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LOS ANGELES TIMES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1998 Fl 1 TODAY ON TV CHANNELS Orange County QKC8S(C8S)Q2 DKNBCNBC)04 HKTIA(WB05 HKABCIABCI07 tlKCALlnd09 nncnv(Fox)ii EKC0PIUPNI13 DDKSCI(lnd.18 EBKWHY(lnd.)22 Hi! KCET (PBS) 28 H0KMEXUni.)14 EQKTBNNI40 B3K0CEPBS50 (WKVFA(Tplel23 E3KDOC(lnd)56 ED KLCS (PBS) 17 03KRCA(lnd.)2O Mm Springs 36iKMIR(NBC04 I42KES0.1ABC7,25 Santa Barbara L3;KEYTABQ(J7 San Bernardino J4iKVCR(PBS24 Ventura County i6i; KADY (UPN) 16 Cable Services A&E39 AMC35 BET 57 BRV0 54 CNBC 31 COM 79 CSPN 29 CMAX 45 CNN 42 DSC 37 OISN53 El 63 ESPN 34 ESPN2 84 FAM47 FSW27 FX 89 H80 33 HIST 30 LIFE 46 MTV 48 NICK 38 SCI-Fi 87 SHOW 41 TBS 43 TLC 51 TMC58 TNN 49 TNT 52 USA 44 VH162 WGN55 Use numbers after call letters to set VCR Plus. Where there are two numbers, repeat the procedure. A indicates advertisement. Movie Ratings A CLASSIC FIRST RATE FLAWED: HAS MOMENTS DESPERATION TIME TV RATINGS ITVY) All Children (TVY7) Directed to Older Children (TVGI General Audience (TVPG) Parental Guidance ITV14) Parents Strongly Cautioned (TVMA) Mature Audiences Only (D) Suggestive Dialogue (L) Coarse Language IS) Sex (V) Violence MORNING 7:00 a.m. Fl KCBS News U KNBC i36 KMIR Today Author Francis Weaver; Titanic survivors. 33009 flKTLA Morning News 80931 UKABC 3 Km 42 KESQ Good Morning America Mary Higgins Clark; allergies; avoiding a tax audit. 82399 OKCAL Mummies Alive 48979 ED KTTV Good Day L A. 22931 E9 KCOP Marvel Superheroes 73776 EKWHY Business News 24 KVCR Introductory Geology BD KCET Barney ITVY) (Repeat) 91 738 BO KMEX jDespierta America! 779883 EE KTBN Rod Parsley 03 KOCE Government by Consent EBKVEA Lift-Off 53554 EH KDOC NewsJiNi Business News 17:20) BO KLCS Learning English E3KRCAlslade Jordan 63 KADY The Mask 66486 AMC Movie "The Harlem Globetrotters" (1951) Thomas Gomez. (1 hr. 30 min.) 365047 A&E The Equalizer CMAX Movie "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" 1 19571 Burt Lancaster. (2 hr. 2 min.) 52324825 CNBC Market Watch 55950 CSPN House of Representatives 3042573 DISN Aladdin (TVY) E! El News Daily 807028 ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 Cory Everson's Gotta Sweat FAM Bonanza (TVGI FSW Fox Sports News FX Trapper John, M.D.(TVPG-D) HBO Testament: The Bible in Animation (TVY7 HIST Charlemagne (TVGI UFE Everyday Workout (TVG) MTV MTV Jams (TVPGI NICK Rocko's Modern Life 971221 SCI-FI Land of the Giants (TVG) TBS Mama's Family TIC Salty's Lighthouse (TVY) TNN Crook & Chase (TVGI 606486 TNT Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (TVPG-V) USA Gargoyles (TVY7-FV) VH1 CardioVideo WGN Pinky & the Brain (TVY) 825399 7:30 a.m. flKCAl The Mask 27486 K3 KCOP Extreme Dinosaurs 52283 EE! KSCI Iran-Sima (Farsi) 381844 E3 KWHY Business News 24 KVCR Introductory Geology 83 KCET Storytime 96383 03 KTBN Marilyn Hickey S3 KOCE America Sews EBKVEA Hola Los Angeles 72689 03 KDOC Ohayo Salon ED KLCS Putting English to Work 63 KADY Sonic the Hedgehog 78221 DISN Timon & Pumbaa (TVY) E! Fashion File (TVPG) ESPN2 BodvShaping HBO Babar (TVY) UFE Denise Austin's Dairy Workout (TVG) NICK Doug SHOW Movie 'The Portrait of a Lady" 2hr. 24 min.) 38292912 (7:45) TBS Mama's Family TLC Skmnamarink TV(TVY) USA Gargoyles (TVY7-FV) WGN New BatmanSuperman (TVY7) 8:00 a.m. D KCBS This Morning Musicians Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. 