TV highlights: ‘Newsroom’ season finale


“The Newsroom” (Melissa Moseley /HBO)
September 12, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Inspired by a true story, original movie “Sins of the Preacher” (Lifetime at 8) is about a mother who doesn’t believe that her daughter committed suicide; she thinks the husband, a beloved pastor, is the culprit.

Saturday night, new millennial channel Pivot debuts two new shows: docu-talk show “Raising McCain” (at 10), hosted by John McCain’s daughter, Meghan, followed by “Jersey Strong” (at 10:30), a docu-series about families from Newark, N.J.

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 7:30 a.m.) interviews Cyprus’s energy minister George Lakkotrypis and George Mason University’s Richard Faulk; “This Week in Defense News” (WUSA at 8) has Britain Defense Acquisition Chief Philip Dunne and Adm. Sir George Zambellas; “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Vitae Pharmaceuticals’s Jeffrey Hatfield; “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) and Tom Price (R-Ga.); “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has the Eisenhower Group’s Susan Eisenhower, political analyst Charles Ellison, Sirius XM’s Joe Madison and SmartPower’s Brian Keane; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Adam Schiff (D-Calif.); “This Week” (ABC at 10) features President Obama.

“Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) goes to Oman and talks to His Excellency Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah and Her Excellency Hunaina Al Mughairy; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.); “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.); “MediaBuzz” (Fox News Channel at 11) hosts the Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik, The Post’s Dana Milbank, the Washington Times’s John Sullivan and others; “Bloomberg Government’s Capitol Gains” (WUSA at 11:30) has Donald Trump, former Treasury secretary Henry Paulson, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Judd Gregg and Bloomberg’s Al Bjerga.

Sunday night, Disney Channel has big hopes for “Liv & Maddie” (at 8), a comedy starring newcomer Dove Cameron in a dual role as 15-year-old twin sisters living in Wisconsin: Maddie, a hometown basketball star, and Liv, a Hollywood actress moving back home.

The 2014 Miss America Competition (ABC at 9), hosted by Lara Spencer and Chris Harrison, heads back to Atlantic City, where the pageant started in 1921.

“The Newsroom” (HBO at 10) wraps up Season 2 with no official word on a third, though Jeff Daniels tweeted that it’s a go; meanwhile, the staff stays busy on election night.

Following a family-owned moving company in Brooklyn, “The Great Santini Brothers” (History at 10) starts dramatically when someone almost drops a piano.

— Emily Yahr

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