Worth Noting on TV


1996 NBA Finals (NBC, 7:30-10 p.m. EDT): Game 6 (if necessary) of basketball's best-of-seven championship. Chicago Bulls vs. Seattle SuperSonics, at Chicago's United Center.

World of Audubon (TBS, 10-11 p.m.): Bird watching is taking off in the United States, as evidenced by the thousands of bird enthusiasts who converge on New York's Central Park for Audubon's Annual Birdathon. But Americans aren't the only ones enthralled by our winged friends: This program, entitled "Mad About Birds," tells the stories of bird enthusiasts in South Africa, the Isles of Scilly in England, and Warsaw.


The Main Ingredient (Lifetime, 11-11:30 a.m.): Hosted by celebrity chef Robin Mattson, this new cooking show focuses on creative, quick, and nutritious recipes. Guests on the weekday show will include cookbook authors, cooking-school teachers, and food writers and editors.

A Wedding Day (TLC, 12 noon-2 p.m.): This series, previewing today, uses cinema vrit techniques to tell the stories of couples getting married. Covering everything from how the couple met to the wedding reception, each episode encapsulates the uniqueness of a couple's wedding. Today's program features four couples; when the series launches in the fall, it will go by the name "A Wedding Story."

Sci-Trek (Discovery, 9-10 p.m.): This episode of the science series, entitled "Arson: Clues in the Ashes," has particular relevance in light of the recent burnings of Southern black churches. The program explains the methods used in investigating fire scenes and in scientifically examining the collected evidence in laboratories. Focusing on some work of the New York City Fire Department, the program notes that the fire marshals' office there investigates more than 10,000 fires each year - about half of which turn out to be arson.

Please check local listings for these programs.

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