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Weekend Tv : Kcet, Koce Wind Up Funds Push

August 23, 1986

Hoping to get viewers to sing their praises to the tune of a financial contribution, public TV stations KCET Channel 28 and KOCE Channel 50 wind up their nine-day August fund-raising campaigns this weekend with a festival of music programs.

KCET is offering repeats today of "Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music" at 4 p.m., "G.I. Jive: A Salute to the Entertainers of World War II" at 6 p.m. (it also airs at 8 p.m. on Channel 15) and "Benny Goodman: Let's Dance" at 9 p.m.

KOCE, meanwhile, will broadcast "Fabian's Good Time Rock 'n' Roll" at 9:30 tonight, with the Coasters, Bo Diddley, Leslie Gore, Chubby Checker and others.

KCET will be back Sunday with repeats of "Irving Berlin's America" at noon, "The Music Man" at 1:30 p.m., "Benny Goodman: Let's Dance" at 5 p.m., "Gala of Stars 1986" at 7 p.m. (with Beverly Sills and the Vienna State Opera) and "Judy Garland: The Concert Years" at 10 p.m.

KOCE's musical contributions Sunday include "Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of American Music" at 4:30 p.m. and "Liberace in Las Vegas" at 6:30 p.m.

Here are other weekend programs.

TODAY: Teen-age unemployment is the subject of "Teen Talk," 8 a.m. (9). . . .

Heroic police officers are spotlighted on "Local Heroes II," 7:30 p.m. (7). . . .

KTLA repeats an "All-Star Tribute to Gen. Jimmy Doolittle," with Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, Shirley Jones, Johnny Carson, Charlton Heston and others, 8 p.m. (5). . . .

"Dark Mansions," the unsold pilot for a Gothic serial starring Joan Fontaine, Linda Purl and Michael York, screens at 9 p.m. (7)(3)(42).

The late singer Marty Robbins is feted in a two-hour music special with Roy Acuff, Brenda Lee, John Schneider, Minnie Pearl and others, 10 p.m. (9). . . .

Hal Holbrook is interviewed on "Up Front," 11:30 p.m. (2).

SUNDAY: "Sunday Morning" visits a children's museum in Boston and reports on the beneficial effects of forest fires, 8 a.m. (2)(8). . . .

In the wake of the shooting massacre in Edmond, Okla., this week, "Face the Nation" has invited a panel of prosecutors and criminologists to discuss the topic of mass murder in the United States, 9:30 a.m. (2)(8). . . .

"Meet the Press" looks at dissent in the Catholic church with Archbishop John P. Foley and the Rev. Charles E. Curran, former professor of theology at Catholic University of America, 9:30 a.m. (36)(39) and 10:30 a.m. (4). . . .

"Newsmakers" looks at the tax reform bill with John Murphy, a senior manager with the accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, 10 a.m. (2). . . .

Two people opposing the reconfirmation of State Supreme Court Chief Rose Bird and Associate Justices Joseph Grodin and Cruz Reynoso discuss their stand on "Channel 4 News Conference," 10 a.m. (4). . . .

"The McLaughlin Group" debates current affairs at 11 a.m. (4). . . .

Sen. Paula Hawkins (R-Fla.), Sen. Dennis DeConcini (D-Ariz.), Dr. Carlton Turner of the White House Drug Abuse Policy Office and others discuss the U.S. drug epidemic on "This Week With David Brinkley," 11:30 a.m. (7) (3)(10)(42). . . .

In a repeat broadcast, "60 Minutes" looks at the French Foreign Legion, profiles former Navy officer Grace Murray Hopper and reports on Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, 7 p.m. (2)(8). . . .

Robert Hardy has the title role in "Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years," an eight-part historical drama repeating on "Masterpiece Theatre," 8 p.m. (50)(24), 9 p.m. (15). . . .

"Motown on Showtime," a six-part series hosted by Stevie Wonder, debuts on the cable channel at 8 p.m. with a look at the Temptations and the Four Tops.

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