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A&E Listings

Here are listings for A&E Biography (and other prime-time evening programs), and here's a link for A&E Biography videos.
A&E provides listings on the 1st (times are EST/Pacific Time):

A&E Primetime Programming Schedule


Monday-Friday programs are each repeated once, 4 hours later

NOTE: We are listing both EST/Pacific Time and individual television ratings. All are [TV G] or [PG]unless noted. [NR] = Not Rated, news-related program.

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12/01/2002 
 
8:00 True Lies.   Movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, this time playing a

spy who fools his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) into believing that he sells 
computers for a living. But the game ends for both of them when terrorists

threaten their lives. With Tom Arnold and Bill Paxton. Directed by James 
Cameron. (1994) CC  [TV PG-LV] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  A Hero's Rest. Officers Yokas (Molly Price), Bosco 
(Jason Wiles), Sully (Skipp Sudduth), and Davis (Coby Bell) fearfully search

for a cop killer. Bosco's new superior (recurring guest star Brad Beyer) 
already hates him. Patti D'Arbanville guest stars as Bosco's irascible mother.

CC  [TV 14] 
 

12/02/2002 
 
8:00 TVography.  The Partridge Family. Come on, get happy with this look 
back at the popular 1970s sitcom. Find out how the Partridges became a pop

music phenomenon--their first album outsold the Beatles' "Let It Be"--and

how lead singer David Cassidy's fall from teen idol grace brought down the

entire group. Includes interviews with Partridge stars Shirley Jones and 
Danny Bonaduce, and guest stars Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 American Justice.  A Mother's Story of Murder. A look at the case of 
Debra Jean Milke, on death row in Arizona for arranging the murder of her 4-
year-old son. Prosecutors say Milke had the little boy killed because she 
considered him an "inconvenience". But Milke claims her conviction
hinges 
on the unsupported word of one police officer and the vengeful testimony of

embittered family members. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 IR: Forensic Fraud.   Today, scientific evidence like DNA testing 
helps put criminals in jail. But are forensic science and the scientists 
infallible? We look at several cases of crime lab fraud, where forensic 
scientists misrepresented evidence in reports and even on the witness stand,

and cases where DNA evidenc
e was tainted by prosecutors, police, and 
defendants. CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Anywhere But Here. Paramedic Jerry Mankowitz 
(guest star Michael Rispoli) survives surgery but remains comatose. His 
shooting profoundly affects everyone, especially his wife, Jayme (recurring

guest star Katherine Narducci) and three children. Doherty (Eddie Cibrian)

gives ex-wife Kim (Kim Raver) a bulletproof vest. Doc (Michael Beach) and 
Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) must rescue a man after an explosion. Bosco 
(Jason Wiles) captures Jerry's attacker without firing a shot. CC  [TV 14]

 

12/03/2002 
 
 8:00 Biography. Sam Walton: Bargain Billionaire. Profile of the amazing 
entrepreneur who went from dime-store merchant to richest man in America 
in just 30 years. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 Cold Case Files.  Lady in the Box. The murder of an Ohio woman in 
1974 is solved more than 20 years later after police get a crucial clue--the

woman's husband was seen building a coffin-shaped box about the time the 
woman disappeared. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 Cold Case Files.  Killer in the County. The killer of four women goes

free until cold case detective John Little is brought in and finds key evidence

on a coffee cup. This portrait of a ruthless murderer includes tapes of his

chilling confessions. When confronted with DNA evidence, Faryion Wardrip 
pleaded guilty and is currently on death row in Texas. We talk to all of the

investigators involved, some members of victims' families, and Wardrip's 
brother, who thinks Faryion should be executed immediately. CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Patterns. A videotape of Bosco (Jason Wiles) having 
sex in his squad car surfaces at the station house. Unaware that his own 
daughter is the woman on the tape, Captain Elchisak (recurring guest star 
James Rebhorn) merely reprimands Bosco. Bobby (Bobby Cannavale) and 
Kim (Kim Raver) argue heatedly. Doc (Michael Beach) brings Carlos 
(Anthony Ruivivar) along on a personal mission. CC  [TV 14] 
 

12/04/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  Frank Gifford: The L
ong Journey to the Top. Story of the 
itinerant oil worker's son who became a legendary football star, broadcasting

personality, and famed--and sometimes infamous--husband of Kathie Lee 
Gifford. After two failed marriages, Gifford found a soul mate in Kathie Lee,

but an ugly tabloid sex scandal tarnished his Golden Boy image. CC  [TV G]

 
9:00 American Justice.  Justifiable Homicide? Two men on trial for killing

an elderly man claim the old man got what he deserved. They tell the court

that he had abused his family for decades and got away with it because the

victims feared his connections to the local political machine. CC  [TV PG]

 
10:00 American Justice.  A Murder in Greenwich: The Martha Moxley 
Case. Looks at the 1975 bludgeoning murder of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-
old from Greenwich, Connecticut. The murder weapon, a golf club, belonged 
to the Skakel family. Was no one charged because the two brothers 
suspected were Ethel Kennedy's nephews? After two books on the killing 
were published in 1998, a grand jury was convened and Michael Skakel was 
finally indicted for the crime. In June 2002, he was convicted of the murder.

CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Hell Is What You Make of It. Rookies Carlos (Anthony 
Ruivivar) and Davis (Coby Bell) experience disillusionment with their new 
jobs and their training officers. Bosco (Jason Wiles) struggles with 
homophobia. A teenage junkie and prostitute (recurring guest star Nathalie

Paulding) destroys Kim's (Kim Raver) faith in humanity, but Bobby (Bobby 
Cannavale) restores it. CC  [TV 14] 
 

12/05/2002 
   
8:00 Biography.  Johnny Cash: The Man in Black. Rags-to-riches story of 
the son of a poor cotton farmer who learned guitar while in the Air Force 
during the Korean War. Without musical education, he rose to the top of the

country-western world and proved himself an accomplished actor in several 
films. Highlights include interviews with daughter Rosanne and rock star Tom

Petty. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 Married in America.   The first in a series of 
films that follows several 
marriages over the next decade. As director Michael Apted chronicles the 
couples' lives for 10 years, viewers come to know them intimately and see 
how their marriages evolve. The first episode follows the 9 couples in the

stressful days leading up to their weddings and explores their backgrounds,

views on sex, and dreams for the future. Subsequent films will be made 
every one or two years. (3-hour version) CC  [TV G] 
 

12/06/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  Harrison Ford: The Reluctant Hero. The life and career of

the carpenter who became one of the top box-office stars in Hollywood 
history. Includes rare behind-the-scenes footage and exciting film clips from

Ford's greatest movies including "American Graffiti", "Star
Wars", and 
"Raiders of the Lost Ark". CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 A&E in Concert.  Rod Stewart. The legendary rock'n'roller who taught

the world to sing "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Tonight's the
Night" croons 
some of his timeless hits plus selections from his new album of pop 
standards "It Had to Be You...The Great American Songbook". CC  [TV
G] 
 
11:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Sudden Death. Jessica Fletcher inherits a small 
but crucial amount of stock that entitles her to a part of a professional football

team. This is her introduction to the world of sports, with which she is 
unfamiliar, and to murder, which is her element. Angela Lansbury stars with

Bruce Jenner, Dick Butkus, and Gary Lockwood. CC  [TV G] 
  
 
12/07/2002 
  
8:00 Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden.  New York on a Million 
Dollars a Day. Joan sets out to spend $1-million in 24 hours in the Big Apple.

She visits the Presidential Suite at the Plaza Hotel ($15,000 a night!), has

dinner at the chef's table at Alain Ducasse, has a private party on a classic

yacht, and gets an after-hours tour at the Metropolitan Museum. Price is no

object when personal stylist Phillip Bloch shops for her at Manhattan's most

exclusive stores, outfitting her in designer clothes and diamonds. CC  [TV
G] 
 
9:00 Helen West.
  A Clear Conscience. Helen investigates the case of a 
young cleaning woman whose violent husband betrays the secrets of her 
past. British actress Amanda Burton, star of A&E's "Silent Witness",
takes on 
the role of Crown Prosecutor Helen West in a series of sophisticated, 
psychologically gripping mysteries based on the acclaimed suspense novels 
written by criminal lawyer Frances Fyfield. With Conor Mullen. CC  [TV PG]

 
11:00 Nero Wolfe.  Over My Dead Body, Pt. 1. Nero Wolfe a father? A 
woman with a thick European accent insists that she is friends with Wolfe's

very own daughter, who is in grave danger. Archie is sent off to investigate

and in a case of foul play involving a deadly fencing match, the truth comes

out about Wolfe's checkered past. Maury Chaykin and Timothy Hutton star. 
Guest star: Ron Rifkin. CC  [TV PG] 
 

12/08/2002 
 
8:00 Inside the Playboy Mansion.   "If you don't swing, don't ring."
So 
advises the Latin inscription posted at the entrance of the Playboy Mansion

as we learn in this exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the private world
of 
"Playboy" publisher Hugh Hefner. Includes a guided tour of the mansion's

palatial private quarters; footage of some of the steamiest, sexiest parties

"Hef" has ever thrown; and interviews with mansion regulars Bill
Maher, 
Pamela Anderson, Drew Carey, and Bill Cosby. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 Third Watch.  Demolition Derby. An explosion traps members of a 
demolition team in a collapsing building--and the Third Watch must respond.

