Bill Clinton gets a lot of face time on TV, beginning with
"60 Minutes," as his memoir hits bookstores. AFI salutes songs of the silver screen. To mark Father's Day, Nick at Nite and Bill Cosby team up for the animated "Fatherhood." NBC asks "Who Wants to Marry My Dad?" On PBS, a different view of the American Revolution in "Rebels & Redcoats." Viewers get a rugged twist on reality dating in "Outback Jack." A legend comes to life in the History Channel's "Quest for King Arthur." And ABC tracks New York's Finest in the documentary "NYPD 24/7."
Sunday at 7 p.m.
The newsmagazine devotes its entire hour to a single subject: former president Bill Clinton, whose memoir is being published this week.
Dan Rather conducts the interview in which Clinton talks about "My Life" (Alfred A. Knopf, $35), which is due in stores on Tuesday.
Clinton's book tour is scheduled to continue in a conversation with Oprah Winfrey, airing Tuesday. On Wednesday he will appear on NBC's "The Today Show" and ABC's "Good Morning America."
Liberty: the american revolution
Monday at 10 p.m. on MPT
Combining traditional documentary techniques with on-camera actors, this six-part series, first broadcast in 1997, chronicles the colonial rebellion of the 1700s.
The actors speak directly to the camera in character, and include Victor Garber, Philip Bosco, Terence Mann, Donna Murphy and James Naughton.
Forrest Sawyer is the host.
who wants to marry my dad?
Monday at 10:05 p.m. on NBC
Just in time for Father's Day, this series, which debuted last summer, is back with a new crew of devoted daughters determined to find the perfect new spouse for their single-but-presumably-lonely parent.
The six-episode show follows the courtship of Dad, but includes such quirks as lie detector tests, a secret mole -- the girls' aunt, posing as one of the contestants -- and Dad's own undercover tactics to scope out potential mates.
Who says a marriage needs honesty and trust?
AFI'S 100 Years . . . 100 Songs:
America's Greatest Music in MovieS
Tuesday at 8 p.m. on WUSA-CBS
Saluting the ways music can make movies memorable -- think "Singin' in the Rain" -- the American Film Institute offers its annual tribute to the silver screen.
John Travolta is the host of this year's program, which counts down the top 100 songs in films. The list is always kept under wraps until showtime.
Among those scheduled to be interviewed are Burt Bacharach, Cyd Charisse, Celine Dion, Michael Feinstein, Art Garfunkel, Marvin Hamlisch, Isaac Hayes, Angela Lansbury, Rita Moreno, Rosie Perez, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Simon, Barbra Streisand and Andy Williams.
hank Williams: honky tonk blues
Wednesday at 8 p.m. on PBS
The personal and professional life of country music's first superstar is the focus of this new documentary.
Williams, who died in 1953, released 66 songs under his own name within a five-year period, including "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"and "Your Cheatin' Heart." Half of the songs became hits and have been covered by artists across the musical spectrum.
The program recounts how Williams's drinking problem created turmoil throughout his life. The year of his first hit, for instance, Williams's drinking landed him in a sanitarium, his band left him and his wife filed for divorce for the first time.
The broadcast includes the first-ever on-camera interview with Williams's widow, as well as conversations with original band members, his son and grandson.
rebels & Redcoats:
How britain Lost America
Wednesday at 9 p.m. on PBS
The drama of the American Revolution is shown from the viewpoint of the losing side: the British.
The program focuses on the military struggle and strategy, as well as the conflicts within the American people, as families were forced to choose between loyalists and rebels. It also explores the disappointments of black slaves in the South, who had been promised freedom by the British
The show is hosted by British military historian Richard Holmes. It concludes on Wednesday, June 30, at 9 p.m.