All three networks cover the arrival of Pope John Paul II in the United States on Thursday, with related specials that night on ABC and CBS. ABC also schedules a report on the Constitution, hosted by David Hartman, and CBS airs one on the United States' deficit, with Lesley Stahl and Robert Krolwich. Look for "Travelling Man" on CBS' Summer Playhouse, a new late-night week-night talk show for Geraldo Rivera on WJLA, and a new daytime game show, "Win, Lose or Draw," on NBC. Sports offerings include an Orioles game, U.S. Open Tennis and more reports from the World Championships of Track and Field in Rome. And kids: ABC and NBC begin their new Saturday morning line-ups this week.
SUNDAY SURVIVAL: "King Penguin" at 8 on PBS
MASTERPIECE THEATRE: "All for Love" at 9 on PBS At 8, PBS stations offer an encore of Cindy Buxton and Annie Price's fascinating portrait of King Penguins of the Falklands, one of the excellent "Survival Specials." Stay tuned for another in the Masterpiece Theatre series of "All for Love" plays, this one called "Mona." Deborah Stokes gets the title role, as a 13-year-old who befriends a dying veteran (Frank Finlay). Elsewhere you'll find movies: Robert Urich and Lindsay Wagner star in a Disney offering at 7 called "Young Again," a comedy-fantasy about a 40-year-old executive who returns to what he remembers as fun-filled high school days, only to find that 17-year-olds also have problems. Joan Collins and the late Jon-Erik Hexum appear in a made-for-TV story, "The Making of a Male Model," and Lucille Ball returns in "Stone Pillow," playing a New York City bag lady. At 11, WTTG begins an all-night Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon hosted by Jerry Lewis (with local hosts) from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Channel 2 joins in a half-hour later. Guests: Charlie Daniels, Constance Towers and Patrick Wayne on "Murder, She Wrote" (8 on CBS). MOVIES: Godzilla/monster movies from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on WDCA. SPORTS: U.S. Open Tennis (12:30 on CBS); World Track and Field Championships (2 on NBC); Arlington Million (horse racing) at 5 on ABC. MOVIES: "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" with Debbie Reynolds (11:45 p.m. on 7)
MONDAY WIN, LOSE OR DRAW at 11:30 a.m. on 4
ONLY ONE EARTH at 8 on 26
AMERICAN MASTERS: Maurice Sendak at 9 on 26
CAGNEY & LACEY at 10 on CBS
GERALDO at midnight on 7 WRC introduces new "Win, Lose or Draw" at 11:30 a.m., a game show based on charades hosted by Vicki Lawrence. This is a project of game show host Bert Convy and (surprise) Burt Reynolds. WETA begins an 11-part BBC series, "Only One Earth," at 8, with reports on the state of the world's environment, the impact of development and attempts to stave off its destruction. Part one looks at Senegal, Mexico and Scotland, where development is ruining the way of life. Stay tuned for a portrait of illustrator Maurice Sendak on "American Masters" (9 on 26), who says that Mozart was his greatest influence. Channels 2 and 5 fill their day with the Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon until 6:30. At 8:30, you get the episodes of "Beans Baxter," "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and "Karen's Song" that you would have seen last Saturday if Five hadn't carried the Redskins-Rams game. The Emmy-nominated "A Year in the Life" concludes on NBC as another Christmas approaches. And WDCA begins week-long episodes of "V" today at 8, continuing through Friday. Elsewhere, consider Maryland Public Television's hour-long presentation of the remarkable King's Singers at 10, a talented and versatile six-member male group singing a cappella. And CBS repeats the first half of a two-part Emmy-nominated episode of "Cagney & Lacey," in which Christine Cagney loses her father to alcoholism and Mary Beth Lacey risks her life to pull a baby boy from a car before it explodes. And at midnight, WJLA begins a new late-night week-night talk show starring Geraldo Rivera. SPORTS: University of Southern California at Michigan State (8 on ABC); U.S. Open Tennis highlights (11:30 on CBS each week night).
TUESDAY ONE VILLAGE IN CHINA at 9 on PBS
THE CONSTITUTION: WE LIVE IT EVERY DAY at 10 on ABC PBS stations carry the third part (and conclusion) of "One Village in China," an overview of the history of the village of Long Bow over several decades. During that time, the people endured the Revolution of 1949, collectivization during the early '50s, the Great Leap Forward in 1958, and the current shift from collectivized farming to individual household farming. At 9, NBC offers the network premiere of "Beyond the Limit," a 1983 film based on Graham Greene's novel, The Honorary Consul. In that romantic thriller, Michael Caine and Richard Gere star in a story about an ill-fated love affair set against the events of a South American political coup. And at 10, David Hartman checks in with an ABC special following the impact of our Constitution on the lives of several Americans. Guests: Danny Aiello and Joe Spinell on "Night Heat" (10 on CBS).
