Top of the Morning, May 10, 2019

 

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Those watching the Illinois-Purdue baseball game at 4 p.m. Sunday on BTN should stay tuned for the show that follows.

At 7, BTN airs the documentary "Engineering Fire."

The program follows UI engineers as they travel to Haiti, where they encourage solar-powered cooking.

"Anthropologists define humans by when they find the first evidence of fire," the narrator says at the start of the film. "Indoor smoke from solid fuels is one of the top five causes of premature death in the world. And it affects mainly women and children under 5."

In the 30-minute show, scientists develop and test a new device called a Sun Bucket.

The full program will be available at the following link on YouTube immediately after it airs on BTN: https://youtu.be/Mr0_tlQYP88

Credit to BTN for showing off some of the academic work being done on conference campuses.

On to my weekend recommendations:

TODAY

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 10:30 p.m., NBC

It's been a good week for Fallon, who earlier welcomed Will Smith, Amy Poehler and Halle Berry. Tonight's guests include actress Emma Thompson.

SATURDAY

"Saturday Night Live," 10:30 p.m., NBC

Hard to top last week's show, which brought back Adam Sandler as host. Tonight, Oscar winner Thompson takes her first turn as host with the Jonas Brothers as musical guests.

SUNDAY

Brewers at Cubs, 6 p.m., ESPN

The two best teams in the NL Central (sorry, Cardinals) try to get a leg up in the division — with about 120 games left.