February 25, 1996 |
Now here's a guarantee: Pizza Boy (Sunday, 4 p.m. Cartoon Network) must deliver his pizza in less than five minutes--to the Arctic Circle, no less. It's the week's "World Premiere Toon." For ages 2 and up. * National Geographic Explorer (Sunday 6 p.m. TBS) takes a look at Botswana's "Lions of Darkness," reports on the ancient craft of creating "Mr. Mummy" and visits the treacherous Ndoki forests in "Ndoki Adventure." Boyd Matsons hosts. For ages 6 and up.
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February 10, 1994 |
While the bright blue and white Metrolink trains blossomed with thousands of new passengers in the wake of the highway-buckling Northridge earthquake, an older commuter transit service connecting Santa Clarita and Los Angeles went dormant--to the frustration of its loyal riders. Prior to the Jan. 17 quake, Santa Clarita operated a commuter bus service into Los Angeles.
January 29, 2014 |
BAYONNE, N.J. -- At first he thought it was the fish. Maurice Weizmann, a Montreal businessman on a Royal Caribbean cruise with his wife, started vomiting on the second night of the 10-day voyage after eating dinner and watching a show on the ship Explorer of the Seas. His wife did too. Soon they learned the reality: They were only two of hundreds of passengers sickened by a yet-unidentified gastrointestinal illness that shortened their cruise by two days and created a floating sick bay on the high seas.
August 17, 2012 |
"Copper," which premieres Sunday night, is the first original drama from BBC America, a network that sometimes seems to be made entirely of "Top Gear" reruns. It is rather good. Co-created by Tom Fontana and executive produced by Barry Levinson, who earlier laid "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Oz" at our feet, with co-creator Will Rokos (who co-wrote "Monster's Ball"), it is a sort of Eastern western, set around the unruly, pestilent Five Points area of New York City in 1864 - the place and the time, or just after it, of Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York.
March 7, 2006 |
"Family" films are not strictly for the kids. A lot of adults love to watch old Disney films from their youth and rush to theaters, with kids or not, to see the newest animated film or the latest "Harry Potter" saga. Extras on some DVDs coming out today reflect their dual appeal for kids and adults.
August 6, 1998 |
Nick Nolte can afford to be picky about his roles. He can take chances with parts in "Mother Night" "Jefferson in Paris" and "Afterglow." He had become famous in 1976 with the hugely successful TV miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" (Nolte was the poor man, Peter Strauss the rich one). That won him an Emmy nomination--one of 23 for the miniseries--and a ticket to bigger things: eventually "North Dallas Forty," "48HRS." and "The Prince of Tides," which earned him an Oscar nomination.