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Screen Gems: TV the week of October 4

Outrage (9 p.m. Monday, HBO) -- This documentary on closeted gay politicians -- which offers hearsay and Crist innuendo but little evidence to target Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, among others -- had a brief, low-profile run in South Florida movie theaters last spring. Watch it, and draw your own conclusions.

Inventing LA: The Chandlers and their Times (9 p.m. Monday, WPBT-PBS 2) -- When the Chandler family took over The Los Angeles Times in 1917, its leaders foresaw that the newspaper would build the city into ``America's Great White Spot'' -- as this documentary says, ``a center of commerce free of crime, communism and, by implication, non-white races.'' If you've been to Southern California recently, you know things didn't quite work out that way.

Man Shops Globe (10 p.m. Wednesday, Sundance) -- If you've ever wondered where Anthropologie -- the retail chain whose inventory resembles an upscale global rummage sale -- comes up with all that stuff, here's your answer: an eight-part documentary series that follows store buyer Keith Johnson as he seeks exotic goods in places like Tunisia and Turkey.

The Power of the Poor with Hernando de Soto (10 p.m. Thursday, WPBT-PBS 2) -- What creates poverty, argues Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto in this challenging documentary, is not capitalism or culture but laws that, in the guise of protecting the public, lock the poor out of the economy.

Note: Days and times for PBS shows are for the Miami area, and may differ elsewhere.

Let Miami Herald TV critic Glenn Garvin program your TiVo! Just click on his best bets for the week at www.tivo.com/guruguide.


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