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19 Aug 2008 // 2:40 AM

Wide Angle: Iraqi Exodus

In Iraqi Exodus, Aaron Brown is much like you remember him -- wry, insightful, and slightly sad -- as well as on top of a story that has not yet piqued the interest of the mainstream press.

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Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House

As Thank You Mr. President shows, Helen Thomas has covered nine presidents and made it her business to question every one of them, often irreverently.

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12 Aug 2008 // 2:00 AM

POV: Belarusian Waltz

If Belarusian Waltz seems unsubtle, it also offers some surprises, most involving the women in Alexander Pushkin's life.

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12 Aug 2008 // 1:55 AM

Wide Angle: China Prep

The high school seniors at the center of China Prep are almost painfully dutiful and selfless.

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We Are Together: The Children of Agape Choir

Cutting repeatedly between the Moya home and the choir, We Are Together never quite lets viewers feel settled.

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8 Aug 2008 // 12:56 PM

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries reinforces author Elizabeth George's idealistic vision of the British upper classes as the last bastions of decency against an encroaching barbaric proletariat.

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Larry Flynt: The Right to be Left Alone

Larry Flynt means to offend. He also means to gain attention, make money, and, in his way, tell truth.

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POV: Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

With his life and career in one of their several turnarounds, Cash is here an ideal documentary subject, self-aware, passionate, and glad to take the crew along on a tour of places and people that matter to him,

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Wide Angle: 18 With a Bullet

Again and again, 18 With a Bullet reinforces this idea, that the rules are all important.

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4 Aug 2008 // 3:11 AM

Baghdad High

If Baghdad High's verité is not exactly hands-off, it is respectful of the kids' own concerns.

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4 Aug 2008 // 3:00 AM

Eureka

Eureka presents a different world, one that creates the technology that allows most other sci-fi worlds to exist.

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29 Jul 2008 // 2:00 AM

POV: Campaign (Senkyo)

Kazuhiro Soda's excellent Campaign (Senkyo) is an "observational documentary," quiet and acute.

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29 Jul 2008 // 1:00 AM

Wide Angle: Lord’s Children

Startling and strangely poetic, Lord's Children focuses on three young victims' efforts to recover from their years with Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda.

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28 Jul 2008 // 12:00 AM

The Recruiter

In The Recruiter, Staff Sergeant Clay Usie says he doesn't have a "pitch." Instead, he asserts, "I go out and look for patriots."

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21 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Wide Angle: The Burning Season

Airing as part of PBS' Wide Angle, The Burning Season examines the complex relationship among Indonesian farmers, global corporate entities, and earth's future.

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21 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

POV: 9 Star Hotel

The possibility of panicky flight hangs over Ido Haar's affecting documentary, 9 Star Hotel.

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Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal

Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal is not the documentary you might expect.

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20 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Closer

In The Closer, Kyra Sedgwick's Brenda Johnson often walks a fine line between complex and irritating.

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16 Jul 2008 // 1:26 AM

Saving Grace

In the second season premiere of TNT's Saving Grace, Grace's pursuit of drama took forms that were both overt and effectively repressed.

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15 Jul 2008 // 1:30 AM

The Cleaner: Series Premiere

The first episode of The Cleaner takes its self-appointed contextualizing very seriously.

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