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LOS ANGELES TIMES WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2001 CHANNELS Los Angeles EB KVEA (Tele) 23 Orange County ED KDOC Ind 1 56 :BKCBSC8S)02 fflKJLA(lnd25 DKNBCINBOOI HD KLCS (Edu.) 17 BKTLAIWBIOS S3 KRCA (Ind ) 20 BKABCIABCI07 Palm Springs OKCAllnd)09 J6KMIR(NBC04 IB KTTV (Fox 11 42 KESQ (ABC) 7 IB KCOP (UPN) 13 25 IBKSCI(lnd18 c.m.r.a, ;KWHY(lnd.)22 BDKPXN (PAX) 30 Sa Bernardino BJKMEXIUnUU 2 KVCR PBSI 24 3 KTBN (Ind ) 40 Ventura County ;BD KOCE (PBSI 50 63 KADY (UPN) 16 Cable Services A&E 39 ESPN2 84 NICK 38 AMC 35 FAM 47 SCI-FI 87 BET 57 FNC 9) SHOW 41 BRV0 54 FSN 27 SUN0 36 CNBC 31 FSN2 59 trs COM 79 FX 89 Ipm ha CSPN 29 HBO 33 ?? CMAX 45 HIST 30 1. 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HAS MOMENTS DESPERATION TIME Morning 7:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. : El KCAL I Dream of Jeannie ; IB KCOP B3i KADY Pepper Ann i 03 KSCI Auto Show i EE KCET Arthur (TVY) (R 55821 ! ESI KPXN James Rcbison ! BD KTBN Lavetne and Edith Tripp ' BD KOCE Teletubbies 420289 : BO KLCS Cursive Handwriting, ; Phonics in Context (8:45) : AMC "Baby, the Rain Must Fall" '65 2hr 332005 i BET Peter Popoff : CMAX "Cat's Eye" "85IPG-13I 1hr33 9695376 ! DISN PB&J Otter (TVY) E! Fashion Emergency (TVG) ESPN2 Run for the Roses i FAM Kids From Room 402 (TVY7) ; FSN National Sports Report i FSN2 Southern California Sports j FX MASH (TVPG) : HGTV Smart Solutions i IFC Independent Focus ! LIFE Designing Women (TVPG D) NICK Rugrats 2081 73 ' SHOW "Message From : Space " 78 (PGI 1hr45 1571734 : TBS Cosby (TVGI , TCM "The Bells of St ! Mary's" '45 2hr06 4413753 i TLC NiNi's Treehouse (TVYI : TMC "A Man Called Sacge" '90 ' (PG-13) 1hr28 22964956 (8 45) USA My Two Dads 9:00 a.m. B KCBS Martha Stewart 12208 ! B KTLA Sally Jessy Raphael B KCBS The Early Show 78289 1 3 I KEYT Good Morning America 98043 a KNBC 36 KMIR Today 266550 H KTIA Morning News 1R821 B KABC 42! KESQ Good Morning America 10289 IB KTTV Good Day L A. 58463 SB KCOP 63 KADYBuz; tightyear of Star Command 71937 m KWHY El Desvan del Tio Ivan 24I KVCR World of Wildlife Si KCETZoboomafoo 11173 ED KPXN Employment Television EQ KMEX jOespierta America! m KTBN Rod Parsley S3 KOCE Real Orange 692579 OB KVEA Esta Manana m KDOC New Zoo Revue 218531 SI KJLA Shepherd's Chapel 3D KLCS Learning English m KRCA Nubeluz (TVYI 69173 A&E Christa McAuliffe: Teacher in Space (TVPGI BET Feed the Children CNBC Market Watch 64289 - CSPN Public Affairs DISN Rolie Pohe Olie (TVYI E! E' News Daily 579289 ESPN SportsCenter ESPN2 NBA Today FAM Mary-Kate & Ashley (TVYI FSN Southern California Sports Report 13531 FSN2 Gilad's Bodies in Motion FX MASH (TVPG) HBO "Iron Will" '94PG)1hr48 830821 HGTV Decorating With Style HIST The Real West (TVGI LIFE Denise Austin's Fit & Lite MSNBC MSNBC Live 1320395 NICK Doug 487753 SCI-H Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TVGI SUND "Six O'Clock News" '97 lhr43 35960666(7:05) TBS Little House on the Prairie TCM "Going Hollywood" '33 1hr20 8538145 TLCSkinnamarinkTV(TVY) TNT CHiPs (TVPG) VH1 Morning Mix (TVPGI 7:30 a.m. O KCAL Critter Gitters (TVG) IB KCOP 631 KADY Recess ! B KCAL ! ID KTTV Divorce Court (TVPG) . IB KCOP Maury (TVPG) 38208 ! 