66573 13 KCAL World of Tex Avery 48405 EH KCOP Extreme Ghostbusters 88047 EB KWHY Business News 24 KVCR Time to Grow B3 KCET The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (TVY) 20689 EE KTBN Kenneth Copeland ED KOCE Simply Painting Around the World: Ireland and Wales S3 KDOC Robert Tilton ED KLCS The Story of Read-Alee- Deed-Alee, The Story of Read-Alee- Deed-Alee8:15) 63 KADY Extreme Dinosaurs 71757 A&E Quincy(TVG) BET Jam Zone BRVO Bravo Profiles (TVPG) COM Dr. Katz (TVPGI DISN Goof Troop (TVY) E!0ne Day at a Time ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 Fitness Beach FAM Rescue 911 (TVPG) FSW Fox Sports News FX Eight Is Enough (TVG) HBO Movie "Bill Cosby: Himself" (1 hr. 44 min.) 4431863 UFE What Every Baby Knows (TVG) NICK Charlie Brown 766234 SCI-H Incredible Hulk (TVG) TBS Little House on the Prairie TLC Swamp Critters (TVY) TNN Dallas (TVPG-LS) TNT Spenser: For Hire USA Facts of Life (TVPG) VH1 Pop Up Video WGN Andy Griffith (TVGI 8:30 a.m. fl KCAL X-Men 47776 D3 KCOP Bananas in Pajamas & the Crayon Box 87318 DO KSCI Omd, Today's Physician m KWHY Business News 24 KVCR Time to Grow 53 KCET Arthur (TVY1 12660 EE KTBN Lifestyle Magazine 516991 S3 KOCE Theodore Tugboat 386825 SO KLCS Wishbone 32486 AMC Movie "The All-American" (1953)11 hr. 30 min.) 223221 CNN CNN & Company 609467 COM The Daily Show ITVPG1 1440641 DISN Adventures in Wonderland (TVY) E! One Day at a Time ESPN2 Kiana's Flex Appeal UFE Kids These Days (TVG) MTV Music Videos (TVPGI NICKRugrats TIC Swamp Critters (TVY) TMC Movie "When Time Expires" (1996) 72868955 (8:35) USA Facts of Life (TVPG) VH1 Women First WGN Andy Griffith (TVG) 9:00 a.m. D KCBS Guiding Light (TV14) 54365 1 3 KEYT Regis SKathie Lee 96641 D KNBC 36 KMIR Leeza (TVPG) IRS troubles. 94283 HKTLA Sally Jessy Raphael ITV14) Exposing shocking secrets. 34825 faKABC4ZKESQRerjis&KathieLee Dabney Coleman; Corbin Bernsen. 52221 BKCAL 63 KADY TheNewlwved Game IB KTTV Grace Under Fire CD KSCI I Can Do It! tS KWHY Business News &4 KVCR Wimzie's House (TVY) 56080 B3 KCET8amey& Friends (TVY) 77252 EE KTBN Dr. Cherry EE KHSC Totally Technibond S3 KOCE Instructional TV S3 KDOC Life in the Word S3 KLCS Teams A&E Northern Exposure (TVPG) BRVO Movie "Burnt by the Sun" (1994) 2 hr. 30 min.) 250757 CMAX Movie "Waterloo Bridge" 11940) Vivien Leigh. (1 hr. 49 mini 22276467(9:101 CNBC Power Lunch 64298 CNN Newsday COM Movie "The Experts" (1989) John Travolta. (2 hr ) 3471202 DSC Assignment Discovery (TVG) DISN The Little Mermaid (TVY) E! Kate&Allie ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 Karate FAM The Waltons (TVGI FSW2 Australian Rules Football FX The Collectibles Show (TVG) HIST The Real Wast (TVG) UFE Sisters (TVPG) NICK Little Bear 116955 SCI-H Twilight Zone TBS Matlock TLC Work in Progress (TVG) TNN Creative Living With Crafts (TVGI TNT Movie "Once Upon a Time in the West" (19691 Henry Fonda. (3 nr. 30 min.) 487283 USA Gimme a Break VH1 Crossroads WGN Geraldo Rivera (TVPG) 589347 9:30 a.m. f:l KCAL 63 KADY The Dating Game ID KTTV Grace Under Fire IB KCOP A Different World EB KWHY Business News 2 KVCR The Charlie Horse Music Pizza 91641 BD KCET Puzzle Place (TVY) 48573 EE KTBN Dean and Mary Brown S3 KLCS Math for Primary (9:45) CNN Burden of Proof 335370 DISN Winnie the Pooh (TVY) E! The Gossip Show (TVPG-D) 654863 HBO The Making Of: The Evening Star (TVPG) (9:45) NICK Blue's Clues SCI-H Monsters (TVPG) TNN Creative Living With Crafts (TVG) USA Perfect Strangers (TVG) -VH1 Music Videos 10:00 a.m. B KCBS The Price Is Right (TVG) El KNBC EXTRA (TVPG) 21 776 11 KTLA Little House on the Prairie U KABC i KEYT The View (TVPG) Drew Carey; Joyce Wadler discusses her battle with ovarian cancer. 94134 O KCAL Jerry Springer 16370 ED KTTV Andy Griffith (TVG) IB KCOP Dr. Quinn (TVPG-D) E3 KWHY Business News 24 KVCR Creative Living BD KCET Sesame Street 96347 EH KMEX Maite 36 KMIR Maury Povich (TVPG) EE KTBN Behind the Scenes; John Avanzini; Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (10:15) 42 KESQ Martha Stewart Living 85689 S3 KVEA Llovizna 61573 S3 KDOC Froozles 100592 S3 KLCS Challenge of the Unknown 63 KADY Jenny Jones (TVPG-L) 74405 AMC Movie "The Babe Ruth Story"(1948)2hr.)15513 A&E Law & Order (TVPG) CNN CNN Today DSC Home Matters (TVG) 958370 DISN Bear in the Big Blue House (TVY) E! Gianni Versace: The El True Hollywood Story (TVPG) ESPN