Day: June 3, 2020

Sunday TV: No Tonys, less fun

(This was the original Tony-night story, complicated by a late change: FX dumped “Greatest Showman” — it’s now set for June 19 — and replaced it with “Selma.”)
Once a year, TV viewers get a window into Broadway.
Usually, it’s fresh and fun and frothy; this year, the window is closed. Instead, we’re supposed to watch Hugh Jackma being Barnum (shown here) or John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John being cute.  Read more…

PBS sets flurry of race-themed shows

PBS – already known for its coverage of racial issues – has set a fresh emphasis for this month.
On Wednesday (June 3), it announced a flurry of new shows and reruns, including a play (“Twilight Los Angeles: 1992, shown here) and many documentaries. That requires cooperation, because some will be on days (Thursdays through Saturdays) when stations have their own line-ups. The plan includes:
– Thursday (June 4): “The Talk – Race in America,” 9 p.m. It’s a 2017 documentary about black families telling their children how to react if stopped by police. Read more…