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An Ice Cream Show (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): This documentary, narrated by Rick Sebak of Pittsburgh's WQED, serves up a double dip of history and trivia on America's favorite summertime treat. (For instance, Americans eat enough ice cream every year to fill the Grand Canyon.)

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The show travels from Penn State, home of what has to be the sweetest college course around, to Hawaii, where they serve red beans with their shave ices (sno-cones to us mainlanders). Other ice cream hot spots include a Florida drive-through stand shaped like a soft-serve cone, and Robin Rose Ice Cream in Venice, Calif., which has a traffic school in back so you can sample rose petal ice cream while brushing up on the rules of the road.

Nick News

(Nickelodeon, 8-8:30 p.m.:) Actress and comedienne Rosie O'Donnell joins a panel of 10 kids to discuss society's obsession with appearance and explore the true meaning of self-worth. Journalist Linda Ellerbee hosts the Emmy-awarding news show for kids.


48 Hours (CBS, 10-11 p.m.): Shannon Faulkner, the Citadel's first female cadet, reveals new information about her sudden exit from the South Carolina military college.

Spelling Bee (ESPN2, 4-6 p.m.): ESPN2 deviates from its all-sports format to bring you letter-by-letter coverage of the national Scripps-Howard spelling bee.

Entertainment Tonight (CBS, 7:30 p.m.): After almost a decade, co-anchor John Tesh is leaving the celebrity-news show to concentrate on his musical career. Tonight is the New Age composer's final appearance.

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Women's Golf

(ESPN, 5-7 p.m.) First-round play begins in the US Women's Open in Southern Pines, N.C.


College World Series (ESPN, 4-7 p.m.): It's opening night for the 50th annual "College World Series." Game 1 airs live from Omaha, Neb.

*Please check local listings for these programs.

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