LaShawn Merritt

WHAT TO WATCH

What to watch Ray Frager's guide to the 2008 Olympics, which begin tonight with the opening ceremony at 7:30 (all prime-time listings for chs. 11, 4)

AUG 9

HIGHLIGHTS

It's the first episode of the Phelps and Hoff Show, as Baltimore's gifts to the swimming world compete in their versions of the 400-meter individual medley. They hold the men's and women's records for the 400 IM and could be holding gold medals tonight (though it will be day in Beijing).

Locals to watch

Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff, of course. And you'll be watching them for a week.

Prime time

Beach volleyball (men, women), gymnastics (men), swimming (men, women)

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