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Off the Wall TV: Aerial flights and award nights

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Bird's-eye views

 

We're already deep into the 50-state marathon of "AerialAmerica" (all weekend through Sunday's 8 p.m. Illinois hour, Smithsonian Channel). Overhead footage of New York splendors airs Saturday night at 9 and midnight. Watch extra videos at smithsonianchannel.com/aerial

 

 

Awards alert(s)

 

Set the scene for Sunday night's Broadway salute with the preview special "At the Tonys With Dana Tyler" (Saturday night at 7, WCBS/2), featuring chats with nominees Helen Mirren, Bradley Cooper and Elisabeth Moss. Then it's the "69th Annual Tony Awards" (Sunday 8-11 p.m., CBS/2), live from Radio City Music Hall, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. Later this week, Nashville is home to the annual "CMT Music Awards" (Wednesday 8-10:30 p.m., CMT), hosted by TV's ubiquitous Erin Andrews and "Pitch Perfect" star Brittany Snow. Scheduled performers include Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and many more. Cast your votes (through Sunday night) at cmt.com

 

 

Animal action

 

Renowned naturalist and ace narrator David Attenborough is back in "Life Story" (Saturday 9-11 p.m., Discovery), the latest BBC nature epic. Less active animals grace the series debut of "Home Factory USA" (Saturday night at 10 and 10:30, FYI), which charts the making of plastic flamingos, among other things. "Life Story" preview at discovery.com/life-story

 

 

Family flicks

 

Time again for a summer of cinema sharing. TCM Movie Camp unreels family-friendly films for parents and kids weekly, starting with Steven Spielberg's 1977 adventure "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (Sunday at 8 p.m., TCM). Hosting this year are Moonbot Studios' William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, who won Oscars for "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" (which airs June 21). Trailers, schedule at moviecamp.tcm.com

 

Stuck in the '70s

 

The nostalgic machine rolls forward with the arrival of Tom Hanks' latest docuseries, "The Seventies" (Thursday at 9 p.m., CNN). Prep yourself with a '70s edition of the newser's "Quiz Show" (Monday at 9 p.m., CNN), featuring vintage school shots of its now-adult anchors. Other flashbacks come in the featured films of TCM's night of '70s New York City flicks. The slate starts light, with George Burns and Art Carney plotting a heist in "Going in Style" (Tuesday at 8 p.m.), plus Woody Allen's Oscar-winning romance "Annie Hall" (10 p.m.). Then things turn nasty, with Al Pacino's own robbery gig in "Dog Day Afternoon" (11:45 p.m.), Martin Scorsese's seminal "Mean Streets" (2 a.m.), and iconic private eye portrait "Shaft" (4 a.m., all on TCM). More at tcm.com/this-month

 

 

'Black' is back

 

Before Season 3 starts for online smash "Orange Is theNew Black" (starts streaming Friday from Netflix), cast and crew discuss their work on "Behind the Story With the Paley Center" (Monday at 11 p.m., Sundance). Preview at sundance.tv

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