7:00 (2) Oh No! Itís Still the Auction! Another evening of unparalleled delight. (Until midnight.)
8:00 (6) Hockey. The New Jersey Devils versus the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in Stanley Cup final game #5, if necessary.
9:00 (44) Mystery!: The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Speedy Death. Adela Bradley is played by Mystery! host Diana Rigg. The series is based on a 1929 mystery novel by Gladys Mitchell, and thereís a lot of jazz-age atmosphere surrounding the crimes. To be repeated tonight at 1:30 a.m. on Channel 2. (Until 10:30 p.m.)
1:30 a.m. (2) Mystery!: The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Speedy Death. Repeated from this evening at 9 p.m.
7:00 (2) Oh No! Itís Still the Auction! Yes, folks. It ainít over until itís over, which will be sometime tomorrow. (Until midnight.)
8:00 (6) Basketball. The San Antonio Spurs versus the New Jersey Nets in NBA Finals game #2.
2:30 a.m. (2) Globe Trekker: Beijing City Guide. Repeated from last week. Trekker Megan McCormick visits the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, a Tibetan monastery, Maoís mausoleum ( " Hey, Mao, chair this! " ), and the Great Hall of the People. She also does a lot of shopping and heads out of town to Marco Poloís Bridge, the Great Wall, and the hole where they unearthed the bones of Peking Man . . . er . . . Beijing Man . . . er . . . Person. To be repeated on Saturday at 2:30 a.m. (Until 3:30 a.m.)
3:30 a.m. (2) Austin City Limits. Repeated from last week. Featuring music from Spoon and Ben Kweller. (Until 4:30 a.m.)
1:00 (2, 44) Somerville Dismantled. An animated mockumentary based on the piece-by-piece dismantling of Somerville. Or more of the auction. (Until 7 p.m. on Channel 44 and until midnight on Channel 2.)
1:00 (64) Baseball. The New York Yankees versus the Chicago Cubs.
5:30 (10) Racing. The Belmont Stakes.
5:30 (44) The Stateís Conception. A short sci-fi film by BU grad Stephen Fromkin about a nightmare society of the future ruled by a totalitarian government. Sci-fi? (Until 5:50 p.m.)
8:00 (6) Hockey. The New Jersey Devils versus the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in Stanley Cup Finals game #6. If thereís no game, weíll get South Pacific ó the wretched 2001 remake with Glenn Close and Harry Connick Jr. (Until 11 p.m.)
8:00 (10) Carrie (movie). In the spirit of South Pacific, this 2002 remake of the Robert Altman high-school horror classic manages to miscast and misinterpret whenever given the choice. Not awful, but really not as compelling for all its jazzed-up special effects. Angela Bettis does a weak imitation of Sissy Spacek in the title role. (Until 11 p.m.)
Midnight and 5 a.m. (2) Austin City Limits. Featuring music from Leonard Cohen. (Until 1 and 6 a.m.)
2:30 a.m. (2) Globe Trekker: Beijing City Guide. Repeated from Friday at 3:30 a.m.
4:30 (44) Another Thin Man (movie). Repeated from last week. William Powell and Myrna Loy return as Nick and Nora Charles in this 1939 episode about a Long Island murder. (Until 6:20 p.m.)
6:20 (44) Shadow of the Thin Man (movie). Repeated from last week. The Charles family again from 1941 ó this time solving a race-track killing. (Until 8 p.m.)
7:00 (2) Inside the Animal Mind: Are Animals Intelligent? and Do Animals Have Emotions? Sort of assumes weíve been selling animals short, doesnít it? Part one shows how scientists test reasoning powers across species. (Our cat can open the oven door and steal food.) The second hour considers whether animals feel the same sort of joy and sadness that people feel. (Our cat gets very sad if we forget to feed him.) (Until 9 p.m.)
8:00 (6) Basketball. The San Antonio Spurs versus the New Jersey Nets in NBA Finals game #3.
8:00 (44) Since You Went Away (movie). World War II on the terribly sentimental home front with Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, and Jennifer Jones. From 1944 and directed by David O. Selznick. (Until 11 p.m.)
9:00 (2) Masterpiece Theatre: The Way We Live Now, part one. David Suchet stars as a con man who scams Victorian investors with a phony railroad scheme in this repeated adaptation from Anthony Trollope. To be repeated tonight at midnight and 4 a.m., and again at 1 and 4 a.m. on Channel 44. (Until 11 p.m.)
1:00 and 4:00 a.m. (44) Masterpiece Theatre: The Way We Live Now, part one. Repeated from this evening at 9 p.m.
8:00 (6) Hockey or Hepburn. The New Jersey Devils versus the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in Stanley Cup Finals game #7 or, if the cupís been won for the season, The Audrey Hepburn Story, starring who!? Jennifer Love Hewitt. Seriously. (Until 11 p.m.)
8:00 (64) Test the Nation. You watch on TV; you answer a quiz via the Internet (www.testonfox.com) and measure your own IQ. The BBC has done this stunt already (check out the questions and results at www.bbb.co.uk/testthenation) and literally administered an IQ test. It remains to be seen if Fox, bastion of right-wing policy that thrives when Americans are kept stupid, dares do the same. (Until 10 p.m.)
