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AMERICAN MASTERS: "RICKY JAY: DECEPTIVE PRACTICE"
January 23, 2015  | By David Bianculli  | 1 comment

PBS, 9:00 p.m. ET

 

SEASON PREMIERE: This is the first new American Masters of the season – and it’s Season 29, if you’re counting, which is damned impressive (the number of seasons, not that you’re counting). It’s devoted to Ricky Jay, and it’s the first time this series has profiled a magician. That means Ricky Jay is getting his American Masters moment in the spotlight before, say, Harry Houdini – but there’s a good story to tell here, and the vintage clips go back to some surprising places, and feature some surprising others, including Steve Martin. Check local listings.

 
 
 
 
 
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Absolutely amazing, hallucinatory. Jay gives new meaning to "Howz he do it?" A great opening to an institution of a series: definitely TV worth watching.
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