By , Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

*WEDNESDAY

Dreams on Ice (CBS, 8-9 p.m.): It helps to be a skating enthusiast in general and a Nancy Kerrigan fan in particular, but this Disney musical production does present the popular skater in a new light. She performs in a variety of roles and settings, like Tess Truehart in ''Dick Tracy'' and Cruella de Ville in Disney's ''101 Dalmations'' -- in the latter with some 80 tots on ice dressed as little dogs.

Scott Hamilton and Paul Wylie also perform, along with the two-time Olympic Gold Medal pairs team of Gordeeva and Grinkov. Paul Muni is Kerrigan's partner in a pairs performance.

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The American Experience (PBS, 8:30-10:30 p.m.): The long, difficult struggle for the woman's vote in America is often discussed, but the story bears re-telling, especially in a year marking the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920.

It's the provision giving women the vote, and as revealed in ''One Woman, One Vote,'' narrated by Susan Sarandon, getting there was more complex, dramatic, and often incredible than most people realize.

Series host David McCullough puts the story in context with his introductory remarks, and the documentary itself -- through interviews, clips, and other material -- follows the struggle in detail. It goes back to the stirrings of revolt in 1848, when a band of women in Seneca Falls, N.Y., gathered to protest the repressive treatment of women in that day. But even some of these zealots were dismayed when Elizabeth Cady Stanton demanded the right to vote. Her allies hadn't planned to go that far!

There were political divisions, bitter ideological clashes, and a fight whose duration through the decades suggests how deeply felt the issue was, both by women activists and outraged opponents (who included many women). At one point, for instance, a split occurred, one faction favoring confrontation, the other persuasion and political advocacy.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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