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Smithsonian Documentary Captures Earthquake in Nepal

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NEW YORK (AP) — It's now a given that most every natural disaster, even in a location as remote as Nepal, will be captured by gripping amateur video. The challenge for the Smithsonian Channel was taking this material and making it mean something more. The network's one-hour special, "Nepal Quake: Terror on Everest," airs Monday at 9 p.m. ET. More than 8,700 people were killed and thousands more inj... more

China Suspends TV Drama Over Plot of Crotch Grenade

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BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese television drama got pulled off the air following a public outcry over a plot in which a hidden grenade is pulled from a woman's crotch during an amorous scene. The country's regulating agency — the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television — also began to review the TV drama "Let's Beat the Devils," which tells about Chinese people's resistance to Japanese inv... more

PBS to Air Restored Version of 'The Civil War' in September

This undated photograph provided by courtesy of the Library of Congress and PBS shows the provost Guard of the 107th Colored Infantry at Fort Corcoran, part of the defenses of Washington, included in the film, "The Civil War."

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS says it will air a newly restored version of Ken Burns' "The Civil War" this fall, 25 years after the documentary's debut. The high-definition "Civil War" will air on five consecutive nights in September, PBS said Thursday. Viewers will be able to see more details in the film's images, according to Daniel J. White , who handled the restoration. In a statement, filmmaker Burns called th... more

USA Network Seeks a Grittier Image

In this image released by USA Network, Rami Malek, left, and Christian Slater  appear in a scene from the hacker drama "Mr. Robot," premiering June 24 at 10 p.m. ET on USA. (AP Photo/USA Network, David Giesbrecht)

NEW YORK (AP) — A vigilante hacker, an invasion of Los Angeles and a doctor who gets into a gun battle with gang members are featured in dramas due to appear on a grittier USA network within the next year. The general-interest cable network, trying to halt a decline in ratings, revealed programming plans with a marked shift away from the lighter procedural fare of "Monk," ''Psych" and "Burn Notice" ... more

Video Selfies by a Tough Trio of Travelers on Animal Planet

In this image released by Animal Planet, from left, Matt Galland, Blake Josephson and Danny Bryson appear in a scene from "100 Miles From Nowhere," an extreme travelogue airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on Animal Planet. (Animal Planet, Matt Trappe)

NEW YORK (AP) — No one needs to be reminded of our selfie epidemic, and certainly not when traveling. (Hey, you people mugging for your GoPros — anybody notice the Grand Canyon out there?) Happily, "100 Miles from Nowhere," an extreme travelogue from Animal Planet, isn't swarming with tourists as its trio of intrepid adventurers makes glorious use of video selfies — and gives the tired reality-TV gen... more

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