The Documentary Is In — And Enjoying — An 'Undeniable Golden Age'

Here's what's up with docs: They're doing great at the box office. At last month's Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House broke the festival's documentary sales record: reportedly $10 million to Netflix . The film follows the 2018 campaigns of four female congressional candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Biographical documentaries have recently grown in popularity, along with budgets and profits. That impresses producer Sheila Nevins, who ran HBO Documentary Films for 36...

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Jackson, TN – Bus terminals are fast becoming a thing of the past, but in Jackson, Tennessee, the historic landmark is still bustling.

Memphis, TN – Captain Dale Meanley Lozier and her brother Jerry Meanley reminisce about their father's boat building days.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

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This week, the governor of Connecticut proposed a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. Several cities have already enacted such soda taxes to raise money and fight obesity. And there's new evidence suggesting that these taxes do work — although sometimes not as well as hoped.

Two new accusers have come forward against R. Kelly, claiming that the embattled singer sought to have sex with them when they were minors, more than two decades ago. At a news conference Thursday in New York City, Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff related the story of a traumatic encounter that allegedly occurred after one of Kelly's performances in the mid-1990s.

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An Israeli spacecraft blasted off this evening, aiming to land on the moon. And if the mission is successful, it would make Israel the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the lunar surface – after the U.S., the former Soviet Union and China.

Roger Stone apologized to Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is presiding over his case, after criticizing her on Instagram. In court Thursday, Stone will learn what Jackson makes of his actions.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

Tennessee Considers Mandating Locking Caps On Powerful Prescription Drugs

Hear the radio version of this story. Some prescription drugs in Tennessee may soon have to be dispensed in a lockable bottle. Backers of the proposal, including parents of people killed due to opioid overdoses, said it would prevent teens of getting hooked on opioids.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Traveling Arkansas: ‘Forrest Gump’ at the Little Rock Ron Robinson Theater

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of January 18!

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