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What? No more Olympics? Medals? Tiny gymnasts? Speedy racers? Get over it.

"Battlefield" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., MPT, Channels 22, 67) -- The Battle of the Rhine, the World War II conflict in which the Allied forces liberated Nazi-held countries and captured Berlin, is chronicled, as are D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. PBS.

"Seinfeld" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- This is what happens when single people buy food at warehouses. They end up like Kramer, who has so many cans of Beeferino that he feeds some of it to a horse, with disastrous results. And there's also some unpleasantness over a loaf of rye bread in this funny repeat, which is part of an unusual Monday-night lineup of NBC's most successful comedies.

"Chicago Hope" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Dr. Austin (Christine Lahti) refuses to accept her Christian Scientist father's refusal of a bypass operation, so she asks Dr. Geiger (Mandy Patinkin) to perform the surgery anyway. CBS.

"The Late Show With David Letterman" (11: 35 p.m.-12: 37 a.m.) -- It's time to trot out the stars of this summer's Olympic Games. Tonight Dave is joined by four-time U.S. swimming gold medalist Amy Van Dyken. CBS.


"The Ark Of The Spirit" (8: 05 p.m.-9: 05 p.m., TBS) -- "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" star Avery Brooks is the host of this look at the 1996 National Black Arts Festival, which was held in Atlanta in June. Among those featured are singer-storyteller Abbey Lincoln, writer Maya Angelou and singer Odetta.

"Bringing Up Baby" (8 p.m.-9: 45 p.m., AMC) -- If you look up "screwball comedy" in a reference book, you'll probably find this Howard Hawks movie listed as a stellar example. Katharine Hepburn plays a silly socialite looking after a leopard that gets mixed up with one that has escaped from the zoo, while she gets mixed up with Cary Grant, wonderfully cast against type as a hapless, nerdy paleontologist. Frothy and funny.

"The Bellboy" (9 p.m.-10: 15 p.m., Disney) -- You saw a lot of Bob Costas during the Olympics. Now look closely at Jerry Lewis in this 1960 comedy. Eerie, isn't it?

Pub Date: 8/05/96

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