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2017
Feb
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SPECIAL: This Live from Lincoln Center celebration combines newly commissioned and invited performances with vintage highlights from this programs archive, as musicians gather to remember and celebrate the golden anniversary of the Mostly Mozart music festival, emanating, as usual, from the Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
The PBS series Frontline already has done three programs this season on the rise of Donald Trump to President of the United States. Tonight, a Showtime documentary recap, from the team behind The Circus, presents a sort of stand-alone sequel, covering the election night and week itself, while looking back to memorable moments from past TV appearances and headlines featuring Trump and Hillary Clinton.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
This week’s scheduled guests include Michael Eric Dyson and roundtable panelists Jason Kander, Tomi Lahren, and Rick Wilson.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
Getting grossed out by the first episode of Santa Clarita Diet is perfectly understandable. But don’t touch that dial, or whatever else you’re touching these days...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
2
 
 
CBS remains more set in its ways than a Bill Belichick press conference. he great majority of its drama series are crime-driven, and it’s still the only Big Four broadcast network clinging to laugh tracks -- with the lone exception of Life In Pieces...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
2
 
 
NBC’s Powerless is also kind of pointless. The new series isn’t without its goofy charm. After all, it’s set in Charm City...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
2
 
 
Training Day hasn’t lost much of its brutality or cynicism in moving to the small screen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
2
 
 
Every once in a while, Jerry Seinfeld stretches the definition of Comedians in his streaming series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, to be more inclusive. Of course, he occasionally does the same with Cars, and Coffee, but why complain? The results always are entertaining – as with this week’s visit with actor Christoph Waltz, who can be very funny as an actor, even in dramas. And on purpose. Here, he’s funny as Seinfeld takes him to, among other places, an IHOP. 
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
2
 
 
This week, James Lipton’s guest on this new edition is Cuba Gooding Jr. – and Lipton may not note this, but I will, that Gooding, who became a star in the 1996 Cameron Crowe movie Jerry Maguire, has had a career resurgence of late because of television. And, in particular, because of TV auteur Ryan Murphy: Gooding has starred in the most recent iteration of  Murphy’s American Horror Story for FX, and, also for Murphy and FX, has starred as O.J. Simpson in the 2016 American
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
2
 
 
This is episode two of Riverdale – a very strange rebooting of the characters and relationships from the Archie comics series. This series has had a free hand in presenting revisionist Riverdale history, making this show an odd cross between Twin Peaks and Dawson’s Creek. And tonight, we get to hear “Sugar, Sugar,” the sticky-sweet vintage pop hit recorded  in 1969 by a group named The Archies – a group that didn’t exist. Yet it became a Number One hit th