TV critic's picks: Friday-Sunday

  • Article by: NEAL JUSTIN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 15, 2012 - 2:46 PM

Salute to Whitney Houston; Ken Burns' "The Dust Bowl"

Belting it out

Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Yolanda Adams are among the singers with huge voices paying their respects in "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston" (9 p.m. Friday, WCCO, Ch. 4). Both tissues and earplugs are highly recommended.


Minnesota potters Warren MacKenzie and Jeff Oestreich, who are profiled in "Craft in America" (noon Sunday, KTCA, Ch. 2; 5 p.m. Sunday, KTCI, Ch. 17), prove that you don't need Whoopi Goldberg's help or "Unchained Melody" to be playing in the background to create great works of art.

Eat my dust

"The Dust Bowl" (7 p.m. Sunday, KTCA, Ch. 2) gets the Ken Burns treatment in this highly educational four-hour documentary that shows one of America's greatest climatic challenges was a manmade disaster. The footage and testimonials are harrowing. The movie concludes at 7 p.m. Monday.

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

The inspirational story of how Mary Johnson went out of her way to befriend Minneapolis teeanger Oshea Israel after he killed her only son got significant play in a 2010 story in the Star Tribune. Now the tale is part of "I Forgive You" (8 p.m. Sunday, GMC), a new reality series about the power of mending fences.


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