Daily Archives: January 13, 2012

Elton, Obese Among HBO Documentary Subjects

Amid the star power of the HBO sessions, the network also released the roster of documentaries planned for the first half of the year. They include: “The Union,” about Elton John and Leon Russell’s musical collaboration, directed by Cameron Crowe. Debuts Feb. 2. “The Loving Story,” about “Loving vs. Virginia” that fought laws on interracial […]

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Anna Deavere Smith’s New Journalism

Culled from 320 interviews over a series of years, Anna Deavere Smith unusual performance piece “Let Me Down Easy” concerns 19 people’s reaction to their health care. Some are dying, some are talking of others dying. All are very expressive, and all taken on by Smith in the piece, which makes its public television debut […]

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Also on Friday: Bill Maher Returns, Two Farewells

Fresh back from hiatus and with a couple of elections to cover “Real Time with Bill Maher” (HBO, 10 p.m.) returns for its 10th season. Scheduled guests include Herman Cain, Alexandra Pelosi, David Frum, Rob Reiner and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “One Life to Live” (ABC, 2 p.m.) has one episode to go. Today is […]

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‘The Revolution’ Come Monday

It’s a transition time for Ty Penington, whose “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” shows its final makeover today, and the long running “One Life to Live” dies, making way for a daytime team makeover show, “The Revolution” that starts in the slot Monday on ABC. “We can’t replace that show, you know, but what we offer […]

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