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    Longform Doc 'Kind Hearted Woman' Follows a Single Mother's Journey Away From the Reservation

    Filmmaker David Sutherland insists that he's a portraitist, not a journalist, but in its intimate focus his work tends to reveal profound realities about poverty in rural regions of the United States. His 1998 "Frontline" documentary "The Farmer's Wife" examined the looming extinction of the family ...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Hannibal Lecter and Vice Magazine Make a Splash on the Small Screen

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Game of Thrones," "Shameless," "Vikings" and the back-this-week "Mad Men," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Ai Weiwei in the Spotlight and Benedict Cumberbatch in Period Finery

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Girls," Californication" and "Enlightened," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Andy Samberg Hosts the Spirit Awards

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and, this coming weekend, the Academy Awards, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from t...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: '30 Rock' Says Goodbye, Keri Russell Says Hello (Again)

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Kevin Bacon's Return to the Small Screen and the Finale of 'American Horror Story'

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other ...

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    'Brooklyn Castle,' 'The Waiting Room' Set to Air on PBS This Fall

    PBS has for years now been providing a significant platform for independent films with series "POV" and "Independent Lens," which broadcast docs nationally to audiences who might not normally get a chance to find them given the current realities of theatrical releases these days....

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Carrie Bradshaw as a Teen, Archer as an Amnesiac

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other ...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Michael Mann's War Photographer Series and Recommended Election Night Viewing

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Wife," "Treme" and "Dexter," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy...

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    Independent Lens Programmer Lois Vossen Talks About the PBS Doc Series' New Season, Its New Night and the Importance of Public Media

    PBS documentary series "Independent Lens" officially kicks off its 2012-2013 season tonight, October 29th, with "Love Free or Die," a film from director Macky Alston about Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in a Christian church, a man who wore a bullet-proof vest to his ...

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