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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, July 25, 2003

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

Tonight's Must-See

"The 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons," 7 a.m., VH1. In the last four nights this list of pop-culture icons — people famous for just being famous — has taken us from No. 200 to No. 21. Those will be rerun now followed by the top 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. All of this is quick, flashy, shallow and, in its odd way, fun. Overall, the list is dominated by actors, musicians and TV personalities. Still, the exceptions make it interesting. The list includes a physicist (Albert Einstein), a psychiatrist (Sigmund Freud), a psychologist (Dr. Phil), an astronaut (Neil Armstrong), an author (Stephen King), two designers (Calvin Klein and Gianni Versace), an artist (Andy Warhol), two filmmakers (Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg), a playboy (Hugh Hefner), a rich home guru (Martha Stewart) and a richer computer whiz (Bill Gates). It includes presidents, first ladies, judges, cartoons, comic book heroes, puppets, athletes and a princess. This is the sort of silliness that can keep us watching and arguing.

Of Note

"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001 edition of the 1979 film), 5 p.m., Bravo. Francis Coppola revisited his Vietnam classic by adding 49 minutes. Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall and Marlon Brando star.

"The Bernie Mac Show," 7 and 7:30 p.m., Fox. In the first rerun, Bernie's sister makes a quick impression on the kids. In the second, Don Rickles guest stars as an offbeat neighbor who has a scheme for lowering Bernie's cholesterol.

"JAG," 8 p.m., CBS. Turner heads to the Mideast in this rerun to probe the disappearance of a nuclear warhead.

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," 9 p.m., NBC. A 6-year-old girl has been shot in an apparent botched robbery. Soon, however, cops question her older sister and the clerk she's dating.