You'll be seeing stars in surprising places this week: American Idol Ruben Studdard sings the alphabet on "Sesame Street." Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse talks to kids about healthy eating habits on a Nick News Special with Linda Ellerbee. Jennifer Aniston is one of the "Celebrity Hot 100 of Forbes" on A&E. The annual BET Awards show spotlights Alicia Keys, Denzel Washington and others. And actress Lori Loughlin talks about the challenges of playing several key roles for the WB's "Summerland."
Monday at 10:30 a.m. on WETA
Elmo and friends need to keep their autograph books handy, as the stars keep on dropping by.
Today it's actress Julianne Moore who teams with the Count in admiring the number seven. On Tuesday, Ruben Studdard, one of the American Idols, appears for a unique and memorable musical rendition of the alphabet.
Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Fox
Type casting or role reversal? Twelve stars of the cable series "Oz," which was set in a prison, appear as jurors weighing the fate of a convict accused of committing murder during a prison brawl
George Morfogen, Eamonn Walker, J.K. Simmons, Jon Seda, Betty Buckley, Scott Winters, Mums, Stephanie Pope, Carlo Alban, Elain Graham, Natascia A. Diaz and Jenna Lamia make up the jury.
hershey park: sweet memories
Tuesday at 9 p.m. on MPT
The town is bedecked with streetlamps shaped like Hershey's Kisses, and the scent of chocolate permeates the air at all hours in the classic amusement park just over two hours from Washington.
This special takes a nostalgic look at the park, a combination of flashy new thrill rides and vintage family fun.
Its attractions include the "Kissing Tower" -- an enclosed cabin that rises 250 feet in the air while rotating, for a panoramic view of Hershey -- and the all-wooden antique carousel that was made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Co.
Flashpoints U.S.A.: America At War
Tuesday at 9 on WETA
Gwen Ifill and Bryant Gumbel host the fourth edition of this PBS show that focuses on the role of the United States in Iraq's future, on the eve of the handover of power to Iraqis.
Broadcast live from the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York and from Baghdad, the program includes an interview with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Viewers can register their opinions during the broadcast on the series's Web site: www.pbs.org/flashpointsusa.
onstage at the White House:
the governors' dinner
Wednesday at 8 p.m. on PBS
A mix of politics and music, this
program features Natalie Cole's
performances of familiar tunes, as
well as behind-the-scenes preparations for the dinner.
From averting crises in the kitchen to the musical finale in the the East Room, the broadcast offers a glimpse at how the event came together, as George and Laura Bush hosted the nation's governors.
The program was taped in February.
The legend of bagger vance
Saturday at 8 p.m. on ABC
Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Matt Damon star in the network premiere of this 2000 theatrical film.
Directed by Robert Redford, it's the story of a mysterious stranger, Bagger Vance, played by Smith, who shows up in the life of Rannulph Junuh, a morose World War I veteran, played by Damon.
Junuh, once a teenage golf champion, is the lone survivor of his squad, busy drowning his guilt in alcohol. He is persuaded to play in a golf tournament that could make or break his fiancee's father's golf course. With help from Vance, Junuh gets his life, and game, on course.