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Riveting ‘Vietnam’ doc lands on PBS

Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

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“Last Days in Vietnam”: The American Experience series brings this gripping, Oscar-nominated documentary to television. Directed by Rory Kennedy, the film marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Via powerful interviews and wrenching footage, it recalls how, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes helped 135,000 South Vietnamese citizens escape. Tuesday at 8 p.m., KSPS; 9 p.m. KCDT.

Other bets

SUNDAY: The best in soaps, children’s programming, and courtroom, game, talk and food shows is celebrated during the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Tyra Banks hosts the gala, which will honor Betty White with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 5 p.m., Pop.

SUNDAY: More shiny trophies go on display during the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards, featuring performances by Nick Jonas, Becky G and others. Zendaya is our host. 8 p.m., Disney Channel.

SUNDAY: “Happyish” is a dark new comedy series about an advertising executive struggling to find midlife fulfillment. Steve Coogan stars in the lead role, taking over for the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. 9:30 p.m., Showtime.

MONDAY: “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” is a chilling documentary that recalls the case of a serial killer who stalked poor black women in South-Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007. The film revisits the neighborhood and explores why the murders went unsolved for so many years. 9 p.m., HBO.

TUESDAY: “The Runner Up,” a compelling documentary series about the North Carolina congressional bid of former “American Idol” finalist Clay Aiken, ends with Election Day results. Spoiler alert: He lost. 10 p.m., Esquire.

WEDNESDAY: We’re definitely not in Hogwarts anymore. “The Casual Vacancy” is a three-part miniseries based on the first adult novel by “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling. The setting is Pagford, a seemingly idyllic village that becomes torn by strife after the sudden death of a local leader. 8 p.m., HBO.

WEDNESDAY: TV news cameras are rarely allowed inside federal prisons, but the new documentary “White Collar Convicts: Life on the Inside” goes behind the walls to capture the experience of crooked CEOs, inside traders and embezzlers. 10 p.m., CNBC.

THURSDAY: A compellingly turbulent season of “Mom” comes to a close with a season finale that has Christy (Anna Faris) blaming Bonnie (Allison Janney) when Roscoe (Blake Garrett Rosenthal) announces that he wants to go live with his father. 9 p.m. CBS

FRIDAY: On the season finale of “Blue Bloods,” a member of the Reagan clan is shot and Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) tries to track down the suspect without letting his emotions get the best of him. Clifford “Method Man” Smith guest stars. 10 p.m., CBS.

SATURDAY: Scarlett Johansson is the latest host of “Saturday Night Live.” The gig comes a day after “Avengers: Age of Ultron” debuts in theaters, so expect her to don her Black Widow costume at some point. 11:29 p.m., NBC.

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