So, we've discussed the placement of the Hitchhiker's ride, we've discussed the ride, and I think we've even discussed souvenirs. And, if by chance we didn't discuss the souvenirs, do you really need me to tell you that we'll be selling towels, lots and lots of towels? Imagine the number of towels we can sell on Towel Day, and yes, there is a Towel Day.
Sunday, August 9:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nature - "Murder in the Troop.” The alpha male of one troop of baboons defeats the alpha male of another troop of baboons. This places twin baboons of the defeated leader into a precarious position. Really? We’re going to air this repeat? Really? This is the best we could come up with?
9:00 – 11:00PM
Through Deaf Eyes. How can eyes be deaf? I understand what they’re going for here, but I still disagree. Eyes see. Eyes never have the ability to hear, so therefore, technically all eyes are deaf. Yet, that is not the notion they are pushing for here and so I disagree completely with the tack they are taking.
Monday, August 10:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Antiques Roadshow – "Houston (Hour Three)". I'm not going to say the line. I'm just not going to say it. There may be "issues" with the antiques in Houston. There may be quibbles about their value. There maybe conundrums with what to do with the stuff. What there certainly will not be are problems. There will be no problems.
9:00 – 10:00PM
History Detectives. They’re back again! Those History Detectives are going to be puzzling out clues, working the scene of the crime, and hoping against hope to solve that greatest mystery of them all: how did Fred Flintstone manage to run fast enough that his big, heavy car started to move? Seriously now, that’s a question about history and one I feel ought to be answered sooner rather than later.
10:00 – 11:00PM
Documenting the Face of America: Roy Strykker and the FSA/OWI Photographers. Is it some sort of special photography week? Is there some photography holiday that I just didn't know about taking place? This is the second new photography-based show this week. Weird. Wild. Why not?
Tuesday, August 11:
8:00 – 9:00PM
Nova – "The Deadliest Plane Crash." Many a year ago, back in the days of Pan Am, a 747 hit another 747 in the Canary Islands. Only one of those planes was a Pan Am one, the other belonged to KLM. What happened? Where did it all go wrong? Watch this repeat and find out.