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  • 'Everyday Heroes,' May 19, ABC

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Highlighting stories of people who "selflessly serve others in need" and "lay down their lives for others," the admirable, earnest, yet artistically somewhat wanting documentary "Everyday Heroes" debuts nationally on ABC channels Sunday, May 19.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 26, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 26 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

    Sunday, May 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. EDT (EWTN) "Haydn: The Creation." The Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and Radio Choir perform Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Creation," which depicts the formation of our planet and its life forms as portrayed in the Book of Genesis, the Psalms and John Milton's "Paradise Lost." An "In Concert" presentation (TV-G -- general audience).

    Sunday, May 26, 8-9:30 p.m. EDT (PBS) "National Memorial Day Concert." The 30th anniversary broadcast of this national night of remembrance.

    Monday, May 27, 9-11 p.m. EDT (A&E) "Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh." This "Biography" special explores the life and career of Catholic actor and comedian Chris Farley (1964-1997). Similar profiles of Jeff Dunham and Jeff Foxworthy air back-to-back Tuesday, May 28, 8-11 p.m. EDT.

    Tuesday, May 28, 10-11 p.m. EDT (PBS) "Sex Trafficking in America." This episode of the series "Frontline" exposes the hidden reality of sex trafficking.

    Friday, May 31, 10:05-11:05 p.m. EDT (History) "Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation." First episode of a six-part limited series examining the Defense Department's mysterious UFO program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), the existence of which was revealed in the New York Times in 2017.

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  • TV film fare -- week of May 26, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 26. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • 'The Burial of Kojo,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Set in Ghana and shot on a minimal budget, the often enchanting yet somewhat opaque fable "The Burial of Kojo" is currently streaming on Netflix. Written and directed by Ghanaian-American hip-hop artist Samuel "Blitz" Bazawule -- better known by his stage name, Blitz the Ambassador -- this debut film is recorded in English and Ghana's Twi language with subtitles.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 19, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 19 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 19, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 19. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • 'Chernobyl,' May 6, HBO

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- On April 26, 1986, a core meltdown took place at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant near Pripyat, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union). The result was one of the 20th century's worst manmade catastrophes.

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  • WHO guidelines on kids' screen time provide more ammo for parents

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Parents must feel at times it's a losing battle keeping screens out of their children's hands, much less away from their eyes. Seemingly out of the blue, however, the U.N.'s World Health Organization issued guidelines April 24 on screen time for young children. The upshot: No screen time for babies under a year old, and no more than one hour a day for children under age 5.

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  • TV film fare -- week of May 12, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 12. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'The Red Line,' April 28, CBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Ava DuVernay, the director of such acclaimed films as "Selma" and "13th," is one of the executive producers of the CBS limited-series drama "The Red Line." Well meaning, but overwrought and morally problematic, the eight-part show debuts with back-to-back episodes Sunday, April 28, 8-10 p.m. EDT. It continues in that time slot through May 19.

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  • 'The Abortion Divide,' April 23, PBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Thirty-six years after he directed "The Abortion Clinic" for PBS' "Frontline" series, veteran journalist Mark Obenhaus returns to Philadelphia to update his initial reporting in the new documentary "The Abortion Divide."

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 5, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 5 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 5, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 5. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • TV program notes -- week of April 28, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of April 28 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 April 28, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of April 28. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore,' April 15, PBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Catholic themes and imagery prevail in PBS' new documentary "Marcos Doesn't Live Here Anymore." The film, a topical look at issues surrounding immigration, debuts Monday, April 15, 9-11 p.m. EDT. Broadcast times may vary, though, so viewers should consult their local listings.

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  • 'Reconstruction: America After the Civil War,' April 9, PBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Arguably best known as the host of PBS' popular genealogy series "Finding Your Roots," prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. takes on the same role for the network's documentary "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War."

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  • TV program notes -- week of April 21, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of April 21 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 April 21, 2019

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of April 21. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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