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Highlights Include Awards Shows and a Salute to Lloyd Webber

March 04, 1999|SUSAN KING | TIMES STAFF WRITER

The NAACP Image Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and a salute to composer Andrew Lloyd Webber are among the specials set for the weekend.

Mariah Carey and Blair Underwood host the 30th annual "NAACP Image Awards," tonight at 8 on Fox. Taped last month in Pasadena, the event recognizes positive black portrayals in the media. Tatyana Ali, Maya Angelou, James Brown, Isaac Hayes and Chris Tucker are among the presenters.

PBS' "Great Performances," tonight at 8 on KCET-TV, presents the all-star 50th birthday salute to composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, which was filmed nearly a year ago at London's Royal Albert Hall. Glenn Close, Elaine Paige and Kiri Te Kanawa are among the performers.

ABC's "Michelle Kwan Skates to Disney's Greatest Hits," Friday at 8 p.m. Oksana Baiul, Elvis Stojko and Ilia Kulik join the figure skater.

KCET-TV repeats the 1995 special "Bob Hope: Memories of World War II," Friday at 9 p.m.

"The Four Continents Championships," Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC, features figure skaters competing from 13 countries, including North America, Asia and Africa.

Cher, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder are set to appear on "The BRIT Awards '99," early Sunday at 2:35 a.m. on ABC. The BRIT Awards are the British equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

Leeza Gibbons hosts the new Arnold Shapiro documentary "The Truth About Hate," Sunday at 7 p.m. on KCOP.

Tom Hanks, Gwyneth Paltrow and Nick Nolte are among the nominees for the "Fifth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards," Sunday at 5 p.m. on TNT. Kirk Douglas is set to receive the Screen Actors Guild 1998 life achievement award.

Series

UPN puts "Legacy" on hiatus for seven weeks and brings back "America's Greatest Pets," Friday at 8 p.m.

Jimmy Wlcek and Marco Sanchez star in "Sons of Thunder," Saturday at 10 p.m. on CBS. The spinoff of "Walker, Texas Ranger" focuses on two Dallas private investigators. "Walker" star Chuck Norris will be making guest appearances.

Tracy gives birth to her baby on the special two-part season finale of Lifetime's "Oh Baby," Saturday at 8 p.m. The conclusion airs March 13.

FX premieres its new late-night series "Fast Food Films," Saturday at 11 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 a.m. The half-hour comedy takes three little-known films and shrinks them down to six-minute bits.

The Cartoon Network's "Boy Girl, Boy Girl" marathon, Sunday beginning at noon, features episodes of "Ed, Edd n Eddy" and "The Powerpuff Girls."

Movies

John Hurt stars in "The Commissioner," Saturday at 9 p.m., a Movie Channel thriller about a government official who uncovers a chemical company run by a Nazi war criminal.

Peter Strauss and Rachel Ward headline CBS' four-hour drama "Seasons of Love," Sunday at 9 p.m. Based on George Dell's "The Earth Abideth," the saga looks at 19th century American pioneer life through the eyes of a dynamic and driven man. The conclusion airs Tuesday.

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