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Watch Now - FRONTLINE's 2-Hour Doc Presentation, 'ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 11:10 PM
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It aired tonight on PBS; If, like me, you didn't get to watch it, but were interested enough to want to tune in, you can watch it right now, because PBS has placed the entire 2-hour documentary online, and the first part of it is embedded below.

POV Short Cuts Presents 5 New Docs Debuting On PBS (Stories On Civil Rights Heroes, Deportation, More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 5:04 PM
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POV (Point of View), the award-winning nonfiction film series celebrating its 25th year on PBS in 2012, brings the popular POV Short Cuts back to the schedule with a new collection of short documentaries. These diverse films tell stories of hard-fought and hard-won civil rights battles, a family’s separation after deportation and lessons learned from parents. The five short films include an Academy Award® nominee, The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement; a Student Academy Award® winner, Sin País (Without Country); and three new animated shorts—Eyes on the Stars, Facundo the Great and A Family Man—from the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps oral-history project.

For The 1st Time In North America, BBC Announces 'Misfits: Season 1' On DVD July 31

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 3:43 PM
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Great news for USA fans of the series... not sure where the previously-announced Hollywood remake of the series stands.

Is American TV Ready for Trisha Goddard's Talk Show?

  • By Sergio
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  • July 10, 2012 2:59 PM
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How this slipped past us, I have no idea. But along with all the new syndicated talk shows premiering this fall, from folks like Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, Ricke Lake (WHAT AGAIN?), Marie Osmond and, of course, the ladies' favorite Steve Harvey (which is already getting a major PR push from NBC Universal who is producing his show), there's another one set to make its premiere this September.

Lennie James To Play Former Heroin Addict Trying To Rebuild His Life In Gritty New Drama Series

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 2:42 PM
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Lennie James has signed up to play a former heroin addict trying to stay clean and rebuild his life, in a gritty new Channel 4 (UK) 4-part drama series titled Run.

The New Head Of Drama Programming At NBC Is A Black Woman

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 2:14 PM
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What this means in the larger scheme of things remains to be seen; I just don't have enough info currently to make any assessments. But it's good news, and certainly great for Pearlena Igbokwe. 

Nonso Anozie Will Be Samson The Israelite Whose Strength Lay In His Hair

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 12:53 PM
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I recall when I interviewed him in May, he mentioned that he had a handful of projects on the horizon that he couldn't quite talk about back then, for any number of reasons; I assume this may have been one of those projects.

DirecTV To Drop 26 Viacom Channels At Midnight Tonight, July 10 (BET, Centric, VH1, TV Land, Etc)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 10:04 AM
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I'm not a customer of the provider, but, looking around my Brooklyn neighborhood, I can tell that lots of folks are, and maybe you're a customer yourself, wherever you reside. And if so, then you probably should be aware of this, if you're not already.

Tonight: A FRONTLINE Special 2-Hour Presentation, 'ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 10, 2012 9:32 AM
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As expected, it's already inspiring debate across the black blogosphere (from the topic it tackles, to whether the program/presentation should even exist), and I'm sure that will continue after it airs tonight (July 10); you're asked to check your local listings for when exactly it'll air in your are; click HERE to do so.

HBO Finally Sets Premiere Date For 'Treme' Season 3

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 9, 2012 2:46 PM
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The season finale of season 2 aired just over a year ago, and fans of HBO's acclaimed New Orleans-set drama Treme (created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer that premiered on April 11, 2010) have since been waiting patiently for season 3 to begin.