7:30 (2) Basic Black: A Conversation About "Two Towns of Jasper." Which we canít find in the schedule. Anyway, Two Towns is a powerful documentary about race relations in Americaís heartland. You should see it some day. Here, filmmakers Marco Williams and Whitney Dow discuss the project. (Until 8 p.m.)
8:00 (5) Picture Perfect (movie). Jennifer Aniston plays a floundering ad agent who persuades Jay Mohr to pretend theyíre engaged so she can get a promotion. From 1997. (Until 10 p.m.)
8:00 (25) Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert. A fundraiser from last week featuring Sheryl Crow, the Goo Goo Dolls, Delbert McClinton, Hootie and the Blowfish, Alabama, and Brooks and Dunn. (Until 10:30 p.m.)
9:00 (2) Wide Angle. A second season for this weekly international-affairs magazine hosted by former assistant secretary of state James Rubin. (Until 10 p.m.)
9:00 (44) Mystery: Dead Gorgeous. Repeated from last week. Helen McCrory and Fay Ripley star in a drama about murdering husbands. (Until 11 p.m.)
8:00 (2) and 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. (44) Now with Bill Moyers. No details yet, but check it out. (Until 9 p.m.)
1:00 (25) Baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies versus the New York Mets.
8:00 (5) Deep Rising (movie). Treat Williams stars in this peculiar 1998 effort about a band of modern-day pirates who assault a luxury liner only to discover itís already been taken over by sea monsters. (Until 10 p.m.)
9:00 (7) Critical Assembly (movie). Those college kids thought it would be a royal goof to build their own nuclear bomb. Sure, itís all fun and games until your bomb falls into the hands of terrorists. (Until 11 p.m.)
Midnight (44) Soundstage: The Last DJ. A concert movie featuring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing an entire album. To be repeated on Tuesday at 8 p.m., and again on Channel 2 at 3 a.m. (Until 1 a.m.)
1:00 (4) Baseball. The Sox versus the Houston Astros.
3:00 (44) Five Thin Man Movies. William Powell and Myrna Loy star in this marathon of films based on Dashiell Hammettís Nick and Nora Charles: The Thin Man (1933); After the Thin Man (1936) at 4:30 p.m.; Another Thin Man (1939) at 6:25 p.m.; Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) at 8:05 p.m.; and The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) at 9:45 p.m. (Until 11:30 p.m.)
7:00 (5) The New Swiss Family Robinson (movie). Johann Wyssís 1813 novel (www.ccel.org/w/wyss/swiss/swiss.html) about a castaway clan was a blood-drenched primer on slaughtering Godís creatures in the name of survival. In 1960, Disney turned it into a wholesome frolic starring John Mills and Dorothy McGuire. In 1998, Disney updated the tale with Jane Seymour, James Keach, and David Carradine. This last is whatís on tonight. (Until 9 p.m.)
8:00 (2) Evening at Pops. Keith and the band are joined by bluegrasser Ricky Skaggs. (Until 9 p.m.)
8:30 (4) The Mask of Zorro (movie). The aging masked man (Anthony Hopkins) hands his sword and identity-defying eyewear to young Don Alejandro (Antonio Banderas), who uses them for revenge and to impress his enemyís lovely daughter (Catherine Zeta-Jones). From 1998 and lots of fun. (Until 11 p.m.)
9:00 (2) Mystery: The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Death at the Opera. Bradley (the ever-mysterious Diana Rigg herself) investigates another victim of a student production of The Mikado. To be repeated tonight at midnight and 4 a.m., and on Channel 44 at 1 and 4 a.m., and on Thursday at 1 a.m., and on Channel 44 at 9 p.m. (Until 10 p.m.)
10:00 (2) The 1900 House: The Time Machine. The first episode of the "hands-on-history" series from Britain featuring a modern family attempting to live the lives of middle-class Victorians in a retro-fitted house in Greenwich. This show, which focuses on restoring the house to its former primitiveness, is the best. From here on, weíre treated to a lot of whining from poor-sport Mrs. Bowler, who doesnít take well to the turn-of-the-centuryís daily rigors. To be repeated tonight at 1 and 5 a.m. (Until 11 p.m.)
1:00 and 4:00 a.m. (44) Mystery: The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Death at the Opera. Repeated from this evening at 9 p.m.
BASTILLE DAY 13
8:00 (2) History Detectives. The kickoff of a 10-part series featuring a team of forensic historians who investigate local lore and legend around the country ó a California woman who claims to be related to John Brown and such. To be continued through Thursday starting at 8 p.m. (Until 9 p.m.)
9:00 (2) The American Experience: Murder at Harvard. This one happened right in Bostonís back yard back in 1849. First a much-disliked medic from a prominent Brahmin family, George Parkman, vanishes, then a dismembered body shows up in a Harvard Medical College basement. A professor, John Webster, is accused because he owed Parkman money and the body parts were found under his lab; a janitor, Ephraim Littlefield, who robs graves, finds the corpse and testifies against Webster but is also suspected. Parkman was related by marriage to Robert Gould Shaw; these were well-connected people, and the high-profile celebrity trial had tens of thousands of people hanging out in the streets outside the courthouse. And we seem to recall that Oliver Wendell Holmes had something to do with it. (The case established the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard for convictions in the Commonwealth.) Based on Simon Schamaís book Dead Certainties: Unwarranted Speculation and filmed (as part drama/part documentary) by Eric Stange and Melissa Banta. To be repeated tonight at 1 a.m., and on Channel 44 at 1 and 4 a.m. (Until 10 p.m.)