Boat Racing ESPN2 NBA 2Night FAM The 700 Club FX Dynasty (TVPG-DS) HBO From the Earth to the Moon (TVPG) HIST Newsreels to Nightly News (TVG) UFE LA. Law NICK Richard Scarry 225554 SCI-H Night Gallery SHOW Movie "A Man for All Seasons" (1966) (2 hr.) 6501844 (10:15) TBS Movie "Matlock: The Thief" 1 1989) Andy Griffith. (2 hr.) 342660 TLC On the Inside (TVG) TMC Movie "Little Fauss and Big Halsy"(1970 56036196(10:10) TNN America's Country Hits (TVG) USA Wings (TVPG) VH1 Top 10 Countdown WGN News 10:30 a.m. KNBC Access Hollywood 45283 ED KTTV Andy Griffith (TVG) ES KWHY Business News; Health News (10:50) 34 KVCR Martha's Sewing Room EE KTBN Casey Treat I42 KESQ Gayle King 16486 S3 KDOC Headline News S3 KLCS American Frontier; Know It All (10:45) DISN Katie and Orbre (TVY) ESPNCheerleading ESPN2 NBAs Greatest Games NICK Muppet Babies SCI-H Ray Bradbury Theater (TVPG) TLC Great Country Inns (TVG) USA Wings (TVPGI 11:OOa.m. B KCBS The Young and the Restless (TV14I 30912 KNBC News 11 KTLA The Live Show (TVG) 89202 UKABC 3 KEYT Port Charles ITVPGI 30399 II KCAL Maury Povich (TVPGI 36134 DO KTTV I Love Lucy (TVGI EB KCOP Jenny Jones 61931 ES KWHY Business News; California Stocks(11:20 24 KVCR Keeping You in Stitches F3D KCET Storytime 50757 BD KMEX Aguietas de Color de Rosa (TVPG) 60863 36 KMIR The People's Court EE KTBN James Robison 42 KESQ Jeopardy I EE KHSC Take Care of Yourself W KVEA Cafe con Aroma deMujer 58009 S3 KDOC Southland Today S3 KLCS Kratts' Creatures (TVY) 87863 A&EMcCloud CMAX Movie "Dragonslayer" (1981111 hr. 49 min.) 703283 CNBC Street Signs CNN Taxing Times COM Soap (TVPG) DSC Lynette Jennings Housesmart (TVG) DISN Rescue Hangers 1 1 Vr ESPN2 Extreme Bloopers 1995 FX Picket Fences (TVPG-DV) HBO Movie "All I Want for Christmas" (1991) 427592 HIST The War Years (TVG) UFE thirtysomething NICK World of Dr Seuss 823950 SCI-H Swamp Thing (TVGI TLC INNtimate Escapes (TVG) USA Major Dad (TVGI VH1 1 00 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll WGN Empty Nest (TVPG-S) 11:30 a.m. !T KEYT News El KNBC News UKABC News Efl KTTV I Love Lucy (TVGI EC KSCI Taiwan News m KWHY Business News S24 KVCR Sew Creative With Donna Wilder S3 KCETTeletubbies (TVY) 51486 EE KTBN Benny Hmn 42 KESQ Port Charles (TVPG) 68776 S3 KDOC The Lucy Show (TVG) S3 KLCS French in Action BET Planet Groove BRVO Bravo Profiles ITVG) COM Tracey Ullman (TVPG) DISN Madeline (TVY) ESPN Big Ten Championships ESPN2 Sports Soccer UEFA Champions League. BV Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid CF. 74365028 FAM Carol Burnett and Friends (TVG) NICK Gullah Gullah Island 831979 SCI-H The Odyssey ITVG) TIC INNtimate Escapes (TVG) TMC Movie "Awakenings" 11990) 2 hr.) 48594047 1 1:55) USA Major Dad (TVGI WGN Empty Nest ITVPGI AFTERNOON Noon O KCBS News UKNBC 36 KMIR Another World (TV141 81573 H KTLA Hunter UKABC 3 KEYT 42 KESQ All My Children TV14 16283 BKCAL News EQ KTTV Beverly Hillbillies EB KCOP Montel Williams 96554 EE3 KSCI Mandarin Drama B3 KWHY Business News; High-Tech Report (12:201 24 KVCR Sew Many Quilts BD KCET Mister Rogers 23776 EE KTBN The 700 Club EE KHSC Sewing With Singer S3 KOCE Radio Collector S3 KVEA Movie "Tambien de Dolor SeCanta" (19501(1 hr. 30 min.) 84912 S3 KDOC Perry Mason (TVPG-V) S3 KLCS Real Science! AMC Movie "When Lovers Meet" (1946) Lucille Ball. 762383 CNN TalkBack Live 358221 COM Saturday Night Live (TV14) DSC Interior Motives (TVGI DISN The Little Mermaid (TVY E! Model (TVPG) ESPN America's Horse FAM Diagnosis Murder (TVPG) FSW FIT-TV FX Life Goes On (TVPG-D) HIST Charlemagne (TVG) UFE Almost Perfect (TVPG-D) NICK Little Bear 516711 SCI-H Lost in Space SHOW Movie "In the Presence of Mine Enemies" (19971(1 hr. 36 min.) 66624202(12:15) TBS FlintstoneslTVG) TLC A Wedding Story ITVG) TNN Crook & Chase (TVGI 282937 USA Baywatch (TVPG) VH1 FT-Fashion Television WGN Beauty and the Beast (TVPG-V) 12:30 