The USA Network serves up tennis, 80 hours of U.S. Open coverage, beginning Monday at 11 a.m. This is the seventh year for USA's coverage of the country's premier tournament. In addition, CBS has scheduled 43 1/2 hours of weekend and late night coverage for the 14-day event.
Bill Macatee (co-anchor of the late "USA Today on TV") will be host and do play-by-play of some feature matches. He will be joined by Billie Jean King, Diana Nyad, Barry MacKay, Vitas Gerulaitis, Susan Hunt, Ted Robinson and Bruce Beck.
The CBS crew will be made up of Pat Summerall, Tony Trabert, Mary Carillo, Tim Ryan, Jim Nance, Leslie Visser and John Dockery.
USA NETWORK SCHEDULE
Mon., Aug. 2711 a.m.-4p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 2811 a.m.-4p.m. and 7-10 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 2911 a.m.-4p.m. and 7:30-11 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 3011 a.m.-4p.m. and 7:30-11 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 3111 a.m.-4p.m. and 7:30-11 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 17:30-11 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 27:30-11 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 37-10 p.m.
Tue., Sept. 411 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7:30-11 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 511 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7:30-11 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 6noon-6 p.m. and 7:30-11 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 91-3 p.m. CBS SCHEDULE
Sat., Sept. 112:30-6 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 212:30-6 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 312:30-6 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 711 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 811 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 94-7 p.m.
CBS will also do a half-hour wrapup at 11:30 p.m., weeknights, Aug. 27-31 and Sept. 3-7.
Sunday on The Disney Channel at 6 p.m. Michael Tucker ("L.A. Law") host the premiere of a look at the techniques that made "Fantasia" an animated masterpiece 50 years ago. The one-hour special "Fantasia: The Creation of a Classic" sets up the movie's re-release in theaters in October. Encore: Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Monday on TBS at 10 p.m. Capt. Jacques-Yves Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso continue their "Rediscovery of the World" with the 60-minute chapter "Borneo: Forest Without Land," which examines the beauty and fragility of the world's third largest island as well as the mysteries of the forests without land. Encore Monday, 12:35 a.m., Saturday, 9:05 a.m., and Monday, Sept. 3, 1:50 a.m.
Monday on HBO at 8 p.m. "The Record Breakers of Sport," hosted by Cris Collinsworth, is a one-hour special which takes a look at the highest achievements in the history of athletics and includes interviews with Hank Aaron, Roger Bannister, Bob Beamon, Boris Becker, Jim Brown, Marty Glickman on Jesse Owens, Gordie Howe, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Billie Jean King and Mark Spitz. Encore: Thursday, 10:45 p.m.
Wednesday on Lifetime at 9 p.m. "Your Family Matters" highlights intervention, a dramatic approach to treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. In "The Party's Over," addicts may be forced to choose between entering rehabilitation programs or losing ties to family and friends.