Highlights July 4 to July 10

Posted on July 1, 2022

Monday, July 4th

Celebrate our country's 246th birthday with the 42nd anniversary broadcast of America's Independence Day celebration for our entire nation. A Capitol Fourth 2022 at 7:00 pm Monday.

After building a printing empire in Philadelphia with his wife Deborah, Benjamin Franklin gains worldwide fame from electricity experiments, then spends years in London trying to keep Britain and America together as his family comes apart. Benjamin Franklin Join Or Die (1706-1774) at 10:00 pm Monday.

Tuesday, July 5th

Baratunde explores the hottest place on Earth and finds it is remarkably full of life. Meet an ultra-marathoner who runs in the brutal heat of summer, the mayor of a town of one, and an elder of the Timbisha Shoshone tribe. America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Death Valley: Life Blooms at 8:00 pm Tuesday.

Join Mona Haydar and husband Sebastian Robins as they drive the first leg of Route 66 and discover America's Muslim roots, a history that goes back to the1800s. Along the way, the young couple experience some tests in their relationship. The Great Muslim American Road Trip Life Is A Highway: Chicago to Joplin, Missouri at 9:00 pm Tuesday.

This week on On Story, screenwriter Dave Callaham discusses his work on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson and the role of personal experience and self-exploration while developing and navigating big budget blockbusters. On Story A Conversation with Dave Callaham at 10:00 pm Tuesday.

Richard Blanco's poem "Looking for The Gulf Motel" transports readers to 1970s Florida, recalling a Cuban American family’s vacations on the sparkling sands of Marco Island. Blanco and international superstar Gloria Estefan join Elisa New and a chorus of Cuban American adults in Miami and middle school students in New York City to reflect on family and what it means to call a place home. Poetry In America Looking for the Gulf Motel at 10:30 pm Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 6th

Sir David Attenborough travels the globe to reveal the secret lives of plants. Using pioneering camera techniques, the series takes viewers on a magical journey inside the hidden world of plants, on which all animals-including humans-are dependent. Green Planet Tropical Worlds at 7:00 pm Wednesday.

In this five-part series, NOVA delves into the vastness of space to capture moments of high drama when the universe changed forever. State-of-the-art animation gives us astonishing, photorealistic glimpses of the birth of a star in a stellar nursery, the chaos created as two galaxies collide, and the power of a supermassive black hole as it flings a star across space so violently that it's still traveling 10 million years later. Nova NOVA Universe Revealed: Age of Stars at 8:00 pm Wednesday.

Head into the unknown with explorer Steve Backshall as he journeys to the world's last unexplored places and faces challenges around the globe, encountering extraordinary wildlife and meeting remarkable people along the way. Hollywood may captivate, but in one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, the real stars of California - a wild and spectacular cast of creatures in the sea and on land, from blue whales to burrowing owls - are ready for their close-up. Expedition with Steve Backshall Kamchatka: Expedition Grizzly River at 9:00 pm Wednesday.

Thursday, July 7th

Join Evan Smith's conversation with former Secretary of State John Kerry as they discuss the current political climate in Washington, and "Every Day Is Extra," Kerry's revealing memoir where he acknowledges lessons learned the hard way. Overheard with Evan Smith John Kerry, Former Secretary of State at 7:02 pm Thursday.

Kelly Corrigan talks with activist and author, Anthony Ray Hinton. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Anthony Ray Hinton at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet explores this old German town built along two pristine rivers. He starts at the oldest bakery in Texas and then heads to a museum and learns why the Germans picked this area. Chet tubes the Comal and goes wake boarding without a boat at a local cable park. He then dodges alligators at a roadside attraction and grubs on a bowl of flaming hot Texas chili. Daytripper New Braunfels, TX at 8:00 pm Thursday.

Carver Valley's seventh comic festival is in full swing when the village is shocked by the murder of a former supermodel. A scathing comic magazine targeting villagers as their only lead, Barnaby and Winter are left trying to separate fact from fiction. Guest Starring Jemma Redgrave (Grantchester). Midsomer Murders Drawing Dead at 8:30 pm Thursday.

