I love movies and television that actually teaches you how to do something. The crafting shows, the DIY woodworking and building programs (we all loved Blog Cabin)and the classic movie channels seem to be the ones that I frequent.
DH enjoys ESPN, the Golf Channel and music channels. We may not sit quietly and pay attention the entire time, but those are the ones that play in the background more often than others.
The older girl likes Hannah Montana (I'm not crazy about it, but try not to make it a huge issue) the middle one is into Spongebob and Sprout.