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Wednesday night highlights, 7/1/09

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"Manhattan Melodrama" (7 p.m., Turner Classic Movies): What was the movie John Dillinger saw just before he was gunned down in front of the Biograph? This one! With Clark Gable and William Powell as pals on opposite sides of the law, who both fall in love with Myrna Loy. Watch for Mickey Rooney as Gable's character as a boy.

"World Music Awards" (7 p.m., MyNetworkTV): An encore of the 2006 ceremony, when Michael Jackson received the Diamond Award from Beyonce, 25 years after "Thriller" was released. Watch for Chris Brown, years before we hated him.

"I Survived a Japanese Game Show" (8 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): Ping pong balls and foam hammers.

"American Masters" (8 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11): A year in the life of Garrison Keillor, traveling from town to town with "A Prairie Home Companion."

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