Trying to overcome

"King in the Wilderness" doesn't discredit the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s enormous contributions to the civil rights movement, but it does remove the halo from his head by focusing on the years just before his assassination, when he faced increased scrutiny from Black Power followers, J. Edgar Hoover and skeptics in Chicago. It's not the most reverential tribute, but you may come away with even greater respect for King's accomplishments.

7 p.m., HBO

Facing the music

Any rock stars billing themselves as rebels should be required to watch "When God Sleeps," an "Independent Lens" documentary about Iranian rap-punk artist Shahin Najafi, whose music triggered a fatwa judgment for his death. Most of Till Schauder's film is subtitled, but Najafi's fire and frustration — and his talent — come through in any language.

10 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2

Ya burnt!

A couple of weeks ago, Sen. Tina Smith joined the gang at "The View." Now it's the senior senator from Minnesota's turn for attention on the talk-show circuit. Amy Klobuchar stops by "Late Night With Seth Meyers," a show that's arguably been harder on Donald Trump than any other late-night network series. Expect Meyers to ask whether she'll run for president — and expect the senator to respond by saying only if Meyers is her running mate. #tiredoldjoke

11:35 p.m., KARE, Ch. 11

Neal Justin