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Salon's guide to what to watch on Tuesday: P.O.V.'s "The Camden 28" recalls a time of courageous activism.

By Salon Staff
Published September 11, 2007 3:00PM (UTC)
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After four years of lackluster antiwar activism in this country, it's a good time to revisit the story of a few people who risked everything to stop the killing in Vietnam 36 years ago. P.O.V.'s "The Camden 28" (10 p.m. on PBS, check local listings) describes the actions of a handful of Catholic activists who stole records from a Camden, N.J., draft board office in order to keep more men and boys from being sent to Vietnam. The twists and turns of the story are as remarkable as the intelligence and thoughtfulness of the activists involved, but most of all, this documentary reminds us that, no matter how tired we are of hearing "All we are saaaaying...," activism used to look a lot more courageous than it does today.


HBO's original telefilm "Pinochet's Last Stand" (premieres at 9 p.m. EDT) revisits the story of the unexpected 1998 arrest of the former Chilean dictator for crimes against humanity. And VH1 has seen fit to give online gossip blogger Perez Hilton his own show: "What Perez Says," a series of celeb-centric one-hour specials that Hilton says is "like come to life," premieres at 9 p.m. EDT.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Jodie Foster, Lyle Lovett

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Susan Sarandon, Miranda Cosgrove

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Kathy Griffin, 5-year-old golfer Kyle Lograsso

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

From New York City, six years later, the children left behind

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

David Manning, Ben Foster

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT

Preempted by other programming

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Jodie Foster

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Garrison Keillor

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Dr. Phil McGraw, Suzanne Vega

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Denis Leary, Robert Klein, Spoon

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Jane Seymour, Akbar Ahmed (repeat)

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

50 Cent, Al Michaels

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Richard Gere, Sean William Scott, the Chesterfield Kings

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Steve Bertrand, Gavin de Becker

Contributors: Matthew Fishbane, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter

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