Day: September 8, 2022

Here’s a potent (and personal) look at hazing

As he talks about hazing, Byron Hurt (shown here) is left with tough questions:
Why did he hit people? Why did he let people hit him?
“There was a real strong connection between the culture of masculinity and the … violence we see in hazing culture,” he said.
Now he’s directed “Hazing,” which airs at 10 p.m. Monday (Sept. 12) on PBS. The documentary includes two men who were deeply impressed by football and by family heroes: Read more…

Royal coverage continues through Sept. 19 funeral

After the quick rush of monarchy coverage, there’s more coming this weekend.
On Friday (Sept. 9), ABC has two primetime hours about the late Queen Elizabeth II (shown here), from 9-11 p.m. Also, CBS’ Norah O’Donnell will be in London for her 6:30 p.m. newscast.
Then CBS continues coverage on Sunday: At 9 a.m., Jane Pauley anchors a 90-minute special; at 7 p.m., “60 Minuts will include an update. In addition, PBS has collected reruns in its website. Read more…

Week’s top-10 for Sept. 12: Emmys, finales, debuts

1) Emmy awards, 8-11 p.m. today, NBC. Kenan Thompson (shown here) hosts, planning to have a big opening number. He’s not much of a monologue guy, but he’ll have lots of other “Saturday Night Live” people (past and present). They include Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon and Vanessa Bayer. Others range from Will Arnett to Natalie Zea and two people from “Squid Game,” a first-year show that’s up for best drama. Read more…

Best-bets for Sept. 10: from “SNL” fun to 9/11 pain

1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Simu Liu, one of the newest members of the superhero universe, hosts this rerun, with Saweetie as music guest. Liu was born in China, but spent much of his childhood in Canada, where he did a TV comedy, “Kim’s Convenience.” But his fame came with the action film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (shown here); the character is expected to return in a sequel and in an “Avengers” movie. Read more…