Highlights August 21 to August 27
Posted on Aug 18, 2023
Monday, August 21
What are treasures from the 2007 ROADSHOW in Baltimore worth now? Appraisals include a Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts championship jacket, a B. J. O. Nordfeldt two-sided oil and a Klondike Gold Rush archive. One has more than doubled to $250,000. Antiques Roadshow Vintage Baltimore 2021 Hour 2 at 7:00 pm.
Discover never-before-seen surprises from ROADSHOW's Season 24 tour: an antique Scottish golf club, a 1777 William Faden Philadelphia map and Andy Warhol "Fiesta Pig" & "Turtle" prints. Which is worth up to $100,000 Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 10 at 8:00 pm.
Great Performances Leonard Bernstein's Kaddish Symphony at 9:00 pm.
A film by: Justyn Ah Chong. When Native Hawaiian fashion designer Sharayah Chun-Lai receives an out-of-the blue invitation from the world-renowned Runway 7 to showcase her brand, Ola Hou Designs, at the prestigious New York Fashion Week, she and her supportive family are tossed into a fast-paced world of planning, preparation, and runway readiness to bring the spirit of the Big Island to the magic of the Big Apple. Woven into the fabric of Ola Hou Designs is a story of resilience, family, and all the things it takes to make a dream become reality. Join the journey as Sharayah puts it all on the line to bring Ola Hou Designs to the New York runway. Pacific Heartbeat Ola Hou - Journey to New York Fashion Week at 10:00 pm.
Tuesday, August 22
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA detective work to solve mysteries in the family trees of actor Tea Leoni and radio host Joe Madison, introducing each of them to parents and grandparents whose names they've never heard before. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. DNA Mysteries at 7:00 pm.
Explore the 1928 dam collapse, the second deadliest disaster in California history. A colossal engineering failure, the dam was built by William Mulholland to ensure the growth of Los Angeles by bringing water to the city via aqueduct. American Experience Flood in the Desert at 8:00 pm.
In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois to New Orleans, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville, Mississippi, efforts to contain the river pitted the majority black population against an aristocratic plantation family, the Percys -- and the Percys against themselves. A story of greed, power and race during one of America's greatest natural disasters. American Experience Fatal Flood at 9:00 pm.
The "bomb cyclone" that swept across the Great Plains in March 2019 became, in its cost and scope, the worst natural disaster in Nebraska's history. As the storm began, up to 45 inches of snow swept across Colorado and Wyoming into Nebraska and Iowa. Then, warm air turned the blizzard into a deluge. With the ground still frozen hard and unable to absorb the rain, water overflowed into creeks, rivers and ponds already iced over or at capacity, causing record water levels. The people of Nebraska stood in the center of the bullseye. As the unlucky combination of ice, snow and rain caused historic flooding, towns became islands. Cattle, surrounded by water, suffered without food. When the ice broke loose from frozen rivers, it took on a life of its own, moving downstream and swiftly destroying bridges, dams, livestock, homes and businesses. The documentary lays out a one-of-a-kind narrative of this fast-moving tragedy and subsequent efforts to rebuild lives and communities, using news footage and video, photos and recollections from rural Nebraskans who experienced the extreme weather. And The Floods Came at 10:00 pm.
Wednesday, August 23
Roam the Wild West frontier land of the Rio Grande's Big Bend alongside its iconic animals, including black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions. Nature Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas at 7:00 pm.
Follow a team of experts investigating the Great Hurricane of 1780 that killed more people than any other Caribbean hurricane. Discover what made the storm so deadly and whether mega-storms are more likely to strike in our rapidly changing climate. Nova Killer Hurricanes at 8:00 pm.
Uncover geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that violently reshaped the ancient world. Follow geologists around the globe as they reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods more powerful than all the world's top ten rivers combined. Nova Killer Floods at 9:00 pm.
Grammy-winning modern rockers The War On Drugs perform songs from their acclaimed LP I Don't Live Here Anymore. Austin City Limits The War On Drugs at 10:00 pm.
Thursday, August 24
One notable feature of the geography of the United Kingdom is its castles, with a continued legacy history that could fill entire libraries. Delves into the history of some very well-known fortresses,and other less famous ones, all with their astonishing legends, dark mysteries and extraordinary secrets. Fortifications featured include Bodiam, Bamburgh, Fraser, Beaumaris, Caerphilly, Lincoln, Conwy, Fyvie, Kidwelly and Glamis Castle. Castles: Secrets, Mysteries and Legends United Kingdom at 6:59 pm.
