The two-hour travel documentary special “Chikyu Show Gakko” (“World Elementary School”; TBS, Mon., 9 p.m.) presents children living under difficult circumstances while “working toward their dreams” in various places throughout the world.

One of these subjects is a 12-year-old boy living in New Orleans, where, life post-Hurricane Katrina is still hard for some. The boy, who was abandoned early by his mother, was raised by a nonrelative who has fallen ill. In order to make her feel better, the boy is learning how to play an old trumpet that is one of her most prized possessions.

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