Whats On TV
BOSTON — TV highlights for the week of Aug. 15-21. Shows listed are not necessarily recommended by the Monitor. All times are Eastern; check local listings.
PGA Championship (TBS, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; CBS, 2-7 p.m.): Third round today, final round tomorrow in Redmond, Wash. Possibility is high that someone from the tiny Florida community of Isleworth may win this event. Its pro golfing residents include Lee Janzen (US Open winner), Mark O'Meara (Masters and British Open), Tiger Woods, Scott Hoch, Payne Stewart, Stuart Appleby, and Grant Waite.
Bravo Profiles - Rock 'n' Roll Invaders (Bravo, 7-9 p.m.): Shake, rattle, and roll. This educational and hip special delves into the history of rock rebellion in the 1950s and '60s and examines musical pioneers - from DJ Alan Freed to Wolfman Jack, who battled big business and bigotry to bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream. (TV-PG)
Babe Ruth (HBO, 8-9 p.m.): They called him "Bambino," "the Sultan of Swat," "the King of Clout," "the Savior of Baseball." All in all, the barrel-chested, spindle-legged George Herman Ruth was a man of extremes. He did everything to excess, the bad things and the good things. Rare clips, insightful commentary, and the near-mythical life of Ruth himself make this profile an enjoyable hour for anyone with an interest in the national pastime.
Titanic Live (Discovery, 8-10 p.m.): The Big Ship continues to fascinate people. This special will feature never-before-seen images broadcast live from 2-1/2 miles below the ocean's surface. A team of biologists and historians will visit the shipwreck to learn more about the ship's sinking and the rate at which it is disintegrating.
Quest for the Lost Civilization (TLC, 9-11 p.m.): The first hour in TLC's "Quest Week" explores how ancient cultures viewed the skies. Other themes in this five-episode series include an ancient city that predates the Egyptians by 7,000 years and a theory that intelligent life might have developed on Mars much earlier than it did on Earth. Such "conjectures" are intriguing, and this series employs astronomy, technology, archaeology, and mythology for an engaging effect. (TV-PG)
Any Day Now (Lifetime, 9-10 p.m.): Starring Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, this promising new drama looks back on a childhood friendship between a white girl and black girl during the civil rights movement. Reacquainted later as adults, they discover that many of the problems they encountered as children still exist today.
Two new comedies on Lifetime don't fare as well. Maggie (10-10:30 p.m.), starring Ann Cusack, focuses on a married woman who is on the verge of a midlife crisis. Oh Baby (10:30-11 p.m.) is about a thirtysomething woman (Cynthia Stevenson) who decides to have a baby through artificial insemination. (TV-PG)