Tuesday TV: An ‘American Reckoning’

A trove of footage on Civil Rights protests and bombings of NCAAP officials in Natchez, Miss., in the 1960s recreates the pain and struggles of not that long ago, as survivors still seek justice for the death of Wharlest Jackson, aided by federal cold cases bill enacted in recent years and the work of a local newspaper reporter on a special edition of “Frontline” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) 

Earlier, the struggles to desegregate the U.S. State Department are depicted on “American Experience” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings). 

In another documentary tonight, the corporate raider Carl Icahn provides plenty of access in order to come across as a corporate activist in “Icahn: The Restless Billionaire” (HBO, 9 p.m.), using scenes from “Greed” and “The Hustler” bolster his case. He says he’s been a champion for stockholder and unconvincingly declares he doesn’t care about the billions he’s made or the victories along the way. Workers for the defunct companies he’s raided — Tappan, Texaco, TWA — may disagree. 

The Beatles’ trip to a transcendental meditation training in northern India in February 1968 caused a shift in the band. It was also the place where dozens of songs were written — including 18 that appeared on the White Album. Footage from those days, where other students included Donovan, Mike Love and Mia Farrow, are part of a new documentary “The Beatles and India” (BritBox, streaming), based on Ajoy Bose’s book “Across the Universe.” 

The rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges puts his cards on the table in the title of his new culinary show “Luda Can’t Cook” (Discovery+, streaming). In it, he seeks help from established chefs.

“Jeopardy! National College Championship” (ABC, 8 p.m.) has its fifth quarterfinals. 

Jacob reveals a detail about his personal life on “Abbott Elementary” (ABC, 9 p.m.). 

Primetime Winter Olympics (NBC, 8 p.m.) includes two-man bobsled, women’s figure skating, alpine skiing and speed skating. 

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