‘The Long Road Home’ tops the week’s TV choices (videos)

November 5, 2017 GMT

‘The Long Road Home’ tops the week’s TV choices (videos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Among the top viewing choices for the week are two documentaries and a docudrama. “The Long Road Home,” the docudrama, is one of the finest programs yet fielded in the still-young 2017-18 television season:

“Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge” (9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, HBO): Alex Gibney and Blair Foster are the directors behind this two-part, four-hour documentary chronicling the 50-year history of Rolling Stone magazine (the second part premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7). Narrated by Jeff Daniels, the film features performance footage of, among others, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, the Sex Pistols, Bruce Springsteen, Ice-T and the Clash.

“The Long Road Home” (9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, National Geographic Channel): Jason Ritter, Jeremy Sisto, Michael Kelly, Sarah Wayne Callies, Kate Bosworth and Darious Homayoun are among the stars in this compelling, suspenseful and incredibly moving eight-part adaptation of ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz’s nonfiction book about the April 2004 ambush of an isolated peacekeeping platoon from the 1st Cavalry Division in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. Eight Americans died in the attack and more than 65 were seriously wounded. It is a stunning study of sacrifice and service, heroism and humanity, duty and determination. Although at times incredibly difficult to watch, this will emerge as one of the most distinguished and riveting programming efforts of the season.

“30 for 30: Nature Boy” (10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, ESPN): The latest “30 for 30″ effort climbs into the documentary ring and puts the spotlight on wrestling superstar Ric Flair.