'Sinatra' on HBO review: A loving tribute, but a little stale

When Frank Sinatra died in 1998 at the age of 82, there followed a deluge of farewells. But as Pete Hamill in "Why Sinatra Matters," "much of the language had a stale, even hollow quality," from obituaries that had been written months or years before. The television coverage had a tone of "odd insincerity -- they…