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123456 OCTOBER4,2004MONDAYMWSECTION2CHICAGO TRIBUNE 7 TEMPO MONDAY TELEVISION KEY: (N) denotes new programming; \ denotes closed-captioning; N denotes high definition television;shading denotes movie BROADCAST 6 6:30 7 7:30 8 8:30 9 9:30 10 10:30 11 11:30 12 12:30 CBS @ News \ Entertainm ent ’Night \ Still Standing (N) \ Listen Up (N) \ N Raymond \ Two and Half Men \ CSI:Miami (N) \ N News \ (10:35) Letterman :Franz Ferdinand performs.(N) \ (11:35) Kilborn : Musician/actress Eve.(N) \ (12:35) Ent \ NBC % News \ Access H’wood (N) \ Fear Factor (N) \ Las Vegas (N) \ N LAX (N) \ N News \ (10:35) Leno :Actor David Arquette.(N) \ N (11:35) Conan :Comic Darrell Hammond.(N) \ (12:35) Carson Daly \ ABC & News \ Wheel Fortune (N) \ The Benefactor (N) \ NFL Football :Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens.(Live) \ N News \ (11:35) Nightline \ (12:05) Oprah \ WGN ( Friends \ Raymond \ 7th Heaven (N) \ Everwood (N) \ News \ Friends \ Raymond \ Will & Grace \ Dharma & Greg \ Drew Carey Show \ Street Smarts (N) \ PBS ß The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer (N) \ Chicago Tonight Antiques Roadshow (Part 2 of 3) \ American Experience :‘‘RFK.’’(N) \ Nightly Business \ Tavis Smiley \ Chicago Tonight WYCC 2‚ BBC World News \ World Business \ MotorWeek (N) \ Auto Motors & Sport The Shape of Life : ‘‘Survival Game.’’ \ The Balancing Act: Security and Liberty \ BBC World News \ Tavis Smiley \ Charlie Rose :Journalist Bob Schieffer.(N) \ Charlie Rose :Analysis of the presidential debate. \ WFBT 2‹ ÷ (5:30) New Chinese UZIR Assyrians on Move Polvision Universal Church New Chinese China Star Polvision ◊ (2:00) WCIU 2fl Girlfriends \ Fresh Prince Bel-Air \ The Insider \ Celebrity Justice (N) Family Feud Cheaters \ King of Queens \ Becker \ King of Queens \ Girlfriends \ Martin \ Jamie Foxx Show \ Becker \ Elimidate (N) \ FOX 3¤ Simpsons \ Seinfeld \ Renovate My Family (Part 1 of 2) (N) \ Renovate My Family (Part 2 of 2) (N) \ News \ Simpsons \ Malcolm in Middle \ Seinfeld \ Frasier \ Cheers \ M*A*S*H \ WWTO 3fi Kirk Cameron Bishop Jakes \ Behind the Scenes \ Mark Chironna Jentezen Franklin \ Jesse Duplantis \ Praise the Lord (Live) \ ACLJ Joel Osteen \ Jack Van Impe \ This Is Your Day \ WCPX 3° Pyramid \ Family Feud Model Citizens (N) (Series premiere) America’s Funniest Home Videos \ Sue Thomas F.B.Eye \ Funny Videos \ News \ (11:05) Paid (JIP) Paid Programming Worship TV Worship TV WSNS 4› Anita No Te Rajes Prisionera Gitanas Te Voy a Ensenar a Querer Noticiero Laura Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste Programa Pagado WPWR 5‚ That ’70s Show \ King of the Hill \ One on One (N) \ Half & Half (N) \ Girlfriends (N) \ 2nd Time Arnd. (N) \ That ’70s Show \ King of the Hill \ Fear Factor (Part 3 of 3) \ Jerry Springer (N) \ Blind Date (N) \ Paid Programming WYIN 5fl News Journal Mystery! \ Mystery! \ News The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer (N) \ Sign-off at 2:30a a.m. WXFT 6‚ 100 Mexicanos Dijeron La Guerra de los Sexos Locura en el Eden (R,’95) ›› Frank Zagarino.Un ex soldado intenta vengarse de su jefe. Contacto Deportivo Fuegos Internos (R,’91) ›› Jimmy Smits,Greta Scacchi.Triangulo entre exiliado,esposa y amante. Escandalo ◊ (2:30) WJYS 6¤ Paid Programming St.Mark Missionary Trinity United Church of Christ Paid Programming Paid Programming Apostle H.Daniel Wilson Triedstone Gospel Paid Programming Paid Programming Paid Programming Coin Vault ◊ (3:00) WGBO 6fl La Mujer de Madera Rubi Amarte Es Mi Pecado Cristina :Taiboleras. Noticias Noticiero Univision Hasta en las Mejores Familias Mujeres Enganadas BASIC CABLE 6 6:30 7 7:30 8 8:30 9 9:30 10 10:30 11 11:30 12 12:30 A&E American Justice \ Rampage Killers: Looking for Signs \ Growing Up Gotti \ Growing Gotti (N) \ Airline \ Mondo Magic (N) \ Crossing Jordan : ‘‘Second Chances.’’ \ Rampage Killers: Looking for Signs \ Growing Up Gotti \ Growing Up Gotti \ AMC ÷ (5:00) Date With an Angel (PG,’87) › Urban Cowboy (PG,’80) ››› John Travolta.A Texas farmer moves to the city, immerses himself in honky-tonk and falls for a sexy cowgirl. \ (9:50) The Last Seduction (R,’94) ››› Femme fatale stops at nothing to get what she wants. (11:45) Urban Cowboy (PG,’80) ››› \ ◊ (2:30) ANIM The Most Extreme \ Growing Up ... Growing Up ... Animal Cops (N) Growing Up ... Growing Up ... Animal Cops Houston BBCA Hamish Macbeth Red Cap \ McCallum :The bodies of murdered street people have had organs removed.(N) \ Red Cap \ McCallum :The bodies of murdered street people have had organs removed. \ BET ÷ (5:00) 106 BET.com Soul Food (R,’97) ›› Vanessa L.Williams. ComicView :Comics. News \ Grwn/Music Midnight Love ComicView :Comics. BIO Murder,She Wrote \ Divas & Darlings \ Biography \ Notorious Lifetime \ Close-Up \ Divas & Darlings \ Biography \ BRAV The West Wing (Part 1 of 2) \ The West Wing :‘‘20 Hours in L.A.’’ \ The West Wing (Part 2 of 2) \ The West Wing :‘‘Angel Maintenance.’’ \ The West Wing (Part 1 of 2) \ Hairspray (PG,’88) ››› Ricki Lake,Divine.Couple’s plump daughter goes on ’50s dance show. CLTV Sports Pg. News News News Y’r Money Sports Page:Live at 9 ChicagoLand News News \ Sports Page :(Call-in) CMT Famous Making Of Small Town Secrets Keith Urban Proj. Making Of Famous Small Town Secrets Keith Urban Proj. Inside Fame CNBC Capital Report \ Meet the Press \ Dennis Miller McEnroe Meet the Press \ Dennis Miller McEnroe CNN Anderson Cooper 360 \ Paula Zahn Now \ Larry King Live \ NewsNight/Brown \ Lou Dobbs Tonight Larry King Live NewsNight/Aaron Brown COM Daily \ Joe Dirt (PG-13,’01) › David Spade.Comedy. \ South Pk \ Blue/TV \ Reno 911! \ Daily \ Tough ... \ Chris Rock:Bigger & Blacker \ Daily \ CRT Cops \ Cops \ The Investigators Forensic Forensic Psychic I,Detective Clues Fake Out The Investigators Forensic Forensic CSP ÷ (1:00) House (Live) Prime Time Public Affairs Prime Time Public Affairs CSP2 ÷ (11:00) Senate (Live) Public Affairs Public Affairs ◊ (5:00) CSP3 ÷ (3:00) Current Events Writing About History History Booknotes DIS Sister,Sister \ That’s So Raven \ Hocus Pocus (PG,’93) ›› Bette Midler.Trick-or- treaters meet three witch sisters. \ Lizzie McGuire \ Sister,Sister \ Even Stevens \ Boy Meets World \ The Proud Family \ That’s So Raven \ Kim Possible \ Lizzie McGuire \ DIY Energy Old House \ Weekend Weekend Scrapbook Embellish Jewelry Knitty Gritty Weekend Weekend Scrapbook Embellish Jewelry Knitty Gritty DSC MythBusters :‘‘Exploding Toilet.’’Ice bullets. \ Monster House :‘‘Hero: Firehouse.’’(N) Monster Garage : ‘‘Firetruck Brewery.’’ \ American Chopper (N) Monster House :‘‘Hero: Firehouse.’’ Monster Garage : ‘‘Firetruck Brewery.’’ \ American Chopper : ‘‘Lance Armstrong Bike 2.’’ DSCH Chicago Hope \ Stories of Survival \ Diagnosis:Unknown Wild Makeovers \ Stories of Survival \ Diagnosis:Unknown Wild Makeovers \ E! E! News Political The E! True Hollywood Story \ Fashion Dr.90210 H.Stern H.Stern Saturday Night Live \ The Soup Dr.90210 ESPN ÷ (5:00) SpCtr (Live) \ Monday Night Countdown (Live) \ N World Series of Poker :From Las Vegas.(N) SportsCenter (Live) \ N (12:15) SportsCenter (Live) \ N ESPN2 ÷ (5:30) Pok. NFL Films The Season (N) Kurt Browning’s Gotta Skate (N) Burt Bacharach Tribute on Ice \ World Series of Poker (N) ◊ (2:00) ESPNC NFL Yrbk. \ NFL Yrbk. \ Sports Sports \ Boxing (N) Classic Boxing \ Sports Sports \ ’98 Poker ’99 Poker Classic Boxing \ EWTN Daily Mass:Our Lady Journey Home (Live) Super Saint Rosary Abundant Life The World Over Daily Mass:Our Lady The Journey Home FAM Smallville \ Smallville Backstage \ Gilmore Girls Backstg \ Whose? \ Whose? \ The 700 Club \ Matters \ Matters \ Paid Prog. Paid Prog. FNC Fox Report (Live) \ O’Reilly Factor (Live) \ Hannity,Colmes (Live) \ G.Van Susteren (Live) \ The O’Reilly Factor Special Report Your World W/ Cavuto FOOD Good Eats 30-Minutes Emeril Live (N) Unwrapped Unwrapped Secret Life All-American Iron Chef :Spiny lobsters. Emeril Live Unwrapped Unwrapped FOXM ÷ (5:00) Buddy System Scream of the Wolf (’74) ›› Hoffa (R,’92) ››› Jack Nicholson,Danny DeVito.Biography. Porky’s Revenge (R,’85) › Dan Monahan. FSCH I,Max (N) Sports List America NASCAR \ Best Damn Sports Show (Live) \ Sports List I,Max (N) NASCAR \ Best Damn Sports Show (Live) \ I,Max FX King of the Hill \ King of the Hill \ The Edge (R,’97) ›› Anthony Hopkins,Alec Baldwin.A killer bear stalks rivals stranded in Alaska. Fear Factor \ King of the Hill \ King of the Hill \ Cops \ Cops \ Married/ Children \ Married/ Children \ GALA El Noticiero Chespirito La Jugada Nueva Vision Juntos ... Noticiero Noticiero T. (11:45) Ritmo de Noche GOLF Golf C’tral Golf Channel Academy Live (Live) (7:45) Les’n (8:25) Golf (9:10) Champions Center (9:50) Lsns. Golf C’tral Golf Channel Academy (12:15) Playing Lessons GSN Weakest Link \ Who Wants/Millionaire \ Weakest Link \ Weakest Link \ St.Smarts \ St.Smarts \ Who Wants/Millionaire \ Crowd Crowd HGTV Curb Appeal House Hunters Homes Across Amer. Sensible Chic (N) Decorating Cents Designers’ Challenge Design on a Dime Design on a Dime Debbie Travis Paint \ House Hunters Homes Across Amer. Sensible Chic Decorating Cents Designers’ Challenge HIST Modern Marvels : Forensics:in fiction. \ UFO Files :UFOs over Washington. \ Deep Sea Detectives (N) \ Investigating History \ Tactical to Practical :The Golden Knights.(N) \ UFO Files :UFOs over Washington. \ Deep Sea Detectives \ HMRK Walker,Texas Ranger \ JAG (Part 1 of 2) \ Touched by an Angel \ Touched by an Angel \ M*A*S*H \ M*A*S*H \ M*A*S*H \ M*A*S*H \ Walker,Texas Ranger \ IFC ÷ (5:00) Ulee’s Gold (R,’97) ››› \ Dinner for Five \ Film School \ At the Angelika \ The Very Thought of You (PG-13,’99) ›› \ Dinner for Five \ Film School \ Nadja (R,’94) ››› Elina Lowensohn.She and her brother are exiled vampires in New York. INT Victim Und Balitang Philippines Asia News News Int’l News Korean Music Licensed Tenchi Muyo World \ SBTN News Acr’s China LIFE The Promise (’99) ›› Isabella Hofmann,Tracy Nelson.Woman seeks justice for sister’s death. \ Plain Truth (’04) Mariska Hargitay.A lawyer defends an Amish teenager accused of infanticide. \ How Clean Is \ How Clean Is \ The Nanny \ The Golden Girls \ Providence \ MSNBC Chris Matthews (Live) \ Countdown (Live) Deborah Norville Chris Matthews (Live) \ Chris