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Women Are on Top in 'American Horror Story: Coven'

No show in recent memory has showcased such powerful and alluring women, and the performances of Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, and Angela Bassett are pitch-perfect.

Television

Weekends This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview

Is there anything on TV worth staying at home for? It’s not too late to find out!

Television

Tuesdays This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview

ABC revamps its schedule, FOX tries some new sitcoms on for size, the CW puts ita faith in monsters, and NBC makes one of the dumbest moves of the year.

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Wednesdays This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview

ABC is adding some new comedies to its sitcom line-up, the CW is hoping for another superpowered teen drama smash, and NBC tries to get hip.

Jessy Krupa
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Questions Reign in 'Top of the Lake'

Writer-director Jane Campion brings her passion for moral complexity to the small screen with Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel's newest original series.

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God Save The B----!

Why you – and ABC – should trust The B---- in Apt. 23.

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'Nostalgia for the Light' on POV Starting 25 October

The search for the past, which is also inevitably the present, is profoundly disturbing. And yet, Nostalgia for the Light proposes, that search must go on.

Sports

'30 for 30: There's No Place Like Home' on ESPN in October

There's No Place Like Home never loses sight of Josh's own guiding principle, that he is irrepressible.

Television

'The Girl': Hitchcock's Horrors on the Set

It's helpful that Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller) is so articulate when she describes her relationship with Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones). But it's also acutely disconcerting.

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'Lemon' on PBS' Voces Starting 19 October

Laura Brownson and Beth Levison’s documentary explores how the collisions of poverty and celebrity produce stereotypes, myths, and also forms of truth.

Television

'Unfinished Spaces' on PBS' 'Voces' Starting October 12

But the ghosts and spirits in the wonderful documentary Unfinished Spaces aren't so much dead as they are waiting.

Television

'Give Up Tomorrow' on PBS and DVD on 4 October

"I was not given a fair fight," says Paco Larrañaga, imprisoned in the Philippines. "I was not given a chance to defend myself."

Television

'The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306' on Documentary Channel 10/4

The film underscores importance of Civil Rights workers' memories today, as US citizens contend with increasing efforts to restrict basic rights -- to vote, to work, to have access to education and health care.

Television

'Broke': '30 for 30' Returns to ESPN on 2 October

The athletes -- all men -- describe their great wealth and their bad choices, their excessive consumption of cars and women and jewelry.

Television

'Frontline: Battle For Syria' on PBS 18 September

Frontline reveals the complexities and agonies of a battle waged in a city, where parents and children try to go about their daily lives.

Television

'To My Great Chagrin: Brother Theodore' on Documentary Channel 9/19

During the 1960s and '70s, Gottlieb was at once an oddity and a perfect comic persona, refining his "stand-up tragedian" act in nightclubs and on TV.

Television

'I Was Worth 50 Sheep' on PBS' Global Voices

At once intimate and chilling, the film offers an intricate look at the profound difficulties of Sabere's life in Afghanistan.

Television

'American Teacher' on Documentary Channel on 3 September

The film counters the bad rap teachers and teachers' unions have been getting recently, with testimonials to teachers' dedication and energy in the face of daunting odds.

Television

Another Chance to see 'Better This World' on POV 30 August

At the last Republican Convention -- in 2008 -- two young men from Midland, Texas were arrested by the FBI and charged as terrorists.

Sports

The Awesome Jon Gruden on 'Real Sports', 21 August

Smart, informative, and often funny, the show illustrates its host's faith, that every play can be broken down and rethought, can be a learning experience, can make the next plays better.

Television

New POV 'Short Cuts' on PBS 9 August

New short films showcase what it means to be citizens, in the US and the world.

Television

'The Light in Her Eyes' Looks at Women's Education in Syria, on PBS and Online

Filmed before the protests against Bashar al-Assad’s regime began in March 2011, Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix's documentary offers a glimpse at the thin line some Muslim women must walk.

Television

'Real Sports' Looks at Marching Bands Hazing

Real Sports correspondent Frank Deford investigates the brutal hazing performed by marching bands, specifically, the death last year of Florida A&M University's drum major Robert Champion.

Television

'Frontline: Fast Times at Philly High' Follows a New Kind of Shop Class

Premiering 17 July on PBS, Debra Morton's short documentary follows the EVX Team's participation in the 2010 Automotive X Prize, which takes them from Philadelphia to Michigan International Speedway.

Television

'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.

Television

'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.


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