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Posted on: Saturday, January 20, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

MUST-SEE: "Michelle Kwan: Princess on Ice" (7 p.m.) and figure-skating U.S. Championships (8 p.m.), both ABC. It’s all skating, all night. First Kwan gets her own special. She has help from Olympic gold-medallists Dorothy Hamill and Katarina Witt. There’s also music from SheDaisy, the sensational country trio, and from O-Town, the ABC-created pop group that seems to be mandatory on the network.

"That’s Life," 7 p.m., CBS. Frank is fuming because Dolly has put him on a restricted diet.

"A Girl Thing," 8 p.m., Showtime. Here’s the start of a two-week, four-hour miniseries, packed with star power. Stockard Channing stars as a psychiatrist who listens to women grappling with their unique challenges. Elle MacPherson, Rebecca De Mornay, Allison Janney, Glenne Headly, Lynn Whitfield and Mia Farrow co-star.

"Walker, Texas Ranger," 8 p.m., CBS. Escaped convicts go on a bank-robbery spree.

"The District," 9 p.m., CBS. Three stories jostle for attention and each packs full-tilt emotion. Police Chief Jack Mannion (Craig T. Nelson) meets a woman whose husband is missing. Mannion is fretting about his ex-wife’s pending marriage. Both of those, however, are a warm-up for the bigger story: An Irish Republican Army group is coming to town. After a slow start, "The District" is worth catching.

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