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Big breasts for big bucks: The Millionare Matchmaker

By every reasonable standard, Patti Stanger is a creep. In The Millionaire Matchmaker, she runs a dating club for obnoxious rich guys, introducing them to well-endowed ladies rounded up for their appraisal. >More
 PBS searches for the real Honest Abe in Looking for Lincoln

Rather than celebrating the Abraham Lincoln myth on his 200th birthday, Looking for Lincoln attempts to find the real man. >More
 A homophobic preacher turns against himself in The Trials of Ted Haggard

Rev. Haggard packs stadiums with his oily sermons denouncing homosexuality. But then -- oops -- Haggard admits to consorting with a male prostitute. >More
 Trust Me: A hell of a sell

Trust Me (Monday, 9 p.m., TNT) is about a creative duo who work at an ad agency. That's it -- no ghosts, no vintage time period, no personality disorders. In short, no gimmicks. >More
 Multiple moms in United States of Tara

United States of Tara (Sunday, 9 p.m., Showtime) portrays the modern American family in all its mad glory. Like many harried moms these days, Tara (Toni Collette) has multiple personalities - though in her case that's not just a figure of speech. >More
 24: All in a day's work

24 was once an exciting experiment in long-form storytelling, each episode representing 60 minutes in a real-time tale. By season seven, though, that premise just feels like a gimmick. The season premiere (Sunday, 7 p.m., Fox) finds government agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) chasing yet another batch of terrorists, and not even a surprise villain can bring back the thrills. >More
 PBS's Antiques Roadshow to visit Madison in July

We're all gonna be rich. The PBS series Antiques Roadshow is coming to Madison on July 11, so all we have to do is haul our old junk out of the attic, show it to the Roadshow appraisers, and find out how many thousands of dollars we can sell it for. >More
 Damage control

Frontline's "The Old Man and the Storm" (Tuesday, 9 p.m., PBS) is about Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans and the government's bungling in the reconstruction. It focuses on one man, Herbert Gettridge, who was determined to rebuild his house in the lower Ninth Ward no matter what. Gettridge is a testament to the indomitable human spirit in the face of impossible odds - and by "impossible odds," of course, I refer to the Bush administration. >More
 Unhappy meal

Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven (Monday, 7 p.m., HBO) goes behind the scenes at the elegant New York City restaurant Le Cirque. That may not sound too dramatic, but you haven't met owner Sirio Maccioni and his sons. >More
 A holly jolly folly

Wisconsin Public Television's 30-Minute Music Hour (Saturday, 9:30 p.m., WHA) departs from its usual diet of regional acts for a national-caliber banquet featuring Grammy-nominated Loudon Wainwright III. Wainwright is a pro at the one-man-with-a-guitar routine. >More
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