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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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01/01/2003 
  
8:00 Biography.  Weight Watchers: Before and After. The story of 
how overweight housewife Jean Nidetch launched an anti-fat campaign 
that evolved into Weight Watchers, the world's leading weight-loss 
program. We'll see how Nidetch developed her strategy of sensible 
eating combined with group therapy sessions, and how she traveled 
the world to share her secret of success. Today, over one-million 
people attend weekly meetings in 30 countries. CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 American Justice.  Murder "In Cold Blood". Chronicles the 1959

murder of the Clutter family in Kansas, and the investigation that led to 
the capture, trial, and execution of the two killers. CC  [TV PG] 
 
10:00 City Confidential.  Fresno: Fatal Inheritance. To hear residents 
tell the story, murder doesn't happen in Fresno--at least not in the well-
heeled suburbs. But the comfort of that municipal myth was shattered 
on Easter Sunday 1992 when the story of the Ewell family unwound 
into an Oedipal tragedy. The ambitious son Dana of this wealthy family 
was eventually charged with masterminding the brutal murders of his 
father, mother, and sister. CC  [TV PG] 
 
11:00 Third Watch.  32 Bullets and a Broken Heart. [TV 14] 
 

01/02/2003 
 
8:00 Biography.  Richard Simmons: Fit for Life. Story of the fitness 
guru whom Jay Leno has called "the most sensitive, the most caring, 
and
 the most annoying person I know." Discover how Richard, an 
overweight child who suffered constant abuse from his peers, grew up 
to be a weight-loss expert. Learn how his compassion for the obese 
made him one of the most successful motivators in the world, and look 
back at his outlandish appearances on late-night TV. Includes 
interviews with Leno, childhood friends, and Richard's college girlfriend.

CC  [TV G] 
 
9:00 Columbo.  Butterfly in Shades of Grey. Fielding Chase (William 
Shatner), an egotistical radio host, murders the man who comes 
between him and his 25-year-old foster daughter, confident that he will 
never be found out. But he must contend with Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk). 
CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Officer Involved.  [TV 14] 
 

 01/03/2003 
  
 8:00 Biography.  Paul Lynde: Off Center. He was a beloved 
comedian, but behind the scenes he was a nasty, abusive drunk and 
an angry, disillusioned performer. This fascinating look at the life of 
Paul Lynde includes the story of how he sold his blood for $5 a pint 
while struggling to make it; the roles in Broadway's "Bye, Bye Birdie"

and TV's Bewitched that made him a star; the 14 years on "Hollywood

Squares" that made him rich and famous; and the bitterness he felt 
over never having his own show. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 No Mercy.   Movie. A Chicago cop searches the Louisiana 
underworld for his partner's killer and finds a sultry beauty who may 
hold the key to the mystery. Richard Gere and Kim Basinger star. 
(1986) [TV PG-V] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Nature or Nurture? [TV 14] 

 01/04/2003 
 
  8:00 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] 
 
 9:00 Crossing Jordan.  Pilot. Jill Hennessy stars as Dr. Jordan 
Cavanaugh--a fearless medical examiner with a checkered career and 
penchant for going beyond the call of duty. After striking out in LA, 
Jordan returns to Boston and her former job with the Massachusetts 
State Coroner's Office. In the pilot, Jordan suspects that a teenage 
prostitute's suicide might be a coverup for foul play involving city 
officials. With Ken Howard as Jordan's ex-cop father and Miguel Ferrer 
as her boss Dr. Garret Macy. Guest star: Kyle Secor. CC  [TV 14] 
 
 10:00 Third Watch.  The Relay. [TV 14] 
 
 11:00 Hollywood Reality.  M*A*S*H: Comedy under Fire. Despite 
Robert Altman's award-winning film and the highly-rated 11-year TV 
serie
s, few people are aware that a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital 
existed during the Korean War, and was the basis of Richard Hooker's 
novel. We contrast the real life-and-death stories of field surgeons 
against their serio-comic counterparts. Highlights include classic clips 
and interviews with Altman, Donald Sutherland, writer Larry Gelbart, 
and surgeons and nurses from Korean War MASH units. Burt Reynolds 
narrates. CC  [TV PG-L] 
 

