Worth Noting on TV


Republican National Convention (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, 10-11 p.m.): Highlights include the nominating speeches, the roll call of the states, and comments by Elizabeth Dole and former Secretary of State James Baker.

The party continues its own coverage of the convention on the Family Channel, where GOP-TV airs 9-11 p.m.

Star Wars (USA, 8-10:30 p.m.): Revamped versions of the three original "Star Wars" movies are due in theaters in early 1997, but in the meantime viewers can see the sci-fi trilogy on the small screen. "Star Wars" (1977), the first of George Lucas's blockbusters about the forces of good and evil in "a galaxy far, far away," won seven Oscars.

On Thursday in the same time slot is "The Empire Strikes Back" from 1980 (with the cold planet, and Yoda training Luke), and Friday brings the "Return of the Jedi" from 1983 (with Jabba the Hut and the Ewoks).


Republican National Convention (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, 9-11 p.m.; GOP-TV, 8 p.m.-12 midnight): Coverage of the final night features acceptance speeches by presidential candidate Bob Dole and running mate Jack Kemp.


The Mysteries of Scooby-Doo: a Special Report (Cartoon Network, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.): Follow the adventures of dog detective Scooby-Doo and his pals - the original ghostbusters - in this marathon dedicated to the longest-running cartoon. Created in 1969, Scooby has starred in a number of shows over the years that are highlighted, including "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?," and "The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show." Occasional commentary by crime-fighting "experts" runs throughout the evening.

*Please check local listings for these programs.

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