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July 2012

Eight-Part Documentary Series ‘NY Med’ Comes to ABC 10 July

NY Med confirms two notions: your fear of hospitals is well founded. And the people in them do their best to get you through it.


Final Season of ‘Dog Whisperer’ Goes to London on 7 July

Dog Whisperer is the most consistently entertaining, entrancing, and reassuring show on TV.


‘The City Dark’ on POV starting 5 July

“It’s a crappy night. We sometimes call it schmutz: that’s a local expression.” For astronomer Irve Robbins, “local” is New York. An astronomer


Remarkable Doc ‘Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present’ on HBO Starting 2 July

“You know what is interesting?” posits Marina Abramović. “After 40 years of people thinking you’re insane and you should be put in mental hospital, you


‘Putin’s Kiss’ Premieres on ‘Global Voices’ on 1 July

At the start of Putin’s Kiss, Masha Drokova calls Russia’s then-Prime Minister “The role model for the person I’d like to share


June 2012

‘Granito: How to Nail a Dictator’ on PBS Starting 28 June

With Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, Pamela Yates returns to Guatemala, nearly 30 years after the release of her 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble. Premiering


‘Me @ the Zoo’: Chris Crocker on Celebrity on HBO starting 25 June

Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch's film uses Crocker's experience as a window onto the business. He's a helpfully self-aware subject, even at his Britney-est.


‘Frontline: Dollars and Dentists’ on PBS starting 25 June

It's a nightmarish situation, combining the chaos of uninsured health care and the horrors -- fictional or not -- of visiting the dentist.


‘Ivory Wars’ on Discovery Channel 23 June

The documentary explores this disturbing story in detail, giving viewers a range of evidence on which to base their own conclusions.


‘My Reincarnation’ on POV 21 June

The film shows how Yeshi, born and raised in Italy, long resists the expectations that come along with being recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual Buddhist Master.


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