Tuesday TV: A History of the Black Church

Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts the four-hour, two part “The Black Church: This is Our Story This is Our Song” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) which represents Black History Month by showing how significance the church has been in the life and culture of African Americans, with a lot of historical insight and some breaks for some amazing gospel music. Gates might be in it a little too much, especially when he feels like he has to join in on the singing. But there’s an awful lot to recommend this series, which concludes Wednesday. 

Make it a full night of Gates with a new “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” (PBS, 8 p.m.), check local listings), where guests are Pharrell Williams and Kasi Lemmons. 

Pro wrestler turned matinee idol Dwayne Johnson spins stories of his growing up in the new sitcom “Young Rock” (NBC, 8 p.m.) in which a series of actors play him at different ages. From the people who made “Fresh Off the Boat,” it’s a pleasant enough excursion — or at least the debut episode is. 

It’s better, anyway, than “Kenan” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.), in which the longtime “Saturday Night Live” star finds himself playing a local morning TV host getting over his wife’s death. For some reason, Don Johnson is part of the cast. 

Joe Biden conducts his first Presidential Town Hall (CNN, 9 p.m.) from Wisconsin, fielding questions from an invited audience at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. Anderson Cooper moderates. 

The latest interactive programming from Netflix, where viewers choose how their adventures turn is an outdoorsy one, hosted by Bear Grylls. “Animals on the Loose: A You vs. Wild Movie” (Netflix, streaming) has three different missions to save animals who escape from a sanctuary: a baboon, lion and maybe Bear himself. 

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