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Remote Possibilities: On TV Thursday

A few ideas for what to watch (or feed your DVR).

Remote Possibilities: On TV Thursday

War photographer Tim Hetherington (center)
War photographer Tim Hetherington (center)

“Moral outrage motivates me, but I don’t see it as a useful tool to get people to engage with the world. I think that we need to build bridges to people.”

That’s photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed by mortar fire in Libya on April 20, 2011, and who’s the focus of “Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (8 p.m., HBO).

Sebastian Junger (“The Perfect Storm”) who co-directed the Oscar-nominated “Restrepo” with Hetherington, also directs this look at Hetherington’s career, illustrated with his work, which, like this documentary, is both visually stunning and emotionally rich. And undeniably sad. (So, yes, you might want to record this one for a later time.)

You may also want to check out:

-- NBC, where everything but "The Office" is new tonight, with fresh episodes of "Community" at 8 p.m., "Parks and Recreation" at 9 and 9:30, and "Hannibal" at 10. (Frankly, this episode of "Hannibal" was a little too fresh for my taste, but your mileage may vary.) CBS and ABC are heavy with reruns, which means no new "Scandal," and a rerun of "Person of Interest" at 10 instead of "Elementary."

-- "Project Runway" (9 p.m., Lifetime) begins its two-part season finale. If you watch, you know the drill: The final four go home to put together their collections and Tim Gunn visits each of them. Usually my favorite episode of the season, and since I've barely watched this season, probably the one I'm going to watch myself.

 

 

 

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