Highlights August 28 to September 3

Posted on August 25, 2023

Monday, August 28

Revisit tremendous Tucson treasures first appraised 15 years ago including Picasso Madoura pottery, an early 20th C. Cartier necklace &brooch, and an 1861 Charles Dickens letter. Can you guess which is now valued at $90,000-$115,000? Antiques Roadshow Vintage Tucson 2021 Hour 1 at 7:00 pm.

Explore how ordinary people became caught up in "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland as events progress from protests and rioting to full-blown violence. When tensions between Catholic and Protestant communities explode, the British Army is deployed. Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland It Wasn't Like A Movie Anymore at 8:00 pm.

Discover how ordinary people become surrounded by fear and hatred as violence grows and home-grown paramilitaries begin taking control of many Catholic and Protestant working-class communities. It is now 1972, and society is deeply segregated. Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland Do Paramilitaries Lie Awake at Night? at 9:00 pm.

Highlighting two Hawaiian cowgirls (paniolo) who have dedicated their lives to caring for their family ranches. On the northwest side of Hawai'i island, as La'I Bertlemann prepares to graduate from highschool, she must make a difficult decision whether to stay home in Hawai'i and continue her family tradition of land stewardship or leave. Meanwhile, on the south side, Lani Cran Petrie is at a crossroads as she continues to plan for the future of her ranch while faced with the uncertainty of the state-held lease of the land expiring soon. Pacific Heartbeat Island Cowgirls at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 29

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Julianne Moore, comedian Bill Hader and painter Kehinde Wiley, revealing how their ancestors' military service left an indelible mark on their families -- and on their country. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. War Stories at 7:00 pm.

Learn about the harrowing impact of the IRA hunger strike through three women's stories: an IRA prisoner's wife, a police officer's wife, and a hunger striker's daughter. Tit-for-tat killings, car bombs and assassinations are now routine. Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland So Many Broken Hearts at 8:00 pm.

Discover how tensions rise as police and the army infiltrate paramilitary organizations to gain intelligence in the late 1980s. No one can be trusted as fear and suspicion seep into all parts of daily life. Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland The Dirty War at 9:00 pm.

Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin's veiled nuclear threats, IN SEARCH OF RESOLUTION examines the continuing dangers posed by the existence of nuclear weapons. It also spotlights the dignitaries, politicians, and organizations that bolster the preventative measures helping to protect the world from this danger. Filmed in 2022 after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this timely documentary takes viewers inside recent critical international meetings, such as the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, the U.N. Youth Champions for Disarmament Training Programme, the First Meeting of the States Parties on the Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the 10th Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In-depth interviews with scholars, ambassadors, and leaders in the field provide historical context, while international experts reflect on arms control measures, nuclear disarmament, and possible ways forward. In Search of Resolution at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 30

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin's lost ships-a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition. Nova Arctic Ghost Ship at 7:00 pm.

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 passengers. Moving the ship - which stretches the length of three football fields, weighs over 114,000 tons and lies half submerged on the site of a protected reef with a 50-meter long hole in its hull - from its precarious perch on the edge of a 60 meter high underwater cliff will be a huge technical and logistical challenge. Now, NOVA joins a team of more than 500 divers and engineers working around the clock as they attempt the biggest ship recovery project in history. Nova Sunken Ship Rescue at 8:00 pm.

Explore how politicians are propelled back toward peace talks. After decades of cyclical violence, a breakthrough is reached, and there is joy when the Good Friday Agreement is announced in 1998. However, peace comes at an enormous cost. Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland Who Wants to Live Like That? at 9:00 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 10:00 pm.

Thursday, August 31

Germany is a land of monumental castles, great palaces and defensive constructions whose walls and legends are still intact today. Stories featured include the alleged madness of the Duke of Bavaria in Neuschwanstein, the escapes of Allied prisoners in Colditz, and the supposed death of the Archbishop Hatto by thousands of rats in the Mouse Tower. Additional castles profiled: Heidelberg, Lichtenstein, Burghausen, Reichenstein, Drachenburg, Kriebstein, and the castle thought to be the home of Frankenstein's monster. Castles: Secrets, Mysteries and Legends Germany at 6:59 pm.

Chet learns the history of this German town on the Guadalupe River. He visits the oldest dance hall in Texas, eats a chicken-fried steak in the old gristmill, and sets his new cowboy hat on fire. Chet also chases rainbow trout in the southernmost trout fishery in America. The Daytripper Gruene, TX at 8:00 pm.

Telling a positive immigration story and highlighting the dynamic contributions Jewish Americans made to shaping the Western United States. Jewish families traveled for the same reason as many settlers: opportunity. Anti-Jewish oppression, deadly violence and forced poverty in Europe forced over two million Jewish refugees to seek out a better life in America. The antisemitism and tenements found in New York City, however, did not offer the respite many Jews were seeking. By 1912, it is estimated that more than 100,000 Jews had migrated to the Wild West to put down roots. Jews of the Wild West at 8:30 pm.

