Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

On Tonight: ‘Justified’ Returns

The highly esteemed “Justified” (FX, 10 p.m.) returns for its third season at its highest profile yet. Timothy Olyphant’s portrayal of U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens is now poised to eclipse his portrayal as sheriff Seth Bullock on “Deadwood”; certainly his hat is bigger, even as his demeanor is cooler, more reserved and a perfect conduit […]

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Also On Tuesday: Custer’s Land Stand and a Couple of Season Premieres

An underlying American archetype for either the hero or the aggressor, George Armstrong Custer continues to reverberate in the culture. In the well-wrought portrait “Custer’s Last Stand” premiering tonight on “American Experience” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings), his life as young hero of Gettysburg, whose adventures in the Black Hills would foreshadow the famous […]

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Ten Portrayals of Martin Luther King

In honor of the holiday, we recall 10 different portrayals of the civil rights leader over the years. Paul Winfield, left, for a time seem to have the MLK role nailed down (must as Edward Herrmann did FDR or William Devane as JFK). Winfield’s crowning achievement in this regard was the TV miniseries“King: The Martin […]

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