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A&E Listings

Here are listings for A&E Biography (and other programs), and here's a link for A&E Biography videos.
A&E provides listings on the 1st (times are EST/Pacific Time):

A&E Primetime Programming Schedule

Monday-Friday programs are each repeated once, 4 hours later

NOTE: We are listing both EST/Pacific Time and individual television ratings.
All are [TV G] or [PG]unless noted.
[NR] = Not Rated, news-related program.

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07/19/2003 Saturday
7:00am The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling.
From George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (yes, they were wrestlers!) to turn-of-the-century legitimate bouts to the theatricality of Gorgeous George and the new breed of unabashed bashers like Iron Claw and Brain Buster, we'll go to the mat for a history of one of America's favorite secret passions in this Bio Channel special presentation. [TV PG]
9:00 Biography. Mick Foley: Madman Unmasked.
The career of the famed pro wrestler, whose incredibly violent performances have made him a top star. This Bio Channel special presentation follows Foley's life from his middle-class teenage days, when he ate worms and mutilated himself, to his bizarre multiple personas in the ring and his legendary ''Hell in a Cell'' bout. CC [TV PG-LV]
10:00 Hitman Hart: wrestling with shadows.
A 2-hour profile of popular wrestler Bret Hart, who wants to win his last fight, but does not realize that ''the powers that be'' have set him up to lose. This is a story about loyalty and betrayal in the world of sports. CC [TV PG-LV]
12PM The Incurable Collector.
Couture/Gloria Swanson/Lucy/Classic Cars/Rubber Duckies. A top couture auction at Doyle New York features designs by Hermes, Gucci, and Chanel; Gloria Swanson's Golden Globe is auctioned for $25,850; ''I Love Lucy'' items promise to be valuable on the TV classic's 50th anniversary; visit the classic car collection of collector Dick Burdick; and the meet the largest collector of rubber duckies. John Larroquette hosts. (Half-hour version) CC [TV G]
12:30 House Beautiful. Modern Living.
The art of modern design is featured in this spectacular epi sode. Viewers learn how architect Steven Ehrlich transformed a 1950s suburban home into a study of the modern art form, and visit a luxurious New York penthouse in Soho that brings modernism to a whole new level. Plus, designer Art Luna gives viewers tips on modern floral arrangements. (Half-hour version) CC [TV G]
1:00 All Year Round with Katie Brown. Summer: Citrus.
The renowned lifestyle expert offers tips on decorating, entertaining, cooking, gifts, home makeovers, and activities for family and friends. Katie celebrates the gifts of summer and the colors of citrus. We learn how to make a Euro-style beach mat and how to use summer citrus colors to transform a room. In the kitchen, Katie whips up a citrus-infused, jerk-rubbed chicken with a citrus salsa. And, designer Mario Buatta joins her for the Katie Brown Challenge, as they tackle a summer window dressing. CC [TV G]
1:30 The Well-Seasoned Traveler. Truffles.
Restaurateur and chef Doug Duda takes viewers on a worldwide quest for culinary adventure. This episode of our well-heeled series finds Doug in France hunting for black truffles with the assistance of Bonnie, a 45-pound mutt. Doug digs up the real story on the mysterious and highly sought after black truffle of Provence. CC [TV G]
2:00 Sell This House!
Kirkland, Washington--Tasha & Jeff O'Day. With two active boys, Tasha and Jeff O'Day have simply outgrown their house in Kirkland, Washington, and need to sell it and move to a larger place. To find out why the house isn't selling, we host and open house to get an idea of what potential homebuyers think about it. At the suggestion of designer Roger Hazard, Tasha and Jeff put in drapes, paint the fireplace, add small touches like cookies and plants to brighten up the kitchen, and then tackle the problem of the huge mirror in the master s CC [TV G]
2:30 Makeover Mamas.
Celia Dudley & Cathy Unger. Two mothers-in-law receive $1,500 and two days to completely make over a room in their children's home. With the help of professional interior designer Mark Cutler, Celia Dudley and Cathy Unger decide to remake Randy and Laura Dudley's living room in SpanAsian style. Host Stephanie Lydecker settles decorating disputes with the ''Mother-in-Law Challenge''--a Q&A about the kids' private lives, and the Mama whose answer more closely matches the couple's answer wins, and her choice prevails. CC [TV G]
3:00 Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden. Con Air/Hubble Space Telescope
Each year, the U.S. Marshals Service moves more than 150,000 inmates. Joan goes aboard ''Con Air'', where all the passengers are criminals and all the flight attendants are armed deputies. Then, she finds out what it takes to keep the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit and able to see to the furthest reaches of the universe. CC [TV G]
4:00 Detective Beat: Daddy's Money.
Lakewood Abatement Team Investigator Deputy Bruce Cantley discovers that a man has spent all of his father's life savings while dad recovers from a stroke at a nursing home, and East Los Angeles Gang Detectives Anthony Rivera and Dana Duncan hunt down a gang member who threw beer bottles at them. Then, West Hollywood Station Detective Marla LaBerge prepares for her part-time job as an actress while sorting out why a teenage girl ran away from home. CC [TV PG]
5:00 The Point. Tribal Cops
A look at the little-known world of the tribal cops--American Indian police officers who patrol the Pine Ridge reservation in the heart of the Dakota Badlands. In this Oglala Lakota Sioux community, to be a cop is to be a Judas, a turncoat, an ''apple''--red on the outside, white on the inside. CC [TV PG]
6:00 Parole Board: New Hampshire
Three prison inmates face New Hampshire's Parole Board. The prisoners include a former state Assistant Attorney General who caused a scandal when stolen artwork, antique furniture, and rare books were found in his office; a for mer prostitute arrested for drug possession who now says that she's clean and sober; and a 45-year-old man who was convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy who was walking home from a school dance. CC [TV PG]
7:00 City Confidential. Dallas: Arsenic and Old Money
A probe into the mysterious 1991 murder of Nancy Lyon, which revealed the dark secrets of the affluent Dallas neighborhood of Park Cities. Nancy's husband Richard is serving a life sentence for poisoning her, but not everyone is convinced that he did it. Paul Winfield narrates. CC [TV PG]
8:00 American Justice. The California Killing Field
Story of the Hong Kong native and former Marine who, along with his friend Leonard Lake, was responsible for a grisly series of crimes. Charles Ng and Leonard Lake lived on property where police found mutilated corpses, over 40 pounds of charred bones, a torture chamber, and a video depicting two of their victims. Lake committed suicide after being nabbed in a petty theft, but Ng was convicted and sentenced to death after avoiding trial for 13 years. CC [TV PG-V]
9:00 Cold Case Files. Traces of Murder/The Bathtub Killer
A killer helps convict himself when he boasts about his crime to prison cellmates; and New Hampshire investigators probing the murder of a pregnant woman found raped, strangled, and dumped into her bathtub, get a new lead when they discover a similar case in Florida. CC [TV PG]
10:00 John & Carolyn: Portrait of a Marriage
Examines new revelations about John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette, including Carolyn's alleged drug use and violent outbursts and John's desperate attempts to save the couple's marriage. Includes an interview with Ed Klein, author of the controversial book ''The Kennedy Curse''. CC [TV PG]
11:00 Crossing Jordan. The Truth Is Out There
A phony lawyer tries to kidnap a corpse, while an ambitious Elaine investigates one of Garret's old cases, believing the original a utopsy was botched. With Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ken Howard, Lorraine Toussaint, Ravi Kapoor, Steve Valentine, and guest stars Jerry O'Connell, Jack Laufer, and William Russ. CC [TV 14]
12AM American Justice. The California Killing Field (repeated)
1:00 Cold Case Files. Traces of Murder/The Bathtub Killer (repeated)
2:00 John & Carolyn: Portrait of a Marriage (repeated)
3:00 Crossing Jordan (repeated)
4:00 Parole Board (repeated)
5:00 Info-mercials. [TV G]

