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Originally published Monday, December 30, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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Monday TV Picks: ‘How to Survive a Plague’ on KCTS

TV picks for Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, include PBS’ “How to Survive a Plague” on KCTS, “iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1” on The CW and “Bizarre Foods” on Travel.

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‘How to Survive a Plague’

Shown as part of PBS’ “Independent Lens” series, David France’s 2012 documentary is a chronological procession of the AIDS pandemic, beginning in 1981. 10 p.m. Monday on KCTS (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Monday

“iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1,” 8 p.m. (The CW): Performances include Katy Perry, Fun, Elton John, Keith Urban, J. Cole, Queen and Adam Lambert, Muse, Tiesto and special guest Robin Thicke.

“Almost Human,” 8 p.m. (Fox): In the year 2048, Detective John Kennex and his new android partner embark on their first mission.

“The Cheap Detective” (1978), 8:30 p.m. (TCM): Accused of murdering his partner, a private eye tries to clear his name in 1940s San Francisco.

“Rudolph’s Shiny New Year,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Rudolph the reindeer comes to the rescue when an evil bird kidnaps the New Year baby. Voices of Red Skelton, Frank Gorshin, Morey Amsterdam.

“Bizarre Foods,” 9 p.m. (Travel): Foods with a strong smell, strange taste or a funky texture.

“The Blacklist,” 10 p.m. (NBC): When Red reveals a new name, Liz learns of a plot to destroy the country’s financial system; Tom helps Liz when a loved one falls ill.

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