Sunday, April 21
All the President’s Men Revisited (9-11 pm, Discovery)
The Watergate scandal remains one of the darkest and most disturbing episodes in American political history. This special looks back at those events as well as the 1976 movie starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.
Monday, April 22
Rectify (9-11 pm, Sundance)
Sundance, like most cable channels, is looking to establish itself as a source for original programming. This six-part series looks at the life of a man who is released from prison after spending 19 years on death row.
Tuesday, April 23
The Dust Bowl (8-10 pm, PBS)
Repeat of a worthwhile and engaging two-part 2012 documentary about the disastrous dust storms of the 1930s and their effect on thousands of residents of Plains states. (Concludes next Tuesday at the same time.)
Wednesday, April 24
Shut Up and Play the Hits (8-10 pm, EPIX)
My cable system doesn’t carry EPIX, but maybe yours does? If so, catch this first-rate concert movie documenting the final show by LCD Soundsystem at Madison Square Garden.
Thursday, April 25
NFL Draft, Round 1 (8-11:30 pm, ESPN)
There’s a limited but enthusiastic audience for this annual event. Truthfully it’s pretty boring, but there isn’t much else on tonight.
Friday, April 26
Portlandia (7 pm-midnight, IFC)
A rerun marathon is a perfect way to kill a Friday night and catch up on this sketch show that good-naturedly skewers the quirky residents of Portland, OR.
Saturday, April 27
This was going to be a “stupid movie alert” for a Syfy original about a storm that throws giant boulders at Boston, but it appears that Syfy has pulled it in the wake of the Marathon bombings. So, you choose: NBA playoffs on ESPN, a NASCAR race on Fox, or the White House Correspondents’ Dinner featuring Conan O’Brien on CNN.(Note: this information is accurate as of publication time, but programming is subject to change at the discretion of channels and networks. All times listed are Eastern time.)