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TUESDAY
AUGUST 11
2020

BIANCULLI’S BEST BETS

 

PBS, 10:00 p.m. ET

Tonight’s Frontline comprises two short documentaries. The title film, Love, Life, & the Virus, tells a story that’s almost too horrific to complicate: A woman is due to give birth soon when she, her husband and older son all become infected with COVID. She ends up giving birth on a ventilator and spending weeks in a coma, awakening to learn the fate of her newborn baby. Nicest of all Spoiler Alerts: Because she and her family were isolated while fighting to recuperate from the virus, the mother learned that her son’s schoolteacher had volunteered to care for the baby for six weeks. The other film, Undocumented in the Pandemic, tells another harrowing story – this one about an immigrant family whose father is detained in an ICE facility where COVID is spreading rapidly. Check local listings.
 
  
 
 

HBO, 10:00 p.m. ET

SEASON PREMIERE: This is the Season 15 premiere of this HBO Sports series, which documents the efforts of a particular pro football team to prepare for a new season of play. This season, of course, is unprecedented – and no one knows, before it begins, whether it’ll actually conclude. Or even start. But that makes this a particularly important football season to document, and Hard Knocks is doing it by following the decisions and actions of two Los Angeles teams: the Rams and the Chargers.
 
  
 
 
 
 
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