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  • 'Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston,' Nov. 15, Showtime

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Most Americans would be hard-pressed to name boxing's current heavyweight champion. Yet, for most of the 20th century, that person was a central figure in our national life. As recalled by the documentary "Pariah," Charles "Sonny" Liston (c. 1930-1970) -- who became champ as the civil rights movement intensified -- is a case in point.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Nov. 24, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Nov. 24 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Nov. 24, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Nov. 24. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'American Son,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Kerry Washington ("Scandal") stars in the intimate, viscerally powerful drama "American Son." Miami attorney and playwright Christopher Demos-Brown adapted the 90-minute film -- which is currently streaming on Netflix -- from his acclaimed 2018 Broadway play.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Nov. 17, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Nov. 17 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Nov. 17, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Nov. 17. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • Study cites 'content creep' in making TV ratings unreliable

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A system is only as good as the people who use it. This seems to be true with the TV Parental Guidelines, put into place 20 years ago with the help of the so-called "V-chip" installed in every TV that would allow parents to block certain programming based on its content.

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  • 'The Apollo,' Nov. 6, HBO

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The last 10 minutes of "The Apollo" are wonderful. But, unfortunately, many viewers may abandon this otherwise unremarkable documentary, which premieres on the HBO pay-cable channel Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9-11 p.m. EST, long before its wrap-up.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Nov. 10, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Nov. 10 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Nov. 10, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Nov. 10. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • 'Modern Love,' streaming, Amazon

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia: Any television producer would reasonably anticipate that such a luminous cast would boost a new series. But these A-list performers can't salvage the dreadful "Modern Love," an anthology of eight half-hour segments currently streaming on Amazon.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Nov. 3, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Nov. 3 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Nov. 3, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Nov. 3. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Sid and Judy,' Oct. 18, Showtime

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Half a century after her untimely death at 47, Hollywood icon Judy Garland is having a moment of renewed attention. The biopic "Judy," starring Renee Zellweger, has been well received by critics and audiences alike. And pay-cable outlet Showtime, drawing on the recollections of the singer and actress's third husband, Sid Luft, has produced the documentary "Sid and Judy."

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  • TV program notes -- week of Oct. 27, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Oct. 27 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Oct. 27, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Oct. 27. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Unbelievable,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Journalist and author Katie Couric is among the executive producers of Netflix's new limited-series drama "Unbelievable." The source of considerable online buzz, the show -- which is currently streaming in eight one-hour episodes -- is as good as advertised: engaging, thoughtful and smart.

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