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Wednesday: PBS airs the Oscar-winning stop-motion short "Peter and the Wolf." Plus: What did you think of "Autism: The Musical" on Tuesday?

By Salon Staff
Published March 26, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

Prime Pick

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Even if you've heard the story a thousand times, you don't want to miss the half-hour animated version of "Peter and the Wolf" appearing on "Great Performances" (8 p.m. EDT on PBS) Wednesday. Director Suzie Templeton's film, which won the Oscar for best animated short, will delight you from start to finish with its sweet touches and its old-fashioned stop-motion charm. There's no dialogue, just Peter and his woodland friends taking on the big, bad wolf!


The cheftestants of "Top Chef" (10 p.m. EDT on Bravo) are charged with catering a street fair, but how can we possibly resist a show about fried foods called "Deep Fried Paradise" (9 p.m. on Travel)? Fighting breaks out on "America's Next Top Model" (8 p.m. on the CW) and on "High School Reunion" (10 p.m. on TV Land), but we'd rather throw down with "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil" (10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central), in which Black debates the pros and cons of beer versus pot. (He certainly won't be the first one.)

Last night

What did you think of "Autism: The Musical" on Tuesday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Kate Bosworth, Tom Cavanagh, guest co-host Megan Mullally

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

A day of hot topics

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Paris Hilton, Lupe Fiasco, chef Homaro Cantu, New York Giant David Tyree (repeat)

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

"Inside the Lives of Hoarders, Part 2"

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Ed Rendell, Thomas Keller

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Brian Fagan (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Ethan Nadelmann, Howard Kurtz (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Brian Williams, Judy Greer, Langhorne Slim

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

John Krasinski, Joe Torre, José González

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Sen. Chuck Hagel

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

John Cusack, Sofia Vergara, the Jonas Brothers

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ed Helms, Björk (repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Pamela Anderson, Christian Siriano, Judith Smith-Levin

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