MPT has mostly Mozart and Clapton


The musical repertoire on Maryland Public Television is unusually broad tonight -- from Mozart to Clapton! -- while cable offers some history lessons, both fictionalized and factual.

* "Live From Lincoln Center: Mostly Mozart" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- Pianist Alicia de Larrocha played her first public concert in 1929, when she was just 6. Tonight she joins conductor Gerard Schwarz and the Mostly Mozart Orchestra, and violinist Gil Shaham, for the first concert of the annual New York series paying tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Stereo simulcast on radio station WBJC-FM (91.5). PBS.

* "Rapid Fire" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- The interest in this 1992 film is provided, sadly, by the late Brandon Lee, son of the late martial-arts movie star Bruce Lee. The young actor, who was killed while filming "The Crow" in 1993, plays a college student who witnesses a killing. Also starring Powers Boothe and Nick Mancuso. Fox.

* "Dateline NBC" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- In the first of two programs linked to a weeklong NBC News series on race relations, "Black, White and Angry," anchor Stone Philips and correspondent Len Cannon update the lives of a group of Brooklyn students first profiled 14 years ago when they were in elementary school. NBC.

* "Eric Clapton Unplugged" (11 p.m.-midnight, MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- The guitarist unlimbers for some acoustic classics as well as new songs.


* "Sergeant York" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., TNT) -- Howard Hawks directed this 1941 patriotic tale of a pacifist World War I hero to boost public morale at the onset of World War II. Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his portrayal. The film also boasts a cast of great character actors, including Walter Brennan, Ward Bond and Noah Beery Jr.

* "The American Legacy: The Nixon Interviews With David Frost" (9 p.m.-10:30 p.m., The Disney Channel) -- Three years after becoming the only U.S. president to resign from office, in the face of impeachment, Richard Nixon consented to being interviewed on camera by the British journalist. He talked for the first time about the Watergate scandal that brought him down -- and admitted only to a political miscalculation -- and also analyzed foreign policy, including America's conduct of the Vietnam War.

* "Roger Corman Presents: Sawbones" (9:35 p.m.-11 p.m., Showtime) -- Adam Baldwin portrays a failed medical student who still finds ways to commit surgery. With Nina Siemaszko and Barbara Carrera.

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