A look at some noteworthy television this week:
Nature - Dogs That Changed the World: Dogs by Design (Sunday, 8:00 p.m. WNET 13; Wednesday 9:00 p.m. WLIW 21) The second and final part of the story of the dog looks at how humans created the various dog breeds and the modern day consequences.
The Mormons (Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) A two part look at the Mormons which is a collaboration of two PBS series - The American Experience and Frontline. Part one is the American Experience presentation on the history of the religion, while part two is a look at the contemporary beliefs and activities.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., WNBC 4) The Law & Order franchise's take on the crazy jilted astronaut story complete with astronaut diaper.
Body Doubles: International Twins Search (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., WWOR 9) As best as we can tell this is some sort of reality show melded with international beauty pageant, but just for twins.
Veronica Mars (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., WPIX 11) One of the best shows on TV is back. In the new mystery arc, Veronica is hired by the owner of a Middle Eastern restaurant who has had his establishment vandalized.
American Masters: Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13) The story of the rise of Turkish immigrant Ahmet Ertegun, his passion for music and the record label he founded - Atlantic Records.
Smallville (Thursday, 8:00 p.m., WPIX 11) Is a retro film noir style episode set in the 1940s really just a shark jump?
New York Voices: Greenpoint Oil Spill (Friday, 10:00 p.m., WNET 13) Did you know that Exxon was responsible a 17 million gallon oil spill in Greenpoint first officially noticed in 1978, but was lingering for decades? The consequences of the oil spill are still with us today in polluted soil and maybe even a higher cancer rate in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Channel thirteen's public affairs show talks with residents, activists, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Riverkeeper's Basil Seggos, and someone from the spiller ExxonMobil and looks into the health issues of the spill.
Design: E2 - The Green Apple (Friday, 10:30 p.m., WNET 13) A look at some eco-friendly New York buildings and the architects behind them.
West Side Story (Saturday, 9:00 p.m., WNET 13)Here is a chance to see the 1961 film version of the classic Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical. Fun fact, it was filmed in the area that is now Lincoln Center right before the "blighted" neighborhood was obliterated by Robert Moses.