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'Mary & Tim' reworks May-December romance on CBS; HBO's 'High Life'; tracking Nazis on TNT

November 03, 1996

Sunday

SPORTS--Football: Chargers at Colts, 10 a.m. (4) (36); Eagles at Cowboys, 10 a.m. (11); Chiefs at Vikings, 1 p.m. (4) (36); 49ers at Saints, 5 p.m. ESPN...Hockey: Avalanche at Mighty Ducks, 6 p.m. (9)...Basketball: Timberwolves at Lakers, 6:30 p.m. FSW.

"Survival of the Yellowstone Wolves":A look at the controversial reintroduction of wolves into the park, 6 and 10 p.m. TBS

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"The Lion King": The broadcast debut of the Disney animated feature follows the trials of young Simba, 7 p.m. (7) (3) (42).

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"The Simpsons": The second of back-to-back episodes opens the eighth season, with the family leaving Springfield because of Homer's new job, 8:30 p.m. (11).

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"3rd Rock From the Sun": The Solomons catch college football fever, guest star Mike Ditka, 8 p.m. (4) (36)

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"Biography": A two-hour special, "JFK: A Personal Story," leads off "Great Candidates Week," 9 p.m. A&E

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"Mary & Tim": Candace Bergen stars as a widow who falls in love with a mentally disabled gardener (Thomas McCarthy). Based on a Colleen McCullough novel, 9 p.m. (2)

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"To Brave Alaska": Alyssa Milano and Cameron Bancroft play a couple stranded in the Alaskan wilderness at the onset of winter, 9 p.m. (7) (43) (42)

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"Discovery Journal: The Reagan Legacy": The two-part documentary looks at the 40th president's policies of Reaganomics (tonight) and Star Wars defense (Monday),10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Discovery

Monday

"Just Like Dad": A 12-year-old boy "rents" a surrogate dad to gain popularity, 8:30 p.m. Disney

"Buried Secrets": Tiffani Amber-Thiessen plays a young woman who encounters the ghost of a teenager seeking to avenge her mother's death, 9 p.m. (4)

"Not Necessarily the Elections": A mini-marathon repeats Dennis Miller's four specials lampooning this year's campaign, 10 p.m. HBO

"Westminster Abbey": Author Alan Bennett looks at the history of the London landmark and how it reflects England's history and people, 9 p.m. (28)

Tuesday

Elections in the Movies: Preston Sturges' "The Great McGinty" (11 a.m.) and "Hail the Conquering Hero"(2:15 p.m.) bookend Bob Hope in "Louisiana Purchase" (12:30 p.m.). The documentary "D.C. Follies" repeats at 5, 9:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. AMC

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Election Night: Live coverage begins at 4 p.m. on the three major networks; CNN coverage begins with "Inside Politics" at 1 p.m.; C-Span presents affiliate simulcasts beginning at 5 p.m.

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"Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union": The "Biography" premiere examines how the 16th President's personal life affected his career accomplishments, 5 and 8 p.m.

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"Color Me Perfect": Michele Lee writes, direct and stars in a drama about a woman whose intelligence is improved by an experimental drug, 8 p.m. Lifetime

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"Politically Incorrect": Bill Maher hosts live two-hour election-night edition is the series' swan song on Comedy Central before it moves to late-night on ABC, 6 p.m. Comedy Central.

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"The Morrison Murders": The fact-based movie centers on a man's dilemma regarding his brother, a suspect in the murder of family members, 9 p.m. USA.

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"Autopsy 3: Voices from the Grave": Criminal cases are solved by forensic pathologists, 9:30 p.m. HBO.

Wednesday

"Soulmates": Interviews with wives of country superstars --Gregg (Mrs. Jeff) Foxworthy, Nancy (Mrs. George) Jones and Barbara (Mrs. Kix) Brooks, 5 and 9 p.m. TNN

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"Jack Lemmon": Shirley MacLaine hosts a look at the career of the acclaimed actor. 8 p.m. (28)

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"Ultimate Adventures: The Grand Canyon": Six first-time rafters experience the power of the Colorado River and the beauty of the Grand Canyon, 8 p.m. Family.

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"Waging Peace": Teenagers from war-torn countries meet in Venice, Italy for a conference with world leaders, 9 p.m. Disney.

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Thursday

"Nazi Hunters: Stalking Evil": Ben Kingsley narrates this chronicle of the hunt for Nazi war criminals who eluded capture after World War II, 5 and 8:30 p.m. TNT

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"Great Railway Journeys": American writer Henry Louis Gates Jr. introduces his daughters to their heritage on an African journey, 8 p.m. (28)

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"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine": Digital effects allow the DS9 crew to travel back in time to meet up with the original crew-- and the fury Tribbles, 8 p.m. (13)

Friday

"Fortune of War": Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompsom star in a seven-part miniseries as a newlywed English couple living in Buchares at the outbreak of World War II, 5 and 11 p.m. Bravo.

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"America's Great National Parks": The series of four profiles begins with Yellowstone, the first national park, dedicated in 1872, 9 p.m. (28)

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"Off Ramps: L.A. Stories": the documentary anthology series opens with "Shotgun Freeway," 10 p.m. (28)

Saturday

SPORTS-- Figure Skating: World professional Championships, 11 a.m. (4) (36) ...Football: Notre Dame at Boston College, 12:30 p.m. (2)...Golf: Senior Tour Championship, Third Round. 2:30 p.m. ESPN; Kapalua International, Third Round, (Tape) 4 p.m. (7) (3) (42)

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"The New America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back": The "electronic dragnet" series returns, again with John Walsh as host, 9 p.m. (11)

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"The High Life": This amusingly absurd new comedy series centers on the get-rich-quick scams of two small-time businessmen in 1950s Pittsburgh, 10 p.m. HBO.

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