Tennessee Ernie Ford: 50 Golden Years, on TNN, Saturday at 9 p.m. (with many repeats). America's No. 1 pea-picker (photo) has spent half a century in show biz, so it's about time for a down-home tribute. You can just bet this will be a relaxing hoedown, as country singer Ford reminisces with old friends, such as Dinah Shore, George Gobel, the Everly Brothers and Minnie Pearl. The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, weekdays at 11 a.m., on WTSP-Ch. 10.
Sally zooms in on our fair state next week, with a slightly raunchy ring to the stories she has gathered here. Such as Outlaw Bikers and the Women Who Love Them, taped on the shores of Daytona Beach (vvvvrrrooommmmm).
The Margot Fonteyn Story, tonight at 9 p.m., WEDU-Ch. 3. Born Peggy Hookham in Surrey, this is the true story (she narrates herself) of the stunning British ballerina, including exquisite performance footage.
20/20, 10 p.m. tonight, WTSP-Ch. 10 and WWSB-Ch. 40. Not a news magazine that chickens out, 20/20 looks at the poultry business. The bird king, Frank Perdue, answers charges about working conditions at one of his North Carolina plants.
- JANIS D. FROELICH