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HBO’s riveting Welcome To Chechnya arrives right on time

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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, June 30. All times are Eastern.


Top pick

Welcome To Chechnya (Netflix, 10 p.m., documentary special premiere): “With his documentaries How To Survive A Plague and The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson, journalist David France has delivered some of the most vital and revealing reporting about the highs and lows of recent American LGBTQ+ history. But he’s never directed a movie quite like Welcome To Chechnya. In those earlier films, France made events from decades past feel newly relevant by thoughtfully compiling archival material. This time, France and his team rely mainly on footage shot just a few years ago, mostly in and around Russia’s Chechen Republic, where a network of underground activists have worked to sneak desperate people out of the country to spare them from torture, rape, and murder at the hands of the virulently homophobic local authorities.” Click here to read the rest of Noel Murray’s pre-air review. 

Regular coverage

The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access): Binge coverage continues

Wild card

And She Could Be Next: Part Two (PBS, 9 p.m.): PBS’s POV began airing its first miniseries, this two-part look at six women of color running for office in 2018, last night. It wraps up this evening and is well worth your time. Directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia and executive-produced by Ava DuVernay, And She Could Be Next follows Stacey Abrams (Georgia), Bushra Amiwala (Skokie, Illinois), Maria Elena Durazo (Los Angeles), Veronica Escobar (El Paso, Texas), Lucy McBath (Atlanta), Rashida Tlaib (Detroit) and Nse Ufot (executive director of the New Georgia Project).

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