The border dustup last week between North and South Korean forces sent a chilling reminder that when the leadership in Pyongyang changes, the new boss has to show he’s a tough guy.

Twenty-three years ago, after Kim Jong Il took over the country, North Korean spies placed a bomb on a Korean Airlines jet that killed 115 people. One of the spies, Kim Hyon Hui, recently sat down for an 11-hour interview with TBS. The result is “Daikan Kukoki Bakuha 23-Nenme no Shinjitsu” (“The 23rd-Year Truth of the Korean Airline Jet Explosion”; Mon., 9 p.m.).

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