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All this month, Decades presents an array of made-for-TV movies.

From creating fiction to dramatizing fact, the made-for-TV movie has been a staple on television since the 1960s.

Today we feature made-for-TV movies based on real-world situations, including Evil in Clear River, in which a concerned mother confronts the racist mayor of a small community.

Today's Theme: Made-for-TV Movies

The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show

Today’s guests on The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show include: The Temptations, Floyd Patterson, Rene Levand and Janet Blair.
05:00PM | 11:00PM
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Through the Decades - November 17

Through the Decades looks back at the stories and icons of the 1990s.
07:00AM | 07:00PM | 10:00PM
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Feature Film: Jackie’s Back (1999)

Jenifer Lewis stars as a ‘70s pop diva planning her comeback with the help of her interviewer, played by Tim Curry. Robert Townsend directs this mockumentary, which includes cameos from Whoopi Goldberg, Diahann Carroll, Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli and Chris Rock.
08:00AM
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Feature Film: Chance of a Lifetime (1991)

A woman with only six months to live breaks free from her workaholic schedule to live life to the fullest. Betty White and Leslie Nielsen star.
10:00AM
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Feature Film: Darkness Before Dawn (1993)

Meredith Baxter plays a single mother who is haunted by her childhood and turns to drugs. Stephen Lang plays her husband struggling to overcome his addition as well.
12:00PM
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Feature Film: Evil in Clear River (1988)

A mother confronts a respected but racist high school teacher who is also the mayor of a small Canadian community. Lindsay Wagner and Randy Quaid star.
02:00PM
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Quizzes

Can you guess the year by its slang words?

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Which guests appeared more often on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'?

The Ed Sullivan Show ran for a whopping 23 years, introducing countless acts to Americans ... more

Can you complete the names of these 1970s one-hit wonders?

Ready to test your '70s pop music IQ?  There's no better way than mining your memory ... more
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