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Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

TV & Stage

May 11, 2017
'Requiem for My Mother,' 7-8 p.m. EDT, Sunday, May 14, PBS

With the publication of his work "Requiem for My Mother," Catholic film and TV composer Stephen Edwards turned grief into art. The source of his bereavement was the sudden death of his mom, Rosalie, from ovarian cancer in February 2006.

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April 28, 2017
'LA 92,' 9-11 p.m. EDT, April 30, National Geographic channel

Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's excellent, minimalist direction and a haunting musical score by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans are among the virtues that distinguish the powerful documentary "LA 92." The film premieres on the National Geographic cable channel Sunday, April 30, 9-11 p.m. EDT.

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April 24, 2017
'Genius,' April 25, National Geographic Channel
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April 3, 2017
'Abortion: Stories Women Tell,' 8-9:35 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 3, HBO

Sports-averse TV viewers may be looking for an alternative to the NCAA basketball championship, which airs April 3. 

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February 10, 2017
'Superior Donuts,' Mondays, 9-9:30 p.m. EST, CBS

The outstanding chemistry between lead actors Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler sustains "Superior Donuts," CBS' promising -- if uneven -- new comedy.

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February 7, 2017
Catholic entertainer Harry Connick Jr. in party mode on new TV show
Catholic entertainer Harry Connick Jr. in party mode on new TV show

Catholic entertainer Harry Connick Jr. doesn't see his new daytime television show "Harry" as a talk show. The New Orleans-born-and-bred pianist, singer and actor often refers to the daily hourlong show as "a party."

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January 30, 2017
Good news from PBS: an all-kids channel

With the debut of "Sesame Street" in 1969, PBS became the place for parents to go to for quality educational programming for their children.

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January 20, 2017
'The Young Pope' repels more than it engages

Behind the opening credits of "The Young Pope," a naked baby boy crawls over a sea of infant mannequins, and a man dressed as the Roman pontiff emerges at the other end. As bizarre as that may sound, the controversial, provocative new miniseries only gets stranger from there.

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January 6, 2017
Dancer finds ballet often transcends words, just like her faith
Dancer finds ballet often transcends words, just like her faith

A burst of power from her legs carries Katherine Monogue across the dance floor while her arms become a blur of precise movements.

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December 29, 2016
'Timeless' deemed a diverting escapist adventure
'Timeless' deemed a diverting escapist adventure

Much in the manner of "Lost" fans, who wondered what exactly was going on in that series, the audience for NBC's drama "Timeless" will increasingly want a definitive answer to the core enigma that drives its action and contributes to its suspense.

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