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Jurassic Park (NBC, 8-11 p.m.): NBC recently primed viewers with ''The Making of Jurassic Park,'' a special about the technology behind the blockbuster movie, including a closeup of its famous Tyrannosaurus rex. Now director Steven Spielberg's spectacular film itself, the top grosser in movie history, is getting its network debut.
It fills three hours of prime time and is likely to do a lot for the network during a sweeps month filled with other big feature films making it to TV. In ''Jurassic Park,'' two paleontologists (played by Sam Neill and Laura Dern) visit a developer (Richard Attenborough) whose theme park includes carefully confined living dinosaurs made from preserved DNA. Guess whether or not the creatures break out and go on a killing rampage.
The Last Days of World War II (The History Channel, 8-11 p.m. -- simulcast on A&E): You've seen some of the old footage before, yet this long documentary proves to be one of the more comprehensive and least pretentious of the many programs marking V-E (Victory in Europe) Day.
The events of 50 years ago that culminated in the Allied victory in Europe during World War II are chronicled in often fascinating detail -- some of it not widely known -- as soldiers, civilian survivors, and scholars on both sides of the conflict talk about it. These arresting personal accounts flesh out film clips of the Battle of the Bulge, the last days of Hitler and his followers in the Berlin bunker, and the fierce fighting as Berlin fell.
The program, narrated by Roger Mudd, also covers the Nuremberg war-crime trials and other immediate postwar events, like the removal of European art treasures by the Soviets, a fact that Russia has only recently acknowledged.
Advanced technology developed by Germany, even as the Nazi regime crumbled, is also described -- like the world's first jet fighter that filled Allied bomber crews with foreboding.
Please check local listings for these programs.