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April 28, 2014

What to Watch on Monday: HBO doc on Texas governor tells ‘All About Ann’

A compelling HBO documentary on the feisty, fiery and funny force of nature who became a national Democratic leader.

All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State (9pm, HBO) - A compelling documentary about the feisty, fiery and funny force of nature who rose to power in the conservative state of Texas, despite her unapologetically liberal politics. The documentary traces her story, from growing up poor in rural Texas to becoming a national Democratic leader, through interviews with close friends, family members and admirers. Those offering thoughts include Bill Clinton, Dan Rather and Liz Smith.

Also on tonight . . .

Jeopardy (7pm, WTVD) - Raleigh’s own Dr. Bob Kochersberger, a journalism professor at N.C. State, will compete tonight – and no doubt wow Alex Trebek with his sharp intellect. Here’s to hoping for categories on small planes and Ida Tarbell! (See Tuesday’s N&O for Kochersberger’s firsthand account of what it was like to appear on the show.)

The Following (9pm, Fox) - In the second season finale, Ryan and Joe are forced to work together, despite their hatred for each other, in order to save the woman they both love.

The Blacklist (10pm, NBC) - A politician in Prague is framed for murder, triggering the team’s effort to take down the Kingmaker, a shifty strategist who’s behind the rise of powerful politicians. Meanwhile, Liz unearths a secret Red has been hiding.

Castle (10pm, ABC) - A promising professional skateboarder is killed by a motorcyclist, so Castle and Beckett dive into the world of extreme sports to investigate the murder.

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