The aftershocks of Danny's murder continue to ripple through the town,as friends and neighbors' lives come under scrutiny. Beth and Mark decide to take matters into their own hands to get news of Danny's murder into the newspapers. Broadchurch Episode 4 at 10:02 pm Thursday.

Friday, July 8th

Decorated veteran Jason Johnson's Project K-9 Hero saves retired military and police dogs from being euthanized. The War and Treaty's Michael, who is also a veteran, and Tanya Trotter perform a soulful power ballad honoring Jason and his hero dogs. American Anthems Soldier On All Fours at 7:30 pm Friday.

Join us in the kitchen as the remaining eight cooks share favorite comfort foods and a dish inspired by a loved one. From first date cuisine to sentimental recipes passed down through generations, love is definitely in the air. Great American Recipe Love Language at 8:00 pm Friday.

Follow the Brass sisters as they "flirt" their way into several Cape Cod kitchens and discover a melting pot of sweets and treats, from American to Greek to South African and more! Food Flirts Cape Cod Road-Trip at 9:00 pm Friday.

Watch ROADSHOW's first-ever visit to Delaware in this half-hour RECUT with incredible appraisals including Broadway costume sketches, a Tiffany diamond pendant, and a 1923 Frank Schoonover oil painting. Learn which is $125,000! Antiques Roadshow Recut Winterthur Museum at 9:30 pm Friday.

Saturday, July 9th

Taiwanese food is poised for a renaissance in Los Angeles, where chef Jon Yao of Kato draws on his experience growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, fusing his heritage with produce from Southern California's cutting-edge farmers while educating diners on the nuances of this unique regional cuisine. The Migrant Kitchen Los Angeles: Taiwanese Food at 4:30 pm Saturday.

In Minnesota, Rochester is on its way to achieving 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2030. Farmers in Arizona are hoping that guayule, a hardy plant that produces natural rubber, can become a profitable crop requiring far less water than alfalfa, corn or cotton. In Wyoming, new crossings for wildlife s a busy interstate highway are saving the lives of animals, drivers and passengers. This American Land Renewable Urban Energy, Crop-Switching in the Megadrought, Highway Crossings for Wildlife at 6:00 pm Saturday.

Savor the boundary-pushing roots music of Grammy winners Sarah Jarosz and Billy Strings. Texas native Jarosz plays songs from her heralded LP World on the Ground. Midwesterner Strings performs tunes from his album Renewal. Austin City Limits Sarah Jarosz/Billy Strings at 7:00 pm Saturday.

Florence's undercover role takes a dangerous turn when she finds herself in familiar surroundings, amid a murder investigation. In a race against time, can Neville solve the murder? Death In Paradise at 8:05 pm Saturday.

Sunday, July 10th

From east to west, in nearly every corner of America, wildfires are fiercer and more frequent. Climate change coupled with our past misguided management has inspired some creative innovations like high tech Minecraft-style fire management software. The urgent need to control fire is becoming a fast-growing and diverse field for scientists, ecologists, and trailblazers of all kinds. EcoSense for Living The Future of Fire at 6:00 pm Sunday.

Nish has an epiphany as he and Lucian escape arrest at Danioni's behest. Constance catches Lucian's eye on a boat trip but sees more than she bargained for in return. Bella stands up to Danioni, who hands over a compromising letter to her husband. Hotel Portofino Uncoverings at 7:00 pm Sunday.

When a dead body is found on a local estate, Will and Geordie find themselves investigating stories of lost love and family inheritance in an attempt to uncover the killer. Grantchester On Masterpiece Season 7, Episode 1 at 8:00 pm Sunday.

The Prime Minister assembles the emergency committee "COBRA" to respond to a potentially explosive situation in Kent. Cobra Season 2, Episode 1 at 9:00 pm Sunday.

Hector's future at The Hour is in question when his contract comes up for review. Randall urges Freddie and Bel to dig deeper on their story about organized crime and police corruption. Bel leans on Rosa for information about Cilenti's schemes, and Hector confronts Stern. The Hour Honey Trap at 10:00 pm Sunday.