00 KSCI Kiss. Kiss. Kiss (Korean) ' m KWHY The Cosby Show i 24 KVCR Sesame Street 30260 ' EE KCET Barney (TVY) R) 56173 : 03 KTBN Or Cherry : BD KOCE Instructional TV : m KVEA Monica 49918 ED KDOC Life in the Word ' ESI KLCS Turn on to Algebra ; A&E L A Law ! BET BET com Countdown , BRVO St. Elsewhere : CNBC Power lunch 38376 : CNN CNN Live Today : DSC Assignment Discovery (TVG) j DISN PB&J Otter (TVY) ; E! Celebrity Homes ; ESPN Baseball Tonight ' ESPN2 Run for the Roses I FAM It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TVY) I FNC NewsAsman ! FSN The Last Word 58531 BD lttSte-Sima (Farsi) 86840 F Steves' Europe lord the Big Red Dog yn Hickey 8:30-10pemMcUine: music and interviews wnh members of Queen, KCBS-I'M (93.!).' 9- 9:30 p.m., 2-2:30 a.m. Dragnet: Sjt. Friday (Jack Webb) suspects foul play in the sudden illness of two Marines. KNX (1070). 10- 11 p.m. Arts In Review: director Kichard Schraier and student performer Megan Campbell of the Hamilion High School Magnet School of Music, KPEK-FM (90.7). 10 p.m. -midnight Chicago Symphony: Pierre Boulez conducts Stravinsky I "Symphonies for Wind Instruments," "Symphony of Psalms"), lanacek ("f.lagolilic Mass"). KMZT-FM (105.1). Drama-Comedy-Family 9:30-10 p.m., 2:30-3 a.m. The Whistler: A postcard leads to stolen money and a double cross (originally broadcast Dec. 19, 1948). KNX (1070). Classical 10-11 a.m. Morning Symphony Haydn iH8th Symphony. Austro-llungarian Haydn Orchestra). KCSN-FM 188,5). 2:10-3 p.m. Charles Andrews: Beethuven (Piano Concerto No. 1, pianist Christoph Kschenbach; Herbert von Karajan conducts Berlin Philharmonic), XUSC-FM (91.5). 8- 10 p.m. Evening Concert With lohn Mauceri: Mahler (2nd Symphony, Otto Klempcrer conducts Philharmonia Orchestra). KMZT-FM (105.1). Country-Folk-Jazz-Pop Noonl p.m. K-lazz Kale: "Dexnr Gordon," KIAZ (1260). XJAZ (540). Rock-Urban 8 10 p.m. Rhapsody in Black. R&8. ooo-wop. KPFK-FM (90.7). 10 p.m. -midnight Chocolate City, urban rhythm & soul. KCRW-FM iB9.9j. Midnight-1 2:30 a.m. Music From Your Own Back Yard. KROy-FM (106.7). News-Commentary 9- 9:05 a.m., 12:45-1 p.m., 7-7:05 p.m. Paul Harvey, KABC 17901 Noon l p.m. The World. KCRW-I M (89 9). Noon-1 p.m. Noon Business Hour. KFVV'B 9M). 3 m m TipsX TODAY ON TV SI KOCE Martha's Sewing Room S3 KDOC Japanese News BD KLCS Clifford the Big Red Dog O KRCA Chespirito BET Bill Winston DISN The Book of Pooh (TVY) E! Talk Soup (TVPG-D) 581024 ESPN2 Chicago Dog Show FAM Two of a Kind (1VG) FNC NewsQumn FSN National Sports Report FSN2 Yoga Zone FX MASH (TVPG) HGTV Room by Room LIFE Denise Austin's Daily Workout MTV MTV Jams (TVPGI NICK Hey Arnold! 