The documentary provides a unique look back at the classic Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, The Yearling by the late Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the subsequent classic MGM Oscar-winning film by the same name 75 years later with memories in film and commentary by not only the Oscar-winning child actor Claude Jarman, Jr., but many of the Florida folks who worked on the film in the Ocala National Forest of Florida in the 1940s. Their memories and home movie clips from the filming by the late Oscar winner Gregory Peck weave a colorful story. From Novel to Movie: The Yearling in Florida at 9:55 pm.

Friday, September 1

An acclaimed documentary about an American music icon. From humble roots, she grew into that rare and mythical artist - a self-taught singer with a distinctive, precise, disciplined voice and a unique depth of emotional expression. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy at 7:30 pm.

The incomparable, trail-blazing talent of Joni Mitchell is celebrated in Washington, DC's historic DAR Constitution Hall by a cadre of musical stars who all drew inspiration from the woman many consider to be the most influential musical artist of her time. Be it lyrics, composition, playing, singing, or even painting, no artist has demonstrated the creative length, depth and breadth of Joni Mitchell. Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at 8:30 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 10:00 pm.

Saturday, September 2

Husband-and-wife duo Sarah and Austin McCombie of Chatham Rabbits go on the road to follow their dreams of making it in music. They play at the Bynum General Store and get nostalgic during a visit to their old house. Later they give a tour of their Siler City farm and introduce their animals. The couple write new songs and look forward to the band's first practice before kicking off their tour. On the Road with Chatham Rabbits: Dreams & Songs at 4:30 pm.

If we can save the Florida panther, we can save Florida, but how do you save an endangered species? THE NEED FOR CONNECTIVITY tells the story of an incredible panther, FP224, and how vehicles and growth can adversely affect wildlife. Need for Connectivity at 6:00 pm.

Black Pumas founder Adrian Quesada brings to life the music of his acclaimed Spanish-language album Boleros Psicodelicos in a thrilling hour, with international guest vocalists iLe, Natalia Clavier, Girl Ultra, Clemente Castillo and more. Austin City Limits Adrian Quesada Boleros Psicodelicos at 7:00 pm.

Agatha Christie's Poirot The Affair at the Victory Ball at 8:00 pm.

Agatha Christie's Poirot The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge at 8:55 pm.

Travel to the deserts of Iraq for an archaeological dig, where the famous crime writer unravels a series of mysterious murders. Lyndsey Marshal stars as Agatha Christie and Jonah Hauer-King is Max Mallowan,the archaeologist vying for her affection. Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar at 9:50 pm.

Reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema and our lives. Through iconic film clips, interviews and archival footage, the documentary captures the history, impact, and creative process of this overlooked artform and the artists behind it. Entertaining and educational insights from legendary directors including George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Robert Redford, David Lynch, Barbra Streisand, John Lasseter, Ang Lee, Sofia Coppola, and Ryan Coogler, amongst many, whose award-winning work with their sound collaborators have created immersive and multi-sensory audience experiences. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound at 11:29 pm.

Sunday, September 3

In 1899, the Sewanee football team went undefeated and untied in a long 12-game season, including a string of 5 games in 6 days. Not only did they beat every team they played - including Texas, Texas A& M, LSU, Ole Miss and Auburn - but they held every other team scoreless until their final two games. Unrivaled: Sewanee 1899 tells the story of this team that coaches agree will never be equaled, and the very different game of football played a century ago. Unrivaled includes interviews with football coaches across the south, descendants of many of the players, and music by Bobby Horton who has scored more than a dozen Ken Burns' films. Unrivaled: Sewanee 1899 at 1:00 pm.

Discover Jewish pioneers from the silver screen and real life helped shape the expansion of the U.S. Jews of the Wild West at 1:59 pm.

Discover how Maureen Sweeny played a pivotal role in one of the most important events in history. Story of the D-Day Forecast: Three Days in June at 3:30 pm.

A young woman is left badly burned after a fire in a student flat. When investigations show the victim was drugged and the fire was set, Professor T helps the police in a race against time to find who did it before they strike again. Professor T Ring of Fire at 7:00 pm.

DCI Jessica James' first day in her new job is marred by an unforeseen and devastating event involving her family life. Her first case looks like a murder dating back to the 1930s, but could the body have been disposed of in more recent times? Unforgotten on Masterpiece Season 5, Episode 1 at 8:00 pm.

The team is immediately plunged into an investigation following the dramatic shooting of an idealistic Free Running champion. Van Der Valk on Masterpiece Freedom in Amsterdam, Part 1 at 9:00 pm.

Fi Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, but she insists that it isn't for sale. With events spiraling beyond her control, her panic rises as she can't reach estranged husband Bram or locate her missing children. Our House at 10:00 pm.