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2019
Apr
30
 
 
On this day in 1997, ABC's Ellen presented the first part of the groundbreaking two-parter, "The Puppy Episode"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
30
 
 
Temple Beth El in Beckley, West Virginia commemorated their 28th Holocaust Remembrance Day this past Sunday. Each year on that day, Temple worshippers remember not only those who died in the Holocaust but the horror and depravity of all genocides, everywhere...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
30
 
 
There’s conflicting info about what will be presented in tonight’s second episode of ABC’s new documentary series about the year 1969. On-air promos at the end of last week’s premiere promised an hour about Ted Kennedy, Chappaquiddick and Mary Jo Kopechne – respectively, the politician driving the car that veered off a bridge and overturned in the water, the place of the accident, and the drowning victim who was the car’s only other passenger. Other listings r
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
30
 
 
This fourth episode of Fosse/Verdon intersects closely with All That Jazz, Bob Fosse’s own exploration of the time when he was working simultaneously on a Broadway musical, TV special, and movie (and winning awards for all three). And, like All That Jazz, it examines the complex relationship between the choreographer, the Broadway star he loved and showcased, and a new dancer whose talent they both noticed instantly. In this new TV drama, real names are used, featuring Sam Rockwell as Foss
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
29
 
 
DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL: Yesterday on ABC’s American Idol, former Idol contestant Adam Lambert was seen mentoring singers on that long-running singing competition show. Tonight he’s the focus of an ABC documentary, charting Lambert’s rise from Idol hopeful to Freddie Mercury’s replacement as lead vocalist for Queen. People seen in tonight’s documentary include original Idol judge Simon Cowell and actor Rami Malek, who portrayed Mercury, and won an Oscar for it, in the M
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
29
 
 
Speaking of The Voice: This week begins live broadcasts, with the Top 24 surviving vocalists performing on live television. So, of course, are the judges, and performing for them, when they’re not showcased on stage to advance their own careers, means speaking in coherent and tight sentences without benefit of editing or retakes.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
29
 
 
Suranne Jones continues her starring role as Anne Lister, an accomplished, well-traveled, landowning woman in early 19th-century West Yorkshire, known as “Gentleman Jack” because of her “mannish” demeanor and wardrobe. Oh, and her other traits and qualities include lesbian flirting with her next-door neighbor, too, which begins an additional wrinkle, and female edge, to this otherwise typical period drama. If you didn’t watch last week’s introductory episode,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
29
 
 
Korea, to many Americans, is the irritating gnat they can’t believe is still buzzing around their heads. Korea: The Never-Ending War...reminds us that sadly, it’s a little more than a gnat...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
29
 
 
On television, it sometimes seems, amateur detectives outnumber actual detectives...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
29
 
 
This day in 1996 marked the debut of TV Land...