A two-hour windup of Madonna's highly acclaimed world tour will be televised live from Nice, France, at 9 on Sunday on HBO (tape delay). "Madonna -- Live! Blond Ambition World Tour 90," which made stops in Japan, Canada and the United States before going to Europe, is one of the most elaborately conceived, costumed and choreographed productions to ever take to the road.
It features an array of top musicians, including musical director Jai Winding on the keyboards; Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett, drums; David Williams, guitar; Luis Conte, percussion; Darryl Jones, bass, and Kevin Kendrick, keyboards.
The non-stop choreography of Vince Patterson includes the male dance troupe of Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes, Salim Gauwloos, Jose Guitierez, Kevin Stea, Gabriel Trupin and Carlton Wilborn. Dancers Donna Delory and Niki Harris also double with background vocals. Costumes are by Jean Paul Gauthier.
Madonna's selections include many of her top hits and fan favorites such as her recent biggie, "Vogue," and from her new "I'm Breathless" album, "Sooner or Later," "Now I'm Fooling You" and "Hanky Panky." HBO notes that this program will not be repeated this year.
Sunday on A&E at 8 p.m. In "Crew of the Enola Gay," a group of U.S. airmen who flew the mission that dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima, Aug. 6, 1945, retrace the events of that fateful day that brought an end to one of the most tragic wars in history. For four days, several of the crewmen visited the city they annihilated, coming face-to-face with people who were there when the bomb hit. The one-hour North American premiere will repeat at midnight, Wednesday at 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m.
Sunday on The Discovery Channel at 8 p.m. "Curse of the Mayan Temple" on "Discovery Sunday" pieces together what is known about Mayan civilizations and examines the ruins of Mayan cities. The two-hour show retraces the jungle route of the Schneidmans, a German couple who discovered the ruins on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula in 1937 and who disappeared during a later expedition.
Pioneer Sound on TNT at 3:30 a.m. "The Beginning of Sound" celebration, airing pioneering sound films of the late '20s, continues with four classics this week. All are scheduled in the wee hours of the morning (program that VCR). Wednesday at 3:30 a.m., "Untamed" (1929) with Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery; Friday 3:30 a.m., "The Singing Fool" (1928) with Al Jolson; Saturday at 3:35 a.m., "Don Juan" (1926) with John Barrymore and Mary Astor, and Sunday (Aug. 12), "Dynamite" (1929) with Charles Bickford and Kay Johnson.
Wednesday on USA at 9 p.m. Anthony Perkins and Madchen Amick star in a supernatural world premiere murder mystery. A cloak used in early Aztec blood sacrifices transmits forbidding and evil powers to unwitting victims who come in contact with it. Repeats Aug. 12 at 8 and Aug. 18 at 2.