Tomorrow we here in the US celebrate Presidents’ Day, a holiday that proves that Americans have no idea how to properly celebrate holidays. How do we celebrate the holiday? With car sales and maybe a day off work if you’re lucky. I’m sure that if you told George Washington that the way the people of the country he fought to build would honor him with 18 months of 0% APR and no down payment for a new Ford, he’d… well, he’d look at you funny because none of that would mean anything to him. But I’m certain that if you explained the sentiment to him he’d disapprove. Maybe. I didn’t know the guy. I’d like to start a movement now to celebrate Presidents’ Day properly, though I’m not entirely sure what that would entail. Suggestions are welcome. Here’s your Sunday night TV:
7:00pm: “60 Minutes” on CBS
“America’s Funniest Home Videos” on ABC
“Dateline NBC” on NBC
“NBA Tip-Off” on TNT
7:30pm: “American Dad” on Fox
8:00pm: “The Amazing Race” on CBS. 18th season premiere.
“Basketball Wives” on VH1
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC
“Jerseylicious” on Style
“Nature: Broken Tail” on PBS. If you’re sensitive to animals in peril, you should probably avoid this or at least keep a large box of tissues next to you. The tiger that’s the central focus of the feature dies, and the goal of it overall is to draw attention to the poaching problem in Ranthambhore National Park.
“Oprah Presents Master Class: Sidney Poitier” on OWN
“The Simpsons” on Fox
8:30pm: “Bob’s Burgers” on FOx
“NBA All-Star Game” on TNT. Last night I watched the dunk contest with some friends which is really only great to see what kind of theatricality the contestants bring to it. The winner made his last dunk jumping over a car while someone threw the ball up through the sun-roof and a choir at the other end of the court sang “I Believe I Can Fly.” It was spectacular.
9:00pm: “Ax Men” on History
“Big Love” on HBO
“Californication” on Showtime
“Desperate Housewives” on ABC
“Family Man” on Fox
“Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane” on Style
“Masterpiece!: Any Human Heart” on PBS
“Saturday Night Life: Saturday Night Live Backstage” on NBC
“Snapped” on Oxygen. Eighth season premiere.
“600 Pound Mom” on TLC
“Undercover Boss” on CBS
“What Chilli Wants” on VH1
“Worst Cooks in America” on Food Network. Second season finale.
9:30pm: “Brandy and Ray j: A Family Business” on VH1
“The Cleveland Show” on Fox
“Episodes” on Showtime. First season finale.
10:00pm: “CSI: Miami” on CBS
“Iron Chef America” on Food Network
“Kourtney and Kim Take New York” on E
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Reunion” on Bravo
“Shameless” on Showtime
“The Man Who Lost His Face” on TLC
“Brothers and Sisters” on ABC
Intern Rusty is a Masters student at the University of Miami. You can learn more about her at Rusty’s Ventures.