Sunday
7:00 Treasure! The ''Money Pit'' of Oak Island
Two searchers hunt for treasure that the infamous pirate William Kidd is said to have left on Nova Scotia's Oak Island. The treasure has fascinated many famous Americans, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Wayne. [TV G]
8:00 Breakfast with the Arts. Aida, Pt. 1
A magnificent production of Verdi's much beloved masterpiece at La Scala. Luciano Pavarotti heads an exceptional cast with Ghena Dimitrova, Maria Chiara, Nicolai Ghiaurov, and Juan Pons all in peak form. CC [TV G]
10:00 Poirot. Evil under the Sun
When a beautiful young bride is found strangled on the beach, it looks like a crime of passion. But Poirot soon finds himself in the middle of something far more sinister when old lovers are revealed in this 2-hour original presentation starring David Suchet CC [TV G]
12PM America's Castles. The Historic Hudson Valley
Enjoy a tour of New York State's beautiful Hudson Valley, home to Jay Gould's magnificent Lyndhurst estate and John D. Rockefeller's Kykuit. CC [TV G]
1:00 Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden. O'Hare Airport/Runway Models
Joan Lunden takes us behind the scenes to find out what it takes to run Chicago's O'Hare Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world. Then, she follows the hectic life of top runway model Erin O'Connor and takes a turn on the runway herself during New York City's Fashion Week. CC [TV G]
2:00 Mansions, Monuments & Masterpieces. Palaces of Princess Grace
A look at four fabulous palaces in Monaco, including the Royal Palace that was home to Grace Kelly, the late movie star and wife of Prince Rainier. Includes visits to the Hotel de Paris, the Opera House, and the Hotel Hermitage, which was designed by Gustav Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame. CC [TV G]
3:00 The Incurable Collector. Beatles' Photos/Thrift Store/Americana/Hawaiiana
Sixteen photos of four ''up and comers'' from Liverpool (The Beatles) bring over $31,000 at auction; Garage Sale Susan finds more great items for about $10 at the local thrift store; former Microsoft executive Eric Maffei displays his extraordinary Americana collection of folk art; and Hawaiian objects are the ''Hot Collectible'', everything from ukuleles to rattan furniture to Ming's of Honolulu jewelry. Host: John Larroquette. (Half-hour version) CC [TV G]
3:30 House Beautiful. Baths & Bedrooms
A showcase of some of the most beautiful and cutting-edge bedrooms and bathrooms in the country. Features show-stopping bed and bathroom makeovers; tips on how to redo a bedroom on a budget using catalogue shopping and flea-market finds; and a look at a bathroom that, believe it or not, transforms into an entertainment area at the drop of a hat. (Half-hour version) CC [TV G]
4:00 All Year Round with Katie Brown. Summer: Close to the Sea
Lifestyle expert Katie Brown is inspired by sea breezes and the blues of the ocean. First, she shows viewers how a pop of bright color and some simple wirework gives new life to a window box. In the Instant Makeover, Katie reveals great ways to use the colors of the sea to make a very special room for Mom. In the kitchen, Katie uses the bright, fresh flavors of corn and red peppers in a red snapper dish steamed in cornhusks. And, florist and party planner David Tutera takes the Katie Brown Challenge. CC [TV G]
4:30 The Well-Seasoned Traveler. New Orleans
You'll feel like you were ''born on the bayou'' when host Doug Duda, chef and rest aurateur, heads south to examine the people, history, and traditions of the New Orleans food culture. CC [TV G]
5:00 Sell This House! New York City--Joe & Daria Zawadzki
Joe and Daria are ready to start a family and need a bigger home. Their apartment's been on the market for four months, but there have been no offers. Their 973-foot loft apartment with 20-foot ceilings sits near Lincoln Center. So what's the problem? They don't know how to keep their house clean! After an open house, where some potential homebuyers' thoughts aren't so nice, designer Roger Hazard helps the couple clear the clutter and transform the apartment. Wait until you see the dining area! CC [TV G]
5:30 Makeover Mamas. Penny Marson & Fran Levinson. Michael and Jennifer Levinson have a living room that is dying for attention. That's when the Makeover Mamas arrive for a revitalizing renovation! Mothers-in-law Penny Marson and Fran Levinson have different styles, ''California-Traditional'' for one mom and ''Southwest'' for the other. Designer Mark Cutler harnesses them both together for the perfect appearance. Host Stephanie Lydecker. CC [TV G]
6:00 Columbo. Butterfly in Shades of Grey
Fielding Chase (William Shatner), an egotistical radio host, murders the man who comes between him and his 25-year-old foster daughter, confident that he will never be found out. But he must contend with Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk). CC [TV PG]
8:00 Biography. Oprah Winfrey
A special 2-hour profile of Oprah's rise from humble beginnings to megastardom. Here is the whole story: born to unwed parents; raped at age 9; pregnant at 14 with a baby that soon died; doing TV evening news at 19; rise to talk-show queen; and constant fight with fat. Friends Maria Shriver, Maya Angelou, and Stedman Graham comment. CC [TV G]
10PM Biography. Oprah Winfrey (repeated)
12AM Biography. Oprah Winfrey (repeated)
2:00 Biography. Oprah Winfrey (repeated)
4:00 America's Castles. The Historic Hudson Valley
Enjoy a tour of New York State's beautiful Hudson Valley, home to Jay Gould's magnificent Lyndhurst estate and John D. Rockefeller's Kykuit. CC [TV G]

