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THE WEEK IN TELEVISION
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May 20, 2002

The Week In Television

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MAY 17-MAY 23

FRIDAY 5/17
ESPN CLASSIC 8 PM
SportsCentury: Mario Lemieux
Super Mario's remarkable journey—from back-to-back Cups to conquering cancer to his glorious return from retirement—makes this half-hour bio most uplifting.

SATURDAY 5/18
NBC 5 PM
The Preakness Stakes
Can Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem triumph again? Find out more about him and the other ponies by clicking the Triple Crown link at CNNSI.com.

SATURDAY 5/18
SHOWTIME 9 PM
Kostya Tszyu vs. Ben Tackie
Hailing from Sydney by way of Russia, junior welterweight champ Tszyu (27-1-1, 24 KOs) goes by The Thunder from Down Under. He'll need lightning to stop Tackie.

SUNDAY 5/19
CBS 3 PM
PGA Mastercard Colonial Final Round
Last year Sergio Garcia captured his first PGA Tour title here with a final-round 63. This year he captured Martina Hingis.

MONDAY 5/20
NBC 12:30 AM
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
After getting booted from ABC's The Chair, John McEnroe lands on Conan's couch.

THURSDAY 5/23
HBO 10:30 PM
On the Record with Bob Costas
Bobby C goes one-on-one with J-Lo ( Jennifer Lopez), Double A ( Andre Agassi) and NASCAR's Tony (I Need a Cool Nickname) Stewart.

DON'T MISS

FRIDAY 5/17
ESPN 7 PM
NHL Playoffs
Four teams, including the favored Red Wings, will be alive but aching as the conference finals begin. The early line says that whoever wins the Western Conference will go on to hoist the Stanley Cup.

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