Starring Michael Beach, Coby Bell, Amy Carlson, Bobby Cannavale, Eddie 
Cibrian, Molly Price, Kim Raver, Anthony Ruivivar, Skipp Sudduth, Jason 
Wiles, and Chris Bauer. Guest stars: Terry L. Beaver, Toni Lewis, J.K. 
Simmons, and David Vadim. CC  [TV 14] 
 
11:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Death Takes a Curtain Call. While attending a 
special ballet performance, Jessica helps solve the backstage murder of a 
young dancer by a defecting ballerina. Angela Lansbury stars with Hurd 
Hatfield, with whom she co-starred in the now cl
assic feature film "The 
Picture of Dorian Gray". CC  [TV G] 
 

12/09/2002 
 
8:00 Biography of the Year.   In this 2-hour special, we'll count down the

10 most significant people of the year, ending with the dramatic 
announcement of our choice for Number 1--the person who made the 
greatest impact during 2002. Previous winners include New York City Mayor 
Rudy Giuliani in 2001 and human genome pioneers Francis Collins and 
Craig Venter in 2000. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 Biography of the Year.   In this 2-hour special, we'll count down the

10 most significant people of the year, ending with the dramatic 
announcement of our choice for Number 1--the person who made the 
greatest impact during 2002. Previous winners include New York City Mayor 
Rudy Giuliani in 2001 and human genome pioneers Francis Collins and 
Craig Venter in 2000. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 
12/10/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  Tom Hanks. The story of the great actor's extraordinary 
life and career, from his dysfunctional childhood through his early years as
a 
Shakespearean actor and to his sometimes bumpy road to superstardom. 
Features interviews Steven Spielberg, Penny Marshall, and Roger Ebert. CC 

[TV PG] 
 
9:00 Cleavage.   Sexy and fun, this 2-hour special surveys mankind's 
fascination with breasts and cleavage, from the goddesses of antiquity to 
today's silicone-enhanced TV and film stars. Offering their opinions on why

two simple mounds of flesh have wielded such power through the ages will 
be comedian Joan Rivers; Cosmopolitan's Helen Gurley Brown; a plastic 
surgeon; a female body builder; and others. Narrated by Carmen Electra. CC
 
[TV PG-L] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Responsible Parties. Officer Yokas (Molly Price) sets 
off on a one-woman vendetta to collar the gangbanger responsible for the 
accidental shooting death of an 8-year-old boy, but her methods of dealing

with one culpable gang member (guest star Rafael Baez) shock Bosco 
(Jason Wiles). Mercy Hospital's new doctor (recurring guest star Lisa Vidal)

reprimands Yokas, Bobby (Bobby Cann
avale), and Kim (Kim Raver). Out of 
ICU, Jerry (guest star Michael Rispoli) stuns Doc (Michael Beach) when he 
takes permanent disability. CC  [TV 14] 
 

12/11/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  Charlie Sheen: Born to Be Wild. The troubled life of the 
Hollywood bad boy who has starred in a string of acclaimed films while 
struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Includes scenes from "Platoon",
"Hot 
Shots!", and TV's "Spin City", and the full story of the scandals
that have 
made Sheen a tabloid cover boy. In 1996, Sheen assaulted his girlfriend, and

in 1998, he overdosed on drugs, forcing his father, actor Martin Sheen, to

sign an arrest warrant for Charlie in a desperate attempt to save his life.
CC  
[TV G] 
 
9:00 American Justice.  While the Children Slept. Tim Boczkowski, a well-
liked member of a community near Pittsburgh, is accused of murdering his 
first wife in a bathtub and his second wife in a hot tub. Includes interviews

with Tim's children Randy, Sandy, and Todd. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 City Confidential.  Houston: Cheers and Fears. To give her daughter 
a better chance of making the high school cheerleading squad, Wanda 
Holloway conspired to kill another cheerleader and her mother. The case 
shocked the nation and exposed the obsession that many Americans have 
with football and cheerleading. Features an interview with Verna Heath, the

mother targeted for death. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Sunny, Like Sunshine. Doherty (Eddie Cibrian) enters 
a fast-burning building, refusing to leave when a rookie (guest star Sharrieff

Puch) is lost inside. Bobby Caffey (Bobby Cannavale) visits his older brother

(guest star Jon Seda) in prison, and tries to express his feelings to Kim (Kim

Raver). Davis (Coby Bell) and Sully's (Skipp Sudduth) working relationship

improves, but Doc (Michael Beach) and Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) get into a

fistfight. Yokas (Molly Price) tells Bosco (Jason Wiles) not to lie for her.
CC  
[TV 14] 
 

12/12/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  Billy Barty: Always T
hink Big. Life of the 3'9" comedian 
and actor who worked to improve the lives of people with dwarfism. Billy 
charmed his way into silent pictures at the age of 3 and worked in vaudeville

and on top TV variety programs. Through his Billy Barty Foundation, he 
worked to raise awareness and money for medical research and other issues 
concerning Little People. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 Columbo.  Uneasy Lies the Crown. While investigating the death of a 
popular actor, Columbo (Peter Falk) must outwit a cunning dentist, who has

set up his wife for a murder in order to keep up his image and expensive 
lifestyle. The episode was written by Steven Bochco and William Read 
Woodfield. Dick Sargent and Nancy Walker appear as themselves in the 
episode. CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Impulse. Bosco (Jason Wiles) brutalizes a murder 
suspect. Davis (Coby Bell) is incensed when his partner Sully (Skipp 
Sudduth) goes to a movie with Davis's recently widowed mother Maggie 
(guest star Lonette McKee). Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) attempts to revive a

premature fetus whose mother he accidentally injured. Despite Kim's (Kim 
Raver) warnings, Bobby (Bobby Cannavale) welcomes his trouble-prone 
brother (guest star Jon Seda) home from prison. CC  [TV 14] 
 

