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Mfume discusses growing up in Baltimore on 'Montel'

Is it my imagination, or does TV get more worked up about Halloween nowadays than the rest of the world does?

"The Montel Williams Show" (11 a.m.-noon, WMAR, Channel 2) -- NAACP head Kweisi Mfume joins Montel to discuss his experiences growing up in Baltimore, and both men talk with a group of troubled teens brought in from across the nation.

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"Bridging the Gap: Korean and African-American Relations" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In a live broadcast designed to heal divisions between the two groups, leaders from both communities discuss their differences and answer questions from the audience.

"Roseanne" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- In a Halloween episode that hearkens back to "Rosemary's Baby," Roseanne and Jackie find themselves at an absolutely fabulous Manhattan party, where the guests include those wacky gals from "Absolutely Fabulous," Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. ABC.

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"Mad About You" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Postponed from an earlier date: Paul and Jamie get ready to hear their baby's heartbeat for the first time, and Paul takes his dad back to their old neighborhood to reminisce for the big Buchman documentary. NBC.

"Goosebumps: Haunted Mask II" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- A 13-year-old thinks he's too old to trick-or-treat until he's led to this incredibly ugly mask. Fox.

"Home Improvement" (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- The older boys think they're too old to bother with Halloween (is this some sort of theme night?). And give up all that free candy? Boy, are they mistaken. ABC.

"The Uninvited" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Beau Bridges has his wife committed when she keeps insisting their house is haunted by twin ghosts, one of a father who killed his young son, the other of the murdered boy. Bad move: the Mrs. knows what she's talking about. Sharon Lawrence, of "NYPD Blue," plays the knowing and resourceful mom. CBS.

"The 1996 Clio Awards" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- An hour of the best commercials on TV are there really that many? You be the judge. Fox.

"NYPD Blue" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- A busy night for Simone (Jimmy Smits): Convinced the wrong man is doing time, he and Sipowicz reopen a case; someone's murdered in his tenement; he and Russell (Kim Delaney) keep working on their relationship. ABC.

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"Biography" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m.) and "Nightmare! The Birth of Victorian Horror" (9 p.m.-10 p.m., repeats 1 a.m.-2 a.m., A&E;) -- If Bram Stoker invented Dracula, everybody's favorite blood-sucking ghoul, Bela Lugosi perfected him; no matter how hard they try, no one will ever make a better Dracula. "Biography" looks at Lugosi, the great Hungarian actor whose life became so entwined with Dracula that he was buried in his cape, while "Nightmare" looks at Stoker, who never actually visited Transylvania but wrote one heck of a book about its most infamous native son.

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Pub Date: 10/29/96


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