p.m. D KCBS The Bold and the Beautiful (TV14) 77370 ED KTTV Beverly Hillbillies EB KWHY Business News. Show Biz Report12:50) 24 KVCR U.S. History Since 1877 E5D KCET Puizle Place (TVY) 59689 S3 KOCE At Garden's Gate S3 KLCS Newton's Apple BRVO Movie "Tango Bar" (1988)11 hr. 30 mini 400370 DISN Winnie the Pooh (TVY) E! Fashion Emergency (TVPG) ESPN Racehorse Digest HBO Movie "Footloose" (1984) Kevin Bacon. (1 hr. 47 min.) 412656 UFE Hope & Gloria (TVPG-DL) NICK Blue's Clues TBS FlintstoneslTVG) ' TIC A Wedding Story (TVGI TNT Twilight Zone VH1 Women First 1:00 p.m. fl KCBS As the World Turns (TV14) 72825 KNBC 36 KMIR Days of Our Lives (TV141 90221 HKTLA Blossom UKABC 3 KEYT 42 KESQ One Life to Live (TV141 25931 fl KCAL The People's Court EH KTTV Happy Days (TVGI EB KCOP Ricki Lake (TVPG) 17842 fS KWHY NewsClosing Bell Report 24 KVCR U.S. History Since 1877 F33 KCET Reading RainbowfTVY) 90009 B3 KMEX Leonela 17824 EE KTBN John Hagee EE KHSC Anything Goes S3 KOCE Simply Painting Around the World: Ireland and Wales S3 KDOC Gunsmoke (TVPG-V) S3 KLCS Reading Rainbow 25660 A&E The Equalizer CMAX Movie "The Chosen" (19811(1 hr. 48 min.) 5526844 CNBC Market Wrap CNN CNN Today COM The Daily Show (TVPG) 1370405 DSC Home Matters (TVGI DISN Jungle Cubs (TVY) E! E! News Daily 806399 ESPN In line Skating FAM Home and Family 420047 FSW Sports NFL Europe Football Barcelona at Frankfurt. 395405 FSW2 Sports Baseball Dodgers at Colorado. (Tape) 5271 1 5 FXSupercollectors(TVG UFE Night Court NICK Allegra's Window 970592 SCI-H Galactica 1980 (TVPGI TBS Super Looney Tunes (TVGI 590370 TLC Furniture to Go (TVGI TNN Dukes of Hazzard TNT In the Heat of the Night (TVPG-V) USA Movie "Tammy and the T- Rex" (19941 (2 hr.) 871757 VH1 Solid Gold WGN Beverly Hills, 90210 ITVPGI 1:30 p.m. B KTLA Charles in Charge ED KTTV Happy Days (TVGI EB KSCI Tea Time (Mandarin) 76318 ES KWHY Market Wrap-Up; Chart Watch (1:45) 24 KVCR All About Photography BDKCETTreMacSchrjdBusnVr141660 EE KTBN Rod Parsley S3 KOCE Graham Kerr S3 KVEA Movie "Pablo y Carolina" Pedro Infante. (1 hr. 30 mm.) 550912 S3 KLCS Return to the Magic Library; Animal Families 1:45) AMC Movie "The Cimarron Kid" (19521(1 hr. 30 min.) 640115 BET Rap City CNN Burden of Proof 345757 COM Dr Katz ITVPGI DISN Tale Spin (TVY) E! The Gossip Show (TVPG D) 657950 ESPN2 Sports Soccer UEFA Champions league. AS Monaco vs.Juventus FU.B9bb62831:4U FX Pet Department (TVG) LiFENiym Couii MTV Oaria (TVPGI NICK Rupert 798825 TBS California Dreams TVG TLCHometime ITVG) VH1 Music Videos 2:00 p.m. Fl KCBS Martha Stewart Living 2842 U KNUU Jt KrVtlit bunset Ueach (TVI4) 22405 HKTLA Bugs 'n' Ddfty (TVY) 9592 UKABC 3 'KEYT 42 KESQ General Hospital (TVPG 0) 48467 BKCAL News ED KTTV Bobby's World ITVY) 9202 EB KCOP Jenny Jones (TVPG-L) 28738 UUKSU Panda IV Urania EB KWHY You're on the Line 57573 !24 KVCR All About Photography 53 KCET Crossroads Cafe EQ KMEX Huracan (TV1 4) 45757 EE KTBN Praise the Lord SO KOCE Kaye's Quilting Friends S3 KDOC Bonanza (TVPG V) S3 KLCS Road. Write and Research A&E auincv (TVG) BRVO Fortunes of War (TVPG) CNN Inside Politics 465973 COMSoapliVPGI DSC Lynette Jennings Housesmart ITVG) DISN Donald's Quack Attack ITVYI E! Talk Soup (TVPG D) 589825 ESPN NBA Finals Films FX Hart to Hart (TVPG DV) HIST The Real Wust(IVG) UFE Movie "Alex: The Life of a Child" (1986) (2 hr ) 527399 MTV Road Rules ITVPGI NICK Muppet Babies SCI-H Six Million Dollar Man ITVG) SHOW Movie "The Three Faces of Eve" 1 1957) Joanne Woodward. (1 hr. 35 mm.) 258283 TBS Saved by the Bell (2:05) TLCHometime ITVG) TMC Movie "My Side of the Mountain" (19691 1840844 TNN ClubDar.ce (TVGI TNT Kudu Fu The Legend Continues (TVPGV) WGN Family Matters (TVG) 2:30 p.m. El KCBS Gayle King 931 B KTLA Captain Planet I TVY) 3283 ED KTTV Life With Louie (TVYI 5283 24 KVCR Sesame Street 798844 FJJ3 KCET Time to Grow S3 KOCE Glass With Vicki Payne S3 