January 25, 2005
Tuesday, Jan. 25 8 p.m. on PBS "Nova ScienceNow" This occasional spinoff series hosted by correspondent Robert Krulwich will focus on "cutting-edge scientific and technological innovation," such as research into the "mirror neuron phenomenon. " (That's a process that may cause sports fans to think as though they were on the field with their heroes.) 10 p.m. on HBO "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" A new edition features an interview with Joe Buck, the Fox sportscaster who will be doing the play-by-play for the Super Bowl.
April 28, 2003
Monday, April 28 8 p.m. on PBS "Manor House" In the tradition of "The 1900 House," life in an English mansion of the early 20th century is re-created in a three-month experiment that may be more pleasing to the five family members than to their 12 servants. 9 p.m. on ABC "Charlie's Angels" Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu star in this 2000 movie based on the old series. The concept proved durable enough that the trio has filmed a sequel that is to be released later this year.
October 6, 2003
Monday, Oct. 6 5:30 p.m. on ABC Family "Knock First" Another variation on the house-makeover theme: Teenagers get to redo their bedrooms with the help of their friends and a team of professionals. 9 p.m. on PBS "Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip" Back in 1903, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson became a celebrity as he led a drive from San Francisco to New York in his 20-horsepower Winton touring car. With no paved roads outside of major cities, it was a difficult journey, retold tonight by filmmaker Ken Burns.
December 29, 2003
Monday, Dec. 29 8 p.m. on Animal Planet "Cell Dogs" Inmates who volunteer are offered work training puppies, which then are offered for adoption. Such programs are said to reduce prison violence and provide inmates with skills and a sense of purpose. 8 p.m. on ABC "Life of Luxury" Robin Leach offers more glimpses of people who have plenty of money and don't always spend it wisely. 9 p.m. on PBS "Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval" On Wednesday, the Sci-Fi Channel will begin a 47-hour "Twilight Zone" marathon.
July 17, 2003
Thursday, July 17 7 a.m. on TNT The British Open The time difference will let true fans check it out before work - or even breakfast - as golf's third major tournament of the season gets under way at Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. Ernie Els is the defending champion. Coverage will switch to ABC on Saturday and Sunday. 10 p.m. on PBS "Wide Angle" Here's a close look at one aspect of a topic covered by an AMC documentary on Monday - how Western entertainment plays in more conservative Muslim societies.
July 7, 2003
Monday, July 7 5 p.m. on Comedy Central "Heroes of Jewish Comedy" A six-part series looks at top comedians who have drawn on their Jewish identity, starting with an episode devoted to "Insult. " Judd Hirsch is the narrator. Continues through Friday. 9 p.m. on PBS "American Experience" "Bataan Rescue. " In what is said to be the most daring rescue mission of World War II, more than 500 American prisoners of war were saved in 1944.
July 22, 2003
Tuesday, July 22 9 p.m. on A&E "MI-5" British counterterrorism agents lead dangerous and complex lives as they chase bad guys while having to conceal their profession. The cast of this new eight-episode series includes Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes and Peter Firth. 10 p.m. on PBS "P.O.V. " Tonight's film, "The Flute Player," tells the story of Arn Chorn-Pond, a Cambodian American who as a boy was imprisoned in labor camps and forced by the brutal Khmer Rouge regime to play propaganda songs on the flute.
May 28, 2003
City officials asked to read Lehrer novel Kathleen O'Connell, assistant director of Washington County Free Library, presented the Hagerstown City Council and mayor Tuesday with copies of the novel "No Certain Rest" by Jim Lehrer, host of a news program on PBS. She asked city officials to join others in the county in reading the murder mystery set at the Battle of Antietam, as part of Washington County Reading Day, June 7. ...
May 5, 2005
Thursday, May 5 8 p.m. on ABC "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" The hit 2002 comedy gets its broadcast premiere. Nia Vardalos, an Oscar nominee for the screenplay, stars as the woman whose ambition to move beyond her family's Greek restaurant leads to a cross-cultural romance - something that definitely is not in keeping with family tradition. 9 p.m. on PBS "Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness" Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat stationed in Lithuania, is credited with saving the lives of more than 2,000 Jewish refugees who were fleeing from the Nazis in 1939.
August 19, 2004
Thursday, Aug. 19 9 p.m. on ABC "Road Trip" Another raunchy teen comedy that will need some censorship for broadcast, this one from 2000 involves a wild trip to retrieve a tape of a sexual encounter that a student accidentally sent to his girlfriend. The cast includes DJ Qualls, Seann William Scott, Breckin Meyer, and Paulo Costanzo. 10 p.m. on PBS "Wide Angle" A marathon in the desert? It's an annual event in Western Sahara intended to draw attention to the plight of the Sahrawi, an African people who have been awaiting a referendum on sovereignty for more than a decade.