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'War Crimes,' Boxing and Olympic Trials on the Agenda

June 15, 1996|LEE HARRIS and SUSAN KING

Bill Kurtis is the host of "War Crimes: Five Days in Hell," a new A&E "Investigative Reports," airing tonight at 6 and 10, exploring what really happened in the genocide of more than 7,000 Muslims in July 1995.

Though two Bosnian Serb leaders, Radovan Karadzic and Gen. Ratko Mladic, stand accused of the crimes that took place during and after the capture of the safe haven of Srebenica, the men continue to have enormous influence in Serb-held Bosnia.

KCET-TV Channel 28 repeats "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires in the Silicon Valley," today at 7 p.m., a three-hour PBS documentary that looks at how self-professed "nerds" changed the world. Microsoft's Bill Gates and Paul Allen and Apple founder Steve Jobs are interviewed.

On the sports front, HBO presents undefeated Ray Jones Jr. (31-0) defending his super-middleweight title against Eric Lucas (18-2-2), the Canadian light-heavyweight champion who has moved down in weight class for the 12-round bout, tonight at 6:30. Following at 7:45 is a tape of the Julio Cesar Chavez-Oscar De La Hoya fight.

NBC offers U.S. Olympic trials in track and field from Atlanta, tonight at 8 on Channels 4 and 36. Tom Hammond hosts and Craig Masback, Dwight Stones and Carol Lewis provide analysis.

Here is other weekend programming.

Public Affairs: TODAY: Home beer-brewing; backyard toys and games; and an interview with prosecutor-turned-author Vincent Bugliosi, on "Today," 5 a.m. (4)(36). . . .

Rep. Richard Armey (R-Texas) discusses the Republican agenda in the House on "Evans & Novak," 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. . . .

"Capital Gang Saturday" revisits the GOP's abortion debate and looks at various congressional races, 4 and 10:30 p.m. CNN. . . .

"Inside Politics Weekend" reports on abortion and the GOP, 4:30 p.m. CNN. . . .

Actor Eddie Fisher guests on "Larry King Weekend," 6 and 11 p.m. CNN.

SUNDAY: Bruce Jenner and Christopher Reeve appear on "Sunday Today," 6 a.m. (4)(36). . . .

"Pacesetters" discusses the challenges of partnerships in the area of community development, 6 a.m. (5). . . .

"Meet the Press" features a discussion of tolerance and values with Ralph Reed of the Christian Coalition, Asst. Atty. General Deval Patrick, Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.) and William Bennett of Empower America, 7 a.m. (4)(36). . . .

"CBS News Sunday Morning" features the Russian elections and concentration-camp survivor Gerda Weissman Klein, 7:30 a.m. (2). . . .

"Fox News Sunday" looks at FBI files with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Rep. Steve Largent (R-Okla.), 8 a.m. (11). . . .

Newly elected Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) fields questions on "Face the Nation," 9 a.m. (2). . . .

The FBI files, church burnings and the Russian elections are topics for debate on "The McLaughlin Group," 9 a.m. (4). . . .

"Late Edition" looks at the Russian elections, 9 a.m. CNN. . . .

"Bob Navarro's Journal" examines overcrowded jails with Sheriff Sherman Block, 9:30 a.m. (2). . .

"Tony Brown's Journal" reports on issues in the black community, 9:30 a.m. (28). . . .

The Russian elections are discussed with Henry Kissinger and Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott on "This Week With David Brinkley," 10 a.m. (7); 11:30 a.m. (3)(42). . . .

Church burnings are the focus of "Both Sides With Jesse Jackson," 2:30 p.m. CNN. . . .

That's also a topic on "Reliable Sources," 3:30 p.m. CNN. . . .

"Crossfire Sunday" looks at Bob Dole vs. President Clinton, 4:30 p.m. CNN. . . .

"60 Minutes" reports on international adoption, E-mail privacy and school prayer in Mississippi, 7 p.m. (2).

Specials and Movies: The 1995 special "Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny" repeats tonight at 10 on Channels 4 and 36. . . . Aaron Norris, the younger brother of Chuck, stars as an L.A. cop in the thriller "Overkill," tonight at 10:30 on HBO.

Lifetime's "Intimate Portrait" looks at the life and death of actress Natalie Wood, Sunday at 9 p.m. . . . Ten-year-old Indiana Jones (Corey Carrier) and his dad (Lloyd Owen) travel to czarist Russia in the new adventure "Young Indiana Jones and Travels With Father," Sunday at 7 p.m. on the Family Channel.

Sports: Baseball: Dodgers at Braves, today at 10 a.m. (11); Sunday at 10 a.m. (5) TBS. Golf: U.S. Open, today and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (4)(36). Soccer: U.S. vs. Mexico, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (7).

For a complete list of sports events on TV, see Section C.

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