Even with all eyes on Athens, other viewing choices do exist.
"In the Jury Room," a unique look at trials, airs on ABC. Fox offers the 2004 Teen Choice Awards, and Spike introduces the "52 Most Irresistible Women." The X Games mark their first decade on TV, and PBS salutes "Timeless Music" from decades past.
Discovery Channel goes back in time for the "First Olympian." And today's Olympics begin on NBC and several of its affiliate channels.
straight from the heart:
timeless music from the 60s and 70s
Sunday at 2 p.m. on WETA
It's a show that will bring back all those lyrics you never admit you remember.
Tony Orlando is the host for this concert taped in Pittsburgh's Benedum Center. And yes, Dawn joins him, as the group -- Orlando, Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson -- reunites for the first time in a decade and performs the signature tune, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree."
The concert also features performances by the Fifth Dimension, Dionne Warwick, B.J. Thomas, Lou Rawls and Debby Boone, The Association, and Peaches and Herb.
The show airs again on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.
The x games
Sunday at 4 p.m. on ABC
The 10th anniversary of the X Games brings the speed and daring of extreme sports to the network level.
Airing live from Los Angeles, the finale includes Skateboarding Big Air and Moto X Supermoto from 4-6 p.m., with Bike Stunt Dirt and Moto X Freestyle from 7-9 p.m. Just don't try this at home.
On the cover
Monday-Friday at 8 p.m. on PAX
This new weeknight game show challenges three contestants to show off their knowledge of pop culture.
The three will participate in a trivia quiz, with questions drawn from the images found on the covers of popular magazines, plus new DVDs and CDs.
Mark Walberg is the host.
in the jury room
Tuesday and Wednesday
at 10 p.m. on ABC
Narrated by legal correspondent Cynthia McFadden, this new series examines how a jury reaches a decision.
Cases in Arizona, Colorado and Ohio will be spotlighted, as state supreme courts in each location granted access to ABC News camera crews.
From pretrial preparations through the verdict itself, each stage is documented.
The first case is that of Mark Ducic, an Ohio man charged with double homicide.
Five additional hours will air on various Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
2004 Teen Choice Awards
Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Fox
Forget the Emmy or Oscar. Who wouldn't rather have a Teen Choice surfboard award instead?
Spotlighting teenagers' favorites in film, television, music, comedy, fashion and sports, the sixth annual awards show will celebrate such diverse categories as Choice Liplock, Choice Hissy Fit, Choice Hottie and Choice Reality Star.
Among those scheduled to appear are Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Jennifer Garner, Tyra Banks, Ashton Kutcher, Shawn and Marlon Wayons, and Jimmy Fallon.
Last Comic standing
Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC
At last, the newest funnyperson hoping to become a household name will be revealed. Jay Mohr hosts.
afi's 100 years . . . 100 songs
Friday at 8 p.m. on CBS
Set the VCRS for a rebroadcast worth seeing, as the American Film Institute celebrates the soundtracks of both classic and unexpected movies.
Interviews with Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno, Barbra Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch and Betty Comden, among others, offer insight into the tunes that enhanced so many films.
John Travolta hosts.
xxvii SUmmer olympics:
Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC
The athletes will parade en masse for their countries, flags will fly, and the final leg of the global torch run will signal the official, traditional beginning for the Games in Athens, Greece.
See Page 6 for a listing of Olympic events on TV.