466260 FSN2 National Sports Report FXNYPOBIueTV14-DLSV) HBO Dwarfs: Not a Fairy Tale (TVPG) 208208 HGTV Appraisal Fair HIST Weapons at War (TVG) IFC "El Mariachi" '92 (R 1hr21 129111 LIFE Golden Girls (TVPG-D) MTV Music Videos (TVPGI NICK Dora the Explorer 222753 SCI-H The Sentinel (TVPG) SUND 'The White Balloon" '95 Ihr25 761109 TBS Matlock TLC A Baby Story (TVPGI TNN WKRP in Cincinnati TNTER (TV14) USA Jesse (TVPGI VH1 Top 10 Countdown (TVPG) 9:30 a.m. B KCAL To Tell the Truth fl KTTV Divorce Court (TVPG) m KWHY Roseanne m KCET Between the Lions (TVY) (R 92463 ED KTBN Unfolding Majesty With Dean & Mary Brown BD KDOC Benny Hinn EE KLCS Here's How (9:45) BET AM at BET 969550 CNN Burden of Proof 580289 DISN Rolie Polie Olie (TVY) E! Mysteries & Scandals (TVPG-V) ESPN2 Run for the Roses FAM CBN Special Edition 148227 FSN2 Gilad's Bodies in Motion HGTV Appraise It! LIFE Golden Girls (TVPG-D) NICK Blue's Clues 968043 TIC A Baby Story (TVPG) TNN WKRP in Cincinnati USA Veronica's Closet (TVPG) I TIC NiNi's Treehouse (TVY) ! TMC "My Breakfast With Blassie" '83 Ihr 64445802 (7:35) i 8:00 a.m. I El KCAL Bewitched (TVG) ! IB KCOP 63 KADY Sabrina, the ' Animated Series 19024 ; 24i KVCR Nature (TVPGI ' m KCET Dragon Tales 66550 I ED KTBN Kenneth Copeland WS KOCE School of Fine Art S3 KDOC James Robison 536460 EB KJLA Hollywood Treasures SB KLCS Adventures From the Book of virtues 97482 10:00 a.m. HGTV TIPical Mary Ellen HIST Civil War Journal (TVG) LIFE Designing Women (TVPG-D) MTV Direct Effect (TVPG) NICK The Wild Thornberrys (TVY) SCI-FI Wonder Woman (TVGI TBS Mama's Family TLC Salty's Lighthouse (TVY) TNT Lois & Clark (TVPG) USA USAM News VH1 Top 20 Countdown (TVPG) B KCBS The Price Is Right (TVG) i 3 i KEYT Martha Stewart 77550 D KNBC Men Are From Mars. Women Are From Venus 75192 B KTLA Sally Jessy Raphael (TVPG) 37956 B KABC 42 KESQ The View (TV14) 22024 B KCAL Judge Mathis IB KTTV Power of Attorney (TVPGI DO KCOP Montel Williams 89956 m KWHY La Corte Familiar 24 KVCR Creative living m KCET Sesame Street 291 92 m KMEX Marta Susana 87598 03 KTBN Behind the Scenes S3 KVEA "Violencia Nocturna" R)1hr30 642647 EE KDOC Southland Today EB KJLA Pellcula EE KLCS Working Together: Interactions: Real Math. Real Careers (10:15) EB KRCA Cine A&E Murder. She Wrote BRVO "The Wanderers" '79 (R)2hr45 69986145 CMAXrV "Live Wire" '92 (R) 1hr25 61782573 110:05) CNN CNN Live Today COM The Daily Show 2940314 DSC Home Matters (TVG) DISN The Book of Pooh (TVY) E! The E! True Hollywood Story (TVPGI "Gia: Supermodel" 587208 ESPN Racehorse Digest ESPN2 In the Driver's Seat FAM The 700 Club FSN2 Yoga Zone FX Beverly Hills, 90210 (TVPGI HBO "28 Days" 00 (PG-13) 1hr43 302463 HGTV At the Auction HIST 20th Century (TVPG) LIFE Intimate