A dandy night of 'Doodle' 'Wind' and 'King' films

Today's TV

March 19, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF

Also in that section was an incorrect name for the subject of the film "Yankee Doodle Dandy." The correct name is George M. Cohan.

The Sun regrets the errors.

A trio of great movies dominates the airwaves tonight.

"NewsRadio" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Dave grapples with the problem of what to do when your upstairs neighbors are particularly noisy -- an especially nettlesome problem, one assumes, when you're a radio station. Also, here's a look at what can happen when you don't figure out a song's lyrics quite right. NBC.

"The Drew Carey Show" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Drew's former stalker moves in next door and begins emulating him. And Mimi gets herself a royal title. ABC.


"Feds" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Just when Resor (Adrian Pasdar) is about to make some serious headway in his case against a big tobacco company, he's framed for drug possession. An assistant D.A. tells the world the name of a leading mob informant, probably not a great idea. And a Russian ballet dancer is prosecuted for statutory rape. CBS.

"Star Trek: Voyager" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) -- Following instincts he never knew he had, Ensign Kim (Garrett Wang) steers the ship toward a planet inhabited exclusively by females -- who want him for you-know-what. One of the women is played by daytime actress Cari Shayne, of "General Hospital." UPN.

"The Pretender" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 2) -- If you're going to pretend you know how to do something, sky-diving doesn't seem like a very good choice. Me, I'd want to be darn sure I knew what I was doing. But that doesn't stop our man Jarod in this repeat from January, who pretends to be a skydiving instructor so he can get the skinny on the death of a survivalist. A mysterious old Native American helps him along. NBC.


"Gone With the Wind" (9 p.m.-2 a.m., TNT) -- Great film. If you've never seen it, do.

"Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., USA) -- Louganis, a four-time Olympic champion, has led a fascinating life, one that would make a good movie. Unfortunately, this isn't it. Mario Lopez, of "Saved by the Bell" fame, does a nice job as Louganis, who overcame the twin pressures of hiding his homosexuality and putting up with an arrogant, domineering father to become a world-class diver. His main problem seems to be a total lack of luck with men, from his dad to his lover, who raped him and then tried to blackmail him for more money. Also bothersome: merging actual sports footage with newly filmed reaction shots. The results just look silly.

"The King and I" (9: 15 p.m.-11: 30 p.m., Disney) -- Great film. If you've never seen it, do.

"Yankee Doodle Dandy" (12: 30 a.m.-2: 45 a.m., TCM) -- James Cagney has a grand old time playing Broadway legend James M. Cohan. He dances and sings and struts all over the place, earning himself one of the most well-deserved Best Actor Oscars in history. Great film. If you've never seen it, do.

Pub Date: 3/19/97

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