Ben Bradlee, celebrated editor of The Washington Post, is the subject of a new documentary. And in the age of Uber, the “Cash Cab” rides again.
What’s on TV
THE NEWSPAPERMAN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BEN BRADLEE (2017) 8 p.m. on HBO. The chain-smoking, fact-chasing newspaper editor Ben Bradlee, for years executive editor of The Washington Post, is the subject of this documentary. Bradlee, who died in 2014, has been portrayed onscreen by Jason Robards (“All the President’s Men”) and Tom Hanks (“The Post,” out later this month), but here his own voice narrates, taking us from his time on a naval destroyer during World War II and as a foreign correspondent for Newsweek to his days at The Post, which under his leadership became one of the most influential newspapers in the country. In the 1970s, Bradlee supported the investigation into Watergate that ultimately led to Richard Nixon’s resignation — a prime example of what, in the film, Bradlee says is his job as a journalist: “not to be loved but to go after the truth.”
RIDE WITH NORMAN REEDUS 9 p.m. on AMC. The season finale of this motorcycle-based travel series with “The Walking Dead” actor Norman Reedus finds him touring his native New York. Mr. Reedus, who in the series often spends time with celebrities, stops for pizza with the chef and restaurateur Mario Batali.
CASH CAB 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel. Here’s a reason to put down your phone and put out your taxi-hailing arm: “Cash Cab” is back. The game show, which stopped producing episodes in 2012, returns with its original host, the comedian Ben Bailey. In the show, Mr. Bailey picks up unsuspecting New Yorkers (or visitors to the city) in his yellow cab, and their taxi rides turn into trivia challenges. New additions to the series include celebrity appearances and “social media shout-outs,” in which contestants can use Facebook to get help when they’re flummoxed.
THE INDIAN DOCTOR On Amazon, Hulu and Acorn TV. This BBC drama, set in a small Welsh mining town in the 1960s, begins with the arrival of a doctor from Delhi, who has been hired as the town physician. The show’s third…