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The Young Pope

NEW YORK (CNS) — Behind the opening credits of "The Young Pope," a naked baby boy crawls over a sea of infant mannequins, and a man dressed as the Roman pontiff emerges at the other end.

As bizarre as that may sound, the controversial, provocative new miniseries from pay-cable channel HBO only gets stranger from there.



Sunday, January 22, 2017
Fair TV fare for the week of Jan. 22
Programs and films this week of interest include that '80s flick, "Back to the Future," on AMC, the documentary on pro-life activists "The Sidewalk Chronicles" on EWTN, documentaries on Rachel Carson and Donald Trump on PBS, and the 2015 award-winning film, "Bridge of Spies," on Showtime.

Sunday, January 22, 2017
20th Century Women

NEW YORK (CNS) — The moral compass in "20th Century Women" (A24), writer-director Mike Mills' rambling, unfiltered drama — loosely based on his adolescence in 1970s Santa Barbara, California — is President Jimmy Carter. Specifically, the film makes use of Carter's sermon-like "Crisis of Confidence" address, in which he said, "In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption."



Saturday, January 21, 2017

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