8:00 (44) Globe Trekker: Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. Trekker Ian Wright accepts an invitation to a Bedouin wedding, tours the red-rock city of Petra (which you might remember from such films as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), hooks up with some Beirut bikers, watches jumping Sufis in Syria, has a religious experience in Damascus, whirls with the dervishes in Aleppo, and more. To be repeated tonight at 3 a.m. on Channel 2. (Until 9 p.m.)
9:00 (2) Ken Burnsís American Stories: Jazz: Dedicated to Chaos (1940-1945). Not sure which episode this is, probably the one about bepop. Showing editions of Burnsís documentaries (especially the meandering ones like Jazz) out of logical order is a bit maddening. (Until 11 p.m.)
9:00 (44) Something About Oakland. Not the one out by San Francisco, but the cultural heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rick " Sandwiches That You Will Like " Sebak produced this profile of the home of Pitt, Carnegie-Mellon, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Library, the ghost of Forbes Field, Stephen Fosterís memorial, and more. (Until 10 p.m.)
10:00 (44) South Side. Another trip to Pittsburgh (where we are, even as you read this). This show focuses on the once sooty South Side, recently transformed into a cross between Faneuil Hall and East Cambridge. (Until 11 p.m.)
3:00 a.m. (2) Globe Trekker: Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. Repeated from this evening at 8 p.m.
7:30 (2) La Plaza: Sweet 15. A look at a family preparing for their daughterís coming-of-age party ó a quinceañera, to be specific. (Until 8 p.m.)
8:00 (2) Nova: 18 Ways To Make a Baby. A report on the state of the reproductive arts. To be repeated tonight at midnight, and again at 1 and 4 a.m. on Channel 44. (Until 9 p.m.)
8:00 (44) Austin City Limits. Featuring music from Los Lobos and Ratdog with Bob Weir. To be repeated tonight at 3 a.m. on Channel 2. (Until 9 p.m.)
9:00 (10) Last Comic Standing. Another talent-contest series. This one looking for a funny man or woman. Jay Mohr hosts. (Until 11 p.m.)
9:00 (44) Independent Lens: Daddy & Papa. A Pride Month offering first seen at the Provincetown International Film Fest. Filmmaker Johnny Symons uses himself and three other families to explore the complexities of gay fatherhood ó legal status, what to do after the divorce, interracial adoption, etc. (Until 10 p.m.)
9:00 (2) Bloodlines: Technology Hits Home. Okay, that Frankenstein thing was ill-advised, but was it actually illegal? A look at clashes between science-fictionish medical breakthroughs and our legal, ethical, and cultural norms. To be repeated tonight at 2 and 5 a.m. on Channel 44. Until 10 p.m.)
10:00 (2) Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers: Worried Sick. Stressed out? Get sick a lot? Thereís a connection, and Alan Alda traces the details. To be repeated tonight at 2 a.m. (Until 11 p.m.)
10:00 (44) Indie Select: Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay. An in-depth profile of pioneer gay activist Hay. (Until 11 p.m.)
1:00 and 4:00 a.m. (44) Nova: 18 Ways To Make a Baby. Repeated from this evening at 8 p.m.
2:00 and 5:00 a.m. (44) Bloodlines: Technology Hits Home. Repeated from this evening at 9 p.m.
3:00 a.m. (2) Austin City Limits. Repeated from this evening at 8 p.m. and with Los Lobos and Ratdog with Bob Weir.
8:00 (2) American Dream: Andrea Bocelliís Statue of Liberty. He bought it? Andrea runs through some arias and some Neapolitan tunes in this repeated concert from New York Harbor. (Until 11 p.m.)
8:00 (44) The Harriman Alaska Expedition Retraced. In 1899, tycoon Edward H. Harriman set out north to Alaska on what became a legendary daring expedition. This show follows modern scientists as they retrace his robber-baron steps. (Until 10 p.m.)
8:30 (6) Basketball. The San Antonio Spurs versus the New Jersey Nets in NBA Finals game #4.
7:30 (2) Basic Black: A Conversation with Russell Simmons. Simmons is one of the co-founders of Def Jam Records ó home (since 1983) to such artists as LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and Run-DMC. Having made a fortune with that, Simmons is now devoting his time to harnessing his musicís fansí energies for social activism. (Until 8 p.m.)
8:00 (2) Cambodiaís Killing Fields. An ugly recap of an ugly time and place. (Until 9 p.m.)
9:00 (44) Mystery!: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: A Minor Operation and Helping Hansi. Charming housewife-detective Wainthropp (Patricia Routledge) goes to the hospital and uncovers a den of thieves, then helps an old German man locate his missing relatives. To be repeated tonight at 1 a.m. on Channel 2. (Until 11 p.m.)
1:00 a.m. (2) Mystery!: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: A Minor Operation and Helping Hansi. Repeated from this evening at 9 p.m.
Issue Date: June 6 - 12, 2003
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