Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

What's on TV TV Highlights for the Week of June 13-19. All Times Are Eastern; Check Local Listings

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

What's on TV TV Highlights for the Week of June 13-19. All Times Are Eastern; Check Local Listings

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Pick of The Week

THE FACE OF RUSSIA

Wednesday, June 17, 10-11 p.m. (PBS) SATURDAY 6/13 Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m.): A special episode pays homage to Phil Hartman by airing clips of the ex-cast member's funniest sketches and most memorable characters. On Tuesday and Wednesday, NewsRadio (NBC, 8:30-9 p.m.) honors the late Hartman by airing a two-part episode in which his character, Bill McNeal, takes over as news director. (TV-PG) SUNDAY 6/14 America's Great Parks (Discovery, 8-10 p.m.): Sitting in front of the TV for two hours sometimes might be the best way to plan a vacation. This engaging documentary treks through three of America's most popular vacation spots: the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. But this isn't picture-postcard stuff; it is more about their geological beginnings and complex ecosystems. Narrated by James Brolin. (TV-G) L.A. Lifeguards (TBS, 9-10 p.m.): Although "Baywatch" would have you believe otherwise, being a lifeguard is more than just looking good and running around on the beach. A group of 220 hopefuls swim in a bone-chilling race, and only the fastest 50 qualify for the Lifeguard Training Academy. Viewers also meet lifeguard Greg Bonnan, who turned his experience into the popular TV series "Baywatch." The one-hour show is breezy, but it sheds some light on what lifeguards go through. MONDAY 6/15 The X-Files Movie Special (Fox, 8-9 p.m. ): "X-Files" movie co- star Martin Landau hosts a preview for the movie's opening June 19. Segments include an examination of the TV series' devoted following, clips from the film, and interviews with stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. (TV-PG, V) TUESDAY 6/16 AFI'S 100 Years ... 100 Movies (CBS, 8-11 p.m.): Jodie Foster, Sally Field, and Richard Gere host this three-hour countdown of the 100 greatest American films, chosen by a panel assembled by the American Film Institute. …

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