TV highlights: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on HBO


ROCK N ROLL: Musicians Joan Jett (L) and Nirvana's Krist Novoselic perform onstage at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. (Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
May 30, 2014

Held last month at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, this year’s “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” (HBO at 8 p.m.) gives viewers a front-row seat to the ceremony that honored inductees Nirvana, the E Street Band, Hall & Oates, Linda Ronstadt, Cat Stevens (a.k.a. Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Kiss and more. The annual concert featured Joan Jett, Lorde, Kim Gordon and St. Vincent performing with the remaining members of Nirvana.

In what may be the most glorious hour of television to date, “Mariah Carey: At Home in Concert With Matt Lauer” (NBC at 8) has the butterfly-obsessed songstress performing at her insanely blinged-out crib and sitting down with Matt Lauer. What could possibly be better on a Saturday night?

Sunday talk shows: “Platts Energy Week” (WUSA at 8 a.m.) interviews Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.); “BioCentury This Week” (WUSA at 8:30) features Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.); “Fox News Sunday” (Fox at 9) hosts Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus; “White House Chronicle” (WETA at 9) has TV and film producer Matthew Harrison; “State of the Union” (CNN at 9) features national security adviser Susan Rice; “This Week” (ABC at 10) also features Rice.

“Newsmakers” (C-SPAN at 10) talks to Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.); “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” (Fox News Channel at 10) hosts Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.); “This Is America & the World” (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 6 p.m.) talks to Japanese education minister Hakubun Shimomura; “Meet the Press” (NBC at 10:30) has former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I); “Face the Nation” (CBS at 10:30) talks to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Sunday night, “Enlisted” (Fox at 7 p.m.) returns to burn off its last four episodes in a new time slot.

“Game of Thrones” (HBO at 9) has unexpected visitors in Mole’s Town and a decision on Tyrion’s fate.

SERIES PREMIERE: Reviewed by TV critic Hank Stuever on Page C1, the drama series “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC at 10) captures the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, during which an unlikely trio – a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy – take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it.

Rachel Lubitz

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