The write stuff
In-depth reporting captures print’s most influential publisher, but “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People” could have relied less on historians and more on modern-day journalists who have benefited from the subject matter’s vision. At least viewers get Liev Schreiber, who portrayed former Boston Globe editor Marty Baron in “Spotlight,” slipping into a thick Hungarian accent to mimic Pulitzer’s voice.
8 p.m. Friday, TPT, Ch. 2
“Chasing Life With Dr. Sanjay Gupta” finds the longtime CNN correspondent searching for a scientific version of the fountain of youth, a quest that takes him to Japan, India, Italy and other countries. Gupta may not be as charismatic as Anthony Bourdain, but he’s game for just about anything, including a bath in scalding hot water.
8 p.m. Saturday, CNN
The final season of the Emmy-winning “Game of Thrones” consists of just six episodes, but expect each one to be as fiery as dragon’s breath. For our stab at figuring out who will come out victorious, see Sunday’s Variety section.
8 p.m. Sunday, HBO
Turns out “Les Miserables” can break your heart without Fantine singing “I Dreamed a Dream.” For this nonmusical, six-hour miniseries, writer Andrew Davies manages to accomplish the same feat he did with 2016’s “War & Peace,” shedding much of Victor Hugo’s exposition, but leaving his all-star cast, led by Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins, with plenty to cry about.
8 p.m. Sunday, TPT, Ch. 2