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"Wide Angle" (WGBY, Channel 57, 10 p.m.) returns for an eighth season, with a harrowing report on North Koreans who flee their repressive nation by traveling north into China.

"Crossing Heaven's Border" was reported by South Korean journalists who risked their own lives to follow and report on the defectors.

Up to 100,000 have taken the treacherous path to freedom in the past decade according to the report.� Former CNN anchor Aaron Brown returns for a second season as host and interviewer."Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes" is a portrait of the "Prairie Home Companion" host on "American Masters" (CPTV,�8 p.m.) that doesn't really tell you a whole lot more than he does himself in his radio show monologues, which make up much of the dialogue.

It's certainly a portrait Keillor would approve of if indeed he hadn't already had prior approval of its content.

Locally it accompanies a rerun of "Garrison Keillor's Independence Day Special" on "Great Performances" (CPTV, 9:30 p.m.) taped three years ago at Tanglewood� featuring guest star Meryl Streep.Hard to believe that the bellowing voice of TV pitchman Billy Mays has been stilled at age 50.

The ubiquitous (and loud) late night presence wasn't killed by a bump on the head in a rough plane landing in Tampa, it turns out, but a heart attack.Services are set for Friday in Pittsburgh, but there's a 12-marathon of his work in the series "Pitchmen" (Discovery, 11 a.m.) culminating in the premiere of the season finale at 10 p.m.

Special salutes will run all day along with previously unseen footage.

A tribute show is in the works.

But no decision has been made regarding a second season of "Pitchman." The 12 episode first season, in which Mays and his business partner Anthony Sullivan consider new products they can pitch on TV, began in April.Another salute to Michael Jackson comes tonight with the replay of the 2006 World Music Awards (MyNetwork, 8 p.m.), here Jackson made one of his first public appearances in nine years, accepting from Beyonce a Diamond Award for selling 100 million albums and helping close the show with a choir of fans singing "We Are the World." Also, Chris Brown performs "Thriller" in tribute.Seven couples are left to dance on "So You Think You Can Dance" (Fox, 8 p.m.), where a reported Michael Jackson tribune is in the works for the live show.

No such salute on the two hours of auditions of "America's Got Talent" (NBC, 8 p.m.).They're redefining their definition of animals on Animal Planet, where their latest series "Monsters Inside Me" (Animal Planet, Wednesday, 9 p.m.) has to do with microscopic parasites inside of humans.

Something probably more suited for that other network, Parasite Planet.�Race plays a role in the union on "Hitched or Ditched" (The CW, 9 p.m.).Will Johnny Depp measure up to the public enemies of Hollywood past in his new movie that opens today?�Make the comparison tonight with a night of "public enemies" on Turner Classic Movies, with "Manhattan Melodrama" (8 p.m.), "Fog Over Frisco" (9:45 p.m.), Jimmy Cagney in "G-Men" (11 p.m.), the documentary overview "The Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film" (12:30 a.m.) and then two starring Humphrey Bogart, "The Petrified Forest" (2:30 a.m.) and "High Sierra" (4 a.m.).Alert Sonia Sotomayor: Perry Mason movies from the 30s show all day on Turner Classic Movies, with "The Case of the Howling Dog" (9:30 a.m.), "The Case of the Curious Bride" (11 a.m.), "The Case of the Lucky Legs" (12:30 p.m.),� "The Case of the Velvet Claws" (2 p.m.), "The Case of the Black Cat" (3:15 p.m.), "The Case of the Stuttering Bishop" (4:30 p.m.) and "The Case of the New Haven Firemen" (just kidding).The final game in the series, Red Sox at Orioles (NESN, 1:30 p.m.) can't be as bad for Boston as last night's.

Also: Mets at Brewers (SNY, 2 p.m.), Mariners at Yankees (YES, 7 p.m.) and Giants at Cardinals (ESPN, 8 p.m.).In Wimbledon (ESPN2, 7 a.m.

and 1 p.m.; NBC, 10 a.m.), it's the men's quarterfinals.Daytime TalkRegis and Kelly: John Leguizamo.

The View: Neil Patrick Harris, Lionel Richie (rerun).

Bonnie Hunt: Kyra Sedgwick, Micky Dolenz, Nick Malis (rerun).

Ellen DeGeneres: Wayne Dyer, Queen Latifah, Rob Thomas (rerun).Late TalkDavid Letterman: Denzel Washington, the Jonas Brothers, Regis Philbin (rerun).�Conan O'Brien: Eddie Murphy, Angela Kinsey, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal (rerun).

Jimmy Kimmel: Shia LaBeouf, June Diane Raphael, Eric Hutchinson (rerun).

Jimmy Fallon:�Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, Joan Rivers, Rachel Ray (rerun) Craig Ferguson: Denis Leary, Diane Birch (rerun).

Carson Daly: Little Boots (rerun).

Jon Stewart: Rep.

Henry Waxman.

Stephen Colbert: Lee Siegel.
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