"Frontline" reviews President Obama's first four years tonight.

Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press

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  • Article by: By NEAL JUSTIN
  • Star Tribune
  • January 14, 2013 - 6:09 PM
Blazing the trail

Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Joan Rivers are among the "funny ladies" who talk about their influential careers for "Pioneers of Television" (7 p.m., KTCA, Ch. 2), a must-see series for anyone with even a passing interest in the early days of the small screen.

All in the family

Michael Westmore, makeup artist for the TV version of "Star Trek," will serve as a contestant mentor for the fourth season of "Face Off" (8 p.m., Syfy), the addictive series that searches for America's most inventive special-effects artist. The gig also provides the behind-the-scenes legend some family time. The host of the series is none other than his daughter, McKenzie Westmore.

All the president's men

"Frontline" (9 p.m., KTCA, Ch. 2) assigns its meticulous reporting team to review President Obama's first four years in office. Aide David Axelrod, Republican consultant Frank Luntz and former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel are among the talking heads.


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