Highlights July 25 to July 31
Posted on Jul 22, 2022
Monday, July 25th
Head to Ca' d'Zan to discover treasures that are fitting for a celebration of "The Greatest Show on Earth," like an 1866 Otto Georgi painting, an Augsburg silver Kiddush cup and "How Man Learned to Fly" illustrations. One is up to $30,000. Antiques Roadshow Ca' d'Zan - Hour Two at 7:00 pm Monday.
There's no clowning around when it comes to capturing show stopping appraisals at the Ringlings' Sarasota mansion. Highlights include a Nakashima table, a Yankees ring and illustrated baseball, and an Elijah Pierce relief-carved plaque. Antiques Roadshow Ca' d'Zan - Hour Three at 8:00 pm Monday.
In Maniitsoq, Greenland, the US aluminum giant Alcoa Corporation has been planning to build a smelting plant for years. With the promise of economic renewal, Winter's Yearning follows the lives of the area's loyal aging population and its stymied youth. Pictured against immense, isolating landscapes, the people await their plant and with it, the nation's possible first step towards sovereignty. POV Winter’s Yearning 9:00 pm
Little Satchmo is an intimate exploration of the iconic Louis Armstrong's life and legacy through his relationship with the daughter that the public never knew existed. Based on a revealing memoir written by Armstrong's silent daughter, the film seeks to correct a historical narrative relying on caricature for too long. Reel South Little Satchmo at 10:00 pm Monday.
Tuesday, July 26th
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson and Harold Varmus, three pioneering scientists who've made dramatic contributions to our understanding of the world while knowing little about their own ancestry. Finding Your Roots Science Pioneers at 7:00 pm Tuesday.
Baratunde meets the people of Appalachia who are driving a revolution in how we see and interact with nature. Meet a record-breaking hiker, former coal miners raising bees, and activists working to make the outdoors accessible to everyone. America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Appalachia: A Different Way at 8:00 pm Tuesday.
Families struggle to keep their homes during the pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions. With Retro Report, an intimate look at the nation's affordable housing crisis through the eyes of tenants, landlords, judges, and law enforcement. Frontline Facing Eviction at 9:00 pm Tuesday.
This week on On Story, join Brad Ingelsby, creator of the HBO hit Mare of Easttown, for a conversation on writing the small-town thriller filled to the brim with writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat. On Story On Writing Mare of Easttown: A Conversation with Brad Ingelsby at 10:00 pm Tuesday.
Do good fences really make good neighbors? Robert Frost’s “ Mending Wall” asks surprising questions about the role of walls in civil society. Host Elisa New gathers Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, author Julia Alvarez, political commentator David Gergen, Frost biographer and poet Jay Parini, poet Rhina Espaillat, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to delve into this classic poem. Poetry In America Mending Wall at 10:30 pm Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 27th
Sir David Attenborough explores the hostile world of the desert, where plants can spend decades waiting for rain or travel to find it. Survival tactics include using weapons, camouflage and forming surprising alliances with animals. Green Planet Desert Worlds at 7:00 pm Wednesday.
Take a seat on the ultimate thrill ride to explore nature's strangest and most powerful objects. Discover new science showing how black holes reshape entire galaxies, warp the fabric of space and time, and might even be portals to another universe on NOVA UNIVERSE REVEALED "Black Holes." Nova NOVA Universe Revealed: Alien Worlds at 8:00 pm Wednesday.
Travel to the Moukalaba Doudou National Park with Steve, whose mission is to explore what animals are in the jungle beyond. Steve and his team hope to discover if this jungle could be home to an undiscovered population of chimpanzees. Expedition with Steve Backshall Gabon: Expedition Jungle Paradise at 9:00 pm Wednesday.
Thursday, July 28th
Timothy Shriver, Ph.D., chairman of the Special Olympics, discusses what he has learned from the athletes. He also talks about the mission of a school reform organization he heads that focuses on social and emotional learning. Overheard with Evan Smith Timothy Shriver, Ph.D., Chairman of Special Olympics at 7:00 pm Thursday.
