Highlights August 29 to September 4

Posted on August 26, 2022

Monday, August 29th

It's off to the races for amazing appraisals at Churchill Downs Racetrack, like a Twin Spires painted roof slate from around 1895, a 1943 Picasso ink-on-paper and 1963 letter, and an art deco brooch. One may be worth up to $200,000. Antiques Roadshow Churchill Downs Racetrack Hour 1 at 7:00 pm.

Discover first-place finds at Churchill Downs Racetrack, including a 1966 MGM Grinch figure, a Georgian & Victorian mourning jewelry collection and a Larson Bros. symphonic harp mandolin. Which appraisal is $70,000-$90,000? Antiques Roadshow Churchill Downs Racetrack Hour 2 at 8:00 pm.

Enter the world of Harar, Ethiopia where a euphoria-inducing plant holds sway over everyday life. See moments from the harvesters of the crop, people lost in its narcotic haze and the younger generation searching for an escape from political strife. POV Faya Dayi at 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 30th

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O'Brien, telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success. Finding Your Roots Criminal Kind at 7:00 pm.

The Bolsonaros are the world's newest political dynasty and for many in and outside of Brazil they are extremely dangerous. This program unpicks the Bolsonaros' meteoric rise to power and the scandals that accompanied it. Rise of the Bolsonaros at 8:00 pm.

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race. Secrets of the Dead World War Speed at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 31st

In the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, Cuba is an island teeming with exotic biodiversity: from coral reefs pulsating with life to five-foot-long Cuban rock iguanas. As international relations thaw, what will become of this wildlife sanctuary? Nature Cuba’s Wild Revolution at 7:00 pm.

Writing shaped civilization itself, from the trading of goods to tales of ancient goddesses and kings. Follow the evolution of the written word, from millennia-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to our modern-day alphabets. NOVA A to Z: The First Alphabet at 8:00 pm.

They were called "Black Blizzards," dark clouds reaching miles into the sky, churning millions of tons of dirt into torrents of destruction.For ten years beginning in 1930, dust storms ravaged the parched and overplowed southern plains, turning bountiful wheat fields into desert. Disease, hardship and death followed, yet the majority of people stayed on, steadfastly refusing to give up on the land and a way of life. American Experience Surviving The Dust Bowl at 9:00 pm.

Savor an hour of stirring performances from the late singer/songwriter John Prine's episodes of Austin City Limits. Songs include "Paradise," "Sam Stone" and "Angel from Montgomery," with special guest Bonnie Raitt. Austin City Limits The Very Best of John Prine at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, September 1st

Chet visits this Hill Country town where he tours James Avery's jewelry factory, slides down a dam on the Guadalupe River and enjoys some craft beer from an old house. He sees Stonehenge 2 and finishes it up at a vintage general store. Daytripper Kerrville, TX at 8:00 pm.

Art comes to the picturesque Midsomer village of Angel's Rise with the opening of a new Sculpture Park. But when its launch is marred by murder, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson have to get creative to crack a case where art imitates death, and everything has a deeper meaning. Guest Star Denis Lill (Rumpole of the Bailey). Midsomer Murders A Dying Art 1 & 2 at 8:30 pm.

10:00 pm Broadchurch #203 “Season 2, Episode 3” Hardy faces a race against time as Ellie discovers a startling new piece of evidence, forcing them to reassess their suspicions. Meanwhile, life for Mark and Beth is about to change forever, as Ellie comes under intense pressure from all sides. Broadchurch Season 2, Episode 3 at 10:00 pm.

Friday, September 2nd

Composer, writer, and recording star Rosanne Cash receives the 61st Edward MacDowell Medal. Program features a tour of the Peterborough artist enclave, insightful interviews and brief performances by Emmylou Harris, John Leventhal and Cash. Rosanne Cash at Macdowell at 7:30 pm.

Meet Patrick O'Connell, a self-taught chef whose restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington, is considered one of the greatest dining experiences in America. Follow Chef O'Connell's pursuit of the ultimate culinary accolade: a third Michelin star. The Inn at Little Washington: A Delicious Documentary at 8:00 pm.

Growing up in rural South Carolina, celebrated American garden designer Ryan Gainey developed a love of plants at an early age. After moving to Atlanta in the 1970s, Ryan began designing gardens in affluent neighborhoods and around the world. A contradictory character, offensive and tender, artificial yet truly authentic, Ryan was known for his love of beauty and the ability to create it. Reel South The Well-Placed Weed at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, September 3rd

In Montana, conservationists, landowners, business leaders and government officials consider the importance of the most important yet least-known and understood conservation and access program in the U.S. - the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Farmers in Oklahoma use cover crops and smart pasturing of livestock to reduce their use of chemical fertilizers, improve water quality, and increase their bottom line. Researchers are finding useful purposes for recycled urine. This American Land Public Lands, Clean Water from Farmlands, Urine Recycling at 6:00 pm.

Revel in a performance from pop superstars Duran Duran. The British icons perform songs from their album Future Past, as well as greatest hits. Austin City Limits Duran Duran at 7:00 pm.

The arrival of a long-lost brother to a family-run golf club culminates in a body on the course. But a prime suspect with an alibi leaves the team with an impenetrable conundrum. Death In Paradise at 8:00 pm.

In an Edinburgh cellar, two gunshots ring out. Across town, Max McCall is released from prison. Those two events gradually come together as we watch Max try to rebuild his life. Guilt On Masterpiece Season 2, Episode 1 at 9:00 pm.

Max and Kenny find a local minister to be more of an obstacle than they anticipated. Pressure builds for Erin, while Teddy is seeking answers. Guilt On Masterpiece Season 2, Episode 2 at 10:00 pm.

Sunday, September 4th

Hardscrabble fossil hunters in Wyoming make astounding discoveries that change what we know about the earth's history. The mining town of Kemmerer, in the Green River Formation, is ground zero for the best fossil collecting in the world. Geology, history, and entrepreneurship all come to life through human stories of fossil hunters seeking a rare discovery and a big payday. Fossil Country at 1:00 pm.

The one-hour program PALEO SLEUTHS explores a series of paleontology excavations that showcase the changing landscape and animal life on America's Great Plains - beginning 34 million years ago with the Ice Age. Through interviews with paleontology experts, modern-day footage of excavations, historic reenactments, archival photo- graphs, and stunning animations with 3-D models that bring pre-historic figures to life, the educational and informative PALEO SLEUTHS features fossil discoveries in the Great Plains that challenge popular understanding of the origins of mammals. Paleo Sleuths at 2:00 pm.

Energy and climate are intertwined, two of the most important topics in the world today. Yet viewers know very little about them. This show aims to change that. 'Energy Switch' brings together two renowned experts from government, NGOs, academia and industry, with differing perspectives on important energy and climate topics, such as: Could solar and wind power our future? Or could hydrogen be the dominant energy source? Should we have more or less nuclear power? How should we respond to climate change? What policies most effectively reduce emissions? How could we pay for them? These lively discussions and more are moderated by renowned energy scientist and communicator Dr. Scott Tinker. Climate change is already affecting everyday lives. What are the risks as the globe warms? Energy Switch Responding to Climate Change at 6:00 pm.

Meet a more sophisticated Anne Boleyn as she returns to England from France having grown into a real beauty. Anne dazzles the Tudor Court while her family plays the long game to catch a king. The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family Desire at 7:00 pm.