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2019
Jan
23
 
 
What did Benito Mussolini do to become so powerful in Italy? And then, at the end, so hated that he met such a brutal fate? It’s all here, in this week’s playbook, including how Benito went finito. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
22
 
 
It’s been a rough news week for the state of Kentucky, and it’s not likely to get any better with the PBS Frontline exposé, Coal’s Deadly Dust...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
22
 
 
The fallout over what did, and didn’t, happen in Vietnam continues to affect Jack’s children – who have their own problems in the present day as well.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
22
 
 
Taking a page from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, tonight’s new episode of The Gifted has Lauren targeted in her dreams – and responding by trying to go without sleep so she’ll be less vulnerable.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
22
 
 
Last Sunday, both the NFC and AFC championship games went into, and were decided in, overtime – the first time that’s ever happened to the contests deciding which teams advance to the Super Bowl. This postseason edition of Inside the NFL will have lots of time to dissect those two games, and bring us lots of exclusive sidelines footage and dialogue in the process.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
22
 
 
SERIES RETURN: This also is a series premiere of sorts, because Conan O’Brien has made significant changes to his approach to the late-night arena. Tonight’s premiere on his TBS Conan show will be 30 minutes long, not an hour. And O’Brien is ditching his suits for more casual wear, and ditching the desk. And he’s focusing on one guest per show, with tonight’s opening guest being late-night good-luck charm Tom Hanks. Good luck, Conan…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
21
 
 
When writers start running down the list of all the musical styles that influenced rock ‘n’ roll, even the most learned often stop before they get to the music of Native Americans. They shouldn’t,..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
21
 
 
You take it for granted – at least I do – that there are many movies that remain part of the cultural conversation, that have been seen by virtually everyone of adult age. Except, as I keep teaching young adults year after year, I find that supposition to be somewhat shaky. The ways young people used to absorb TV and films from prior generations, such as afternoon TV syndication and late-night movie showcases, no longer exist as such, or are viewed far less by younger audiences. So i
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
21
 
 
This is the second episode of this new Fox vampire series, and enough happens tonight that it’s fair to say the plot thickens – or maybe even coagulates. The interesting wrinkle in The Passage is that the science-created vampires have psychic powers, and the best element is that it has, at its core, a compelling relationship between a rogue government agent (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and the gifted young girl (played by Saniyya Sidney). This relationship is very human, which makes all the
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
20
 
 
Two-and-a-half years removed from a five-season run on Showtime’s House of Lies, Don Cheadle barely segues to another rapacious deal-closer in the network’s Black Monday...