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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, August 13, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

• TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE (network TV): "Everybody Loves Raymond," 7-9 p.m., CBS. Here is a helpful reminder that "Raymond" is one of TV's best comedies. CBS bunches four reruns, the common thread being a droll wit and a sharp sense of character.

• TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE (cable): "State of Grace," 6 p.m., FOX Family Channel. This gentle comedy-drama has emerged as one of summer's best surprises. Now comes a serious and well-crafted episode that's about religion. In "Wonder Years" style, this series has an adult (voiced by Oscar-winner Frances McDormand) reflecting on her childhood in 1965.

• "The American President" (1995), 6:35 p.m., WTBS. Rob Reiner skillfully directed Michael Douglas as the president and Annette Bening as a bright and beautiful lobbyist.

• "The Newton Boys" (1998), 8 p.m., ABC. This film looks at another set of real-life bank robbers, this time in the 1920s.

• "Russian Trinity," 9-10:30 p.m., PBS. This documentary views Russian history through three forces — the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Theatre and the prison that was the headquarters of the secret police.

• "Family Law," 9 p.m., CBS. Emmy-winner Dana Delany guests as someone facing charges after one son accidentally kills another.