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Two sisters -- one suffering from mental illness, the other a career-oriented New York professional -- have a tense, difficult relationship, until -- ultimately -- they are able to achieve mutual understanding and acceptance.<P>Christine wants nothing more in life than to fit in and live independent
Television movie about Mrs. Rosa L. Parks, the woman who inspired others when, exhausted after a long day at work, she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. Mrs. Parks was then arrested and jailed. Her courage and defiance led to the Montgomery bus
A father takes in the child his estranged daughter believes she has given up for adoption. Twelve years ago, unmarried Natalie became pregnant and made the decision to give up her child for adoption. Her hard-working father, John, learned about the existence of the child and took him in. In the inte
Laura and Almanzo Wilder leave their home in South Dakota to seek a better life in Missouri. Laura documents their daily life in her letters home to her parents, Charles and Caroline Ingalls, and late at night writes the stories she will eventually have published. Once they arrive in the small town
Real and mythical worlds collide when a mysterious woman arrives in a small Irish fishing village in 1909. Quinn, a grieving widower, and his fishing partner, Willy Stewart, are taken by surprise when their third partner, Dunhill, appears with an unbelievable catch of fish and a mysterious woman. Th
The story of a man who, upon the death of his father and an imminent divorce, takes his 10-year-old daughter on a cross-country camping and fishing journey, reminiscent of those he took with his own father.<P>James Dodson is enjoying the Fourth of July with his 10-year-old daughter, Maggie, 6-year-o
Television movie based on the book by Eric Newby that tells the true story of a captured British soldier and an Italian woman who fall in love in Italy during World War II. Newby's life is saved by the heroic actions of this courageous young woman and a small, brave group of Italian farmers and vill
In rural 1945 Mississippi, Jewel Hilburn and her husband Leston have four healthy children. At the age of 40, Jewel gives birth to Brenda Kay, a fifth child with Down's Syndrome. Desperately wanting the child to beat the odds, Jewel focuses her undivided attention and love upon the child and, as a r
Arvella Whipple, a recently widowed mother of three, travels with her three children from New England to California during the Gold Rush of 1850 to start a new life in the burgeoning frontier town of Lucky Diggins. Arvella's spirited 13-year-old daughter, California, does not share her mother's drea
A live adaptation of Ernest Thompson's play "On Golden Pond," a love story about a married couple who return to their summer home for the 44th year -- and reevaluate their dreams, relationships and mortality throughout their stay. Ethel and Norman Thayer return to their Maine summer home on Golden
In the mid-south in 1966, small town lawyer Daniel Stewart is facing the opportunity of a lifetime -- to be the first black congressman from his district. The challenge of Daniel's campaign is heightened when the wife of incumbent Horton Roundtree is found murdered in her bed. The suspect is poor bl
Television movie that gives a "behind-the-scenes" look at the television series "Gilligan's Island," which ran from 1964 to 1967 on CBS. The story, told from the point of view of Dawn Wells (Mary Ann), Bob Denver (Gilligan) and Russell Johnson (the Professor), begins with the battle the creator face
The children of a married couple on the verge of separating pool their resources to send their mother and father on a second honeymoon.<P>With their son and daughter away at college, flower nursery owner Maggie Weston and her workaholic banking vice president husband, George, are successful at keepi
When 21-year-old Leslie Wagner discovers she is pregnant, she is frightened and unable to decide whether or not she should have her baby. She is persuaded to carry through with her pregnancy by her friend Karen, who is anxious to have a baby of her own. Karen sees this as an opportunity to provide h
Television movie about a white grandmother and a black grandfather, not married to each other, who must overcome their differences to raise their suddenly orphaned granddaughter. Georgia Porter's life is changed when her estranged daughter and her daughter's husband die in an automobile accident on
A woman must choose between her successful career and caring for an aging father who can no longer care for himself. Katherine Barton is a successful book editor at a top New York publishing firm. She has a comfortable relationship with longtime boyfriend, Jack, and is happy with her life, until the
Television movie that covers the pivotal time in the life of author Laura Ingalls Wilder as she leaves the secure, familiar arms of her pioneer family to begin a new life as a wife and mother. In 1944, memories of her blossoming adulthood overcome an elderly Laura Ingalls Wilder as she travels back
Charles Lattimer is a successful advertising executive married to Kristen, an ambitious venture capital associate. Charles wishes for a simpler life and on a train trip to a nearby city, he is magically transported to Somerville, a small town that existed in the late 1800s. Frightened at first, Char
