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August 27, 2011

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He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley 6:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 44) Long before Elvis was heralded as the king of rock ’n’ roll, he was a faithful fan of gospel music. This documentary features more than 30 of Elvis’s gospel recordings and never-before-seen footage, including personal stories by those who knew him well.


Only a Game 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) The year’s best stories, including Mickey Ward’s Hollywood knockout and the mysterious 18th-century portrait that still puzzles baseball historians.

This American Life noon WGBH-FM (89.7) The thing we all hate to love: gossip.

Q 2 p.m. WGBH-FM (89.7) A daily arts, culture, and entertainment magazine with host Jian Ghomeshi.

New England Summer Festivals 6 p.m. All-Classical (99.5) Apple Hill (N.H.) Festival with host Laura Carlo.

Live From Tanglewood 7 p.m. All-Classical (99.5) Itzhak Perlman is the soloist and conductor for an All-Beethoven concert that includes the Romances Nos. 1 and 2 and the Symphonies Nos. 1 and 5.

Performance Today Weekend 11 p.m. All-Classical (99.5) The best of classical music performances from around the world, showcasing up-and-coming American soloists. Hosted by Fred Child.


Fallen Angel 6 p.m. (TCM) Murder complicates a scam artist’s plans. Dana Andrews. NR (1945)

Paid in Full 6 p.m. (TV1) Fact-based tale of a Harlem drug dealer (Wood Harris). R (2002)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 6:15 p.m. (HBO) Matthew McConaughey stars as a freewheeling womanizer who is haunted by his many old flames. PG-13 (2009)

The Karate Kid 6:30 p.m. (STARZ) A young boy (Jaden Smith) learns kung fu from a kindly maintenance man (Jackie Chan). PG (2010)

Bride Wars 7 p.m. (FX) Best friends (Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway) schedule their dream weddings for the same date. PG (2009)

Titanic 7 p.m. (CMT) James Cameron’s stunning Oscar winner about the doomed luxury liner. Leonardo DiCaprio. PG-13 (1997)

Tron 7:20 p.m. (TMC) A computer scientist is trapped inside a video game. Jeff Bridges. PG (1982)

Any Given Sunday 8 p.m., midnight (VS) Oliver Stone’s gimmicky but realistic look at pro football. Al Pacino. R (1999)

Conviction 8 p.m., midnight (HBO) A wife and mother (Hilary Swank) studies to become a lawyer in order to exonerate her brother. R (2010)

Failure to Launch 8 p.m., 10:05 p.m. (TBS) A 35-year-old (Matthew McConaughey) won’t move out of his parents’ house. PG-13 (2006)

A Letter to Three Wives 8 p.m. (TCM) A woman tells her rivals that she has run off with their husbands. Jeanne Crain. NR (1948)

National Treasure 8 p.m. (USA) A modern-day fortune hunter (Nicolas Cage) seeks a treasure. PG (2004)

Sweet Home Alabama 8 p.m. (E) A fashion designer (Reese Witherspoon) is torn between her rich fiance and good-ol’-boy hubby. PG-13 (2002)

Toy Story 8 p.m. (FAM) Computer-animated tale about a rivalry between two dolls. Voices include Tom Hanks. G (1995)

A Walk in My Shoes 8 p.m. (7) A teacher (Nancy Travis) begins to see parenting from a new perspective. NR (2010)

The Fighting Temptations 9 p.m. (BET) An ad exec leads a choir in a gospel competition. Energetic musical numbers. Cuba Gooding Jr. PG-13 (2003)

The Secret Life of Bees 9 p.m. (LIFE) Story of a young white girl (Dakota Fanning) and her black caregiver in 1960s South Carolina. PG-13 (2008)

Shooter 9 p.m. (TNT) An ex-Marine sniper (Mark Wahlberg) is set up for a political assassination. R (2007)

Tangled 9 p.m. (STARZ) A thief (voice of Zachary Levi) meets his match in an impossibly long-haired beauty. PG (2010)

Betsy’s Wedding 10 p.m. (FLIX) Writer-director Alan Alda stars as father of the bride. R (1990)

The Star Chamber 10 p.m. (FXM) A vigilante court of last resort. Michael Douglas. R (1983)

The Tillman Story 10 p.m. (SHO) This documentary examines the coverup of Pat Tillman’s friendly-fire death in Afghanistan. R (2009)

Shiloh 10:30 p.m. (WAM) A youngster tries to save a dog from an abusive owner. Blake Heron. PG (1996)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High 11 p.m. (VH1) Intertwining tales of adolescent obsessions. Sean Penn. R (1982)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 11 p.m. (AMC) Quentin Tarantino’s delirious homage to martial-arts films. Uma Thurman. R (2003)

Boyz N the Hood 11:05 p.m. (ENCR) Gritty and powerful look at life in South Central LA. Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr. R (1991)