WASHINGTON, May 28, 2013 — Besides the endless parade of competitive reality shows, tonight’s lineup has a few choices worthy of a second look. At 8 p.m. the White House is hosting Carole King’s acceptance of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, along with musical guests James Taylor, Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, and Trisha Yearwood.
No doubt conservatives all over the country are chomping at the bit to criticize Obama for daring to add a little entertainment to his life amidst the many scandals currently plaguing his office. But one look at a recent photo of our Commander In Chief is proof his moments of fun and relaxation are few.
Speaking of the rapidly aging president and his political foes, tonight at 9 p.m. PBS’s final installment of “Constitution USA With Peter Sagal” examines the reasons for the longevity of the Constitution. The show also delves into the more recent threats to the Constitution, including excessive partisanship, money in politics and gerrymandering, just to name a few.
Given the current divisive and destructive nature of politics in America, any insight into the problems that hamper this country from reconnecting with the promise that all are created equal is definitely worth a look. To the average working stiff in this country, equality is a ship that left the dock a long time ago.
Everyone is waiting for their ship to come in, and everyone wants a level playing field, regardless of who is in charge. Unfortunately the powers-that-be are too busy arguing over which ship should dock first to realize that we all sink or swim together.
All times are EDT:
ABC: Extreme Weight Loss: (New) Twins David and Rebecca are split up as they tackle a 90-day weight-loss challenge.
CBS: NCIS: (Repeat) Ducky and Jimmy disappear while transporting a body from a crime scene.
FOX: So You think You Can Dance: (New) Another round of auditions.
NBC: The Voice: (Repeat) The top eight vocalists perform.
CW: Hart of Dixie: (Repeat) Zoe fears that George is sleepwalking, so she rearranges her schedule to do a sleep study on him and backs out of her plans with Wade. Elsewhere, the mayoral race between Lavon and Ruby tightens, inspiring AnnaBeth to devise an unconventional scheme.
PBS: In Performance at the White House: (New) President Obama presents Carole King with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at this White House fete, which features performances by the honoree as well as James Taylor, Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, Trisha Yearwood, Emeli Sandé and Jesse McCartney.
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles: (Repeat) A senatorial candidate’s aide is killed while crossing a street, and the team must determine whether it was an accident or murder.
NBC: The Voice: (Live) The remaining artists discover who will move on to the Top 6; Sheryl Crow performs.
CW: America’s Next Top Model: College Edition: (Repeat) The ladies visit Palm Springs and are challenged to take photos of themselves doing “random acts of modeling.” Later, they pose for pictures at a low-rent motel.
PBS: Constitution USA With Peter Sagal: (New) The finale examines the reasons for the longevity of the Constitution. Also: forces that threaten to undermine the vision of the framers, including excessive partisanship, money in politics and gerrymandering.
ABC: Body of Proof: (New) The exhumation of Megan’s father leads to more mystery about his death.
CBS: Brooklyn DA: (New) A candid look at life inside the Kings County District Attorney’s Office is offered during this six-part documentary series, which follows prosecutors in and out of the courtroom.
NBC: The Office: (Repeat) Past and present staffers gather for a wedding and their closing interview sessions in the series finale. Appearing: Mindy Kaling; B.J. Novak; Joan Cusack; Ed Begley Jr.; Rachael Harris; Dakota Johnson; Andy Buckley; and Malcolm Barrett.
New episodes of:
Deadliest Catch: On Deck at 8 p.m. on DSC
Property Virgins at 8 and 8:30 p.m. on HGTV
Deadliest Catch at 9 p.m. on DSC
Airport 24/7: Miami at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel
Extreme Moms at 9 p.m. on LIFE
Weird or What? at 9 and 10 p.m. on Syfy
Polygamy, USA at 9 p.m. on NGC
Married to Medicine at 9 p.m. on BRAVO
Storage Wars at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on A&E
Counting Cars at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on History Channel
Mythbusters at 8 and 9 and 10 p.m. on SCI
North America at 9 and 10 p.m. on Animal Planet
Chopped at 10 p.m. on Food Channel
Real Husbands of Hollywood at 10 p.m. on BET
Gangsters: America’s Most Evil at 10 p.m. on BIO
Who Gets the Last Laugh at 10 p.m. on TBS
American Restoration at 10 p.m. on History Channel
American Hoggers at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on A&E
Backyard Oil at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on DSC
House Hunters International at 10:30 p.m. on HGTV
For movie lovers:
Apocalypse Now Redux
G.I. Blues on ENC
Paycheck on FLIX
The Karate Kid on FX
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
Safe House on HBO
The Fugitive on IFC
Hard Times on TCM
The Pacifier on ABCFAM
Mary and Martha on HBO
X-Men: First Class on MOMAX
People Like Us on SHO
10 Years on STARZ
The Help on TMC
The Woman in Black at 9:30 p.m. on SHO
Memphis Belle at 9:45 p.m. on ENC
Varsity Blues at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX
Bullitt at 10 p.m. on TCM
Tightrope at 10:30 p.m. on REELZ
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