Pope: Big Three Plan Specials Tonight

By Brian 

> NBC News will air a one-hour special, “John Paul II,” from 8 to 9pm.

> ABC News will broadcast a one-hour special, “John Paul II: Legacy of a Pope,” from 10 to 11pm. It will be anchored by Elizabeth Vargas.

> CBS News is giving affiliates the OPTION Of airing a one-hour special, anchored by Harry Smith, titled “John Paul II, A Life Of Devotion.” It would follow basketball.