the daughter/wife/mother/grandmother whose family is consistently trying to tame the West and push ever closer to the Pacific. Spencer Tracy narrates, with a cast that includes Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Carroll Baker, George Peppard and tons of Western scenery. It even won Oscars for its screenplay, editing and sound.

"One Million Years B.C." (12: 45 a.m.-2: 45 a.m., TBS) -- Raquel Welch and a stone-age bikini star in this ode to when man and dinosaurs shared the Earth. You'll recognize Raquel's outfit: she and it became one of the biggest pin-ups of the '60s. It even played a key part in "The Shawshank Redemption."

Pub Date: 8/16/96

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