"Leap of Faith," airing at 9 tonight on Channels 2 and 8, is a cinch to raise a few eyebrows within the American Medical Assn., based as it is on the true story of Debby Franke Ogg. Ogg's successful battle against lymphatic cancer included two years of acupuncture, macrobiotics, meditation, exercise, guided imagery and visualization techniques.
Luminous beauty Anne Archer (the good wife in "Fatal Attraction") and Sam Neill ("Reilly: Ace of Spies") are Debby and Oscar Ogg, the upscale, loving newlyweds who refuse to accept a diagnosis of incurable cancer as the final word.
With Oscar's untiring support and seemingly limitless funds, Debby begins to explore what one doctor calls "supermarket tabloid cures." She uses "guided imagery"--a way, some believe, to activate one's own immune system by mentally picturing the destruction of a disease.
Debby's tumor vanishes, to the amazement of her kindly doctor (Michael Constantine) and she is able to lead a normal life--even becoming a mother.