Documentaries have been made about the intense rivalries between Red Sox and Yankees fans the devotees of Michigan football and that of Ohio State, or Duke vs. North Carolina.
But the new “Roll Tide – War Eagle” (ESPN, 8 p.m.) examines the heated and often hateful rivalry between two of the top football teams of the South, both in the same state.
Alabama and Auburn have been rivals for more than a century, and no matter how well their seasons are going, unless they win the annual anticipated game at the Iron Bowl, it is all for naught.
The film by Martiin Khodabakhshian does a good job summarizing each team’s legacy, with interviews that include Charles Barkley, Bo Jackson and Cam Newton.
Also, possibly the craziest Alabama fan is interviewed – the one who said he poisoned the famed Auburn oaks after he saw someone put a Cam Newton jersey on the statue of Bear Bryant, the storied ‘Bama coach pictured.
To gear up for Wednesday’s CMT Awards show, the morning anchor dons a cowboy hat to do a series of interviews. “In the Spotlight – Robin Roberts: Al Access Nashville” (ABC, 10 p.m.) finds her chatting with Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, and last year’s all-country “American Idol” finalists, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina.
When getting the inside story of th Syrian protests, half the story is trying to get into the country. Richard Engel succeeded last week for an NBC report, tonight Ramita Navai does the same for a new “Frontline” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings).
Viktor Bout, who just last week was found guilty on four counts related to a conspiracy to kill Americans and U.S. officials, by delivering anti-aircraft missiles and aiding a terrorist organization, happens to be featured in the final episode of the four-part series “Women, War & Peace” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).
The four part “The Witch Doctor Will See You Now” (National Geographic, 10 p.m.), examining unusual healing practices in other parts of the world, running all week, today finds the health benefits of a tall glass of cow pee in India. Piers Gibbon is the host.
As for “The Hunt for the Giant Squid” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.), you can’t miss it.
Hey, it’s election day somewhere, and there’s likely late night coverage on the usual cable news outlet.
A bittersweet time for Nancy Grace: Michael Jackson’s doctor is found guilty and she is probably going to get kicked off “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 9 p.m.). Time-filling performers tonight include Andrea Bocelli and Flo Rida.
“Glee” (Fox, 8 p.m.) has its sex episode. With songs.
Not sure what all they’re going to say in “Biography” (BIO, 9 p.m.) of Pippa Middleton. She wore a dress to her sister’s wedding and then what?
The focus is starting to fall on her roommates on “New Girl” (Fox, 9 p.m.).
The post-rehab stay by John Corbett’s character at Sarah’s apartment is a little uncomfortable on “Parenthood” (NBC, 10 p.m.).
Billy Ray Cyrus guest stars on “90210” (The CW, 8 p.m.), as does Vinny Guadagnino from “Jersey Shore.”
There s a plane crash to deal with on a new “NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.).
The “Black Girls Rock!” (BET, 8 p.m.) special gets a replay.
“Sons of Anarchy” (FX, 10 p.m.) rides on in its most successful season, which the network said Monday would continue into December with an added 14th episode.
Part one of sixth season reunion of “The Bad Girls Club” (Oxygen, 9 p.m.) gets under way.
Will the Michael Jackson report on “Rock Docs” (VH1, 6:30 p.m.) include the latest information as to who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with his death?
It’s all John Wayne on Turner Classic Movies, with “Rio Lobo” (8 p.m.), “McLintock!” (10 p.m.), “The Searchers” (12:14 a.m.) and “How the West Was Won” (2:30 a.m.).
Regis and Kelly: Katie Holmes, Peter Facinelli. The View: Darrell Hammond. The Talk: Kate Walsh, Nestor Carbonell. Ellen DeGeneres: Kirsten Dunst. Rosie O’Donnell: Cyndi Lauper.
David Letterman: Robert Pattinson, Annie Leibovitz. Jay Leno: Jason Segel, Kris Jenner, Lyle Lovett. Jimmy Kimmel: Mickey Rourke, Wale. Jimmy Fallon: Michael Moore, Josh Charles, Chromeo. Craig Ferguson: Jennifer Tilly, Lawrence Block. Tavis Smiley: John Lithgow, Tiffany Shlain. Carson Daly: Dave Attell, Resurrect Dead, the Decemberists. Jon Stewart: Bill Clinton. Stephen Colbert: Seth Meyers. Conan O’Brien: Julie Bowen, Travis, Maria Bamford. Chelsea Handler: David Mizejewski, Josh Wolf, Tiffany Haddish, Chris Franjola.