WEDNESDAY ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIALS: "Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story at 4 on 13
STEPHANIE at 9 on 22/67 and 32 Christian Hoff portrays a teen-ager who has contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion on a new ABC Afterschool Special carried today only on Channel 13. His co-stars are Ronny Cox, Florence Henderson and Jessica Walter. In the evening, Channels 22/67 and 32 carry a special by filmmaker Peggy Stein called "Stephanie," following a teen-ager through the ups and downs of her senior year in high school. And at 10, "St. Elsewhere" reprises its season finale. Guests: John Karlen, Emma Samms, Bill Rafferty, Stuart Damon and rock star Vanity on "The New Mike Hammer" (8 on CBS); Frank Sinatra as a retired detective on "Magnum, P.I." (9 on CBS); Patricia Kalember on "The Equalizer" (10 on CBS).
THURSDAY WIN, LOSE OR DRAW at 7:30 on NBC
THE COSBY SHOW at 8 on NBC
THE POPE IN AMERICA at 9 on ABC
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA at 9 on CBS
THE IN-THE-RED BLUES at 10 on CBS At 2, all three networks cover the arrival of Pope John Paul II in the United States for a 10-day visit. At night, NBC offers two episodes of "The Cosby Show" (8 and 8:30), the fourth-season finale of "Cheers" at 9 and the third-season finale of "Night Court" at 9:30. At 10, both CBS and ABC air specials in conjunction with the Pope's visit. On CBS' "The Catholic Church in America," Dan Rather leads a roundtable discussion with practicing Catholics who talk about their concerns with the church, parochial education and family issues. Also scheduled: Bruce Morton's report on abortion and contraception, Mark Phillips' piece on the Vatican's views of American Catholics, Lesley Stahl's look at the common bonds and tensions among Catholics and Jews, and Richard Roth's report on the status of priests and nuns in this country. CBS follows with another news report, this one called "The In-The-Red Blues" hosted by Lesley Stahl and Robert Krolwich, who focus on the large U.S. deficit. ABC's Bill Blakemore hosts that network's news special "The Pope in America." Also tonight: Lee and Amanda get married on a repeat episode of "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" (8 on CBS), and ABC offers the repeat season finale of "Sledge Hammer!"
FRIDAY CBS SUMMER PLAYHOUSE: "Travelling Man" at 8 on CBS
GOOD EVENING, AMERICA at 10 on ABC James Naughton stars as a young doctor who leaves his job at a city hospital and becomes involved with the problems of a small town on "Travelling Man," an hour-long drama on CBS Summer Playhouse. Also in the cast is Kay Lenz, playing a pool hustler he meets in a backwoods cafe; Richard Farnsworth as her cantankerous father, and Matt Clark, who plays a friend of the family who runs a tavern. Space alien Alf, whose show will resume later this month, hosts a half-hour preview of NBC's upcoming Saturday morning line-up; CBS' "Dallas" reruns its eighth season finale at 9, and NBC's "Crime Story" offers its season ender at 10. Also at 10, Charles Gibson, Kathleen Sullivan and Joan Lunden show up on "Good Evening, America," a night-time version of ABC's "Good Morning, America." Billy Joel fans should note that WTTG offers an hour-long "Billy Joel in London" special at 12:30 a.m. Guests: The Four Tops on "Webster" (8 on ABC); G. Gordon Liddy as Capt. Real Estate on "Miami Vice" (9 on 4 and 54). SPORTS: U.S. Open Tennis from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on CBS, with highlights at 11:30; Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox (8 on 2 and 10:30 on 20).
SATURDAY MORNING KIDS' SHOWS on ABC and NBC
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE at 11:30 on NBC ABC and NBC premiere their entire morning schedules today. ABC begins at 8 with "The Care Bears Family" and including "Little Clowns of Happytown," "My Pet Monster," "All New Pound Puppies," "Little Wizards," "The Real Ghostbusters," "The Flintstone Kids," "The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show,," "Animal Crack-Ups," and "ABC Weekend Specials." NBC starts at the same time with "Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears," then "Smurfs," "Fraggle Rock," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Alf," "The New Archies," "Foofur," "I'm Telling" (a game show featuring siblings) and the "Young People's Special." In the evening, NBC's "The Golden Girls" reruns an Emmy-nominated episode, ABC reprises the two-hour seasonal finale of "Hotel," and NBC's "Saturday Night Live" checks in with hosts Walter Payton and Joe Montana and guests Doug Flutie and Debbie Harry. SPORTS: U.S. Open Tennis from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on CBS; Baseball (2:15 p.m. on NBC); Alabama at Penn State (8 on CBS).
CABLE NOTES HOME TEAM SPORTS Sunday, Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles, live at 2; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Detroit Tigers at Orioles, live at 7:30; Thursday, Orioles at Boston Red Sox, live at 7:30; Saturday, West Virginia at Ohio State, live at noon. MTV
MTV carries the 1987 Video Music Awards Friday at 9, live from the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
Malcolm-Jamal Warner hosts "Home Alone: A Kid's Guide to Playing It Safe When On Your Own," offering tips for latch-key kids (Thursday at 7:30). The show won the Achievement in Children's Television Award from Action for Children's Television.