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Archive for Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Frontline’ visits ground zero plans

September 7, 2004

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At a time when network news is in retreat and cable news channels strive to capture the anger and ignorance of talk radio, the series "Frontline" (8 p.m., PBS) remains a journalistic gem. "Frontline" moves to Tuesday nights this season and debuts with "Sacred Ground," a look at the controversial plans to rebuild at the ground zero site of New York's World Trade Center.

  • Prospective boxing palookas vie for the chance to become "The Next Great Champ" (8 p.m., Fox). Catch this while you can, since the show is the subject of a lawsuit between Fox and NBC. NBC argues that Fox stole their idea for a similar show featuring Sylvester Stallone.
  • If it's Tuesday, it must be DVD day. The following TV shows are available on disc today: the first seasons of "Magnum, P.I.," "Columbo," the revised 2002 "Twilight Zone," "Without a Trace" and "Everwood."

Tonight's other highlights

  • Moms change places on "Trading Spouses" (7 p.m., Fox.
  • Emotions rage at Liz's wedding on "Gilmore Girls" (7 p.m., WB).
  • A mother may be behind her adopted son's poisoning on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (9 p.m., NBC).
  • Deliberations unfold on "In the Jury Room" (9 p.m., ABC).
  • Globetrotting on "Amazing Race" (9 p.m., CBS).

Late night

Regis Philbin and Hoobastank appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" (10:35 p.m., CBS) ... Jay Leno welcomes Donald Trump and Nelly on "The Tonight Show" (10:35 p.m., NBC) ... Mose & Ariel and Al Jarreau appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (12:05 p.m., ABC).

Andy Richter, Neve Campbell and Jane Monheit are booked on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (11:35 p.m., NBC).

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