KLCS Musical Encounter ' 63 KADY 101 Dalmatians 9405 CMAX Movie "The Cable Guy" (19961 Jim Carrey. (1 hr 36 min.) 89279554(2:451 CNN Showbiz Today 718554 COM Kids in the Hall (TVPGI DISN Rescue Rangers (TVY) E! Model TV (TVPG) ESPN NBA Finals Films HBO Movie "Swing Kids" (19931(1 hr. 52 mini 646399 MTV The Real World (TVPG) NICK Looney Tunes ' TBS Saved by the Bell (2.35) TLC Home Sawy (TVG) WGN California Dreams (TVG) 3:00 p.m. fl KCBS Geraldo Rivera (TVPG) 5738 O KNBC: 3. KEYT 36 KMIR Rosie O'Donnell William Shatner; Tim Daly; Johnny Galecki.3134 B KTLA Bugs 'n' Daffy (TVY) 5399 UKABC 42 KESQ Opiah Winfrey (TVPG) Dick Clark 35844 B KCAL Judge Judy ITVG) ED KTTV BeeOeBorgs Mutallix (TVY) 5009 EBKCOPRoscanne, SKWHYContactoDirecto F23 KCET Wishbone ITVY) 78080 EE KHSC Clean It Up S3 KOCE Martha's Sewing Room S3 KVEA Ely Ella 91080 S3 KDOC Wild. Wild West SO KLCS The Now and Future Parent 63 KADY Quack Pack 4221 AMC Hollywood Backstage (TVG) A&E Northern Exposure ITVPGI BRVO Naked Classics (TVPGI CNBC The Edge 97202 CNNWorldView COM Saturday Night Live (TVPG) CSPN House of Representatives 210776 DSC Interior Motives (TVGI DISN Tale Spin (TVY) E! One Day at a Time ESPN Up Close 219301 FAM New Shop Til You Drop I IVG) FX vega$ (TVPG-DV) HIST Newsreels to Nightly News (TVG) MTV All-time Top 10 Videos (TVPG) NICK Charlie Brown 658573 SCI-H Quantum Leap (TVPG-DL) TBS Family Matters (TVGI 13:05) TLC The Renovation Guide TVG TNN Dukes of Hazzard TNT Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TVPGI USA Movie True Crime Kevin Dillon. (2 hr.) 261 757 WGN Saved by the Bell 3:30 p.m. B KTLA Animaniacs (TVY) 5028 BKCAL News ED KTTV Spider-Man (TVY71 7028 EB KCOP The Cosby Show 24 KVCR Arthur 75467 S3 KCET Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (TVY) 15009 S3 KOCE The Huggabug Club 498009 S3 KLCS Barney & Friends 421 15 63 KADY DuckTales 4950 AMC Movie "On Moonlight Bay" 1951(1 hr. 45 mm.) 8688825 BET 227 DISN Goof Troop (TVY) E! Kate & Allie ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 Inside Drag Racing FAM Shopping Spree (TVG) NICK Tiny Toon Adventures 388202 SHOW Movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961 1 Audrey Hepburn. (1 hr. 55 min.) 957283 TBS Family Matters (TVGI (3:351 TIC The Renovation Guide (TVGI TMC Movie "Basquiat" (19961 (1 hr. 50 min.l 16802283 (3:45) WGN Saved by the Bell 4:00 p.m. B KCBS Inside Edition 283 ;3 KEYT Mad About You (TVPG-D) D KNBC News B KTLA Pinky & the Brain ITVY) 7863 II KABC News BKCAL DuckTales 1467 ED KTTV Ninia Turtles: The Next Mutation (TVY7-FV) 9863 EB KCOP Montel Williams 23047 EB KSCI Harvest Time FJBKWHYChismes i24 KVCR Mister Rogers 87202 HD KCET Kratts' Creatures (TVY) 27844 EQ KMEX Cristina 21689 36 KMIR Access Hollywood 752863 42 KESQ Home Improvement EE KHSC Spotlight on Technibond S3 KOCE Book of Virtues 400844 S3 KVEA Sevcec 10115 S3 KDOC Cannon (TVPG-V) S3 KLCS Computer Animation Festival; John Marshall High School and Community News (4:15) S3KRCAACTV 63 KADYBreateHiOT)(Repeat)7347 A&E Law & Order (TVPG) BET Planet Groove BRVO Bravo Profiles ITVPGI CNBC Business Center Please see TV LOG, F12 Prime-Time TV Rankings McCaughey Septuplets Give ABC's 'Live' a Lift A story on the McCaughey septuplets helped ABC's "PrimeTime Live" deliver its biggest audience of the season last week, based on results issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. NBC's Thursday lineup accounted for the top five programs in an otherwise ho-hum week that saw viewing of all four major networks decline compared to the corresponding period a year ago. ABC's "The Practice" did score its highest rating since moving to Monday nights in January, and "The Ten Commandments," starring , Charlton Heston as Moses, remained a solid attraction Sunday despite its 19th telecast since 1973; in fact, ABC's stronger-than-usual performance probably contributed to a 30 