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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, August 10, 2006

Tube Notes

By Mike Hughes
Gannett News Service

This afternoon, Fox's football season begins with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman (above, newly inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame) as the broadcast team at the Colts-Rams game.

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Football, 2 p.m., Fox. With the networks re-shuffling their football chores, we can start to compare them. On Sunday, we saw the new NBC broadcast team. It looks suspiciously like the old ABC one, with Al Michaels and John Madden. Tonight, Fox starts its season. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman (newly inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, alongside Madden) do the Colts-Rams game. CBS follows on Friday with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms at the Patriots-Falcons game. Then ESPN takes over "Monday Night Football" on Aug. 14, with Mike Tirico, Joe Theismann and Tony Kornheiser doing the Raiders-Vikings game.

"Big Brother All-Stars," 7 p.m., CBS; and "America's Got Talent," 8 p.m., NBC. Contestants are added and subtracted tonight. "Big Brother" drops one; "Talent" gains one. "Talent" opened up a ninth spot in the finals, which was available to the people who didn't reach the semi-finals. They were introduced Wednesday. Tonight, we'll learn which one the viewers chose.


"God Sleeps in Rwanda" (2005), 4 p.m., Cinemax. After the horrific, 1994 genocide, Rwanda was left with a nation that is 70 percent female. This moving little film profiles five women helping re-build their world. It drew an Academy Award nomination for best short documentary.

"Grey's Anatomy," 7 and 8 p.m., ABC. Meredith takes a blood test related to Alzheimer's disease. In the second, she makes a key error involving an elderly patient. The nurses are on strike, but the patient's friends catch the mistake. They're played by veterans June Lockhart, Betty Garrett and Rae Allen.

"The Office," 7:30 p.m., NBC. Dwight has managed to be named salesman of the year. Now he faces his fear, speaking at a convention.

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," 8 p.m., CBS. In an old military bunker, the remains are found of what seems to be a cult suicide.

"Without a Trace," 9 p.m., CBS. A missing Korean-American woman had been trying to split from her family traditions.

"Windfall," 9 p.m., NBC. Nina and Cameron (Lana Parrilla and Jason Gedrick, both formerly of "Boomtown") are ready to leave their spouses and be with each other. Then a tragedy intervenes.