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How’s this for a dorky post:


Only problem is … I don’t have HBO. What’s a dork to do?

Never fear, free cable is here! According to a commercial I so luckily caught while watching MSNBC last night, RCN customers in NYC will be treated to free cable March 20th through the 22nd, which includes the first three episodes of the what is sure to be epic John Adams mini-series, starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. The 7-part series is based on the spellbinding Pulitzer Prize winning book by David McCullough, where the author took a historically vain and overly verbose historical side note and made it into a compelling and emotionally connected story.

Watch the preview with commentary from McCullough, Linney, Giamatti and producer Tom Hanks here:

UPDATE: RCN is running a special right now for a free month-long trial! Just ring them up to gain access to all seven premium HBO channels.


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If you can use (or stand) a night in, tune that dial to PBS tomorrow to watch the New York Philharmonic’s historic performance in North Korea. Over 14,000 people attended the performance in N. Korea, and the Phil stipulated that they would only play if the concert were broadcast nationwide for the enjoyment of the Korean people (on one of their only 3 channels!).

Interspersed throughout the program, journalistic footage provides riveting commentary on North Korea’s history and culture and unprecedented glimpses into daily life. The music moves the soul, but these vignettes enthrall.

The concert was broadcast on NYC’s channel Thirteen/WNET last evening, but it will be shown on other PBS stations tomorrow night (Thursday, Feb. 28). Better yet, watch it online. Check you local listings for time and channel data.

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