TV highlights: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2010
Saturday night, "New Orleans Rising" (CNN at 8), hosted by Soledad O'Brien, looks at life in the city five years after Hurricane Katrina and how different neighborhoods attempt to rebuild.
A team of "eco-capitalists" at TerraCycle try to turn trash into treasure on "Garbage Moguls" (National Geographic Channel at 8, 9 and 10), including products for pets from recycled bags.
Sunday morning talk shows: "Platts Energy Week" (WUSA at 8) interviews Pepco regional president Thomas Graham; "Fox News Sunday" (Fox at 9) hosts former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (D) and Fox News Channel's Jennifer Griffin; "White House Chronicle" (WETA at 9) has author Paul Dickson; "State of the Union" (CNN at 9) features Gen. Ray Odierno, former ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, Adm. William Fallon, Gen. Richard Myers and former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean; "The Chris Matthews Show" (NBC at 10) hosts HDNet's Dan Rather, Time's Richard Stengel, NPR's Michele Norris and CNN's Gloria Borger; "This Week" (ABC at 10) features Afghan President Hamid Karzai, American Society for Muslim Advancement's Daisy Khan, Manhattan Jewish Community Center's Rabbi Joy Levitt, Bloomberg News's Al Hunt, the American Prospect's Robert Reich, PBS's Judy Woodruff and ABC's George Will.
"Newsmakers" (C-SPAN at 10 a.m.) talks to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.); "Meet the Press" (NBC at 10:30 a.m.) features Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), former Rep. Dick Armey (R-Tex.), Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.), former Rep. Rick Lazio (R-N.Y.), the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot and BBC's Katty Kay; "Face the Nation" (CBS at 10:30 a.m.) has Gen. Ray Odierno, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), author Greg Mortenson and more of Katie Couric's interview with Gen. David Petraeus; "Washington Watch with Roland Martin" (TV One at 11 a.m.) hosts Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and University of Maryland's Ronald Walters; "This Week in Defense News" (WUSA at 11 a.m.) has Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton of the Royal Air Force; "The McLaughlin Group" (WUSA at 11:30 a.m.) features MSNBC's Pat Buchanan, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, Cato's David Boaz and U.S. News and World Report's Mort Zuckerman; "This Is America With Dennis Wholey" (WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to Al Ahram Publishing's Abdel Monem Said Aly.
"Heart of the City: Katrina Five Years Later" (BET at 10 p.m.) looks at the struggles of people in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, coupled with the impact of the gulf oil spill.
On the Season 4 premiere of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" (E! at 10 p.m.), the drama continues when Kourtney moves in with sister Khloe, but Khloe won't allow Scott (the father of Kourtney's baby) into her house. At 10:30 p.m., new series "The Spin Crowd" (E!) chronicles life at a Hollywood PR firm.
-- Emily Yahr