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WEEKEND TV

TV Warms Up for the Democrats

August 24, 1996|LEE HARRISSISUSAN KING

A repeat of a major miniseries, new documentaries, series and specials highlight the weekend's entertainment.

A&E encores its terrific Emmy-nominated miniseries "Pride and Prejudice," Sunday at 5 and 9 p.m., continuing Monday and Tuesday at 6 and 10 p.m. Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle star in this adaptation of Jane Austen's classic.

TBS presents "Biker Women," Sunday at 6 and 10 p.m., a documentary looking at the friendship that develops among four women who love their motorcycles and the open road when they travel from an annual biker fest in Sturgis, S.D., to California.

Premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. on the Disney Channel is "An African Love Story," starring Hume Cronyn and his late wife, Jessica Tandy. The documentary features footage from the couple's 1966 African safari and Cronyn's recent return to the continent with their daughter, Tandy.

The Disney Channel also unveils two new series on Sunday. "Amazing Animals," at 6 p.m., takes a single aspect of the animal world and explores that characteristic prevalent among the creatures.

"Audubon's Animal Adventures," at 6:30 p.m., examines endangered species and the human efforts behind the species' survival.

Showtime's latest series, "Women: Stories of Passion," kicks off tonight at 11:10. The erotic anthology series is written and directed by women.

The Democratic convention in Chicago, to begin Monday, is one of the topics of discussion on public affairs shows.

Public Affairs: TODAY: "Today," 6 a.m. (4)(36)(39). . . .

John Dickerson, Time; Kristen Kingsley, Young America's Foundation; Patrick Ellis, College Democrats of America on "Saturday Journal," 7 a.m. C-SPAN. . . .

Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.) on "Evans & Novak," 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN. . . .

Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell on "Capital Gang," 4 p.m., 10:30 p.m. CNN. . . .

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes on "Inside Politics Weekend," 4:30 p.m.; repeats 7:30 a.m. CNN. . . .

Reunion of the Chicago 7 on "Larry King Weekend," 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., CNN. . . .

SUNDAY: "Sunday Journal," 5 a.m. C-SPAN. . . .

"News Conference," 5:30 a.m. (4). . . .

"Sunday Today," 6 a.m. (4)(39)(36). . . .

Democratic convention and campaign discussed with Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley on "Meet the Press," 7 a.m. (4)(39)(36). . . .

"CBS News Sunday Morning," features the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention; jazz singer Kurt Elling; Museum of African Art exhibition "Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History," 7:30 a.m. (2); 8 a.m. (8). . . .

"Fox News Sunday" reports on the Democratic National Convention; guests include Henry Cisneros, 8 a.m. (11). . . .

"Face the Nation" discusses presidential politics and the convention with White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, Gov. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, 9 a.m. (2); 2:05 a.m. (8). . . .

"McLaughlin Group," topics are teen drug use, Clinton on FDA regulations of tobacco advertising, signing of minimum wage, health care, welfare bills, 9 a.m. (4); 10 a.m. (15). . . .

Vice President Al Gore is guest on "This Week With David Brinkley," 10 a.m. (7)(42); 3 p.m. (3)(10). . . .

"Late Edition," guest is senior White House advisor George Stephanopoulos, 2 p.m. CNN. . . .

Patricia Ireland, president of NOW, guests on "Both Sides With Jesse Jackson," 2:30 p.m. CNN. . . .

"Reliable Sources" reports on media coverage of political conventions, 3:30 p.m. CNN. . . .

"Capital Gang Sunday" is at the Democratic convention in Chicago, 4 p.m., repeats 1:30 a.m. CNN. . . .

"Crossfire Sunday," guests are Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), Haley Barbour, GOP national committee chairman, 4:30 p.m. CNN. . . .

"60 Minutes" is told by government official that the Department of Defense knew in 1991 there were chemical weapons in bunkers blown up by U.S. troops in Gulf War, 7 p.m. (2)(8).

Specials and Movies: Sinbad hosts the HBO special "Sinbad's Summer Jam," tonight at 10:30, featuring Natalie Cole, the Gap Band, Al Green, Kool and the Gang and Ziggy Marley.

Stefanie Powers, Robert Wagner and George Hamilton star in the latest "Hart to Hart" mystery thriller, "Till Death Do Us Hart," Sunday at 7 p.m., on Family Channel.

Sports: Wide World of Sports--Little League World Series Championship, today, 12:30 p.m. (7)(3)(10)(42). Golf--U.S. Amateur Championship, semifinals, today, 1 p.m. (4)(36)(39). U.S. Amateur Championship, Final, Sunday, 1 p.m. (4)(36)(39). NFL Preseason Football--Packers at Colts, today, 5 p.m. (11)(6); Chargers at St. Louis Rams, today, 11:35 p.m. (10). Tennis--Arthur Ashe Kids Day, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. (2)(8).

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

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