Highlights July 3 to July 9

Posted on June 30, 2023

Monday, July 3

Journey to Tucson to see fantastic finds, including a 1994 Pete Seeger original song, an 1889 George Hitchcock oil diptych and an 1861 Abraham Lincoln presidential pardon. Which treasure is the top find of the episode? Antiques Roadshow Tucson, Hour Three at 7:00 pm.

Feel the love as the cooks prepare their favorite comfort food and a dish inspired by a loved one. The cooks pour their hearts and souls into recipes ranging from bacon-wrapped meatloaf and cornbread to crab cakes, elk stew and chicken curry. Great American Recipe at 8:00 pm.

After discovering an unmarked burial ground of an estimated 9,000 formerly enslaved Africans on St. Helena, Annina van Neel and preservationist Peggy King Jorde fight for their proper memorialization, exposing the UK's colonial past and present. POV A Story of Bones at 9:00 pm.

Despite adversity, gay and lesbian organizing begins. Publications, protests and uprisings spring up, leading to the country's first Pride Parade, LGBTQ Social Services, the first "Gay City" and an eventual national Civil Rights Movement. L.A.: A Queer History Protests & Parades at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, July 4

The 43rd annual edition of America's longest-running live national Independence Day TV tradition, returns from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Viewers are front and center for our country's biggest birthday party, featuring performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of premier pops conductor Jack Everly, capped off with patriotic classics and a spectacular fireworks display over our nation's iconic skyline. Celebrate America's 247th birthday with a star-studded musical celebration, plus a special tribute to our military heroes and their families. A Capitol Fourth 2023 at 7:00 pm.

It's the 43rd annual edition of the Capitol Fourth celebration, complete with music and fireworks. A Capitol Fourth 2023 at 8:30 pm.

An hour-long documentary exploring the promise and enduring influence of America's Declaration of Independence at home and around the world. Since 1776, more than 100 nations have declared their independence, modeling their declarations on Thomas Jefferson's immortal words. From Vietnam to Venezuela, from Prague to Hong Kong, millions of lives have been touched by the ideals expressed in this enduring document. Douglas Ginsburg - Federal Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit - interviews leading experts and extraordinary citizens while shedding light on the U.S. Declaration through short, character-driven stories from around the world. We Hold These Truths: The Global Quest for Liberty at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 5

Follow an Alaskan professor as he raises and studies a pet octopus in his home, making remarkable discoveries about its extraordinary intelligence, personality and skills. Octopuses are able to recognize faces and interact with other individuals. Nature Octopus: Making Contact at 7:00 pm.

Invasive species are reshaping the world's ecosystems, but who's really to blame? Shane wrestles a python, hunts Hawaiian pigs, and gets sucker-punched by a carp to answer the question: in the Age of Humans, how does our species decide what belongs? Human Footprint Strangers in Paradise at 8:00 pm.

The rocky planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - were born of similar material around the same time, yet only one supports life. Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? Is there somewhere else in the solar system where life might flourish? Nova The Planets: Inner Worlds at 9:00 pm.

Thrill to an hour of classic Austin City Limits performances from late Texas blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble. Songs include "Pride and Joy," "Crossfire" and "Texas Flood." Austin City Limits Stevie Ray Vaughan On Austin City Limits: 30 Years On at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, July 6

Showcasing the top national parks, monuments, preserves and historic sites within the four major North American deserts. Stunning high-definition footage brings to life the majestic landscapes of The Great Basin Desert of Nevada and Utah; the Mojave Desert of California; the Sonoran Desert of Arizona; and the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico and Texas. The film captures the defining features and distinct character of each of these major desert areas, including the great temperature fluctuations of Great Basin National Park, the incredible cache of Jurassic-era fossils within Dinosaur National Monument, the geological riches of Death Valley National Park and the awe-inspiring spectacle of the world's largest (and oldest) living trees in Sequoia National Park. Throughout, experts, researchers and rangers from national parks guide viewers through the biology, geology and research that inspired the protection and preservation of these natural treasures. Southwestern Gems: Our Desert National Parks at 7:00 pm.

Chet heads to West Texas to explore one of the most beautiful and most remote national parks in the U.S. From desert hikes to balanced rocks to jaw-dropping mountain hikes with 100-mile views. The Daytripper Big Bend (Part 1) at 8:00 pm.

As acting Inspector Marlene sabotages an undercover investigation, Nicole finds an unexpected answer to her fertility problems. Hope Street S.2, Episode 1 at 8:29 pm.

Finn investigates a shooting while struggling to keep his temper. Marlene goes the extra mile for Nicole, alienating Barry in the process. Hope Street S.2, Episode 2 at 9:15 pm.

The police attempt to bust the Mimicas' operation, but they are in for an unpleasant surprise. With Billy and Christian's help, Hannah manages to turn the tables on the Mimicas and set up a dramatic and conclusive showdown. Before We Die Episode Six at 10:00 pm.

