Highlights January 2 to January 8

Posted on December 30, 2022

Monday, January 2

Kick off season 27 with fascinating Filoli finds from Woodside, CA including a 1928 English sterling silver horse, a Pairpoint puffy owl lamp, ca. 1907, and a 1967 Ansaldo Poggi viola. Can you guess which treasure is up to $330,000? Antiques Roadshow Filoli, Hour 1 at 7:00 pm.

This Season 21 episode features treasures like a rock & roll poster collection from around 1968, a Delaware Tribe beaded baldric and an Auguste Rodin "Eternal Spring" bronze that could have the highest value of the season. But is it authentic? Antiques Roadshow Fort Worth, Hour One at 8:00 pm.

In an impoverished Venezuela neighborhood, the power of music is put to the test for El Sistema national youth orchestra. Independent Lens Children of Las Brisas at 9:00 pm.

Elie Wiesel is a well-known voice for tolerance and justice worldwide. Wiesel spent part of his childhood in the Auschwitz concentration camp, and eventually published the memoir Night. Wiesel won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, and established a foundation that fights intolerance and promotes justice. He teaches at Boston University, and has written more than 50 books. Overheard with Evan Smith Elie Wiesel, Author and Professor at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, January 3

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Julia Roberts and Edward Norton discover their hidden connections to history and each other. Finding Your Roots Hidden Kin at 7:00 pm.

Discover the story of the polygraph, the controversial device that transformed modern police work, seized headlines and was extolled as an infallible crime-fighting tool. A tale of good intentions, twisted morals and unintended consequences. American Experience Lie Detector at 8:00 pm.

Investigating the powerful spyware Pegasus, sold to governments around the world by the Israeli company NSO Group. Part one of a two-part series with Forbidden Stories into the hacking tool used to spy on journalists, activists, the fiancee of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and others. Frontline Global Spyware Scandal: Exposing Pegasus, Part 1 at 9:00 pm.

In the 1950s and '60s, the U.S. government conducted a series of nuclear tests in the Nevada desert. The resulting fallout would kick off a decades-long debate over cancer rates, the costs of patriotism, and the responsibility of a nation to protect its citizens. DOWNWINDERS AND THE RADIOACTIVE WEST chronicles the history of the testing program, and shares the stories of Utahans who lived downwind from the Nevada site. In reporting on these ongoing issues, the documentary explores how the legacy of nuclear testing continues to affect the country today. Downwinders and the Radioactive West at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, January 4

Enjoy the Alps in spring and summertime as newborn animals grow up to face the coming brutal winter. Nature The Alps: The High Life at 7:00 pm.

Mixing a fictional narrative with documentary interviews, First Contact: An Alien Encounter tells the dramatic story of an encounter with an extraterrestrial artifact and explores the new tools we have available in the search for life beyond earth. First Contact: An Alien Encounter at 8:00 pm.

WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS chronicles the Camp Fire from the day it struck to the aftermath, two years later. The film focuses on the town of Paradise and its people. It examines their reactions to the fire, and the devastation in wrought in their lives. We feel the resilience and hope of the Northern California community. When The Smoke Clears at 9:30 pm.

Rejoice in a high voltage hour with New Orleans-born R&B/jazz/gospel musician Jon Batiste. The Stephen Colbert bandleader performs songs from his album We Are, including "I Need You" and "Freedom." Austin City Limits Jon Batiste at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, January 5

series description - OPPORTUNITY KNOCK$ is a series that converts complex financial challenges into economic success stories. Six families are paired with three nationally known financial experts who offer guidance as empowerment coaches. Viewers witness aspirational journeys of financial and life transformations in each episode. Six families travel to Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to meet show host, Ronaldo Hardy, and Opportunity Coaches Jean Chatzky, Patrice Washington and Louis Barajas. Families are paired with the coach they hope will help to change their lives. Inspired by what's next, families return home to share news of their adventure. Opportunity Knock$ Meet The Opportunity Coache$ at 7:02 pm.

Kelly Corrigan shares a conversation with Dave Eggers, author of critically acclaimed titles including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and The Circle. Dave is also an independent publisher, teacher, and a philanthropist. Dave recounts how his first grade teacher inspired his efforts with inspiring confidence among students at his non-profit tutoring organization, by recounting how his first grade teacher had her students write polished, 826 Valencia. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Dave Eggers at 7:30 pm.

Chet explores both the normal and festival sides of the smallest incorporated town in Texas. He goes junkin' with the famed Junk Gypsies, eats at one of the most famous pie cafes in Texas, and visits a jaw-dropping concert venue. Daytripper Round Top, TX at 8:00 pm.

Tensions run high in the village of Solomon Gorge when a fishing competition and an extreme obstacle run are scheduled for the same weekend, leading to mutual sabotage. Will Barnaby and Winter find the culprit before a murder takes place? Guest Starring Bronagh Waugh (The Fall). Midsomer Murders With Baited Breath, 1 & 2 at 8:29 pm.

BBC reporters and best friends Freddie Lyon and Bel Rowley strive to be promoted to a new current affairs program. While Bel coaches Freddieto restrain himself for the interview, an old friend puts Freddie onto a story that could thrust him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. The Hour A New Kind of News at 10:01 pm.

Friday, January 6

Florence, Italy was the cradle of the Renaissance and the birthplace of the modern world. From Dante to Leonardo Da Vinci to Michelangelo, this central Italian town produced the greatest concentration of artistic genius in history. In FLORENCE: THE ART OF MAGNIFICENCE, host Dr. Rocky Ruggiero tells the story of Florence through its art, architecture and history, and celebrates the legacy of the creative explosion that is still present in the city today. Florence: The Art of Magnificence at 7:30 pm.

