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American Experience: : "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln" focuses on the months after his death, when a nation mourned and authorities sought his killer. Will Patton reads the words of John Wilkes Booth. (9 p.m., MPT, Channels 22/67)

The Girls of Hedsor Hall: : Young women try to become ladies at a proper English finishing school in this new, unscripted series. (9 p.m., MTV)

Medium: : Allison (Patricia Arquette) dreams of murders witnessed by someone who's already dead. (10 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)


The BET Honors: : Mary J. Blige, Tyler Perry, Judith Jamison, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, B. Smith and Rep. James E. Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat, are honored for their achievements in their respective fields at the second annual event, from the Warner Theatre in Washington. (9 p.m., BET)


The Great Debaters: : In 1930s Texas, a dedicated teacher (Denzel Washington) inspires students at a predominantly black college to form a debate team. With Forest Whitaker. (6:45 p.m., Showtime)

Late Night

Late Night with Conan O'Brien: : Actor Clive Owen. (12:35 a.m., WBAL, Channel 11)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: : Actor Mickey Rourke. (12:05 a.m., WMAR, Channel 2)

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