'Naked Truth' goes to NBC 'Murder One' winding up

Today's TV

January 16, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Tea Leoni and "The Naked Truth" return, this time on NBC. Celebrate at your leisure.

"Friends" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- The degeneration of Rachel and Ross' relationship continues. Sob. NBC.

"Diagnosis Murder" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Dr. Sloan's mentor, who disappeared some three decades back, turns up inside a hospital wall. It's up to the Doc to find out what happened. CBS.

"Murder One" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Poor Rickey Latrell, the basketball star on trial for murder: Turns out he's not the saint his image makes him out to be, turns out his wife has her own skeleton in the closet, and it turns out his agent may, in fact, be the bad guy. Tough case. (This also marks the death of "Murder One" in its current format. ABC wraps up the Latrell case with a two-hour movie next week, then the series leaves the air until April, when it will conclude its run with three two-hour movies about a serial murder case.) ABC.

"The Naked Truth" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Bounced from ABC (who sure could use the hit this show looked like it was going to be), Tea Leoni and her cohorts land at another network and undergo a few changes -- including the addition of George Wendt as the new editor (he used to run a meat market) who thinks Tea should give up photojournalism and try being an advice columnist. NBC.

"Turning Point" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In "Romania: What Happened to the Children?" Tom Jarriel reports on the 100,000-plus Romanian children still languishing in government-run orphanages there, a tragic remnant of the toppled Communist regime. Jarriel also visits some of the thousands of Romanian orphans adopted by families in this country, and learns that for many of the children, the emotional and physical scars (including some who suffered brain damage) have been slow to heal -- if they've healed at all. ABC.

"Bill T. Jones: Still/Here with Bill Moyers" (11 p.m.-midnight, MPT, Channels 22 and 67) -- Jones is a choreographer whose "Survival Workshop" asked people with life-threatening illnesses to express their feelings through dance and words (Jones himself is HIV positive). Here, he takes Moyers and his audience through the making of "Still/Here," a dance that incorporated those amateur efforts into a widely (though not completely) praised work performed for the past three years by Jones' dance company. The program was culled from 115 hours of taped material and includes Jones' response when Moyers asks him to do the same sort of introspective dance he'd been asking of others. PBS.

Cable

"Cronkite Remembers" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-2 a.m., Discovery) -- Uncle Walter ruminates on the start of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, McCarthyism and the show that would one day become his trademark, "You Are There."

"Rhoda" (10: 30 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 3: 30 a.m.-4 a.m. tomorrow, Nickelodeon) -- Robert Alda, Alan's dad, guest stars as Rhoda's father-in-law.

Pub Date: 1/16/97

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