Matthews \ Countdown The Abrams Report MTV Made Road Rules \ Road Rules \ Road Rules \ Road Rules \ Real World \ One Bad Trip (N) The Real World \ The Real World \ Laguna Beach Room Raiders Room Raiders Room Raiders MTV2 Great Hits Great Hits MTV2 Rock Chemical Ultra S’nd Hip-Hop Show Video Mods Beavis Beavis Beavis Rock Countdown NGEO Reptile Total.Wild Taboo:Possessed (N) Taboo:Evil Spirits Taboo/Altered States (N) Taboo:Possessed Taboo:Evil Spirits Taboo:Altered States NICK Jimmy \ Parents \ Sponge. \ Drake/Josh Full H’se \ Full H’se \ Fr.Prince \ Cosby \ Roseanne \ Roseanne \ Fr.Prince \ Fr.Prince \ The Boss? \ The Boss? \ NOGN Fr.Prince \ Fr.Prince \ Degrassi:Next Gen. Sabrina \ Sabrina \ Degrassi Degrassi Roscoe Clueless \ Daria \ O’Grady Degrassi:Next Gen. OLN Shooting Shooter Killer Instinct Killer Instinct Encounters Outtakes Killer Instinct Killer Instinct Encounters Outtakes OXY Oprah Oprah Kissing Jessica Stein (R,’01) ››› Women Girls/Badly Ellen DeGeneres Show \ Ellen \ Ellen \ Life & Style \ QVC ÷ (5:00) Dessert Beauty PM Style Weekend Projects Weekend Style Cook’s Essentials Meaningful Jewelry SCIFI Stargate SG-1 \ Stargate SG-1 \ Stargate SG-1 \ Stargate SG-1 \ Shadow Realm (’02) ›› Malcolm McDowell,Thora Birch.Four vignettes feature supernatural themes. The Twilight Zone \ The Twilight Zone \ SPK CSI:Crime Scene Investigation \ CSI:Crime Scene Investigation \ WWE RAW :Shawn Michaels vs.Christian.(Live) \ (10:05) MXC MXC World’s Wildest Police Videos \ Blind Date \ Blind Date \ SUN Our House/Kids of Gay and Lesbian Parents \ Unfinished Symphony \ Stoked:The Rise and Fall of Gator (R,’03) ››› \ (9:25) Persons of Interest (’04) ›› \ The Al Franken Show (N) Tell Me Something (R,’99) ››◊ (1:30) TBS Raymond \ Raymond \ Friends \ Friends \ Fam.Guy \ Fam.Guy \ Raymond \ Raymond \ Major League II (PG,’94) › Charlie Sheen. \ Tango & Cash \ ◊ (2:00) TDIS Tarzan \ Rangers \ Super Rbt Digimon Digimon Spider-Man \ Recess \ Family Mouse \ Pumbaa \ Gargoyles \ Gargoyles \ Aladdin \ Hercules \ TCM ÷ (5:30) She Went to the Races (’45) ›› That’s Entertainment! (G,’74) ›››› Clips from 1928-58 MGM musicals. \ That’s Entertainment,Part 2 (G,’76) ››› Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly bridge clips from about 75 movies. (11:45) That’s Entertainment! III ›››◊ (2:00) TLC In a Fix \ Trauma:Life in the ER Body Work (N) Medical Stories Trauma:Life in the ER Body Work Medical Stories TNT Law & Order \ N Law & Order \ N Law & Order \ N Law & Order \ N Without a Trace \ N NYPD Blue \ N NYPD Blue \ N TOON Billy/Mandy Ozzy \ Pokemon \ Yu-Gi-Oh! \ Imaginary Totally Teen Titans Static \ Fam.Guy \ Futurama \ Sealab Inuyasha Closed Lupin/Third TRAV World’s Best \ Vacation Vacation Homes Homes Dreaming Big Vacation Vacation Homes Homes Dreaming Big TRIO ÷ (5:00) Moby:Live \ Deadline \ Peter Allen \ Late Night Letterman Deadline \ Peter Allen \ Late Night Letterman TVL All/Family \ All/Family \ Munsters Green Acre Griffith \ Beaver \ Sanford All/Family \ 3’s Comp. \ 3’s Comp. \ Cheers \ Cheers \ All/Family \ Sanford USA JAG \ Law & Order:Special Victims Unit \ Law & Order:Special Victims Unit \ Law & Order:Special Victims Unit \ Law & Order:Special Victims Unit \ Monk \ Nash Bridges \ VH1 The Surreal Life \ SurreaL \ SurreaL \ SurreaL \ SurreaL \ 30 Years of Hip Hop SurreaL \ Partridge Family Best Week 30 Years of Hip Hop WE Boston Public \ She Knows Too Much (’89) ›› \ Deeply (’00) ›› Lynn Redgrave.Drama. \ McLeod’s Daughters \ Boston Public \ WEA ÷ (5:00) PM Edition \ Storms \ Storms \ Evening Edition \ Storms \ Storms \ Evening Edition PREMIUM CABLE ENC ÷ (5:00) Awakenings (PG- 13,’90) ››› \ Signs (PG-13,’02) ››› Mel Gibson.A man investigates huge circles in his crop fields. \ While You Were Sleeping (PG,’95) ›› Subway clerk falls for comatose man’s brother. \ N (10:45) The Last Boy Scout (R,’91) ›› \ (12:35) Scream HBO ÷ (5:15) Two Weeks Notice (PG-13,’02) ›› \ American Splendor (R,’03) ››› Paul Giamatti. Comic-book writer Harvey Pekar tells his story. \ N (8:45) The Matrix Reloaded (R,’03) ››› Freedom fighters revolt against machines. \ N (11:05) REAL Sports With Bryant Gumbel \ (12:05) Blood Work (R,’02) ›› \ ◊ (2:00) N HBO2 ÷ (5:00) Twin Falls Idaho (R,’99) ››› \ Real Time With Bill Maher \ The Sopranos \ The Wire \ Family Bonds \ The Ring (PG-13,’02) ››› Naomi Watts.A videotape holds deadly consequences for its viewers. \ May ›› \ ◊ (2:05) HBO- FAM (5:45) Animated \ ; The Bad News Bears (PG,’76) ››› \ (7:45) FernGully:The Last Rainforest ››› \ Chairman of the Board (PG-13,’98) ›› \ (10:40) X2:X-Men United (PG-13,’03) ››› Patrick Stewart,Hugh Jackman.A right-wing militarist pursues the mutants. \ MAX ÷ (5:30) Johnny English (PG,’03) ›› \ N The Rundown (PG-13,’03) ››› A bounty hunter must find his boss’son in the Amazon. \ N Trading Places (R,’83) ››› Tycoon brothers switch rich man and poor man,for sport. \ Visions of Passion (’03) \ One Hour Photo SHO ÷ (5:30) The Italian Job (PG-13,’03) ››› \ N Scen.USA Shorts \ Halloween:Resurrection (R,’02) › \ Possessed (’00) ›› Timothy Dalton.A Jesuit priest must exorcise a boy in 1950s St.Louis. \ N Red Shoe Diaries \ Midnight Ride (R,’95) ››◊ (1:35) STRZ Mona Lisa Smile (PG-13,’03) ›› A professor challenges her female students in 1953. N A Man Apart (R,’03) ›› Vin Diesel.A DEA agent searches for his wife’s murderer. \ N XXX (PG-13,’02) ›› Vin Diesel,Asia Argento.A spy tries to stop an anarchist with weapons. \ (12:05) Dirty Pretty Things (R) ››› \ ◊ (1:45) TMC ÷ (5:15) Winter Break (R,’02) › \ Abandon (PG-13,’02) ›› A detective questions a collegian about her missing boyfriend. \ N (8:45) Parents (R,’89) ›› (10:15) Paranoid (’00) ›› Jessica Alba.A model on a weekend getaway falls prey to a villain. \ Hellbound (R,’93) ›◊ (1:35) MONDAY TALK,MOVIES T o see the next 2 weeks of listings now,go to chicagotribune.com/tv . For daytime Monday-Saturday listings,please refer to the Sunday TVWeek. Early Show: 7 a.m.on WBBM-Ch. 2—Breast cancer prevention month; J ohn Travolta;My Favorite Teacher. Today: 7 a.m.on WMAQ-Ch.5— Actress Queen Latifah (‘‘Taxi’’);actor Billy Bob Thornton (‘‘Friday Night Lights’’);author Anna Quindlen. Good Morning America: 7 a.m. on WLS-Ch.7—Actor Robin Williams (‘‘Final Cut’’);Renee Fleming performs. Live With Regis and Kelly: 9 a.m. on WGN-Ch.9—Actress Claire Danes (‘‘Stage Beauty’’);stylist Carson Kressley (‘‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’’);herpetologist Austin Stevens.(N) View: 10 a.m.on WLS-Ch.7— Actress Alyssa Milano;advice for the early stages of pregnancy; celebrity fashion.(N) Montel Williams: 10 a.m.on WCIU- Ch.26—Married women have affairs.(N) 10 a.m.WE The Graduate ★★★★ ’67.Dustin Hoffman.The hilarious escapades of an alienated California youth who is lured into a romance with an older woman but falls in love with her daughter. Wonderful score;director Mike Nichols won an Oscar.