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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 2, 2001

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: "Once and Again," 9 p.m., ABC. Rick (Billy Campbell) and Lily (Sela Ward) are set to marry. When "Once and Again" started, that seemed easy. Here were two people with everything in common: Each is bright and beautiful, with a good heart and two teenage children. Lately, however, there have been complications. Rick got hooked up with a nasty developer; Lily found her ex-husband has had trouble with the restaurant her late father started.

"Masterpiece Theatre American Collection: The Song of the Lark," 8 p.m., PBS. Willa Cather grew up on the prairie of Nebraska, a world she both loved and resisted. She leapt to big-city fame as an author, while trying to hold on to the rural pieces of her soul. That struggle was fictionalized in "The Song of the Lark," her 1915 novel, in which she makes her young heroine a musician.

"Murder She Wrote: The Last Free Man," 7 p.m., CBS. This final Jessica Fletcher movie has been lingering on the CBS shelf. It has Jessica trying to solve a 19th-century case; Angela Lansbury has a double role, playing her ancestor.

"Ed," 7 p.m., NBC. A couple wants to marry at the bowling alley.

"The West Wing," 8 p.m., NBC. The White House counsel (Oliver Platt) continues to ask tough questions about the cover-up of the president's health troubles.