A look at some noteworthy television this week:
Wide Angle: Dishing Democracy (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) Imagine "The View" in Arabic being beamed via satellite television throughout the Middle East. This documentary gets behind the scenes of the show, "Kalam Nawaem" which just may bring about some revolution.
P.O.V.: Following Sean (Tuesday, 10:00 p.m., WNET 13) At the height of the hippie movement in San Francisco, filmmaker Ralph Arlyck was a graduate film student who made a short film about his four year old larval hippie neighbor in Haight Ashbury. This documentary catches up with his subject over thirty years later.
Murder (Tuesday, 10:00 p.m., SpikeTV) It was bound to happen, a fakeality show based on CSI. Two teams vie to solve the case in 48 hours after seeing a recreated crime scene and the case files.
To Market to Market to Buy A Fat Pig (Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., WNET 13) The latest in quirky documentarian Rick Sebak's films takes a look at markets (think farmers market) around the United States.
American Inventor (Wednesday at 9:00 p.m., WABC 7) The winning invention is announced, not that anyone was watching this fakeality series. If only ABC could have invented something worth watching.
The Nine (Wednesday, 10:00 p.m., WABC 7) A sure sign of summer is when networks burn off episodes of failed shows. That is just what ABC is doing. So if you invested your time in this series about the lives of nine people in the wake of being held hostage in a bank when it started this is your payoff.
Reel New York Film Festival (Thursday, 10:00 p.m., WNET 13) Only one film is presented this week and it is a powerful one. Micah Schaffer's The Death of Two Sons takes a look at the Amadou Diallo shooting through the lens of another tragic death, the death of Peace Corps worker Jesse Thyne who died tragically months later while in Guinea where he worked with and knew the Diallo family.
Jekyll (Saturday 8:00 p.m., BBC America) A contemporary ad adaptation of the Robert Louis Stephenson tale is presented in this new six part British mini-series. Look for Gina Bellman (of Coupling) and Michelle Ryan (star of this fall's new version of the Bionic Woman) in this.
Feasting on Asphalt (Saturday 9:00 p.m., Food Network) Alton Brown hits the road again as this series looking at roadside food returns.
Masters of Science Fiction (Saturday, 10:00 p.m., WABC 7) ABC rolls out a new four episode science fiction anthology mini-series with some big sci-fi names behind it. The first episode has Sam Waterston, playing a man with a lapse in memory in the post apocalypse near future.