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La Trois

La Trois – Three – is a Belgian national television channel and operated by the French-language public-service broadcasting organization RTBF. It was launched on 30 November 2007 and distributed via digital terrestrial television, cable, IPTV. For a few years La Trois was broadcast from the Tournai transmitter on channel 60 in the UHF PAL system. After its launch and prior to its major revamp in September 2010, its programming consists of reruns and live simulcasts coming from its main channels, La Une & La Deux and original programming produced for this channel, it broadcast movies, cultural programming and documentaries during prime time. La Trois's programming was identical to that of the now defunct channel, RTBF Sat: live simulcasts and only reruns of programs produced by the RTBF, but continues the same programming as what was on RTBF Sat except sports. Since September 2010, when RTBF Sat ceased transmission on February 15, 2010, La Trois produces its own programming and became a public-service channel where they do not broadcast advertising, as RTBF Sat and unlike the first 2 channels, La Une and La Deux.

La Trois broadcasts children's programmes and series in the original language with French subtitles, archives, JT with sign language and reruns. A transition program took place between 15 February 2010 and 25 September 2010, when La Trois had its own programming. "This programming consists of youth and some of cultural programming," said François Tron in an interview on the 13:00 edition of Journal Télévisé on La Une on August 23, 2010. Among children's programming, a newscast is produced for children, Niouzz. La Trois's programming consists of children's & youth programming – branded OufTivi – during the day and during prime-time, it simulcasts the main news bulletin, JT 19h30 with La Une in sign language and rebroadcast the news without sign language at 20:30, an hour after its live bulletin and broadcasts cultural programming and reruns. La Trois is considered to be the equivalent to its Flemish counterparts, the 2 sub-channels, Ketnet and Op 12. Official site of La Trois Official site of RTBF Official site of RTBF's DTT offering

The Crucible (1996 film)

The Crucible is a 1996 American historical drama film written by Arthur Miller adapting his play of the same title, inspired by the Salem witchcraft trials. It was directed by Nicholas Hytner and stars Daniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor, Winona Ryder as Abigail Williams, Paul Scofield as Judge Thomas Danforth, Bruce Davison as Reverend Parris, Joan Allen as Elizabeth Proctor. Much of the filming took place on Hog Island in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Despite the film's lackluster box office performance, Arthur Miller was nominated for the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and Joan Allen received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress; the performances of Day-Lewis and Ryder were the subjects of critical praise. Early one morning in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, some young village girls meet in the woods with a Barbadian slave named Tituba. One of the girls, Abigail Williams, kills a chicken and drinks the blood, wishing for John Proctor's wife to die, they are discovered by Abigail's uncle, Reverend Samuel Parris.

As the girls run away, Parris' daughter Betty falls over unconscious. Parris questions Abigail about the events that took place in the woods; this strikes Mrs. Putnam hard as she had seven other children before Ruth who died at childbirth; the Parris household is visited by Giles Corey, who suspects that the children are just acting out, John Proctor, with whom Abigail had an affair and whose wife she wants dead. Abigail still loves Proctor, but Proctor has realized his mistake and left her; the Putnams and Reverend Parris believe that Betty and Ruth are demonically possessed, so they call Reverend John Hale from Beverly to examine Betty. To save herself and the other girls from punishment, Abigail claims that Tituba was working with the devil. After being whipped, Tituba confesses to being a witch, is saved from being hanged. Struck by their new power, the other girls begin naming other women whom they "saw" with the devil, including Elizabeth Proctor, John Proctor's wife. John, determined not to give his former lover her vengeance, insists that his servant, Mary Warren, one of the "afflicted" girls, testify in court that the witchcraft was faked.

Although Mary Warren is frightened of Abigail, she agrees. In the court, Francis Nurse gives a list of names of people who vouch for the accused. Giles Corey insists that when Ruth Putnam accused Rebecca Nurse, Mr. Putnam was heard to tell his daughter that she had won him a "fine gift of land". Corey refuses to name the person who heard this remark, the judges order Corey's arrest. Meanwhile, Mary Warren insists she only thought she saw spirits but is cowed by the other girls into recanting her recantation. Elizabeth Proctor says she is pregnant and will be spared from death until the baby is born, but he insists on charging the girls with false witness; the other girls are called in and asked if they were lying about the witchcraft but cause a commotion, screaming that Mary Warren is putting a spell on them. To demonstrate that Abigail is not innocent, John confesses to having had an affair with her, he claims that Abigail accused Elizabeth in order to get rid of her so that she could marry him.

Abigail denies the accusation to protect her reputation, so Elizabeth is called in to see if the accusation is true. However, not knowing that John confessed and wanting to save his reputation, she lies; as Reverend Hale tries to persuade the court that John is being honest, the girls turn the court further against the Proctors by screaming that Mary Warren is attacking them in the form of a yellow bird. Although John believes that they were pretending, as he had accused, the girls create another commotion, running outside from the bird into a nearby lake, making the court think that they are honest. To save herself from being hanged as a witch, Mary Warren accuses John of witchcraft; when asked if he will return to God, John despairingly yells "I say God is dead!" and is arrested as a witch. On the day before John Proctor is to be hanged, Abigail attempts to convince the court that Reverend Hale's wife is a witch. However, this plot backfires as the judges do not believe her: a minister's wife is considered to be pure.

In time, the girls become outcasts and Abigail steals Reverend Parris' money to catch a ship to flee to Barbados, but not before asking John to go with her, telling him she never wished any of this on him. He refuses stating "It's not on a boat we'll meet again, but in Hell". On the eve of John's hanging, fearing that his execution will cause riots in Salem directed at him, allows John to meet with Elizabeth to see if she can make her husband "confess" to save his life. John agrees and writes the confession; the judges insist that the confession must be publicly displayed with his own signature to prove his guilt and to convince others to confess, but John angrily shouts "Leave me my name!" and tears up the confession, determined to keep his name pure for his sons. He is taken away to be hanged. John Proctor, Rebecca Nurse and Martha Corey recite the Lord's Prayer. Before they finish, they are hanged and suffer an instant death. In 1952, Miller's friend Elia Kazan appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

After speaking with Kazan about his testimony, Miller traveled to Salem, Massachusetts to research the witch