Monday 7-21-03
7:00 Foot Soldier: The Yankees. Story of the "Billy Yanks,"
the innocent Northern boys who signed up to fight in the bloody battles of the Civil War. One in five of the two million troops never returned home. CC [TV PG]
8:00 Every Time We Say Goodbye (movie)
Tom Hanks plays a WWII U.S. airman who falls in love with a Jewish girl in Jerusalem over the objections of her family. Co-stars Cristina Marsillach. (1986) CC [TV PG]
10:00 Murder, She Wrote. Shooting in Rome
When a stuntman dies in what should have been a ''routine'' car crash during the filming of one of Jessica's novels, she suspects foul play. Angela Lansbury stars with Mike Connors. CC [TV G]
11:00 Murder, She Wrote. A Virtual Murder
While creating a murder mystery game, Jessica finds herself investigating a real murder in the unfamiliar world of cutting-edge video game technology. Angela Lansbury stars. CC [TV G]
12PM City Confidential. Green Bay: Terror in Titletown
Police suspect a police arson investigator strangled his wife to death and then set her body on fire to cover up the crime. Paul Winfield narrates. CC [TV PG]
1:00 American Justice. Murder ''In Cold Blood''
Chronicles the 1959 murder of the Clutter family in Kansas, and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the two killers. CC [TV PG]
2:00 Every Time We Say Goodbye. Movie (repeated)
4:00 Murder, She Wrote. Shooting in Rome (repeated)
5:00 Murder, She Wrote. A Virtual Murder (repeated)
6:00 City Confidential. (repeated)
7:00 American Justice. (repeated)
8:00 Biography. Doris Roberts
Interviews with Lily Tomlin, Peter Boyle, and Pierce Brosnan highlight this profile of the ''Everybody Loves Raymond'' star. Roberts had a long journey to stardom, studying with Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg in New York while spending 20 years on Broadway. After heading west to Hollywood, she mostly landed small roles before making it big on TV as Ray Barone's meddling mother Marie. CC [TV G]
9:00 Cold Case Files. The Hunter Homicides/The Skulls of Stanley Park
In Vancouver, DNA tests identify a skull of a 14-year-old boy who went missing 6 years earlier. When a second skull is found, investigators fear they have a sexual stalker and killer in the area. In Florida, detectives trace a gun used in a 4-year-old murder to the killer, who confesses after interrogation and then kills himself. CC [TV PG]
10:00 City Confidential. Macon
A Georgia town steeped in the traditions of the Old South is riveted by the case of popular restaurant owner Anjette Lyles, accused of killing her daughter with arsenic and suspected in the murders of her two husbands and a mother-in-law. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC [TV PG]
11:00 Third Watch. Sex, Lies & Videotape
Doc (Michael Beach) is dogged by a pesky TV reality series camera crew intent on making him a hero as he and partner Kim (Kim Raver) care for a family of gunshot victims--until they realize that the shooter was a relative wanted by the law who leads Officer Sully (Skipp Sudduth) and other police on a high-speed chase. Officer Bosco (Jason Wiles) is unaware of his partner Yokas's (Molly Price) debilitating pain from her cancer treatments as he pursues the suspect. CC [TV 14]
12AM Biography. Doris Roberts (repeated)
1:00 Cold Case Files (repeated)
2:00 City Confidential (repeated)
3:00 Third Watch. Sex, Lies & Videotape (repeated)
4:00 City Confidential (repeated)

Tuesday 07/22/2003
7:00 Foot Soldier: The Rebels
Outnumbered Southern soldiers fight hunger, sickness, and Yankees in this look at the brave men who made up the Confederate Army in the American Civil War. Richard Karn hosts. CC [TV PG]
8:00 American Justice. The Bamber Family Murders
Looks into one of England's most famous cases in which a young woman supposedly ran amok with a rifle, killing her family and self. But, several months later, rumors about the dead woman's stepbrother lead to his arrest and eventual conviction for the almost perfect crime. CC [TV PG]
8:30 American Justice. Deadly Magnolia
A review of the diabolical plots of Patricia Allanson, nee Taylor, a southern belle who encouraged her husband to kill his parents, served time for attempting to murder his grandparents, then after parole, opened a private nursing care service and tried to kill two clients. Once again free on parole, some fear she will strike again. CC [TV PG]
9:30 American Justice. The Wife Who Knew Too Much
Story of high-profile Atlanta lawyer Fred Tokars, who hired a gunman to murder his wife in front of their two young children. Tokars, who sought to collect $2-million in life insurance and stop his wife from exposing his illegal drug-dealing activities, is serving a life sentence--and the insurance money was awarded to the children. CC [TV PG]
10:30 American Justice. Oil, Money...and Murder
The shocking story of a Texan, reported to be worth $500-million, who murdered two people and hired a hitman to kill the judge in his divorce case, but used his wealth to win acquittals in both cases. CC [TV PG]
11:30 Running on Empty (movie)
Poignant tale about two parents whose politically radical pasts threaten to destroy their son's future. Stars River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, and Christine Lahti. Directed by Sidney Lumet. (1988) CC [TV PG]
2PM American Justice. Ted Bundy: Serial Killer
Between 1974, when his killing spree began (eight Seattle women), until his execution in 1989, handsome Ted Bundy left a scar on the American psyche with the numerous rapes and violent murders he committed throughout Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Florida. Subject of the movie Deliberate Stranger CC [TV PG]
2:30 American Justice. Till Death Do Us Part
The shocking saga of Barbara St ager, a suburban mom who appeared to be a devoted wife and mother, but whose secret extramarital affairs and expensive tastes led her to murder her first and second husbands. CC [TV PG]
3:30 American Justice. Crime of Passion: The Pamela Smart Story
Explores the dark side of passion by examining the case of Pamela Smart who seduced her lover, a 15-year-old, into killing her husband. CC [TV PG]
4:30 American Justice. The Perfect Murder: The Shannon Mohr Story
Examines a sad case of love and murder. Shannon Mohr was killed by her husband David Davis, who took out huge insurance policies on her within two months of their marriage. Davis hid for nine years, but a tip called into a TV show led police to capture Davis in American Samoa. CC [TV PG]
5:30 Fatal Attraction (movie)
A married man has a brief fling with a woman, then watches his life unravel when she refuses to end the affair and terrorizes his family. Stars Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer as Douglas's wronged wife. (1988) CC [TV 14-S]
8:00 Who Killed Laci Peterson? A Bill Kurtis Special Report
Direct from today's headlines, Bill Kurtis looks at the circumstances surrounding the death of 27-year-old Laci Peterson, and the recent charges brought against her husband Scott who is accused of murdering both Laci and their unborn son. CC [TV PG]
9:00 MI-5. Thou Shalt Not Kill
Terrorist threats ripped from today's headlines serve as the inspiration for our spy series set in MI5, Britain's intelligence service (similar to our FBI and CIA). In this episode, MI5 searches for a pro-life terrorist responsible for killing a family-planning doctor and her daughter. The suspect is an American who's launched a campaign of terror to honor her husband, who's about to go to the electric chair for killing another doctor. Peter Firth stars, with special guest star Lisa Eichhorn. CC [TV 14]
10:00 MI-5. Thou Shalt Not Kill (repeated)
11:00 Third Watch. Transformed.
After Doherty (Eddie Cibrian) sees his young son Joey (guest star Kristopher Scott Fiedel) break his arm in a fall, he must fight his way through a burning apartment building to save another frightened lad. A guilt-ridden Doc (Michael Beach) can't stay away from a recuperating teenager (guest star Geoff Wigdor) who was accidentally paralyzed while under his care. Elsewhere, a seething Taylor (Amy Carlson) can't stand a new probationary firefighter (guest star Jason Cerbone) who rubs her the wrong way. CC [TV 14]
12AM Who Killed Laci Peterson? A Bill Kurtis Special Report (repeated)
1:00 MI-5. Thou Shalt Not Kill (repeated)
2:00 MI-5. Thou Shalt Not Kill (repeated)
3:00 Third Watch. Transformed (repeated)
4:00 City Confidential. Dallas: Arsenic and Old Money. A probe into the mysterious 1991 murder of Nancy Lyon, which revealed the dark secrets of the affluent Dallas neighborhood of Park Cities. Nancy's husband Richard is serving a life sentence for poisoning her, but not everyone is convinced that he did it. Paul Winfield narrates. CC [TV PG]

