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Tribesmen visit the U.S. in Meet the Natives

Meet the Natives heads to the small South Pacific island of Tanna, where the tribesmen are naked except for grass tassels covering their penises. Five of these primitive people -- including a chief, a medicine man and a translator -- agree to visit the United States with a camera crew in tow. >More
 The Beatles bring down the Evil Empire

The Beatles racked up a lot of achievements in their musical career, but now we have to add one more: destroying the Soviet Union. >More
 WWII in HD brings the battles into sharper focus

WWII in HD presents rare footage of World War II, found during a two-year global search through basements and archives. The footage was translated into high definition, then artfully edited to convey the sense that we're experiencing the events of 1939-45 as they happened. >More
 SpongeBob SquarePants celebrates 10 surreal years

It's official: Everybody loves SpongeBob SquarePants. You can tell by all the stars who line up for cameo appearances in the cartoon's 10th anniversary special, including Robin Williams, Pink, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Craig Ferguson, LeBron James and Rosario Dawson. >More
 Aliens are the new terrorists in V

Suspicious-looking aliens come to Earth in ABC's remake of the 1980s series V. They resemble humans and claim to have peaceful intentions. Ominously, their leader announces that her race doesn't believe in negative feelings. >More
 A gorgeous pair save White Collar

No, White Collar is not set in the real world. USA specializes in this kind of crime-solving fantasy, but the new series lacks the magic of Monk or Psych. >More
 NCIS: Los Angeles succeeds the old-fashioned way

The new spinoff NCIS: Los Angeles doesn't try anything fancy. No gimmicks, no strenuously original ideas -- just a pair of agents (Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J) going undercover to catch the bad guys against a backdrop of L.A. skyscrapers, with a high-tech team assisting at HQ. >More
 Latin Music USA traces a remarkable progression

After all the dreadful series that have premiered in the last month, it's downright therapeutic to watch Latin Music USA. Here, finally, is a well-made production, full of humor and drama. >More
 UW Prof. Bill Cronon stars in Ken Burns' The National Parks on PBS

What happens when a city's media are subjected to wave after wave of staffing and budget cuts? One consequence is that even obvious, important and interesting stories fall through the cracks. >More
 Curb Your Enthusiasm arranges a Seinfeld semi-reunion

Everybody dreams of a Seinfeld reunion, and this week we get one -- sort of. Seinfeld writer/co-creator Larry David stars in his own Seinfeld-like show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and he brings on Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander as special guest stars. >More
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