Also on Tuesday: Martyring Ruby Ridge

ruby_ridgeNever has there been so many films about white supremacists on public television as there are this Black History Month.

Following a documentary Monday about a man who sits down with KKK members to find their humanity, here’s a followup of Barak Goodman’s film last week about the rise of the white extremists that led to “Oklahoma City” and as such, it includes many of the same interviewees.

The hour-long documentary “Ruby Ridge” on “American Experience” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) makes a martyr out of the guy who put his family in danger by refusing to show up for trial to answer charges of sawing off shotguns. Randy Weaver eventually surrendered 11 days after shots were fired but not until after three were dead including a U.S. Marshall. A surviving daughter who is interviewed (with dramatic music behind her) talks about feeling like she was being hunted. As in Waco, authorities who were patient for a time eventually stumbled into violence. Still, there was a much easier way for this to have ended.

The British comedian gets a standup special filmed in London, “Katherine Ryan: In Trouble” (Netflix, streaming).

“NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.) and “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, 10 p.m.) share a crossover episode about a homeland security breach.

The second season of the comedy about a threesome, “You Me Her” (DirecTV, 8:30 p.m.) begins with the trio, played by Greg Poehler, Priscilla Faia and Rachal Blanchard trying to keep their unit together.

The guys buy a motorcycle instead of a production van on “Detroiters” (Comedy, 10:30 p.m.).

Jess maintains she’s cool about being single on Valentine’s Day on “New Girl” (Fox, 8 p.m.). It’s also Valentine’s Day on “American Housewife” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.), “This is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m.), “Tosh.0” (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)  and in real life.

Mace fights for his life on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Toby and Lily are back from London on “Switched at Birth” (Freeform, 9 p.m.).

Ms. Snap runs for School Council on “Teachers” (TVLand, 10 p.m.).

Booth recognizes some of the bodies turning up on “Bones” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

“Forged in Fire” (History, 10 p.m.) ends its third season.

The East India Company declares war on James on “Taboo” (FX, 10 p.m.).

On “The Fosters” (Freeform, 8 p.m.), Callie rejects a proposition from a juvenile hall guard.

A burst pipe causes some family consternation on “The Middle” (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Jimmy gives Kenny a drink on “The Real O’Neals” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).

Mary Jane and PJ get homesick on “Being Mary Jane” (BET, 10 p.m.).

Maddie hooks another mark on “Imposters” (Bravo, 10 p.m.).

There’s a breakfast battle on “Chopped Junior” (Food, 8 p.m.).

Things get tense at a party in Mexico on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“Face Off” (Syfy, 9 p.m.) has its second elimination of the season, after everyone works on snow queens.

It’s time for the winter hunt on “Outsiders” (WGN, 9 p.m.).

Jessica is kicked off the Neighborhood Watch on “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

On “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” (TLC, 9 p.m.), Whitney finds that Lennie has a new girlfriend.

So far ,Mexico has not paid for “The Wall” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

“The Mick” (Fox, 8:30 p.m.) is tired of being the cool aunt.

“Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” (Travel, 9 p.m.) looks at cuisine from the Civil War.

Government secrets are at the heart of tonight’s “Bull” (CBS, 9 p.m.) as well.

“Dance Moms” (Lifetime, 9 p.m.) go to Pittsburgh for Nationals.

“Escaping Polygamy” (A&E, 10 p.m.) talks to those who got out.

An obstacle course marks the season one finale of “Tough Mudder: The Challenge Within” (The CW, 8 p.m.), a show that I am just now hearing about.

Turner Classic Movies’ alphabetical 31 Days of Oscar runs from K to L with “Kismet” (6:15 a.m.), “Kiss Me Kate” (8 a.m.), “Kisses for My President” (10 a.m.), “Kitty Foyle” (noon), “Knights of the Round Table” (2 p.m.), “La ronde” (4 p.m.), “Lady Be Good” (6 p.m.), “The Lady Eve” (8 p.m.), “Libeled Lady” (9:45 p.m.), “Lili” (11:45 p.m.), “The Little Fugitive” (1:15 a.m.), “A Little Romance” (2:45 a.m.) and “Little Women” (4:45 a.m.).

Men’s college hoops includes Saint Joseph’s at VCU (CBS Sports, 6 p.m.), Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Notre Dame at Boston College (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Tennessee at Kentucky (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Tulsa at Central Florida (ESPNews, 7 p.m.), Dayton at Saint Louis (CBS Sports, 8 p.m.), Ohio at Michigan State (ESPN, 9 p.m.), Texas at Oklahoma (ESPN2, 9 p.m.), Mississippi State at Georgia (ESPNU, 9 p.m.) and Boise State at New Mexico (CBS Sports, 10 p.m.).

Pro games include Cleveland at Minnesota (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Sacramento at Lakers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey includes Vancouver at Pittsburgh (NHL, 7 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: Laverne Cox, Adam Scott, John Leguizamo. The View: Holly Robinson Peete, Rodney Peete. The Talk: Khloe Kardashian, Krista Smith. Harry Connick: Jennifer Esposito, Lillias White, Jeremie Harris. Ellen DeGeneres: Nick Viall, Charlie Day, Ed Sheeran. Wendy Williams: Franco Noriega. The Real: Brian White, Finesse Mitchell, Pooch Hall.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Christine Baranski, Hans Zimmer. Jimmy Kimmel: Denzel Washington, Lukas Graham. Jimmy Fallon: Charlie Day, Kendall Jenner, NxWorries. Seth Meyers: Shailene Woodley, Annaleigh Ashford, Evan McMullin, Brann Dailor. James Corden: Katherine Heigl, Lars Ulrich, Andrew Rannells, Lisa Hannigan. Carson Daly: Joanna Garcia Swisher, Temples, Steven Strait. Trevor Noah: Laverne Cox. Conan O’Brien: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jake Tapper, Middle Kids.

 

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