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Screen Gems: TV the week of October 17

Kimjongilia (8 p.m. Sunday, Documentary Channel) -- An extraordinary documentary about the
Kimjongilia government-manufactured cult of personality for weird but murderous North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, and what happens to people who don't want to join. The title, by the way, is the name of a hybrid red begonia created by North Korean horticulturists to celebrate the big guy's 46th birthday in 1988.

I Am Alive: Surviving The Andes Plane Crash (9 p.m. Wednesday, History Channel) -- How lucky were those Chilean miners to emerge intact from that cave-in site last week? Get a clue from this documentary about the 1972 crash of an airliner in the mountains on the border between Chile and Argentina, after which the survivors had to eat the dead.

Growing the Big One (9 p.m. Saturday, Hallmark Channel)-- Shannen Doherty plays a farmer. And the mind reels with potential punch lines.

Let me program your TiVo! Just click on my best bets for the week at www.tivo.com/guruguide.


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