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Inflatable L-5 observation planes were used to set up dummy airfields, enabling the “Ghost Army” to simulate an Army division.

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TV picks for May 21: 'Ghost Army,' 'Dancing With the Stars'

  • May 20, 2013 - 3:31 PM

Fashion stars

“The Ghost Army” (7 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2) tells the tale of American GIs who had a flair for fashion and patriotism. Rick Beyer’s new documentary looks at a group who tricked the enemy in World War II with rubber tanks, sound effects and great illusions. Cool. Now if they could only do something with my wardrobe.

Sitting this dance out

“Dancing With the Stars” (8 p.m., KSTP, Ch. 5) wraps up the season, and I’m proud to say that I’m not familiar with any of the four finalists. ABC will save some of us some misery next season by airing only one night of “Dancing” a week.

Don’t go in the water

In “Man-Eating Super Squid” (8 p.m., Animal Planet), sailors and fishermen recount tales so frightening and vivid that you may start believing that the kraken actually exist. Guess who’s not having seafood tonight.

Neal Justin

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