Muriel, a wife and mother, is reeling from the success of her first novel. Muriel's book, "The Wednesday Woman," focuses on a woman's affair with a psychotic criminal who almost kills her. Life begins to imitate art when Muriel, a recovering alcoholic who grew up abused by her father, finds herself
Helen Parker, a retired high school teacher, is unexpectedly reunited with former student Todd Cope and winds up teaching him the value of living every day to the fullest.<P>Helen, a widow long retired from teaching, lives alone in a charming house brimming with books and small treasures from her ye
Television movie based on the life of singer-actor John Denver, who died in a plane crash in October 1997. Based on John Denver's autobiography "Take Me Home," as well as material from his first wife Annie Martell Denver, his children and business associates Milt Okun and Hal Thau. At age 21, John D
A mother is forced to face the self-destructive secret her daughter has been hiding -- bulimia -- and the fact that, in order for her daughter to start down the long road to recovery, painful issues must be confronted.<P>Nina is a loving mother and dedicated child psychologist who helps distressed f
Television movie based on Mary McGarry Morris' novel about Marie Fermoyle, a strong-willed but vulnerable single mother in Vermont in the early 1960s, whose loneliness and desire to provide a better life for her three children make her an easy target for a smooth-talking, dangerous drifter. When Oma
Based on a true story, a psychic works with the police to find a serial killer. Donielle is a woman terrorized by psychic abilities that cause her to envision violent crimes before they happen. She discovered her unique ability as a young girl and it ultimately destroyed her relationship with her mo
Television movie based on the memoirs of African-American centenarians Sarah L. Delany and her sister Dr. Annie Elizabeth Delany. Chronicles a century of American life as seen through the eyes of the Delany sisters, woven into a tale of family, love, courage and tenacity.
David Farris, a seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father is accused of foul play by his ex-wife, Ellen, when his current wife, Lorraine, dies suddenly after a suspicious illness. Based on a true story.
Barbara and Denny Traynor are happily married, with two teenagers, good friends and Denny's successful construction business. Late one night, chaos erupts in their home as Denny is abruptly arrested for the murder of a man named Wayne Kennedy in a killing in Oregon nearly 27 years earlier. In shock,
An Episcopalian priest experiences a crisis of faith until a life-altering event makes him believe he witnessed a miracle. Reverend Joe Cass questions his faith and his ability to make a difference in the lives of his parishioners and his family, which includes teenage son David, 5-year-old daughter
Gwen and Dave Todson are awakened one morning by a phone call from Dave's brother Rick, with the news that his wife Pat is dead. Rick says that a burglar is responsible, but the police don't believe it and want to question Dave and Gwen about Rick and Pat's marriage. On his way to the police station
A beautiful, blind concert cellist falls for a famous, self-centered pianist but doesn't realize that true love is before her eyes. Maryann Lowery is a music teacher at the Milford Conservatory of Music. Her time spent with Oliver, her widowed neighbor and his teenage daughter, Tina, is interrupted
When his six-year-old son Marcus is kidnapped, Dan Carlin, a recent widow and wealthy Seattle industrialist, accidentally kills Alex the kidnapper in a fit of rage. Now Dan and Police Detective Janet Wise must find Marcus within 24 hours before a bomb, hidden in the child's teddy bear, explodes.
Cassie Whitman learns that her husband Mark is in a coma after being injured in a plane crash, and that he was traveling with another woman. Her life is changed forever when she discovers that there is a little girl who needs a home -- Erica, the daughter of her husband, whose mother was killed in t
When Linda Marsh catches her husband George, the school principal, with their daughter's fifth grade teacher, she becomes unglued. George moves out and Linda spends her days in her robe and her nights watching television. Her children Drew and Mandy are also having a rough time, but 4-year-old Willi
Adaptation of Barbara Taylor Bradford's novel "A Secret Affair" about Vanessa Stewart, a successful executive who feels stifled by her perfect life until a chance, passionate romance with a daring television reporter gives her the courage to seek her life's true destiny.
Television movie that continues the story of the CBS series "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." Dr. Mike and her husband Sully, along with the townspeople of Colorado Springs, search for their kidnapped daughter Katie.
A widow and her son search for the meaning of Christmas in 1905. Rose Cameron is trying to cope with her husband's death but her mortgage is overdue, she has only a few cattle to sell and her 5-year-old son, Toby, is running a high fever. Then, Harry Withers, a lone rider, shows up on her farm. Rose
Traces the journey of a black baby who is born to a white woman in the early 1960s, given up for adoption and 34 years later reunited with her birth mother. In 1961, Gerry Cummins is raped by a black man near her home in Boston. When Gerry discovers that she is pregnant, she and her husband Bob hope
Pilot Glen "Lucky" Singer, who is skeptical of computers, is on vacation when he and his family are caught on a runaway train that is controlled by a computer.
