Tonight, Charlie Chaplin will be part of the 'Make Em Laugh' series on PBS. Check your listings for times and dates. The program has been replaying on the weekends.
Update: The last two hours of this series is next week.
Program notes: One of the people on the program to talk about Chaplin was Jeffery Vance. To talk about Buster Keaton, was Patricia Eliot Tobias.
Follow up note: All the series has been shown now. In general, I do wish they didn't just make fun of Ken Burns in the beginning and learned from him about organizing a program. I know they said they wanted to be different, but the program came across as not knowing what direction they wanted to go.
With all the information they had, I felt it wasn't well organized. There are many examples, but for one to keep jumping back to someone they talked about before, broke the flow of the program, when you like to hear more about someone else. And last night, for the host to be talking about himself, didn't have the right feel. There is much more, but I will leave that there...
While some people may have enjoyed this series, I can't say I will be wanting to watch this program in the future. Maybe a case where the comics are great at what they do, but leave the documentary work to who is great at doing documentary work.