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Wednesday: Sundance airs the haunting documentary "Autism Every Day." Plus: What did you think of "Hell's Kitchen" on Tuesday?

By Salon Staff

Published April 2, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

Prime Pick

Autism Speaks

The documentary "Autism Every Day" (8 p.m. EDT on Sundance) follows the lives of eight autistic children and their families for 24 hours, and the results are haunting: These kids have trouble eating, it takes years to teach them to get dressed, toilet training is incredibly difficult, and many of them stay up all night. "A bad day is a bad day and a good day is a bad day waiting to happen," says one parent. This is the most brutal look at autism you'll ever see, but considering the prevalence of the disease, it's important that we're all aware of what an enormous challenge the parents of these kids face.


Naughty Natalie helps to evict a houseguest on "Big Brother 9" (8 p.m. EDT on CBS), then the third season of "Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures" (8 p.m. on PBS, check listings) begins, followed by "Caring for Your Parents," which profiles five families facing the challenges of taking care of elderly parents (9 p.m. on PBS, check listings). The seventh season of "Ultimate Fighter" airs at 10 p.m. on Spike.

Last night

What did you think of "Hell's Kitchen" on Tuesday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Jodie Foster, Avril Lavigne

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

David Schwimmer, Thandie Newton, Natasha Bedingfield (repeat)

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Jenny McCarthy, Kellie Pickler, "American Idol" castoff Chikezie Eze

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

The families behind the heartbreaking mistaken identity case

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

World Autism Awareness Day, with Jenny McCarthy and others

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

William Safire

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Susan Jacoby, R.E.M.

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

George Clooney, Norah Jones

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Steve Carell, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ani DiFranco

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Harry Belafonte

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Randy Jackson, Julie Bowen, Back Door Slam

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

The Bravery

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Marg Helgenberger, Kylie Minogue

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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