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TV Bulletin Board (July 24)

Dallas-based HDNet Movies, launched in 2001 by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Philip Garvin, has a six-night Steven Spielberg festival ready to roll.

Included is a rare opportunity to see Spielberg's first made-for-TV movie in high-definition. That would be the 1971 cult classic Duel, starring Dennis Weaver as a businessman who's pursued and terrorized by the bad-ass driver of a big-assed truck. It's slated for Wednesday, July 30th at 7 p.m. central.

The Spielberg salute begins on Monday, July 28th at 7:05 p.m., with his first feature film, 1974's The Sugarland Express. Night-by-night, the other four titles, all in high-definition, are:

Tuesday -- Empire of the Sun (1987) at 7 p.m.
Thursday -- E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) at 7 p.m.
Friday -- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) at 7 p.m.
Saturday -- Jaws (1975) at 7 p.m.

***Hoping to capitalize on surprisingly solid ratings for its first two episodes, CBS is shifting the made-in-Canada cop drama Flashpoint to a more visible Thursday, 9 p.m. (central) slot, beginning July 24th.

Evicted to Fridays at the same hour is the 1970s-set Swingtown, which hasn't made much of an impression since its June 5th launch.