WORTH NOTING ON TV
Summer Celebration (CBS, 8-9 p.m. E.T.): Ann Jillian, Deidre Hall, and Jack Hanna join Dick Clark, Stephanie Powers, and other stars to honor the environmental efforts of young people. Part of the show will take the viewer through three parks - Sea World of Orlando, Fla. and San Diego, and Busch Gardens of Tampa, Fla. - and spotlight some of the parks' new exhibits and their efforts to save certain species. "Pledge and promise" awards will be given to student groups in four categories: kindergarten throu gh 5th grade, 6th to 8th, 9th to 12th, and college. Some of the environmental projects these young people have undertaken include a group in Utah that saved a creek and a fourth-grade class that established a recycling project.
NBA Finals (NBC, 9-11:30 p.m. E.T.): The first game of the best-of-seven series pits the Chicago Bulls against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. It's been 17 years since the Suns last played for a championship title. This year's Most Valuable Player, Charles Barkley (Suns), and Michael Jordan (Bulls) - the MVP for the previous two years - will face each other in a championship that some are dubbing the "Charles and Michael Show."
MTV Movie Awards (MTV, 9-11 p.m. E.T.): It's not a traditional movie-awards show by any means. You won't find "best director," "best musical score," or some of the other conventional categories that pop up each year on the Oscars. The MTV Movie Awards, now in its second year, features off-beat categories such as best kiss, best villain, best on-screen duo, and best comedic performance. Hosted by Eddie Murphy, the show boasts its own list of stars who will present and perform: Denzel Washington, Mel Gibso n, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Whitney Houston, and Marisa Tomei are a sampling.
Please check local listings for all programs.