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2017
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Baltimore Rising finds little rays of optimism and hope in the case of Freddie Gray, a place where few people would even think to look...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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The Big Hero 6 team will add a seventh hero, in a way, when it moves from theaters to television. That seventh hero, say executive producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, would be science...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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This week on The Voice, we’re finally down to the live shows, which puts a different type of pressure on two groups. It puts it on the remaining 12 contestants, whose fate now shifts largely from the judges to the viewers, whose vote now determines whether they will advance. And there’s a different kind of pressure on the judges, too, because now, in these live shows, their often rambling comments about the contestants, and jibes to one another, cannot be edited. Talking to time is a
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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SPECIAL PREMIERE: On Oct. 22, David Letterman went to Washington, D.C. as recipient of the 20th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (To which I say: After 20 years, to not make room for the Smothers Brothers is just shy of criminal.) But in the past few days, a change was made to the program produced for PBS to honor and preserve that occasion. Sen. Al Franken participated in the event, but according to PBS, has been edited out of the broadcast after being accused of sexual harassment by
 
 
 
  
 
 
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DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Sonja Sohn, who played Detective Kima in HBO’s The Wire, is behind this other timely, issue-focused TV program from and about Baltimore, MD. But this one is nonfiction, and looks at activists, police officers, civic leaders, gang members and everyday citizens as they react, immediately and in the 18 months afterwards, to the 2016 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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In tonight’s episode, Reed’s kids, who have only recently revealed and explored their own latent mutant powers, wield them in self-defense – and with the Mutant Underground being attacked from both without and within, all of a sudden there’s a lot to defend.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Robert Kirkman has presented two episodes of his documentary series on comics so far, and been very democratic in his focus: the premiere episode was on the origin and development of Marvel Comics, and the second gave the same treatment to Wonder Woman from the rival DC Comics universe. Tonight’s third episode is devoted to another DC costumed superhero, the iconic Superman – who first appeared, on the cover of Action Comics #1, 80 years ago. Eighty. How old do you feel now? Personal
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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I’m especially curious to revisit this 1964 comedy, the second in the delightful series of Pink Panther movies starring Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen it – and while I have delightful memories of watching it with my father at a drive-in when I was 10, and having us both laugh uproariously at Sellers’ accent and antics, I remember it as a black-and-white film, and many of the available photos on the Internet are in color. I
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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According to the promos, tonight we finally return to the storyline of Negan, last seen temporarily trapped inside the cab of a truck, but not likely to stay in there for long.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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Has Frank found religion, and a job, and the straight and narrow path? My guess is that, eventually, he’ll stray from all three – but meanwhile, his family has an understandably difficult time trying to reconcile, and deal with, the “new” Frank Gallagher.