Monday TV: Truth, Reconciliation in Maine

DawnlandThe forced separation of Native American children from their families in the 20th century led to an attempt at healing in a government run truth and reconciliation commission in Maine set up to investigate the state’s child welfare system for Native Americans. It’s chronicled in the documentary “Dawnland” on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

Another documentary tonight, Daniel McCabe’s “This is Congo” (Starz, 9 p.m.) looks at the Democratic Republic of Congo through the eyes of four citizens.

At a time when racism in political ads and immigration frenzy has reached its heights here’s “John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons” (Netflix, streaming), a filmed version of his Tony-nominated one man show.

“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.) runs on a special night this week, in order to encourage voting on Tuesday (another new show surveys the results Wednesday).

A teacher and a doctor, each nearing retirement age, decide to rob a bank on the six-part Swedish import “The Simplest Heist” (Acorn TV, streaming)

It’s country music night on “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 8 p.m.), where Mary Lou Retton was surprisingly ousted last week, with judges scores well ahead of consistent low scorer Grocey Store Joe as well as John Schneider and Bobby Bones. The show is more a popularity contest than ever.

It’s the third night of knockouts on “The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.).

On “Manifest” (NBC, 10 p.m.) may have caught his fever on the flight.

A wedding day car crash gets a response from “9-1-1” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

Forget Thanksgiving preparations, here’s the “Christmas Cookie Challenge” (Food, 10 p.m.) alongside the more generically named “Holiday Baking Championship” (Food, 9 p.m.) on which they make a Yule Log.

Oliver makes a drastic move to find Diaz on “Arrow” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“Magnum P.I.” (CBS, 9 p.m.) goes looking for a missing cat.

Moniece prepares for a final showdown with Princess on “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” (VH1, 8 p.m.).

On “The Neighborhood” (CBS, 8 p.m.), the Johnsons celebrate their anniversary.

A prescription drug trial goes wrong on “The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

On “Happy Together” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) the houseguest seeks romantic advice.

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW, 9 p.m.) try to find a fugitive in 1970s London.

Vicki and Shannon have dueling plastic surgeries on “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

A former patient is on trial for murder on “Bull” (CBS, 10 p.m.).

Shaun and Morgan contemplate hot to treat a young violinist on “The Good Doctor” (ABC, 10 p.m.).

Another fake communicator with the dead gets a new show, “Mama Medium” (TLC, 9 p.m.), starring Jennie Marie. She works alongside the “Long Island Medium” (TLC, 8 p.m.).

John Stamos visits on “Busy Tonight” (E!, 10 p.m.).

GlendaTurner Classic Movies star of the month Glenda Farrell gets a 48 movie salute on Mondays all November. It starts early today with “Kissin’ Cousins” (12:45 p.m.), “Susan Slept Here” (2:30 p.m.), “Apache War Smoke” (4:15 p.m.), “Heat Lightning” (5:30 p.m.), “Dark Hazard” (6:45 p.m.), “Little Caesar” (8 p.m.), “I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang” (9:30 p.m.), “The Mystery of the Wax Museum” (11:15 p.m.), “The Secret Bride” (12:45 a.m.), “The Match King” (2 a.m.), “The Big Shakedown” (3:30 a.m.) and “Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men” (4:45 a.m.).

There’s hardly any sports on today, for some reason.

But Monday Night Football has Tennessee at Dallas (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Jude Law, Christopher Jackson. The View: Gov. John Kasich. The Talk: Jamie Dornan, Francisco Careers, Catt Sadler. Steve Harvey: Martin Lawrence. Ellen DeGeneres: Blake Shelton, Joel Edgerton. Wendy Williams: Lilliana Vazquez. The Real: Mario, Tiffiny Aliche.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Jude Law, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Flynn McGarry. Jimmy Kimmel: Taraji P. Henson, Sebastian Maniscalco, Imagine Dragons. Jimmy Fallon: Rachel Maddow, Sam Heughan, Carly Rae Jepsen. Seth Meyers: Claire Foy, Lucas Hedges, boygenius, Franklin Vanderbilt. James Corden: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Richard Madden, Kiss, Snow Patrol. Carson Daly: Dermot Mulroney, William Elliot Whitmore, Mackenzie Foy. Trevor Noah: Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. John Kasich.

 

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