Worth Noting on TV
Late Edition With Frank Sesno (CNN, 12 noon-1 p.m.): Vice President Al Gore, on his farm in Carthage, Tenn., meets host Frank Sesno for a live interview. On the slate for discussion: the road to the White House for a second term, Whitewater, and the Russian elections. Vice President Gore's wife, Tipper, joins them later in the program to talk about the couple's involvement in "Family Reunion Five: Balancing Work and Families," the annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., hosted by Mr. Gore. The conference begins Sunday.
Both Vice President and Mrs. Gore will take phone calls from viewers.
The Great Escape (FAM, 4-7 p.m.): This 1963 Hollywood classic about Allied POWs plotting escape from a Nazi prison camp stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, and James Coburn.
America's Most Endangered (The History Channel, 10-11 p.m.): No, this program isn't about animals, but about 11 sites of US heritage cited as "most endangered" for 1996 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The list includes the Uptown Theater in Chicago, one of America's grandest movie palaces, closed for the past 15 years; and the town of Petoskey, Mich., whose historic character is giving way to shopping malls, highways, and residential developments.
Dining Around (TVFN, 11:30 p.m.-midnight): For two weeks starting today, TV Food Network's daily series visits restaurants in Atlanta as the city prepares for the Olympic Games. Hosts Nina Griscom and Alan Richman will sample fare at trendy hot spots and eateries specializing in Southern cooking, in addition to looking at food courts inside the Olympic competition sites.
Please check local listings for these programs.