A widow finds refuge in the arms of a younger man after the death of her son. Lee Reston, 44, and Chris Lallek, 30, find love while mourning the death of Greg, Lee's son and Chris's best friend. Lee's family and friends oppose the relationship because of the age difference but Lee decides to pursue
A chance encounter with a woman she once knew, sparks memories long buried for Rebecca. Rebecca is happily married to Joe, but is haunted by the fact that she can't remember anything from the eight years before she met her husband. After she faints in a supermarket, Rebecca encounters Lynn, a woman
Adaptation of Anna Quindlen's novel about a woman who flees with her son to escape her abusive husband in order to start a new life. To the casual observer, Fran Benedetto has a handsome husband, Bobby, and adoring 10-year-old son and a house in a Long Island suburb. But what her neighbors don't see
Update of "The Patty Duke Show," which aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966, about a pair of identical-twin cousins, Patty and Cathy Lane, both played by Patty Duke. Three decades later, Patty still spends her days at Brooklyn Heights High School where she is now a drama teacher. She is divorced from high
Holly Parker is searching for her twin daughters when she meets Dr. Carmen Travis, an expert in biological warfare who is searching for the source of a virulent disease. They realize that the children are the key to the mysterious outbreak. Together they must elude a conspiracy and stop the spreadin
When Cath begins to receive threatening phone calls and letters, her husband Frank insists on calling the police. When Detectives Engelhart and Pyne question Cath about her stalker, her behavior leads the detectives to suspect that she knows her tormentor. Upon investigating, they discover that Cath
Television movie based on Sam Reese Sheppard's quest to prove that his father, Dr. Sam Sheppard, did not kill his mother Marilyn in 1954. Sheppard served ten years in prison for the crime before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the conviction. He was later retried and found not guilty. Sheppard was
Early one morning in 1981, an unhappy Rose Cleardon leaves her husband Thomas without telling him that she is two months pregnant with their child. Confused and guilt ridden, Rose seeks solace at her church where a priest suggests she take refuge at St. Genevieve's home for unwed mothers in Kentucky
Successful young businessman Will Martin returns to his sleepy hometown following the death of his grandfather, Warren. Will intends to spend a few months with his grandmother, Gram, and bring his grandfather's business into the 90s. Before Will returns to his own life, Gram asks him to help her fin
A contemporary retelling of the classic story "Beauty and the Beast," based on the novel "Beauty" by Susan Wilson. Alix Miller meets novelist Lee Crompton when her artist father Alexander is too ill to paint Lee's family portrait. As they work together, Alix begins to fall in love with Lee despite h
Heartbroken by the medical confirmation of her sterility, Kim Lussier appeals to her husband Keith to pursue an immediate adoption. Keith, unsure that he is ready to become a father, tries to delay the process before reluctantly yielding to Kim's pleas. As the Lussiers prepare for the arrival of the
Frank Walsh, a widower after 41 years of marriage meets and falls for Florence, an extroverted woman quite different from his late wife. The relationship brings out a joyful, spirited side of Frank but his grown children make it clear they do not approve of her. The disapproval of his eldest son Rob
Jim Rockford becomes entangled in a case incriminating two veteran police officers on vice charges and finds himself harassed by the entire Los Angeles Police Department. As he delves deeper into the case, Rockford finds himself battered and threatened by criminals with long murderous records.
Coverage of the 28th annual People's Choice Awards presentation, honoring America's favorites in the fields of television, motion pictures and music.
Live coverage of the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the television series "I Love Lucy," starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The program takes an in-depth look at the show's stars, its creation and its impact on television. Highlights include stories from original "I Love Lucy" writers Madelyn Pugh Davis,
Live coverage of the 27th annual People's Choice Awards presentation from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, honoring America's favorites in the fields of television, motion pictures and music.
Coverage of the Kennedy Center Honors presentation, which pays tribute to outstanding Americans who have distinguished themselves in the performing arts. Honorees are: actors Jack Nicholson and Julie Andrews, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, composer Quincy Jones and pianist Van Cliburn.
A face-off between today's best American skaters and the best skaters from around the world.
Live coverage of the 26th annual People's Choice Awards presentation from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
Coverage of the Sportsman of the Year awards presentation from New York's Beacon Theater, honoring notable sports achievers from the year 2000, as selected by Sports Illustrated editors.
