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For Once, Canada Got To See Something First

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | February 16, 2015 |

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | February 16, 2015 |

The Book of Negroes on BET at 8:00pm ET. Original miniseries premiere. Part 1 of 6. This mini-series follows the fictional slave Aminata as she is brought to the US from Africa and sold into slavery, and the intersection of her life and the Revolutionary War. The title comes from an actual document naming slaves who were loyal to the crown during the Revolutionary War, and were granted safe passage to Nova Scotia and freedom by the British for their services. There were approximately 3,000 names on the list, and the document itself is currently in the National Archives. The miniseries is based on a book of the same name by Lawrence Hill, and premiered in Canada last month.

Gotham on Fox at 8:00pm ET.

2015 Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual All Breed Dog Show on CNBC at 8:00pm ET. Shown tonight will be the hound, toy, non-sporting, and herding groups. There are two new breeds in the show this year, and one of them will show up tonight in the non-sporting group, the Coton de Tulear. The show will be three hours long both tonight and tomorrow.

Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute on CBS at 9:00pm ET.

Better Call Saul on AMC at 10:00pm ET.

Genevieve Burgess has very strong opinions about dogs about once a year. The rest of the year, she’s entirely favorable of all of them.

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