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ERIC CLAPTON: THE ROBERT JOHNSON SESSIONS
1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23
AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, Broadcast Ch. 2)

When you get a chance to catch “Slowhand” Clapton, perhaps the best living guitar player, paying tribute to one of the men he calls great — a guitar player who profoundly shaped his methods and music — you probably shouldn’t miss it. Here, Clapton jams his way through a long set of the music of Robert Johnson, the legendary blues musician who supposedly sold his soul to the devil at a lonely crossroads in exchange for his skill, then later died an untimely death in Depression-era Mississippi, poisoned by a jealous husband. With Clapton weaving his own take on Johnson classics like “Hellhound on My Trail,” “Crossroads Blues” and “Come on in My Kitchen,” it’s sure to be a concert to remember.

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MONSTER MARATHON
7 p.m. Sunday, October 23
Turner Classic Movies (Comcast Ch. 30)

While most guys (and even a few girls) will tell you they’re all about watching some Three Stooges, the comedy team of Abbott and Costello has been mostly left in the Stooges’ long shadow. While Bud (skinny) and Lou (fat) are surely an acquired taste, they’re also hilariously funny. That said, some of their funniest bits were done in service of a series of “Abbott and Costello Meet…” films of the 1940s and ’50s, in which the duo bumps into various Universal Pictures monsters. The triple feature oncludes their meeting with the Invisible Man (1951), Frankenstein’s monster (1948) and the Mummy (1955).

CUBA: WILD ISLAND OF THE CARIBBEAN
7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23
AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, Broadcast Ch. 2)

While most people think of either cigars or Cold War politics when they hear the word Cuba, the island nation to our south is actually a repository of something much more valuable than fine stogies and holdout Commies: unspoiled natural beauty. With the personal consent of Fidel Castro, PBS video crews go into the wilds of Cuba to seek out some of the most beautiful flora and fauna in the world, including the rare, iridescent jewel ant, the impossibly speedy bee hummingbird, and the largest flock of wild flamingoes in the Caribbean.

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