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The Arts on TV: Nikolai Baskov, Alan Gilbert, 'Il Trovatore'

August 25, 2011 |  6:00 am


"Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero" 8, 9 and 10 p.m. Thursday, Discovery: The vision behind the reconstruction of the World Trade Center.

“The View” 10 a.m. Friday, ABC: Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art.

“The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway” 7:30 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, HBO: The comic brings “Pee-wee's Playhouse” to life at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.

“Vine Talk” 5 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: Panel includes Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic.

“Nikolai Baskov: Romantic Journey” 10 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday and noon Monday, KOCE: The Russian tenor performs at Moscow’s Hall of the Luzhniki Arena.

“Great Performances at the Met” 1 a.m. early Sunday, KVCR: Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna star in a new production of Puccini's opera “La Rondine.”

“Discover Beethoven's 5th” 3 a.m. early Sunday, KVCR: Director George Marriner Maull and the Discovery Orchestra explore the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5.

“Great Performances at the Met” 12:30 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: James Levine conducts David McVicar's production of Verdi's drama “Il Trovatore.”

Movie: Twentieth Century” (1934) 1:30 p.m. Sunday, TCM: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard. An actress deserts the Broadway director who bolstered her career, then meets him on the Chicago-New York express.

“Reverence: Life in the Ballet” 3 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: Dancers of the Toledo Ballet express their creative passion.

“Theater Talk” 6 p.m. Sunday, KLCS: Hair: Then and Now: Composer Galt MacDermot; lyricist James Rado; actor Gavin Creel.

“Detroit in Overdrive” 9 a.m. Monday, Discovery: Art Saves Detroit: An artist plans an exhibit to bring attention to Detroit's homeless population; a high school trumpet player dreams of winning a music scholarship.

“Great Performances” 1 a.m. early Thursday, KVCR: Jackie Evancho: Dream With Me in Concert: Evancho's solo concert supports her first full-length album, “Dream With Me.”

— Compiled by Matt Cooper

Photo: “Nikolai Baskov: Romantic Journey.” Credit: Olga Fomina / PBS.