Watching history repeat itself can be thrilling. In a neat juxtaposition, two stirring documentaries about historic civil-rights campaigns — one fresh in memory, the other marking a 50th-anniversary milestone — are airing on consecutive nights this week, a galvanizing reminder of the personal stakes in the ongoing struggle for individual freedoms.
HBO's The Case Against 8 (Monday, 9/8c), a film-festival favorite, is an intimate, exhaustive account of last year's legal battle to overturn California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. Freedom Summer, from PBS's acclaimed American Experience series (Tuesday at 9/8c, check tvguide.com listings), recalls the selfless efforts of hundreds of college students from across the country who descended on Mississippi in the sweltering summer of 1964, facing violent resistance in their determination to challenge the segregationist establishment and register African Americans to vote.read more
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Secret celebrity weddings were all the rage in 2012, and it looks like one of Hollywood's biggest couples may have gotten in on the fun.
Longtime partners Pitt, 49, and Jolie, 37, are rumored to...read more