Category Archives: What’s On TV

Wednesday TV: Astrology’s Latin Liberace

Walter Mercado became a worldwide phenomenon when he began his over-the-top horoscope readings dressed in glittery capes and jewelry worthy of Liberace. Born in Puerto Rico, soon he was seen in dozens of other countries, even jumping onto the psychic hotline phenomenon. Yet he created a mystery when he suddenly disappeared without a word. The [...]

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Tuesday TV: Mike Rowe Revisits Dirty Jobs

Mike Rowe takes to the highway to look back at some of the jobs he visited in his popular former series in the four-part update “Dirty Jobs: Rowe’d Trip” (Discovery, 9 p.m.). t’s not to be confuses with “Dirty John” (USA, 10 p.m.), on which Betty is getting more and more rattled. The last half of [...]

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Monday: When Women Demanded the Vote

The first half of the two-part, four hour “American Experience: The Vote” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) is meant to mark this year’s 100th anniversary of women finally achieving the right to vote in the U.S. But it’s timely for other reasons as well, showing how the fight for suffrage grew out of a [...]

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Sunday TV: Trouble Down in Texas

The five episode documentary series “Outcry” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) covers the case of a celebrated Texas high school football star convicted of child molestation but a large group in the small town rally behind him to get it overturned. Like a lot of true crime miniseries it seems a little slow going (it takes ten [...]

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Saturday TV: Fireworks, Safer from Home

In contrast to some risky public gatherings, “A Capitol Fourth” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) goes virtual this year, with its performances from Trace Adkins, The Temptations John Fogerty, Renee Fleming, Yolanda Adams, Andy Grammar, Chrissy Metz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Patti LaBelle, Mandy Gonzalez and the National Symphony Orchestra each performing separately. [...]

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Friday TV: Holiday ‘Hamilton’ Streaming

The big prize of the pandemic era and perhaps the only patriotic punch of the July Fourth weekend is the moving up of the original cast of “Hamilton” (Disney+, streaming), the much honored Tony winning historical blockbuster musical. Filmed before live audiences during a couple of performances in 2016, it features creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in [...]

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Thursday TV: ‘Warrior Nun’ Awakens

In the new series “Warrior Nun” (Netflix, streaming), based on the comic book, Alba Baptista stars as a woman in contemporary Spain who wakes up in a morgue with a new mission: fighting demons on Earth. Hope you liked “Council of Dads” (NBC, 8 p.m.) while it lasted. The drama in the “This is Us” [...]

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Wednesday: ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Returns

From the producers of “Stranger Things” comes the new take on the old series “Unsolved Mysteries” (Netflix, streaming), again inviting viewers to solve the mysteries and bring solutions to various unexplained deaths, missing person cases and a paranormal event. Robert Stack is no longer around to host but the chilling music of the old NBC [...]

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Tuesday TV: The Mystery Atop Everest

The documentary “Lost on Everest” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.) looks into the 1924 disappearance of early Everest pioneer Sandy Irvine and the mystery over whether he and George Mallory were the first to ascent to its summit. Climber Mark Synnott hosts with National Geographic photographer Renan Ozturk. It’s followed by “Expedition Everest” (National Geographic, 10 [...]

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Monday TV: When Women of Color Run

A timely “POV” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) presents a two port documentary following the grassroots efforts of women of color running for office in 2018. Among those filmed for “And She Could Be Next” by Grace Lee and Marjan Safina were such household names as Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Rashida Tlaib, [...]

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