Monday TV: Nuclear Poisoning of St. Louis

AtomicHomefrrontThe deserts of New Mexico are most associated with the first nuclear bombs, but the uranium for them was processed in St. Louis — and 47,000 tons of nuclear waste was stored there too. At first, it was in piles that flew around or eroded with rain and then near a landfill where underground fires have been threatening it. Cancer rates in the area are high and moms there have organized themselves to get something done.

The disheartening thing about their struggles, documented in Rebecca Camassa’s “Atomic Homefront” (HBO, 8 p.m.) is that despite being a Superfund site since 1990, little seems to have been done, and the nearby creek seems to have sent its dangers to other suburbs.

On “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings), Craig Atkinson looks into the militarization of American police forces in “Do Not Resist.”

Similarly, “Two Sides” (TV One, 10 p.m.) is a documentary series that looks at cases of police violence against the black community. Its final installment tonight is about the death of Sandra Bland in Texas. Viola Davis narrates.

Speaking of good journalism, “The Pulitzer at 100” (Starz, 9 p.m.) looks at the history of the prize, with readings of some of the winners.

Olympics (NBC, 8 p.m.) carry on with men’s alpine skiing, snowboarding, men’s and women’s halfpipe and women’s speed skating. There’s more skiing and ski jumping this afternoon at 3, and more competition at 12:05 a.m.

Omarosa has been nominated for eviction on “Celebrity Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.), so she will have to fight for veto power to take herself off the block. Which is more than she got at the White House. The other half of the Black Woman Magic alliance, Keisha Knight Pullman, is also nominated.

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS, 8 p.m.) ends its visit to New Orleans.

“The Bachelor” (ABC, 8 p.m.) takes the seven remaining women to Tuscany.

On “The Alienist” (TNT, 9 p.m.), Byrnes and Capt. Connor look for a potential suspect.

Stasi and Ariana plan birthday parties on the same night on “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“Kids Baking Championship” (Food, 9 p.m.) reconsiders lunch.

“Vanity Fair Confidential” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.) looks at cult author and literary hoax behind J.T. LeRoy.

Turner Classic Movies looks at some more best director nominees and winners in “The Informer” (6 a.m.), “You Can’t Take It With You” (7:45 a.m.), “The Front Page” (10 a.m.), “Dodsworth” (noon), “David and Lisa” (2 p.m.), “The Southerner” (4 p.m.) and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (5:45 p.m.), “Cabaret” (8 p.m.), “Giant” (10:15 p.m.), “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1:45 a.m.) and “The Divine Lady” (4 a.m.).

Men’s college basketball includes Colgate at Bucknell (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.), Notre Dame at North Carolina (ESPN, 7 p.m.), Delaware State at Norfolk State (ESPNU, 7 p.m.), Baylor at Texas (ESPN, 9 p.m.), TCU at West Virginia (ESPN2, 9 p.m.) and Jackson State at Prairie View A&M (ESPNU, 9 p.m.).

Women’s games include Louisville at Connecticut (ESPN2, 7 p.m.).

Pro basketball has New York at Philadelphia (NBA, 7 p.m.) and Phoenix at Golden State (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Gael Garcia Bernal, Danai Guria. The View: Sherri Shepherd. The Talk: Darren Criss. Harry Connick: Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Emily Kaufman. Steve Harvey: Kevin Frazier, Nichelle Turner, Rickey Smiley. Ellen DeGeneres: John Krasinski, Greta Gerwig. Wendy Williams: Rob Shuter, Melissa Garcia. The Real: Rachael Harris, Cheryl Hines.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Neil deGrasse Tyson (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Magic Johnson, Heather Graham, Kane Brown. James Corden: Billie Lourd, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tim Roth, Macklemore (rerun). Jordan Klepper: Ijeoma Oluo (rerun).

 

 

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