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Benjamin Franklin portrait by Joseph Siffred Duplessis, 1778, featured in the Ken Burns documentary “Benjamin Franklin” on PBS.

Benjamin Franklin portrait by Joseph Siffred Duplessis, 1778, featured in the Ken Burns documentary “Benjamin Franklin” on PBS.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York via PBS

Benjamin Franklin (8 p.m., PBS NC) – We get the first part of Ken Burns’ two-night, four-hour documentary on Benjamin Franklin. The documentary explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century’s most consequential figures, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. In tonight’s first installment, Franklin follows his success as a printer in Philadelphia by earning worldwide fame from electricity experiments, and then turns to politics. Part 2 of this documentary airs Tuesday night at 8 p.m.

NCAA Basketball Tournament (9 p.m., TNT / TBS / truTV) – Tonight’s men’s college basketball championship has UNC vs Kansas in the season’s final showdown. The Championship Central pre-game starts at 7 p.m.

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Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 25 years. She is the service journalism editor and writes about TV and local media for The N&O’s Happiness is a Warm TV blog.




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