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Monday on Utah TV: "Half the Sky" is both horrifying and uplifting

Published October 1, 2012 4:02 pm

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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (8 p.m., PBS/Ch. 7) is absolutely horrifying and uplifting at the same time.

Nicholas Kristof, who co-authored the book with his wife, travels with celebrities America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde to 10 countries where women and girls fight to change their oppressive living conditions.

We see women and girls forced into prostitution, forced to endure gender-based violence, endure high maternal mortality rates and more. And we see efforts to battle these conditions and empower women and girls.

The two-part, four hour documentary concludes Tuesday at 8 p.m.

Elsewhere on TV ...

How I Met Your Mother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Barney works up a big pre-nup agreement.

Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): The competition continues.

Bones (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): There's a deadly explosion at a hotel parking garage.

Warehouse 13 (7 and 9 p.m., Syfy): (Season finale)

Partners (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Well, it looks like the producers ran out of ideas after one episode. The premiere had some laughs; this episode is painfully unfunny.

The Voice (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Auditions continue.

The Mob Doctor (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Grace treats the victims - and the driver - in a hit-and-run accident.

Mike & Molly (8:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Vince hurts his back.

Hawaii Five-0 (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): McGarrett asks Catherine to help find his mother.

Castle (9:01 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Beckett returns from suspension.

Revolution (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Nora, Charlie and Miles head back to the rebel camp.

Switched at Birth (9 p.m., ABC Family): Bay and Zarra hunt for taggers who are ruining their art.