12/13/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  The von Trapp Family: Harmony and Discord. Here's the 
REAL scoop on the singing von Trapps, the clan immortalized in "The Sound

of Music". The real Maria was a taskmaster with a volatile temper--her

demands made many of the von Trapp children miserable for years. CC  [TV 
G] 
 
9:00 Tootsie.   Movie. Dustin Hoffman stars in one of the great comedies of

all time. Dustin plays an out-of-work actor who impersonates a woman to get

an acting job, and ends up being a soap opera superstar. With Jessica 
Lange, Dabney Coleman, Bill Murray, Teri Garr, and Charles Durning. 
Directed by Sydney Pollack. (1982) CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:30 The Making of "Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor".   A 
behind-the-scenes look at the making of the A&E Network Studios Orig
inal 
Movie, which stars acclaimed actor Aidan Quinn as Benedict Arnold and 
Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer as George Washington. Directed by 
Mikael Salomon ("Band of Brothers") and shot in Dublin, Ireland,
the film 
traces the events that lead to the betrayal of the Continental Army by one
of 
its most decorated soldiers, and follows Benedict Arnold's life in England

after the Revolution. [TV PG] 
 

12/14/2002 

8:00 Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden.  United States Coast 
Guard. Joan finds out how the Coast Guard trains to conduct search and 
rescue missions at sea and to protect American ports and coastlines against

terrorist attacks. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 Holiday at Pops!   A&E rings in the season with the Boston Pops 
Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart at the majestic Symphony Hall, 
decked with holiday trimmings. Joining them are platinum-selling singing 
sensation Martina McBride and the Grammy-winning "a cappella" group
Take 
6. Funnyman Jimmy Tingle provides an uniquely Boston accent to the 
traditional performance of the timeless Yuletide tale "A Visit from St.
Nick". 
[TV G] 
 
11:00 Nero Wolfe.  Over My Dead Body, Pt. 2. Wolfe's past catches up with 
him in the form of his adopted daughter, who arrives entangled in 
international intrigue involving a mysterious document, a princess, and 
murder. But the killer's identity isn't the only mystery. Timothy Hutton and

Maury Chaykin star. CC  [TV PG] 
 

12/15/2002 
 
8:00 Nero Wolfe.  Christmas Party. Archie engaged? Nero refuses to 
believe it and insists that Archie come clean. But Archie is out the door to

attend a Christmas soiree with his fiancee. Unfortunately one of the guests
at 
the party will never make it to Christmas morning alive. Starring Timothy 
Hutton as Archie and Maury Chaykin as Wolfe, with Francie Swift as Margot.

CC  [TV PG] 
 
9:00 City Confidential.  Lynchburg: The Heiress and Her Lover. On March 
30, 1985, in Lynchburg, someone viciously murdered one of the state's FFV--
First Families of Virginia--and her husband. Some
one entered Derek and 
Nancy Haysom's home and attacked the couple--he was stabbed 39 time, 
she was nearly decapitated. The grisly murders of the socially prominent 
couple caused upper-crust residents to fear a possible serial killer--but police

had another suspicion, one much closer to home. Narrated by Paul Winfield.

CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 Third Watch.  Alone in a Crowd. Doherty (Eddie Cibrian) and other 
firefighters' delay causes a woman's death. Western medicine kills Doc 
(Michael Beach) and Carlos's (Anthony Ruivivar) Chinese patient. The 
suicide of his first partner causes Sully (Skipp Sudduth) to reflect on his
own 
life. Starring Coby Bell, Amy Carlson, Bobby Cannavale, Molly Price, Kim 
Raver, Jason Wiles, and Chris Bauer. Guest star: Jon Seda. CC  [TV 14] 
 
11:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Death Casts a Spell. Jessica's deductive 
abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead, behind 
locked doors, in front of an audience of journalists whom he had put into a

trance. Angela Lansbury stars with Jose Ferrer as the hypnotist Cagliostro.

CC  [TV G] 
 

12/16/2002 
 
8:00 TVography.  Don Knotts: Nervous Laughter. Life of the comic actor 
who overcame a traumatic childhood and a crippling bout with hypochrondia 
to create the classic character Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show".

