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Today and tonight, TCM is devoting its schedule to Marilyn Monroe. This makes room for plenty of her classics, including 1956’s Bus Stop at 6 p.m. ET and 1953’s Niagara at 10 p.m. ET. But the real treat, leading off prime time, is 1955’s The Seven Year Itch, co-starring Tom Ewell. He plays a Fifties-era Madison Avenue advertising genius – a prototype for Don Draper of Mad Men, only frumpier – and she plays an apartment neighbor upon whom he projects his romantic fan
 
 
 
  
 
 
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MINISERIES CONCLUSION: In this final episode, photographer Joel Sartore takes his nature photography to a tighter focus than before – and spends a lot of time taking pictures of insects. For a full review, see David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
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MINISERIES PREMIERE: This eight-part Discovery miniseries is a scripted dramatic show – the first major such effort by this network, and an unqualified success. It stars Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski, and Sam Worthington as FBI profiler James Fitzgerald, who pursued the Unabomber for years. Not every scene is to be believed in this fact-based drama, but the drama itself is undeniable. For my full review today on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, tune in to the radio, or visit the Fre
 
 
 
  
 
 
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AXS is saluting Elvis this month, and this early salvo is his 1970 concert documentary. It’s an intimate, sweaty portrait that captures Elvis Presley making a well-designed, energetically performed comeback – and making his white jumpsuit an iconic fashion statement at the same time.
 
 
 
  
 
 
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CBS put its best new shows forward Tuesday during the network's jammed one-day presentation on the TCA summer press tour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Maybe the biggest surprise about USA’s dark new series The Sinner is that it isn’t based on a story from Scandinavia. Instead, it’s based on a story from Germany. Close enough...