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  • 'The Great American Read,' May 22, PBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Former "Today" co-anchor Meredith Vieira hosts and narrates the admirably conceived, yet cursory and often featherweight, PBS limited series "The Great American Read." Launching with a special that premieres Tuesday May 22, 8-10 p.m. EDT, the show seeks to promote the love of reading by inviting viewers to vote for their favorite title from a preselected list of 100 novels.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 27, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 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 May 27, 2018

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

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  • 'Keeping Faith,' streaming, Acorn

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- A record number of subscribers to the streaming service BBC iPlayer -- more than 8.5 million people -- watched the contemporary mystery "Keeping Faith" when it was released in the United Kingdom in April. Set in a seaside village in Wales, the whodunit was filmed in both English and Welsh and the latter version of the story, "Un Bore Mercher" ("One Wednesday Morning"), was also a popular success.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 20, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 20 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 May 20, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 20. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • 'Bobby Kennedy for President,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The first and last episodes of the four-part docuseries "Bobby Kennedy for President" may not gratify viewers as much as the middle chapters. But at its best, the film will fascinate, absorb and deeply affect viewers. Released April 27, and presented in one-hour segments, the profile is streaming on Netflix.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 13, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 13 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 May 13, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 13. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • 'The Beach House,' April 28, Hallmark Channel

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Peter Wunstorf's sumptuous cinematography, which wonderfully evokes the South Carolina Lowcountry setting of "The Beach House," can't, unfortunately, salvage this otherwise lackluster TV movie. An installment in television's longest running anthology series, the "Hallmark Hall of Fame," the film debuts on cable's Hallmark Channel Saturday, April 28, 9--11 p.m. EDT.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 6, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 6 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 May 6, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 6. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • Media literacy and adolescents: a good fit, but it could be better

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Parents are concerned with the amount of time their children spend with media, and not knowing whether they're making the right choices. A study unveiled April 7 during an American Psychological Association conference in Washington showed that adolescents may deserve more credit than they get.

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