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Tuesday: HBO airs the heartwarming "Autism: The Musical." Plus: What did you think of "Bush's War" on Monday?

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Back in 1980, 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism, but today, one in 150 kids are diagnosed as autistic. “Autism: The Musical” (8 p.m. EDT on HBO) makes the epidemic personal with the story of Elaine Hall, mother of an autistic son who created a theater program for autistic kids. Outlining the bewildering challenges faced by autistic kids and their parents, this heartwarming documentary is full of sweetness and hope, and constitutes mandatory viewing for those who aren’t familiar with the ups and downs of raising autistic children. Just be sure to have the hankies handy, because this one is a serious tear-jerker!

Also…

Plenty of questions loom as the second season of “Jericho” (10 p.m. EDT on CBS) draws to a close tonight, the biggest of which is: How many pounds of peanuts will fans have to send to CBS to get a third season? The second part of Frontline’s two-part report “Bush’s War” airs at 9 p.m. on PBS. Artists and educators highlight global climate change in “Art From the Arctic” (9:35 p.m. on Sundance), while Bethenny goes off on Alex on “The Real Housewives of New York City” (10 p.m. on Bravo).

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On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Demi Moore, guest co-host Joy Philbin

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Gene Wilder, Counting Crows

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Christina Aguilera, third-grade author Alec Greven (Repeat)

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Inside the Lives of Hoarders, Part 1

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

TBA

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Suze Orman

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Alex Kingsbury (Repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Dean Kamen (Repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Kate Bosworth, John Witherspoon, the Raveonettes

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Abigail Breslin, Seth Meyers, Steve Earle

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Louise Hay, David Schwimmer

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

The first two eliminated celebrities from “Dancing With the Stars,” Roseanne Barr, Panic! at the Disco

Conan O’Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Peter Fisher, Bob Arnot, Eric Lindell (Repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Thandie Newton, Dom Irrera, Bell X1

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