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HEIFER 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9 AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, Broadcast Ch. 2) Though we get the feeling it could exist in any city in the world — from Bombay to Boston — we’re kind of proud of the fact that we here in Little Rock get to count Heifer International as a neighbor. A truly global relief organization, Heifer’s unique program — which places livestock animals such as dairy goats with poor families to help them reach self-sufficiency — is an idea that has worked all but miracles in the darkest corners of the Third World for going on 50 years. Here, cameras follow Heifer into some of the bleakest places on earth, where their animals bring hope and health to those who lack both. THE KKK: A SECRET HISTORY 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9 The History Channel (Comcast Ch. 70) For anyone, no matter what race, it’s likely to be one of the most chilling images in American history: white robed minions of the Ku Klux Klan, pledging their allegiance to racial purity before a towering, burning cross. No other organization in the history of our country has sown as much fear, derision and hatred as the KKK — an organization that, despite its Southern-fried image, is far from a Southerners-only institution (at the height of its power, the largest KKK klavern was headquartered in Illinois). Here, filmmakers talk with opponents of the Klan, Klan leaders and the new breed of racists who would see the KKK return to its former power. PROPERTY LADDER 9 p.m. Saturday, July 10 TLC (Comcast Ch. 68) What with property values at an all-time high and the dot-com bubble a thing of the past, it’s become the new way to get rich quick: “Flipping,” or buying a house low, fixing it up cosmetically, then selling it high. The risk is also high. With budgets tight and time at a premium, the slightest oversight, misstep, or unforeseen cost can be the difference between coming out golden or sinking like a lead balloon. Here, flippers try to beat both the bank and the clock to turn a sow’s ear into something a buyer would pony up well into the six figures for. Greed and ambition don’t translate into work ethic and skill with power tools, however, so the results often range from incredible to downright pathetic.
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