Portrait (TVPGI "Donna Mills" 648802 NICK Bob the Builder 747647 SCI-FI Dark Shadows 3089821 SHOW "The Garden of Redemption" '97 (PG-13) 1nr35 84791799(10:15) TBS Hunter TIC A Dating Story (TVG) TMC "Eruption" '97(R)1hr32 38620840(10:25) TNN Newhart (TVG) TNTER (TV14-L) USA Wings (TVPG-D) VH1 Morning Mix (TVPG) 10:30 a.m. (IVb38260 B KABC! 3 KEYT 421 KESQ Live With Regis and Kelly 63956 Family Feud ED KTTV Power of Attorney (TVPGI 24I KVCR Martha's Sewing Room '361 KMIR Mad About You (TVPGI EE KTBN Casey Treat EE KDOC June Cain Miller EE KLCS World of Work ; 3 2-1 Classroom Contact (10:45) AMC "Chisum" "70 G) 2hr 908734 BET Videolmk COM Whose Line Is It Anyway7 DISN Out of the Box (TVY) ESPN America's Horse ESPN2 Mother's Car Show FNC NewsVester HGTV Collectible Treasures IFC IFC Short Film Showcase II NICK Franklin 228937 RADIO Radio Station Guide All stations AM unless otherwise noted MUSIC: ADULT CONTEMPORARY KBIG-FM . . 104 3 KIK-FM 94 3 KUT-FM ...92 7 KMIIFM...92 7 KOSI FM . . 103 S. KrSB FM . . .98 7 MUSIC: CLASSICAL KCPBrM . 911 KM2T-FM.. 105.1 KUSC-FM . 915 MUSIC: jAZZBIG BANDPOPSTANDARDS WW 1260 KLAC 570 KION-FM. . .88 1 I0WV FM . 94 7 UAZ 540 MUSIC: ROCK mm ...102 7 KL0S-FM ... 95 5 KNHS-FM .897 KROQ-FM .106 7 KSFC-FM...88 7 KUCI-FM . . .889 KXLUFM...889 MUSIC: ROCK OLDIES KC8S FM ..931 KCMG-FM . .92 3 KOU-FM ... 99 9 WtrH-FM 101 1 NEWS & TRAFFIC KFWB .... 980 KNX 1070 PUBLIC RADIO KCRWFM .89 9 KCSNFM . 88 5 KPCCFM. .893 KPFK-FM 90 7 MUSIC: URBAN CONTEMPORARY WUt-FM . . 102 3 KK8T-FM . . 100 3 KPWR-RV, 105 9 1-2 p.m. To the Point. KCRW-FM (89.9). 2 2:30 p.m. Marketplace. KCRW-FM 189.9): 2:30-3 and 6:30-7 p.m., KPCC FM 189.3). 2:30-3 p.m. The Politics of Culture, KCRW-FM (89.9). 2:30-3 p.m. Pacific News. KPFK-FM (90.7). 3-4 p.m. Fresh Air. culture. KCRW-FM (89.9); also. 10-11 p.m. KPCC FM (89.3). 3-6:30 p.m. All Things Considered. KPCC FM (89 3): also, 4-6:30 p.m.. KCRW-FM (89.9). 5 6 p.m. Beneath the Surface. KPFK-FM 90.71. 6 6:30 p.m. Evening Update. KCSN' I M XH V 6-7 p.m. Evening News. KPFK-FM iS0.7i ! SCI-FI Dark Shadows 5406821 ! SUND "The Woman Chaser" 99 1 hr 36 51 9227 TIC A Oating Story (TVG) TNN Newhart (TVGI USA The John Larroquette Show j 11:00 a.m. j B KCBS The Young and the Restless (TV14) 60260 !3i KEYT Port Charles 2395 D KNBC News B KTLA Judge Mills Lane B KABC News B KCAL Moral Court (TVPG) 1 ED KTTV Queen Latifah 57734 j IB KCOP Jenny Jones (TVPGI j 69192 I m KWHY "Cuatro a la Fuga" '92 i 2hr 104802 24 KVCR America Sews With Sue Hausmann m KCET Noddy (TVYI 37463 S3 KMEX Pobre Diabla 67734 36 KMIR News 03 KTBN James Robison AZ KESQ Montel Williams 23918 I EE KDOC Headline News i EE KLCS Using Maps. Globes. ; Graphs. Tables, Charts and Diagrams 1 163! KADY Unhappily Ever After i (TV14-DL) ; A&E Magnum, PI. i CNBC Street Signs j COM Don't Forget Your Toothbrush i CSPN Public Affairs j DSC Lynette