`31 Days of Oscar' on TCM

Today's TV

March 01, 2001

Once again, it's time for "31 Days of Oscar" on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). Academy Award nominees and winners will be shown throughout March - a total of 346 films. Tonight's prime-time lineup begins at 8 p.m. with "Paper Moon" (1973), which made Tatum O'Neal a winner for her performance with real-life dad Ryan O'Neal. It's followed at 10 by 1943's "For Whom the Bell Tolls."

At a glance

"Gilmore Girls" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) - Lorelai's ex - and Rory's father - speeds back into town on his motorcycle. Rory's glad to see him, but how long will he stay? WB.

"Mystery: Trial By Fire" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) - Juliet Stevenson stars as prosecutor Helen West from the popular crime novels by Frances Fyfield. Helen and her significant other, Chief Superintendent Geoffrey Bailey (Jim Carter), have recently moved to a sedate London suburb only to face a shocking murder. Bailey thinks he has the case wrapped up, but Helen punches holes in the evidence and his ego, and then proceeds to track down the real killer. PBS.

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) - Grissom, Nick and Sara search for the attacker of a woman found barely alive with two bullets in her head. Meanwhile, Catherine and Warrick help the D.A. in a murder case involving two neighbors fighting over a motorcycle. CBS.

Cable

"Picnic" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., AMC) - William Holden and Kim Novak steam up the screen in this adaptation of William Inge's play about a drifter who arrives in a small Kansas town and causes the female inhabitants, including Rosalind Russell and Susan Strasberg, to act quite unlike themselves.

"Fargo" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., TBS) - The filmmaking Coen Brothers - currently back with "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" - hit the jackpot with this 1996 movie that has cult overtones but reached a much broader audience.

"Investigative Reports: Transgendered Revolution" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., A&E) - An uncensored look at America's transsexuals, including a female-to-male transsexual who works for the Tampa, Fla., sheriff's department and a Southern "good old boy" who plans a surgical sex change.

Compiled from wire reports by Sarah Kickler Kelber

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