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Salon's guide to what to watch on Monday: PBS offers a look at "The Anti-Americans" and the U.S. Open serves up its opening matches.


Salon Staff
August 27, 2007 2:15PM (UTC)

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If you've ever traveled through Europe, the sentiments expressed by the Europeans interviewed in the documentary "The Anti-Americans: A Hate/Love Relationship" (10 p.m. EDT on PBS, check local listings) won't surprise you. What will surprise you is the wide range of emotional reactions that America solicits in France, Britain and Poland. Even if you agree with the very reasonable gripes about our foreign policy, hearing those old refrains about how all Americans are stupid and shallow can set your teeth on edge. Recognizing that, the filmmakers balance humor (one French woman marvels at how fat everyone was in Chicago when she visited there) with insightful commentary on why these countries are obsessed with America in the first place.

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The season finale of HBO's "Big Love" airs at 9 p.m., while MTV's new reality series about a teen skateboarder, "The Life of Ryan," premieres at 10:30 p.m. EDT. "Road to War: Iraq," featuring interviews with Andrew Card, Richard Armitage and Mary Matalin, airs at 9 p.m. EDT on National Geographic Channel. Plus, the 2007 U.S. Open serves up its opening matches on Monday, and the USA Network features the on-court action from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. EDT. The opening night tribute will honor Althea Gibson, who, in 1957, became the first African-American tennis player to win the U.S. National Championship; Aretha Franklin, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, ambassador Carol Moseley Braun, Billie Jean King and Rachel Robinson (Jackie's widow) will be on hand for the ceremony.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Relly Nominees: Best Wild and Wacky, Best Regis

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

John Travolta, Queen Latifah, guest co-host Sherri Shepherd (repeat)

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Rebecca Romijn, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, Bob Harper (repeat)

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

"How'd they do that?" (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Bill George, John Whitehead, Steve Nash

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Sen. John McCain (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Jerry Miller, Spencer Wells (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Feist

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Drew Carey, Colbie Caillat

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Mike Tidwell

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Kobe Bryant, Catherine Bell, Tay Zonday (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Bob Saget, Maggie Q, Shane Mauss

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Jon Voight, Alicia Coppola, Will Marfori (repeat)

Contributors: Matthew Fishbane, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter


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