Friday, July 7

Mary returns to the city where she learned to cook - Paris! It is a place that lives and breathes food, and Mary wants to sample the very best of it. Where better to start than a fromagerie to buy cheese for her own version of a melting, crunchy croque monsieur. Next, under the spire of the Eiffel Tower, Mary enjoys the perfect bistro lunch, all washed down with a drop of fine wine, before she heads to one of the city's favorite creperies to finesse her technique -whipping up the classic lemon and sugar crepe. Heading to one of Paris's bakeries, Mary is shown the underground secrets of perfecting croissants and producing the masses of baguettes that are baked fresh every day. Inspired by the sweet pastries she spots in Parisian patisserie windows; Mary makes her own brioche and apple frangipane tart. This is served up alongside a succulent slow roast leg of lamb with ratatouille and an elegant starter of a crab and herb blinis. Mary Berry's Simple Comforts Paris at 7:30 pm.

See how what was first called "hillbilly music" reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country music's first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. Country Music The Rub (Beginnings - 1933) at 8:00 pm.

Thrill to an hour of classic Austin City Limits performances from late Texas blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble. Songs include "Pride and Joy," "Crossfire" and "Texas Flood." Austin City Limits Stevie Ray Vaughan On Austin City Limits: 30 Years On at 10:00 pm.

Saturday, July 8

Americans, perhaps thirty million strong, did not submissively accept the rule of Europeans. Their resistance and reception of the foreigners varied greatly. We visit the Dominican Republic, where Columbus established a beachhead and then to the Mexican port of Veracruz where Hernan Cortes landed 28 years later. We follow his route across lofty mountain chains to Tenochtitlan of the Aztecs, today's Mexico City, where the final showdown took place. Along the way we show some of what Cortes encountered. In the Americas with David Yetman 1492: Americans Discover Europe at 11:30 am.

Texas BBQ to many means brisket, but in this show, you'll experience the Texas Trinity: Grilled Quail with Pear Salsa and Blue Cheese Farroto prepared by San Antonio master chef Jason Dady. Smoked and Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks accompanied by Smashed Potatoes. And a sizzling sandwich, a Hot Gut Hero (beef sausage with pepper Jack cheese). It's the Texas Trinity hot off the grill. Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue Texas Trinity at 1:00 pm.

Join Host/Producer Roberto Mighty and tour a National Historic Landmark. New York's Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of legends - Duke Ellington, Herman Melville, Bat Masterson, Celia Cruz, Dorothy Parker, Miles Davis, Jokichi Takamine and Irving Berlin. Gilded age monuments, towering mausoleums, modern sculptures and exquisite landscaping grace this tree-lined urban oasis. World’s Greatest Cemeteries Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY at 4:30 pm.

Relish the distinctive sounds of St. Vincent and Joy Oladokun. The Grammy-winning St. Vincent plays songs from her much-praised LP Daddy's Home. Versatile singer/tunesmith Oladokun performs tunes from her album In Defense of My Own Happiness. Austin City Limits St. Vincent/Joy Olakokun at 7:00 pm.

The team investigates the murder of an estate agent during the private sale of a picturesque beach and discovers the buyers were victims of a scam. Meanwhile, Marlon leads a counterfeit goods case to impress the Commissioner. Death in Paradise Murder on the High Seas at 8:00 pm.

A young naval officer on the Plymouth Express finds the dead body of a woman underneath a seat in his carriage. The woman is identified as the Honourable Mrs Rupert Carrington, née Flossie Halliday, the daughter of Gordon Halliday, an Australian mining magnate who asks Poirot to take on the case. Agatha Christie's Poirot The Plymouth Express at 8:55 pm.

As preparations for Joan's wedding proceed, the shocking Blenheim Vale case reaches a climax. Endeavour on Masterpiece Season 9: Exeunt at 9:50 pm.

Ellie goes to Milena's workplace using a fake name under the guise of being helpful – but really looking for clues as to how Milena knew Greg. Milena's business partner, Frances Shaw, confides in Ellie that her own marriage is over, as she had fallen for Milena's lover. But Ellie does not get the chance to find out the name of Frances’ lover. What to Do When Someone Dies at 11:48 pm.

Sunday, July 9

Eric Hanson returns to Banff and Lake Louise to explore the backcountry by snowshoe and snowboard. Epic Trails Winter in Banff & Lake Louise at 12:30 pm.

Energy and water are tightly linked. We use extraordinary amounts of energy for municipal water systems and irrigation. And we use huge volumes of water in energy too. How could we use less energy and water to make more of both? Afreen Siddiqi, research scientist at MIT,and Newsha Ajami, the Chief Development Officer for Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab discuss. Energy Switch The Energy-Water Nexus at 6:00 pm.

Ridley discovers a murder victim was leading a secret double life. In order to solve the mystery of Gabriela's true origins, Ridley needs to track down her killer, and finally lay her to rest. Ridley Hospitality, Part 2 at 7:00 pm.

After a fun-filled charity motorbike race, a young biker is found dead. Will and Geordie struggle to work out who would want to hurt a gifted young man. Grantchester on Masterpiece at 8:00 pm.

D.I. Rachita Ray is promoted to Homicide but realizes instantly she is there to 'tick a box' and that the so-called 'culturally specific homicide' she is assigned to, is anything but. D.I. Ray Episode 1 at 9:00 pm.

Summer 1948: The D-Mark is introduced, delighting sisters Ulla, Gundel and Margot. A new phase of post-war life begins for the three sisters. Our Miracle Years at 10:00 pm.