Jennings Design DISN Bear in the Big Blue House El Victoria's Swimsuit Secrets (TVPGI 567444 ESPN Run for the Roses ESPN2 NBA Finals Films FAM It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TVY) FX Beverly Hills, 90210 (TVPG) i HGTV The Carol Duvall Show HIST True Action Adventures (TVGI ' LIFE Unsolved Mysteries (TVPG) MTV Music Videos (TVPG) NICK Dora the Explorer 703043 SCI-FI Intergalacticland TBS "Carbine Williams" j '52 (Colorized) 2hr 302024 ! TCM "High Society" '56 1hr47 3706956 TLC A Wedding Story (TVG) I TNN The Wonder Years (TVGI TNT "Rocky IV" '85 (PG) 2hr ; 926208 USA Martin (TVPG) VH1 Behind the Music (TV14) 11:30 a.m. 13! KEYT News B KTLA The Nanny (TVPG) B KABC Port Charles (TVPG) 90376 I EB KSCI Taiwan News 24: KVCR Quilt in a Day EE KCET Teletubbies (TVY) 38192 1 3ft KMIR Real TV EE KTBN Benny Hinn EE KVEA Noticiero I EE KLCS Big Changes, Big Choices 69024 ; BET 106 S Park: BET's Top 10 Live CMAX "Three Fugitives" '89 : (PG-13) 1hr36 6630531 COM Win Ben Stein's Money DISN PB&J Otter (TVY) ESPN Run for the Roses ESPN2 Soccer-UEFA Champions : League Valencia CF vs Leeds United AFC 15562173 ! FAM It's Itsy Busy Time (TVY) 705118 ' HGTV Simply Quilts HIST Great Blunders in History IFC Pretty as a Picture The Art of David Lynch 970173 ! NICK Little Bill 771444 TLC A Wedding Story (TVG) TNN The Wonder Years (TVG) USA Martin (TVPG) Afternoon Noon B KCBS Woman 2 Woman 69271 El KNBC Access Hollywood 39227 B KTLA Little House B KABC 3 KEYT All My Children (TVPG) 92208 B KCAL News ED KTTV Judge Hatchett (TVPGI EB KCOP Maury (TVG) 28260 EB KSCI Mandarin Drama 241 KVCR Stokes Birds at Home EE KCET Caillou (TVY) 76937 ffl KMEX La Revancha (TVPGI 361 KMIR The People's Court EE KTBN The 700 Club 42 KESQ News EE KVEA Cotorreando 46260 EE KDOC Ironside (TVPG-V) EB KJLA Aguay Chocolate 99376 EE KLCS In Focus ffl KRCA Noncias 63i KADY Bloomberg Television A&E Night Court CNN TalkBack Live 596840 COM Saturday Night Live (TVPGI Please see TV LOG F12 MUSIC: COUNTRY KFKG-FM...95 KZU-FM . . .93 9 RELIGIOUS KBRT 740 KFRN 1280 KFSGFM...963 WSMFM. .95 9 KKUFM...99 5 KLIX 1390 lOYM 1460 KWVt-FM .107 9 FAMILY KDIS 710 FOREIGN LANGUAGE: SPANISH KACO-FM .103 1 KBCD-FM KBUA-FM . 94 3 KBUE-FM MAX Fin . . 97 9 KLYY-FM . KKS 1510 KRCO FM KSCA-FM .1019 KSSE-FM. KVWZ-FM . . .96 7 KWKW ... ICRS 1090 1031 KAU 900 1055 KHI 930 107 1 KLVE-FM . 107 5 1039 WtT0-rM...983 .97 5 TNQ 1020 . 1330 KWRM .... 1370 FOREIGN LANGUAGE: OTHER KAZN 1300 KBLA 1580 UK. .1240 KIRN 670 KMRB .. 1430 KVMR .1480 KYMSFM 1063 KXMX . . 1190 TALK INTERVIEW KABC 790 KFI 640 KLSX-FM . . .97 t KPIS 830 KRLA 870 TALK: SPORTS KMPC....1540 KSPN 1110 KXTA 1150 6:30 7 p.m. California Focus: Local Flavor, KCSN-FM (88.5). Sports 4-7 p.m. Baseball: Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds, KXTA (1 150), KWKW 1 1330). 7-10 p.m. Baseball: Chicago White Sox at Angels. KMC (570), XPRS (1090). 