What's On TV
TV highlights for the week of March 28-April 3. All times are Eastern; check local listings.Skip to next paragraph
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Pick of The Week
YO-YO MA: INSPIRED BY BACH
April 1, 8, and 15
9-11 p.m. (PBS)
NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS, 5:30-10:30 p.m.): Thus far the tournament has been a success of major proportions: five last-second wins and 17 upsets, some of them stunning. The frenzy resumes when Kentucky (33-4) plays Stanford (30-4) in the first game. The second game features top-ranked North Carolina (34-3) and Utah (29-3). The winners of both these games will meet at 9 p.m on Monday, March 30.
The Warner Bros. Story: 75 Years of Award Winners (TNT, 8-9 p.m.): Dustin Hoffman hosts this one-hour special, which looks at the history of the venerable studio and the best films it ever made - from 1927's 'The Jazz Singer" to 1997's "L.A. Confidential." Clint Eastwood, Sandra Bullock, and Oliver Stone also provide commentary on their favorite movies, from "The Fugitive" to "Casablanca" (TV-PG)
Chance of a Lifetime (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): Veteran sitcom stars John Ritter ("Three's Company") and Katey Sagal ("Married With Children") team up in this romantic comedy, but it's not enough to save this thin, predictable story. Ritter plays a womanizing freelance writer who agrees to marry his friend and former editor (Sagal) for her health-care insurance. Jean Stapleton ("All in the Family") also stars as Sagal's mother. (TV-PG, D)
Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home (PBS, 9-11 p.m.): In this thought-provoking venture Bill Moyers not only inquires into public policy, but also gives drug addiction a face, including his own son's. Questions are pertinent, answers candid from been-there-done-that interviewees. Airs in five installments over three evenings: Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Major League Baseball (ESPN, TBS, 3 p.m.-1 a.m.): After several weeks of exhibition games, it's time for the real thing. Television will take you out to the ballpark on opening day, featuring the following games: Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles (ESPN, 3-6 p.m.); Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves (TBS, 4;05-7:05 p.m.); Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners (ESPN, 7-10 p.m.); and Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks (ESPN, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.).
What's Love Got to Do With It (Fox, 8-10 p.m.): Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne star in this inspirational drama based on the rocky marriage of Ike and Tina Turner. (TV-14, DV)
Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired By Bach (PBS, 9-11 p.m.): Sight meets sound in this eye-opening, ear-pleasing series conceived by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. There are many delightful moments in this convergence of art forms (see pic) in this six-part, three-evening series (April 1, 8, and 15) is set to Johann Sebastian Bach's "Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello." For each suite, Ma works with an artist: ice dancers Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean; choreographer Mark Morris; and filmmakers Atom Egoyan and Franois Girard.