What we're watching and why: The destruction of the Gulf region is the focus of tonight's premiere episode of "HDNet World Report Special: The Devastation on the Gulf Coast." It airs at 8 p.m. on HDNet. This is probably your only chance to see the destruction of New Orleans and surrounding areas in high definition. It's followed at 8:30 p.m. on HDNet by another premiere episode of Rick Steves' Europe, which this time takes us to "Budapest: The Best of Hungary."
Here are the HDTV programs showing on some selected networks today:
ABC: According to Jim (8 p.m.), Rodney (8:30 p.m.), According to Jim (9 p.m.), Rodney (9:30 p.m.), Boston Legal (10 p.m.)
CBS: NCIS (8 p.m.), Late Show with David Letterman (11:30 p.m.)
NBC: The Office (9:30 p.m.), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10 p.m.), The Tonight Show (11:35 p.m.)
Fox: House (8 p.m.), Prison Break (9 p.m.)
WB: Gilmore Girls (8 and 9 p.m.)
ESPN-HD: NFL Live (4 p.m.), SportsCenter (11 p.m.)