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Tuesday: Frontline's thorough and gripping "Storm Over Everest." Plus: What did you think of "The Bachelor," "The Hills" and "American Gladiators" on Monday?


Salon Staff
May 13, 2008 2:00PM (UTC)

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If you've read Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" and followed the controversy surrounding his account of the 1996 tragedy on Everest, then you won't want to miss tonight's Frontline special "Storm Over Everest," a thorough and gripping account of the day eight people died on the mountain. Filmmaker David Breashears, who was on Everest at the time of the tragedy filming an IMAX movie, pieces together that day through footage and interviews. Unlike that IMAX movie, in fact, "Storm Over Everest" gives viewers a very palpable sense of how punishing, excruciatingly slow and crowded the final climb to Everest is, and clarifies the feelings of the survivors, from Beck Weathers to Sandy Hill Pittman, some of whom got a bad rap in Krakauer's book.

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The fifth-season finale of "Beauty and the Geek" airs at 8 p.m. EDT on the CW, and then "Reaper" airs at 9 p.m. on the CW. "The Deadliest Catch" airs at 9 p.m. on Discovery. The season finale of "Women's Murder Club" airs at 10 p.m. on ABC.

Last night

What did you think of the "The Bachelor," "The Hills" and "American Gladiators" on Monday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Mario Lopez, Jimmy Buffett, Duffy

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

William Shatner

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Hugh Laurie, Kevin Nealon

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Dr. Oz explores past-life regressions

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Jonathan Zittrain

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Bill Moyers

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Jennifer Hooper McCarty

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Regis Philbin, Laura Dern, Death Cab for Cutie

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Evangeline Lilly, Ben Barnes, Switchfoot

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Bill Moyers, Susan Neiman

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

David Spade, Jean Smart, Ashlee Simpson (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Steve Carell, Alyson Hannigan, Duffy

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

John Cusack, Paraminder Nagra

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


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