Teens, real and imagined

Today's TV

March 01, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

With sweeps behind us, you can be sure March will be full of two things: reruns and new series. Tonight's emphasis is on the former.

"ABC's Wide World of Sports" (4: 30 p.m.-6 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- With Sugar Ray Leonard set to come out of retirement (again) tonight, "Wide World" looks back at two of his greatest fights: the 1981 bout against Thomas Hearns, when a TKO earned him the undisputed World Welterweight crown, and the 1987 brawl against Marvelous Marvin Hagler, when he won a split decision against the defending Middleweight champion. ABC.

"Choices and Changes" (7 p.m.-7: 30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Rhonda Overby is the host for this look at Baltimore teens struggling with issues regarding sex.

"Dangerous Minds" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Superteacher Louanne and the gang move to a new day. Tonight, Louanne and Gusmaro (Greg Serano) are car-jacked and a group of Buddhist monks speaks at the school about nonviolence. ABC.

"Early Edition" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- In this repeat from November, Peri Gilpin (Roz on "Frasier") guest stars as woman who shares a cab ride with Gus (Fisher Stevens), who spends the rest of the episode trying to use the information from the latest early edition to make a good impression. Meanwhile, Gary tries to stop a young girl from abandoning her baby. CBS.

"Boomerang" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Eddie Murphy is a guy who treats women pretty much as disposable commodities, until he meets one (Robin Givens) who treats him the same way. Of course, he falls in love with her. ABC.

"Profiler" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Ever wonder what happened to Kim Darby, the young woman who helped John Wayne win an Oscar for "True Grit"? This repeat from December should help answer that question, as she guest stars as a woman protesting the impending execution of a murderer. Could her protests have taken the form of bizarre murders? NBC.


"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (9: 40 p.m.-11: 25 p.m., Disney) -- There's so much to like in this film, it's tough to know where to start. The blend of animation and live action is seamless, Bob Hoskins is great as a down-on-his-luck private eye, and the idea of Toontown, where all the cartoon characters live, is inspired. Then, of course, there's Jessica Rabbit.

"Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., HBO) -- See if turning 75 finally earns Rodney some respect.

"'Private Parts' Premiere" (11 p.m.-midnight, E!) -- If you can't wait until Howard Stern's opus opens next Friday

Pub Date: 3/01/97

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