Highlights August 7 to August 13

Posted on August 4, 2023

Monday, August 7

Join Roadshow in the journey to Cleveland and learn about items such as an Ohio salt-glazed figural stoneware match stand, an 1863 Civil War grave marker group and a 1964 Manoucher Yektai oil painting. Which find is valued at $65,000? Antiques Roadshow Cleveland, Hour Two at 7:00 pm.

Gather one last time with the three remaining home cooks as they get ready for the grand finale feast. In the final round, their challenge is to prepare an entire meal that represents their Great American Recipe. Who will be named the winner? Great American Recipe at 8:00 pm.

Chef David Cordua gets a taste of the bold flavors and unique cultures enriching the state of Texas. Houston Cookbook at 9:30 pm.

Learn the story of Di, a 13-year-old Hmong girl living in rural Northwest Vietnam as she navigates the cultural and social challenges faced by young girls in her community while balancing inherited traditions and modernity. POV Children of the Mist at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 8

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and actors Marisa Tomei and John Turturro, introducing them to ancestors who made immense sacrifices to bring their families from Italy to America. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Italian Roots at 7:00 pm.

Al Capone - the quintessential self-made American man, ruthless killer or both? Just his name sparks images of pin-stripe suits and bloody violence. To this day, Americans are fascinated by this celebrity gangster. The question is why? Al Capone: Icon at 8:00 pm.

Inside the protests that have rocked Iran since the death of a young woman in police custody. With a trove of footage filmed by protestors, much of it previously unseen, the film sheds new light on a regime under unprecedented pressure. FRONTLINE Inside the Iranian Uprising at 9:00 pm.

Join us for a Conversation with this year's Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award Recipient, the Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky. Don't miss this discussion with Aronofsky as he reveals details about his unique approach to storytelling, and his journey through cinema. This panel will walk you through the director's path: from his 1998 debut, Pi, to AFF's 2022 Opening Night Film, The Whale. On Story A Conversation with Darren Aronofsky at 10:00 pm.

Revealing 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 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 9

An ecologist tracks the Lesser Long-nosed bat's epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches, in order to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate. Nature The Bat Man of Mexico at 7:00 pm.

Shane explores the history and science of cotton. A prehistoric coastline from North Carolina to Texas laid the foundation for a crop that re-shaped our history, our culture, and even our DNA. Human Footprint The Ground Below at 8:00 pm.

Bats have been implicated in deadly epidemics such as COVID-19 and Ebola, yet scientists are discovering evidence that they may hold a key to a longer and healthier life. From caves in Thailand and Texas to labs around the globe, NOVA meets the scientists who are decoding the superpowers of the bat. NOVA Bat Superpowers at 9:00 pm.

Legendary alternative rock pioneers Pavement deliver modern rock highlights in a career-spanning hour. The veteran California band mark their thirtieth anniversary with a rare television performance. Austin City Limits Pavement at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, August 10

Our everyday existence is nearly completely dependent on secure and reliable telecommunications, and as our digital ecosystem grows increasingly complex, it's critically important to understand what drives, threatens, and governs the technology we greatly depend on. Explore three interconnected themes - innovation, competition, and regulation - and the shifting balance among them that sparked the telecommunications revolution beginning in the early 1970s...Today, our reliance on these methods for commerce, technology, entertainment, travel, health, and all societal interaction are so complete that if the plug were pulled, our nation and the world would likely collapse. When Wire Was King: The Transformation of Communications at 7:00 pm.

Chet travels to Lampasas, Texas to experience the art, sculptures, and historic "healing" springs of this North Hill Country town. He eats some authentic German schnitzel, an Elvis-tested milkshake from Storm's, and some Mexican food by the creek. The Daytripper Lampasas, TX at 8:00 pm.

Join the crime writer as she investigates the murder of Florence Nightingale's goddaughter during her 11-day disappearance in 1926. Christie's involvement in the case influenced her later work. Starring Ruth Bradley as Agatha Christie. Agatha and the Truth of Murder at 8:29 pm.

Hannah uses Billy's tracker to find him. Dubravka decides to hand the business over to Goran and focus on her future grandchild. Hannah concentrates on rescuing Bianca which leads to a deadly standoff between the two matriarchs. Before We Die S2, Episode 5 at 10:00 pm.

Friday, August 11

Mary immerses herself in the enchanting Scottish Highlands. Surrounded by magical scenery, snow-capped mountains and frost-covered forests, Mary makes delicious food to warm her up after a day out in the cold, including a tempting sausage and pepper hotpot,some simple twice-baked souffles, a mushroom, lentil and double potato jumble and an onion and sage open puff pastry tart. Mary hitches a lift through the woods on a husky sled and meets a chocolatier whose highland truffles have made him famous around the world. Back in her own kitchen, Mary makes an indulgent chocolate steamed pudding with a rich chocolate sauce. It is the kind of food that you long to come home to after a day exploring the great outdoors. Mary Berry's Simple Comforts Winter Wonderland at 7:30 pm.

Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville. Country Music Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (1968 -1972) at 8:00 pm.

Grab a front-row seat to this 1984 Tokyo concert, one of Nelson's live legendary performances. Filmed at Budokan, the famous martial arts hall, the show features an amazing collection of Nelson's greatest hits. Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan at 10:30 pm.

Saturday, August 12

Explore Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. From rainforests to volcanos, tiny architects and caretakers at the heart of this vast wildlife diversity keep this ecological giant running: the hummingbirds. Nature The Hummingbird Effect at 12:30 pm.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of "Rocky Mountain High," the iconic title track from Denver's 1972 album, the John Denver estate is partnering with Sony Legacy to digitize the concert special John Denver's Rocky Mountain High. Filmed in 1974 at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, the concert features Denver performing in his prime at this stunning outdoor venue. One of the world's best-known and best-loved artists, Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver's career spanned four decades, and his timeless music has outlasted countless trends and garnered numerous awards and honors. Today, millions of fans old and new enjoy the work of this extraordinary performer, celebrated for songs such as "Leaving On a Jet Plane," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine On My Shoulders, " "Annie's Song," "Rocky Mountain High" and many more. John Denver's Rocky Mountain High at 2:00 pm.

As part of their 50th Anniversary Celebration, Lynyrd Skynyrd played their greatest hits at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in November 2022. With guests that included JellyRoll and John Osborne, the concert was the final performance by the last original band member Gary Rossington, who passed away in March of 2023. Decades of music led to Lynyrd Skynyrd becoming the definitive Southern rock band, fusing the overdriven power of blues rock with a rebellious, Southern image and a hard rock swagger. A hard-living, hard-driving rock and roll band, their music remained firmly entrenched in blues, rock, and country. A cultural icon that appeals to all generations, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lynyrd Skynyrd has a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide, and the beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama,” which has over two million downloaded ringtones. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Celebrating 50 Years, Recorded Live at the Ryman at 7:00 pm.

Fresh off their 18-month 50th Anniversary Tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music - continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits, multiple GRAMMY, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. In September 2022, the band played at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, performing Bob Dylan songs that include "Forever Young," as well their groundbreaking album Will the Circle Be Unbroken, which has been inducted into the Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - The Hits, The History & Dirt Does Dylan at 8:30 pm.

A concert performance of Taylor s greatest hits, interspersed with personal anecdotes, often touching and sometimes witty reflections, and never before-seen home movies and photographs from Taylor’s personal archives. Recorded at the magnificently restored Colonial Theatre in the heart of the Berkshires, the concert features classic James Taylor favorites such as “Carolina in My Mind,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Shower the People,” and “Fire and Rain.” James Taylor: One Man Band at 10:00 pm.

Sunday, August 13

Samantha leaps into her Limerick adventure at King John's Castle, where costumed historians relate the colorful history of this fortress. Sam gets a lesson in the ancient game of hurling before moving on to the village voted Ireland's most beautiful, Adare. She then travels to Foynes to explore the history of the golden age of air travel and the origin stories of Irish coffee. Samantha Brown's Places to Love Limerick and County Clare, Ireland at 11:00 am.

Explore the legacy of craftsmanship through the skill, pride and love that go into legendary Irish products. From the spectacular cliffs on the Atlantic coast to medieval castles, Ireland's epic landscape and rich culture are gloriously showcased. Ireland Made with Love at 11:30 am.

Celebrate the music legend in an iconic 1987 concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes. Roy Orbison & Friends - A Black and White Night at 3:30 pm.

A live performance of his studio album, "Time Clocks" filmed at Red Rocks. Joe Bonamassa: Tales of Time at 5:00 pm.

Go behind the scenes of the charming MASTERPIECE series with the cast and creators. Learn how every detail is researched for authentic period sets and costumes and celebrate how the series takes viewers back to a simpler time. All Creatures Great and Small: Chapter Three at 7:00 pm.

Sanditon Mini-Marathon Part 1

Fiance in tow, Charlotte arrives back in Sanditon for Georgiana's 21st birthday party, but seeing Colbourne again leaves her feeling uncertain. Meanwhile, Georgiana receives a shocking threat, and Edward tries to prove he is a changed man. Sanditon Season 3, Episode 1 at 8:30 pm.

Georgiana faces a nearly impossible task, but help arrives from a surprising place, which results in Charlotte and Colbourne being thrown together again. Lady Denham accepts a new vision for the town and enjoys sparring with an old flame. Sanditon Season 3, Episode 2 at 9:15 pm.

The day of Georgiana's trial arrives, and she gets a surprise visit from an old friend. Colbourne's shooting party goes ahead, and as he gets closer to Lydia, Charlotte must confront all that she's lost. Sanditon Season 3, Episode 3 at 10:30 pm.