Chet travels to this North Texas town where he jumps into Possum Kingdom Lake. He explores the square, food, and nature of this hidden part of Texas. The Daytripper Graham, TX at 8:00 pm.
Discover the writer's plan to sell a manuscript that kills off her famous detective-Hercule Poirot. Struggling with money and under investigation by tax authorities in America and the UK, Agatha (Helen Baxendale) must come up with an enormous sum. Agatha and the Midnight Murders at 8:29 pm.
Surpassed only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the most successful writer of all time. We all know her characters and incredible plot twists, but what do we know about Agatha herself? Combining rare access to Agatha's family, her personal archive and speaking to those who know her work best, discover what made the world's most successful crime writer tick. Inside The Mind of Agatha Christie at 10:05 pm.
Friday, August 25
The Bargo brothers visit the great state of Texas as they make their way to Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. They start their trip off with a behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson Space Center where they meet their guest, Astronaut Scott Parazynski-the only person on the planet to summit Mt. Everest and visit space. The brothers then make their way west, making stops along the way including a visit to the colorful Mi Tierra restaurant in San Antonio. They continue on to McDonald Observatory to get an adventurous perspective of the massive telescopes with their good friend and telescope engineer, Emily Mrozinski. They finish off their trip to the Lone Star state with a scenic climb up the Texas highpoint with Dr. Scott Parazynski. Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers Texas at 7:30 pm.
Learn how "New Traditionalists" like George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create. Country Music Don't Get Above Your Raisin (1984 -1996) at 8:00 pm.
Each summer, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic is joined by a guest soloist to perform an enchanting open-air concert under the direction of a guest conductor from the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Great Performances Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2023 at 10:00 pm.
Saturday, August 26
The Gulf Coast extends from the Florida Keys to the Yucatan Peninsula.You'll find some of the most vibrant seafood and distinctive grilling in the Americas. From Grilled Oysters with Charred Corn Salsa to a Gulf Coast grill-top Shrimp Boil. And a spectacular Grilled Snapper "Zarandeado" prepared by Mexican grill master Alejandro Gutierrez. In this show, we're fishing for compliments from the Gulf Coast grill. Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue Gulf Coast Grill at 1:00 pm.
Country superstar Maren Morris showcases gems from her Grammy-nominated album Humble Quest alongside chart-topping hits in a career-spanning hour. Austin City Limits Maren Morris at 7:00 pm.
The team investigates the murder of a renowned calypso singer's husband. Meanwhile, Neville struggles with Sophie's revelations and contemplates his future in Saint Marie. Death in Paradise A Calypso Caramba at 8:00 pm.
Agatha Christie's Poirot The Theft of the Royal Ruby at 8:55 pm.
Discover the writer's plan to sell a manuscript that kills off her famous detective-Hercule Poirot. Struggling with money and under investigation by tax authorities in America and the UK, Agatha (Helen Baxendale) must come up with an enormous sum. Agatha and the Midnight Murders at 9:50 pm.
Surpassed only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the most successful writer of all time. We all know her characters and incredible plot twists, but what do we know about Agatha herself? Combining rare access to Agatha's family, her personal archive and speaking to those who know her work best, discover what made the world's most successful crime writer tick. Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie at 11:20 pm.
Artist Adebanji Alade unlocks the secrets of the world's most iconic painting whilst creating a replica using traditional methods. Historian Martin Kemp reveals the story behind the sitter and why Leonardo's Mona Lisa is a true masterpiece. How to Paint the Mona Lisa at 12:10 am.
Sunday, August 27
Roam the Wild West frontier land of the Rio Grande's Big Bend alongside its iconic animals, including black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions. Nature Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas at 5:00 pm.
Endeavour Final Season Mini-Marathon
An orchestra soiree, a much-anticipated performance and an abandoned warehouse are scenes for a trio of deaths. Morse's investigation turns up an unsettling connection to the past. Thursday gets a tempting offer, as does Joan. Endeavour on Masterpiece Season 9: Prelude at 7:00 pm.
A gang of entitled college students runs riot. But are they behind a rash of lethal mayhem? Morse makes a date with Joan, then starts digging up an old crime scene. Endeavour on Masterpiece Season 9: Uniform at 8:55 pm.
As preparations for Joan's wedding proceed, the shocking Blenheim Vale case reaches a climax. Endeavour on Masterpiece Season 9: Exeunt at 10:50 pm.
Discover the hidden worlds of London's House of Commons and House of Lords, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the day. Visit Westminster Abbey, steeped in Anglo-Saxon myth and legend, royal extortion and ... dead people. Secrets of Westminster at 12:45 am.