ratings drop in viewership for the second voyage of HBO's much-ballyhooed Tom Hanks docudrama "From the Earth to the Moon." Some of the spring's unsung heroes, meanwhile, continue to be video-oriented "reality programs" such as CBS' "Candid Camera," ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" and Fox's recently added "World's Wildest Police Videos," which have all had a positive ratings impact. By corttfasr, most new sitcoms have struggled, and ABC's drama about athletes in training, "Push," looked like a 98 -pound weakling in its premiere. BRIAN LOWRY National Nielsen Viewership Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (April 6-12) as compiled by Nielsen Media Research. They are based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen estimates that there are 254 million potential U.S. viewers age 2 and older. Viewership is listed here in millions. Progrtm Network 1. ER NBC 2. Seinfeld NBC 3. Veronica's Closet NBC Friends NBC Just Shoot Me NBC PrimeTime Live ABC 60 Minutes CBS Touched by an Angel CBS The Drew Carey Show ABC Frasier NBC Datelirw NBC (Tue.) NBC 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. II. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 27. 26. 29. 30. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 53. 54. 55. 56. 5? 58. 59 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. "The Staircase" CBS Home Improvement ABC Dateline NBC (Mon.) NBC Two Guys, a GiriPlua Place ABC 2020 ABC "Ten Commandments" ABC AllyMcBeal FOX Everybody Loves Raymond CBS Oriarma&Gfeg ABC Candid Camera CBS Cosby CBS Walker, Texas Ranger CBS The Practice ABC 2020 Mon.) ABC "Nobody's Foot" NBC Wildest Police Videos FOX taw 4 Order NBC Laleline NBC Funniest Home Videos ABC "Wben Good Tunes Go Bad" FOX Chicago Hope CSS Spin City ABC Home Improvement (8 p.m.) ABC Nash Bridges CBS King or trie Hill KM 48 Hours CBS Kids Say Darndest Ihmgs CBS Something So Right ABC the Pretender NBC Early Editrai CBS Profiler NBC The X Files FOX JAG CBS Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman CBS Unsolved Mysteries CBS Diagnosis Murder CBS That's Ule ABC Public Eye. Bryant Gumbel CBS The Closer CBS The Nanny CBS "Rookie ol the Year" FOX NYPDBlue ABC Michael Hayes CBS 3rd Rock From the Sun NBC The Simpsons FOX Dateline NBC (Fn.) NBC Mad Aixxit You NBC Murphy Brown CBS Seinfeld (Tue.) NBC Working NBC Homicide: Life on the Street NBC For You Love NBC Suddenly Susan (8:30 p.m.) NBC Caroline m the City NBC 30.91 29.60 22.39 21,76 20.03 19.03 18.90 17.53 16.69 15.93 15.34 15.06 14.25 14.22 14.18 13.92 13.80 13.67 13.56 13.24 12.63 12.33 12.24 12.18 1209 12.09 11.99 11.76 11.72 11.66 11.66 11.62 1150 11.47 11.30 1124 10.98 10.85 10.84 10.67 10.60 10.57 10.50 10.40 10.39 10.33 10.23 10.16 10.10 10.06 10.04 10.04 10.00 9.99 9.98 9.95 9.80 9.73 9.69 963 9.62 9.55 9.52 9.32 9.29 k . 'v -'V v j Cable Top 10 Here aie Nielsen's top 10 cable programs in prime time last week, also ranked by total viewers (in millions). Charlton Heston Vie. Net Progiam art work 1. "Volcano" HBO 3.70 2. Wrestling (Mon., 8 p.m.) TNT 5.03 3. Wrestling (Mon., 10 p.m.) TNT 4 93 4. Wrestling (Mon. 10 p.m.) USA 485 5. WrestNdg Mon.. 9 p.m.) INT 4.77 8. WrestlmgTriuf 9:06 p.m.) TBS 4.75 7. Rugrats Passover Nick 4.72 8. Wrestling (Mon., 8:57 p.m.) USA 4.70 9. "From Earth to Moon" (Sun.) HBO 456 10. South Park COMC 3.89 Net- View-Program work ere 66. Boy Meets Watt ABC 9.23 67. America's Most Wanted FOX 9.19 68. Suddenly Susan NBC 9.16 69. "Public Eye: In Your Face" CBS 8.89 70. Frasier (Mon.) NBC 8.89 71. Sabhna, Teen. Witch (8 p.m.) ABC 8.85 72. Cops (8:30 p.m.) FOX 8 72 73. Getting Personal FOX 8.49 TV Censored Bloopers '98 NBC 8.49 75. Every. Loves Raymond (Wed). CBS 8.42 76. Gala at Ford's Theatre" ABC 7.76 77. ' World Figure Skating" ABC ' 7.65 NevisRadn NBC 7.65 79. Damon FOX 7.53 80. "Money Tram" FOX 7.29 81. Operation Dumbo Drop" NBC 7.21 82. Cops FOX 7.16 83. World's Funniest! FOX 7.05 84. People of the Century" CBS 6.84 85. Promised Land CBS 6.74 86. