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WATCH THIS: Watergate and Arab music
October 31, 2008  | By Diane Werts
 
dissonance harmony.jpgPolitics and entertainment meet in two must-see ways this weekend. Watergate becomes a Hollywood drama, and Arab musicians cross cultural boundaries to join forces with American rockers.


The musical explorations of people connected with The Police continue in Dissonance and Harmony (Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, PBS; check local listings). In this documentary from group manager Miles Copeland (who was raised in the Middle East), American musicians like Nile Rodgers, Charlotte Caffey of The GoGos, and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA work with artists visiting from Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. It's part of PBS' globetrotting film series America at a Crossroads. (Watch previews here.)

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The same night, former Nixon administration counsel John Dean joins Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne for a screening of 1976's All the President's Men (Sunday at 8 p.m. ET, TCM). Dean discusses the Alan Pakula movie's take on the Watergate scandal, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as real-life Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. It's one of those rare films that manages to convey the workaday reality of reportorial digging and journalistic decision-making.

 
 
 
 
 
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