Since I started writing Market Share for TVNewsCheck, I get a lot of press releases and other info about television programming in general. And since our research indicates that the average Market Share reader is highly intelligent and educated, a sophisticated viewer with a discriminating taste for quality television programming, I think it is my […]
And since our research indicates that the average Market Share reader is highly intelligent and educated, a sophisticated viewer with a discriminating taste for quality television programming, I think it is my duty to let you know about shows that may have slipped your notice.
Here are two documentaries airing tonight that look promising.
Tonight at 8 on HBO, Three Days of Terror, The Charlie Hebdo Attacks
On Jan. 7, 2015, two brothers belonging to Al-Qaeda in Yemen stormed the Paris offices of the satiric weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 11 others before killing a French police officer.
Amidst a massive manhunt for the killers, an additional five people were murdered and 11 wounded in related attacks over the next two days, including a harrowing stand-off between police and a third gunman, claiming allegiance to ISIS, at a kosher supermarket near the Porte de Vincennes in Paris.
Drawing on exclusive access to hostages, survivors, police, paramilitary forces and intelligence findings and evidence, as well as never-before-seen footage and photographs, Emmy nominee Dan Reed spotlights the courage and resilience of Parisian police and citizens in Three Days of Terror, The Charlie Hebdo Attacks.
Tonight at 10 on PBS, Kingdom of Shadows
It has claimed thousands of lives — 27,000 people have disappeared since 2007 — and devastated countless families.
Yet for most Americans the carnage is not top of mind. Bernardo Ruiz’s Kingdom of Shadows illuminates and humanizes the conflict by following the lives of three people — a U.S. drug enforcement agent on the border, an activist nun in violence-scarred Monterrey, Mexico, and a former Texas smuggler — who provide distinct but interlocking views of the crisis.