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(CNN)In times of crisis, Mr. Rogers taught us to look for the helpers. That might be as easy as looking in the mirror. Here are lots of ways you can help — from a safe distance — as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s what you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.

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    • The marquee event is up to you. Take in the Berlin Philharmonic, catch a show at the Vienna State Opera or stroll through Indonesia’s Prambanan Temple. Culture has gone online en masse as people avoid big gatherings to stem the coronavirus spread. So, pick a performance or a glitzy destination and make a night of it.


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    Siblings play cello concert for self-isolating neighbor 00:53Read More• 1,000 hours of TV to watch while social distancing. Most of us have plenty of time on our hands and nowhere to go. Check out these picks from the CNN Entertainment team for what to binge while you’re staying “safer at home.”

    Photos: “Ozark,” the Emmy-winning series about a suburban family laundering millions in the Missouri Ozarks returns to Netflix for a third season in March. Here’s some of what else that’s streaming during the month…Hide Caption 1 of 32

    Photos: “The Boss Baby: Back in Business Season 3”: After losing his job at Baby Corp, Boss Baby goes freelance and turns his playgroup into a makeshift field team. Cue the critical mission! (Netflix) Hide Caption 2 of 32

    Photos: “Kingdom” Season 2: Viewers have fallen in love with the zombie period drama set in Korea’s Joseon era. The plotline centers around a people who, when strange rumors about their ill king grip a kingdom, the crown prince becomes their only hope against a mysterious plague overtaking the land. (Netflix) Hide Caption 3 of 32

    Photos: “Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis”: Now halfway through her twenties, Taylor Tomlinson is ready to leave her mistakes behind her. Following her Netflix debut on The Comedy Lineup Part 1, she divulges the lessons she’s learned in her first hour-long comedy special. (Netflix)
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    Photos: “Castlevania” Season 3: Belmont and Sypha settle into a village with sinister secrets, Alucard mentors a pair of admirers, and Isaac embarks on a quest to locate Hector. (Netflix) Hide Caption 5 of 32

    Photos: “I Am Jonas”: A turbulent past haunts Jonas, who recalls his teenage love affair with the impulsive, twisted and yet irresistible Nathan. (Netflix) Hide Caption 6 of 32

    Photos: “Ugly Delicious” Season 2: This series from James Beard award-winning Chef David Chang and Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville is back. The new season of the hit series continues to challenge both our taste buds and our minds as Chef Chang travels the world with writers and chefs, activists and artists, who use food as a vehicle to break down cultural barriers, tackle misconceptions and uncover shared experiences. (Netflix)Hide Caption 7 of 32

    Photos: “Carmen San Diego: To Steal or Not to Steal”: You drive the action in this interactive adventure, helping Carmen save Ivy and Zack when V.I.L.E. captures them during a heist in Shanghai. (Netflix)
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    Photos: “Dirty Money” Season 2: The critically-acclaimed investigative series from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions returns. It provides an up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal, financial malfeasance and corruption in the world of business. This season offers a look inside Jared Kushner’s real estate empire, the Wells Fargo banking scandal and Malaysia’s 1MDB corruption case. (Netflix) Hide Caption 9 of 32

    Photos: “Lost Girls”: A mother’s quest to find her missing daughter uncovers a wave of unsolved murders in this drama based on a true story. Amy Ryan and Gabriel Byrne star. (Netflix) Hide Caption 10 of 32

    Photos: “Silver Linings Playbook”: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in this film in which after a stint in a mental health institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (Netflix) Hide Caption 11 of 32

    Photos: “Hillary”: An intimate portrait of a public woman, “Hillary” interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of her life. Featuring exclusive interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton herself, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, friends and journalists, the series examines how she became at once one of the most admired and vilified women in the world. (Hulu) Hide Caption 12 of 32

    Photos: “Little Fires Everywhere”: Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon star in this series based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller. It follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. (Hulu)Hide Caption 13 of 32

