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Tonight's Best TV Picks

Wednesday, May 6

Wed, May 6

NOVA

PBS, 9:00 pm ET

Dr. Robert Ballard, celebrated for his undersea explorations, undertakes another mission in the new documentary "Nazi Attack on America" -- largely a study of a U-boat whose wreckage was found submerged off the coast of Louisiana. What is discovered in the remains helps paint a thorough picture of Operation Drumbeat, a concentrated World War II attack by German vessels against American forces over a period of more than three years.

Nature

PBS, 8:00 pm ET
Nature

Often used as a source of humor for its ability to mimic others -- even James Bond at the end of "For Your Eyes Only" -- a certain bird's more serious aspects are considered in "Parrot Confidential." The program delves into challenges faced by breeders and owners, with some of them candidly discussing why raising parrots is problematic as well as beneficial. Also noted: the role of the television series "Baretta" in parrots' popularity.

American Idol

FOX, 8:00 pm ET
American Idol

"Critical" is the word for the episode "Top 3 Perform" -- as the title should indicate -- since what happens in these two hours will determine which two finalists go for the season's title. That much time gives those who remain plenty of opportunity to show why each of them should be the new American Idol, along with lots of space for Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban to make their judgments and pronouncements. Ryan Seacrest is the host.

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TODAY'S TV MOVIE PICKS

Wed, May 6
47 Ronin

47 Ronin

HBO2, 4:00 pm ET
Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum

HBO, 5:00 pm ET
Cadillac Records

Cadillac Records

CENTRIC, 5:30 pm ET
The Fighter

The Fighter

FXX, 5:30 pm ET
U-571

U-571

IFC, 5:30 pm ET
22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

STZE, 7:00 pm ET
The Conjuring

The Conjuring

MOMAX, 7:05 pm ET
Hitch

Hitch

OXYGEN, 7:30 pm ET
The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

FXX, 8:00 pm ET
Draft Day

Draft Day

HBO, 9:00 pm ET
Charlie St. Cloud

Charlie St. Cloud

HBOZ, 10:30 pm ET
The Heat

The Heat

HBOC, 11:05 pm ET

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