With student loan debt reaching $1 trillion and nearly $239 billion given in loans last year alone, the documentary “Ivory Tower” (CNN, 9 and 11 p.m.) asks once more whether going to college is actually worth it. The film, directed by Andrew Rossi and Kate Novack, which premiered at Sundance, is the latest documentary acquisition by the news channel.
With a lively pace and animated explanations, it takes a look at a variety of public and private schools, closing with the battle to New York City’s Cooper Union tuition free.
“Party Down South 2″ (CMT, 9 p.m.) is the latest iteration of a dim culture bereft of college material. The new crew of eight senselessly drunk Southerners are based in Biloxi. They are different from the ones in the original “Party Down South” that returns March 30. Both are remnants of the “Jersey Shore” school who haven’t been told the world has moved on.
This is weird: President Barack Obama’s Speech on Immigration Reform (CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Univision, 8 p.m.) is likely to be one of his most important, but for the first time in memory none of the English speaking broadcast networks will be carrying the 15 minute address. What’s more important to them? The season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.); and episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.), “Bones” (Fox, 8 p.m.) and “The Biggest Loser” (NBC, 8 p.m.).