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Film reveals inside story of Oslo Accords negotiations

By Kevin McDonough War is easy. Diplomacy is hard. History has shown how popular and profitable it can be to engage in endless warfare. Making peace takes years, involves compromise and can even cost the lives of those associated with peace … more

'Bizarre Foods' returns with more strange meals

By Kevin McDonough Ready for tomorrow's barbecue? How about squirrel and pond frogs? Andrew Zimmern returns to host "Bizarre Foods" (9 p.m., Travel, TV-PG), now entering its 20th season. Over seven episodes, he will chow down on deer haggis in … more

PBS offers 'Betty White: First Lady of Television'

By Kevin McDonough Beginning today, PBS stations will begin the documentary "Betty White: First Lady of Television" (check local listings). Given the fundraising-driven programming free-for-all of PBS in August, "First Lady" may air on your … more

Much ado about the merry wives of Windsor

By Kevin McDonough ABC continues its fixation on the Windsors with a two night, four-hour "news" special, "The Story of the Royals" (9 p.m., TV-14), concluding tomorrow. You know we're in for some hard-hitting journalism when the network tells … more

Netflix offers highly protested, dreadful 'Insatiable'

By Kevin McDonough Agatha Christie fans are in luck. Amazon Prime will be streaming a series of whodunits from the BBC, beginning today with "Ordeal by Innocence," which aired to critical acclaim in the United Kingdom in April. While many of … more

USA, Syfy both offer nonstop 'Harry Potter' weekend

By Kevin McDonough Ready for a "Harry Potter Wizarding Weekend"? All eight films adapted from the novels will air on both USA and Syfy over the next three days and nights, beginning with the 2001 adventure "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" … more

HBO's 'Ballers,' 'Insecure' both return Sunday night

By Kevin McDonough "He was the nicest guy." The documentary biography "I Am Paul Walker" (9 p.m. Saturday, Paramount) doesn't offer terribly deep insights into the child actor-turned-screen heartthrob and action star of "The Fast and the Furious" … more

New documentaries on a juror's misgivings, Robin Williams

By Kevin McDonough Tired of the same old "true crime" series? "POV" presents the 2017 documentary "Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2" (10 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings). A tale of conscience and … more

Does 'Trial & Error' need Chenoweth's effervescence?

By Kevin McDonough Kristin Chenoweth joins the cast for the second season of "Trial & Error" (9 p.m., and 9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14). "Error" is a broad parody of true crime documentaries like … more

Summer offers no shortage of island getaways

By Kevin McDonough Every time I wonder how anybody in their right mind would watch three hours of "The Bachelorette," I remind myself of the untold hours I have squandered watching my beloved Mets lose another game. Reality television and its … more

Tonight's 'Nashville' gives way to 'CMT Crossroads'

By Kevin McDonough Tonight's "Nashville" (9 p.m., CMT, TV-PG) finds Deacon hounded by his past. Some things never change. The musical melodrama wraps up on July 26 after six seasons. Some viewers have never forgiven "Nashville" for killing off … more

Season 2 of 'Salvation' brings widespread panic

By Kevin McDonough"Salvation" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14) begins its second summer season of Earth-shattering chaos. For those who missed season one, the series follows the panicked government response as … more

Although an epic effort, 'The First' is incredibly boring

By Kevin McDonough For a series about a trip to Mars, "The First" sure takes its sweet time. Streaming today on Hulu, this British-American co-production sure looks like a million, make that a billion, bucks. Unfortunately, the pilot episode … more

'Outpost' has the soul, action of a video game

By Kevin McDonough CW introduces "The Outpost" (8 p.m., TV-14), an original mythic adventure. OKN, "original" may be an exaggeration. Its very derivative story follows Talon (Jessica Green), a fetching young woman who witnessed the slaughter of … more

Will a 'Saturday Night Live' makeover boost Emmys?

Editor's Note: TV Highlights will return Tuesday. By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Excited about Monday's 70th Emmy Awards? Probably not. That's an educated guess based on shrinking interest in entertainment's … more

Streaming subscription service offerings continue to grow

By Kevin McDonough CBS All Access begins streaming "One Dollar" (TV-MA), a grim crime drama with a narrative hook. Set in a Rust Belt town that the economy forgot, "Dollar" relates the aftermath of a brutal killing by literally following the … more

'The JT LeRoy Story' reveals an author's longtime deceit

By Kevin McDonough Fans of literary hoaxes and assumed identities should not miss the 2016 documentary "Author: The JT LeRoy Story" (9 p.m., A&E, TV-14). For more than a decade, LeRoy dazzled … more

'Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters' debuts

By Kevin McDonough The anthology series is back. Over the past couple of years, series offering standalone short stories have returned to television. Netflix's "Black Mirror," Amazon's "Electric Dreams" and HBO's "Room 104" offer doses of horror, … more

Smithsonian continues its search for 'Sacred Sites'

By Kevin McDonough "Sacred Sites" (8 p.m., Smithsonian) enters a second season scouring the world for locations associated with ancient rites, rituals, belief systems and superstitions. The season … more

'30 for 30' documentary 'Seau' offers detailed profile of NFL Hall of Famer

By Kevin McDonough Like essays (and even TV reviews), documentaries are interesting for what they say, and what they don't. And where they appear. And where they won't. The latest in the acclaimed "30 for 30" documentary series, "Seau" will … more
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