What to Watch on Monday: Oscar-nominated documentary makes TV debut on PBS

RaMell Ross

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (10 p.m. PBS / UNC-TV) - This documentary, premiering on television under the Independent Lens umbrella, is currently nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category. Directed by RaMell Ross, it looks at the lives of two young African American men from rural Alabama over the course of five years. One attends college in search of opportunity and the other becomes a father. The film communicates the region’s deep culture and provides glimpses of the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination. The documentary will be available for streaming on pbs.org starting Feb. 12.

Also on tonight . . .

The Bachelor (8 p.m., ABC) - We go into Week 6 after Colton stormed out of the Week 5 rose ceremony without giving out any roses. I’m assuming — particularly with Elyse’s departure — that we’re just skipping all of that. Tonight’s episode takes place in Vietnam. Internet rumors indicate there’s a little smidge of drama tonight involving our North Carolina person, Caelynn Milller-Keyes of Charlotte (the 2018 Miss North Carolina USA).

The Passage (9 p.m, Fox) - A high-ranking official arrives at Project Noah, while Brad and Amy strategize an escape plan with the help of an unlikely accomplice.

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Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 20 years. She writes about TV and local media for the Happiness is a Warm TV blog, and answers CuriousNC questions for readers.