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Monday: Learn about the kinder, gentler Daddy Bush on "American Experience." Plus: What did you think of "This American Life" on Sunday?


Salon Staff
May 5, 2008 2:00PM (UTC)

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George Bush Presidential Library / Courtesy PBS

On tonight's "American Experience" (9 p.m. EDT on PBS, check listings), we learn all about George H.W. Bush, the kinder, gentler Bush whose biggest foible may be having brought the most damaging, reckless and corrupt president in U.S. history into the world. Why did you do it, Daddy Bush? Why? Why?

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Also…

Georgina and Serena go head-to-head on "Gossip Girl" (8 p.m. EDT on the CW) while "Cities of the Underworld" profiles secret Soviet bases (9 p.m. on the History Channel). And since there's really nothing more entertaining than a room full of scorned hoochies, you probably won't want to miss "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" (10 p.m. on ABC).

Last night

What did you think of "This American Life" on Sunday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

John Goodman, "American Idol" castoff Brooke White

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Patricia Heaton, Ricki Lake

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Sean Combs, "American Idol" castoff Brooke White, John Legend and Estelle

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Exclusive from Oprah's studio: The Tom Cruise interview

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

TBA

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Harry Reid

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

TBA

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Lance Burton, Jimmy Eat World

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Robert Downey Jr., Carlos Mencia, Rascal Flatts

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, Famke Janssen

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

America Ferrera, "Dancing With the Stars" castoff Priscilla Presley, Mötley Crüe (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Patricia Heaton, Katt Williams, Thrice

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Hugh Laurie, Michael Starr

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


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