By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service
MUST SEE: "Jazz," 9 p.m., PBS. "Jazz is art," an exasperated Duke Ellington once said. "Swing is business." Others werent complaining though. As this zestful chapter shows, the swing-music explosion brought fresh employment to jazz musicians and others in the midst of the Depression. People screamed for bandleaders in the way they later would for rock n roll stars.
"The West Wing," 8 p.m., NBC. Here is a rerun of the sort of episode that makes this show so special. The president, a liberal Democrat, has just hired a young woman whos an outspoken Republican conservative. Now she arrives to be one of the White House lawyers. This hour has surprises and delights.
"Temptation Island," 8 p.m., Fox. Its the second week of the attempt to break up four committed couples.
"Breakdown," 8 p.m., CBS. Traveling across country, a yuppie couple descends into a nightmare. She (Kathleen Quinlan) disappears; he (Kurt Russell) begins dealing with crooks to find her. The late J.T. Walsh ("Slingblade") provides an especially nasty villain in a fairly interesting 1997 drama.
"Once and Again," 9 p.m., ABC. This is the episode bumped last month by a presidential news report. Lilys having trouble with a consultant at work and with her daughters fights at home.
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