NatGeo’s ‘Genius’ Brings Albert Einstein’s Story to Life in 10-Part Series
Apr25

NatGeo’s ‘Genius’ Brings Albert Einstein’s Story to Life in 10-Part Series

NatGeo Channel makes history Tuesday, April 25 with its first scripted series, Genius, starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein, the most brilliant scientist of the 20th century.   The ten-part series, from Fox 21 Television Studios and Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Television, chronicles Einstein’s rise from his humble beginnings as an imaginative, rebellious thinker, through his struggles to be recognized by the...

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Documentaries Go Deep on 25th Anniversary of LA Riots
Apr21

Documentaries Go Deep on 25th Anniversary of LA Riots

For everyone who lived in the Los Angeles metro area at the time – and countless millions upon millions of others watching live on television – the horrific events that transpired beginning April 29, 1992 will forever be etched in memory. Twenty-five years later, at least four major documentaries are examining the deadly violence and chaos that broke out after a Simi Valley, California jury acquitted four LAPD officers of beating...

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‘Soundtracks’ on CNN: The Music of History’s Most Defining Moments
Apr19

‘Soundtracks’ on CNN: The Music of History’s Most Defining Moments

September 11. The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Stonewall riots. Music is a unique lens through which to view these and other highly-examined, momentous events that have shaped world history over the past half a century. That is the concept behind a distinctive eight-part documentary series– with each hour-long episode focusing on a groundbreaking historical event or period of time—called “Soundtracks: Songs That...

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A Movie Marathon of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stars from Crystal to Ferrell to Wiig
Mar23

A Movie Marathon of ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stars from Crystal to Ferrell to Wiig

For all the millions of “Saturday Night Live” viewers who just can’t get enough—the show has achieved its highest ratings in 20 years during the current season—there’s some special programming to tide them over until the next original episode airs April 8, with Louis C.K. hosting. Beginning this Saturday, March 25, HDNET Movies presents “Stars of Saturday Night,” a week-long TV event featuring 24 films that have one thing in...

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History Comes to Life in Season 2 of WGN America’s ‘Underground’
Mar08

History Comes to Life in Season 2 of WGN America’s ‘Underground’

The abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who died in 1895, is certainly having a moment—notwithstanding President Trump’s recent comment about him that many interpreted as the president thinking Douglass was still alive. Ten-time Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend will portray the African-American social reformer in WGN America’s “Underground,” the historic drama series on which Legend is one of the executive producers. That’s just...

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