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Posted on: Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

MUST-SEE: "Jazz," 9 p.m. PBS. This terrific chapter starts with the pure joy of a young man returning from World War II. Jon Hendricks heard a sensational song on the ship radio station. "It was frenetic and fast and exciting and brilliant," he says. It was "Salt Peanuts," linking Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Hendricks was instantly sold on the new bebop sound. In the years ahead, Hendricks would become a noted jazz singer. Meanwhile, bebop would create a schism among jazz fans. Some people mocked it, others saw it as the future of jazz.

"Ed," 7 p.m., NBC. Another cultural gap is bridged: Karaoke comes to Stuckeyville.

"Welcome to New York," 7:30 p.m., CBS. Marsha wants to throw the ultimate Super Bowl party.

"The West Wing," 8 p.m., CBS. Roger Rees, who was rich Robin Colcord on "Cheers," plays the new British ambassador.

"Blackout," 8 p.m., CBS. Don’t you hate it when the power goes out in the mall — especially when a psychotic killer is there? Jane Seymour stars.

"Once and Again," 9 p.m., ABC. Judy (Marin Hinkle) gets the focus here and suddenly has to choose between two lovers.

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