    Photos: “Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears”: This feature film continues the story of “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,” which aired for three seasons and is one of the most popular Australian series worldwide. Essie Davis returns in her role as the seductive, slinky and risk-taking 1920s-era Melbourne detective Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher. In this film, she embarks on an exhilarating new journey of mystery and mayhem through exotic 1920s British Palestine and the opulence of grand London manors. (Acorn TV)Hide Caption 14 of 32

    Photos: “Big Time Adolescence”: A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo (Griffin Gluck) attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of his best friend, Zeke (Pete Davidson), an unmotivated-yet-charismatic college dropout. (Hulu)Hide Caption 15 of 32

    Photos: “Charlotte’s Web”: Based on the beloved children’s novel by author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams, this film follows a wise spider who befriends a pig marked for slaughter. (Hulu) Hide Caption 16 of 32

    Photos: “Free Willy”: A young boy risks everything when he learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners. (Hulu) Hide Caption 17 of 32

    Photos: “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Season 17: The lives of the Kardashian-Jenner clan are documented in this hit E! reality series. (Hulu) Hide Caption 18 of 32

    Photos: “Pet Sematary”: A couple who relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home in this horror film based on a Stephen King novel. (Amazon Prime, Hulu) Hide Caption 19 of 32

    Photos: “Archer” Season 10: This is one cartoon that’s definitely for adults. Sterling Archer is an agent with a dysfunctional intelligence agency in this animated comedic series. (Hulu) Hide Caption 20 of 32

    Photos: “Making the Cut”: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn reunite in this global fashion competition series where 12 established designers from around the world compete to make their brand the next big global phenomenon. A team of famous fashion experts join as judges, including Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Joseph Altuzarra, Carine Roitfeld and Chiara Ferragni. (Amazon Prime)Hide Caption 21 of 32

    Photos: “Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse”: A mysterious list of names is found in a dead woman’s shoe. Antiques dealer Mark Easterbrook (Rufus Sewell) is determined to find out why his name is on the list and investigations lead him to The Pale Horse — the home of a trio of rumored witches. As more people named on the list are found dead, Mark starts to fear for his own life and sanity. (Amazon Prime) Hide Caption 22 of 32

    Photos: “Blow the Man Down”: This Tribeca Film Festival winner takes you to Easter Cove, a salty fishing village on the far reaches of Maine’s rocky coast. Grieving the loss of their mother and facing an uncertain future, Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deeper into Easter Cove’s underbelly and uncover the town matriarchs’ darkest secrets. (Amazon Prime) Hide Caption 23 of 32

    Photos: “ZeroZeroZero”: Based on the book of the same title from best-selling author Roberto Saviano, “ZeroZeroZero” follows the journey of a massive cocaine shipment, from the Mexican cartels managing the drug’s production, to the Italian crime syndicates handling worldwide distribution, and American businesses — apparently above suspicion — controlling the seemingly infinite amount of money the market produces. The shipment’s voyage sparks an epic power struggle engaging everyone involved, from the corner dealer up to the most powerful boss in the hierarchy of international organized crime. (Amazon Prime) Hide Caption 24 of 32

    Photos: “Night of the Living Dead”: Both an homage to and a re-imagining of the classic 1968 horror film, this movie follows a group of survivors trapped in a farmhouse who must battle a group of zombies. (Amazon Prime) Hide Caption 25 of 32

    Photos: “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”: The lovable stoners from “Clerks” return to Hollywood to try and stop a reboot of the ‘Bluntman and Chronic’ movie from getting made. (Amazon Prime) Hide Caption 26 of 32

    Photos: “Luther” Season 5: Idris Elba stars as Detective Chief Investigator John Luther in this critically acclaimed British crime drama which follows his life and career. (Amazon Prime) Hide Caption 27 of 32

    Photos: “Santee”: Glenn Ford stars in this film about a bounty hunter who takes in the son of a man he killed. (Amazon Prime) Hide Caption 28 of 32

    Photos: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”: Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star as Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw. The duo form an unlikely alliance after a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity in this “Fast & Furious” spinoff.(HBO Now) Hide Caption 29 of 32

