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TV Junkie: Wednesday
Am not so sure how I feel about last night's Frontline (PBS/KCET) which was an analysis of the Haditha "incident" where 24 Iraqi civilians, mostly women and children, were not massacred - they were just killed in their pajamas. I guess it's a matter of semantics, when is shooting 2 year olds at point blank not a massacre? I don't think the Marines or PBS itself did a good job of proving that this incident fell outside of that definition.
On to lighter things - there's a lot of choices in the 8:00pm time frame tonight but choose wisely. IFC's got a lot of social commentary tonight.
8:00pm American Idol FOX - The female version of yesterday's show.
8:00pm Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part CBS - Competition for Head-of-Household + someone gets the boot
8:00pm America's Next Top Model CW - Paulina Porizkova (Mrs. Ric "the Cars" Ocasek) replaces Twiggy as a judge
8:05pm This Film Is Not Yet Rated IFC - (2006) An analysis of the absurd MPAA film rating system. TV Junkie 8:00pm Pick.
9:45pm Bowling for Columbine IFC - (2002) Michael Moore's skewering of the NRA and American gun lust.
11:30pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Amy Sedaris(!!!), national grocery bagging champion Erika Jensen, Foo Fighters(!!!) TV Junkie Late Night Pick.
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