Worth Noting On TV
Your Turn (Court TV, 9-10 a.m.): The war on drugs holds different meaning for each of 200 Baltimore-area high school students, two drug offenders, and local experts including Baltimore's mayor, Kurt Schmoke. When these people meet for this new teen talk show on judicial topics, the results are emotional - and instructive. "Your Turn" is part of a new weekend programming block, "Teen Court TV," that is designed to engage younger viewers on important issues. "Teen Court TV" also includes What's the Verdict? (Court TV, 10-11 a.m.), in which a panel of three teens discusses and reviews actual court cases, and Justice Factory (Court TV, 11 a.m.-12 noon), which entertainingly explains various aspects of the legal system.
Dexter's Laboratory (TNT, 6-6:30 p.m.): Created by Genndy Tartakovsky - whom Variety magazine named one of "50 to Watch" in the entertainment industry - this popular cartoon short has been expanded into a half-hour series, debuting today. The voice of boy genius Dexter is that of Christine Cavanaugh, who portrayed Babe the pig in the hit film. The show also premires Sunday on both TBS at 9:30 a.m. and the Cartoon Network at 6:30 p.m.
FOX News Sunday (FOX, 9-10 a.m.): As part of FOX's commitment to an increased presence in news, this national news program launches this morning. Based in Washington, the weekly show will feature discussions with newsmakers (both in and outside the Beltway) and will anticipate important stories for the week ahead. The show is especially aimed at a younger audience and will offer Internet opportunities for viewers. Syndicated columnist Tony Snow hosts.
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (Disney, 7-8:50 p.m.): Disney is declaring May "Great Stories" month and, starting today with this 1994 live-action film, is featuring popular movies based on literature. Each week will feature stories grouped around a different theme, such as "Great Adventure Stories," "Great Dickens Stories," and "Great Contemporary Authors Stories."
*Please check local listings for these programs.