 01/05/2003 
  
 8:00 Biography.  Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man. Portrait of the 
beloved comic who flopped as an accountant, but made it big in TV. 
Includes footage of Bob's great stand-up routines and clips from his two 
classic TV series. Reminiscing about his life and career are co-stars 
Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Poston, Marcia Wallace, Julia Duffy, Peter 
Bonerz, William ("Larry") Sanderson, Tony ("Daryl") Papenfuss,
and 
John ("Other Daryl") Voldstad, as well as Lorenzo Music, Don Rickles,

and family members in a 2-hour special presentation. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 10:00 The Point.  In Hot Pursuit. An examination of the phenomenon 
of wild police chases that have become a staple for local TV news and 
a voyeuristic thrill for millions of viewers. We attempt to answer such 
questions as: Why do suspects in minor violations run? Why do police 
pursue, when nearly 40 percent of chases end in crashes that cause 
injuries and even death? And why are viewers so fascinated--are we 
rooting for the good guys, or do we secretly admire the outlaw's 
bravado? CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Detective Beat.  Homicide/Hate Crimes. Detectives from the 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the nation's largest, take 
viewers along as they investigate crimes, and allow a look at their 
personal lives, showing how this stressful, frustrating, and often 
dangerous work affects them and their families. In this episode, 
Detective Jerry Beck and his partner Sergeant Rod Kusch investigate 
the murder of a 15-year-old girl, and Detective Brian Moriguchi 
investigates a drive-by shooting that involves a hate c
rime. CC  [TV 
PG] 
 

 01/06/2003 

 8:00 Biography.  John Travolta: Stayin' Alive. A look at the up-and-
down career of the actor who went from goofy teen in TV's "Welcome 
Back, Kotter" to disco king in "Saturday Night Fever" and drugged-out

hitman in "Pulp Fiction". Along the way, Travolta suffered the death
of 
his lover Diana Hyland, found comfort in Scientology, and saw his 
movie career nosedive in the 1980s. Interviews with his wife Kelly 
Preston and colleagues, including Quentin Tarantino, Halle Berry, 
Nicolas Cage, John Woo, and Olivia Newton-John, highlight this 2-hour 
special. CC  [TV G] 
 
 10:00 Biography.  John Travolta: Stayin' Alive. A look at the up-and-
down career of the actor who went from goofy teen in TV's "Welcome 
Back, Kotter" to disco king in "Saturday Night Fever" and drugged-out

hitman in "Pulp Fiction". Along the way, Travolta suffered the death
of 
his lover Diana Hyland, found comfort in Scientology, and saw his 
movie career nosedive in the 1980s. Interviews with his wife Kelly 
Preston and colleagues, including Quentin Tarantino, Halle Berry, 
Nicolas Cage, John Woo, and Olivia Newton-John, highlight this 2-hour 
special. CC  [TV G] 
 
 
 01/07/2003 

 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 Cold Case Files.  Crimes of the KKK. Klan leader Sam Bowers 
goes on trial for ordering the murder of an African-American storeowner 
32 years prior, and investigators reopen the unsolved case of an 
African-American truck driver who was forced to leap to his death from 
a bridge by Klan members. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 10:00 Cold Case Files.  Pride and the Fall/The Nail File. A woman's 
fall from a cliff in the Grand Canyon leads police to uncover a series of 
grisly murders, and investigators 
smoke out a killer when they find 
crucial DNA evidence on his cigarette butts. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Men. [TV 14] 
 

 01/08/2003 

 8:00 Biography.  Nicolas Cage: Wild at Heart. Profile of the Oscar-
winning actor known for his offbeat personality and independent spirit. 
Cage went from volatile outsider to box-office star in "Moonstruck"
and 
"Leaving Las Vegas". Includes clips from Cage's most memorable work

and interviews with family and friends that illuminate his private life. CC
 
[TV G] 
 
 9:00 American Justice.  Who Killed Hannah Hill? The tragic story of 
18-year-old Hannah Hill of Akron, Ohio, whose murder may never be 
solved because virtually every part of her case--from the police 
investigation to the trial to the jury deliberations--was mishandled. CC  
[TV PG] 
 
