Highlights January 31 to February 6

Posted on Jan 28, 2022

Monday, January 31st

See spectacular finds at Sands Point Preserve, including a fancy yellow diamond ring, ca 1950, an 1880 Hughes & Woodward football rule book, and a WWI James Montgomery Flagg Uncle Sam poster. Can you guess which is $120,000? Antiques Roadshow Sands Point Preserve Hour 2 at 7:00 pm Monday.

Head to California's capital city for standout appraisals at Crocker Art Museum like 1934 "Babes in Toyland" stop-motion soldiers, a signed Joe DiMaggio game-used bat and a Reinhold Riel silver etrog box from around 1670. Which is $80,000-$125,000? Antiques Roadshow Crocker Art Museum Hour 1 at 8:00 pm Monday.

Migrants go missing in rural South Texas more than anywhere else in the U.S. For many families whose loved ones have disappeared after crossing the Mexico border, one activist detective is their last hope. Independent Lens Missing In Brooks County at 9:00 pm Monday.

Stories of courageous empathy in the face of loss. POV Shorts On Caregiving and Grace at 10:30 pm Monday.

Tuesday, February 1st

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and guests Mario Lopez and Melissa Villasenor look at the Mexican American experience as seen through the lens of two families. Finding Your Roots Mexican Roots at 7:00 pm Tuesday.

Take a riveting ride on the Chuck Berry train, exploring the life of the man behind the music. By blending "hillbilly" music with R&B and writing impactful lyrics, Berry birthed a renaissance in popular music we now call rock and roll. In Their Own Words Chuck Berry at 8:00 pm Tuesday.

From his first days as president to his last, how Trump stoked division, violence, and insurrection. Trump's siege on his enemies, the media, and even the leaders of his own party, who for years ignored the warning signs of what was to come. Frontline Trump’s American Carnage at 9:00 pm Tuesday.

Talks focused on issues that have become even more pressing in communities of color due to COVID: healthcare disparity, medical equality, physician shortages, first responder trauma, health equity, and vaccine demography. Blackademics Television Pandemic Edition at 10:00 pm Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 2nd

Travel to the mountains of Chile to discover the secrets of the puma, the area's biggest and most elusive predator. Discover how this mountain lion survives and follow the dramatic fate of a puma mother and her cubs. Nature Pumas: Legends of the Ice Mountains 7:00 pm Wednesday.

Scientists investigate colossal explosions in Siberia and other evidence that rapidly melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. What are the implications for our climate future? Nova Arctic Sinkholes at 8:00 pm Wednesday.

Uncover new archaeological evidence at Tintagel that suggests the legend of King Arthur started in a prosperous and sophisticated trading village in 5th-century Britain following the departure of the Romans. Secrets of the Dead King Arthur's Lost Kingdom at 9:00 pm Wednesday.

Enjoy an hour with maverick Texas singer/songwriter and artist Terry Allen. The Guggenheim Fellowship winner performs songs from his lauded LP Just Like Moby Dick, as well as classics from his back catalog. Austin City Limits Terry Allen at 10:00 pm Wednesday.

Thursday, February 3rd

Through novels, short stories, essays and poems, author Sandra Cisneros explores the lives of the working-class and discusses her writing with host Evan Smith. Cisneros has received many awards including the National Medal of the Arts. Overheard with Evan Smith Sandra Cisneros, Author at 7:03 pm Thursday.

Dolores Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, along with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. In this episode, she sits down to talk about her life’s work and her ongoing activism. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Dolores Huerta at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet looks back at the spookiest stops he's discovered on the road including haunted forts, restaurants, and rivers. He also takes a new trip to investigate the Saratoga Lights. Daytripper Haunted Texas Road Trip at 8:00 pm Thursday.

When a dead body is discovered covered in live rabbits, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter uncover a sinister side to the local pet show. Is this a rivalry taken too far or is the killer driven by something darker? Midsomer Murders Red In Tooth & Claw, Part 1 & 2 at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Portugal's castles are closely related to the Order of the Temple and to the creation of Portugal as an independent territory from the Muslim and Spanish kingdoms. The fortresses reveal an Arab influence dating back centuries combined with the Templar presence and Portuguese flair that made these constructions seemingly impregnable. Portugal became the last stronghold of the Knights Templar, whose mysticism and introversion gave birth to mysterious legends in the castles included in this episode: Dos Mouros, San Jorge, Evoramonte, Tomar, Almourol, Marvao, Montemor O' Velho, Braganca, Guimaraes and a special tour of the palaces of Sintras. Castles: Secrets, Mysteries and Legends Portugal at 10:00 pm Thursday.

