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November 2016 TCM Spotlight: To Tell the Truth (Classic Documentaries)

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TCM Presents 51 Classic Documentaries, Mondays and Wednesdays in November

 

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The Dust Bowl is chronicled in THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS (1936), airing November 2 on TCM.

 

Wednesday, November 2

To Tell the Truth: Working for Change

THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS (1936)

THE RIVER (1937)

NIGHT MAIL (1936)

NATIVE LAND (1942)

OLYMPIC CAVALCADE (1948)

THE SECRET LAND (1948)

 

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Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 campaign for the U.S. senate seat in Virginia is documented in A PERFECT CANDIDATE (1996), airing on TCM on November 7.

 

Monday, November 7

PRIMARY (1960)
A PERFECT CANDIDATE (1996)

THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (1984)

ROGER & ME (1989)

HEARTS AND MINDS (1975)

FOUR DAYS IN NOVEMBER (1964)

 

Wednesday, November 9

To Tell the Truth: The Strategy of the Truth

PRELUDE TO WAR (1943)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A JEEP (1943)

THE NEGRO SOLDIER (1944)

DECEMBER 7TH  (1943)

THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY (1942)

COMBAT CAMERA: THE PACIFIC (2001)

BATTLE OF SAN PIETRO (1944)

 

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The landmark documentary of the Arctic's indigenous people, NANOOK OF THE NORTH (1922) will be airing on TCM on November 14.

 

Monday, November 14

THE SORROW AND THE PITY (1969)

NIGHT AND FOG (1955)

NANOOK OF THE NORTH (1922)

GRASS (1925)

CHANG (1927)

MANHATTA (1921)

 

Wednesday, November 16

THE ENDLESS SUMMER (1966)

HOOP DREAMS (1994)

WOODSTOCK (1970)

ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS (1970)

 

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Barbara Kopple won an Oscar for her documentary HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. (1976), which chronicles the efforts of striking Kentucky coal miners to secure an equitable contract from their employers. The film will on TCM on November 21.

 

Monday, November 21

HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. (1976)

GOD'S COUNTRY (1986)

THE BATTLE OF CHILE: PART I (1975)

THE BATTLE OF CHILE: PART II (1976)

SPANISH EARTH (1937)

COME BACK, AFRICA (1959)

 

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Director Al Reinert chronicles the history of NASA's Apollo program in FOR ALL MANKIND (1989), airing November 23 on TCM.

 

Wednesday, November 23

FOR ALL MANKIND (1989)

THE SEA AROUND US (1952)

SALESMAN (1968)

ROUTINE PLEASURES (1985)

CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (1961)
PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE (1974)

 

Monday, November 28

ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE (1978)

BOMBAY BEACH (2011)

GREY GARDENS (1975)

CRUMB (1994)

BURDEN OF DREAMS (1982)

 

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Documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles turned their attention to a pair of eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, living in a derelict old house on Long Island, in the 1975 classic GREY GARDENS, airing November 28 on TCM.

 

Wednesday, November 30

BEST BOY (1979)

SHERMAN'S MARCH (1986)

KOYAANISQATSI (1982)

SANS SOLEIL (1982)

ANTONIO GAUDI (1984)

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Nine great evenings in November. Looking at the schedule, though, I couldn't tell how many episodes there are-- are they covering one episode each week, or does each night signify a different episode?

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Interesting ... Michael Moore's controversial FAHRENHEIT 9/11 has been replaced by the (slightly) less controversial ROGER & ME from the same filmmaker.

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Interesting ... Michael Moore's controversial FAHRENHEIT 9/11 has been replaced by the (slightly) less controversial ROGER & ME from the same filmmaker.

 

Maybe the older film was cheaper.

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This series will be hosted by Oscar-nominated actor Alec Baldwin, formerly Robert Osborne's Essentials co-host and currently the Donald Trump impersonator of record on Saturday Night Live.

 

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Alec Baldwin, host of TCM's Spotlight on classic documentaries, is pictured above in 2013 with TCM host Robert Osborne.

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Appears TCM is showing 2 parts of the planned 6 (last night's Episode 1 was titled Episode 2).  They date from 2012 and may have been shown on PBS.  The remaining 4 are probably not completed; maybe they ran out of funding (Republican Congresses?) and may never be.

 

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Woodstock (1970) seems to have been dropped for Wednesday but they don't say what's replacing it?

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Woodstock (1970) seems to have been dropped for Wednesday but they don't say what's replacing it?

 

WOODSTOCK is still scheduled to air.

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Very strange because it has been taken off the monthly schedule and the watch tcm app schedule. Also this tcm page for it hasn't got it as an upcoming movie http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/563221/Woodstock/.

 

Only the TCM daily/weekly schedule has it as scheduled but that's contrary to the other sources.

 

Edit: It is back on schedule but as a director's cut.

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