 10:00 City Confidential.  Greensboro: Clash with the Klan. The story 
of one of the most shocking crimes in modern American history--the 
murders of five members of the Communist Workers' Party by Ku Klux 
Klansmen and American Nazis in 1979. The massacre stunned the 
town of Greensboro, North Carolina, which had been called "the most 
livable city in America". CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Spring Forward, Fall Back.  [TV 14] 
 

 01/09/2003 

 8:00 Biography.  Ron Howard: Hollywood's Favorite Son. Profiles the 
child actor who starred in two of TV's most popular vintage series and 
grew into one of Hollywood's top directors. Features scenes from "The

Andy Griffith Show", "Happy Days", American Graffiti,
and "Cocoon", 
and interviews with Griffith, Don Knotts, Henry Winkler, Nicole Kidman, 
Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Columbo.  Murder with Too Many Notes. When a famous film 
composer murders his assistant to conceal the fact that the talented 
young musician had been composing his award-winning scores, 
Lieutenant Columbo solves the crime in his own inimitable way. Peter 
Falk stars with Billy Connolly, Chad Willet, Hillary Danner, and Charles 
Cioffi. Directed by Patrick McGoohan. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  A Thousand Points of Light. [TV 14] 
  
 01/10/2003 
  
 8:00 Biography.  Al Pacino: Inside Out. Profile of the very private 
actor who has managed to remain an artist in the increasingly 
commercial film industry. Born to Sicilian parents in East Harlem, New 
York, Pacino suffered a lonely childhood before winning stardom on the 
Off-Broadway stage and achieving unparalleled success in some of the 
greatest movies ever made, including "The Godfather", "Serpico",
and 
"Dog Day Afternoon". Pacino has struggled with drinking and been

linked romantically
 with Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, and Jill Clayburg 
CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Nobel Peace Concert 2002.   Artists from around the world 
perform in a 2-hour musical tribute to Jimmy Carter, former President of 
the United States and 2002 Nobel Peace Prize winner. Hosted by 
Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange, the show features performances 
by Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Lopez, 
Angelique Kidjoe, Josh Groban, and others. CC  [TV G] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Just Another Night at the Opera. [TV 14] 
 

 01/11/2003 
  
 8:00 Cold Case Files.  Murder Illustrated/Blood Relations. Police 
solve the murder and sexual mutilation of Peggy Hettrick when they are 
finally able to link graphic sexual materials found in the home of 
suspect Timothy Masters, though no hard evidence was ever found. 
And DNA from a semen stain helps cops crack open the 23-year-old 
case of a man who raped and killed his sister-in-law. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 9:00 Crossing Jordan.  The Dawn of a New Day. Mackenzie Phillips 
guest stars as a waitress whose unusual reaction to the shooting death 
of her cab driver husband makes Jordan (Jill Hennessy) curious about 
the real story behind the cabby's killing. Meanwhile, Garret (Miguel 
Ferrer) feels uncomfortable with the attention he receives from "the 
weird 'intake' girl", and Trey (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali) enlists "Bug"

(Ravi Kapoor) in a quest to identify "Mr. Stinky", an unclaimed corpse

whose tenure at the morgue has become lengthy. CC  [TV 14] 
 
 10:00 Third Watch.  Adam 55-3. [TV 14] 
 
 11:00 Hollywood Reality.  Braveheart. Explores how filmmakers, with 
few established historical facts, crafted a movie that captured the spirit

of legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace and his country's dream 
of independence. Combining film footage with commentary from 
historians, we discuss the facts versus fiction as portrayed in the 
Academy Award-winning film. Highlights include interviews with Steve 
Wallace of the Wallace clan, screenwriter Randall Wallace, Mel 
Gibson, and producer Alan Ladd Jr. CC  [TV PG] 
  

 01/12/2003 
 
 8:00 Biography.  Lucy & Desi: A Home Movie. A treasure chest of 
home movies and letters reveal the "real" Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

Daughter Lucie Arnaz, who hosts this intimate portrait of a marriage, 
selected the home movies, shot mostly by her father, for this 2-hour 
special presentation. CC  [TV G] 
 
 10:00 Biography.  John F. Kennedy, Jr.: Child of a Dream. In the 
aftermath of JFK's assassination, his image as the small boy bravely 
saluting the final act of "Camelot" became fixed in American memory.

