Wednesday, August 9
SIBERIA: A DAY IN IRKUTSK (NBC, 9-10 p.m.).* NBC Moscow Bureau Chief Kenneth Bernstein tours a frontier city of 480,000 deep inside Siberia. Repeat.
Thursday, August 10
CBS THURSDAY NIGHT MOVIES (CBS, 9-11 p.m.). Sidney Poitier in his Oscar-winning role (1963) in Lilies of the Field as a footloose ex-G.I. who encounters five German nuns in the Arizona desert and winds up building their chapel.
SUMMER FOCUS (ABC, 10-11 p.m.). Is there life elsewhere in the universe? The question is explored in a journey through the heavens with the narrative aid...