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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO

Bunny rabbits hop onto cable's Family and ABC; humans who save animals on heroic 'Rescue' edition

April 12, 1998|LEE HARRIS | TIMES WRITER WRITER

The children on Kidsongs Television (KCET, Sunday at 7 a.m.) learn teamwork and perseverance in the episode "Harmonica," as they prepare to meet harmonica player Bobby Joe Holman. Kamran repairs cameraman Cody's zoom lens and Michael helps Lana learn more about the instruments. For ages 2 to 12.

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Peter Rabbit and friends keep busy on Easter Sunday on the Family Channel in five episodes of The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (Family Channel, Sunday at 9 a.m.). Benjamin Bunny starts things off by getting his cousin Peter in a lot of trouble when he suggests they pay a visit to Mr. McGregor's garden. For ages 2 to 8.

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Animals are again the center of attention on Animal Rescue (KCBS, Sunday at 10:30 a.m.) as the show, hosted by journalist Alex Paen, looks at various types of animal rescues and the people who help animals in distress. In one segment from Texas, firefighters save several puppies trapped in a burning house. In another segment from Southern California, rescuers help injured wild birds and other animals, including Siberian tigers. For the family.

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse and the gang join Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny when Regis Philbin and Ann Jillian host the 14th annual Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade from the Magic Kingdom (ABC, Sunday at 12:30 p.m.). Aside from the traditional parade down Main Street, the audience will be given a sneak preview of Disney's Animal Kingdom, which is scheduled to open soon. For the family.

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The Tiger Woods Story (Showtime, Sunday at 8 p.m.) takes a behind-the-scenes look at the golf phenomenon's private life and his family's struggles against racism. Based on a book by John Strege and aimed at a family audience, the story is directed by LeVar Burton and is centered around the 21-year-old Woods winning the Masters Golf Tournament in 1997. The story is told in a series of flashbacks as Woods tries to become the youngest player ever to capture the prestigious tournament. Keith David stars as Tiger's dad Earl, and Freda Foh Shen is his mother, Tida. For the family.

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