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“Racing Extinction is required viewing for all citizens of the world,” said John Hoffman, executive vice president of Discovery Channel’s Documentaries and Specials division. The quote at first seemed like typical press-release hyperbole, but upon viewing the film, I have to agree. No matter what your political biases may be toward topics such as climate change, hunting endangered animals, destruction of natural habitats or other environmental issues, Racing Extinction should engage you with its sobering, at times bleak, look at the devastation facing our planet. It seems that in the “race” against extinction — not only the extinction of other … Continue reading
For its golden anniversary, Charles Schulz’ seminal holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, is getting a bash so big that even persnickety Peppermint Patty would approve. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, Kristen Bell will host the jubilee, It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown, on ABC Nov. 30. Since the original Peanuts Christmas special premiered in 1965 — where a beleaguered Charlie Brown lamented the commercialization of Christmas, was persuaded to direct the annual holiday pageant, and then helped a scraggly tree find a little love — A Charlie Brown Christmas has become a yuletide tradition watched by families year … Continue reading
Andrea Bocelli: Cinema premieres Friday, November 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS If you need a boost after Black Friday shopping — or are just a fan of the sounds of the cinema — the PBS arts series Great Performances invites you to celebrate some of filmdom’s best-loved songs with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in a soaring special filmed Sept. 18 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Andrea Bocelli: Cinema reunites Bocelli with legendary music producer David Foster, who arranged the concert, and features actors John Travolta, Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw, and Andy Garcia joining Bocelli onstage to speak about the films from which the songs are culled. Bocelli will … Continue reading
Latifah and Ne-Yo And Grier, oh my! Newcomer Shanice Williams stars in NBC’s star-studded The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live! premieres Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8/7CT on NBC. Get a special preview of the star-studded production on The Making of The Wiz Live! Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 8/7CT. Somewhere over the Rainbow Room marquee that marks the eatery’s shared entrance with NBC Studios at New York City’s legendary 30 Rockefeller Plaza, a brand-new Dorothy prepares to make the “Wizard of Oz” story her own. During an intense, nationwide audition process this past June, 19-year-old, apple-cheeked charmer Shanice Williams — a local-theater standout from Rahway, N.J. — warbled her way into the lead role in NBC’s The Wiz Live!, … Continue reading
From that first slice of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie right up through the clinking of the champagne flutes, the holiday season is full of good cheer — and good TV! There’s so much to comb through, and finding your faves can sometimes be frustrating. Luckily for you, Channel Guide Magazine‘s staff has put together the 2015 Holiday Programming Guide as our gift to you. The guide’s Movies & Specials section is packed with descriptions and airtimes of your favorite holiday programs, from Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights to The Year Without A Santa Claus, and everything in between. Movies are listed … Continue reading