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November 7, 1995 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
"Girl, 14, and Her Lover in Vile Crime. " "Werewolf Seized in Southend. " "12 Sexy Days of Christmas. " "Mystery of Hideaway - Priest and a Nun. " "40,000 Bingo. " Those are some of the big news stories in the world of mogul Rupert Murdoch, who has circled the globe for more than 40 years, building an enormous media empire and leaving heaps of sleaze behind. He has also left a trail of lies, tricks and broken promises, according to tonight's expanded Frontline (Channel 12, 10 p.m.; Channel 39, 9 p.m.)
NEWS
December 16, 1987 | By P.J. Wajda, Special to The Inquirer
Ask Moorestown girls basketball coach Bill Kravitz to assess his team for the upcoming season, and he replies without hesitation: "We're a .500 team if we don't rebound. It's as simple as that. " For the Quakers, it just might be. All three of the Quakers' frontline players have graduated, leaving Kravitz with some very big problems up front. "There are so many big girls in this league," Kravitz said. "For us to be able to do as well as last season, we are going to have to be able to rebound.
NEWS
May 26, 1987 | By Ken Tucker, Inquirer TV Critic
Philadelphians may not learn anything new from "The Bombing of West Philly," tonight's Frontline presentation (Channel 12 at 10), but it's still the most important television show this city will see all year. "This is the story of how it happened and who is to blame," says narrator Lary Lewman as we see the burning homes of Osage Avenue on May 13, 1985, when an "entry device" was dropped on the headquarters of the radical MOVE organization. That's what this one-hour production does best: It marshals the facts in a clear, succinct way; conveys the full horror of what happened, and then lets you draw your own conclusions.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TV CRITIC
It's no secret this country has a drug problem, and not just with the kind peddled on street corners to vacant-eyed addicts. Do we also have a pain problem? Many of our TV shows are brought to us by products with fanciful names promising relief from ailments large and small, and, perhaps most of all, from pain. And as PBS's Frontline reports Tuesday in a two-hour presentation, Chasing Heroin , it's the search for pain relief - as well as for profits - that helped lead to a national problem with heroin that's not always fully acknowledged.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1993 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
In the winter of 1692, a group of girls in Salem, Mass., found they could win the attention of their parents by making up stories about some of their neighbors. The subsequent brouhaha over witchcraft led to the imprisonment of about 150 people and the execution of 20. A disturbing, four-hour Frontline report airing tonight and tomorrow on Channel 12, Frontline's "Innocence Lost: The Verdict," implies that a similar, if smaller-scale, scenario has been unfolding in the North Carolina town of Edenton for more than four years.
NEWS
December 12, 1995 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
The American dream drives our society resolutely. The faith that if you work hard, then you will get ahead is stronger for many Americans than any religious belief. Frontline visits a nightmare side of the dream tonight at 10 on Channel 12 (9 p.m. on Channel 39): two Milwaukee families struggling after layoffs. "Living on the Edge" is a purely anecdotal documentary - no overarching figures about the decline of America's middle class, just a close examination, over five years, of 12 people caught in a vise.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1994 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
Who experienced the most change: the girls in Hillary Rodham's college class, during their four years at Wellesley - or the women who graduated, in the 25 years since? That's the starting question in tonight's Frontline, which profiles not Hillary Rodham Clinton, but some of her classmates, a group of women who, with notable exceptions, were launched loaded with expectations in 1969 into a world that slowly wore them down. These are privileged characters who aren't surprised at the high station achieved by their most famous classmate, who was also their president.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1991 | By Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
At midnight tonight, U.S. armed forces have the go-ahead to begin waging war in the Persian Gulf. How did this happen? Wasn't it just weeks ago that the nation's biggest military problem was how to split up the peace dividend? Suddenly, everyone's talking war. Watching "Frontline's" special report, "To the Brink of War" won't calm jittery nerves or give you a warm feeling about our foreign affairs. But for those who feel things have been happening too fast, this hour, which airs tonight at 9 on Channel 12, is a helpful guide to understanding the escalating crisis.
NEWS
February 21, 2016
Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows. No, it's not a Friends reunion, though Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and Jennifer Aniston did show up, and Matthew Perry reportedly taped something from London, where he's appearing in a play. Along with cast members from Will & Grace , The Big Bang Theory , Cheers , Taxi , and other hits, they came out for the director and producer who helped make them stars. 9 p.m. Sunday, NBC10. Girls.
NEWS
May 23, 2016
POV: The Return The documentary series kicks off its 29th season with a film that follows the post-release lives of two former prison inmates, Bilal Chatman and Kenneth Anderson, who were originally sentenced to life under California's since-reformed "three strikes" law. 10 p.m. Monday, WHYY12. Frontline: Business of Disaster Who profits when things go wrong? Three years after Hurricane Sandy, a joint investigation with NPR looked at the aftermath and followed the money.