7:30-10:30 p.m. Pro Hockey, NHL Playoffs: Colorado Avalanche at Kings. KSPN 11110). Talk-Interview 9-1 1 a.m. Larry Mantle's Airtalk. highlights repeated 7 9 p.m.. Kit ( IM (89.31. 9 a.m. noon Rush Limbaugh. KFI 1640) 9 a.m.-noon Drew Maiiani. KP1.S (830). Prime-Time TV Rankings 'Marshals' Has Fast Draw; '61' Hits Osp 'splash while "U.S. Marshals" exhibited some firepower by nabbing NBC's biggest movie audience since December in the first key Sunday showdown of the ratings sweeps, based on viewing estimates issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Still, the weekend's closest thing to a home run belonged to a network that doesn't need to worry about boosting ratings to impress advertisers. That would be pay channel HBO, whose baseball film "61," starring Barry Pepper as Roger Maris, averaged 4.6 million viewers Saturday, despite being available in less than a third of U.S. homes. CBS' live production of "On Golden Pond" with National Nielsen Vlewership Here are the rankings for national prime-time network television last week (April 23-29) as based on the average number of people who watched a program from start to finish. Nielsen U.S. viewers age 2 and older. Vlewership is listed here in millions. Not- Vtow- Program woik an 1. Survivor II CBS 26.89 2. ER NBC 25.41 3. CSI CBS 22.33 4. Millionaire (Sun.) ABC 18.66 5. Every. Loves Raymond CBS 17.19 6. The Practice ABC 16.89 7. The West Wing NBC 16.78 8. Fnends NBC 16.30 9. Millionaire (Tue.) ABC 16.19 10. Will & Grace NBC 15.90 11 Uw& Older NBC 15 7 12 Becker CBS 1534 13 Just Shoot Me NBC 1492 14. Malcolm in the Middle FOX 14 59 15 The Simpsons FOX 1441 16 NWOBkie ABC 14 17 17 me Weakest Unk NBC 1413 18 Millionaire (Huh I ABC 1396 19. Millionaire (Fn ) ABC 13 76 20 LawS Order SVU NBC 13 41 21. rtieDlstiict CBS 13 24 22. Dharma S Greij ABC 1311 23 CSI (Fit) CBS 12 96 24 US. Marshals" NBC 12 93 25 Third Watch NBC 12 58 26 60 Minutes CBS 12 46 27 Judging Amy CBS 12 39 28 My Wife 4 Kids (830 p m ) ABC 12 28 29 2020 (Fn) ABC 12 21 30 Touched by an Angel CBS 12 18 31 JAG CBS 12 08 32 "On Golden Pond" CBS 1182 33 The X Files FOX 1181 34 AllyMcBeal FOX 11 76 35 TreWeoerSho NBC 1174 36 What About Joan ABC 1133 48 Hours (MonJ CBS 1133 38 Bool Camp FOX 1115 39 Frasw NBC 11 12 40 FNovHtence NBC 1104 41 MyWifetKjds(8pm) ABC 1097 42. 60 Minutes II CBS 10 S3 43 Dateline NBC (Mon ) NBC 10 80 44 Walker reus Danger CBS 10 76 45. "Tarzan" ABC 10 59 46. Boston Public FOX 1038 47 The Drew Carey Sho ABC 1005 48 He Simpsons 7 30pm) FOX 10.03 49 King of Queens CBS 9 88 50 Yes. Dear CBS 963 51 Nash Dodges CBS 9 61 Tmt Whv T)r J VWV T T J lvl Television A study says its viewers have a greater need than others to feel superior. Well, so what? By FRAZIER MOORE ASSOCIATED PRESS With the end in sight for "Survivor: The Australian Outback," maybe it's time to take stock. After 