Later, he became the ultimate eligible bachelor as well as torchbearer 
of the "Kennedy mystique". Then, he and his wife died in yet another

Kennedy front-page tragedy in July 1999. CC  [TV G] 
 
 11:00 Detective Beat.  Homicide/Gang Fight. Detectives Lynn Reeder 
and Scott Lusk investigate the strangling death of a businessman that 
leads to a bizarre conclusion, and Detective Todd Anderson goes after 
a violent gang member who terrorized another boy with a crowbar. CC  
[TV PG] 
 
  
 01/13/2003 
 

 8:00 Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor.   Movie. The dramatic 
story of the Revolutionary War hero who turned traitor after Congress 
stripped him of glory and he fell in love with a young woman who was 
loyal to the British. Stars acclaimed actor Aidan Quinn as Benedict 
Arnold and Emmy Award-winner Kelsey Grammer as George 
Washington, the close friend who was betrayed by Arnold. Directed by 
Mikael Salomon ("Band of Brothers") and shot in Dublin, Ireland.
(2002) 
CC  [TV PG] repeated 10:00  

 01/14/2003 
 
 8:00 Biography.  Tom Selleck. Traces the career of the actor with 
Greek-god looks who rose from being a Valley boy and male model to 
star in "Magnum, P.I.". Features clips of his appearance on "The
Dating 
Game" that led to a movie contract and a look at the controversial 
moments in his career, including the false tabloid stories about his 
sexuality and Rosie O'Donnell's attack on his support for the NRA. CC  
[TV G] 
 
 9:00 Cold Case Files.  Murder on the Menu. A boy's toy Batmobile car 
provides an important clue for detectives struggling to make a case 
against a serial killer who stalks and kills waitresses. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 10:00 Cold Case Files.  Traces of Murder/The Bathtub Killer. A killer 
helps convict himself when he boasts about his crime to prison 
cellmates; and New Hampshire investigators probing the murder of a 
pregnant woman found raped, strangled, and dumped into her bathtub, 
get a new lead when they discover a similar case in Florida. CC  [TV 
PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Young Men and Fire. [TV 14] 
 
 
 01/15/2003 
 
 8:00 Biography.  Ray Liotta: Hollywood Goodfella. Profile of the 
Hollywood star who spent 3 years on TV's "Another World" before 
hitting it big with his portrayal of mobster Henry Hill in Martin 
Scorsese's "Goodfellas". Liotta, who was adopted and was always 
curious about his biological parents, finally met his birth mother, who 
told him she had given him up to give him a better life. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 American Justice.  The Andrea Yates Story. The shocking story 
of the Texas mother of 5 who drowned her children, one by one, in the 
bathtub. With home video of the Yates family, an interview with 
husband Rusty Yates, and videotaped psychiatrist interviews, we trace 
the downward spiral of a loving mother into the darkness of mental 
illness and its tragic consequences. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 10:00 City Confidential.  Durham: Dangerous Housewife. A 
philandering and big-spending wife is suspected of killing her husband 
to get his life insurance money. Paul Winfield narrates. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Faith. [TV 14] 
 

 01/16/2003 
 
 8:00 Biography.  Chuck Barris: Dangerous
 Imagination. Profile of TV's 
"King of Shlock" who produced some of the most successful--and 
bizarre--programs ever, including "The Dating Game" and "The
Gong 
Show". Barris was zany on camera, but behind the scenes was a soft-
spoken, melancholy entrepreneur who claimed that he had been a CIA 
assassin. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Cosmic Journey: The Voyager Interstellar Mission and 
Message.   In 1977, NASA Voyagers I and II were launched to explore 
the outer solar system and to sail through space to bring Earthly 
greetings to possible extraterrestrials a billion years from now. This is 
the epic saga of that journey--the longest in human history--as told by 
the explorers who made it possible. CC  [TV G] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Unfinished Business. [TV 14] 
 

 01/17/2003 
 
 8:00 Expedition Egypt.  Guardian of the Ages: The Great Sphinx. A 
visit to the famed ancient monument that combines the body of a cat 
and the head of an unknown Egyptian pharaoh. Computers recreate 
the statue's original appearance, while experts try to identify the ruler.

CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Hauntings.  Tombstone. A bloody gunfight. A jilted lover with 
murder on his mind. A bawdy dance hall overrun with spirits of the past. 
These are a few of the spectral snapshots in our photo album of one of 
the Old West's most notorious towns--Tombstone, Arizona. The dusty 
streets of this lonely crossroad gave birth to legends and death to the 
desperate. CC  [TV G] 
 
 10:00 Best of Both Worlds.  Hong Kong. Here's travel entertainment 
at its best. Tw
o hosts travel to the same location--one goes luxury, the 
other goes economy--and viewers get to see the two sides of the same 
destination. This episode takes viewers to spectacular Hong Kong, 
China. Hosted by Phil Keoghan and Alex McLeod. CC  [TV G] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  ...And Zeus Wept. [TV 14] 
  
 
 01/18/2003 
  
 8:00 Cold Case Files.  Crimes of the KKK. Klan leader Sam Bowers 
goes on trial for ordering the murder of an African-American storeowner 
32 years prior, and investigators reopen the unsolved case of an 
African-American truck driver who was forced to leap to his death from 
a bridge by Klan members. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 9:00 Crossing Jordan.  The Ties That Bind. Jordan (Jill Hennessy) 
goes to prison where she attempts to piece together a scenario to 
confirm her hunch that the torso of a raped, murdered, and 
dismembered woman belonged to a corrections officer killed on the job. 
Meanwhile, Jordan's home life seems too confining as the stress of 
staying with her father (Ken Howard) and his new girlfriend (guest star 
Lois Nettleton) causes her to clash with her colleague Trey 
(Mahershalalhashbaz Ali). With Miguel Ferrer and Ravi Kapoor. CC  
[TV 14] 
 
 10:00 Third Watch.  He Said/She Said. [TV 14] 
 
 11:00 Hollywood Reality.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: 
Outlaws out of Time. Historians and descendants of Butch Cassidy 
(Robert Leroy Parker) and the Sundance Kid (Harry Alonzo 
Longabaugh) compare the real outlaws with the charming film 
incarnations as portrayed by Paul Newman and Robert Redford in the 
1969 film. Screenwriter William Goldman based his work on historic 
fact, but used dramatic devices to enrich the film. The film generated 
further exploration of their lives, uncovering new facts. Interviewees 
include Goldman, Newman, and Redford. Burt Reynolds narrates. CC  
[TV PG] 
 

 01/19/2003 
 
 8:00 Biography.  Bill O'Reilly: The Attitude Factor. Chronicles the 
career of the bombastic newsman who's simultaneously the most 
revered and most hated person on television. O'Reilly bounced around 
from station to station until landing on "Inside Edition" and then
getting 
his own show, "The O'Reilly Factor", where his blunt commentary and

oversized ego are always on display. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor.   Movie. see above
 
 11:00 Detective Beat.  Hollywood Vice/Narcotics/Homicide. Sergeant 
Bob Harms, from the Special Problems Unit, conducts a sting operation 
to arrest transvestite prostitutes; Lieutenant Dan Reidder's 2-week 
surveillance of a suspected cocaine dealer leads to a bust; and, 
Detectives Cheryl Comstock and Rich Lopez follow leads to discover 
the identity and murderer of a young Jane Doe. CC  [TV PG] 
 

 01/20/2003 
  
 8:00 Biography.  Elvis & June: A Love Story. Traces Elvis's rise to 
fame in 1956 from the perspective of 1
8-year-old June Juanico, his first 
fiancee--before Priscilla--and reveals the details of Elvis's passionate 
love affair with this teenager from Biloxi, Mississippi. It's a very 
personal view of 21-year-old Elvis at the time he was changing the 
entertainment world...and the world around Elvis was also changing 
him! Includes interviews with June and her mother, and early friends of 
Elvis. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Midsomer Murders.  Ring Out Your Dead. The folks in Midsomer 
Wellow hate the town's bell ringers, who are getting ready for the big 
National Striking competition. But the animosity takes an even darker 
turn when the bell ringers are killed off, one by one. John Nettles, 
Daniel Casey, and Jane Wymark star. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  The Relay.  [TV 14] 
 

