Little Monk

Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on HBO Family

Fifteen-year-old Chaille Stovall was curious: Just how does a Tibetan child feel when he leaves his family to live in a monastery? To find out, Stovall traveled to Tibet and met Little Potato, a 6-year-old boy about to join the Drepung Gomang monastery.

Stovall expected to meet a child terrified to leave his parents and toys; instead, Stovall is humbled by the idea of devoting a life to spirituality.

Stovall, who has been making documentaries since he was 9, interviews the Dalai Lama and other Buddhist monks in this 30-minute film that he both wrote and directed.

Boomer Nation

Sunday at 9 p.m. on A&E

More than 76 million tots were born between 1946 and 1964 -- a baby boom that coincided with political and social shifts in America.

This two-hour special looks at the generation that dealt with the sexual revolution and JFK's assassination while watching "Leave It to Beaver" and listening to Bruce Springsteen.


Sunday at 10 p.m. on HBO

The season ends with newcomers in town: Alma's father's arrival upsets Bullock, who arranges a late-night encounter with the heiress. And Gen. Crook of the U.S. Army marches into the camp, sparking celebration and commerce.

HEIR TO an execution:

A Granddaughter's story

Monday at 8 p.m. on HBO

In the 1950s, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union. Their resulting execution, which left their two sons orphaned, sparked debate over whether the Jewish couple were spies or victims of anti-Communist hysteria.

In this 90-minute America Undercover documentary, Ivy Meeropol, the Rosenberg's granddaughter, explores the actions of the so-called "atomic spies" and interviews family members and others who knew her grandparents.


Tuesday at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on TBS

HBO's funny and upfront exploration of four friends looking for love in Manhattan comes to TBS, where the network will run two back-to-back episodes fives nights in a row before moving the series into a regular Tuesday night spot.

Footage shot during the show's original run means that the often-randy scenes with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha will be toned down for watchers who appreciate a little mystery in the bedroom.


Saturday at 10 p.m. on IFC

At last, a documentary about the world of used car salesmen. Michael Bennett, who calls himself "the Slasher" -- as in, he'll gladly slash those sticker prices -- brings his brand of salesmanship to dealers around the country.

This program finds the Slasher and his guerrilla sales force in Memphis, facing an overstocked lot he has pledged to clear.

Directed by John Landis, the show includes a soundtrack that ranges from Otis Redding to Booker T. and the MGs, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at used car sales that confirms what we all believe: caveat emptor!