What's On TV
TV highlights for the week of June 27-July 3. All times are Eastern; check local listings.
Wimbledon Tennis (NBC, 1-4 p.m.): Some things never change at Wimbledon: It remains a green monster. Players are required to wear "predominantly white" clothes. Women are denied equal pay for their work. And it rained on the second day. On tennis's grandest stage, there's always excitement. At press time, the favorites were Pete Sampras for the men, and Martina Hingis, Venus Williams, Steffi Graf, and Monica Seles for the women. Coverage continues through the week on NBC and HBO.
When Trumpets Fade (HBO, 9-10:35 p.m.): This is not your usual on-the-front-lines movie - no heroes in the Hollywood mold. Through violence, panic, and fear, this dramatization looks at the surreal nature of war. The extraordinary survival skills of Ron Eldard's Pvt. David Manning are noted by his captain, who orders the reluctant GI to lead a group of inexperienced recruits into a World War II battle on the German-Belgian border that had no strategic purpose. A daring idea to present World War II in a Vietnamesque way. (TV-MA)
Mary Tyler Moore in Three Cats From Miami ... and Other Pet Practitioners (HBO, 8-8:40 p.m.): As dogs lie in the aisles and bark on cue, Mary Tyler Moore stands center stage and presents awards to various animals (including a potbellied pig and a turtle) for rehabilitating, comforting, and helping people in need. The winners include Dusty the Rabbit, whose soft touch lifts the spirits of severely burned children, and three cats (Buster, Flashback, and Flame) who bring joy and companionship to elderly nursing-home residents. These heartwarming stories will make you laugh and might even make you a little misty. (TV-G)
The Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory (TNT, 8-9 p.m.): It's the 75th anniversary of Warner Bros., and actress Goldie Hawn hosts an engaging tour of the legendary studio's stables. The vintage footage includes such stars as Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Bette Davis, and Clint Eastwood. (TV-PG)
14 Up in America (Showtime, 8-9:30 p.m.): Producer Michael Apted revisits his 1992 film "Age 7 in America" and checks up on a group of American children-turned-teens in this thought-provoking and compelling documentary. The diverse group includes African-American, Asian, Caucasian, and Hispanic children from poor to wealthy families in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Some live in crime-ridden neighborhoods; others enjoy the tranquillity of suburbia. But money doesn't always mean happiness. When three New York prep-school girls were asked if they're happier now or at age 7, all three replied "7," mostly because of high academic and social pressures. (TV-14, L)
100 Nights of 'The X-Files' (FX, 8-9 p.m.): If you've seen the movie and want to start from the very beginning, now's the time. FX airs the series' first 100 episodes, in order, weeknights through Nov. 13. Monday is the pilot episode. (TV-14, V)