In the 1600s and 1700s, the art of "divine" kings and popes-and of revolutionaries and Reformers-tells the story of a Europe in transition. In the Catholic south, Baroque bubbled over with fanciful decoration and exuberant emotion. In the Protestant north, art was more sober and austere. And in France, the excesses of godlike kings gave way to revolution, Napoleon, and cerebral Neoclassicism. Rick Steves Art of Europe Baroque at 8:00 pm.

In 1613, a samurai feudal lord, Date Masamune, sent a Japanese Emissary to sail off to Europe to negotiate with the Pope and the King of Spain the opening of a new sea route. Led by the samurai Hasekura Tsunenaga and the Franciscan monk Luis Sotelo, this expedition spent seven years traveling one third of the globe. Discover the fate and legacy of these men caught up in the first ages of globalization as they faced secret ambitions, religious and political tensions. Secrets of the Dead A Samurai in the Vatican at 9:00 pm.

Rejoice in a high voltage hour with New Orleans-born R&B/jazz/gospel musician Jon Batiste. The Stephen Colbert bandleader performs songs from his album We Are, including "I Need You" and "Freedom." Austin City Limits Jon Batiste at 10:00 pm.

Saturday, January 7

Churn is a business committed to coffee, community and delicious homemade Ice Cream. Founder Kelley Costa has overcome enormous health challenges to create a successful, multilocation homemade ice cream and coffee shop. Start Up Churn Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee: Gibsonia, PA at 6:00 pm.

The eighth annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction honors singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow. ACL 8th Annual Hall of Fame Honors Sheryl Crow at 7:00 pm.

Ex-employee Finbar Finch served time after a brutal attack on spa owner Elsie Peters during a robbery of the spa's takings that left her struggling with seizures. After his release he returns to the area, vowing to Father Brown to live a new life after God found him in prison. Elsie, her husband Captain Peters and her sister Lola are rattled by his return and tensions run high at an open event being ran that day. Shortly afterward Finbar Finch is found dead, shot in the face; the shotgun used was taken from the spa, and a brooch found at the shooting leads to Inspector Mallory arresting Lola. Father Brown finds a clue in a poem Finch had read, Antigonish. Father Brown The Enigma of Antigonish at 7:59 pm.

When a German mayor visits Great Slaughter to partake in a war memorial ceremony, tragedy strikes; Sister Boniface investigates whether it's a terrible accident or a malicious plan. Sister Boniface Mysteries Sister Town at 8:45 pm.

Hastings calls on Poirot in his rooms to discuss the sensational news of the day – the attempted assassination of the Prime Minister, David MacAdam. They are interrupted by two visitors: Lord Estair, Leader of the House of Commons and Bernard Dodge, a member of the War Cabinet. They enlist Poirot to help with a national crisis – the Prime Minister has been kidnapped. Agatha Christie's: Poirot The Kidnapped Prime Minister at 9:31 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 10:25 pm.

Sunday, January 8

Samantha begins her tour of Northern Ireland by taking in the sights, sounds and fascinating history of Belfast, with a moving stop at the Peace Wall. From there, she heads to Titanic Quarter where she learns about the hard work and craftsmanship that made the shipbuilders and ships of Belfast famous―including the most famous ship in history, the Titanic. Sam then visits the countryside of Northern Ireland and the Glenarm Castle to learn about stonewall repair and then high tea, followed by an afternoon of Blokarting on the beach. Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Belfast and Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland at 11:30 am.

Retiring pilot Stephen and his wife Cheryl are selling the home they've lived in for over 20 years. Before they can put their house on the market, they'll need Matt's help clearing out a basement full of collectibles and a carriage house filled with family memories. Among the items they hope to find are treasured memorabilia from Stephen's years as a Navy pilot. Legacy List with Matt Paxton Cleared for Take-Off (Hillsboro, VA) at 12:00 pm.

Reversing a history of open borders, a xenophobic backlash prompts Congress to restrict immigration. Hitler and the Nazis persecute German Jews, forcing many to seek refuge. FDR is concerned by the growing crisis but unable to coordinate a response. The U.S. and the Holocaust The Golden Door (Beginnings - 1938) at 1:00 pm.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Ada Ferrer unravels the complex intertwining of the U.S. and Cuba’s foreign policy and domestic affairs, from proxy conflicts during the Cold War, to how Cuban-American relations are used as a cipher for a president’s foreign policy. History with David Rubenstein Ada Ferrer at 6:00 pm.

A famous magician does the ultimate disappearing act and vanishes into thin air. All of London is talking about the mystery and Eliza is hired by a newspaper to investigate, despite the fact that the Duke is already on the case. Miss Scarlet and the Duke On Masterpiece The Vanishing at 7:00 pm.

A missing ring is just one snag as James and Helen's wedding date approaches. For one thing, a farmer's cow may have TB. All Creatures Great and Small Second Time Lucky at 8:00 pm.

With the discovery of a young seamstress murdered in a luxury fashion house, Max and Oskar learn that the world of couture conceals sinister secrets. When two more similar victims are discovered, Max and Oskar doggedly pursue the few clues. Vienna Blood Deadly Communion Part 1 at 9:00 pm.

Teresa continues to unravel the investigation when a mysterious note makes her flee. As the end of the semester approaches, the academy faces a serious economic crisis. La Otra Mirada Alma Mater at 10:00 pm.