Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

What's On

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

What's On

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TV highlights for the week of Jan. 19-25. All times are Eastern; check local listings. Ratings are listed for shows when available (see explanation box below).

SUNDAY - 1/19

Absolutely Fabulous Marathon (Comedy Central, 12 noon-8 p.m.): The best of the "Britcom" (voted on by viewers) is shown as a preview to a new movie (actually two longish episodes strung together). Alas, the plot is so thin and the crudity so thick that "The Last Shout" (starting at 8 p.m.) ends up more like a last gasp. Last Stand at Saber River (TNT, 8-10 p.m.): The western genre usually requires a large screen to fully capture its epic struggles and sweeping landscapes. But "Last Stand at Saber River," written by Elmore Leonard, is a small-screen treat that stars Tom Selleck as an ex-Confederate soldier anxious to put the war behind him and Suzy Amis as perhaps the toughest schoolmarm ever to make her home on the range. Golden Globe Awards (NBC, 8-11 p.m.): Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, these awards are often a good gauge of what will win Oscars. Television programs are honored as well as films during the live event. Dustin Hoffman is scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award. (TV-PG) Presidential Inaugural Gala (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): On the eve of his second term, President Clinton and his family celebrate with music and celebrity guests, including Aretha Franklin, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Stevie Wonder, Candice Bergen, Whoopi Goldberg, and Trisha Yearwood. (TV-G) MONDAY - 1/20 Presidential Inauguration (C-SPAN, 10:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; ABC, CBS, PBS, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; FNC, MSNBC, NBC, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; CNN, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.): Controversy is put aside for a day as Clinton and Vice President Gore are sworn in for a second term. Chief Justice William Rehnquist gives Clinton the oath at noon, with the presidential address to follow. TUESDAY - 1/21 Sense and Sensibility (HBO, 8-10 p.m.): Emma Thompson picked up an Oscar for her brilliant screenplay of Jane Austen's first novel about two wildly different sisters - not bad for the actress's first crack at screenwriting. Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, and Alan Rickman also star. …

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