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction FOX 6.50 87. ABC News Saturday Night ABC 6.06 88. TV Censored Bloopers '98 (Fn.) NBC 6.01 89. Mrtennium FOX 5.90 90. 7thHeaten WB 5.66 91. Push ABC 5.56 92. 7th Heaven (9 p.m.) WB 4.41 93. Dawson's Creek WB 4.40 94. The Steve Harvey Show WB 4.32 95. The Wayans Bros. WB 4.24 96. Star Trek: Voyager UPN 4.22 97. Sister. Sister WB 4.17 98. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer WB 4.03 99. "QuincyJones:lst50Years" ABC 3.83 100. The Sentinel UPN 3.63 101. "Killers in the Water" UPN 3.41 102. Unhappily Ever After WB 3.35 103. In the House (Tue.) UPN 3.32 104. Smart Guy WB 3.30 105. The Jamie Fou Show WB 3.26 106. Sister. Sister (Sun.) ViB 2.83 107. "Danger in Oui Skies" UPN ' 2.82 108. Might Already WB 2.49 109. Malcolm 4 Eddie (Tue.) WB 2.48 110. Clueless UPN 2.27 111. The Parent Hood WB 2.17 Nick Freno: licensed Teacher WB 2. 1 7 113. Moesha UPN 2.08 Network Averages Here is the number of viewer s each network averaged per hour of prima lime, for last week and for the season. Last Week NBC 12.41 million CBS 11.52 ABC 10.70 FOX 9.18 WB 3.85 UPN 3.19 Season toJDate NBC 14.78 million CBS 14 35 ABC 12.51 FOX...' 10.66 WB 4.50 UPN 4.04 Southland Viewing Here are Nielsen's Top 10 prime-time programs In the Los Angeles area during the same week. The rankings are based on the number of households watching. Sta- House- Program lion holds 1. Seinfeld KNBC 1 2IZ2J4 2. ER KNBC 956.76 3. Friends KNBC 866 597 4. Veronica s Closet KNBC 8bl S8B 5. Fraiser KNBC 761.403 6. Just Shoot Mc KNBC 751385 7. AllyMcBeal KTTV 686.2b 8. Touched by an Angel KCBS 671.237 9. 60 Minutes KCBS 666.228 10. "Ten Commandments' KABC 636 171. RADIO TIPS FOR TODAY 6-6 p.m. Beneath tht Surface: "LA Programs to Fight Hunger and Homelessness," Part 2. KPFKFM 90.7. 5-7 p.m. Larry Mantle's Airtalk: Rich Cohen, author ol "Tough Jews: Fathers. Sons and Gangster Dreams" (5 5:30 p.m.), "Exploring Crop Space" (6 6:30 p.m.), KPCC-FM (80.3). 10 pm. -midnight San Francisco Symphony: Libor Pesek conducts Smetana ("Ma Vlast", Bartok (Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2, violinist Gil Shahaml. KKGO-FM (105.1). DRAMA-COMEDYFAMILY 9-9:30 p.m., 2-2:30 a.m. Gunsmoke: "The Executioner." KNX I070. MUSIC: CLASSICAL 10:45 a, m.-noon Masterpiece of the Day: Haydn (49th Symphony, Anal Oorati conducts Philharmonia Hungarica). KKGO-FM (105.1). 8- 10 p.m. Opera House: Verdi's "II Trova- lore," KCSN-FM (88.5). MUSIC: POP-COUNTRY-FOLK-JAZZ-ROCK-R&B 9- 1 1 a.m. Wink Martindale, standards, KGIL (1280), KGXL 11650). 9 a. m.-noon Morning Becomes Eclectic, ja, classical, folk. KCRW-FM (89.9). 10 a.m.-Noon-Global Village, KPFK FM (90.71. Noon-1 p.m. Old School Lunch Hour, urban oldies. KKBT-FM (92.3). Noon-1 p.m. All Request Lunchtime Jam, oldies, KRLA(lllO). 5-7 p.m. Gary Owens, show tunes, KGIL (1260), KGXL (1650. TALK, INTERVIEW 5-9 a.m. Imus in the Morning, KLAC (570). 5- 10 a.m. Jamie White, Frosty Stillwell & Frank Kramer, KYSR-FM (98.7). 6- 10 a.m.-Mark and Brian, KLOS-FM (95.5). 9-11 a.m.-Talk of the City, KPCC-FM (89.3). 9- 1 1 :45 a.m. Ronn Owens, KABC 790). 9 a.m.-noon Rush limbaugh, KFI (640). 11 a.m.-l p.m.Talk of the Nation, KPCC-FM (By 3). 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jonathon Brandmeier, KLSX-FM (97.1). Noon-1 p.m. Living Room, KPFK FM (90.). Noon-2 p.m. George Putnam's Talkback, KIEV 870. Noon-3 p.m. Dennis Prager, KABC (790). Noon-3 p.m. Dr. Laura Schlessinger, KFI (640). 1-2, 7-8 p.m.-Fresh Air, KPCC-FM (89.3). 3-7 p.m.-Urry Elder, KABC (790). 3-7 p.m.-Johnand Ken, KFI (640). 3- 7 p.m.-TomLeykis,KLSXFM (97.1). 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ray Briem, KIEV (870). 4- 5 p.m.-Marc Cooper, KPFKFM (90.7). 