VH1 recounts music that 'reshaped world'

October 04, 2004

Monday, Oct. 4

9 p.m. on PBS

"American Experience"

Robert F. Kennedy came of age in the shadow of his older brother, and gained a reputation as "ruthless" in his support of the family's ambitions for John F. Kennedy. But after President Kennedy was assassinated, Robert underwent a lengthy period of mourning that left him better able to "identify with the suffering of others."

9 p.m. on Lifetime

"Plain Truth"

When an Amish teenager is accused of killing her newborn child, the lawyer called on to defend her must contend with a close-knit community as well as the prosecutors. Alison Pill and Mariska Hargitay star in this new movie.

10 p.m. on VH1

"30 Years of Hip-Hop"

The history of the music that "reshaped the world" is retraced in this five-part documentary, starting with its "humble beginnings" in the South Bronx of the 1970s. Continues at the same time Tuesday.

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