What's On TV

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Miracle in Lane Two (Disney Channel, 7:30-9 p.m.): Frankie Muniz stars as Justin Yoder, the 12-year-old who made a name for himself in a soap-box derby - despite his wheelchair. The cheerful film can be sentimental, but the humor mitigates against the maudlin.


25 Years of No. 1 Hits: Arista Records' Anniversary Celebration (NBC, 8-10 p.m.): An eclectic collection of performers spanning the spectrum of contemporary music pay tribute to Arista Records. Includes Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Boyz II Men, Barry Manilow, and others.


The Judds Reunion: Power to Change (CBS, 8-9 p.m.): Wonderful to see Naomi and Wynonna together - introduced by the youngest Judd, Ashley. "Love Can Build a Bridge" never sounded better. Great music, great ladies.

Intimate Portraits: Rosalynn Carter (Lifetime, 7-8 p.m.): Narrated by Jane Fonda, this fascinating documentary covers a lot of details about Mrs. Carter. Life in Plains, Ga., and marriage to Jimmy led to a public life in the spotlight. Jimmy's loving testimony about his wife is the best part.

West Wing (NBC, 9-10 p.m.): In the series finale (the show has been renewed for a second season), President Bartlet prepares for a town-hall meeting with college students. Meanwhile, his staff is concerned about rescuing a downed American pilot in the Iraqi desert.


Friends (NBC, 8-9 p.m.): Tom Selleck returns as Richard, Monica's former boyfriend, in this hour-long season finale. Chandler (Matthew Perry) asks Monica to marry him, but Richard tells Monica that he loves her.

Mystery! Murder Rooms: The Dark Origins of Sherlock Holmes (PBS, May 18, 9-10 p.m., check local listings; concludes May 25): It's really about Arthur Conan Doyle's days as a medical student and the brilliant professor who inspired him to create the great fictional detective.

Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women (PBS, check local listings): This tale of degradation and horror only came to light in 1991 - the Japanese Army's treatment of young Korean (also Chinese and Filipino) women as sex slaves during World War II. The program is hard to watch, but important. For mature audiences.


Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (CBS, 8-10 p.m.): The cast is reunited in this silly action-comedy. Fans of the original show will enjoy seeing the gang in L.A. raising money for their hometown by selling music tapes. The bad guys steal their music ("We lost 'em like a toad in a tornado") and the chase is on.

Daytime Emmy Awards (ABC, 9-11 p.m.): Susan Lucci hosts the 27th annual awards, which honor the best in daytime TV.


The Linda McCartney Story (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): Beatles fans will appreciate this dramatization of Linda's story. Fairly well written; includes Linda's tragic illness. For mature audiences.

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