TV picks for June 9:  Robert De Niro, Sr., "Brazil With Michael Palin,” "Murder in the First”

  • Updated: June 8, 2014 - 2:00 PM
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Taye Diggs in TNT’s “Murder in the First.”

Father and son

The star of “Raging Bull” and “Taxi Driver” isn’t known for showing his emotional vulnerability in his personal life, but he does an admirable job of letting it all out in “Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr.,” a surprisingly honest documentary about his father, the late visual artist whose work was displayed beside the likes of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko before personal problems and changing trends made him nearly obsolete. 8 p.m. HBO

Blame it on Rio

While you’re boning up on your international soccer in preparation for the World Cup, take a moment this week to explore the host country with the help of a delightful tour guide. “Brazil With Michael Palin,” which airs in prime time all this week, has the Monty Python comic show you the sights of one our most colorful lands. 9 p.m. TPT, Ch. 2

Order in the court

Steven Bochco tried to tackle a season-long court case in “Murder One,” a 1995 noble failure. Maybe the second time’s a charm. Bochco’s latest is “Murder in the First,” which follows the same formula. The cast includes Taye Diggs, Kathleen Robertson, Richard Schiff, James Cromwell and St. Paul native Ian Anthony Dale. 9 p.m. TNT

Neal Justin

 

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