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What to Watch on Tuesday: ‘Frontline’ doc looks at U.S. drug policy

“Frontline” follows four addicts in Seattle, examining U.S. drug policy and what happens when addiction is treated as a public health crisis, not a crime.
“Frontline” follows four addicts in Seattle, examining U.S. drug policy and what happens when addiction is treated as a public health crisis, not a crime. Courtesy of FRONTLINE

Chasing Heroin (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – A two-hour “Frontline” special examines U.S. drug policy and what happens when heroin is approached as a health issue instead of a crime. The lives of four heroin addicts in Seattle are the focus.

Also on tonight . . .

The Flash (8 p.m., CW) – When King Stark escapes from an ARGUS holding tank, Diggle and Lila go to Central City to warn The Flash.

Global Health Frontiers (8 p.m., UNC-TV Explorer) – This new 4-episode health series premieres with back-to-back episodes and concludes next Tuesday with two more. First up tonight, researchers look for early signs of pandemics; campaign to provide all children in India with routine immunizations against seven diseases; and health workers on a small island in Grenada try to control mosquitoes that carry chikungunya virus. At 9, topics include doctors who provide medical care to remote areas in Haiti; anti-smoking advocates in the Philippines; and private enterprise brings emergency medical response to India's urban centers. The Explorer channel is 1277 on Time Warner Cable only.

Marvel’s Agent Carter (9 p.m., ABC) – Peggy must put a dangerous plan into action to stop Whitney Frost and save Dr. Wilkes.

The People v. O.J. Simpson (10 p.m., FX) – Jury selection gets underway, and the addition of Johnnie Cochran adds an interesting energy to the case.

It’s a Mann’s World (10 p.m., BET) – In the Season 2 premiere, the Mann family competes in an annual Top Chef-style family cook-off with David and Tamela as opposing captains.

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