Kelly Corrigan talks with Jesuit and activist, Father Greg Boyle. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Greg Boyle at 7:30pm Thursday.
Chet heads back to Waco ten years after his first episode to see how much the town has changed. He visits the Magnolia Silos, explores the Mammoth Site, and flies 20 feet in the air off a new water slide. Daytripper Return to Waco, TX at 8:00 pm Thursday.
Things take a gruesome turn when Ferabbees Circus comes to town, bringing sinister clown sightings, threatening notes and deathly dangerous circus acts. Barnaby will have to face up to his fears in order to solve the case. Midsomer Murders Send in the Clowns, Parts 1 & 2 at 8:30 pm Thursday.
Time is running out to solve Danny's murder - will the discovery of a vital clue finally unlock the case? Meanwhile, Beth and Mark take an important step in moving on with their lives. Broadchurch Episode 7 at 10:02 pm Thursday.
Friday, July 29th
Singer Ruston Kelly meets Melissa Smith, who runs a performing arts program supporting intellectually disabled adults. Bonding over their pasts, Ruston writes a ballad celebrating Melissa's work and the good we can do when we realize our purpose. American Anthems What You're Here For at 7:30 pm Friday.
Watch what happens when the five remaining cooks have to swap recipes and prepare each other's dishes. Then, each must wow the judges with an original fusion dish that represents their own uniquely American story. Great American Recipe Mix It Up at 8:00 pm Friday.
Join the Brass sisters as they discover what a food incubator is, learning about chutney, out-of-the-ordinary cookies and savory rugelach. They then whip up cashew and chutney treats into a "tower" of rugelach with balsamic and fluff drizzle. Food Flirts What Is A Food Incubator? at 9:00 pm Friday.
See stunning Sacramento finds appraised at Crocker Art Museum in this half hour RECUT, including a Kamaka pineapple ukulele, a 1955 Kezar Stadium 49ers ticket sign, and a signed Joe DiMaggio game-used bat. Which is valued up to $125,000? Antiques Roadshow Recut Crocker Art Museum, Part 2 at 9:30 pm Friday.
Saturday, July 30th
In Brooklyn, New York, a long tradition of female-driven food customs that began centuries ago in South Korea enters a new era in the hands of two powerful chefs, Jenny Kwak of Haenyeo and Sohui Kim of Insa. The Migrant Kitchen Brooklyn: Korean Food at 4:30 pm Saturday.
In North Carolina's swampy Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, wild red wolves cling to survival as one of the most endangered animals on the planet. Conservationists track their movements and support captive breeding programs. In a look back, wildlife authorities in Idaho recall when they airlifted beavers to remote mountainous areas where they were needed to manage ecosystems. On Florida's Suwannee River, wildlife photographers follow authorities as they capture and measure giant alligator snapping turtles, gathering valuable data needed to protect the species. This American Land Protecting Red Wolves, Eager Beavers, Monster Snapping Turtles at 6:00 pm Saturday.
Savor a special encore of protest soul classics from John Legend & the Roots' Grammy-winning LP Wake Up! Originally broadcast in 2011, the hour-long episode features "Wake Up Everybody," "Compared to What" and "Ordinary People." Austin City Limits John Legend & The Roots: Wake Up! at 7:00 pm Saturday.
Sunday, July 31st
Follow Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle's abdication, her father's coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years. In Their Own Words Queen Elizabeth II at 7:00 pm Sunday.
A member of Will's own congregation is found murdered just before a church fundraising event. It quickly becomes clear that the victim was not quite the upstanding member of the community Will believed him to have been. Grantchester On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm Sunday
Following the latest shocking discovery, the team scrambles to understand what it means. It’s clearly a message, but who is the sender? Cobra at 9:00 pm Sunday.
Explore how the royal family has shaped their image with photography, from Queen Victoria to Princess Diana to Prince Harry. From official portraits to tabloid snapshots, the camera has been the Crown's confidante, messenger -- and nemesis. Lucy Worsley's Royal Photo Album at 10:00 pm Sunday.