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2019
Jan
30
 
 
Reality show competition series are funny gambles. If they catch on quickly, like ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Fox’s American Idol and NBC’s The Voice, they can change the fortunes of an entire network – and you can take that word, “fortunes,” both figuratively and literally. Well, it looks like The Masked Singer, an American version of the South Korean singing competition series, has done just that for Fox, quickly becoming the most popular new sho
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
30
 
 
This PBS documentary series, charting the rise and fall of various dictators around the world, gets more informative, and unsettling, as it goes on. That’s because these dictators, regardless of their eras and cultures, all seem to make the same moves, stoke the same fears, and suppress the same elements of opposition. Tonight’s subject: Manuel Noriega. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
29
 
 
Tonight was supposed to be the State of the Union Address for 2019, delivered by President Donald Trump from the hallowed chamber of the House of Representatives. But no. For reasons you know already, that address has been postponed – latest news has it rescheduled, thanks to a joint agreement by Trump and House speaker Nancy Pelosi, for a week from tonight. But since the networks had cleared their prime-time decks tonight for coverage of the address and reactions to it, the last-second re
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
29
 
 
This Sunday, the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Tonight, the players and analysts at Inside the NFL preview the game – and spend a lot of time, surely, on the already infamous non-call in the fourth quarter of the Rams’ NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints. Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman dove into Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis near the end of regulation play, while Lewis was in the end zone awaiting what would have been a go
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
29
 
 
Switching sports, tonight’s Drunk History goes from football to baseball, with topics that include the “Black Sox” World Series scandal of 1919 (which, enveloping such players as “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, is 100 years old this year!) and the team of female ballplayers who inspired the movie A League of Their Own.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
29
 
 
On this day in 1989, PBS affiliate WNET introduced the hit children's series, Shining Time Station, featuring the still-popular Thomas the Tank Engine character...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
On this day in 1973, CBS introduced the mid-season replacement, Barnaby Jones...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
It’s going to take more than one road trip to sort out the legacy of Elvis Presley. Eugene Jarecki’s documentary The King, which premieres Monday proves that point almost inadvertently...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
The decline of print newspapers has cost us, among many other things, a unique subspecies: the New York tabloid columnist...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jan
28
 
 
Game of Thrones, HBO’s biggest flagship series, is returning in a few months – and once it ends its cycle, another franchise, Westworld, will become the shiniest current jewel in HBO’s crown. So here’s a chance to look back at the original 1973 movie adaptation of Michael Crichton’s “amusement park gone crazy” fantasy novel. Richard Benjamin and James Brolin star, but the reason for the film’s iconic status – and the eventual reboot for telev