Documentary that offers a kid's perspective of National Football League football as three kids become immersed in the worlds of the coaches, players and CBS announce team members during a pre-season game between the New York Giants and the Jacksonville Jaguars. CBS NFL lead-announce-team, Greg Gumbe
Special featuring highlights from past "Peanuts" shows, new animation and interaction between real people and members of the "Peanuts" gang, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and Lucy. The tribute consists of six acts covering recurring themes in the world of Charlie Brown: "Love," "Sports," "S
At the 23rd annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala, a tribute to distinguished artists, taped at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C., dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, musician Chuck Berry, singer and conductor Placido Domingo, actor/director Clint Eastwood and actress Angela Lansbury are salute
Documentary special that offers tips on how to survive natural and personal disasters and focuses on life-and-death dramas recounted by people who actually survived them. Segments include: an Oklahoma tornado of May 3, 1999; a Sioux City, South Dakota, plane crash of July 19, 1989; a Newton, Massach
Singer/composer Elton John performs in concert from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Awards special that recognizes outstanding programming for family viewing. Eight awards are given to television shows and actors who represent family programming and values. The categories are: Actor; Actress; Drama Series; Comedy Series; Movie, Mini-Series or Special; Inspiring Stories/Pride in Our
Coverage of the 22nd annual Kennedy Center Honors. Comedian/pianist Victor Borge, actor Sean Connery, dancer/choreographer/teacher Judith Jamison, actor Jason Robards and singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder are recognized by the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for
Live coverage of an awards event commemorating sports in the 20th century, from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Celebrities of the entertainment world salute the century's most exceptional stars of the sports world.
A special that appeals to Americans to help find adoptive homes for thousands of children in foster care. Celebrities present stories about adoption to raise awareness of the issue. The program also features performances by LeAnn Rimes, N Sync and Brian McKnight.
Live coverage of the 110th Tournament of Roses Parade, from Pasadena, California. This year's theme is "Echoes of the Century," with floats featuring motifs such as "An Astronaut on the Moon," "The First Flight," "A Century of Wildlife Preservation" and "A Century of Telecommunications."
Documentary special that explores the mysteries of human sexuality from the first spark of attraction to birth. The program utilizes state-of-the-art photography to capture a photograph of a fetus at 25 days old.
Stop-motion animated holiday special about the adventures of Snowden the stuffed snowman, and three of his fellow toys -- Drummer, a pessimistic teddy bear; Footloose, a bunny with extremely large feet; and Tiny, a claustrophobic elephant -- as they try to get to New York City to spend Christmas wit
Champion figure skater Tara Lipinski performs a series of production numbers on ice. Also includes segments featuring significant people and events in her life.
Singer Amy Grant and her guests sing songs commemorating the Christmas season.
A behind-the-scenes look at the festivities surrounding the 110th Tournament of Roses Parade, from Pasadena, California.
Highlights from Thanksgiving Day parades, including the "73rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade" from New York City; the "Opryland Aqua Parade" from Nashville, Tennessee; "America's Thanksgiving Parade" from Detroit, Michigan; and the "Aloha Floral Parade" from Hawaii's Waikiki Beach.
A comedy special from the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the NFL's partnership with The United Way.
Coverage of the 17th annual Miss Teen USA pageant from Shreveport, Louisiana.
Sequel to "CBS: 50 Years of Funny Flubs and Screw Ups," a special featuring outtakes from decades of popular CBS programs.
Hypnotist Tom Silver targets ordinary people in their own surroundings and hypnotizes them to perform a variety of acts. A select group is then invited to perform in front of a studio audience while under post-hypnotic suggestion.
Telecast of the Orange Bowl Parade from Miami, Florida, featuring floats, bands and musical numbers.
Two-team figure skating competition featuring competitors from around the world.
Ladies Home Journal honors their choices for the most fascinating women of the year.Features Emmy Award winner Camryn Manheim, CMA's Female Vocalist of the Year Trisha Yearwood, Congresswoman Mary Bono and Kentucky teenager Missy Jenkins, who returned to school six months after being shot and paraly
Highlights of the 72nd annual "Macy's Thanksgiving Parade" from New York City, the "Aloha Floral Parade" from Waikiki Beach in Hawaii, "America's Thanksgiving Parade" from Detroit and the "Opryland U.S.A. Aqua Parade" from Nashville.
Live from the Chicago Pavilion at the University of Illinois, coverage of a figure skating competition in which the public decides via internet and hand-held computers, which male and female performances are worthy of the highest scores.
