Several members of Sen. Robert Kennedy's family and some friends who worked with him will be at a special screening Nov. 19 of "Bobby Kennedy: In His Own Words," a new HBO documentary. The one-hour documentary, which includes home movies and "never-before-heard" audio tapes, will debut on HBO on Nov. 20, which would have been the New York Democrat's 65th birthday.

The guest list for the reception and screening at the Westin Hotel includes family members Ted Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ethel Kennedy, Sargent and Eunice Shriver, and Jean Kennedy Smith, and Kennedy friends and associates such as Newton Minow, Robert McNamara, Milton Friedman, Hugh Sidey, Byron White, John Seigenthaler, John Douglas, John Nolan and William Styron.

Out and About

George Stevens Jr. is back in town after nine weeks of filming in South Carolina for "Separate but Equal," a drama about the events leading to the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which integrated the nation's schools. Stevens -- writer, director and producer of the film that is to become a four-hour, two-night miniseries on ABC -- said Academy Award winners Sidney Poitier and Burt Lancaster play courtroom adversaries Thurgood Marshall, then NAACP counsel, and J.W. Davis. Stevens also said it is the first time the two legendary actors have worked together. Five days of filming took place here and in the Supreme Court chamber reproduced at Disney/MGM Studios in Orlando, Fla. ...

In spite of a raging fire that damaged 20 percent of the Universal Studios property in Hollywood on Tuesday, tours were conducted as usual yesterday morning. A studio security guard was jailed on charges of arson in the fire, which caused damages estimated in the hundreds of millions. No motive for the fire was disclosed. It destroyed the sets of "Oscar," a John Landis movie starring Sylvester Stallone that was the only film under production at the time of the blaze. Shooting was over for the day, and there were no injuries ...

American forces in the Persian Gulf have received all kinds of gifts of support from home. Everything from letters to cookies, but 100,000 pounds of dumbbells and other weight-lifting equipment? And the gift is being coordinated by muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said he got the idea for helping the troops keep fit when he learned they were using buckets of sand as weights. As chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Schwarzenegger headed a campaign to get the equipment donated by sporting goods manufacturers. Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, liked the idea and agreed to the dumbbell airlift ...

Marilyn Quayle is going to the Soviet Union next week on a visit designed to provide better cooperation between Soviet and American disaster response organizations. She will be there Nov. 14-20 in response to an invitation from the Soviet government ...

Who guitarist Peter Townshend, who has been married since 1966 and has three children, has divulged his bisexuality in an interview published in "Rock Lives: Profiles and Interviews," a new collection of interviews by music writer and radio host Timothy White. "I know how it feels to be a woman because I am a woman," Townshend told White in the interview. "And I won't be classified as just a man"...