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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Black Memorabilia’ and ‘Experimenter’

What’s on TV Monday: ‘Black Memorabilia’ and ‘Experimenter’

A documentary on PBS dissects the culture surrounding offensive memorabilia. And Michael Almereyda’s reimagining of a pivotal social experiment lands on Hulu.

INDEPENDENT LENS: BLACK MEMORABILIA (2019) 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In an interview with “Independent Lens,” the director Chico Colvard said that he grew up “unconsciously consuming a steady diet” of racist black memorabilia. While the objects he mentions — such as mechanical banks or kitchenware — were created years ago, the tropes they perpetuated live on: Last month, a video of white students at a New York private school in blackface went viral, and old photos of a Florida state official in blackface were resurfaced by a local paper. In this documentary, Colvard explores where those objects and images stand in today’s society. His research takes him to a Chinese factory that manufactures racist figurines; a flea market in North Carolina where vendors sell Confederate collectibles; and a neighborhood in Brooklyn where a black artist tries to reclaim minstrel-show themes.

MAN WITH A PLAN 8:30 p.m. on CBS. In this sitcom’s Season 2 finale, Andi (Liza Snyder) proposed she and Adam (Matt LeBlanc) flip houses together to keep their family afloat. They take the leap, and in Season 3, they learn the ups and downs of working with a spouse. In this episode, Adam tries to make his office more welcoming for his new business partner.

ELVIS GOES THERE 10 p.m. on Epix. The film critic Elvis Mitchell, who formerly wrote for The New York Times, joins filmmakers and actors on trips to locations that inspired their work in this four-part documentary series. It opens with a visit to the “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler’s hometown, Oakland, Calif.

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