Highlights July 11 to July 17

Posted on July 8, 2022

Monday, July 11th

Celebrate the collective history of our country through personal accounts behind standout treasures like a Navajo belt, bracelet & basket, a WWI peach can label letter, and James McNeill Whistler artwork. Which is now valued at $165,000-$250,000? Antiques Roadshow American Stories at 7:00 pm Monday.

Discover Detroit-area treasures as they are appraised at the historic estate of Matilda Dodge Wilson. Meadow Brook Hall finds include a Keith Haring archive, Harry Bertoia brooches and an 1835 "City of Detroit" map. Which is $40,000-$60,000? Antiques Roadshow Meadow Brook Hall, Hour Two at 8:00 pm Monday.

With unprecedented access in a period of pandemic lockdown, Wuhan Wuhan documents February and March 2020 in Wuhan where the coronavirus was first discovered. Going beyond the statistics and salacious headlines, frontline medical workers, patients, and ordinary citizens put a human face on the early days of the mysterious virus as they grapple with an invisible, deadly killer. POV Wuhan Wuhan at 9:00 pm Monday.

QUARANTEENED follows the lives of four sisters from a blended family in Durham, North Carolina, as they cope with the anxiety of their disrupted lives and stolen dreams with humor, self-reflection, and just enough mayhem to pass the time. Filmed by their filmmaker dad as the days begin to blur one into the other, these girls languish, suspended in time, like so many of us still. Reel South Quaranteened at 10:30 pm Monday.

Tuesday, July 12th

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Andy Samberg and author George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries when DNA detective work uncovers new branches of their family trees. The DNA analysis upends family history and reveals new relatives. Finding Your Roots Grandparents and Other Strangers at 7:00 pm Tuesday.

Baratunde ventures into the wilds of Idaho to explore its evolving outdoor culture. He finds ranchers and backcountry pilots sharing the wilderness with newly resettled refugees and sees how climate change is impacting an age-old salmon fishery. America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Idaho: Tied to the Land at 8:00 pm Tuesday.

Mona Haydar and Sebastian Robins learn why many African Americans converted to Islam, how Muslims excelled in modern jazz and why Catholics and Muslims revere the Virgin Mary. The couple celebrate their ninth anniversary on a mountaintop. The Great Muslim American Road Trip A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Tulsa to Albuquerque, New Mexico at 9:00 pm Tuesday.

This week on On Story, join Jihan Crowther (The Underground Railroad) and Zach Baylin (King Richard) as they discuss tackling real life events and how they translate on screen. On Story Fact V. Fiction at 10:00 pm Tuesday.

Picking up a hand-sized stone near a rushing waterfall, the speaker of A.R. Ammons’s poem “Cascadilla Falls” is catapulted into the cosmos. Planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton, composer DJ Spooky, geologist Daniel Schrag, poet Joshua Bennett, CEO Larry Berger, and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein join host Elisa New to consider Ammons’s window onto the vast workings of the universe. Poetry In America Cascadilla Falls at 10:30 pm Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 13th

Sir David Attenborough discovers bizarre and beautiful water plants, which use nature's super-glue, counting, and killer spikes to get a leaf up. Some escape from animals by rolling away while others create bubbles in a magical river in Brazil. The Green Planet Water Worlds at 7:00 pm Wednesday.

Explore the dramatic story of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope-the most ambitious observatory ever launched-through a series of high-stakes milestones, from its conception to completion. Nova Ultimate Space Telescope at 8:00 pm Wednesday.

Follow Steve on a mission to explore an unmapped volcanic underworld in search of the longest lava tube in Arabia. On this expedition, Steve and his team start their journey at the ancient city of Hegra, where secrets lie waiting to be uncovered. Expedition with Steve Backshall Saudi Arabia: Expedition Volcanic Underworld at 9:00 pm Wednesday.

Thursday, July 14th

Yamiche Alcindor is the White House Correspondent for PBS NewsHour, a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, and a former national reporter at The New York Times. Since joining The Times in 2015, she has covered the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, Congress, and the intersection of race and politics in the US. Alcindor received her bachelor's at Georgetown University and a master's at New York University. Overheard with Evan Smith Yamiche Alcindor, Journalist at 7:02 pm Thursday.

As an acclaimed actress and playwright, Anna Deavere Smith has brought a new perspective to performance by highlighting the many voices that make up a single story. Known for her documentary-style approach to embodying the voices of her characters, she has left audiences stunned by her work in plays such as Fires in the Mirror (1992) and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (1993). In this episode, Anna sits down with Kelly to share her experience of collecting stories to better understand what makes our world tick and if there is cause for hope and optimism. Anna reveals to Kelly how she stumbled into acting purely by chance but has since used the opportunity to study the significance of linguistics in understanding each other's stories. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Anna Deavere Smith at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet heads to the desert to go swimming and SCUBA diving in a spring-fed pool. He eats homemade gas-station burritos and authentic West-Texas tacos. Finally, he goes rock hunting for some of the area's famous blue agate. Daytripper Balmorhea, TX at 8:00 pm Thursday.

