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HBO's Tulsa-rooted 'Watchmen' available at no cost this weekend
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HBO's Tulsa-rooted 'Watchmen' available at no cost this weekend

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Tulsa’s Tim Blake Nelson (center) and Regina King star in HBO’s “Watchmen.” Mark Hill/HBO

The HBO series “Watchmen” introduced many viewers to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

HBO announced that all nine episodes of the series, which explores the legacy of systemic racism in America, will be available for free this weekend on HBO.com and On Demand. A marathon will air beginning at noon Friday, June 19. The timing coincides with Juneteenth.

The “Watchmen” series was an extension of a critically acclaimed graphic novel that was published in the 1980s. The graphic novel was not set in Tulsa.

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— Jimmie Tramel,

Tulsa World

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I cover pop culture and work as a feature writer at the Tulsa World. A former Oklahoma sports writer of the year, I have written books about former OU coach Barry Switzer and former OSU coach Pat Jones. Phone: 918-581-8389

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