Tuesday TV: Surviving Syria, With Baby

For-SamaSometimes the horrors of war can become most clear through the smallest lens. In the case of a riveting documentary on “Frontline” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) it is through raising a baby amid the chaos of Syria. Filmmaker Waad al-Kateab films her life, marrying one of the last doctors in Aleppo, and the first year in the life of her daughter as bombs explode around them. The portrait in the resulting “For Sama” reflecting hope and survival in the surrounding hopelessness, has already won 30 awards including best documentary at Cannes.

Efforts of two San Antonio police officers Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro, who intervene when mental health issues arise in potentially violent encounters are chronicled in Jenifer McShane’s documentary “Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops” (HBO, 9 p.m.).

Daytime TV’s biggest hit, The House Impeachment Inquiry (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, Fox News, 9 p.m.) begins its second week of hearings with testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert who listened into the July call in question, and Vice Presidential aide Jennifer Williams, who also listened in on the call, testify in the morning.

Kurt Volker, former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine and Tim Morrison, National Security Council former Russia and Europe director — both of whom quit their jobs just before testifying — are to testify this afternoon.

Her recent wedding gives fodder for “Iliza Shlesinger: Unveiled” (Netflix, streaming), her fifth standup comedy special.

The one series that may tempt me to watching something on this fledgling streaming service, “Sorry for Your Loss” (Facebook Watch, streaming), starring Elizabeth Olsen, has its second season finale.

It’s not until next week, but Thanksgiving is all over TV tonight, on “The Conners” (ABC, 8 p.m.), “This is Us” (NBC, 9 p.m.), “Chopped Junior” (Food, 8 p.m.) and “Chopped” (Food, 9 p.m.)

Cookie wants to get back into music on “Empire” (Fox, 9 p.m.).

A staff member needs emergency care on “The Resident” (Fox, 8 p.m.).

“NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.) investigates the murder of a musician in the Navy’s elite band.

Barry preps the Elongated Man for life without “The Flash” (CW, 8 p.m.).

“The Voice” (NBC, 8 p.m.) cuts some contestants.

Mike and Rio considers having a kid of their own on “Bless This Mess” (ABC, 8:30 p.m.).

On “Arrow” (CW, 9 p.m.), The Monitor, Oliver and their team return to Russia.

The death of a photographer in a car crash becomes more complicated on “FBI” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

The swamp may be manmade on “The Curse of Oak Island” (History, 9 p.m.).

Esme is on the run on “The Purge” (USA, 9 p.m.).

On “Mixed-ish” (ABC, 9 p.m.) Rainbow’s friends convince her that science isn’t cool.

Junior introduces Bow to virtual reality on “Black-ish” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.).

On “Emergence” (ABC, 10 p.m.), Jo and Chris rush to find Piper.

Monte Williams and Richie Ramone are “Famously Afraid” (Travel, 10 p.m.).

“NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, 10 p.m.) looks into a kidnapping case at a concert venue.

Kids party when the parents are away on “Welcome to Plathville” (TLC, 10 p.m.).

“New Amsterdam” (NBC, 10 p.m.) takes on Riker’s Island health.

Soyun has a setback on “Treadstone” (USA, 10 p.m.).

The month-long Tuesday salute to Bette Davis continues with her movies from the 1940s with “The Letter” (6 a.m.), “The Great Lie” (7:45 a.m.), “The Little Foxes” (10 a.m.), “The Man Who Came to Dinner” (noon), “Now, Voyager” (2 p.m.), “Old Acquaintance” (4 p.m.), “Watch on the Rhine” (6 p.m.), “The Corn is Green” (8 p.m.), “Mr. Skeffington” (10 p.m.), “Deception” (12:30 a.m.), “A Stolen Life” (2:30 a.m.) and “June Bride” (4:30 a.m.).

Basketball has Portland at New Orleans (NBA, 8 p.m.) and Oklahoma at Lakers (NBA, 10:30 p.m.).

Hockey has Tampa Bay at St. Louis (NBC Sports, 8 p.m.) and Edmonton at San Jose (NBC Sports, 10:30 p.m.).

College football has Ohio at Bowling Green (ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.) and Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.).

Women’s college basketball includes Virginia at Connecticut (CBS Sports, 7 p.m.).

Soccer has Brazil vs. South Korea (beIN Sports, 8:30 p.m.), Libya vs. Tanzania (beIN Sports, 2 p.m.), Hungary at Wales (ESPN2, 2:45 p.m.) and U.S. vs. Cuba (Fox Sports 1, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Jimmy Kimmel, Yara Shahidi, Gwendoline Christie (rerun). The Talk: Bruno Tonioli. Ellen DeGeneres: Helen Hunt, Paul Riser, Demi Burnett, Joe Amabile, Krystal Nielson, Nick Viall. Kelly Clarkson: Chrissy Teigen, James Wolk. Wendy Williams: Kristin Chenoweth. The Real: Cheryl Hines, Olivia Holt, Tisha Campbell.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Helena Bonham Carter, Lady Antebellum, Lucy Lawless, Bret McKenzie. Jimmy Kimmel: Michael Douglas, Victoria Beckham, DJ Shadow with De La Soul. Jimmy Fallon: Chadwick Boseman, Evan Rachel Wood, David Byrne. Seth Meyers: Robert Pattinson, Al Gore, Nicole Rucker, Jon Theodore. James Corden: Josh Gad, Anna Camp, Adam Lambert. Lilly Singh: Rainn Wilson, Matteo Lane. Trevor Noah: Lin-Manuel Miranda. David Spade: Ray Romano, Ron Funches, Nikki Glaser. Conan O’Brien: Thomas Middleditch.

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