What to Watch on Monday: Ken Burns traces biography of cancer

March 30, 2015 11:19 AM

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What to Watch on Monday: Ken Burns traces biography of cancer

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – The first episode in a new 3-part documentary series from Ken Burns that traces the “biography” of cancer based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddartha Mukherjee. In the 2-hour opener, Sidney Farber introduces the modern era of chemotherapy in the 1940s. It also looks at the case of a 14-month-old girl with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Subsequent episodes air on Tuesday and Wednesday. Below, watch a special “Cancer: A Conversation” with Burns and Mukerjee, hosted by Katie Couric.

2 Broke Girls (8 p.m., CBS) – Caroline and Max take second jobs at a chic restaurant in order to earn more money to help pay off their loan.

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