What’s on TV Saturday: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and ‘Border’

The 34th annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony airs on HBO. And a Swedish drama arrives on Hulu.

2019 ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY 8 p.m. on HBO; stream on HBO platforms. This star-studded celebration honors the 2019 class of inductees: Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Def Leppard, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies. Taped at Barclays Center in Brooklyn last month, the ceremony features performances by Def Leppard and the Cure and moving speeches by Nicks and Jackson. Radiohead has generally been ambivalent about the honor: One member, Johnny Greenwood, told Rolling Stone “I don’t care” when asked about the institution. Another, Ed O’Brien, said he doesn’t understand it. But he and the drummer, Philip Selway, still showed up to give thanks.

THE SON 9 p.m. on AMC. This Western drama series, based on the novel by Philipp Meyer, oscillates between 1849, when the protagonist, Eli (Jacob Lofland) is taken captive by Comanches in Texas, and 1915, when Eli has grown into a coldhearted rancher (played by a not-so-convincing Pierce Brosnan) who will do anything to drill for oil on his land. The show returns for its second and final season with young Eli leading a raid into Mexico in 1952 and, years later, his family dealing with a threat to their operation.

SAMANTHA BEE: NOT THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER 2 10 p.m. on TBS. The comedian Michelle Wolf performed a no-holds-barred set at the White House Correspondents Dinner last year, roasting (and enraging) the administration. In response, the White House Correspondents’ Association decided to do away with the laughs: For the first time in 15 years, the annual event, which brings together the president and his press corps, won’t have a comedian at all. Instead the keynote speaker will be the historian and biographer Ron Chernow — and the late-night host Samantha Bee isn’t having it. She returns with this second annual antidote to the black-tie event to roast President Trump on behalf of the comedian who would have been tasked with the job (although the president will be skipping the tradition for the third time this year.) The actual White House Correspondents Dinner airs at the same time live on C-SPAN.

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