A difficult conversation

Parents ready to educate their children about the Holocaust may want to hold off on cueing up “Schindler’s List” and opt instead for “The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm,” a 20-minute documentary seen through the eyes of a wide-eyed boy learning about the tragedy through a beloved relative’s stories.

5 p.m., HBO

Van the man

One of Prince’s buddies keeps the music playing on the premiere of “The Van Jones Show.” Kickoff guest Jay-Z is expected to talk about activism and social issues. The weekly series should be a nice companion piece for “The Messy Truth With Van Jones” and solidify the pundit’s status as one of CNN’s more important stars.

6 p.m., CNN

Your songs

In what universe is “Nikita” considered one of Elton John’s finest tunes? That would be the singer’s homeland of England, which recently conducted a poll that’s been turned into “Elton John: The Nation’s Favorite Song,” a cheeky countdown with color commentary from Rod Stewart, Annie Lennox and John himself. The results may have you rejiggering your own list.

7 p.m., Reelz

Neal Justin