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Posted on: Saturday, January 27, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

MUST-SEE: "Greatest Super Bowl Commercials," 7 p.m., "Saturday Night Super Bowl," 8 p.m., and "MTV’s Super Bowl Uncensored," 9 p.m.; all CBS. CBS wants to make sure we know something’s happening Sunday. With that in mind, it has three straight Super Bowl specials. The first follows the tradition of advertisers unveiling their biggest and best commercials during the game. The second is a live performance from the Super Bowl city of Tampa Bay, Fla., and Ricky Martin stars; then again, he also did a presidential inaugural concert, so this might not seem that super to him. Then things wrap up with an hour from MTV, which is CBS’ sister company. That includes stories from Super Bowls past.

"Courage Under Fire," 7 p.m., ABC. Denzel Washington plays an Army officer investigating the death of a captain (Meg Ryan) nominated for the Medal of Honor.

"The Ghost and the Darkness," 7 p.m., NBC. In a true tale, Val Kilmer plays an Irishman who arrives in Africa in 1896 to build a bridge. Lion attacks terrorize his men. A big-game hunter (Michael Douglas) is brought in.

"A Girl Thing," 8 p.m., Showtime. Here’s the second half of this four-hour miniseries in which a therapist (Stockard Channing) helps her patients. Tonight, Lynn Whitfield suspects her husband of cheating and hires Linda Hamilton to tempt him.

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