Wednesday 07/23/2003
7:00 Foot Soldier: World War I
Story of the soldiers who fought in the bloody battlefields of Europe and Russia. Living and dying in trenches, soldiers demonstrated remarkable patriotism and courage. Hosted by Richard Karn. CC [TV PG]
8:00 The Spiral Staircase (movie, B&W)
Thriller about a mute servant girl (Dorothy McGuire) in a strange household that may be harboring a murderer. With George Brent, Rhonda Fleming, and Elsa Lanchester. (1946) CC [TV PG] Repeated 2pm
10:00 Murder, She Wrote. Death Stalks the Big Top, Pt. 1
Jessica's search for a relative, long-believed dead, leads her to the circus and murder under the big top. Angela Lansbury is the inimitable writer-turned-sleuth. Courteney Cox, Craig Evigan, and Jackie Cooper co-star. CC [TV G]
11:00 Murder, She Wrote. Death Stalks the Big Top, Pt. 2
Jessica puts her own life on the line while trying to prove her brother-in-law's innocence. Angela Lansbury stars with Courteney Cox, Greg Evigan, and Jackie Cooper. CC [TV G]
12PM City Confidential. Chattanooga: Dangerous Trespassing
When three visitors to Signal Mountain are murdered in the woods, suspicion falls on Frank Casteel, who liked to threaten trespassers with his shotgun. Includes an interview with Casteel's former mistress, who wore a wire to gather evidence against him. Paul Winfield narrates. CC [TV PG]
1:00 American Justice. Who Is the Lipstick Killer?
The controversial case of William Heirens, the ''lipstick killer'' convicted of murdering two women and a 6-year-old girl in Chicago in the late 1940s. He's been jailed ever since, but insists that he's innocent. We'll explore the troubling case, from the near hysteria of the media coverage to the inconsistencies in the physical evidence used to wring a confession from Heirens. CC [TV PG]
4:00 Murder, She Wrote. Death Stalks the Big Top (repeated)
6:00 City Confidential. (repeated)
7:00 American Justice. (repeated)
8:00 Biography. Will Smith
Profile of the Grammy-winning performer, Oscar-nominated actor, and dedicated philanthropist whose charm earned him the nickname ''Prince'' at school. Smith earned millions in the music business and then lost it all before launching a hugely successful movie career. Behind-the-scenes footage from his TV sitcom ''The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'', clips from his films, and interviews with family, friends, and co-stars reveal the strength of character that drives one of Hollywood's most bankable actors. CC [TV G]
9:00 American Justice. Murder Online
The mysterious killing of a businessman leads to a precedent-setting case that reveals just how easy it is for two people to arrange a murder while chatting on the Internet. CC [TV PG]
10:00 American Justice. A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story
Successful lawyer Dan Broderick, wife Elisabeth Anne, and their four children lived the good life--until Betty discovered Dan's affair. After a bitter divorce, Dan took the kids and remarried. Then Betty exploded in rage, and in 1989 murdered Dan and his new wife. We'll examine the divorce, the murders, and Betty's two ensuing trials. CC [TV PG]
11:00 Third Watch. Old Dogs, New Tricks
Self-assured Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) learns humility the hard way when he falls from the firefighters' pole and must remain overnight in a hospital with a hateful, crazed drunk (guest star Joel Marsh Garland) for a roommate--and an attractive nurse (guest star Annie Parisse) on duty. Officer Bosco (Jason Wiles) lays a trap for a drug dealer and gets the surprise of his life. CC [TV 14]
12AM Biography (repeated)
1:00 American Justice (repeated)
2:00 American Justice (repeated)
3:00 Third Watch (repeated)
4:00 City Confidential (repeated)

Thursday 07/24/2003
7:00 Foot Soldier: The Axis
A rare look at the lives of the men who fought for Hitler, Mussolini, and Emperor Hirohito in World War II. Hear their tales of recruitment, training, war, and defeat. Hosted by Richard Karn. CC [TV PG]
8:00 The Grifters (movie)
Grim but fascinating tale of three con artists--a man, his sexy girlfriend, and his long-estranged mother. Stars Anjelica Houston, John Cusack, and Annette Bening. (1990) CC [TV PG] Repeated 2pm
10:00 Murder, She Wrote. Birds of a Feather
A family wedding brings Jessica Fletcher to San Francisco where the bridegroom-to-be must first be cleared of murder charges. Angela Lansbury stars with Jeff Conaway, Martin Landau, and Carol Lawrence. CC [TV G]
11:00 Murder, She Wrote. Funeral at Fifty-Mile
Jessica travels to Wyoming for the funeral of an old friend and is faced with the murder of a man everyone despises. Angela Lansbury stars with Clu Gulager, Stella Stevens, and Noah Beery. CC [TV G]
12PM City Confidential. Tyler: Fallen Rose
Bette Lucas, the most popular philanthropist in the wealthy town of Tyler, Texas, dies mysteriously and her son Steven is accused of murder. After the first trial ends in a hung j ury, the second trial is moved to Dallas, where crafty defense attorney Buck Files battles tough district attorney David Dobbs as a nationwide audience watches on TV. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC [TV PG]
1:00 American Justice. The Monster Inside
When two female college students are murdered, police suspect Rex Allen Krebs, who had been jailed for attacking and raping women in their homes 11 years earlier. The case ultimately brings into question the California penal system's treatment of sexual predators. CC [TV PG]
4:00 Murder, She Wrote. Birds of a Feather (repeated)
5:00 Murder, She Wrote. Funeral at Fifty-Mile (repeated)
6:00 City Confidential (repeated)
7:00 American Justice (repeated)
8:00 Biography. Ron Howard
Profiles the child actor who starred in two of TV's most popular vintage series and grew into one of Hollywood's top directors. Features scenes from ''The Andy Griffith Show'', ''Happy Days'', American Graffiti, and ''Cocoon'', and interviews with Griffith, Don Knotts, Henry Winkler, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks. CC [TV G]
9:00 Columbo. Grand Deception
When a Sergeant Major is murdered at a ''soldier of fortune'' training camp, Columbo (Peter Falk) applies his own unique brand of strategic maneuvering to flush out the killer who is associated with the camp as well as a think-tank foundation under scrutiny by the Pentagon. Sam Wanamaker directed the episode. Guest star: Robert Foxworth. CC [TV PG]
11:00 Third Watch. The Long Guns
In his ongoing quest to join the police sniper team, Officer Bosco (Jason Wiles) befriends an embittered but wily squad veteran (guest star Gerald McRaney), who instructs him on the art of distance shooting. But when the older cop's demons push him over the edge, a helpful Bosco bears the brunt of his mentor's self-destructive tendencies. CC [TV 14]
12AM Biography. Ron Howard (repeated)
1:00 Columbo. Grand Deception (repeated)
3:00 Third Watch (repeated)
4:00 City Confidential (repeated)