A death at Stubbington Hall Sports Club, home to Causton Lions rugby team, brings DCI Barnaby and DS Winter to investigate a muddle of rucks, old grudges and new romances. Midsomer Murders The Lions of Causton, Parts 1 & 2 at 8:30 pm Thursday.

As Hardy and Ellie come under fire, the people of Broadchurch start to turn against each other. Will a vital new piece of evidence lead Ellie and Hardy to the killer? Broadchurch Episode 5 10:02 pm

Friday, July 15th

Country star Lindsay Ell bonds with Greta McClain over their shared sexual assault tragedies. With Kristian Bush, Lindsay crafts and performs an electric country rock anthem that Greta can use as a fight song in her mission of caring. American Anthems Let The Words Come Out at 7:30 pm Friday.

Get ready to grab and go as the remaining seven cooks prepare handheld treats and the ultimate in outdoor dining. From picnics to tailgating to poolside, everyone has a delicious dish that tastes like sunshine and fun. Great American Recipe Moveable Feasts at 8:00 pm Friday.

Join the Brass sisters as they experience Thai rolled ice cream and take producer Bruce to a tres leches cupcake baking lesson. Back in their kitchen, they make tri-flavored ice cream and a tres leches cake frosted with Thai ice tea whipped cream. Food Flirts Thailand Meets Tres Leches at 9:00 pm Friday.

Discover Delaware treasures in this half-hour RECUT, such as a NASA Apollo space suit, ca. 1969, a Samuel Yellin light fixture, ca. 1910, and a 1968 Warhol Campbell's Soup can screenprint. Which is valued at $50,000? Antiques Roadshow Recut Winterthur Museum, Part 2 at 9:30 pm Friday.

Saturday, July 16th

In Puerto Rico, chefs like Jose Enrique work with farmers and their communities to rescue a vibrant culture from a history of colonialism and agricultural oppression, all while creating opportunities for a more independent and self-sufficient future. The Migrant Kitchen Puerto Rico: Food Sovereignty at 4:30 pm Saturday.

Following the run of Chinook salmon for hundreds of miles from the Pacific to Idaho. How a determined wildlife photographer captured the salmon story during months of solitary travels along the spawning route. With authorities releasing limited water pulses upstream, conservationists and volunteers work to restore the native habitat of the Colorado Delta that has been dry for decades. This American Land Long Journey for Spawning Salmon, A Wildlife Photographer's Lone Pandemic Ordeal, Restoring the Colorado Delta at 6:00 pm Saturday.

Delight in the throwback country music of Brandy Clark and Charley Crockett. Nashville-based hit songwriter Clark performs cuts from her highly acclaimed Your Life is a Record. Lone Star native Crockett plays tunes from his album Music City U.S.A. Austin City Limits Brandy Clark/Charley Crockett at 7:00 pm Saturday.

When a young popstar is found dead at a rehab clinic, it initially looks like a tragic accident. But Neville is convinced there's more to her death than meets the eye. Death In Paradise at 8:05 pm Saturday.

Sunday, July 17th

Tucked away in southeast Georgia on the Florida border, the Okefenokee is the largest intact Blackwater wetland in north America. Its unique ecology makes it a candidate for a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its unspoiled wildlife-rich habitat makes it an ideal research destination. And its mineral-filled geology makes it attractive to the mining industry. The Everglades could teach us about the wisdom of preservation over the pain of restoration. EcoSense for Living Okefenokee Destiny/Everglades at 6:00 pm Sunday.

The police search for the missing heirloom, and suspicion falls on an absent guest and the bellhop, Billy, who has also hidden political pamphlets at Nish's behest. The search culminates in a confrontation between Cecil and Jack. Hotel Portofino Discoveries at 7:00 pm Sunday.

Will and Geordie investigate the death of a cleaning brand owner who died in curious circumstances. Their investigation leads them to discover his private life is less spotless than the pristine image his family presented to the public. Grantchester On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm Sunday.

A fresh wave of disaster further paralyzes the clean-up operation. Sutherland is left red faced and demanding answers. Cobra at 9:00 pm Sunday.

When Rosa turns up dead, Bel is severely rattled, but Freddie is determined to continue investigating. As the team finds more ties between Castlecore and Tufnell Engineering, they conclude that someone in a position of power is profiteering on the nuclear arms race and stake out El Paradis to find out who. The Hour Reckless to the Core at 10:00 pm Sunday.