'Comic Relief' eases sober tone of Veterans Day observations


Family-oriented movies with the Disney touch dominate the broadcast networks tonight, while Veterans Day gets some attention on cable -- including live coverage of today's Washington ceremonies involving President Clinton.

* "Million Man March" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Malik Yoba of Fox's "New York Undercover" is host of this retrospective on the October gathering of African-American men in D.C.

* "Outdoors Maryland: Autumn Special" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- A "best of" re-packaging of previously aired segments shows off the state wearing its fall colors.


* "Veterans Day Events" (11 a.m.-noon; 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m., C-SPAN) -- Live coverage of the traditional Washington observances include President Clinton's appearances at a wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery (11 a.m.) and the dedication of the future site of the World War II Memorial on the Mall (2 p.m.). The latter ceremony will also be repeated at 10 p.m. on the program "American Perspectives.

* "Sergeant York" (noon-3 p.m., TNT) -- Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady, shot down over Bosnia earlier this year, has a book out and is everywhere on TV. He relates his story as host of "Veterans Day Weekend '95," featuring 15 classic war movies. This one stars Gary Cooper as World War I hero Sergeant York.

* "First Blood" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., USA) -- Actually, it's also "First Rambo" as Sylvester Stallone introduced his morose action hero in this 1982 action film, with Richard Crenna and Brian Dennehy.

* "Comic Relief VII" (9 p.m.-2 a.m., HBO) -- So far, these annual comedy-thons, with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams, have raised more than $27 million to aid the homeless. As usual, HBO is authorizing local cable carriers to open the signal to all subscribers.

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