Ellerbee has wisdom for kids

Today's TV

August 28, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

It's the highlight of the Democratic convention tonight, as the roll call of the states should finally reveal the party's nominee for president. Network coverage begins at 10 p.m. Oh, the suspense

"Seinfeld" (7: 30 p.m.-8 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Kramer invents a bra for men. So what would you call it?

"Ellen" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Who woulda thought Martha Stewart would be the best thing about a sitcom? Ellen decides to prove to everyone she can be host of a dinner party, then is mortified to find one of her guests is bringing Martha along. Stewart has a grand time poking fun at herself. ABC.

"Wings" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Brian (Steven Weber) takes Nantucket's sister-city thing to heart, when he seduces one of the members of the city's royal family. No, the name doesn't begin with a D. NBC.

"The John Larroquette Show" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Betty White playing the Gloria Swanson part in "Sunset Boulevard"? Larroquette as William Holden? Heck, this show even has cameos from Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty. NBC.

"Diagnosis Murder" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Tracy Nelson, daughter of Rick(y), turns up as a psychic who says she "saw" a murder. CBS.

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"Saturday Night Live" (noon-1 p.m., Comedy Central) -- One of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands ever, the Kinks, hits the stage. Plus, Buckwheat sings!

"Nick News Special Edition: Kids and Guns" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., Nickelodeon) -- Linda Ellerbee is the host for this special, which tries to hammer home one simple message: A gun is not a toy. Kids need to hear this message.

"American Justice" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., A&E) -- Bill Kurtis narrates this look back at the unpleasantness that surrounded the 1968 Democratic convention. Was it really 28 years ago? And you say there's still a Richard Daley in the Chicago mayor's office?

"Seven Wonders of the World" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., The Learning Channel) -- Can you name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? I could, and it never failed to impress the babes. Hint: Neither King Kong nor the Empire State Building are among them. Another hint: Two of them, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, are discussed here tonight.

"200 Motels" (2: 30 a.m.-4: 30 a.m., tomorrow, TNT) -- Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention hit the road as only they could, with help from Theodore Bikel, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon. Very strange.

Pub Date: 8/28/96

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