Friday, February 4th

A poor, Mississippi sharecropper escapes debilitating abuse to become an indomitable force against the political elite and a voice for millions fighting for the right to vote in 1964. This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer at 7:30 pm Friday.

Cassius Clay publicly joins the Nation of Islam and takes the name Muhammad Ali. When he refuses induction into the Army, he is stripped of his title and forced into exile. After three years, he returns to the ring, but he's lost a step. Muhammad Ali Round Two: What's My Name? (1964-1970) at 8:00 pm Friday.

Enjoy an hour with maverick Texas singer/songwriter and artist Terry Allen. The Guggenheim Fellowship winner performs songs from his lauded LP Just Like Moby Dick, as well as classics from his back catalog. Austin City Limits Terry Allen at 10:00 pm Friday.

Saturday, February 5th

Beekeeping is all business, but Charlie sure has a lot of fun along the way. In this episode, we dive into the business of bees as Charlie works alongside his bee vac inventor friend Tony Andric, sets up a hive lease for Ag tax valuation. Charlie also gets into a squabble with an ill-mannered chainsaw and takes on bees in an oversized roadside chicken. And what is it they say about boys and their toys? Charlie tests out a new electric cargo bike and sets up a special hive designed to make harvesting honey a snap. Charlie Bee Company The Business of Bees at 4:30 pm Saturday.

Brownsville, Texas, on the border of Mexico, is where you'll find some of the best tacos in the U.S., both in variety and quality. It's also a place where border politics have direct and immediate consequences, and where Elon Musk built a launch site for Space X rockets to Mars. How do tacos reflect such a diverse place? Roadfood Brownsville, TX: Tacos at 6:00 pm Saturday.

Enjoy fresh perspectives in song from Olivia Rodrigo and Phoebe Bridgers. The chart-topping Rodrigo performs tunes from her bestselling debut Sour, while Bridgers sings songs from her critically acclaimed LP Punisher. Austin City Limits Olivia Rodrigo/Phoebe Bridgers at 7:00 pm Saturday.

DI Parker is admitted to hospital after having a severe allergic reaction to a sandfly bite. While in hospital a nurse working in his ward apparently commits suicide with a drug overdose during the night in a locked room. Parker, though unwell, is not convinced it was suicide, and investigates, with his suspects the doctor, the patients with him in the ward the nurse's brother who is due to inherit a legacy from a dying patient in the bed opposite Parker, and the brother's ex-girlfriend. A misplaced breakfast and an annoying frog outside the hospital croaking through a vent gives him the answer. Death In Paradise Chain Reaction at 8:00 pm Saturday.

A deck with a missing card provides Poirot with the clue he needs to solve the murder of the tyrannical head of a movie studio. Agatha Christie's: Poirot The King of Clubs at 9:00 pm Saturday.

Sunday, February 6th

Facing starvation on a desert island, Fogg and Passepartout have a falling out. The valet's superior survival skills are desperately needed to save their lives, much less the round-the-world wager. Around The World In 80 Days On Masterpiece Episode 6 at 7:00 pm Sunday.

James has to settle old scores both on and off the playing field, while Tristan and Siegfried must acknowledge their differences. All Creatures Great and Small On Masterpiece Last Man In at 8:00 pm Sunday.

A monk is found brutally murdered in the monastery. Suspicion falls on a religious Jew who recently reprimanded the monk for spreading anti-Semitic rhetoric. The scandal reaches Clara, who pleads to her ex-fiance Max for help. Vienna Blood Darkness Rising, Part 1 at 9:00 pm Sunday.

Smallweed, has pressed George for documents in Captain Hawdon's handwriting. Jo has been questioned in Tulkinghorn's rooms about the 'lady' he showed around London. Guppy has visited Lady Dedlock and made it plain he has access to personal letters sent by her to Hawdon. Bleak House Episode 5 at 10:00 pm Sunday.