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2018
Feb
27
 
 
All this week, in celebration of last week’s golden anniversary of the national public TV premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, PBS KIDS is pairing five memorable episodes of the wonderful Fred Rogers children’s series with similarly themed episodes of its animated spiritual successor, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Today, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood features the dual episode that includes the 15-minute segments “The Tiger Family Grows” and “Danie
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
27
 
 
We’ve watched Sue (Eden Sher) grow up on The Middle over nine seasons, from geeky, gawky teen to a confident young woman, one with her own quirks, goals, and peculiar sense of humor. Tonight, Sue turns 21 – and her family salutes her, and the arrival of her legal drinking age, in an episode titled, appropriately, “Toasted.”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
27
 
 
The new cycle of The Voice continues its premiere week, with first-time judge (but long-time musical competition winner) Kelly Clarkson continuing to display her fighting chops. Last night’s premiere showed how ready she was for the fight, and to take on fellow judges Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Alicia Keys. This cycle really ought to be fun… and the blind auditions, one of the best parts of The Voice, continue tonight.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
27
 
 
Fans of this show, and especially fans of Milo Ventimiglia’s Jack, have been through a rough stretch lately, having to endure everything up to, and including, his death. But because This Is Us deals so liberally with generational flashbacks, tonight’s new episode, “Vegas, Baby,” is a lot lighter. In the more modern timeline, it presents the bachelor and bachelorette parties for Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Kate (Chrissy Metz). And in flashbacks, we go back to years before Ja
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
27
 
 
Part 2 of 2. This new episode of Frontline tries to explain, or at least explore, the long-standing emnity between Iran and Saudi Arabia. And there’s so much history there, and so much distrust, that the story takes more than one episode to tell. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
27
 
 
Tonight’s installment of Drunk History presents a segment that surprises me twice. First, in its program on “Underdogs,” it chooses to tell the story of Fred Rogers – specifically, building up to the time in 1969 when the new children’s TV host appeared before the Senate to testify in support of funding for public television. That’s one surprise. The other is that, in the inebriated retelling of this particular (and particularly timely) chapter of television h
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
27
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This 10-part dramatization of the murders, and the several separate murder investigations, of young rap artists Tupac Shakur and Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G. They died in the late 1990s, a year apart, as young men who had risen to stardom in the music world on different coasts: Shakur was 25 when he was shot and killed, and Wallace was 24. But who shot them, and why? And were the deaths related, or even gang-related? Unsolved,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
26
 
 
The rich scion of a powerful family East of Europe decided some years ago that he preferred to make his own life in the West rather than enter the family dynasty... when the family falls into crisis and summons him, has he any alternative to being reeled back in?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
26
 
 
It would be fascinating to know what Malcolm X would have thought about his Lost Tapes documentary that premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on the Smithsonian channel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
26
 
 
One of the most fascinating aspects of Ackley Bridge, a British drama about a school that merges previously separated white and Muslim student populations, is that the resulting tension is presented as a fair fight...