Follows Don's career from his big break on "The Steve Allen Show"
to his 
comeback on "Three's Company". Allen, Griffith, and Ron (Opie) Howard

share their memories of Don. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 American Justice.  Millions of Reasons to Kill. A 21-year-old California

man is suspected of hiring a hitman to kill his parents and sister in order
to 
gain financial control of the family's estate. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 IR: The Littlest Patients: Neo-Natal ICU.   A look at how doctors, 
nurses, and families fight to save critically ill infants at the neo-natal
intensive 
care unit at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Modern 
medicine has made it possible to save many babies born prematurely or with

me
dical emergencies, but it can cost more than $500,000 to keep an 
intensive-care baby alive. CC  [NR] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  History of the World. On Thanksgiving Day, Bosco 
(Jason Wiles) tries to resolve a family conflict in a restaurant, while his

partner Yokas (Molly Price) attempts the same thing at home. Bobby's 
(Bobby Cannavale) mother (guest star Socorro Santiago) won't allow her son

Matty (guest star Jon Seda) to attend the family holiday celebration. Davis

(Coby Bell) will not perjure himself to support his partner Sully (Skipp 
Sudduth). Doc (Michael Beach) makes a date with a patient (N'Bushe 
Wright), who lies alone in a hospital bed. CC  [TV 14] 
 

12/17/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  Kurt Russell: Hollywood's Heavy Hitter. Story of the 
handsome, rugged actor whose early dream of a baseball career ended with 
an injury. Heartbroken, Russell turned to acting, winning raves for 
"Silkwood", "Escape from New York", and "Swing Shift",
and met the love of 
his life, Goldie Hawn. Features rare archival photos, clips, and intimate 
interviews with colleagues. CC  [TV PG] 
 
9:00 Cold Case Files.  The Missing and the Dead. When a passing motorist 
spots a fire along a country road in South Carolina and calls it in, police

arrive to discover the badly burned and battered remains of a woman, her 
skull smashed into 97 fragments. After a forensic anthropologist at the 
University of South Carolina painstakingly pieces the bones back together,

investigators use the skull to solve the murder. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 Cold Case Files.  Frozen in Time/Little Girl Lost. Using a hair dryer
to 
thaw a frozen corpse, detectives get to the bottom of a grisly murder. And
the 
discovery of a child's skeleton in a Chicago garden puts police on the trail
of 
an "oddball" family. CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Modern Designs for Better Living. Davis (Coby Bell) 
inadvertently endangers a youth (recurring guest star Jade Yorker) he's 
trying to help. Doc (Michael Beach) learns that his father's (guest star Ossie

Davis) ov
erdose was not accidental. Police, paramedics, and firefighters 
converge on an extremely obese woman (guest star Sophie K) with a severe 
heart condition, who can't be extricated from her house unless some walls 
come tumbling down. CC  [TV 14] 
 

12/18/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  The Manson Women: An American Nightmare. A look at 
the hippie girls who gave unswerving loyalty and love to their crazed guru,

Charles Manson. The group includes Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, and 
Patricia Krenwinkel, who followed Manson's orders to commit mass murder, 
and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate President
Ford. 
CC  [TV PG] 
 
9:00 American Justice.  Death in a Small Town. One strange day in a 
quintessential small southern town, Alvin Ridley reported the death of his

wife in the early hours of the morning--a wife nobody in Ringgold, Georgia,

knew that he had! With a reputation for paranoid and reclusive behavior, 
Ridley lived with his wife Virginia in a dilapidated house on the edge of town

for 30 years without anyone knowing she existed. Did she die suddenly in her

sleep as a result of an epileptic attack, or had she been suffocated by a 
pillow? CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 City Confidential.  Beverly Hills: Brothers in Arms. The story of 
brothers Erik and Lyle Menendez, convicted of the brutal murders of their 
wealthy parents. In their two highly publicized trials, the brothers admitted
to 
the killings, but claimed they acted in self-defense after their parents 
physically and mentally abused them for years. Narrated by Paul Winfield. 
CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Demolition Derby. An explosion traps members of a 
demolition team in a collapsing building--and the Third Watch must respond.

Starring Michael Beach, Coby Bell, Amy Carlson, Bobby Cannavale, Eddie 
Cibrian, Molly Price, Kim Raver, Anthony Ruivivar, Skipp Sudduth, Jason 
Wiles, and Chris Bauer. Guest stars: Terry L. Beaver, Toni Lewis, J.K. 
Simmons, and David Vadim. CC  [TV 14] 
 
  
12/19/2002 
  
8:00 Biography.  Dr. Phil: Getting
 Real. Profile of the tough-love 
psychologist who became a star by doling out down-home advice on the 
"Oprah Winfrey Show". Dr. Phil met Oprah when he helped her beat
a 
lawsuit brought against her by Texas cattlemen, and soon he was winning 
fans on her show by telling crybaby guests to "get real". Includes
interviews 
with Dr. Phil and Oprah. CC  [TV PG] 
 
9:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Murder at a Discount. The storyline of a very 
popular J.B. Fletcher novel coincides with a real murder and court case. 
Angela Lansbury stars with George Segal, Morgan Fairchild, and Julianna 
Margulies. CC  [TV G] 
 
10:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Portrait of a Death. Jessica's friend finds out 
that she's rich from a massive sweepstakes win. Angela Lansbury stars with

Loretta Swit, David Ackroyd, Lee Purcell, and Kristoffer Tabori. CC  [TV G]

 
11:00 Third Watch.  Nature or Nurture? Doc (Michael Beach) clashes with 
Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) over identifying a child gangbanger who threatens

them if his wounded brother doesn't survive. An off-duty Bosco (Jason Wiles)

turns the tables on two armed but buffonish thieves and steals from them, but

later hides when they file a robbery complaint at the stationhouse. Kim (Kim

Raver) worries about her son when he breaks a classmate's arm. Doherty 
(Eddie Cibrian) faces serious consequences for gambling losses and 
endangers his son. CC  [TV 14] 
 
  
12/20/2002 
  
8:00 Biography.  Jamie Lee Curtis: Hollywood's Girl Next Door. Life and 
career of the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Traces her rise from

early slasher movies to stardom in "True Lies" and "Trading
Places". 
Includes interviews with her mother, directors, and Jamie Lee. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 True Lies.   Movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, this time playing a

spy who fools his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) into believing that he sells 
computers for a living. But the game ends for both of them when terrorists

threaten their lives. With Tom Arnold and Bill Paxton, and directed by James

Cameron. (1994) CC  [TV PG-LV] 
 

  
12/21/2002 
   
8:00 Hercule Poirot's Christmas.   As his sons compete for his inheritance,

bitter old Simon Lee asks Poirot to spend Christmas at his home because he

believes his life to be in danger. David Suchet stars as the Belgian detective

who calls upon his "little gray cells" to solve the case in this
2-hour holiday 
treat. CC  [TV G] 
 
10:00 A&E in Concert.  Rod Stewart. The legendary rock'n'roller who taught

the world to sing "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" and "Tonight's the
Night" croons 
some of his timeless hits plus selections from his new album of pop 
standards "It Had to Be You...The Great American Songbook". CC  [TV
G] 
  
 
12/22/2002 
 
8:00 Nero Wolfe.  The Silent Speaker, Pt. 1. When the head of the Bureau 
of Price Regulations is murdered before speaking at the National Industrial

Association, everyone suspects that someone in the NIA removed a thorn 
from its side. Timothy Hutton and Maury Chaykin star. CC  [TV PG] 
 
9:00 City Confidential.  Bigfork: Silent Night, Deadly Night. A Montana town

is stunned when building contractor Larry Streeter is murdered by Teddy 
Ernst, a popular wheelchair-racing champ. The investigation discovers that

Ernst had burglarized at least 30 homes and killed Streeter when he was 
looking after one of those homes. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 Third Watch.  Journey to the Himalayas. Davis (Coby Bell) learns of 
his father's corruption. Paramedic Bobby (Bobby Cannavale) springs his ex-
con brother Matty (guest star Jon Seda) out of another tight jam, but fears

that he will spin further out of control. A bookie threatens Doherty (Eddie

Cibrian). A romance begins between Doc (Michael Beach) and Morales. 
Starring Chris Bauer, Amy Carlson, Molly Price, Kim Raver, Anthony 
Ruivivar, Skipp Sudduth, and Jason Wiles. Guest stars: Ossie Davis and 
Laila Robbins. CC  [TV 14] 
 
11:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Capitol Offense. Jessica is assigned to fill the

empty seat of a deceased congressman for a brief period of time and finds a

great deal of poli
tical game-playing in Washington. Angela Lansbury stars 
with Herschel Bernardi and Edie Adams. CC  [TV G] 
 

12/23/2002 
 
8:00 TVography.  Home Improvement. The behind-the-scenes story of the 
creation and evolution of the hilarious sitcom that took a fresh look at family

relationships. Features clips from the series and exclusive interviews with

stars Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Richard Karn, Zachery Ty Bryan, and 
Taran Noah Smith. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 Biography.  Steven Spielberg: An Empire of Dreams. Special 2-hour 
profile of one of the most successful and important movie directors of the

20th and 21st centuries. Features interviews with Tom Hanks, Richard 
Dreyfuss, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, and Spielberg's mother, father, 
and sister. CC  [TV G] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Alone in a Crowd. Doherty (Eddie Cibrian) and other 
firefighters' delay causes a woman's death. Western medicine kills Doc 
(Michael Beach) and Carlos's (Anthony Ruivivar) Chinese patient. The 
suicide of his first partner causes Sully (Skipp Sudduth) to reflect on his
own 
life. Starring Coby Bell, Amy Carlson, Bobby Cannavale, Molly Price, Kim 
Raver, Jason Wiles, and Chris Bauer. Guest star: Jon Seda. CC  [TV 14] 
 

12/24/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  Ernest Shackleton: Looking South. Profile of the legendary

explorer who led some of the most epic voyages of the 20th century. 
Includes the incredible tale of Shackleton's expedition to the South Pole,

which began in 1914. After his ship sank, Shackleton led his crew to rescue--
a journey that included an 800-mile trip in a 22-foot boat across one of the

world's roughest seas and a 17-mile trek across mountains, glaciers, 
crevasses, ice cliffs, and snowfields. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 Shackleton.   Movie. Kenneth Branagh stars as Sir Ernest Shackleton, 
leader of a 1914 ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic. The cast and crew spent

five weeks living and working from a modern 7,500-ton icebreaking ship off

the coast of Greenland. The story is based on the detailed diaries and actual
 
accounts of expedition members. Written and directed by Charles Sturridge.

