You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Tuesday night

Tim Kirby/Oxford Film & Television

The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama 8 p.m., Channel 2

This five-part look at 3,000 years of Jewish history begins with two back-to-back episodes debuting Tuesday, followed by episodes three, four, and five next Tuesday. The series follows Schama, an Emmy-winning documentarian, author, and Columbia professor. To tell both a personal story and a global one, Schama travels extensively — including to Russia and the Ukraine, Israel, and Spain — exploring the impact of Jewish culture on the world and “the drama of suffering, resilience, and rebirth that has gone with it.”

Continue reading below

Frontline: TB Silent Killer 10 p.m., Channel 2

Tuberculosis is probably one of those diseases that first world folks rarely think about anymore. Unfortunately, virulent new drug-resistant strains are emerging quickly and now the disease, which can be passed by a cough or a sneeze, is the second leading cause of death from an infectious illness on the planet. This hour focuses on families in the African nation of Swaziland.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 9:30 p.m., Fox

Bidding adieu for the season to the squad.

Game of Arms 10 p.m., AMC

Armed and dangerous.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel 10 p.m., HBO

A timely look at NCAA student-athlete reform.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of