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What to Watch on Tuesday: PBS on the history of ‘The Bomb’

Albert Einstein (left) and Robert Oppenheimer
Albert Einstein (left) and Robert Oppenheimer Courtesy of National Archives/Public Domain

The Bomb (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – In this two-hour special, historians talk about the development of the nuclear bomb. Also, at 10 there’s the first part of a special two-part series called “Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail,” which unlocks the mysteries of uranium, which has revolutionized everything from medicine to warfare. Part 2 airs Wednesday at 10.

Zoo (9 p.m., CBS) – Agent Shaffer, Jamie and Jackson look for a chemist in Alabama who has evidence of Reiden Global’s role in the animal problem.

Rizzoli & Isles (9 p.m., TNT) – Jane and Maura overcome obstacles to find the killer of a 16-year-old girl.

Face Off (9 p.m., Syfy) – In the first episode of the ninth season, two teams of artists construct original alien animals that incorporate two models into one large creation.

Tyrant (10 p.m., FX) – Jamal feels his country is spiraling out of control and is desperate for a military victory. Meanwhile, Barry’s attempt to rescue Daliyah has unintended consequences.