(2002) CC  [TV PG] 
 

12/25/2002 

8:00 Biography.  Jimmy Stewart: His Wonderful Life. Exclusive interviews 
with Carol Burnett and Charlton Heston highlight this look at the life of the

beloved actor. With clips from "It's a Wonderful Life", "Mr.
Smith Goes to 
Washington", and other Stewart classics.  CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 The Lost World.   Movie. Three-hour adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan 
Doyle's wondrous tale about adventurers who go into the Amazon jungle to 
search for a lost civilization. Led by the maverick Professor Challenger, the

expedition finds dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters that exceed even

their wildest expectations. Stars Bob Hoskins, Peter Falk, James Fox, Tom 
Ward, Matthew Rhys, and Elaine Cassidy. (2001) CC  [TV PG] 
 
 
12/26/2002 
 
8:00 Biography.  Perry Como: The Singing Barber. Interviews with Vic 
Damone and Eddie Fisher highlight this tuneful account of the career of the

smooth-as-silk singer who sold over 100-million records. Trace Perry Como's

life back to the days when he was a 14-year-old owner of a barbershop, and

watch as he becomes the star of an enormously popular 1950s TV show and 
a string of top-rated Christmas specials. Perry's brother and daughter share

their memories. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 Columbo.  A Trace of Murder. At a formal dinner, flamboyant financier

Clifford Calvert (Barry Corbin) encounters former business partner Howard 
Seltzer (Raye Birk), who is suing him for unscrupulous practices. Heated 
words are exchanged and Calvert punches Seltzer. Calvert's wife Kathleen 
(Shera Danese) is humiliated at his behavior and escorts him out. Later, 
during a tryst with her lover (David Rasche), Kathleen dreams up a way to 
get her husband out of the picture so that they can enjoy his riches. Peter

Falk stars. CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Journey to the Himalayas. Davis (Coby Bell) learns of 
his father's corruption. Paramedic Bobby (Bobby Cannavale) springs his ex-
con brother
 Matty (guest star Jon Seda) out of another tight jam, but fears 
that he will spin further out of control. A bookie threatens Doherty (Eddie

Cibrian). A romance begins between Doc (Michael Beach) and Morales. 
Starring Chris Bauer, Amy Carlson, Molly Price, Kim Raver, Anthony 
Ruivivar, Skipp Sudduth, and Jason Wiles. Guest stars: Ossie Davis and 
Laila Robbins. CC  [TV 14] 
 
 
12/27/2002 
   
8:00 Biography.  Tom Hanks. The story of the great actor's extraordinary 
life and career, from his dysfunctional childhood through his early years as
a 
Shakespearean actor and to his sometimes bumpy road to superstardom. 
Features interviews Steven Spielberg, Penny Marshall, and Roger Ebert. CC 

[TV PG] 
 
9:00 An Officer and a Gentleman.   Movie. A three-hanky romance with 
one of the great feel-good endings of all time. Richard Gere struggles to 
make it as a Navy pilot while girlfriend Debra Winger dreams about leaving

her dreary small-town life. Great cast includes Lou Gosset Jr. as the tough-
as-nails sergeant who makes Gere's life miserable, and David Keith. (1982)

CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:30 The Making of "Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor".   A 
behind-the-scenes look at the making of the A&E Network Studios Original

Movie, which stars acclaimed actor Aidan Quinn as Benedict Arnold and 
Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer as George Washington. Directed by 
Mikael Salomon ("Band of Brothers") and shot in Dublin, Ireland,
the film 
traces the events that lead to the betrayal of the Continental Army by one
of 
its most decorated soldiers, and follows Benedict Arnold's life in England

after the Revolution. [TV PG] 
 

12/28/2002 
 
8:00 Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden.  Women's Prison. Joan 
Lunden, the longtime co-host of "Good Morning America", visits the
world's 
largest maximum-security prison for women, Central California's Women's 
Facility, and talks with an inmate convicted of torturing and murdering 
another woman by injecting her with battery acid. CC  [TV PG] 
 
9:00 Nero Wolfe.  The Doorbell Rang. Is
 the FBI trying to silence its critics--
with bullets? Wolfe must answer that question when a man working on a 
story about the FBI is shot through the heart and three FBI men are seen 
leaving his apartment building on the night of his murder. Maury Chaykin and

