The wonderful world of Disney

Disney's live-action comedies were a staple for TV viewers in the 1960s and '70s, offering genuine family laughs that never talked down to kids or their parents. You can revisit those golden oldies in an irresistible marathon that kicks off with 1963's "The Absent-Minded Professor" and continues with its sequel "Son of Flubber," "World's Greatest Athlete," "The Strongest Man in the World" and "Gus."

7 p.m., TCM

Midwest menu

Chef Lidia Bastianich may refer to those of us who live in this state as "Minnesot-ee-ans," but you'll forgive her after watching her joyous new special, "Lidia Celebrates America: A Heartland Holiday Feast," which features a stop in Walker, Minn., for some ice fishing and lefse. The menu also includes pork and greens with the Hmong community in Wausau, Wis.

8 p.m., TPT, Ch. 2

A time to kill

Two harrowing murders in Ada, Okla., seem like open-and-shut cases, but the fact that acclaimed author John Grisham wrote a book on them, and there's now a six-part documentary based on what he found, are strong hints that there's much more afoot. "The Innocent Man" takes its time exposing the holes in the police investigation, which means the real head-scratching doesn't occur until well into the third episode.

Now streaming on Netflix

Neal Justin