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TV highlights for the week of June 15-21. All times are Eastern; check local listings. Ratings are listed for shows when available.

SUNDAY - 6/15

US Open (NBC, 12:30-6:30 p.m.): Golf's greats play their final round on the longest course in history. The 7,213 yard-long trek in Bethesda, Md., may favor the player with the most staying power.

In His Father's Shoes (Showtime, 8-9:45 p.m.): Celebrate Father's Day with the always impressive Louis Gossett Jr. He stars in this 1997 family drama about a magical pair of wingtips that helps a young boy literally walk in his father's footsteps. After his father Frank (Gossett) dies, the shoes transport Clay Crosby (Robert Ri'chard) back to 1962, where he meets both his father and grandfather. (TV-G)

To Kill a Mockingbird (TBS, 8-10:45 p.m.): Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his role as Atticus Finch, a lawyer defending a black man accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama. (TV-PG)

Kiss and Tell (A&E, 8-10 p.m.): When a police psychologist (Rosie Rowell) answers a personal ad to get close to a man suspected of murdering his wife, she finds herself embroiled in a dark love triangle involving the suspect and her ex-boyfriend, who's heading the investigation. Intelligent, suspenseful, and well-acted, but some may find the levels of voyeurism creepy. (TV-PG)

MONDAY - 6/16

Biography (A&E, 8-9 p.m.): Fifty years ago, his $13-billion aid plan helped rebuild post-World War II Europe's shattered economies. "Biography" looks at the life of Gen. George C. Marshall. (TV-G)

TNN/Music City News Country Awards (TNN, 8-10:30 p.m.): The Nashville Network and Music City News honor top country performers of the past year. Hosting the 31st annual event from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry are LeAnn Rimes, George Jones, and Randy Travis. (TV-G)

TUESDAY - 6/17

Frontline (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): Why has Switzerland kept assets that Holocaust victims and survivors deposited in its banks before the war? Why were fleeing Jews turned away by Swiss border police? Personal stories guide the discussion in "Nazi Gold," which explores recent information about Switzerland's relationship to the Nazi war effort.

Larry King Live (CNN, 9-10 p.m.): On the 25th anniversary of Watergate, master chatter Larry King talks with then-Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Also scheduled to appear: key Watergate player G. Gordon Liddy, and then-Democratic presidential hopeful George McGovern.


American Visions (PBS, 9-11 p.m.): Don't miss the finale of Time magazine critic Robert Hughes's well-done opus examining American history through the lens of art.

FRIDAY - 6/20

A Family Thing (Showtime, 8-9:50 p.m.): Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones are about the unlikeliest brothers since Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins," but their fine acting pulls it off. Duvall plays Earl Pilcher, an Arkansas man who learns his real mother was a black woman raped by his father. Honoring his white mother's last wishes, he heads for Chicago to meet his half-brother Ray (Jones), who is less than eager to welcome Duvall into the family. Also worth noting: Irma P. Hall's blind, tart-tongued Aunt T.


Dangerous Minds (ABC, 9-10 p.m.): The show returns to prime time after a hiatus - but not for long. ABC is running a few reruns before pulling the plug for good. In this episode, Louanne Johnson (Annie Potts) takes her class on a field trip to Alcatraz, and later struggles to break their "code of silence" when one student is arrested for shoplifting. (TV-PG)

TV-Y All Children

TV-Y7 Directed to Older Children

TV-G General Audience

TV-PG Parental Guidance Suggested

TV-14 Parents Strongly Cautioned

TV-M Mature Audience Only

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