9:30 – 11:00PM
Spirit of Brazil. Learn all about Brazilian music in this 90 minute special with performances by oh-so-many folks. I'm assuming that the show either has decided that the music is the spirit of Brazil or that we can get to the spirit via the music. It should be interesting to find out which.
Wednesday, August 5:
8:00 – 10:00PM
Great Performances – "Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden." Happy birthday, Pete! Celebrating Pete's birthday will be folks like The Boss, John (Cougar) Mellencamp, Kris Kristofferson, Arlo Guthrie, and oh-so-many others. It should be a good time.
Thursday, August 6:
8:00 - 9:30PM
Immaculée: Hold onto Hope. Immaculée Ilibagiza was in Rwanda in 1994 during the genocide. She survived, but her parents did not. She was successful in her battle for survival in part because she hid in a bathroom with seven other women for 91 days. Learn more and about her two books watching this special.
9:30 - 11:00PM
Loretta LaRoche: Juicy Living, Juicy Aging. Loretta LaRoche tries to answer the ultimate question: "How can a person age with energy and vitality?" See, that's a good question, that's a great question. Maybe stronger batteries? Maybe more batteries? Maybe with my solution – caffeine, plenty of caffeine.
Friday, August 7:
8:00 - 8:30PM
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal #4906. Another whole week has gone by and good old Gwen Ifill and National Journal are here to fill us in. For the record, I like to pretend the National Journal is a sidekick, like Robin to Batman, Starsky to Hutch, or chocolate sauce to chocolate ice cream.
8:30 - 9:00PM
NOW on PBS #532. It’s the Emmy award-winning weekly news magazine. It looks at issues facing our democracy. The show is hosted by David Brancaccio. And, even better, they still send me e-mails (I think that makes me cool and them nice). Thanks, Now, you guys are awesome!