    Photos: “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”: Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey who develops powers that turn her into a Dark Phoenix in this film which is part of the Marvel Comics X-Men franchise. (HBO Now) Hide Caption 30 of 32

    Photos: “Blinded by the Light”: Based on author Sarfraz Manzoor’s book “Greetings From Bury Park,” the film tells the story of Pakistani teen Javed (played by Viveik Kalra), who in 1987 becomes a devotee of Bruce Springsteen and his music while coming of age in the British town of Luton. (HBO Now)Hide Caption 31 of 32

    Photos: “The Kitchen”: Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss star in this film about wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitche who continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison. (HBO Now)Hide Caption 32 of 32


    • Chill at home with James Corden. The late-night host brings his trademark charm to prime time with “Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special” with Billie Eilish, Andrea Bocelli, BTS, David Blaine, Dua Lipa, John Legend, Will Ferrell and more. It airs at 10 p.m. ET on CBS and CBS All Access.


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    BTS rides with James Corden for ‘Carpool Karaoke’ 01:16• Get over your March Sadness. There’s no March Madness this year, but CBS Sports Network is showing replays of some of the best games in the tournament’s history.


    • The fight continues for fair compensation. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men did the previous year. Wage disparities impact women across employment sectors, but the headliner this year might be professional soccer, with a high-profile trial set to begin later this spring.


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    Megan Rapinoe slams US Soccer for ‘blatant sexism’ 01:48• Revisit the best of Coachella. Look back at the music and arts festival that’s spent “20 Years in the Desert” in this much-anticipated documentary. It drops on YouTube.


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    • It’s Census Day. It’s a key reference date for the 2020 census. When completing the paperwork for the decennial headcount, include everyone living in a given household on this day. As with most everything else, coronavirus is already messing with the census, which is critical to making sure everyone in the US gets the representation and funding they’re due.


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    Why Roberts voted against Trump’s citizenship question 01:42• We might just want to skip this holiday in 2020. It’s April Fools’ Day. While the day often is marked by brand parodies and celebrity pranks, it’s possible the world has been upended enough this year and we should all just go about our largely at-home business. For the record: Coronavirus jokes aren’t funny.• Slide into the VIP section. ESPN+ subscribers can access the network’s full archive of award-winning “30 for 30” documentary series. College football fans should start with “The U,” about the 1980s Miami Hurricanes dynasty, or “Pony Excess,” about the legendary Southern Methodist University football scandal.


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    • Autism speaks volumes. It’s World Autism Awareness Day, a moment to recognize the challenges and celebrate the abilities of those who live with the group of neurodevelopmental disorders that can impair communication, emotional and social skills. To help mark the occasion, shoemaker Vans just released a collection that features sensory-inclusive elements, such as a calming color palette and features that focus on touch, sight and sound.


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    Boy tells Downey Jr. “Iron Man” mask helped him speak 01:32• Let’s go to the replay. This week was supposed to mark the first full week of the MLB season, but with no live baseball, reruns will have to do. MLB Network has a full schedule of classic playoff game replays, no-hitters and other historic moments, including “MLB’s 20 Greatest Games,” to get you through these barren times.


    • Satisfy your aching for hoops. If you’re missing the NBA, binge on “Basketball: A Love Story,” ESPN’s 10-part documentary series split into 62 short stories about what basketball means to the people who play it and the people who love it.


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      • ‘The task that stands before us.’ It’s been 52 years since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, and the world again finds itself facing a grim challenge. But even in these dim days, there are glimmers of light all around us, from the musicians who’ll soothe your anxiety with online lullabies to the neighbors who threw a drive-by birthday party to the service dogs training to comfort ER doctors.


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      1968: MLK assassination 50 years later 03:26• ‘Here I go again on my own.’ None of us really knows where all of this is going. But we can make up our minds to commit to the advice of health experts, stay at home and rock out to this playlist of classic tunes that give a nod to social distancing. (Click here to listen.)


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