Friday 07/25/2003
7:00 Foot Soldier: The Allies
Former Allied soldiers talk about being pulled away from civilian life to train as combat infantryman in World War II. Richard Karn hosts. CC [TV PG]
8:00 Hamlet (movie)
Ethan Hawke stars in an updated version of the Shakespeare play. This time, instead of being a tortured Danish prince, the hero is a video artist living in contemporary New York City. With Campbell Scott and Julia Stiles. (2000) CC [TV PG] Repeated 2pm
10:00 Murder, She Wrote. Death Casts a Spell
Jessica's deductive abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead, behind locked doors, in front of an audience of journalists whom he had put into a trance. Angela Lansbury stars with Jose Ferrer as the hypnotist Cagliostro. CC [TV G]
11:00 Murder, She Wrote. Night of the Tarantula
While visiting a childhood friend living in Jamaica, Jessica becomes involved in voodoo and black magic when murder interrupts a family celebration. Angela Lansbury stars with Nancy Val en, Grand L. Bush, Hurd Hatfield, and John Rhys Davies. CC [TV G]
12PM City Confidential. Berkeley: Murder in a College Town
An eccentric city commissioner, famed for his wild outbursts at commission meetings, is suspected of brutally beating an immunology professor and his wife. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC [TV PG]
1:00 American Justice. A Mother's Story of Murder
A look at the case of Debra Jean Milke, on death row in Arizona for arranging the murder of her 4-year-old son. Prosecutors say Milke had the little boy killed because she considered him an ''inconvenience''. But Milke claims her conviction hinges on the unsupported word of one police officer and the vengeful testimony of embittered family members. CC [TV PG]
4:00 Murder, She Wrote. Death Casts a Spell (repeated)
5:00 Murder, She Wrote. Night of the Tarantula (repeated)
6:00 City Confidential (repeated)
7:00 American Justice (repeated)
8:00 Biography. Hank Williams
Portrait of country music's first true superstar who died at age 29 in the backseat of a Cadillac after a self-destructive spiral of alcohol abuse and turbulent marriages. Features interviews with his son Hank Williams Jr., and country stars Marty Stuart and Billy Walker. CC [TV G]
9:00 A Touch of Frost. Dead Male One
Frost investigates two baffling cases. An unidentified corpse is dragged out of a river, and a star soccer player collapses after taking an overdose of a ''designer drug''. Was it an accident of a deliberate attempt to murder him? David Jason stars as the British detective. CC [TV PG]
11:00 Third Watch. Cold Front
A betrayed Doc (Michael Beach) angrily confronts an old friend (guest star Michael Rispoli) who tricked him into confiding vital information about the paramedic's pending malpractice suit. But when he responds to an emergency involving a near-comatose old woman trapped on ice, Doc's heroic efforts remind him that his job is worth the legal fight ahead. Meanwhile, Carlos (Anthony Ruivivar) frets about getting the wrong phone number from his latest romantic conquest. CC [TV 14]
12AM Biography. Hank Williams (repeated)
1:00 A Touch of Frost (repeated)
3:00 Third Watch (repeated)
4:00 City Confidential (repeated)

Saturday 07/26/2003
7:00 Gossip: Tabloid Tales
A campy 2-hour special that looks at the world of newspaper tabloids and the gossip industry. We talk to the publicists who promote and protect the stars; ''National Enquirer'' editors who have seen their paper go from pariah of gore to monarch of gossip; Steve Dunleavy and A.J. Benza, two of the most reviled men on ''tabloid TV''; and the reporter who broke the Monica Lewinsky story. A Bio Channel special presentation. CC [TV PG]
9:00 Biography. Hedda Hopper. Chronicles the career of the controversial Hollywood columnist who became one of the first queens of gossip. Includes her failed acting career and how she turned to writing; her long, bitter feud with rival Louella Parsons; her love of hats; and the power of her column, which she used to make stars and blacklist political enemies. A Bio Channel special presentation. CC [TV G]
10:00 The Lusitania: Murder on the Atlantic
A German submarine torpedoes and sinks Britain's R.M.S. Lusitania on May 7, 1915, killing 1,198 passengers and crew members in 20 terrifying minutes. Survivors tell their tales of horror in this 2-hour special presentation. CC [TV G]
12PM The Incurable Collector. Beatles' Photos/Thrift Store/Americana/Hawaiiana.
Sixteen photos of four ''up and comers'' from Liverpool (The Beatles) bring over $31,000 at auction; Garage Sale Susan finds more great items for about $10 at the local thrift store; former Microsoft executive Eric Maffei displays his extraordinary Americana collection of folk art; and Hawaiian objects are the ''Hot Collectible'', everything from ukuleles to rattan furniture to Ming's of Honolulu jewelry. Host: John Larroquette. (Half-hour version) CC [TV G]
12:30 House Beautiful. Baths & Bedrooms
A showcase of some of the most beautiful and cutting-edge bedrooms and bathrooms in the country. Features show-stopping bed and bathroom makeovers; tips on how to redo a bedroom on a budget using catalogue shopping and flea-market finds; and a look at a bathroom that, believe it or not, transforms into an entertainment area at the drop of a hat. (Half-hour version) CC [TV G]
1:00 All Year Round with Katie Brown. Summer: Close to the Sea
Lifestyle expert Katie Brown is inspired by sea breezes and the blues of the ocean. First, she shows viewers how a pop of bright color and some simple wirework gives new life to a window box. In the Instant Makeover, Katie reveals great ways to use the colors of the sea to make a very special room for Mom. In the kitchen, Katie uses the bright, fresh flavors of corn and red peppers in a red snapper dish steamed in cornhusks. And, florist and party planner David Tutera takes the Katie Brown Challenge. CC [TV G]
1:30 The Well-Seasoned Traveler. New Orleans
You'll feel like you were ''born on the bayou'' when host Doug Duda, chef and restaurateur, heads south to examine the people, history, and traditions of the New Orleans food culture. CC [TV G]
2:00 Sell This House! New York City--Joe & Daria Zawadzki
Joe and Daria are ready to start a family and need a bigger home. Their apartment's been on the market for four months, but there have been no offers. Their 973-foot loft apartment with 20-foot ceilings sits near Lincoln Center. So what's the problem? They don't know how to keep their house clean! After an open house, where some potential homebuyers' thoughts aren't so nice, designer Roger Hazard helps the couple clear the clutter and transform the apartment. Wait until you see the dining area! CC [TV G]
2:30 Makeover Mamas. Penny Marson & Fran Levinson
Michael and Jennifer Levinson have a living room that is dying for attention. That's when the Makeover Mamas arrive for a revitalizing renovation! Mothers-in-law Penny Marson and Fran Levinson have different styles, ''California-Traditional'' for one mom and ''Southwest'' for the other. Designer Mark Cutler harnesses them both together for the perfect appearance. Host Stephanie Lydecker. CC [TV G]
3:00 Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden. Oil Rig/Golden Gate Bridge
A look at one of the largest working oil platforms of its kind, a structure the size of an 83-story office building that's stuck in the middle of the ocean. Plus, Joan visits the Golden Gate Bridge and gives us unprecedented access to the towers and the ''nerve center''. CC [TV G]
4:00 Detective Beat. Jane Doe
Homicide Detective Craig Melvin probes the murder of a woman burned to death; East L.A. Gang Detectives Anthony Rivera and Dana Duncan investigate a burglary involving a young hood with a history of stalking and raping women; and gang cop Deputy Robert Grey leads a SWAT team and Gang Enforcement police officers on an early morning search at the home of targeted hardcore gang members and finds a working meth lab. CC [TV PG]
5:00 IR: Cops or Criminals?
Bill Kurtis probes corruption in the New Orleans police department and the mayor's attempts to rid the city of rogue cops. CC [TV PG]
6:00 Parole Board. Kentucky
Viewers witness actual parole hearings as three inmates appear before Kentucky's state parole board. Doug Wilson, 29, was convicted of attempting to murder his infant daughter; Adam Inman, 23, led police on a dangerous, high-speed chase; and Michael Hesson, 35, was jailed for the repeated sexual assault of a young woman he abducted from a shopping a mall. CC [TV PG]
7:00 City Confidential. Newberry: Small Town Justice
A peaceful South Carolina town is shocked when the death of a woman turns into a sordid murder case involving her drug-dealing husband, a strip-club bouncer, a prominent politician, a Catholic bishop, and key witnesses from all walks of Southern society. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC [TV PG]
8:00 American Justice. While the Children Slept
Tim Boczkowski, a well-liked member of a community near Pittsburgh, is accused of murdering his first wife in a bathtub and his second wife in a hot tub. Includes interviews with Tim's children Randy, Sandy, and Todd. CC [TV PG]
9:00 Cold Case Files. Pride and the Fall/The Nail File
A woman's fall from a cliff in the Grand Canyon leads police to uncover a series of grisly murders, and investigators smoke out a killer when they find crucial DNA evidence on his cigarette butts. CC [TV PG]
10:00 Crossing Jordan. Payback
Jordan defends longtime confidante Detective Woody Hoyt when he's accused of using excessive force to restrain a high-class party girl after she backs her SUV into a nightclub crowd. With Jill Hennessy and Kathryn Hahn, and guest stars Jerry O'Connell and Soren Fulton. CC [TV 14]
11:00 MI-5. Thou Shalt Not Kill. (repeated, see previous description)
12AM American Justice. While the Children Slept (repeated)
1:00 Cold Case Files. Pride and the Fall/The Nail File (repeated)
2:00 Crossing Jordan. Payback (repeated)
3:00 MI-5. Thou Shalt Not Kill (repeated)
4:00 Parole Board. Kentucky (repeated)