‘PG’ 10:30 a.m.HBO2 The Ring ★★★ ’02.Naomi Watts.A videotape holds deadly consequences for its viewers.‘PG-13’ Noon AMC Max Dugan Returns ★★★ ’83.Marsha Mason.Jason Robards is terrific as Mason’s estranged father who drops in with tall tales and plenty of dubious cash.Debut of Matthew Broderick as Mason’s teenage son.‘PG’ Noon USA Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ★★★ ’89. Harrison Ford,Sean Connery.Jones and his father race Nazis to the Holy Grail.‘PG-13’ For Comcast SportsNet Chicago listings, please see the Sports section. Those listings also will appear in the daily TV grids on this page beginning Oct. 11. Comcast SportsNet listings By Sid Smith Tribune arts critic Since his assassination while campaigning for president in 1968, Robert Kennedy has been the subject of any number of stirring documentaries, testaments all to his complex, moving, befuddling and ultimately heartbreaking status as 20th Century public figure. Few politicians in American history rival him as tragic hero, although, of course, his own brother is one of them. “RFK” ( 9 p.m. Monday, WTTW-Ch. 11 ), a new biography by director David Grubin for PBS’s “American Experience,” reinvokes the images and emotions that made him so beloved by some and touches on some shortcomings often cited by his detractors. Some have already accused the film of whitewashing Kennedy’s contradictions and unpleasant side. In fact, the film does bring out, however briefly, RFK’s flaws, sometimes with new insight. But it concludes, as all RFK studies do, as an inspiring elegy, Kennedy’s last days a bittersweet composite of both the uplifting and unfathomable elements of our freedom. His storyis a guaranteed weeper. One thread explored with more complexity here than in earlier films is Kennedy’s slow, initially uncertain embrace of civil rights and the plight of African-Americans. When the freedom riders first took to challenging segregated buses in Alabama during JFK’s presidency, RFK, though sympathetic, worried more about the political implications than social justice. But his brother’s assassination and his own experiences fighting poverty in New York as that state’s U.S. senator revolutionized his thinking. He calmed and comforted a crowd ina black neighborhood in Indianapolis the night King was assassinated, and, despite riots elsewhere, there were none there that night. In the end, his black supporters were the most enthusiastic and the most crucial to his campaign, abruptly ended by a gunman’s bullet in an L.A. hotel after the California primary. Talk of a JFK assassination plot or Marilyn Monroe isn’t included, tabloid matters, maybe, but ones the documentary ought to at least address. The film does cover Kennedy’s early, dubious loyalty to red-baiting Joseph McCarthy and his prickly, complicated relationship with Lyndon Johnson. And its final images, of RFK’s rock star celebrity followed by that unforgettable, cross-country railroad cortege, remain as powerful as ever. After JFK’s death, Jacqueline Kennedy turned RFK on to Aeschylus, and the Greek tragedian became an ongoing comfort, a theme the film explores beautifully with liberal quotations, none of them more telling of the RFK mystique than “in agony, we learn wisdom.” CHANNEL SURFING ‘RFK’ invokes flaws, inspiration, tragedy AP file photo Sen. Robert F. Kennedy campaigns in California.

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