from Sarah: – for you TV watchers, here’s my brother Steve’s take for the week (the cable times may be different for your time zone):
Wanted to make sure you know about a few TV things coming up in the coming days…
1) Barack has a full-scale news conference starting at 5:00 this (Tuesday) afternoon, which will carried on pretty much every station.
2) Tomorrow night, in case any of you might possibly be interested, from 8-11pm KCET is broadcasting a special staged-for-TV version of “King Lear” with Ian McKellan reprising the highly praised performance he gave on stage here last year. I plan on taping it for myself, because — I hate to admit it — I’m pretty sure I’ve actually never seen that play. Have no idea if/when I’ll ever WATCH it, but want to at least have it on hand.
Wanted to make sure you know so you can record it yourself if your DVD machine has been fixed… or, can let me know if you (really) would like me to tape an extra VCR version for you (if so, try to let me know TODAY so I can set it up in advance)…
3) The World Figure Skating Championships are on this week — actually being held at Staples Center, but being broadcast mostly on a tape-delayed basis at odd times and mostly only on the OXYGEN cable network(channel 147 on our system, could be different on yours). The only thing being shown live and on a major network will be the women’s finale, Saturday night on NBC.
Here’s the precise broadcast schedule according to the L.A. Times (all times are Pacific):
Wednesday — 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Pairs short program (from Tuesday).
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Men’s short program (three-hour delay).
Thursday — Midnight-2 a.m.: Pairs free skate (three-hour delay). (FYI, this apparently means midnight
Wednesday night, to 2:00am Thursday)
11 pm Thursday-1:00am Friday: Men’s long program (three-hour delay).
Friday — 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Original dance (taped from Thursday).
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Women’s short program (three-hour delay).
Saturday — Midnight-2 a.m.: Free dance (three-hour delay).
9 pm-11pm on NBC: Women’s long program (three-hour delay)