Sunday 07/27/2003
7:00 Treasure! Jewels of the British Crown
A dazzling look at the British monarchy's jewel collections, including the coronation regalia, the queen's personal gems, and the largest diamond in the world. [TV G]
8:00 Breakfast with the Arts. Aida, Pt. 2
The story of Radames' love for the slave girl Aida and the jealousy of Amneris unfolds as conductor Lorin Maazel's reading of the score shows a rare understanding of Verdi's music. With Luciano Pavarotti, Ghena Dimitrova, Maria Chiara, Nicolai Ghiaurov, and Juan Pons. CC [TV G]
10:00 Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden. Cruise Ship/Ocean
Joan visits the Crystal Harmony, one of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world, to find out what life aboard is like for its discerning guests. Then, Joan talks with legendary underwater explorer Sylvia Earle, who takes Joan on a rare journey under Monterey Bay in a small submersible. CC [TV G]
11:00 Mansions, Monuments & Masterpieces. The Vanderbilts: Eagle's Nest
Viewers explore the Vanderbilt family's exquisite Spanish revival mansion perched atop a cliff overlooking Long Island's Gold Coast. CC [TV G]
12PM America's Castles. The Anglophiles
A visit to American homes built from parts of European castles. (Half-hour version) CC [TV G]
12:30 Fatal Attraction (movie)
A married man has a brief fling with a woman, then watches his life unravel when she refuses to end the affair and terrorizes his family. Stars Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer as Douglas's wronged wife. (1988) CC [TV 14-S]
3:00 The Incurable Collector. Bakelite/Banana Co llection/Vintage Advertising
Herb and Sally Loeb display their vast Bakelite collection; Ken Bannister has a Weird and Wonderful banana collection; and experts say Coca-Cola trays and McDonald's glasses are inexpensive ways for collectors to get started in vintage advertising. Host: John Larroquette. (Half-hour version) CC [TV G]
3:30 House Beautiful. Eclectica
In this episode, we review eclectic design styles. Italian designer Patty Shelabarger creates one-of-a-kind chairs using fabrics and designs from her clothing line. Architect Josh Swietzer and wife Mary Sue Milliken show us their Olympic-size pool. (Half-hour version) CC [TV G]
4:00 All Year Round with Katie Brown. Summer: Breezy Rooms
Lifestyle expert Katie Brown celebrates our love of the outdoors. First, she shows viewers how to make three different summer candles, perfect for outdoor evening entertaining. Then, in the Instant Makeover, she transforms an underused outdoor space into an oasis. In the kitchen, Katie whips up three delicious summer salads. And finally, multimedia artist Mariano Airaldi takes the Katie Brown Challenge. CC [TV G]
4:30 The Well-Seasoned Traveler. Japan
Restaurateur and chef Doug Duda visits Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market to get the real story on sushi. CC [TV G]
5:00 Sell This House! Houston, Texas--David and Jane Steadman
The Steadmans are trying to sell their house, but aren't getting offers. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home backs up to a park and is close to all Houston has to offer. So what's the problem? We host an open house to get an idea of what potential homebuyers think. David and Jane listen to the comments, and designer Roger Hazard reveals his plan to fix the problems. Find out if the changes make a difference when our possible purchasers come back for a second look. CC [TV G]
5:30 Makeover Mamas. Fran Netherton & Leslie Fleischner
Chris and Dawn Fleischner have a bedroom that needs a wake up! That's why Makeover Mamas arrive to redecorate it! Mothers-in-law Fran Netherton and Leslie Fleischner have different visions, one wants ''Modern'' and the other desires ''French Country''. Designer Mark Cutler focuses them into a ''Modern French Country'' styling, perfectly suited for the young couple. Host Stephanie Lydecker. CC [TV G]
6:00 Columbo. Murder in Malibu
An ambitious, philandering gigolo and tennis pro, rejected by the romance novelist he planned to marry, ends the story she was writing with a gun and makes the murder look like robbery gone awry. Peter Falk stars with Andrew Stevens, Brenda Vaccaro, Laurie Walters, and Janet Margolin. CC [TV PG]
8:00 Biography. Jeff Bridges
He was born into one of Hollywood's great acting dynasties, yet he's untouched by fame. He has the talent and looks to be at the top of the celebrity food chain, yet his career has been mostly underrated. We look at the life of Jeff Bridges, star of ''The Fabulous Baker Boys'', ''The Last Picture Show'', and other acclaimed films. Includes interviews with Beau Bridges, Kevin Spacey, and Glenn Close. CC [TV G]
9:00 The True Story of Seabiscuit
True story of the amazing racehorse that lost his first 16 races before galloping to glory and becoming so famous that he garnered more newspaper coverage in 1938 than any other individual--man or beast--including FDR and Hitler, and in 2003 had a feature film made about him. Seabiscuit and the jockey, trainer, and owner who guided him, all had to overcome hardship as we see in this documentary special. CC [TV G]
10:00 Biography. Bill O'Reilly
Chronicles the career of the bombastic newsman who's simultaneously the most revered and most hated person on television. O'Reilly bounced around from station to station until landing on ''Inside Edition'' and then getting his own show, ''The O'Reilly Factor'', where his blunt commentary and oversized ego are always on display. CC [TV G]
11:00 Crossing Jordan. Sig ht Unseen
After a schoolboy is killed in a traffic accident, Jordan (Jill Hennessy) discovers that the death actually occurred while he and a female classmate were being kidnapped. With Miguel Ferrer, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Ravi Kappor, and Ken Howard. Guest star: Lois Nettleton and Wallace Shawn. CC [TV 14]
12AM Biography. Jeff Bridges (repeated)
1:00 The True Story of Seabiscuit (repeated)
2:00 Biography. Bill O'Reilly (repeated)
3:00 Crossing Jordan. Sight Unseen (repeated)
4:00 America's Castles. The Auto Baro n Estates.
A tour of the incredible homes built by Henry Ford, John Dodge, and Goodyear Tire magnate Frank Seiberling. CC [TV G]
Monday 07/28/2003
7:00 Death Penalty on Trial, Pt. 1
A look at the cases of four people, each revealing problems with the way legal system deals with death penalty cases. The attorney for Joe Lee Guy, now on death row, battled alcoholism during his trial. Tommy Zeigler, a millionaire convicted of killing his wife and three others, was sentenced to death by a judge who had opposed him in a previous liquor license case. CC [TV PG]
8:00 Murphy's War (movie)
World War II psychological thriller about a British seaman who plots to single-handedly revenge the killings of his shipmates by the Nazis. Stars Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret, and Sian Phillips. (1971 ) CC [TV G]
10:00 Murder, She Wrote. What You Don't Know Can Kill You
When a friend's niece convinces Jessica that her fiance was murdered, a little boy leads her to clues of the killer. Angela Lansbury stars. CC [TV G]
11:00 Murder, She Wrote. The Scent of Murder
Jessica helps her friend Seth solve family problems when his rich southern cousin is murdered. Angela Lansbury stars with William Windom, Sally Kirkland, and Ann Cusack. CC [TV G]
12PM City Confidential. Bigfork: Silent Night, Deadly Night
A Montana town is stunned when building contractor Larry Streeter is murdered by Teddy Ernst, a popular wheelchair-racing champ. The investigation discovers that Ernst had burglarized at least 30 homes and killed Streeter when he was looking after one of those homes. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC [TV PG]
1:00 American Justice. The Susan Smith Story: A Mother's Confession
A look back at the shocking story of how Susan Smith drowned her two sons and then tried to fool the nation into bel ieving that an African-American man had committed the crime. CC [TV PG]
2:00 Murphy's War (repeated)
4:00 Murder, She Wrote. What You Don't Know Can Kill You (repeated)
5:00 Murder, She Wrote. The Scent of Murder (repeated)
6:00 City Confidential (repeated)
7:00 American Justice (repeated)
8:00 Biography. Dr. Phil
Profile of the tough-love psychologist who became a star by doling out down-home advice on the ''Oprah Winfrey Show''. Dr. Phil met Oprah when he helped her beat a lawsuit brought against her by Texas cattlemen, and soon he was winning fans on her show by telling crybaby guests to ''get real''. Includes interviews with Dr. Phil and Oprah. CC [TV PG]
9:00 Cold Case Files. The Mark of Cain/Death on the Freeway
A man in Florida is reported missing and his roommate at the time, who tried to take over his business, is the main suspect. But he has an alibi. Then, at first it looks like L.A.P.D. Sgt. George Arthur died in a car crash. But two days later, four bullets are found in his skull. After 15 years, detectives track down the killer. CC [TV PG]
10:00 City Confidential. Fresno: Fatal Inheritance
To hear residents tell the story, murder doesn't happen in Fresno--at least not in the well-heeled suburbs. But the comfort of that municipal myth was shattered on Easter Sunday 1992 when the story of the Ewell family unwound into an Oedipal tragedy. The ambitious son Dana of this wealthy family was eventually charged with masterminding the brutal murders of his father, mother, and sister. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC [TV PG]
11:00 Third Watch. Superheroes, Pt. 1
Sully (Skipp Sudduth) targets a dangerous Russian mob boss (guest star Roy Scheider) when his stepson is beaten by the foreign thugs, and Bosco (Jason Wiles) feels betrayed by Yokas (Molly Price) when he's ordered to get psychiatric counseling. CC [TV 14]
12AM Biography. Dr. Phil (repeated)
1:00 Cold Case Files (repeated)
2:00 City Confidential (repeated)
3:00 Third Watch (repeated)
4:00 City Confidential (repeated)

