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What to Watch on Monday: A chance to see ESPN’s documentary on Valvano and NC State

NCSU’s Jim Valvano and Sidney Lowe celebrate after NC State beat Houston to win the 1983 NCAA Championship in Albequerque.
NCSU’s Jim Valvano and Sidney Lowe celebrate after NC State beat Houston to win the 1983 NCAA Championship in Albequerque. Photo by Greg P. Hatem

30 for 30: Survive and Advance (8 p.m., ESPN 2) - A repeat of the 2013 ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about the N.C. State University basketball team, which, coached by Jim Valvano, won the 1983 NCAA Championship in one of the biggest college basketball upsets ever. If you haven’t watched this, you really must. If you have, watch it again. In either case, have tissues nearby.

People Magazine Investigates: Memphis Blues (10 p.m., Investigation Discovery) - NBA basketball player Lorenzen Wright goes missing outside Memphis, then his body is discovered in the woods and investigators work the case for many years to find his murderer.

Christmas Cookie Challenge (10 p.m., Food) - Guest judges Vivian Chan, Ree Drummond and Dan Langan evaluate Christmas character masks made of cookies.

A Family Reunion Christmas (Netflix) - In this holiday-themed episode of Tia Mowry-Hardirct’s Netflix show, the McKellans must face the ghosts of Christmas past to learn the importance of family, forgiveness, and empathy.

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Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 20 years. She writes about TV and local media for the Happiness is a Warm TV blog, and answers CuriousNC questions for readers.
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