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May 23, 2016
POV: The Return The documentary series kicks off its 29th season with a film that follows the post-release lives of two former prison inmates, Bilal Chatman and Kenneth Anderson, who were originally sentenced to life under California's since-reformed "three strikes" law. 10 p.m. Monday, WHYY12. Frontline: Business of Disaster Who profits when things go wrong? Three years after Hurricane Sandy, a joint investigation with NPR looked at the aftermath and followed the money.
NEWS
April 17, 2016
Who Do You Think You Are? Katey Sagal ( Sons of Anarchy ) discovers her Amish ancestry in an episode of the genealogy series that brings her to Philadelphia to visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 9 p.m. Sunday on TLC. The Story of God . Host Morgan Freeman also comes to Philadelphia - for a brain scan - in the latest episode of his series about faith and its meaning for people around the world and throughout history. 9 p.m. Sunday on National Geographic Channel. Containment.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2016
_ ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR. 9 p.m. Monday, HBO. Australian war correspondent Michael Ware looks at the Iraq conflict and its consequences, with footage he shot during a seven-year sojourn that began with a three-week assignment in 2003. _ FRONTLINE: SAUDI ARABIA UNCOVERED. 10 p.m. Tuesday, WHYY12. The Saudi Arabia that its government doesn't want the world to see is brought to light in videos shot by activists who risked their freedom - and possibly their lives - to try to bring change to the kingdom's repressive policies.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, TV CRITIC
It's no secret this country has a drug problem, and not just with the kind peddled on street corners to vacant-eyed addicts. Do we also have a pain problem? Many of our TV shows are brought to us by products with fanciful names promising relief from ailments large and small, and, perhaps most of all, from pain. And as PBS's Frontline reports Tuesday in a two-hour presentation, Chasing Heroin , it's the search for pain relief - as well as for profits - that helped lead to a national problem with heroin that's not always fully acknowledged.
NEWS
February 21, 2016
Must See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows. No, it's not a Friends reunion, though Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and Jennifer Aniston did show up, and Matthew Perry reportedly taped something from London, where he's appearing in a play. Along with cast members from Will & Grace , The Big Bang Theory , Cheers , Taxi , and other hits, they came out for the director and producer who helped make them stars. 9 p.m. Sunday, NBC10. Girls.
SPORTS
April 23, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Maybe the path to understanding why the Eagles signed Tim Tebow and how Chip Kelly plans to use him begins with a phone call between a pair of New York Jets coaches in March 2012. It has been three years and a month since the Jets completed a trade that sent two draft picks to the Denver Broncos for Tebow, and just before the franchises consummated the deal, Rex Ryan dialed up his special-teams coach, Mike Westhoff, to solicit his opinion on adding Tebow in a jack-of-all-trades kind of role.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2014 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
The girlfriend, the wife, the lover. The kooky coworker. The hooker with a heart of gold. If you're an actress in Hollywood - from an ingenue making her splash on Vanity Fair's cheesecake "Vanities" page to an A-list talent - nine times out of 10, these are the parts you're going to play. In a male-dominated industry where actors are allowed to grow old on screen and still get marquee roles - Bruce Willis, George Clooney, Denzel Washington - the window of opportunity for women is cracked open only a bit. And as they move into their 40s and 50s, the window can suddenly slam shut.
SPORTS
April 2, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THERE IS one thing 76ers coach Doug Collins has been searching for all season. It hasn't been the return of Andrew Bynum, nor any other form of help from an outside object. No, with the roster being littered with injuries throughout the season, Collins still sought just one thing from whoever was available from night to night: consistency. Saturday against the visiting Charlotte Bobcats and with former star Allen Iverson in the house (please no more emails about how they should try to get him to come back and play)
NEWS
April 2, 2013
* KIND HEARTED WOMAN.9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, WHYY 12.   "I DON'T remember the first time I got raped," says Robin Poor Bear, the subject of filmmaker David Sutherland's "Kind Hearted Woman," in Monday's PBS premiere. "But I remember the emergency room after the rape. " After she was put into foster care as a young child, her foster father and two of her foster brothers "raped and molested me throughout my childhood. " In almost any other TV setting, this would be the Big Moment, the catharsis that allows viewers to feel . . . what?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2013 | By Lynn Elber, Associated Press
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Public television is putting its resources into a week-long examination of the Connecticut school shooting. PBS announced Monday it will air a series of programs under the umbrella title After Newtown . The February series will "continue the public conversation" on the topics of gun laws, mental illness, and school security, PBS said. Programs including PBS NewsHour , Frontline , and Washington Week With Gwen Ifill will be part of the initiative.
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