Documentary

21 Years: Richard Linklater
Airs: May 15 at 8:00 PT/8:00 ET
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ShowtimeShowtime has the doc, 21 Years: Richard Linklater, a look at the director of such films as Dazed and Confused, Boyhood and Before Sunrise, at 8:00.

 

Airs: March 11 at 9:00 PT/9:00 ET
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BBC AmericaBBC America continues the nature theme with 24 Hours on Earth, an exploration of how plants and animals handle the 24-hour cycle, at 9:00.  No, it’s not the 24 hour news cycle.

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
Airs: November 23 at 9:00 PT/9:00 ET
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HBOHBO looks at Florida’s “stand your ground law,” racial prejudice and the death of an unarmed black teenager by a middle aged white male in 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, at 9:00.

 

Airs: January 16 at 6:00 PT/9:00 ET
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ESPNESPN takes a new look at the 20 year old Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding scandal (both were figure skaters, the former was clubbed on the knee in a plot devised by the latter’s husband) in The Price of Gold, part of the network’s 30 For 30 documentary series, at 6:00 PT/9:00 ET.

 

Airs: June 15 at 9:00 PT/9:00 ET
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CNNCNN has a look at the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, including 41 people who tell stories about the former president, in 41 on 41 at 6:00 PT/9:00 ET.  We’ll say this much for the man, at least he’s not a war criminal.

Airs: February 15 at 9:00 PT/9:00 ET
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CBS48 Hours Presents:  The Whole Gritty City, is on CBS at 9:00.  The film tells the story of three New Orleans marching bands as they push to prepare for Mardi Gras parades, and three band directors battling for their students’ lives and souls. It shows lives stopped in their tracks by the violence of the streets, and the power of music to lift and sustain the survivors.  Hosted by Wynton Marsalis.

 

Airs: November 22 at 6:00 PT/9:00 ET
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MSNBC50 Years of Guns, a documentary about guns in America during the 50 years since Kennedy’s assassination, is on MSNBC at 6:00 PT/9:00 ET.

50 Years of Star Trek
Airs: August 14 at 8:00 PT/8:00 ET
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History ChannelThe History Channel celebrates a half century of the sci-fi classic with 50 Years of Star Trek at 8:00.