Oprah Winfrey sits down with Joe Biden for an interview about the loss of his son to cancer. A documentary explores one of America’s first celebrity chefs.
What’s On TV
SUPERSOUL SUNDAY 11 a.m. on OWN. Oprah Winfrey sits down for an interview with former Vice President Joe Biden to talk about his new book, “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.” In the book and the interview he revisits his struggles during 2015, when he lost his son Beau to brain cancer while still in office.
MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS 3 p.m. on MTV. The Europe Music Awards were created in 1994 as counterprogramming to the American V.M.A.s. Somehow, though, all six of those nominated for best artist this year are from North America. But the host is Rita Ora, who grew up in West London and will attempt to imbue the Wembley Arena event with a hometown sensibility as her wanderlust-driven single “Anywhere” climbs the British charts. She’ll be joined onstage by fellow Brits (Liam Payne, Stormzy), a Cuban-American (Camila Cabello), and the éminence grise of Ireland, U2. And Kesha returns after a bitter legal battle to support an uplifting new album, “Rainbow.”
JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT (2017) 9 p.m. on CNN. Before Emeril, Bobby Flay and Gordon Ramsay, there was Jeremiah Tower, one of America’s first celebrity chefs. Along with the chef Alice Waters, he transformed Chez Panisse in Berkeley into a cultural destination, putting fresh local ingredients at the heart of a new California Cuisine. The result was a “complete re-evaluation of not just American food and ingredients, but food,” said Anthony Bourdain, an executive producer of this documentary. This film chronicles Mr. Tower’s creation of the immensely popular restaurant Stars, his disappearance from the spotlight, and subsequent return to Tavern on the Green.
MADAM SECRETARY 10 p.m. on CBS. Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, played with mettle by Téa Leoni, refuses to negotiate with terrorists for the release of a captured CIA agent. Elizabeth tries to support her daughter Stevie through a difficult time.
AMC VISIONARIES: ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SECRET HISTORY OF COMICS 11 p.m. on AMC. Robert Kirkman, the creative mastermind behind “The Walking Dead” comic book series, is moving onto the next apocalypse: He recently announced a new series, “Oblivion Song,” that centers on an alien-related catastrophe in Philadelphia. In this two-part special, he looks back on the transformations and evolutions of the comic book world, with interviews with luminaries like Stan Lee, Patty Jenkins, J.K. Simmons and Michelle Rodriguez.