Daily Archives: May 27, 2012

On Tonight: Fraud in Fins

One of P.T. Barnum’s first major frauds was something he called the Feejee Mermaid, a kind of lurid combination of monkey and fish with paper mache that brought in the crowds. Now, 170 years later, a similar kind of hoax is being committed on Animal Planet, of all places, as a whole cloth fiction about […]

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Also on Sunday: Memorial Day Concert

Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, The National Memorial Day Concert 2012 (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) features rock band Daughtry, singer Natalie Cole, country singer Trace Adkins, “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez, tenor Russell Watson and the National Symphony Orchestra. The concert also includes participation of former Secretary of State […]

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