10:00 (2) The American Experience: Murder of the Century. They may have been jumping the gun a bit to declare the 20th centuryís murder in 1906, but when Pittsburgh railroad heir (and generally creepy sadist freak) Harry K. Thaw blasted three holes in New York architect (and notorious womanizer) Stanford White on the roof of the old Madison Square Garden in a jealous rage over the affections of chorus girl/Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit, it was the biggest story to hit the tabloids since the Spanish-American War. A great yarn and a pretty good documentary. See also the 1955 movie The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (with Ray Milland as the man who designed the Washington Square Arch, Farley Granger as Thaw, and Joan Collins as fair Evelyn) and a 1990 Simpsons episode ("Homerís Night Out") featuring a nightclub performance of "I Could Love a Million Girls" (from the 1906 Broadway operetta Mamzelle Champagne), a song that that actually accompanied the MSG shooting. To be repeated tonight at 2 a.m., and on Channel 44 at 2 and 5 a.m. (Until 11 p.m.)
10:00 (7) Who Wants To Marry My Dad? Yet another wrinkle in the "reality-TV" landscape. Letís assume somebodyís father is up for grabs in this one. One thing youíve got to say for this type of junk programming: itís not afraid to overload the bandwagon. So if this series proves successful, watch for a spurt of late-summer imitators: Who Wants To Marry My Illegitimate Daughter?, Who Wants To Marry My Sickly Aunt Mildred?, Who Wants To Marry a Drummer?, Who Wants To Marry My Gay Nephew?, Who Wants To Marry a Wall-Eyed Scientologist?, Who Wants To Marry My Mailman?, Who Wants To Marry a Defrocked Anglican Bishop?, and finally (this one has real possibilities) Who Wants To Marry My Twin? (Until 11 p.m.)
1:00 and 4:00 a.m. (44) The American Experience: Murder at Harvard. Repeated from this evening at 9 p.m.
2:00 and 5:00 a.m. (44) The American Experience: Murder of the Century. Repeated from this evening at 10 p.m.
7:30 (2) La Plaza: Conversations with Ilian Stavans: Martin Espada. Stavans talks with Puerto Rican political poet Espada ("The Skull Beneath the Skin of the Mango"). (Until 8 p.m.
8:00 (2) History Detectives. The history sleuths go to Wisconsin, where a woman claims to have bullets pried from the bodies of Bonnie and Clyde, and then to Akron to find the Sears family home. (Until 9 p.m.)
8:00 (25) Baseball. The 2003 All Star Game, from Chicagoís Comiskey Park.
8:00 (44) Soundstage: The Last DJ. Repeated from Saturday at midnight.
9:00 (2) Flashpoints USA. A new series hosted by Gwen Ifill and Bryant Gumbel that focuses on current controversies. (Until 10 p.m.)
9:00 (44) P.O.V.: Discovering Dominga. A "wrenching journey of self-discovery," to say the least. A 29-year-old Iowa woman revisits her past as an 11-year-old survivor of a peasant massacre in Guatemala. (Until 10 p.m.)
10:00 (2) For Gold and Glory. The obscure history of the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, an African-American auto-racing circuit of the 1920s. To be repeated tonight at 2 a.m. (Until 11 p.m.)
10:00 (44) Indie Select: A Centered Universe. A profile documentary about Harry Holl, sculptor and founder of Dennisís Cape Museum of Fine Arts. (Until 11 p.m.)
3:00 a.m. (2) Soundstage: The Last DJ. Repeated from Saturday at midnight.
8:00 (2) History Detectives. Featured mysteries include a Mystic Seaport whaling ship on the Underground Railroad, the Queen of Hellís house in Essex County, and a puzzling jigsaw puzzle in Worcester. (Until 9 p.m.)
9:00 (2) The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. A documentary chronicling the lives of Henryís wives in their own words. To be repeated tonight at 1 a.m. and on Channel 44 at 1 and 4 a.m. (Until 11 p.m.)
1:00 and 4:00 a.m. (44) The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. Repeated from this evening at 9 p.m.
7:30 (2) Basic Black: Second Chances: Life After Incarceration. A profile of an ex-con struggling to go straight. (Until 8 p.m.)
8:00 (2) History Detectives. The crew go to Maryland to authenticate a portrait of George Washington, then visit the house of notorious slave trader Patty Cannon. (Until 9 p.m.)
9:00 (2) Wide Angle. Tonightís show looks at the battle between a Pakistani rock band and the local fundamentalist mullahs. (Until 10 p.m.)
9:00 (44) Mystery: The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Death at the Opera. Repeated from Sunday at 9 p.m.
1:00 a.m. (2) Mystery: The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Death at the Opera. Repeated from Sunday at 9 p.m.
2:00 a.m. (44) Soundstage. Featuring music from Alison Krauss and Union Station. (Until 3 and 6 a.m.)