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Sunday, April 10, 2016

DVR Alert

If you're in the St. Louis area, set your DVR to record "An Honest Liar" on KETC-TV-9 at 10pm CT.

It's a wonderful documentary about the life of James "The Amazing" Randi, whose work I've written about often. It includes his earliest days as a magician, his years as a Houdini-like escape artist, and many of his TV appearances, including his legendary debunking of faith healer Peter Popoff on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show." It also examines his decades running the James Randi Educational Foundation. Its final portion delves into a personal matter that Randi wasn't particularly happy about having included in the movie -- but acquiesced because of the way directors Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein handled it.

If you miss "An Honest Liar" on PBS, it's currently streaming on Netflix and Amazon Video.