Walt Disney

98 Degrees

Nick Lachey and the 98 Degrees guys will end their Christmas album tour by appearing on ABC's "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration” 10 a.m. Christmas Day (Channel 9).

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It’s fitting that PBS’ Walt Disney documentary arrives days after the new wave of “Star Wars” merchandise.

Walt Disney pioneered entertainment marketing deals with his new Mickey Mouse character in the late 1920s… Which led to the creation of his powerful Walt Disney entertainment conglomerate decades later…. Which enabled the company to buy Lucasfilm and “Star Wars” three years ago.

“American Experience: Walt Disney,” 9-11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on PBS (Channels 48, 54, 16), provides a fascinating, comprehensive look at the fun-loving creative genius who gave us Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Mary Poppins and Disneyland… And the vindictive, driven boss who fought unionization at his studio and  claimed union leaders were Communists  before the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee; ignored advice from NAACP leaders before depicting slavery in “Song of the South” (then bristled at their picketing theaters);  and couldn’t interrupt his South American vacation to attend his father’s funeral.