Thursday, October 28
THE POLITICAL DR. SEUSS Before he created The Cat In The Hat, the beloved children's author drew political cartoons for a left-wing New York City newspaper during the second world war. Who knew Yertle the Turtle was the spitting image of Adolph Hitler?
10 pm on PBS, repeated at 4 am
Friday, October 29
SOUTH PARK Taking on Mel Gibson's overwrought The Passion Of The Christ, this ep finds the potty-mouthed gang reacting to the controversial movie in typical irreverent fashion: Cartman forms a neo-Nazi group, Kyle apologizes for the killing of Jesus, while Stan and Kenny travel to Hollywood for a refund.
9:30 pm on Comedy, repeated at 1 am
Saturday, October 30
ELLEN DEGENERES After the cancellation of her sitcom and the downward spiral of her life into tabloid fodder, the observational comic returned to stand-up in this 2000 concert taped at New York's Beacon Theatre. Declining to discuss her sexuality, she instead interpreted it in modern dance. Plus, why do shampoo bottles have instructions?
10 pm on Comedy, repeated at 2:30 am
Sunday, October 31
SUBMITTED FOR YOUR APPROVAL: ROD SERLING A profile of the prolific Twilight Zone writer/producer includes extensive clips from the sci-fi series' most memorable dramas.
3:30 pm on PBS
Monday, November 1
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BUSH This two-hour doc, like Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, traces the connections between the Bush dynasty and Middle Eastern terrorists.
10 pm on Newsworld, repeated at 1 am
Tuesday, November 2
ELECTION USA Instant talking-head analysis of the Bush-versus-Kerry shootout. We'll go with CBS's Dan Rather , whose 2000 election coverage included WTF comments like "This race is shakier than cafeteria jello" and "If a frog had side pockets, he'd carry a handgun." Later in the evening, PBS offers the most trusted analysis.
8 pm on CBS/CNN/Fox/Newsworld, 10 pm on PBS
ELECTION NIGHT 2004: PRELUDE TO A RECOUNT The Daily Show's Jon Stewart , Stephen Colbert , Rob Corddry , Ed Helms , Samantha Bee and Lewis Black scrutinize the incoming results live in characteristic smartass style.
10 pm on Comedy/CTV, repeated at 11 pm on Comedy
Wednesday, November 3
CITIZEN BLACK Toronto filmmaker Debbie Melnyk 's low-budget profile of the pompous media baron catches the disgraced Conrad Black of Crossharbour on the brink of financial collapse. With Barbara Amiel , David Frum and Henry Kissinger .
10 pm on TVO