Facing and defying death

Today's TV

September 07, 1996|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

For a look at people you'll be glad you're not, check out cable tonight.

"Today" (7 a.m.-9 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Among today's segments: a look at single-sex schools, which are making something of a comeback as educators scramble for new ways to educate kids. New York state is opening three all-girls schools this fall. NBC.

"Second Noah" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Luis (Jeffrey Licon) starts telling people that Julio Iglesias is his dad. When the time comes to put up or shut up, Ricky and Roxanna (James Marsden and Erika Page) try to come to his rescue. ABC.

"3 Ninjas" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Three young dudes learn all kinds of martial arts and use them to put the hurt on a black-market weapons dealer. This 1992 film has so far spawned a pair of sequels. NBC.

"The Beatles Anthology, Part 3" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Big Business, mysticism and Yoko Ono enter the realm of pTC the Fab Four, a combination of influences that would soon bring about the group's end -- but not before a couple of great albums, including the White Album and "Abbey Road." Even though it's a small point, don't you wish they'd included Yoko's thoughts in this documentary? AB(eatles)C.

"Funniest Comedy Duos" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- ABC expatriate Jeff Foxworthy is host for this look at comedy duos who have made their mark on American entertainment, including Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy and Martin & Lewis. NBC.

Cable

"The Human Experience" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m., The Learning Channel) -- "Near Death" highlights people who have stared death in the face, yet lived to tell us about it. Watching this would serve as a nice lead-in to this next show

"Daredevils" (10 p.m.-midnight, repeats 2 a.m.-4 a.m., A&E) -- Want to spend two hours with people who make a living doing stupid things, like jumping a couple of dozen cars on a motorcycle, walking on a tightrope a few hundred feet in the air or walking on the wing of a speeding airplane? This, then, is the place for you. I wish they'd spent less time listening to these folks psych themselves up for the big event -- Robbie Knievel (son of Evel) milks the camera for all it's worth -- but the footage of them doing their death-defying stunts is still something to behold.

Pub Date: 9/07/96

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