Life Magazine bids farewell to those who lost their lives in 1998. Among those remembered are singing cowboy/actor Gene Autry, choreographer/director Jerome Robbins, actor Roy Rogers, astronaut Alan Shepard, child care specialist Dr. Benjamin Spock and comedian Henny Youngman. The five segments are:
Special highlighting the activities surrounding the 109th annual Tournament of Roses Parade from Pasadena, California. Features a video profile honoring the comedic television career of the parade's Grand Marshal, Carol Burnett.
Special celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ed Sullivan Show, hosted by The Smothers Brothers. Features memorable moments from the program's 23-year run that began in 1948, including performances by the Beatles and Elvis Presley, interviews with Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney
Live coverage of the 109th annual Tournament of Roses Parade from Pasadena, California, featuring elaborate floral floats, award-winning marching bands and talented equestrian groups. The theme of this year's parade is "Hav'n Fun."
The CBS Network celebrates its 50th anniversary with an "outtakes" show that looks back at the gaffes in series past and present, along with behind-the-scenes footage from classic CBS comedies.
Children's drama adapted for younger audiences based on Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels." The special is hosted by two life-size animatronic characters, "Literacy Lion" and his wisecracking friend "Toucan," who introduce the special and provide information on the story and the author, Jonathan
Broadcast of the 27th annual Fiesta Bowl Parade from Phoenix, Arizona, which precedes the Fiesta Bowl football game.
Special tribute to the women chosen by the "Ladies' Home Journal" magazine editors as being the most compelling and influential of the year.
"Life" magazine photos are used as the inspiration for the re-telling of some compelling holiday stories, including: USO footage of Bob Hope entertaining American troops and visiting wounded soldiers on the battlefront; the astronauts who piloted the risky Apollo 8 Christmas Eve mission to the dark
Special revisits several renowned personalities who were involved in some of the most sensational and memorable stories in recent history.
Live highlights of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York, with ice skating segments from Manhattan's Wollman Rink; America's Thanksgiving Parade from Detroit; the Aloha Floral Parade from Waikiki Beach in Hawaii; and the Opryland U.S.A. Aqua Parade from Nashville.
Special celebrating the 25th anniversary of television's longest-running game show "The Price Is Right." The special features three favorite games, a look at popular prizes, clips from the show, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with audience members and contestants.
Publicity (TV Mini-Series)
Based on the life of medium James Van Praagh. Ted Danson stars as a tortured psychic who comes to terms with his ability to communicate with the dead who are using his telepathic gift to help solve murders.
True story of Ruth Gruber, a young, Jewish U.S. government official who, in 1944, helped escort almost 1,000 Holocaust survivors from war-torn Europe to a temporary haven in America. Follows Gruber's endeavor to gain acceptance for the frightened refugees from their journey to America aboard a liber
An account of O.J. Simpson's legal team in the "trial of the century."
Miniseries on the adult life of Jesus, the figure that Christians believe was the son of God and the Messiah. The story reveals how Jesus grew from a simple carpenter to a man whoses spiritual teachings and loving ways continue to inspire billions of followers nearly two thousand years after his cru
Miniseries based on the life of Joan of Arc, an illiterate 15th century French peasant girl of 17, who donned a suit of armor and rode off to war to unite and save France from its English enemy. Claiming to be sent by God, she was burned at the stake, at the age of 19, for heresy.
Miniseries that focuses on the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that leaves New York City in ruins. After the quake, former Fire Chief Thomas Ahearn, Mayor Bruce Lincoln and New York City managers try to put an emergency plan into action as they attempt to find their missing loved ones. The mayor'
Publicity (TV Mini-Series)
Miniseries about the Salem witch trials of 1692 in which 19 convicted "witches" were hanged and many other suspects were imprisoned. Characters include: Reverend Samuel Parris and William Stoughton, two male leaders who begin the ruthless witch hunt; Ann Putnam, the wife of the influential Thomas Pu
Miniseries that tells the story of the 38-year relationship between Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, and his slave mistress Sally Hemings. Set against the backdrop of pivotal events in our nation's early history, the drama explores not only the love story between Hemings a
Miniseries based on Erich Segal's novel. Dr. Matthew Hiller meets the lovely Silvia Dalessandro while working for an international medical organization. The two are kindred spirits and fall in love, despite her pending pre-arranged marriage. When the lovers are stationed in Africa, they are ambushed
Publicity (TV Mini-Series)
Barbie stars as both Clara and the Sugarplum Princess in this animated adaptation of the classic holiday story, "The Nutcracker," featuring dance sequences and the music of Tchaikovsky.
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