10:00 – 11:00PM
Wide Angle - “Once Upon a Coup.” There is a small nation in West Africa known as Equatorial Guinea. They have oil, lots and lots of oil. Guess where said oil is? It's underwater. Plus, there's that whole coup thing going on. Now, if that doesn't have the makings for a James Bond movie and a great supervillain lair, I don't know what does.
Thursday, August 27:
8:00 - 9:00PM
The This Old House Hour - Episode TBA. It’s This Old House and Ask This Old House. It’s like maintenance… for your home. Wait, no, that’s exactly what it is. That doesn’t mean it’s not awesome though. Seriously, The This Old House Hour is one of the finest home improvement hours on PBS. No joke.
9:00 - 10:00PM
Antiques Roadshow – "Los Angeles (Hour Three)". Did you know that there was a time I lived in Los Angeles. It's strange, but true, I lived there. It's quite the movie town, everyone seems to be an actor or a writer or a producer. It's all quite fascinating. Plus, just about everyone has some sort of movie memorabilia. I wonder if that's what we're going to see on the Roadshow, a Marilyn Monroe-signed bottle of Chanel, that sort of thing.
10:00 – 11:00PM
Chasing Churchill: In Search of My Grandfather – "Worth Doing Once." Celia Sandys is the granddaughter of one Winston Churchill. Well, not "one" Winston Churchill as much as "the" Winston Churchill. In this three part-series, Celia looks at her grandfather's art and literature in attempt to better understand the man she traveled with (or so I'm told) towards the end of his life.
Friday, August 28:
8:00 - 8:30PM
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal #4909. 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 #535. 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!