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What to Watch on Tuesday: America’s first subway system in Boston

Opening Day for the Boston subway, at the Public Garden entrance (September 1897).
Opening Day for the Boston subway, at the Public Garden entrance (September 1897). Courtesy of City of Boston Archives

The Race Underground (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – In this American Experience documentary, engineers overcome challenges to construct America’s first subway system in Boston.

Switched at Birth (9 p.m., Freeform) – In the Season 5 premiere, Bay and Daphne rush home from China after they receive an emergency call.

Outsiders (9 p.m., WGN) – A new arrival threatens to disrupt the balance of power on Shay Mountain.

Bones (9 p.m., Fox) – When a tutor who works with privileged students turns up dead, the team sifts through possible murderers.

Frontline: Battle for Iraq (10 p.m., UNC-TV) – A report on the fighting inside Mosul, Iraq, includes comments from civilians, soldiers and ISIS suspects.

Taboo (10 p.m.m, FX) – James Delaney sets out to protect his business by any means necessary.

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