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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, August 20, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE (network TV): "Everybody Loves Raymond," 8 p.m., CBS. After rerunning four of its best episodes last week, "Raymond" has another exceptional one tonight. For most of their lives, Robert has been jealous of his brother, Ray. Now the same day brings good news for Robert, bad for his brother. Ray doesn't take it well. This is a funny rerun that's built on common human flaws.

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE (cable): "Within These Walls," 9-11 p.m., Lifetime. There's a great pleasure in watching two superb actresses blend perfectly. It instantly makes up for any shortcomings in the story. That's what happens in this cable movie, as Ellen Burstyn and Laura Dern do stunning work. The basic story is taken from real life: A crusading nun set up a program to have prisoners train dogs that can help the disabled. From there, this script manufactures lots of sub-plots. There are points where it simply seems to be stretching to find some way to get to the two-hour mark. All of that, however, is soon forgiven: Dern (as the nun) and Burstyn (as a prisoner) give deeply moving performances; they stir the audience with layers of emotion.

"Teen Choice Awards," 7 p.m., FOX. Teens voted such categories as Male Hottie and Female Hottie. There's also music by Usher and Shaggy, plus a duet by brothers Nick and Aaron Carter.