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Salon's guide to what to watch on Monday: "The Falling Man" investigates the story behind an indelible image of 9/11.


Salon Staff
September 10, 2007 2:00PM (UTC)

Prime Pick

The images of 9/11 are destined to come back and haunt us each year. For those who saw it, one particular photo of a man falling from the World Trade Center stands out as one of the definitive images of the day. "The Falling Man" (premieres at 9 p.m. EDT on Discovery Times Channel) explores the controversy surrounding the photograph, and tells the story of Tom Junod, an Esquire writer who set out to discover who the falling man was. Skim Junod's article and you'll immediately see how seriously he takes a task that plenty of others would consider morbid. Even so, the overall tone of this special is reasonably balanced and it's a little less of a rubbernecker's ball than you might expect, given the subject matter. By focusing on one man, the filmmakers shift an unfathomable catastrophe down to an intimate scale, and the results are just as devastating.

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"Sin City Law," an eight-part documentary series by the creators of mesmerizing doc series "The Staircase," tackles the American justice system as it plays out in Las Vegas courtrooms (premieres at 9 p.m. EDT on Sundance; Part 2 is at 10 p.m. EDT). And "The Closer" finishes up its third season at 9 p.m. EDT on TNT.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Michael Douglas, Terrence Howard

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Dr. Phil McGraw

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Daniel Radcliffe, Harvey Levin, Sabra Johnson

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

TBA

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Sen. Christopher J. Dodd

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

TBA

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

TBA

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Bjorn Lomborg

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Jodie Foster, Kanye West

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Brad Garrett, Cirque du Soleil, Ashley Force

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Danica McKellar, Dennis Ross (repeat)

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Melanie Brown, Mandy Moore, Jon Hamm, Joss Stone (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Paul Giamatti, Alyson Hannigan, Bad Religion

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Frank Caliendo, Sherman Alexie, Clay Walker

Contributors: Matthew Fishbane, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter


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