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Tuesday: Independent Lens airs the fascinating doc "Iron Ladies of Liberia." Plus: What did you think of "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday?

By Salon Staff
Published March 18, 2008 10:00AM (EDT)

Prime Pick

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The Independent Lens series continues with "Iron Ladies of Liberia" (10 p.m. EDT on PBS), a fascinating documentary that focuses on Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia. Africa's first elected female president, Sirleaf faces enormous challenges in piecing her country back together after 14 years of civil war. The filmmakers had access to many of Sirleaf's activities in the first year of her presidency, and the results are an intriguing look at the inner workings of a country besieged by huge debts, crumbling infrastructure and an economy crippled by years of conflict.


"It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown" airs at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC, while the teams compete in a talent show on "Beauty and the Geek" (8 p.m. on the CW). The women make music videos on the cheeserific "Rock of Love 2" (9 p.m. on VH1), and "Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern" travels to St. Petersburg (10 p.m. on Travel). Minnie Driver and Eddie Izard are back as scam artists in the second season of "The Riches" (10 p.m. on FX), while Judy Greer plays a woman who returns to her old high school as a guidance counselor in the new sitcom "Miss Guided" (premieres at 10:30 p.m. on ABC).

Friday night

What did you think of "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday? Go here to discuss.

On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Patrick Dempsey, Seal (repeat)

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Angela Bassett, Judy Greer

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

Cheryl Hines

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

300 men ask Dr. Oz (repeat)

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings

Banking crisis, David McCullough

Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Jeffrey Sachs

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Carole King

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Al Franken, Lauren Conrad, the Cribs

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Terry Bradshaw, James Carville, Mary Matalin

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Michael McDonald, Benjamin Barber

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Anne Heche, Joel McHale, Coheed & Cambria (repeat)

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Ice-T, Brian Posehn, Stars

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Kate Beckinsale, Ken Tucker, Joe DeVito

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

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