Tina Turner in concert a 'castle' in Baltimore

Today's TV

February 08, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

A local building makes good on A&E.

"The Firm" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Tom Cruise is a hot-shot young lawyer who's recruited by a prestigious Southern law firm. Problem is, the law firm is more than a little crooked, and it's up to young Tom to do what's right. Nicely done, with a good supporting turn from Holly Hunter as Cruise's mole. ABC.

"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- It's a sort of "Dr. Quinn's Greatest Hits," as Dr. Mike recounts some of her more memorable experiences for Colleen, who's writing a term paper. CBS.

"Cops" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Proving that impersonating Elvis is not all fun and games, the Boston area's finest tend to a group of would-be Kings injured in a parachute jump. Fox.

"The Pretender" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Jarrod, that man of a thousand occupations, joins the Navy, intent on ferreting out the truth about the death of a ship's engineer. Making matters worse, there's a security officer who has doubts about his credentials. (What's the matter, doesn't he know the words to "Anchors Aweigh"?) NBC.

"Early Edition" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Last week, Gary found out that his predecessor in prognostication knew about the JFK assassination in advance, but couldn't prevent it. Tonight, it's his turn to see about changing history. Lou Rawls guest-stars as a pawnbroker who helps him sort things out. CBS.

Cable

"America's Castles" (5 p.m.-6 p.m., A&E) -- Baltimore's own Evergreen House, nestled off Charles Street between the campuses of Loyola and Notre Dame colleges and owned by Johns Hopkins University, is among the mansions featured here.

"Tina Turner's Wildest Dreams" (8 p.m.-9: 35 p.m., Showtime) -- The woman who made Credence Clearwater Revival's version of "Proud Mary" seem tame rips through a a mix of standards and newer songs, culled from a November concert in Amsterdam.

"Remember WENN" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., AMC) -- Season two of this charmer about a World War II-era radio station in Pittsburgh ends with a new cliffhanger and the return of an old friend.

Pub Date: 2/08/97

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