 01/21/2003 
 
 8:00 Biography.  Jane Seymour: Hollywood's English Rose. A profile 
of the popular film and television star, perhaps best known for her role 
as the heroic frontier doctor in "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman". Her
first 
claim to fame was as a "Bond Girl", but now Jane's successful career

also includes writing books and clothing design. In addition to 
interviews with Ms. Seymour, her children and other relatives, we talk 
to Christopher Reeve and Tom Selleck, and review clips from "Live and

Let Die", Somewhere in Time, and "Dr. Quinn". CC
 [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Cold Case Files.  Reconstructing Murder/Fire Flicks. In 
Wisconsin, advances in forensic clay modeling help investigators 
identify a murder victim whose skin was stripp
ed from her head, neck, 
and legs. And in California, police track down two boys who enjoy 
satanic rituals and setting fires. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 10:00 Cold Case Files.  Portrait of a Killer/The Tortured Truth. The 
accidental discovery of a human scalp leads to the conviction of a man 
for murder 18 years after the killing. And a teenager who likes to kidnap 
younger boys and break their bones, kills one and tortures another. CC  
[TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Adam 55-3. [TV 14] 
 

 01/22/2003 
   
 8:00 Biography.  Peter Boyle. Portrait of the monk turned actor who's 
played the lovable monster in Young Frankenstein, the grumpy dad

on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond", and the executioner in 
"Monster's Ball". Features interviews with "Monster's"
co-star Halle 
Berry and "Raymond" co-stars Ray Romano, Doris Roberts, and Brad

Garrett. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 American Justice.  Who Is the Lipstick Killer? The controversial 
case of William Heirens, the "lipstick killer" convicted of murdering
two 
women and a 6-year-old girl in Chicago in the late 1940s. He's been 
jailed ever since, but insists that he's innocent. We'll explore the 
troubling case, from the near hysteria of the media coverage to the 
inconsistencies in the physical evidence used to wring a confession 
from Heirens. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 10:00 City Confidential.  The Chicago Horse Mafia. The deaths of a 
string of champion racehorses may be linked to the death of candy 
heiress Helen Vorhees Brach. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  He Said/She Said. [TV 14] 
 

 01/23/2003 

 8:00 Biography.  Colonel Sanders: America's Chicken King. Here's 
your chance to know the real Colonel Harlan Sanders. He spent most 
of his life bouncing from job to job and collected his first Social Security

check before becoming a success. He also never made it past private 
in the Army. But his chicken recipe hit it big after he was 65. CC  [TV G]

 
 9:00 Columbo.  Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star. The ever-
brilliant Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) is pitted against an equally brilliant,

nationally recognized criminal defense lawyer who murders his rock 
star girlfriend when he discovers that she is seeing another man. 
Dabney Coleman guest stars, with a special appearance by Little 
Richard. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Childhood Memories. [TV 14] 
 

 01/24/2003 
 
 8:00 Expedition Egypt.  Egypt beyond the Pyramids: Mansions of the 
Spirits. First we watch restoration on one of the greatest monuments to 
the dead ever created, Queen Hatshepsut's exquisite Deir el Bahari, 
and her Red Chapel, a smaller 
temple near Karnak. Then, our host 
Peter Woodward leads us into the inner sanctuaries of the Great 
Temple of Karnak to explain the sacred duties of the temple priests, 
and epigrapher William Murnane shows how the art and decoration 
contributed to the temple's holy power and political prestige. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Hauntings.  New England. Historically rich New England 
witnessed many events that shaped young America--perhaps setting 
the stage for future hauntings! Meet a lonely lass who wanders a 
Connecticut homestead; a murderer's ghost that roams a bar he once 
owned; a witch that haunts the site of her torture; and the House of the 
Seven Gables' family of specters. CC  [TV G] 
 
