TV highlights Nov. 11-18 

LAST LETTERS HOME: THE BATTLEFIELDS OF IRAQ 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 HBO (Comcast Ch. 35) n As you know, with us being from the po’ side of town, we usually refrain from hyping things on primo cable. But with the number of Arkansans dead in Iraq approaching two dozen, and a president reinstalled in the White House by an electorate more concerned with boys kissing boys than boys getting their legs blown off at the knee, this was one we couldn’t pass over. Here, always-groundbreaking HBO visits families across America who have lost sons and daughters in Iraq, to read from their soldiers’ last letters home. Blue-staters, get out your hankies. Red-staters, get ready to scream “propaganda” and flip over to Fox News. THE FIGHT OVER FAITH 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 CNN (Comcast Ch. 43) n With exit polling indicating that the number one issue driving people to the voting booth in Election 2004 was “moral values” (and a president who openly admits his decisions are always focused through the lens of his life as a Christian) Democrats now have the next four years to try and figure out the mind of middle America — particularly that portion of middle America that defines itself as “evangelical Christian.” Here, the “CNN Presents” franchise goes in search of evangelicals, trying to root out what makes them so centered on their faith, what they believe about politics, and why their ideas about abortion, gay rights, and other hot-button issues are swinging their GOP courtiers to the far right. THE CLINTON COUNTDOWN 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 KATV (Comcast Ch. 5, broadcast Ch. 4) n Hallelujah! After years of blocked off streets (and the economic and construction boom downtown), the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center and Park is finally set to open next Thursday! Gala festivities for the opening will include most downtown businesses, museums and public spaces. How to sort it all out? KATV, Channel 7, is there with this one-hour preview of what visitors can expect from the grand opening of the house that Bubba built (with extensive coverage on Thursday). With the core of the city scheduled to be blocked off to traffic the next day and upwards of 25,000 visitors set to flood the streets, it might be smart to stay home and watch on TV anyway. 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, broadcast Ch. 2) n If you can't see the Clinton library dedication in person and are closer to the computer screen that a TV, you might want to check out the streaming video of the celebration at www.aetn.org. It's expected to begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up by 2 p.m.

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