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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO

The Holocaust hits home on '7th Heaven'; getting 'Goosebumps' in a big way; save trees, save a teen

April 19, 1998|LEE MARGULIES | TIMES TELEVISION EDITOR

Real Kids, Real Adventures (Discovery Channel, Sunday at 10:30 a.m.) highlights the heroic actions and adventures of children from across the United States and Canada. In the premiere, Alex Nichols, 11, of Colorado Springs, is trapped alone in a runaway hot air ballon after the pilot is swept out by a high wind. With less than two hours of fuel left, the learning-disabled boy has to be "talked" through complicated instructions over the radio. For ages 6 to 12.

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Based on a true story? Not likely--but the premise starts on familiar ground: Dabney Coleman plays a president of the United States with a teenage daughter (Elisabeth Harnois). Now, what would happen if a boy asked the young lady to a dance without knowing who her father was? Will Friedle finds out quickly when he arrives to pick her up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in My Date with the President's Daughter on "The Wonderful World of Disney" (ABC, Sunday at 7 p.m.). For the family.

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The redwood forests of Northern California are the backdrop for a coming-of-age movie about a 19-year-old nature lover, Heartwood (Family Channel, Sunday at 7 p.m.). Eddie Mills stars as the young man who takes up the fight to preserve the magnificent trees from a businessman threatening to cut them down. For ages 10 and up.

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7th Heaven tackles a tough issue this week with a repeat episode about the Holocaust and hatred (WB, Monday at 8 p.m.). As is the show's style, the theme plays out on several levels with the various children in the Camden household, but the principal focus is on the experiences of their neighbor, a Holocaust survivor played by Rita Zohar. For ages 7 and up.

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Ultimate Goosebumps serves up its first miniseries this week, and that's not the only new thing for young viewers: The three-parter is an original story, not based on an R.L. Stine book--so no one will know the ending in advance. The first episode (Fox, Saturday at 9 a.m.) is called "Squeal of Fortune" and is set in a toy-model town called Karlsville, where "your fondest dreams become your worst nightmares." For ages 7 to 14.

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Cam (Charlotte Sullivan) gets framed for shoplifting in a repeat episode of The New Ghostwriter Mysteries (CBS, Saturday at 8 a.m.). Her friends have to figure out a way to prove her innocence. For ages 7 to 12.

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