 10:00 Best of Both Worlds.  Hawaii. Phil Keoghan, our luxury 
traveler, and Alex McLeod, our budget traveler, visit the beautiful 
Hawaiian Islands of Kauai, Maui, Molokai, and Kona. While Phil enjoys 
succulent grilled fish prepared by executive chef Sato San, Alex gets a 
taste of the aloha lifestyle. Then, while Phil lives it up at the Mauna Lani

Spa, Alex arrives at the coffee farm where she will stay for a couple of 
days. CC  [TV G] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Act Brave. [TV 14] 
 
  
 01/25/2003 
  
 8:00 Cold Case Files.  Murder on the Menu. A boy's toy Batmobile car 
provides an important clue for detectives struggling to make a case 
against a serial killer who stalks and kills waitresses. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 9:00 Crossing Jordan.  Born to Run. Jordan (Jill Hennessy) is knee 
deep in strippers and Russian gangsters when she responds to a
 
suspected murder-suicide at a local gentleman's club. Unconvinced by 
the police theory of a distraught, jealous lover, Jordan enlists the help 
of her colleagues Trey (Mahershalalhashbaz Ali) and Bug (Ravi 
Kappor) to reveal more with a detailed investigation of the Russian 
mob-run club. Meanwhile, Garret (Miguel Ferrer) must deal with a 
school scandal involving his daughter (guest star Alex McKenna). CC  
[TV 14] 
 
 10:00 Third Watch.  Childhood Memories. [TV 14] 
 
 11:00 Hollywood Reality.  The Diary of Anne Frank. The daily lives of 
eight people concealed in a tiny attic became a legend when a young 
girl's journal came to life on the screen after her death in a Nazi 
concentration camp. We explore the challenges faced by director 
George Stevens to do justice to this tragic story while appealing to a 
wide audience. Highlights include film clips and interviews with Anne 
Frank's relatives and friends and people involved in the film (George 
Stevens, Jr., Millie Perkins, and Shelly Winters). Burt Reynolds 
narrates. CC  [TV PG] 
 

 01/26/2003 

 8:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Deadly Bidding. When a stolen Degas 
painting turns up on the auction block, a contemporary painter winds up 
as a still life! Angela Lansbury stars with Wayne Rogers. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Frozen Stiff. The unpleasant co-founder of 
a Wisconsin ice cream company gets his just dessert when he is 
discovered stiffer than a popsicle in the factory freezer. Angela 
Lansbury stars with Bill Smitrovich, Dirk Benedict, and Christina 
Pickles. CC  [TV G] 
 
 10:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Unwilling Witness. When the key witness 
in the probe of a corrupt investment firm dies, Jessica finds herself in 
contempt of court. Angela Lansbury stars with Lisa Eichhorn. CC  [TV 
G] 
 
 11:00 Murder, She Wrote.  Kendo Killing. A young woman wants out 
of a traditional childhood marriage contract to the son of the owner of a 
Japanese motor company--and Jessica steps in when the future 
husband is found dead. Angela Lansbury stars with Pat Morita. CC  [TV 
G] 
 

 01/27/2003 

 8:00 Biography.  The Saudi Royal Family. At a time when America's 
relationship with Saudi Arabia is under close scrutiny because of the 
war against terrorism, this timely profile looks at the colorful history of

Saudi Arabia's royal rulers. Discover how charismatic King Ibn Saud 
went from being a desert warrior to leader of the largest oil-producing 
nation in the world, and how his 4 successors have been both friends 
and foes of the U.S. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Midsomer Murders.  Market for Murder. Barnaby and Troy 
investigate the murder of a member of a genteel "reading club" that's

really a front for secret stock market investments. John Nettles, Daniel 
Casey, and Jane Wymark star. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Sex, Lies & Videotape. [TV 14] 
 

