TV WORTH WATCHING 
ACE IN THE HOLE 
TCM, 8 p.m. ET; 5/17/2013 
This 1951 movie about opportunistic reporters reacting to an ongoing mining-disaster cave-in is more than 50 years old now. Regardless, its dissection and criticism of the mass media is so dead-on, and still so astoundingly applicable, it could almost be an extended segment from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Kirk Douglas stars as a reporter who will do almost anything to get the story – and to insert himself deeply into it. Jan Sterling co-stars.
-David Bianculli

TV WORTH WATCHING

ACE IN THE HOLE

TCM, 8 p.m. ET; 5/17/2013 

This 1951 movie about opportunistic reporters reacting to an ongoing mining-disaster cave-in is more than 50 years old now. Regardless, its dissection and criticism of the mass media is so dead-on, and still so astoundingly applicable, it could almost be an extended segment from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Kirk Douglas stars as a reporter who will do almost anything to get the story – and to insert himself deeply into it. Jan Sterling co-stars.

-David Bianculli