Tuesday 07/29/2003
7:00 Death Penalty on Trial, Pt. 2
Chicago police tortured Leroy Orange into confessing to the murders of four people. Charles Munsey was convicted of murder when a jailhouse snitch testified that Munsey confessed to the crime, but the snitch later admitted that the prosecutor pressured him into lying on the stand. CC [TV PG]
8:00 Alien Visitor (movie)
In this acclaimed eco-movie, an extraterrestrial traveler from the advanced planet Epsilon appears in the form of a beautiful woman who lands on Earth and is stranded in the Australian outback. She meets a man with whom she falls in love and who teaches her about life on Earth--though the rest of the galaxy considers Earthlings to be inferior, backwards, and immature creatures intent on destroying themselves and their planet. With Ullie Birve as ''She'' a nd Syd Brisbane as ''The Man''. (1995) CC [TV PG] Repeated 2pm
10:00 Murder, She Wrote. Roadkill
Jessica uncovers a ring of hijackers and clears her friend's son of a murder charge. Angela Lansbury stars with Joanna Cassidy, Earl Holliman, Patrick Cassidy, and Gary Lockwood. CC [TV G] 11:00 Murder, She Wrote. A Death in Hong Kong
While in Hong Kong visiting a friend, a Chinese woman and famous ceramic artist, Jessica's friend's husband is murdered. Angela Lansbury stars with David Warner, France Nuyen, Barrie Ingham, and James Sutorius. CC [TV G]
12PM City Confidential. Boston: Betrayal in Beantown
The shocking story that tore Boston apart racially when police were fooled into believing that a black man had killed Carol Stewart, a pregnant white woman. It took days for the city to discover the horrible truth: Carol's husband, Charles, shot her and then called 911 to claim that an African-American car-jacker had committed the crime. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC [TV PG] 1:00 American Justice. The Witness and the Hitman
The incredible story of Bob Lowe, an innocent bystander who witnessed a mob murder, then agreed to enter the witness protection program as he waited to testify at the trial. Lowe and his family gave up everything--their former lives, their home, and even their identities--only to watch in horror as the hitman was acquitted in a fixed trial. CC [TV PG] 4:00 Murder, She Wrote. Road kill (repeated)
5:00 Murder, She Wrote. A Death in Hong Kong (repeated)
6:00 City Confidential (repeated)
7:00 American Justice (repeated)
8:00 Biography. Judge Judy
Portrait of the tough-talking star of the popular TV courtroom show. Traces Judy's New York City Family Court years, where her no-nonsense manner won her the nickname ''The White Witch'', rocky marriages, ''60 Minutes'' profile that led to her TV break, and bestselling books that teach tough love and personal responsibility. CC [TV G]
9:00 Cold Case Files. ''Soft'' Kill/Unsolved
Police run down more than 11,000 leads before coming up with a suspect in the murders of three Virginia girls; and the abduction and strangulation of a California woman continues to baffle investigators more than 11 years after the crime. CC [TV PG]
10:00 MI-5. Looking after Our Own
An exciting new series about a crack team of counterterrorism agents who work for MI5, England's security intelligence agency. In this 2nd episode, the agents go undercover to stop a man who's trying to start a race war by attacking immigrants. Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Lisa Faulkner, and Peter Firth, with guest stars Kevin McNally and Debra Stephenson. CC [TV 14]
11:00 Third Watch. Superheroes, Pt. 2
Police get caught in the crossfire between rival gangs, Yokas (Molly Price) worries about her frightened rookie partner, and Doc (Michael Beach) receives news about his medical malpractice suit. CC [TV 14] 12AM Biography. Judge Judy (repeated)
1:00 Cold Case Files (repeated)
2:00 MI-5. Looking after Our Own (repeated)
3:00 Third Watch (repeated)
4:00 City Confidential (repeated)

