What to Watch on Saturday: Fred Rogers ‘Neighbor’ doc, Victoria Gotti Lifetime movie


Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (8 p.m., PBS / UNC-TV) - This critically acclaimed documentary was a huge hit in theaters in 2018 and now you can see it on TV. The film tells the story of Fred Rogers, the soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, writer and producer of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which aired on PBS for more than 30 years.

Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter (8 p.m., Lifetime) - Executive produced by Victoria Gotti herself, this original Lifetime movie goes deep into the world of what it was really like to grow up as the daughter of mob boss John Gotti. Sharing never-before-revealed stories about her life, Victoria (Chelsea Frei) tells of a sensitive child growing up with a beloved father (Maurice Benard) she worried about constantly; the tragedy of her younger brother’s death; and her turbulent romance, forbidden by her father, with the man who later became her husband.

The Story of Us (8 p.m., Hallmark) - In tonight’s Hallmark movie, the owner of a bookstore butts heads with an architect who plans to renovate the neighborhood.

Seduced by Evil (8 p.m., Oxygen) - This new true crime special looks at the story of con man Derek Alldred, a criminal mastermind who preyed on more than two dozen unsuspecting women and defrauded them of thousands of dollars.

Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m., NBC) - Halsey does double duty hosting and performing as musical guest.

ACL Presents: Americana 17th Annual Honors (Midnight, PBS / UNC-TV) - Highlights from the Americana Music Awards presentation from the Americana Music Festival in Nashville.

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Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 20 years. She writes about TV and local media for the Happiness is a Warm TV blog, and answers CuriousNC questions for readers.