Day: April 18, 2021

Separated by 76 years, they’re Earth Day giants

This was like a downsized climate summit.
The world’s two best-know nature activists met, reflecting different eras: David Attenborough is 94; Greta Thunberg (shown here) is 18.
He started working on his first animal show a half-century before she was born; later, he began including warnings about climate change. “I’ve been promoting this for a long time,” he tells her in a PBS film. “But the big changes came when you spoke.” Now both have their say:
– She’s at the core of PBS’ “Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World,” which debuted on Earth Day and reruns at 8 p.m. on three Wednesdays. It’s a journey across North America and Europe, including that brief chat (shown in the May 5 episode) with Attenborough. Read more…

Best-bets for April 20: an angsty night for teens and bikers

1) “Cruel Summer” debut, 9 and 10 p.m., Freeform. Here is a remarkable performance by young Chiara Aurelia – virtually a triple role, all within one character. We meet Jeanette as a shy and likable teen (shown here) who secretly envies the beautiful Kate (Olivia Holt). A year later, she has Kate’s life and boyfriend; a year after that, she’s widely hated. Bouncing between the three summers, we slowly learn her actions (or inaction) changed everything. And we see the mixed impulses that can live inside one teen. Read more…