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Tuesday: Frontline's "On Our Watch" looks at the atrocities in Darfur. Plus: What did you think of Monday's "Weeds" finale?


Salon Staff
November 20, 2007 4:00PM (UTC)

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The global community swore there would never be another Rwanda, and then came Darfur. This is the haunting refrain of Frontline's "On Our Watch" (9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings), which provides a thorough summary of the atrocities in Sudan, along with an outline of the many missteps in handling the situation there. "It's almost impossible for me to describe the scale of the international failure and how dismaying it is, and how obvious it is we've learned nothing," says Eric Reeves, an English professor at Smith College who has tracked the awful events in Sudan and pressured the U.N. to act for almost a decade. "On Our Watch" isn't pleasant to watch, but this detailed report should be mandatory viewing for every single American, as events like those in Darfur are consistently ignored by the mainstream press in favor of the latest Britney sighting.

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"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" airs at 8 p.m. EST on ABC, while "Singin' in the Rain" airs at 8 p.m. EST on TCM. Independent Lens documentary "The Creek Runs Red" (10 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings) explores a town in Oklahoma where lead mining is causing tumors and neurological damage. Rosie O'Donnell returns for another guest appearance on "Nip/Tuck" (10 p.m. EST on FX), followed by the premiere of celebrity-impersonation fest "Frank TV" (11 p.m. EST on TBS).

Last night

What did you think of Monday night's "Weeds" finale? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Hank Azaria, Patrick Dempsey

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Alan Alda, Blake Lively, Penn Badgley, guest co-host Trisha Yearwood

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Jeff Corwin, Soulja Boy, young turkey-callers

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

Oprah's favorite things

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Paul Nurse, Ridwan Shabsigh, Edward Laumann, Julia Heiman, Anita Clayton

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Dr. Jan Adams

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

Alan Weisman (repeat)

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

John Mellencamp (repeat)

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Rich Little, Robin Williams, George Jones (repeat)

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

Steve Carell, Manny Ramirez, Backstreet Boys (repeat)

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Gen. Wesley Clark, Lyle Lovett (repeat)

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

TBA

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

Patricia Heaton, Tiki Barber, The Used (repeat)

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Jeff Goldblum, Paul Haggis, Mandy Moore (repeat)

Contributors: Megan Doll, Heather Havrilesky, Eryn Loeb, Amy Reiter


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