14 installments (concluding on CBS Thursday at 8 p.m., when the million-dollar winner is anointed), just what has it all meant? What have viewers learned? Why have you stayed glued to this smash-mouth bivouac? Because you're status seekers, according to a new study by Steven Reiss, professor of psychology at Ohio State University. Reiss' research found "Survivor" viewers have a greater need than other people to feel superior. They are more likely to endorse statements such as "Prestige is important to me" and "I am impressed with designer clothes." Which, come to think of it, might be the very people snowed by big-time academic research. Are you? There's also been lots of beefing about "Survivor" from media cranks. They complain that the show, by pitting 16 contestants against one another in the wild for big money, rewards dog-eat-dog behavior. (As early outcast Kimmi Kappenberg learned, vegetarians are at a disadvantage.) And what about the commercialism! There's an official "Survivor" beer. An official charge card. An official department store. An official soda. An official running shoe. An official snack. It seems an episode of "Survivor" carries more product plugs than a race car. But so what? All the rapacity and shilling aside, "Survivor" has much to recommend it. And since we at the Associated Press TV Desk prefer accentuating the positive, we'd like to point out some reasons why "Survivor" is a swell Barry Pepper Net- Vtow- Program work en 52 Diagnose Murder CBS 9 57 53 48 Hours CBS 9.36 54 Dflteline NBC (Fi ) NBC 8 93 55 Dateline NBC due j NBC 8 86 56 Dark Angel FOX 8 77 57 That 70s Show FOX 8 73 58 Tilus FOX 851 59 ' WalkerBanger (8pm) CBS 8 49 60 Prmetime Thursday ABC 840 61 Once and Again ABC 836 62 Spin City ABC 826 63 America s Most Wanted FOX 8 21 64. That 70; Show II FOX 8 19 65 TheS(mpsons(7pm) FOX 803 66 Three Sisters NBC 800 67 Grounded for Ufe FOX 7 75 68 Fd NBC 7 66 69 Cops(8:30pm) FOX 7 42 70 "GoWeneye 1 NBC 7 02 71 Surviving Impact 4 FOX 6-69 72 World's Worst Drivers 3 FOX 667 73 "Meet Joe Black ABC 664 74 Police Videos FOX 6 58 75 Whose tine' (Ihur, 8 30) ABC 654 7th Heaven WB 6 54 77 In Style Celebrity Moms" NBC 6.48 78 Vanished UPN 647 79 "Contact" CBS 645 80 Cops FOX 610 81 Kiss Uy Ad' ABC 584 Ynn WhtrVi JLV f T vVkVll thing for viewers and contestants alike. Despite potential hazards in the harsh Outback, contestants enjoyed one distinct health advantage: no Mad Cow Disease! And since the contest was taped last fall, they were also spared an encounter with TV flops like "The Michael Kramer Show" and "The Trouble With Normal." Plus, they got a welcome respite from Big Mouth Billy Bass. Meanwhile, "Survivor" has been a weekly treat for viewers especially those with a special love for the didgeridoo. "Survivor" boasts Jeff Probst, the popular host who can say silly things with such an earnest face he