Mrs. Clinton stands by her man, again


On The Weekend Watch:

BETTER LATE THAN. . . -- CBS' "60 Minutes" got the scoop last week with its post-Super Bowl couple interview. But ABC's Sam Donaldson is scheduled to interview Hillary Clinton, wife of Arkansas Governor (and presidential hopeful) Bill Clinton, on tonight's "PrimeTime Live" (10 p.m., Channel 13). The piece will include footage of Mrs. Clinton campaigning this week in Colorado, in the wake of their assertion that marital difficulties -- unspecified in the "60 Minutes" interview -- are behind them.

AND THE ISSUES ARE. . . -- It will be interesting to see how the other candidates deal with the Clinton matter as PBS on Friday offers the second "Democratic Presidential Debates" (9 p.m., Maryland Public Television) as the New Hampshire primary looms. Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer moderate the discussion among the candidates, who are fewer by one since the first outing last month because of the departure of Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder.

GREAT SCOT! -- Scottish comedian Billy Connolly never quite fit in the final year of ABC's "Head of the Class" as the replacement teacher for the departed Howard Hesseman. But his work on cable has proven he is a funny, funny man. Hence we have a new vehicle, "Billy," premiering at 9:30 p.m. Friday (Channel 13). Mr. Connolly plays an illegal alien who needs to marry to stay in the states, and Marie Marshall is the unintended intended, a landlord with an illegal apartment.

TOGETHER AGAIN -- Friday's edition of "Hearts Are Wild" (10 p.m. Channel 13) has a cute reunion of former sitcom co-stars Bonnie Franklin and Pat Harrington. In the 1975-84 show "One Day at a Time," she was the divorced single mother and he was Schneider, the protective apartment superintendent. They are not the only guests from TV's past on "Hearts Are Wild" this week. Ricardo Montalban, who presided over "Fantasy Island," is also a guest in the show's Las Vegas hotel setting.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS -- ABC's "Perfect Strangers" makes room for "Billy" on Fridays by moving to a new night and time, Saturdays at 9 p.m. (Channel 13). This week, in one of the oldest sitcom scenarios going, Balki and Larry (Bronson Pinchot and Mark-Linn Baker) find themselves inadvertently bidding in an auction for an expensive bottle of rare wine. And note that "Who's the Boss" and "Growing Pains" also take up new times Saturday, at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., respectively.

LOCAL ANGLE -- The Baltimore region is used as a microcosm of the nation on Sunday in a CNN special, "The People's Agenda" nTC (at 9 p.m. on the all-news cable service). The show is intended to reflect citizen concerns in this presidential election year, and includes taped interviews with Baltimoreans from many walks of life.

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