History channel features 'Great Ships' marathon

Today's TV

July 03, 1998

Wish you were celebrating the Fourth of July on the high seas? Well, here's the next best thing a 10-hour "The Great Ships" marathon (10 a.m.-8 p.m., History) that provides interesting observations about an array of seaworthy vessels -- from clippers and destroyers to aircraft carriers and ocean liners.

At a glance

"Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Our favorite sorceress gears up for frustration after buying a talking car from the other realm. Repeat. ABC.

"Family Matters" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WUSA, Channel 9) -- Sometimes a series will wind down in a way that, well, makes you wonder. Tonight, Laura (Kellie Williams) has a big decision to make when both Urkel and Stephan propose. CBS. (Pre-empted by Orioles baseball on WJZ, Channel 13.)

"Eye of the Stalker" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- A woman and daughter must act on their own when a deranged stalker escapes prosecution by remaining "just within the letter of the law." The 1995 made-for-TV movie stars Joanna Cassidy, Jere Burns and Brooke Langton. NBC.

"World of Wonder" (9: 30 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats 1: 30 a.m.-2 a.m., Discovery) -- Meet a real-life "Rocketman," an inventor who will strap a rocket on just about any vehicle. Also: the ultimate food fight with ripe tomatoes.


"Steel" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., Cinemax) -- Shaquille O'Neal stars in this 1997 action movie based on the comic-book character of a military metallurgist who uses his technological skills to fight crime.

"L.A. Detectives" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-2 a.m., A&E) -- Part of A&E's increased documentary emphasis, this new series follows police investigators around, "glimpsing not just the detectives' professional activities, but how they unwind, have fun and sometimes suffer from the effects of danger-related stress."

"Theme Parks a-Go-Go" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., E!) -- For the frivolous side of the Fourth of July (and the hot weeks to come), here's a whirlwind tour of amusement park rides from coast to coast.

"America's Five-Star Heroes" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-3 a.m., History) -- Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Omar Bradley, George Marshall and Chester Nimitz are profiled in this look at star-studded military leaders.

Pub Date: 7/03/98

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