Dirk Langeveld is filling in for Elissa Bass while she is on vacation. She will resume this column on Aug. 28.
Republican National Convention, 8 p.m., PBS
Live coverage of the convention’s first night in Tampa. I wonder if we’ll see Ron Paul at a foldout table, asking delegates for a few minutes of their time.
Wild Justice, 8 p.m., Nat Geo
“A wild rave is shut down in Sequoia National Forest.” Aw c’mon narc, we were just trying to, you know, appreciate the splendors of nature ‘n stuff. And maybe chuck some glowsticks at squirrels.
Stars Earn Stripes, 9 p.m., NBC
A unique way to show what American troops go through or an insulting charade that approaches warfare like a game show. Take your pick.