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Salon's guide to what to watch on Wednesday: "Howard Schultz and Starbucks" tells the story of how one man took some coffee beans ... and built a huge corporate beanstalk.

Published August 29, 2007 10:00AM (EDT)

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Photo: A&E

You hate Starbucks with a vengeance. But who's to blame, really? Well, tonight on Biography, "Howard Schultz and Starbucks" (9 p.m. EDT on Biography) tells the story of how Starbucks chairman Schultz transformed a company that sold coffee beans into a ubiquitous global menace, with 13,000 stores in 39 countries. Is Schultz a brilliant entrepreneur or a diabolical genius? And is he the one who dreamed up the pretentiously moronic Tall-Grande-Venti nomenclature?


"Nureyev: The Russian Years" airs on Great Performances (9 p.m. EDT on PBS, check local listings). And in "Crazy Sexy Cancer" (9 p.m. EDT on TLC), 31-year-old Kris Carr documents her battle with cancer, traveling the country in search of other women determined to beat the disease.

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Ellen DeGeneres

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Denis Leary (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Michael Jacobson (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Garlin, Against Me!

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Jeff Foxworthy, Sen. John McCain, Mat Kearney

Tavis Smiley

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Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

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Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

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