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HDTV Listings for January 31, 2006

Kevin C. Tofel

What we're watching: We probably should be good little HD citizens and catch George W. in all his high-def glory at 9 p.m. on ABC. The Disney folks try to convince us that the "State of the Union Address" is no cartoon in 720p, which explains why the HD schedule is so light on the networks this evening. The two hour program provides the outlook for America as well as the high-level yearly agenda of the prez followed by the Democrats response. Of course, the Republican response to the response follows and well, it all goes down Capitol Hill from there.

If you're skipping the political programming tonight, consider any of the 1080i Discovery-HD programs as there's something for everyone ranging from NASCAR reality to the natural beauty of the world. Is anyone else wondering why Discovery-HD chose to air "HD Getaways" against President Bush's time slot? Wanna get away (in HD)?

Here are some other HDTV programs showing on selected networks today. All times are Eastern and reruns are in italics:

ABC (720p): According to Jim (8 p.m.), Rodney (8:30 p.m.), The State of the Union Address (9 p.m.)

CBS (1080i): NCIS (8 p.m.), The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m.)

NBC (1080i):
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35 p.m.)

Fox (720p):
American Idol (8 p.m.)

UPN (1080i):
Girlfriends (8 p.m.), Eve (8:30 p.m.), Veronica Mars (9 p.m.)

WB (1080i):
Gilmore Girls (8 p.m.), Supernatural (9 p.m.)

Discovery-HD (1080i):
Rousch Racing: Driver X (6 p.m.), Paradise for Predators: Sharks of Palau (7 p.m.), Desert Speaks (8, 8:30, 11 & 11:30p.m.), HD Getaways (9 & 9:30 p.m.), Fantastic Festivals of the World (10 p.m.)

ESPN-HD (720p):
SportsCenter (6 & 11 p.m.), College Basketball: Illinois at Wisconsin (7 p.m.)

INHD (1080i)
NBA TV: Suns at 76ers (7 p.m.), PGA Tour Golf Lesson #4 (11 p.m.)

INHD2 (1080i):
Twilight Zone #21 (7 p.m.), Twilight Zone #22 (7:30 p.m.), Go! Ultimate Lake Boats (8 p.m.), In Theaters (8:30 p.m.), Tropical Rainforest [IMAX] (9 p.m.), Ocean's Eleven (10 p.m.)

HBO-HD (1080i)
Ocean's Twelve (8 p.m.), Being Julia (10:15 p.m.)

(1080i): Twisted (6:30 p.m.), Sleeper Cell (10 p.m.), The L Word (11 p.m.)

TNT-HD (1080i):
Charmed (6 p.m.), Law & Order (7, 8, & 9 p.m.), The Closer (10 p.m.), ColdCase (11 p.m.)

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