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What to watch for week of June 1, 1990

What to watch for week of June 1, 1990 — A day-to-day guide to notable programs

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1/FRIDAY
Movie: The Return of Sam McCloud
Make that Senator McCloud: Dennis Weaver returns with a new career but the same old crime-fighting bent in a TV movie based on the ’70s series. CBS (9-11 p.m.)

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (See review.)

2/SATURDAY
Earth ’90: Children and the Environment
A live global concert to raise awareness of environmental issues includes performances by the Smithereens and Julio Iglesias in New York, Richard Marx in Berlin, John Denver in Tokyo, and Gilberto Gil in Rio de Janeiro. Syndicated (9 p.m.-midnight)

Robert Schimmel: Hard Core in the Big Apple
(See review.)

A Pair of Jokers: Bill Engvall and Rosie O’Donnell
(See review.)

3/SUNDAY
The Simpsons
Bart History, Chapter 1: In a repeat of ”Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire,” the special that inaugurated the series, the holidays look gloomy for Homer and family when his bonus disappears and Bart uses Marge’s emergency fund to buy himself a tattoo. Fox (8:30-9 p.m.)

Sammy Davis Jr.’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
(See review.)

The 44th Annual Tony Awards
Is there life in the theater? You be the judge, as scenes from the nominees for best play and best musical highlight the yearly Broadway prizefest, usually one of TV’s slickest awards shows. Scheduled to appear: Tyne Daly, Morgan Freeman, Dustin Hoffman, James Earl Jones, Maggie Smith, Jessica Tandy, Lily Tomlin, and host Kathleen Turner. CBS (9-11 p.m.)

4/MONDAY
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To
A tribute to Hollywood’s favorite wife and her 114-movie career, narrated by Kathleen Turner and written by Time critic Richard Schickel. TNT (8-9 p.m)

Murphy Brown
CBS cross-pollination: When Corky receives the prestigious Humboldt Award, The Famous Teddy Z’s Al Floss (Alex Rocco) demands star treatmenn for his newly successful client. CBS (9-9:30 p.m.)

The TNN Music City News Country Awards
Judds alert: The country-music prize-giving season continues with a merged version of the TNN Viewer’s Choice Awards and the Music City News Country Awards; fan-selected winners in 13 categories are announced tonight. TNN (9-11 p.m.)

USSR Art
(See review.)

5/TUESDAY
thirtysomething
About to be propelled into parenthood, quarrelsome couple Gary and Susannah have fences to mend and plans to make, in a rebroadcast of an episode with some touching moments, a few good laughs, and the longest labor scene in recent television history. ABC (10-11 p.m.)

Living the Last Days
Life and death in Los Angeles’ 25-bed Brownlie Hospice are the subjects of a documentary on the efforts of patients and medical professionals to cope with AIDS. PBS (10-11 p.m.)

6/WEDNESDAY
Smithsonian World: The Quantum Universe
Quantum peep: The season’s final Smithsonian special tries to prove that you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand particle physics, and borrows the services of an actor, an artist, a photographer, and an 11-year- old narrator to unravel the world’s tiniest mysteries. PBS (8-9 p.m.)

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