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Documentary (genre)

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  • PBS' 'Freedom Riders' marks civil rights milestone

    "American Experience" observes the 50th anniversary of a seismic event in the American civil rights movement in "Freedom Riders," an electrifying two-hour documentary premiering Monday, May 16, on PBS (check local listings). Based partly on historian...
  • Reports of mayhem, fear distort reality: Crime on the decline

    Reports of mayhem, fear distort reality: Crime on the decline
    Are you afraid? Afraid of crime sprees, murderers, sexual offenders living down the street, home invasions, traffic homicides, child molesters, sex in school and violence in schools? These are dangerous times. Anyone who doesn't arm himself is a...
  • How RJ Grunts (and other Chicago restaurants) got its name

    How RJ Grunts (and other Chicago restaurants) got its name
    What’s in a name? For recent James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Rich Melman, it began 40 years ago with an involuntary emission of sound, which led to his restaurant empire. Here's the story of how RJ GruntsĀ and other notable restaurants...
  • Greer's OC: Get a taste of wine country

    The fabulous wine country of Paso Robles rolls into Orange County on Thursday at a not-to-be-missed wine event at Charlie Palmer at South Coast Plaza. The second annual Stars of Paso Robles wine tasting means nearly 30 of Paso's premier winemakers are...
  • 'Battle: Los Angeles'

    'Battle: Los Angeles'
    After devastating attacks are staged by alien invaders elsewhere around the globe, the U.S. West Coast becomes the next target in this sci-fi thriller. Though the special-effects masters are the real stars here, Aaron Eckhart plays a Marine sergeant...
  • 'The Glades: The Complete First Season'

    'The Glades: The Complete First Season'
    With its second round having just started on A&E Network, the initial episodes of the mystery series introduce Matt Passmore as a police detective banished from Chicago after a personal indiscretion that impacts his professional standing. He ends up in a...
  • 'Black in Latin America'

    The latest PBS miniseries by professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. ("America Beyond the Color Line"), this documentary finds the noted Harvard scholar exploring the title theme by probing the backgrounds - and commonalities - of many of the residents of Brazil,...
  • History buff teaches about the Civil War

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, a conflict that raged for four years. After the war, many veterans moved West to start a new life, and that movement will be highlighted May 21 at “From War to Reconciliation...
  • Calendar

    Calendar
    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: Amy Stewart, bestselling author and speaker on the perils and pleasures of the natural world, will appear at the 9:30 a.m. Laguna Beach Garden Club meeting at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. Following...
  • Movie review: 'An Invisible Sign'

    Movie review: 'An Invisible Sign'
    The earnest but fatally uneven "An Invisible Sign" opens with an animated sequence depicting an exceptionally bleak -- and decidedly inappropriate -- fairy tale being told by a father (the veteran John Shea) to his daughter, Mona (Bailee Madison), and her...
  • Freedom Ride revisited: Looking forward, but seeing the past in a mirror

    Freedom Ride revisited: Looking forward, but seeing the past in a mirror
    We are on the 2011 Student Freedom Riders bus rolling toward Augusta, Ga., watching "The Murder of Emmett Till," a PBS documentary on the savage 1955 lynching of a black boy in the nothing town of Money, Miss. On the old newsreel footage, white person...