As Pro-Choicers, we prefer the government keep out of a woman's business, yet we firmly support the media getting up in there. In these trying times, anyone having a child (let alone 8) deserves scrutiny.
Dateline NBC [10 PM, NBC] - Pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger did a great job landing that plane but we're already over that story (Sully and the crew will visit Letterman tonight). We're super-jazzed, however, for Ann Curry's interview with the unemployed mother of octuplets, Nadya Suleman. From the preview we saw on Today, Ann's questions will follow a similar tack as the conversations we have with our parents: "So, how do you make money? No, seriously? I'm coming out there and getting you. Uncle Tony can get you a job at the mill."
Darwin's Secret Notebooks [9 PM, National Geographic] - This week, we are celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and coincidentally NatGeo is throwing their own bash. Tonight, evolutionary biologist Armand Leroi uses Darwin's diary to retrace the adventure that inspired Darwin's revolutionary theory of evolution. Physics and chemistry have had little application in our adult lives, but biology is still pretty interesting, especially studying domestic cats and their ability to attack laser pointers.
T.I.'s Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go [9 PM, MTV] - Rapper T.I. has 45 days to redeem himself/lighten his sentence before heading to the pokey and MTV gets it all on tape. T.I. was arrested in a sting for purchasing machine guns and silencers hours before the 2007 BET Hip Hop Awards and his goal is to receive 1,000 hours of community service, most of which he'll use to work with troubled kids. Even if buying a cache of weapons doesn't seem all that smart, T.I. shows some mental and emotional intelligence in this episode. While that isn't surprising, it's almost scandalous that MTV would use precious airtime to show a celebrity being open and honest.
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern [8 PM, Travel Network] - Like arsenic, our bodies can tolerate a small level of cultural imperialism, but this show takes it too far. Zimmern, the unsexiest man alive, explores the relationship between food and sex while reminiscing about some exotic foods he's tried around the world. Unlike other culinary adventure shows that embrace a location or culture, Bizarre Foods tends to treat the destination as something scary and/or gross. This episode might be different given the Valentine's Day theme, but no one wants to see Zimmern getting worked up over a papaya reduction.