ought to run for president, and who, even more to his credit, has dimples you could park a Pontiac Aztek in. The series has been full of useful information. For instance, viewers got a safety tip courtesy of contestant Michael Skupin, who, by negative example, reminded everyone not to inhale smoke from a campfire, then pass out and fall into the flames, flash-frying your hands. With its extensive merchandising efforts, "Survivor" has offered viewers gift ideas for every occasion. You can give VI IS tapes or DVDs of "Survivor's" first season. A "Survivor" board game. Official "Survivor" prepared snacks (cow brains, grubs and mangrove worms). The soundtrack album, with songs including "Back Stab-bers," "Another One Bites the Dust" and "I Will Survive." (Only one of these products is a phony.) The Outback was no tawdry "Temptation Island" with "Chains of I-ove." On the contrary, sexual abstinence has been a hallmark of "Survivor II." Sure, Lone Star lug Colby Donaldson and would-be actress Jerri Manthey seemed to strike sparks at first. But all that lovey-dovey talk about food (He: "Creamy peanut butter or crunchy?" She: "Crunchy!" He: "Gotta be Time-saving ideas Wednesday - Food section serves up fast ideas for family meals. And The Times saves you money, too, with an average of more than $80 in supermarket coupons every month. To With Power Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer fared considerably worse than a staging of "Fail Safe" last year. ABC's premiere of Disney's animated "Tar-zan" also swung off with only modest ratings but did yield the network's biggest "Wonderful World of Disney" audience in six weeks. "Survivor," meanwhile, took a surprising dip to its smallest audience for the second edition with Thursday's penultimate episode, though that was enough to surpass NBC's "Friends" by more than 10 million viewers. Barbara Walters' "2020" interview with Clinton pardon figure Denise Rich didn't generate significant tune-in, trailing "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in its Friday slot. BRIAN LOWRY compiled by Nielsen Media Research. They are estimates that there are 260 million potential IM- Vtw Program work on 82 WWF Smackdownl UPN 583 83 whose line? (Fn, 8 30 pro.) ABC 5 33 84 Whose tine? (Fit. 8pm) ABC 514 85 WrnseUne?(Ttw.8pm. ABC 492 86 Burly, the Vampire Slayer WB 4 73 87. Star Trek Voyager UPN 4 62 88 Angel WB 440 89 Dawson s Creek WB 4 15 90. The Lone Gunmen FOX 3.87 91 Roswea WB 383 92 'The FrUh Element" UPN 3 70 93 The Parkers UPN 355 94 Charmed WB 346 95 TheHughleys UPN 341 96 GUmore Girls WB 3.37 97 Girlmends UPN 330 98 Felicity WB 309 99 Moesha UPN 300 1O0 Special Unit 2 UPN 2 87 101. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch WB 2.70 102 Sabrma. Teen. Wltcfl (8 30) WB 2.42 The Steve Harvey Show WB 2 42 104. 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