 01/28/2003 
 
 8:00 Biography.  Lizzie Borden: A Woman Accused. Did Lizzie 
Borden really take an axe and give her mother 40 whacks and her 
father 41?  She was acquitted, but controversy still rages over the 
century-old double murder case. This documentary dig
s for the facts. 
Interviews with case historians. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 9:00 Cold Case Files.  Mark of a Killer/Dead Ends. A killer's bite 
marks and a jailhouse snitch lead to a murder conviction in a case 
gone cold for eight years, and Bill Kurtis joins a group of super sleuths 
trying to solve the slaying of 18-year-old Jamie Weiss, found dead in 
her bathtub in 1996. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 10:00 Cold Case Files.  Diary of a Serial Arsonist/The Lost Clue. A 
highly-regarded California arson investigator is suspected of setting a 
series of fires, and a man is convicted of raping and murdering his 68-
year-old neighbor and stealing her Coke bottle and rare coin 
collections. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Transformed. [TV 14] 
 
  
 01/29/2003 
 
 8:00 Biography.  Bill O'Reilly: The Attitude Factor. Chronicles the 
career of the bombastic newsman who's simultaneously the most 
revered and most hated person on television. O'Reilly bounced around 
from station to station until landing on "Inside Edition" and then
getting 
his own show, "The O'Reilly Factor", where his blunt commentary and

oversized ego are always on display. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 American Justice.  A Mother's Betrayal. The shocking story of 
Kathy Bush, regarded as a caring mother and a national advocate for 
health care, who was suddenly arrested for child abuse and accused of 
keeping her daughter deathly ill. Features interviews with Bush, her 
husband Craig, and son Jason. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 10:00 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. Someone 
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] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Old Dogs, New Tricks. [TV 14] 
 
  
 01/30/2003 
 
 8:00 Biography.  Jack Webb: Just the Facts. Here are the facts--just 
the facts--about the actor who became a TV legend with his portrayal of 
no-nonsense detective Joe Friday on "Dragnet". We look behind the

badge to profile a workaholic whose love of Crown Royal was 
legendary; a perfectionist whose temper moved others to succeed; and 
a versatile producer and director who created "Adam-12," "Project UFO" and 
"Emergency!" Martin Milner, Stephen J. Cannell, who wrote for Webb,

and third wife Jackie Webb Schweitzer are interviewed. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Columbo.  Murder in Malibu. An ambitious, philandering gigolo 
and tennis pro, rejected by the romance novelist he planned to marry, 
ends the story she was writing with a gun and makes the murder look 
like robbery gone awry. Peter Falk stars with Andrew Stevens, Brenda 
Vaccaro, Laurie Walters, and Janet Margolin. CC  [TV PG] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  The Long Guns. [TV 14] 
   

 01/31/2003 
 
 8:00 Expedition Egypt.  Egypt beyond the Pyramids: The Great 
Pharaoh and His Lost Children. Join us on an historical mystery tour 
back to Egypt's New Kingdom and the era of Ramesses the Great to 
solve the puzzle of his missing children. We learn of his dedication to 
his family at his funerary temple, the magnificent Ramesseum, where 
we see how he depicted his children on various temple walls and 
reliefs. Then, Dr. Kent Weeks takes us through the mysterious and 
long-forgotten KV5, the tomb of several of Ramesses' sons, which 
proves to be ancient Egypt's greatest family mausoleum. CC  [TV G] 
 
 9:00 Hauntings.  London. On a foggy night in old London town, you 
might wail more than the blues if you encounter one of the many ghosts 
said to roam the streets. From Roman occupation to the Dark Ages to 
the Industrial Age of Charles Dickens comes many reports of 
unexplained spectral visits. We'll tour through this ancient city steeped 
in violent history--a place where the living are forced to consort with the

spirits of the dead. CC  [TV G] 
 
 10:00 Other World.  Area 51: Beyond Top Secret. Born during the 
Cold War, Area 51 in Nevada, also known as Groom Lake or 
Dreamland, became not only the Air Force's most strategic test site, but 
also a symbol of everything that was sneaky about the U.S. military-
industrial-intelligence complex. In recent years, UFO investigators 
claimed that the top-secret planes tested there were built with 
technology gleaned from captured alien aircraft. We uncover the 
secrets of the cryptic desert facility and look into mysterious deaths of 
base workers. CC  [TV G] 
 
 11:00 Third Watch.  Cold Front. 

And be sure to check out the James Bond movie store for books, videos and DVDs available.

2002 A&E Primetime Archives:
December 2002
November 2002

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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