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Must-See Earth Week TV

If you aren't going outside on Earth Day, you can still stay tuned in by checking out these 10 options for dedicated environmental programming this week.

Sure, it's probably a better idea to venture outdoors for some fun Earth Week activities this week, but if you find yourself playing couch potato and channel surfing, check out some of these inspired eco programs from our cable/network friends.

Animals Distract Me
Leading the lineup Planet Green (where every day is Earth Day) is the premiere of Isabella Rossellini's latest effort, Animals Distract Me on Saturday, April 24. Other premieres that day include Force of Nature, featuring iconic scientist David Suzuki; Stories from the Gulf, a special presentation of NRDC; and Hip Hop Rev, about activist Reverend Lennox Yearwood.

The Garbage Warrior
Another green stalwart, Sundance's The Green, features, on Friday, April 22, filmmaker Oliver Hodge's profile about sustainable architect Michael Reynolds in The Garbage Warrior

The Today Show
Twice a year, NBCUniversal delivers environmentally themed content across all its multiple platforms. To help celebrate this year's Earth Day theme — reuse — The Today Show's Kathie Lee and Hoda Kobt select a finalist for The Art of ReUse Contest.

NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News Brian Williams looks at the impact of the Gulf oil disaster and talks to Ted Danson about his new book, Oceana (read The Daily Green's Oceana review). Anne Thompson, Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent, reports on the Gulf's environmental health and the state of its tourist industry.

Preschoolers at home? PBS Kids Sprout will air back-to-back episodes of Dirtgirlworld, a green living series for preschoolers. Or tune in to The Sunny Side Up Show for eco-friendly crafts, games and activities.

In this documentary, director Josh Tickell draws on persuasive reality, history and stars—Woody Harrelson, Larry Hagman, Neil Young and more—to help make the case against oil.

Changing Planet
The Weather Channel and Tom Brokaw host the first of three town hall events where university students talk to leading climate scientists and environmental leaders about the dynamics and impact of climate change, April 22 (9 PM ET).

Attack of the Show
G4's Attack of the Show spotlights eco-friendly gadgets, from solar backpacks to human powered chargers. They'll show a Japanese car that travels 206 miles on a single charge and a Green Map iPhone app that connects people of the green movement. "X-play" will show gamers ways to game green.

Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood has plans for a special earth-themed weekend show featuring eco-conscious celebrities.

PBS is airing five new episodes of Arthur to highlight environmental protection, cultural awareness and teamwork. Online, kids can take the Go Green Challenge, teaming up with one of their favorite Arthur characters to work on a green cause.

Tommi Lewis Tilden

Tommi Lewis Tilden

Tommi Lewis Tilden has worked as an editor for several notable media outlets including Disney Publishing, Teen magazine and TV Guide. The Los Angeles-based editor, journalist and book author is also actively involved in environmental efforts including Tree People and Heal the Bay.
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Tommi's eco awareness has long encompassed her work (e.g. while editor at TEEN she researched environmentally friendly printing), as well as her personal life (she's a proud Hybrid owner and her home sports solar panels).

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