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Tuesday: Watch the saffron flags fly in Antonio Ferrera and Albert Maysles' film about Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "The Gates." Plus: What did you think of "A Raisin in the Sun" on Monday?

By Salon Staff
Published February 26, 2008 11:00AM (EST)

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Wolfgang Volz © Christo and Jeanne-Claude 2005

In 1979 French artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude first proposed an enormous public art installation in New York's Central Park called "The Gates." The project would cost $5 million, paid for entirely by the artists, yet their proposal was met with doubt and disdain. Why would they want to put 7,503 bright orange flags in the park? Why not spend the money on those in need? Sticking by their vision passionately for 26 years, the couple finally succeeded in making "The Gates" a reality when Mayor Bloomberg approved the project. Filmmakers Antonio Ferrera and Albert Maysles present a quirky exploration of the artists' quest and the public's reaction in "The Gates" (10 p.m. EST on HBO), ending with a truly breathtaking tour of a sea of orange flags floating in the wind in Central Park.


Find out more about time travel on "The Universe" (9 p.m. EST on History) or travel to Pakistan to battle the Taliban on "Frontline/World" (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings). Then, a virus is gunning for the townsfolk of "Jericho" (10 p.m. EST on CBS), while 20-somethings mumble and fumble their way toward happiness on the new drama "Quarterlife" (premieres at 10 p.m. EST on NBC). Meanwhile, five-part series "Primetime: What Would You Do" (10 p.m. EST on ABC) forces people on the street to make important decisions as the cameras roll.

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