What's on TV ; SHOWS WORTH NOTING FOR Oct. 16 - 22
Lisa Leigh Parney, M. S. Mason, and Suman Bandrapalli, writers of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
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SATURDAY 10/16 Major League Baseball (Fox, 4-7 p.m.): Game 3 of the American League Championship Series comes to Fenway Park. New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens is expected to start against his former team, the Boston Red Sox, who will counter with MVP candidate Pedro Martinez. In Game 4 of the National League Championship, the New York Mets host the Atlanta Braves at 7:30 p.m. on NBC.
SUNDAY 10/17 Biography: Pablo Picasso (A&E, 8-10 p.m.): He was a phenomenon, and a bad boy, too. This two-hour portrait recalls the life of Picasso, a painter who influenced the course of Western art. He also cultivated his own legend, deliciously.
Silk Hope (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): In the small North Carolina town where she was raised, Frannie Vaughn (Farrah Fawcett) had a reputation for too many parties and too many men. When she returns home, she learns of her dear mother's death and her sister's intention to sell the family farm. Frannie transforms into a responsible lady in this sugary tale.
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (NBC, 9-11 p.m.): This biopic showcases the life of the Cleveland deejay, who coined the phrase rock 'n' roll and popularized the genre. Lots of '50s and '60s music.
MONDAY 10/18 A conversation with Gregory Peck (TCM, 8-10 p.m.): Produced by documentarian Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck, the actor's daughter, this engaging two-hour special looks at the career of the respected Oscar winner ("To Kill a Mockingbird"). …