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It sounds like W. Kamau Bell’s kid has a pretty good grasp on the cable news landscape

W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell
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Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, June 26. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (Netflix): The stand-up comedian, podcaster, author, and host of United Shades Of America performs in the round for Netflix, delivering a timely, energetic set that covers politics, racism, parenting, TV, and, in one of the stories he shares in Private School Negro, watching political TV coverage about a racist while parenting. “Are they still trying to figure out why Donald Trump is the president?” Bell recalls his daughter asking him while he was watching the news, expressing a perceptiveness that takes her dad by surprise. But considering all the work Bell does to keep his audiences entertained and informed, why would his kids be any different?


Regular coverage

The Bold Type (Freeform, 8 p.m.)
The 100 (The CW, 9 p.m.)

Wild card

Fistful Of Steel (History, 10 p.m.): Miss out on your chance to pick up one of those devices that shoots fire but that Elon Musk insists is not a flamethrower? Then maybe you can pick up some pointers from this new History series, in which teams compete to build the most outrageous weapon and/or get killed for the purposes of a basic-cable reality competition.

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