TV tonight: Westminster Dog Show, 'Justified'
Posted February 11, 2013
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show | USA, 8 ET/PT
President Obama's State of the Union Address (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and multiple cable news outlets, 9 ET/6 PT) has chased away most new network competitors, but cable does provide some alternatives for those seeking one. Movie lovers can turn to TCM for Citizen Kane (8 ET/5 PT), the Orson Welles' classic that regularly ranks among the 10 best films ever made. (Plus, seeing as the film is at least inspired by the life of William Randolph Hearst, it makes an interesting companion piece for American Experience's Rockefeller film.) Canine lovers, however, are more likely to turn to the conclusion of America's best known dog show, the Westminster Kennel Club show held at New York's Madison Square Garden. May the best (as in basset) dog win.
John D. Rockefeller: American Experience | PBS, 9 ET/PT, times may vary
Those of a historical bent looking for another option might be interested in this latest, two-hour American Experience film, which profiles one of America's most controversial and contradictory figures: John D. Rockefeller, the King of the Robber Barons. By some reckonings the wealthiest person who ever lived (and almost certainly the richest who ever actually worked to earn his fortune), Rockefeller was hated by some for the way he gained his fortune and loved by others for what he did with it. Either way, he's a man worth remembering.
Justified | FX, 10 ET/PT
Tonight on one of TV's best and most entertaining series, Boyd and Ava struggle to break into Harlan high society. Sort of like The Unsinkable Molly Brown, with murders and hookers.
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