Whats On TV:

SHOWS WORTH NOTING FOR MAR. 11-17 (Listings are not necessarily recommended by the Monitor. All times Eastern, check local listings.)

Saturday 3/11

Audra McDonald in Concert (PBS, check local listings): Here's a chance to see in concert one of the hottest performers working today. The special features the three-time Tony Award-winning singer ("Master Class," "Carousel," "Ragtime") singing cabaret-style tunes backed by a small ensemble at London's Donmar Warehouse Theatre. Songs include "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "The Man That Got Away."

Spotlight on the Hubleys (Sundance Channel, check local listings): The special presents 20-years'-worth of animated films by the Hubley family - Faith, John, and Emily (see story, page 18).

Sunday 3/12

Wonderful World of Disney: Model Behavior (ABC, 7-9 p.m.): Strictly for preteen girls, this harmless fantasy concerns a 16-year-old supermodel who changes places with an identical ordinary teenager for two weeks. Bound to please the younger set, it says that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the fence.

Raising the Mammoth (Discovery Channel, 8-10 p.m.): The team that unearthed a woolly mammoth embedded in 26 tons of permafrost 477 miles above the Arctic Circle is chronicled in this Discovery Channel special (see story above).

Going Home (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): Sherry Stringfield stars as a New York book editor who returns to her Virginia hometown to care for her elderly father (Jason Robards; see story above).

Monday 3/13

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (HBO, 10 p.m.-12:15 a.m.): Just as engrossing as Part 1, which won a trunk-full of awards, this cinma-vrit documentary-feature has a prurient hook: a mass murder in West Memphis, Ark. That crime, with hints of occult motivation and questions of alleged police bumbling, is set, once again, to the music of Metallica.

Thursday 3/16

NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS, 12:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.): Sports have always created their exclusive lingo. And now that it's March, "madness" has a delicious ring to it. College basketball warms up in this do-or-disappear stage of the tournament.

Friday 3/17

Farscape (Sci-Fi Channel, 8-9 p.m.): In this exciting season opener, the evil Scorpius trails the hero, Crichton, and his band of solemn alien misfits to a small asteroid. Figuring out what motivates these denizens of deep space is half the fun - and part of the moral.

The Irish Tenors: Live From Belfast (PBS, check local listings): With a single PBS show last year, "The Irish Tenors" emerged from obscurity to prominence. Now they return with a St. Patrick's Day treat taped in Belfast.

20/20 Friday (ABC, 10-11 p.m.): John and Patsy Ramsey answer questions about the murder of their daughter JonBenet in a Barbara Walters interview with no ground rules and no lawyers present.

(c) Copyright 2000. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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