Mary Tyler Moore will be honored with the Life Achievement Award at tonight’s Screen Actors


Mary Tyler Moore will be honored with the Life Achievement Award at tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony (8 p.m., TNT). Her TV career, of course, is marked by starring roles in two of the greatest sitcoms of all time, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1961-66) and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1970-77). But Moore has also had her share of television turkeys — take these five:

v “Mary” (1978): After “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” ended its run, CBS gave Moore this short-lived comedy-variety hour in the “Carol Burnett” vein. The ensemble cast included a young comedian named David Letterman.

v “The Mary Tyler Moore Hour” (1979): Another failed attempt at a comedy- variety show. This time, the ensemble cast included Michael Keaton.

v “Mary” (1985-86): Moore’s return to sitcoms also marked a return to a newsroom, of sorts: She starred as a consumer columnist for a Chicago tabloid.

v “Annie McGuire” (1988): In this sitcom, Moore played a Manhattan government bureaucrat recently married to an engineer (Denis Arndt). Both had children from previous marriages. “The Brady Bunch” it wasn’t.

v “New York News” (1995): Back to the newsroom for the third time: This show was a drama, and Moore was finally the boss — playing a Lou Grant-ish editor of a struggling tabloid.

“BIG HITS, BROKEN DREAMS” (8 p.m., Cnn): As the Super Bowl approaches, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the growing concern over football-related concussions and brain injuries in this revealing documentary. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, spent the 2011 season with a Greenville, N.C., high school team still shaken by the 2008 death of a star running back who had suffered repeated concussion injuries. The program explores what happens to the brain under concussive conditions, and what parents, coaches and athletes need to know in order to protect themselves.

“Screen actors guild awards" (8 p.m., TBS and TNT): Another week, another awards show. This time it’s the “18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards,” during which TV and movie stars celebrate their own. Being honored for lifetime achievement is Mary Tyler Moore.

“Luck” (9 p.m., hbo): A stellar cast led by Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte headline “Luck,” a gritty new drama series that examines the world of horse racing. Will it break into the winner’s circle, or stumble out of the gate?

Tv Listings: B8

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French film festival at Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.

Westminster College will host a free French film festival on consecutive Tuesdays, Jan. 31 through Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.

Up first is “Paris,” directed by Cedric Klapisch.

Additional films are: “Coco Avant Chanel” (Coco before Chanel), Feb. 7; “Le fils de l’ picier “(The Grocer’s Son), Feb. 14; “Des Hommes et des Dieux” (Of Gods and Men), Feb. 21; and “Entre les Murs” (The Class), Feb. 28.

For more information on the festival, visit westminster.edu/frenchfilm.

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