TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE: “National
Memorial Day Concert,” 8-9:30 p.m., PBS (check local listings).
Each year, on the eve of Memorial Day,
this offers an epic-scale concert – big crowds (on the Capitol
Lawn), big orchestra (National Symphony) and big voices. Pia Toscano,
the “American Idol” belter, should fit perfectly into a concert
that has gospel's Yolanda Adams and classical's Hayley Westenra, plus
Daniel Rodriguez, remembered as the singing cop who performed during
Sept. 11 memorials.
There's more, including blues great
B.B. King, “Idol” winner Kris Allen and comments by hosts Gary
Sinise and Joe Mantegna, plus Colin Powell and more.
TONIGHT'S MUST-SEE II: “The Killing,”
10 p.m., AMC.
Last week's episode ended fiercely:
Stan Larsen brutally beat the teacher suspected of killing his
daughter – unaware that police had just realized their suspicions
Now lives are collapsing for the
Larsens and for Sarah Linden, the obsessed police detectivd. And now
Linden has a new suspect and a possible breakthrough.
This is another brilliant episode –
with richly layered characters and darkly gorgeous filming.
TONIGHT'S ALTERNATIVE: “The Real
Story,” 8 and 11 p.m., Smithsonian.
Each week, this well-made series looks
at the true stories behind movies. Tonight is “Jaws.”
documentary views a similar story – true-life attacks along the New
Jersey coast in 1916. It mixes re-creations and new scientific
studies of shark behavior.
We hear of a 1916 hero: Stanley Fisher
died while fighting a shark that attacked a 12-year-old boy. There
are random facts – worldwide, sharks only killed five people and
injured 60 last year – and an argument for a colorful world:
Studies show that 90 per cent of shark victims are wearing dark
Other choices include:
– Oprah marathon, Oprah Winfrey
Network. The all-weekend event – timed to follow the last new
episode of Winfrey's talk show, – includes two movies she produced.
“David & Lisa” (1998), with superb performances by Lukas Haas
and the late Brittany Murphy, is at 2 p.m.; “Before Women Had
Wings” is at 4. A rerun of Gayle King's “after party” is at 6,
with a new “Behind the Scenes” at 8.
– Racing, 5:30 p.m. ET, Fox. Sorry,
there are no Fox cartoons tonight. Instead, we get the Coca-Cola 600,
the longest race in the NASCAR series.
– Animated movies, cable.
At 6 p.m., FX has “Madagascar 2” (2008) and The Cartoon Network
has “Shrek the Third” (2007). At 7, ABC Family has the fun “Bolt”
(2008). At 8 and 10, FX has “Kung Fu Panda” (2008). And at 9, ABC
Family has the sweetly poignant “WALL-E” (2008).
– “William & Kate” (2011),
8-10 p.m., Lifetime. Here's a rerun of an adequate film, depicting
Prince William and Kate Middleton as likable, lusty college students,
negotiating a complex courtship.
– “The Bourne Supremacy” (2004),
9-11 p.m., NBC. In this sequel, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is still
being chased by hit men … and still doesn't know why. Much action
– “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,”
9-11 p.m., ABC. Justin Bieber entertains a family while its Texas
trailer is being replaced by a new home.
– “CSI: Miami,” 10 p.m., CBS. In
a rerun (following a pair of “Undercover Boss” reruns), a
sugar-refinery explosion reveals a surprise about one of the