Tuesday Night Television

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV tonight

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The Central Park Five 9 p.m., Channel 2

Ken Burns, along with his daughter Sarah Burns and her husband, David McMahon, directed this documentary about the five black and Latino kids from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a 28-year-old white jogger in Central Park in 1989. After spending years in jail, the sentences of the “Central Park Five” were overturned when a serial rapist confessed to the crime and DNA evidence backed him up.

In Performance at the White House 8 p.m., Channel 2


The viral clip circulating last week shows Justin Timberlake encouraging the president to sing along to “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay.” But this hourlong special celebrating Memphis soul music also includes performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, and Mavis Staples.

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Dance Moms 9 p.m., Lifetime

Ricin for the soul.

Studio Mastered Sound With 50 Cent 8 p.m., QVC

Let’s just say he’s not dying trying.


American Hoggers 10 p.m., A&E

Tusk (real savage like).

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