IT'S HERE A-LEE, THERE A-LEE, EVERYWHERE A-LEE-A-LEE...

Okay, usually Mondays I recommend you watch the titanic trio: "Prison Break" on Fox at 8, followed by "Heroes" at 9 and "Studio 60" at 10 on NBC. Please, do catch them...

BUT...

From 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM, video tape one of my all-time favorite films, 1776 in what I believe to be its very first run on a major cable network, TCM. Taking nearly all of the original Broadway cast into the film version of the award-winning musical, the movie deals with the days prior to the authoring and signing of the Declaration of Independence, centering upon its authors John Adams (William Daniels), Thomas Jefferson (Ken Howard), and Dr. Benjamin Franklin (Howard DaSilva) Would that we could have achieved freedom to song and dance, but the book of the musical goes much darker than that, giving us vividly drawn characterizations of the legendary founders.

By the way, just in case you're wondering who that woman is playing Martha Jefferson, that ain't Gwynth Paltrow... that's her MOM, the gorgeous Blythe Danner. Amazing resemblance, eh?

Anyway, watch the other shows, videotape this one. I swear you won't regret it!