THE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES 8 p.m. on ABC. For those who aren't finding the current season of “The Bachelor” dramatic, romantic or just plain interesting enough, ABC has a (temporary) solution. The reality franchise has gathered 26 past contestants from ...
A scene from “Coco.” Credit Disney PixarPixar’s latest film arrives on Amazon. And “The Bachelor Winter Games” begins on ABC.
COCO (2017) on iTunes and Amazon. Pixar’s foray into death comes with this charming cartoon about Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), a 12-year-old aspiring guitarist who wants nothing more than to be like Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), a legendary Mexican musician. But Miguel’s family — especially his shoe-throwing Abuelita — has a strict ban against music. When the departed are temporarily allowed into the land of the living during the Day of the Dead, Miguel finds himself between both metaphysical worlds, on a journey to uncover his musical potential and familial roots. The film “plays a time-tested tune with captivating originality and flair, and with roving, playful pop-culture erudition,” A. O. Scott wrote in The New York Times.
PAUL ROBESON: TRIBUTE TO AN ARTIST (1979) on FilmStruck. This Oscar-winning documentary short by Saul J. Turell celebrates the life of the singer, actor, activist and athlete Paul Robeson. In 1943, Robeson became the first black actor to play the role of Othello with a white supporting cast on Broadway. His most memorable work may be his rendition of “Ol’ Man River” in the film “Show Boat.” By later changing its lyrics, he transformed “a half-ironic hymn to servility into an anthem of dignified resistance,” Mr. Scott wrote in The Times.
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Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor Winter Games.” Credit Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABCTHE BACHELOR WINTER GAMES 8 p.m. on ABC. For those who aren’t finding the current season of “The Bachelor” dramatic, romantic or just plain interesting enough, ABC has a (temporary) solution. The reality franchise has gathered 26 past contestants from domestic and international versions of the show for this four-part program, set in a luxurious winter resort in Vermont. Expect a biathlon, ice dancing and some cross-cultural differences.
THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) 7 p.m. on SundanceTV; also on iTunes and Amazon. Adapted from Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this Oscar-nominated drama by Steven Spielberg looks at the difficult lives of African-American women living in 1930s rural Georgia. Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey star.
Chaos after the explosion, as seen in “The Bombing of Wall Street.” Credit Library of CongressAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: THE BOMBING OF WALL STREET 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). “It is a mostly forgotten moment in New York City history.” That’s how the Times reporter James Barron described the blast that shook Wall Street on Sept. 16, 1920. A horse-drawn cart loaded with dynamite exploded outside Morgan Bank at noon that day, leaving 38 dead and hundreds injured. The authorities followed the case until the late 1930s, and suspected the attack was carried out by Italian anarchists or Communists, yet no one was ever charged. Based on the 2008 book by Beverly Gage, this film attempts to explain why the nation has largely left the bombing in the past.
HATE THY NEIGHBOR 10 p.m. on Viceland. The British comedian Jamali Maddix began this series with a global outlook, traveling the world meeting controversial groups and unpacking those meetings through stand-up. Season 2 focuses on the United States. In this episode, two anti-abortion preachers share how they spread their messages.
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