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Having thoroughly explored the America of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with the Emmy-winning The Men Who Built America, History is turning its docuseries lens to the world at large with new three-night event series The World Wars, set to premiere on Memorial Day (Monday, May 26 at 9/8c).
The six hours will unfold mostly chronologically over the course of both World Wars, showing how major WWII players like Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, George Patton, and Winston Churchill were forged in the crucible of WWI. Unlike other war docs, executive producer Russ McCarroll says, "this is a very character-driven approach."
A pro-gay marriage group will replace ads that featured Laura Bush after the former first lady asked to be removed from the campaign, Politico reports.
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12. Fishiest Proposal: When Tamra Barney takes a surprise vacation to Bora Bora with her boyfriend, Eddie, on The Real Housewives of Orange County, she suspects that he's going to propose marriage. She doesn't tell the other ladies about her trip, just in case she's wrong. But she isn't. Despite her suspicions, Eddie still manages to shock her when he places the engagement ring in a clam shell and then instructs her to open it. She gasps, covers her eyes, cries and, duh, says yes.
11. Best Bright Side: When GLAAD taps Sonja Morgan to present an award on The Real Housewives of New York City, she apparently forgets to ask one...
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The former Secretary of State took advantage of a commercial break while filming CBS This Morning to belt out his own cover of the catchy single along with co-anchor Gayle King.
Harry J. Lennix, Commander in Chief
As Jim Gardner on ABC's Commander in Chief (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET), Harry J. Lennix plays a White House chief of staff caught in the middle as he protects the legacy of President Mackenzie Allen's (Geena Davis) late predecessor — occasionally even lending his ear to her arch enemy — while still serving the highest office in the land. TVGuide.com spoke to the actor about Jim's dilemma (and jettisoned love life), as well as the thrill of watching Ray Charles come to life.
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