JFK Jr. talks about JFK


A famous son talks about his even more famous father tonight on the History Channel.

"You Gotta See This!" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Daisy Fuentes is the host, as helmet cameras enable viewers to watch close-up as people surf the famed Banzai Pipeline, ride a bucking bronco, fly a stunt plane, spar with a world-champion boxer and ride a killer whale. And despite the title, you don't hafta watch it. ABC.

"A Friend's Betrayal" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- Sharon Lawrence plays a "hip New York designer" who's sleeping with her best friend's son. Apparently, this places stress on their friendship. NBC.

"Tombstone" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton and Sam Elliott save a southern Arizona town from a band of particularly nasty ruffians. A corral is somehow involved. Fox.

"The 1997 World Music Awards" (9 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi and Princess Stephanie of Monaco are the hosts of tonight's awards-program-du-jour, taped in April at Monaco's famed Sporting Club. Among the performers and their awards: Celine Dion (World's Overall Best-Selling Artist), the Bee Gees (Legend Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Music Industry), Gloria Estefan (World's Best-Selling Female Latin Artist), Lionel Richie (Legend Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Pop Industry), the Spice Girls (World's Best-Selling Female Newcomers) and Vanessa-Mae (World's Best-Selling Classical Artist). Seems as if few areas are being left uncovered, suggesting there's an award out there for everyone. ABC.


"Make Me Laugh" (6: 30 p.m.-7 p.m., Comedy Central) -- In a reprise of a game show that was popular in the '80s, contestants struggle not to laugh (they win money if they don't), as comics perform their funniest shticks. If memory serves, a memorable "Saturday Night Live" skit had comics trying to make Joan Baez smile, with little luck.

"The Odd Couple on Ice" (8: 30 p.m.-12: 30 a.m., Nickelodeon) -- Nick-at-Nite's five-night salute to "The Odd Couple," interspersed with ice skaters acting out famous moments from the series (hence the "On Ice" part), kicks off with "The Jury Story," in which Felix and Oscar first meet while serving on a jury. Of course, other episodes presented other scenarios for their first meeting, but let's not be sticklers for details.

"The Legacy of JFK: A Conversation With John F. Kennedy Jr." (9 p.m.-9: 30 p.m., repeats 11 p.m.-11: 30 p.m., 1 a.m.-1: 30 a.m. and 3 a.m.-3: 30 a.m., History) -- Steve Gillon, professor of history at Oxford University, interviews America's favorite first son about his father's legacy and impact on his own life. Other programs airing as part of an evening-long celebration of JFK's birthday are "History in the Making: JFK's 80th Birthday" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., repeats midnight-1 a.m.), which includes an interview with Ted Kennedy; "The Making of the President: 1960" (9: 30 p.m.-11 p.m., repeats 1: 30 a.m.-3 a.m.); and "Year by Year: 1963" (11: 30 p.m.-midnight, repeats 3: 30 a.m.-4 a.m.).

Pub Date: 6/02/97

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