Originally created 08/07/02

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TV TONIGHT

Medical show focuses on ICU

The new reality medical show ICU airs at 10 p.m. on WJBF-TV (Channel 6). An ABC news crew spent 15 months following the staff and patients at the elite intensive care unit of Arkansas Children's Hospital, weaving a compelling narrative about the intersections of life and death.

ABC focuses on the staff members, and as on ER or other fictional dramas, they're the recurring characters, while the patients come and go.

But it's the patients and their families who will stick with you. Unlike most TV dramas, their pain and fear is all too real.

WINE TALK

THE WINE: 2000 Schmitt Sohne Blue Bottle Riesling QBA, Germany ($8.99)

ASSESSMENT: A great summer wine, full of fresh, lively semi-sweet flavors.

PAIR WITH: The sweetness of this wine works well with spicy foods to moderate the heat.

Wine writer Lain Bradford can be reached at lain@winetalk.org or write in care of The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Humorist Garrison Keillor is 60. Singer B.J. Thomas is 60. Country singer Rodney Crowell is 52. Actor Wayne Knight (Seinfeld) is 47. Singer Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is 44. Actor David Duchovny (The X-Files) is 42. Actress Charlize Theron is 27.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: You face some tough battles this year, but you have all you need for success. Lady luck is on your side, and you also have courage and confidence. Learn the rules of the game and play by them. And it won't hurt to work with your team.

REACH US

Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or ecline@augustachronicle.com.