Worth Noting on TV

By , Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

WEDNESDAY

Democratic National Convention (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, 10-11 p.m.): The Democrats' Chicago soiree continues with the nominating of President Bill Clinton and the roll call of the states. Also scheduled are comments by Vice President Al Gore and by Democratic women in the Senate, including Carol Moseley-Braun of Illinois, and Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California.

Cable viewers can find additional coverage on CNN, C-SPAN, and MSNBC. MTV highlights the convention daily 11:30 p.m.-12 midnight, Comedy Central has updates throughout prime time, and Lifetime offers one quick report each night at 8:58 p.m.

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THURSDAY

Candid Camera's 50th Anniversary (CBS, 8-9 p.m.): Before "America's Funniest Home Videos," there was "Candid Camera," which in 50 years has caught more than 1 million unsuspecting people "in the act of being themselves." Originally it was a radio program, created in the 1940s by Allen Funt. It eventually moved to TV, and highlights are featured here. The old clips - which include actors Woody Allen and Jane Mansfield setting up witty encounters - are funnier than less-inspired bits filmed more recently. Peter Funt, son of Allen, and Leeza Gibbons are cohosts.

Democratic National Convention (ABC, CBS, 9-11 p.m.; NBC, 9:30-11 p.m.; PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Vice President Al Gore is officially nominated, and he and President Clinton give their acceptance speeches as the convention wraps up.

FRIDAY

Crossing Delancey (Lifetime, 9-11 p.m.): Amy Irving stars in this 1988 movie about an independent young bookseller in New York whose well-meaning grandmother enlists the help of a matchmaker to find her a husband. The amiable film blends comedy and drama and was adapted from a play by Susan Sandler.

*Please check local listings for these programs.

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