What to Watch on Tuesday: More ‘Frontline,’ more ‘Fargo’

Posted by Brooke Cain on April 29, 2014 

There are roughly 2.3 million people behind bars in the U.S., with a disproportionate number coming from a few city neighborhoods. More than two years in the making, Frontline’s “Prison State” takes an intimate look at the cycle of incarceration in America and one state’s effort to reverse the trend.

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Frontline: Prison State (10pm, UNC-TV) - “Frontline” continues its look prisons in the U.S. with this report on mass incarceration through the prism of a housing project in Louisville, Ky., where many residents have done time. One resident has been in and out of prison for 40 years; a 15 year old faces juvenile detention due to persistent truancy; and another, a Vietnam veteran, suffers from addiction issues and PTSD.

NCIS (8pm, CBS) - A Marine photographer disappears prior to testifying in a high-profile Afghanistan murder case. The NCIS team investigate the homicide he witnessed and his current piece on military veterans who are homeless.

Pioneers of Television (8pm, UNC-TV) - This week’s installment spotlights race and ethnicity, including breakthroughs Diahann Carroll (“Julia”), Bill Cosby (“I Spy”), Desi Arnaz (“I Love Lucy”) and George Takei (“Star Trek”).

The Mindy Project (9:30pm, Fox) - Danny offers to sell Mindy the other condo he owns in his building, but he gets jealous when she starts dating Charlie the police officer.

Fargo (10pm, FX) - In this fantastic series’ second episode, Molly sets a trap while Gus thinks about coming clean regarding the botched traffic stop. Also, Lester returns to work.

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