Wednesday 07/30/2003
7:00 Criminal Evidence, Pt. 1
A look at the fascinating work of Dr. Kathy Reichs, a forensic anthropologist and renowned novelist. Reichs works in basement morgues, noting bullet holes and stab cuts caused by real murders, while in her novels her fictional alter ego, Temperance Brennan, solves tangled crimes and survives hair-raising adventures. CC [TV PG]
8:00 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (movie, B&W)
Richard Burton stars as a burned-out, embittered Cold War spy desperately trying to get out of the spy business. For his final assignment, he must become a double agent and fool his Communist counterparts in East Germany. Based on John le Carre's bestseller and co-starring Claire Bloom and Oskar Werner. (1966) CC [TV PG]
10:00 Murder, She Wrote. Proof in the Pudding
A female detective assigned to two murder cases resents Jessica's help. Angela Lansbury stars with John Saxon, Heide Swedberg, and Tony Lo Bianco. CC [TV G]
11:00 Murder, She Wrote. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue
Jessica attends the long-awaited wedding of nephew Grady, only to find her investigative skills put to the test when murder crashes the nuptial event and claims an unlikely and unliked person. Angela Lansbury stars with Michael Horton, Gale Storm, Bill Macy, Conchata Ferrell, Betsy Palmer, and Rick Hurst. CC [TV G]
12PM City Confidential. Youngstown: Mob Hits and Misses
Youngstown, Ohio. A fallen industrial giant. The buckle of the Midwestern rust belt. A gritty town where for years, organized crime ran free. But in 1996, when mob boss Lenny Strollo ordered a hit on a local prosecutor, his three bumbling assassins botched the job and brought down the mob instead! Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC [TV PG]
1:00 American Justice. In the Hands of a Child
An 11-year-old Texas girl is accused of beating a 2-year-old to death. Is she a cold-blooded killer--or an innocent child being railroaded by the system? CC [TV PG]
2:00 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (repeated)
4:00 Murder, She Wrote. Proof in the Pudding (repeated)
5:00 Murder, She Wrote. Something Borrowed, Someone Blue (repeated)
6:00 City Confidential (repeated)
7:00 American Justice (repeated)
8:00 Biography. John Walsh
Profile of the host of TV's ''America's Most Wanted'', who has helped put hundreds of criminals behind bars. Behind the tough-guy image is a man still coming to terms with the grisly murder of his son in 1981, a crime that's still officially unsolved. We follow the Walsh story as he becomes an advocate for missing children, launches his crime-fighting TV career, and struggles with his health and other personal problems. CC [TV G]
9:00 American Justice. A Mother's Betrayal
The shocking story of Kathy Bush, regarded as a caring mother and a national advocate for health care, who was suddenly arrested for child abuse and accused of keeping her daughter deathly ill. Features interviews with Bush, her husband Craig, and son Jason. CC [TV PG]
10:00 American Justice. Death of a Bride
When a New Jersey woman is murdered on her wedding day by her ex-boyfriend, the case stirs a heated debate about the nature of crimes of passion. CC [TV PG]
11:00 Third Watch. Thicker Than Water
In the tense investigation of a bloody gang shootout, several officers are grilled about the possibility that a fellow cop may have been killed by friendly fire. CC [TV 14]
12AM Biography. John Walsh (repeated)
1:00 American Justice. A Mother's Betrayal (repeated)
2:00 American Justice. Death of a Bride (repeated)
3:00 Third Watch (repeated)
4:00 City Confidential (repeated)

Thursday 07/31/2003
7:00 Criminal Evidence, Pt. 2
We continue our look at the life of Dr. Kathy Reichs, one of only 55 forensic anthropologists in North America, who bounces between grim autopsies and glamorous book launches for her popular crime novels. CC [TV PG]
8:00 Victory (movie)
Adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel about a recluse American living in the Dutch East Indies who finds romance with a beautiful woman until a treasure-seeking bandit invades their hideaway. With Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, and Irene Jacob. (1995) CC [TV PG] Repeated 2pm
10:00 Murder, She Wrote. Night of the Headless Horseman
Dorian, a shy, lovelorn poet and victim of ridicule by a ''Headless Horseman'', becomes the prime murder suspect when his tormentor's dead body is found d ecapitated. Angela Lansbury stars with Thom Bray, Fritz Weaver, and Doug McClure. CC [TV G]
11:00 Murder, She Wrote. A Lady in the Lake
Jessica's brief stay at a lake resort to finish a novel is tainted with murder. Angela Lansbury stars with Tom Bosley, John Astin, Lee Meriwether, and Laurence Luckinbill. CC [TV G]
12PM City Confidential. Park City: High Times and Hate Crimes
Residents of Park City, Utah accuse the state of condoning a hate crime after the killer of a homosexual man receives a lenient jail sentence. Narrated by Paul Winfield. CC [TV PG]
1:00 American Justice. Dancing, Drugs and Murder
The sleazy story of New York club king Michael Alig, who murdered a drug dealer, dismembered his body, and threw the parts into the Hudson River. Includes interviews with Alig, his mother, and former ''club kids'', who were a part of Alig's seedy nightlife world. CC [TV PG] 4:00 Murder, She Wrote. Night of the Headless Horseman (repeated)
5:00 Murder, She Wrote. A Lady in the Lake (repeated)
6:00 City Confidential (repeated)
7:00 American Justice (repeated)
8:00 Biography. Geraldo Rivera
You either love him or hate him. Here's the career of the crusading journalist, sleazy talk-show host, and self-described ladies' man, who forged a comeback to legitimate journalism. Features interviews with ''Cheech'' Marin, Hugh Downs, and his mother Lillian and sister Sharon. CC [TV G]
9:00 Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star
The ever-brilliant Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) is pitted against an equally brilliant, nationally recognized criminal defense lawyer who murders his rock star girlfriend when he discovers that she is seeing another man. Dabney Coleman of WarGames guest stars, with a special appearance by Little Richard. CC [TV PG]
11:00 Third Watch. Falling
Officer Bosco's (Jason Wiles) manic pursuit of a bank robber leads him to the brink of emotional breakdown, threatening his life and the lives of others. CC [TV 14]
12AM Biography. Geraldo Rivera (repeated)
1:00 Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (repeated)
3:00 Third Watch (repeated)
4:00 City Confidential (repeated)


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