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What to Watch on Tuesday: Drunk or sober, history is fun

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- Courtesy of John Binder/PBS
Al Capone (front and center) being escorted to the train in Chicago that will take him to U. S. Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta. U. S. Marshal Laubenheimer is to his right and the car thief transported with him is between them in the second row. In the second row, far right with the white hat, is almost certainly Eliot Ness. He and the Untouchables were (as reported in the Chicago newspapers), guarding Capone until he was safely on the train to Atlanta.

Al Capone: Icon (8pm, UNC-TV) - A profile of the notorious gangster who rose through the ranks of Chicago’s underworld during the Prohibition years. It is believed he ordered the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, but he also opened one of the nation’s first soup kitchens, fought for expiration dates on milk and wrote love songs to his wife from prison.

Food Fighters (8pm, NBC) - The debut of the new Adam Richman-hosted cooking competition between amateur cooks and professional chefs.

History Detectives (9pm, UNC-TV) - The team investigates the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, the former Teamster president who was last seen outside the Machus Red Fox Restaurant in Bloomsfield Township, Mich., on July 30, 1975.

Face Off (9pm, Syfy) - Season 7 begins with 16 contestants learning they aren't officially on the show until they survive one final audition. Also, makeup artist Lois Burwell is introduced as the newest member of the judging panel.

Drunk History (10pm, Comedy Central) - This may be my favorite episode of the season so far -- particularly the story in which Abraham Lincoln tries to stay alive in Baltimore on the way to his inauguration. Moth!

Frontline (10pm, UNC-TV) - A look at the economic crisis through the eyes of three young girls in a group of cities along the Iowa-Illinois border.

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