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2008
Feb
28
 
 
Tonight at 9 ET (check local listings), the PBS series "Great Performances" presents a milestone in live television: a concert, broadcast from North Korea, of Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic performing live from Pyongyang...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
27
 
 
The PBS series "American Masters" devotes tonight's installment to a performer with a very song, storied and musical history: Pete Seeger, the blacklisted banjo player whose career achievements include popularizing folk music, protesting the Vietnam War and spearheading a movement to clean up the Hudson River...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
26
 
 
In some ways, you had to be there. But in other ways, tonight's HBO documentary, "The Gates," captures much of the excitement, wonder and exhilaration of walking through Central Park three years ago, when artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude succeeded in mounting their two-week installation of thousands of saffron-colored gates throughout the park...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
25
 
 
Under unusual conditions and tough deadlines, both ABC's Oscar telecast and NBC's "Saturday Night Live" presented solid shows over the weekend. Both benefited greatly from their smartly chosen guest hosts - Jon Stewart and Tina Fey, respectively - both of whom were returning to familiar territory...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
22
 
 
What a terrific weekend for live television. Tomorrow night at 11:30 p.m. ET, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" returns for the first fresh show since the writers' strike began - and returns with one of TV's most talented comic writers, SNL alumnus Tina Fey, as the guest host. Brilliant choice...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
21
 
 
I'm happy to report - thrilled, actually - that the two remaining pieces of the TV WORTH WATCHING puzzle are up and running, and ready for you to check out and (I hope) enjoy. Click on the TV JUKEBOX and FEEDBACK buttons on the navigation bar, and dive in...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
20
 
 
The PBS series "Great Performances," tonight at 9 ET (check local listings), presents a telecast of the 2006 revival of "Company," the groundbreaking Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Raul Esparza plays Bobby, the single man surrounded by ambivalently married couples...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
19
 
 
There's an old network trick when it comes to promoting truly tacky TV shows: If a new program is mind-numbingly bad or indefensible, don't send preview copies to critics. Fox used to be the champ at that in the reality-show genre, and did it again recently by unveiling "Moment of Truth" without sending advance episodes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
18
 
 
Two of the judges from "Dancing with the Stars" learn which of their dance teams emerges as victorious in tonight's finale of ABC's "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann." I couldn't care less. No, wait, I could care less...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
15
 
 
If not for the strike, this wouldn't have happened... but starting Sunday, CBS will be repeating the first season of "Dexter," the daring Showtime series I ranked as one of the Top 10 TV shows of 2007. But it arrives, it should be noted, a little differently...