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Wednesday: Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s revealing "African American Lives 2" airs on PBS. Plus: What did you think of the Super Tuesday TV coverage?


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Salon Staff
February 6, 2008 4:00PM (UTC)

Prime Pick

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Can you imagine seeing comedian Chris Rock shedding big, salty tears and speaking earnestly about the hopes and dreams he had when he was a kid? Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. works this magic in the documentary series "African American Lives 2" (premieres 9 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings). By revealing the genealogy of notable African-Americans from Morgan Freeman to Tina Turner, the show not only highlights African-American history, but demonstrates the satisfaction and pride that comes from learning about your ancestry.

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Now that "America's Next Top Model" is a big bore, at least we can look back at the good old days with "America's Next Top Model: Favorite Moments Part I" (8 p.m. EST on the CW). "America's Ballroom Challenge" (8 p.m. EST on PBS, check listings) continues with the rumba and the cha-cha, among others. A 5-year-old's outbursts are traced to his parents' disintegrating marriage on schadenfreude-fest "Supernanny" (9 p.m. EST on ABC), while "House" fans should enjoy tonight's profile of Hugh Laurie on "Biography" (9 p.m. EST on BIO).

Last night

What did you think of the Super Tuesday TV coverage? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EST

Kate Hudson, Michael Strahan, k.d. lang

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EST

Fergie, Heidi Klum

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Cameron Mathison, Kym Douglas

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

The Secret Behind "The Secret"

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Super Tuesday Review, Colin Farrell, Alice Waters

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EST

Dr. Phil

Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EST

TBA

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EST

TBA

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST

Eli Manning, Vince Vaughn, Paula Abdul, A Fine Frenzy

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST

TBA

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Jimmy Kimmel

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ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST

TBA

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST

TBA

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST

Bradley Whitford, Lake Bell, Cynthia Littleton

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder


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