The team behind the documentary Planet Earth have teamed up again to explore the coldest, most isolated places on Earth. TV critic David Bianculli says watching Frozen Planet "captures images of so much majesty, artistry, and clarity, it's almost ridiculous."
A few lucky visitors are getting to spend a night in Hotel Alcatraz. This version of the legendary prison is in London. It's part of a promotion for the sci-fi series Alcatraz that debuted in Britain this week.
For five seasons, actress Sonja Sohn played Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire, which chronicled life and death on Baltimore's toughest streets. When the series ended, Sohn stayed in Baltimore — to help young people straighten out their lives.
The TV show Missing, starring Ashley Judd, debuts Thursday night. It's part of a crop of shows that are starting mid-season on the networks. Tampa Bay Times TV critic Eric Deggans says the series is part of a new trend: shows that are more experimental and edgy.
As many as a quarter of U.S. students report being a victim of bullying. This Sunday, the Cartoon Network will air Speak Up, a new documentary that shares the stories of victims. Host Michel Martin speaks with bullying expert Duane Thomas and Aaron Cheese, a student featured in the film.
The cooking show, which will have its semi-finals next week, pits Indian chefs against Pakistani chefs. It exploits the long rivalry between the two countries — something that has rarely been a joking matter.
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