RFK memoir is moving tribute

Today's TV

June 06, 1998|By Chris Kaltenbach

Few politicians in modern memory have been mourned as steadfastly as Robert Kennedy, whose death 30 years ago todayconstituted one of the greatest wastes of the 20th century. "Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir" (8 p.m.-11 p.m. tomorrow, repeats midnight-3 a.m., Discovery) lets his associates,

campaign workers and family members explain why. The result is extraordinarily moving, especially his eldest daughter, Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who reads a letter her father wrote to her upon her uncle John's assassination.

Four years ago, "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City," with its nudity and frank talk of homosexuality, caused such a firestorm that PBS dropped plans for a sequel. "Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City" (9 p.m.-11: 30 p.m. tomorrow, Showtime) brings back much of the original cast (including Olympia Dukakis, Thomas Gibson and the wonderful Laura Linney, but regrettably not Chloe Webb), and the show is as racy as the original, but the effect's not the same. Watching "Tales" just doesn't seem the naughty pleasure it was in 1994.

Pub Date: 6/06/98

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