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Friday’s TV Highlights

Stream on Demand: Movies, shows put politics front and center

Courtroom drama meets political theater in “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (2020, not rated), Aaron Sorkin’s dramatization of the real-life trial of protest leaders at the 1968 Democratic National Convention charged with “conspiracy.” Sorkin takes on issues of free speech, protest and suppression.

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Thursday’s TV Highlights

Video suggests slain protester was upset about being filmed

Video from a Denver television station shows that a pro-police demonstrator who was fatally shot by a security guard hired by the station was apparently angry that he was being filmed by a producer for the station as he argued with another man just seconds before the shooting.

The world still loves ‘I Love Lucy’

Sixty-nine years ago Thursday, on Oct. 15, 1951, "I Love Lucy" premiered, introducing the world at large to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Both seasoned performers before "I Love Lucy," Ball and Arnaz cemented their places in entertainment history while portraying Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in the series that ran from 1951-1957.

We loved Lucy: Lucille Ball on television

In 1951, comedian and actor Lucille Ball and her first husband – Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz – created the format for today’s television situation comedies, shot on film – rather than videotape – with multiple cameras and in front of a live studio audience.

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Wednesday’s TV Highlights

Lawyer: Denver guard in fatal shooting acted in self-defense

An armed security guard hired to protect a television news crew at a weekend protest shot and killed a protester after he reached into his shirt, causing the guard to fear for his safety, according to a lawyer representing the guard’s family.

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Monday’s TV Highlights

Around the Remote: ‘Amazing Race’ took off before pandemic grounded lives

DON’T MISS: “The Amazing Race” – On your marks, get set, go! With so many of us stuck at home during the pandemic, Season 32 of the globe-trotting competition should be even more of a welcome sight. Shot pre-COVID-19, this edition has 11 adventurous duos embarking on their journey from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Their first stops? Trinidad and Tobago. Along the route, teams will travel to France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Brazil and more while pushing the show’s long-running odometer past 1 million miles. As usual, Phil Keoghan serves as our host. (9 p.m. Wednesday, CBS).

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Tuesday’s TV Highlights

Around the Remote: Ethan Hawke takes on role of legendary abolitionist John Brown

“The Good Lord Bird” – Ethan Hawke shines in this rollicking seven-part limited series based on James McBride’s 2013 National Book Award winner. Hawke plays legendary abolitionist John Brown in a story told, with humor and imagination from the point-of-view of a fictional, cross-dressing slave boy nicknamed “Onion”.

Stream on Demand: ‘The Boys in the Band’ moves from stage to screen

Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and Matt Bomer star in "The Boys in the Band" (2020, R), a new revival of the groundbreaking 1968 play about the lives of gay friends in the era before Stonewall, AIDS and acceptance. Joe Mantello, who directed the Broadway revival, brings it to the screen with his stage ensemble.

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Thursday’s TV Highlights