TV Highlights for Wednesday, June 3, 2009
"Smile Pinki" (HBO at 7), which won this year's Oscar for Best Documentary Short, tells the story of Pinki, a 5-year-old who was born with a cleft lip. But she receives free plastic surgery, thanks to a social worker who travels to some of the poorest regions of India to help children with cleft lips and palates.
In honor of the 65th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, tonight's "BBC World News America" (BBC America at 7) features veterans telling stories of personal heroism.
The first round of callbacks starts in Las Vegas on "So You Think You Can Dance" (Channel 5 at 8) as the competition gets serious.
Contestants on "Wipeout" (Channel 7 at 8) have many exciting challenges to look forward to, including Plank in the Face and Wrecking Ball Log Roll.
"Great Performances" (Channel 26 at 8, Channel 22 at 9) showcases Stevie Wonder in "Stevie Wonder: Live at Last" as the singer goes through his hits, including "Isn't She Lovely" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)."
Part 2 of "Inside the Obama White House" (Channel 4 at 9) continues to explore an average day in the life of the president, and includes an interview with host Brian Williams.
Don't watch this right before bed: "Your Worst Animal Nightmares" (Animal Planet at 9) shows attacks from sharks and spiders.
The team on "Mythbusters" (Discovery at 9) tries to see just how easy it would be to break out of prison without anyone noticing.
Adopted son Ubuntu turns out to be a football star on "The Goode Family" (Channel 7 at 9), and his parents must learn how to deal with a child who has athletic ability.
Yes, "The Unusuals" (Channel 7 at 10) has been canceled, but that's no reason to ignore a new episode, as a fear of death leads Banks to decide to stay in his apartment until age 43.
"Make Me a Supermodel" (Bravo at 10) wraps up for the season as the final three compete in catwalk and photo shoot challenges.
A charity executive is murdered on the season finale of "Law & Order" (Channel 4 at 10), and the detectives uncover a complex situation involving the dead man's secretary, her ex-boyfriend and the wife of a politician.
Edie Falco, known to many as Carmela Soprano, visits "Tavis Smiley" (Channel 32 at 10) to talk up her new Showtime series, "Nurse Jackie."
"The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" (Channel 4, 11:35) hosts actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actor Bradley Cooper and a performance by Sheryl Crow.
Actress Jessica Biel, comedian Zach Galifianakis and singer Steve Earle are on "Late Show With David Letterman" (Channel 9, 11:35).
-- Emily Yahr