HBO documentary "sorts through McCain’s life — and his mistakes"

Sen. John McCain at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Sen. John McCain during 2012 Republican National Convention. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

HBO's new documentary on John McCain ("For Whom the Bell Tolls," premiering 8 tonight) "is a thorough and intriguing celebration of the Arizona senator’s life, with many of his political peers and opponents describing McCain’s career of service," The Arizona Republic's Bill Goodykoontz writes.

The big picture: "The filmmakers spent hours with McCain both in his Sedona home and in Washington, D.C. There are testimonials from his family, as well as personal and political friends and enemies..."