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2016
Jun
29
 
 
ESPN provides all-day coverage from Wimbledon, including today’s early-round play with both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer (though not playing each other).
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
29
 
 
It’s Shakespeare night on TCM, and ’tis a night devoutly to be wished. It begins with 1948’s movie version of Macbeth – the one mounted by Orson Welles and his Mercury Players, seven years after they presented Citizen Kane. Welles and Jeanette Nolan star.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
29
 
 
Last week’s series premiere was sports-heavy, but not disappointing, and certainly provided lively conversation, between Charles Barkley on LeBron James and Ben Affleck on Deflategate (pictured). But months of planning went into the premiere, so let’s see how installment two fares, on a regular seven-day production and preparation schedule.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
29
 
 
And as more of tonight’s TCM Shakespeare festival, there’s a showing of the 1948 production directed by and starring Laurence Olivier, with Jean Simmons as Ophelia and lots and lots of recognizable supporting and bit players, including Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Patrick Macnee, and early Doctor Who Patrick Troughton.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
28
 
 
It’s so heartening to know that in this turbulent world of uncertainty we can count on a few foundational constants...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
28
 
 
Another night of Disney offerings, billed as “Treasures from the Disney Vault,” begins with Hayley Mills in the dual role that made her a minor movie star – as in, a movie star who was a minor – in 1961’s The Parent Trap. She plays long-separated twins who meet, then scheme to reunite their long-divorced single parents. And when this delightful movie concludes at 10:15 a.m. ET, that’s when the really interesting stuff comes out of the vault, starting with such
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
28
 
 
Because of U.S. Olympic swimming trials televised at 8 p.m. ET, tonight’s two-hour episode of America’s Got Talent moves to 9 – which pre-empts tonight’s regularly scheduled episode of Maya & Marty. Just in case you were looking for it…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
28
 
 
This title may sound racist, but it’s actually just another new entry in this year’s Shark Week festival on Discovery. As are, for that matter, tonight’s other prime-time Discovery offerings, Jaws of the Deep (8 p.m. ET) and Air Jaws: Night Stalker.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
28
 
 
Betty White, who was a panelist on this game show during its salad days half a century ago, reclaims her seat, at least for tonight’s installment. To tell the truth, I think that’s pretty impressive. And here she is, on the original Truth, 50 years ago this year…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
28
 
 
New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb presents this study of a police department that is determined to repair its fractured relationship with the community. In this case, it’s Newark, NJ, and this new documentary looks at the city’s history, as well as the efforts to start anew. Check local listings.