Six More Officers Indicted For Roles In Botched Harding Street Raid (Jan. 27, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Wednesday’s show: Inside the latest charges against HPD officers for a deadly 2019 drug raid, lessons from the Holocaust for the present day, our weekly political roundup, and celebrating 50 years of Masterpiece. On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Six more officers have been indicted — including one for murder — in connection with the botched Harding Street raid in 2019 that led to the deaths of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas. And today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Also this hour: We discuss the first week of the Biden administration, developments at the Texas Legislature and other news in our weekly political roundup. Subscribe to Today in Houston Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.houstonpublicmedia.org
'Downton Abbey' takes box office crown over 'Ad Astra' and 'Rambo'
Nick Briggs/Carnival Film and TV/Masterpiece/PBSA group of British aristocrats beat out Brad Pitt as an astronaut and John Rambo at the box office this weekend. "Downton Abbey," the film adaptation of the popular British period TV drama, won the weekend with an estimated $31 million opening in North America. 20th Century Fox's "Ad Astra" took second place at the box office this weekend. The domestic box office is still down roughly 5% from last year, but could gain some ground in the coming weeks. Warner Bros.' "Joker," a gritty take on the Batman villain starring Joaquin Phoenix, could break box office records when it opens in two weeks.
'Downton Abbey' reopens its doors in royal fashion
Nick Briggs/Carnival Film and TV/Masterpiece/PBS(CNN) - "Downton Abbey" reopens its grand doors, in a movie where half the battle -- and much of the thrill -- hinges on merely reassembling the enormous cast. After six seasons that yielded the kind of ratings PBS seldom sees, "Downton" closed its run in 2016, with happy endings all around. It's easy to argue that this trip back was unnecessary, a description that applies to many a revival and reboot. Ultimately, though, it's another satisfying chapter, demonstrating that enough still glitters around "Downton Abbey" to make it worth seeing for anyone who loved the show, eventually, if not sooner. "Downton Abbey" premieres Sept. 20 in the US.
'Descendants' Star Thomas Doherty Debuts 'Masterpiece' Single -- Watch the Music
Descendants star Thomas Doherty is showing off his pipes with a new song. The 24-year-old actor and singer, who plays Captain Hook's son Harry in the Disney TV movie franchise, debuts "Masterpiece," an original song from the upcoming dance movie he also headlines, High Strung Free Dance. ET exclusively premieres the romantic, ballet-heavy music video for "Masterpiece," featuring dance choreography by Tyce Diorio and scenes from the movie. High Strung Free Dance hits theaters Friday, Oct. 11. RELATED CONTENT:Dove Cameron Says Working With Boyfriend Thomas Doherty Is the Best (Exclusive)'Descendants' Stars Share Heartfelt Messages and Behind-the-Scenes Pics of Cameron Boyce Ahead of Final FilmKenny Ortega Talks Cameron Boyce's Legacy and the Future of 'The Descendants' (Exclusive)