Timothy Hutton, who also directed, star in this 2-hour mystery. Guest stars

include Debra Monk and James Tolkan. CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Nero Wolfe.  The Next Witness. Wolfe is called to testify in the 
Leonard Ashe murder trial, and is not happy that his testimony will be used
to 
convict Ashe. So, he leaves the courtroom to do a little investigating of his

own and discovers some fresh facts about the blackmail scheme that led to 
the victim's death. Timothy Hutton and Maury Chaykin star. CC  [TV PG] 
 

12/29/2002 
 
8:00 Nero Wolfe.  The Silent Speaker, Pt. 2. Wolfe focuses on missing 
dictation spools as he tries to track down the killer of the head of the Bureau

of Price Regulations. Timothy Hutton and Maury Chaykin star. CC  [TV PG] 
 
9:00 City Confidential.  Park City: High Times and Hate Crimes. Residents 
of Park City, Utah accuse the state of condoning a hate crime after the killer

of a homosexual man receives a lenient jail sentence. Narrated by Paul 
Winfield. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 Third Watch.  This Band of Brothers. Candyman (guest star Wendell 
Pierce) risks his life for Davis (Coby Bell). Matty (guest star Jon Seda) hides

from the police. Bobby (Bobby Cannavale) and Kim (Kim Raver) get closer. 
Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) is upset about Doc's (Michael Beach) relationship

with Dr. Morales (guest star Lisa Vidal). Yokas (Molly Price) is enraged by

Bosco's (Jason Wiles) treatment of a wounded thief. CC  [TV 14] 
 
11:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Broadway Malady. Broadway legend Rita Bristol 
and her daughter star in a musical produced by her son, not knowing that 
murder is lurking in the wings. Angela Lansbury stars with Vivian Blaine, 
Lorna Luft, and Gregg Henry. CC  [TV G] 
 

12/30/2002 
   
8:00 True Lies.   Movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger is
 back, this time playing a 
spy who fools his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) into believing that he sells 
computers for a living. But the game ends for both of them when terrorists

threaten their lives. With Tom Arnold and Bill Paxton. Directed by James 
Cameron. (1994) CC  [TV PG-LV] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  This Band of Brothers. Candyman (guest star Wendell 
Pierce) risks his life for Davis (Coby Bell). Matty (guest star Jon Seda) hides

from the police. Bobby (Bobby Cannavale) and Kim (Kim Raver) get closer. 
Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) is upset about Doc's (Michael Beach) relationship

with Dr. Morales (guest star Lisa Vidal). Yokas (Molly Price) is enraged by

Bosco's (Jason Wiles) treatment of a wounded thief. CC  [TV 14] 
 

12/31/2002 
 

8:00 Third Watch.  The Lost. While searching for a kidnapping victim buried

alive, Sully (Skipp Sudduth) feels overwhelmed. Paramedic Bobby (Bobby 
Cannavale) finds a tattered and lost 4-year-old boy who brings out his 
fatherly instincts. Faith Yokas (Molly Price) keeps her pregnancy secret from

her husband (guest star Chris Bauer). Bobby, attracted to fellow paramedic

Kim (Kim Raver), chides her for visiting her injured ex-husband, fireman 
Jimmy Doherty (Eddie Cibrian), who remains hospitalized from his shooting.

CC  [TV 14] 
 
9:00 Third Watch.  Faith. Fed-up with her reckless husband (guest star 
Chris Bauer) and pregnant, Officer Yokas (Molly Price) must make her own 
life-and-death decision as she helps track a rapacious rapist who's terrorizing

the neighborhood. Her partner, a jealous Officer Bosco (Jason Wiles), makes

a tactical blunder when he confronts his girlfriend Nicole (guest star Nahanni

Johnstone) about salacious rumors of her sexual past. CC  [TV 14] 
 
10:00 Third Watch.  Four Days. Doc (Michael Beach) gets involved in a 
tense racial situation after the media focuses on the lone white victim in
a 
bloody restaurant shooting. Nancy O'Dell guest stars. CC  [TV 14] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  Jimmy's Mountain. After being severely shot, firefighter

Doherty (
Eddie Cibrian) fights pain and fear when he returns to the station a 
bit prematurely for a full day of emergencies, but he can't accept that his

physical weakness prevents him from peak performance--and his stubborn 
pride just might get him and other fire personnel killed. 

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2002 A&E Archives:
November 2002 Listings for A & E Primetime

Note: Monty Python is now on only occasionally: "Meet a composer with the longest name imaginable, and the head of a chocolate company is asked about the inclusion of such ingredients as "crunchy frog" in his candies. The classic British comedy phenomenon of the 1970s is back, starring the six-man troupe of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin."

Episodes of the quirky Northern Exposure are on Hallmark Channel now, Monday-Friday. And episodes of the even quirkier "Twin Peaks" are on Bravo @ 5am Tuesdays thru Saturdays. Monstervision review & host segments of the Twin Peaks movie "Firewalk With Me."
W.A. Laidlaw

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