4-8 p.m. Duffy and Co.: Marilyn Meberg, author ol "I'd Rather Be Laughing" (7-8 p.m.), KKLA-FM (99.5). 7- 8 p.m.-Ventura Talk, KCLU-FM (88.3). 7-9 p.m.-Stephanie Miller, KABC (790). 7-10 p.m. Tim Conway Jr. & Doug Sleekier, KLSX-FM (97.1). 7-1 1 p.m. Phil Hendrie.KFI (640). 9 p.m.-midnight-Mr. KABC, KABC (790). 10- 11 p.m. Arts in Review, KPFK FM (90.7). 10 p.m.-midnight loveline, KRQQ FM (106.7). 10 p m.-l a.m.-Nasty Man, KLSX-FM (97.1). 1 1 p.m.-3 a.m. Tammy Bruce, KFI (640). Midnight-4 a.m.-Art Bell, KABC (790). ROSENBERG Continued from Fl Talk about your information glut. , In truth, this newspaper and others have pursued their own Seinfeld interviews. Far better that, arguably, than the spreading deluge of extraneous bilge. And it's this eruption of bad or trivial information, plus all of the little "news nuggets" that we're increasingly exposed to, that "Data Smog" addresses specifically. Shenk advocates that the government, in its role as consumer protector, get involved in reducing the information glut. That may be a little extreme for "Seinfeld" smog, not all of which is worthless. As part of its own drum roll, for example, KNBC-TV Channel 4 aired a somewhat interesting, if slight, story Tuesday morning speculating about the benefits of "product placement" in the final "Seinfeld"-that is to say, the profitability of having a commercial product (a breakfast cereal, for instance) showing up in the background during the special hour episode. On the other hand. . . . Am I the only one who has had it up to here with the continual dialogue about "Seinfeld" in print and on TV? It's the yada, yada that refuses to end (and yes, I know, this column adds to the buzz). If I, a fanatical devotee of the series, feel this way, imagine what non-fans of "Seinfeld" must be going through. Think of what it would be like, for example, hearing nonstop ' about "Wheel of Fortune." It's the times. From corporate megamergers to gorging on celebrities, this is the age of elaborate bigness. Yet there is something ironic about this enormity bursting from such a small screen. And burst it has, for the huge din over "Seinfeld" is merely an extension of what we've already seen and heard on TV on subjects ranging from Princess Diana and O.J. Simpson to Monica Lewinsky. Although none of the media is immune to excess, it's TV that makes the most noise with its movable herds of camera crews. They and their subjects are interchangeable. Who could distinguish between the media crowds stalking Lewinsky and grand jury witnesses in Washington with the hordes Hi " Sat : O ALICE S.HAU Jerry Seinfeld, left, and Michael Richards: Counting down the hours until The End is here. that recently rushed to the "Seinfeld" set for the show's final taping, in hopes of learning something of the secret concluding story line, about which there has been so much speculation? You could insert Lewinsky into this witless chaos and no one would know the difference. Hoping for cosmic ratings, NBC and "Seinfeld" have played this shrewdly by taking extraordinary precautions to keep the contents of the final script from snoops. Here's hoping they succeed. When you think of it, why all the media frenzy to break them down? This is media acting as mindlessly and automatically as sharks. "Most of us will just have to wait until next month," lamented a thwarted TV reporter staking out "Seinfeld" for the final taping. So? Why is it essential that we learn details of the script in advance? Count me as one who can wait. In fact, I don't want to know in advance, any more than I would the plot details of movies I plan to see. I'd rather encounter it fresh, and be surprised. Meanwhile, the official NBC Web site for "Seinfeld" features a clock counting the days, hours and seconds to the final episode. And I'm biting my lip and trying to avoid the smog.

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