Highlights June 12 to June 18
Posted on Jun 9, 2023
Monday, June 12
Find out the history and value of treasures in Charleston, such as a locally made Francis Sommer astronomical regulator clock, an 1899 Oscar Wilde manuscript poem and a 1960 Rene Portocarrero "Catedral" oil. One is worth $80,000 to $100,000! Antiques Roadshow Charleston, Hour Two at 7:00 pm.
Journey to Charleston to learn about finds such as a 1890 Frederic Remington watercolor, a 1970 Jimi Hendrix collection and an 1879 James A.M. Whistler "The Palaces" etching. Which treasure is the top find of the episode? Antiques Roadshow Charleston, Hour Three at 8:00 pm.
The amazing, untold story of the radical underground radio station WBCN-FM, set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes that took place in Boston and nationally during the late-1960s and early-70s. Told through the actual sights, sounds, and stories of a compelling cast of characters who connected through the radio station, exploding music and countercultural scenes, militant anti-war activism, civil rights struggles, and the emerging women's and LGBTQ-liberation movements. It's "the incredible, true story of how a radio station, politics, and rock 'n' roll changed everything." WBCN and the American Revolution at 9:00 pm.
Tuesday, June 13
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Rebecca Hall and Lee Daniels solve family mysteries through DNA detective work, illuminating both history and their own identities. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Hidden in the Genes at 7:00 pm.
Explore the complex history of Black Americans who enlisted in the U. S. military as a path to citizenship, a livelihood, and greater respect, and how they fought in military conflicts abroad and civil rights struggles at home. Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting On Two Fronts - A Local, USA Special at 8:00 pm.
Deadly truck accidents and the fight over measures that could save thousands of lives. With ProPublica, investigating decades of legal maneuvering, political influence, lax regulation and industry opposition, as deaths rise Frontline America’s Dangerous Trucks at 9:00 pm.
Writer Andy Siara's breakout science fiction romantic comedy Palm Springs is an irreverent tale of two lovers trapped inside a mysterious time warp. Join Siara for a breakdown of the story's time-bending structure. On Story Re-Living Palm Springs with Andy Siara at 10:00 pm.
Follow queer actor Dyllon Burnside on a journey across the South to meet diverse members of the LGBTQ community. From a lesbian rodeo champ in Texas to an African American mayor ally in Alabama, he discovers how LGBTQ Americans are finding ways to live authentically and with Pride in the modern South. Prideland at 10:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 14
In the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, Cuba is an island teeming with exotic biodiversity: from coral reefs pulsating with life to five-foot-long Cuban rock iguanas. As international relations thaw, what will become of this wildlife sanctuary? Nature Cuba’s Wild Revolution at 7:00 pm.
Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, new scientific discoveries are fueling excitement for a return to the lunar surface -- this time, perhaps, to stay. Join the scientists and engineers working to make life on the moon a reality. NOVA Back to the Moon at 8:00 pm.
Marvel at a new era of space exploration and accessibility, thanks to NASA's return to crewed spaceflight, as well as private companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and technologies that make rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever. NOVA Rise of the Rockets at 9:00 pm.
Enjoy Cuban funk Cimafunk and The Tribe in a must-see hour. The nine-piece powerhouse band makes a thrilling ACL debut with standouts from their soulful album El Alimento. Austin City Limits Cimafunk and The Tribe at 10:00 pm.
Thursday, June 15
Kelly Corrigan speaks with financial journalist and best-selling author Michael Lewis in this episode of Tell Me More. Michael looks back at his past work and recalls all of the incredible characters he s met along the way. From Michael Oher in The Blind Side to Billy Bean in Moneyball, various real-life individuals he’s portrayed in his nonfiction work are now household names. Michael and Kelly also discuss Michael’s most beloved character, his daughter Dixie Lewis who recently passed away. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Michael Lewis at 7:00 pm.
Travel Expert Peter Greenberg introduces us to the tiny European principality. Plus, the world's most sleep-deprived nations. And, a list of some secret airlines. The Travel Detective Hidden Gems of Liechtenstein at 7:30 pm.
Chet heads to West Texas to see some of the most pristine and mysterious cave art in the country. He investigates the legend of Judge Roy Bean known as the "Law West of the Pecos" and then eats a burger of Texas-sized proportions. The Daytripper Seminole Canyon, TX at 8:00 pm.
When Clint jeopardizes his wedding day by doing something unbelievably dumb, it's up to Finn and Leila to sort out the mess. At the reception, the whole town is stunned by the reappearance of a notorious face from the past. Hope Street Episode 5 at 8:30 pm.
As the police officers investigate an arson attack, they discover a much more insidious crime. Meanwhile, Siobhan is determined to get back with Inspector Finn - little knowing that he's in a relationship with his colleague Leila. Hope Street Episode 6 at 9:15 pm.
Stefan tells Davor that Christian is supplying information about the Mimica family's criminal activities to the police. Will Christian's cover story convince Davor? Or will he be forced to take more drastic action to protect himself? Before We Die Episode 3 at 10:00 pm.
Friday, June 16
The Bargo Brothers visit the Buckeye state. They get a highpointers view of the Rock and Roll city, explore a unique perspective from underground, and stroll through a facility that soars above everything. They finish off their trip to Campbell Hill, in a one-of-a-kind journey with deep cave explorer, Bill Steele. Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers Ohio at 7:30 pm.
Go behind the scenes at one of the UK's most loved and enduring visitor attractions. Welcoming over 2.5 million guests a year, Madame Tussauds allows the public to enter a glamorous world of celebrity and get up close to the stars. But deciding who the public want to see and bringing them to life in exquisite detail isn't easy - and the stakes are high. Filmed at the London and Blackpool attractions and the waxwork studios, this film reveals what goes into creating the Madame Tussauds' experience - and keeping it relevant in a fast-changing celebrity landscape. Madame Tussaud's: The Full Wax at 8:00 pm.
Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1000 years, this formidable fortress has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armoury and the Royal Mint. Over the centuries it has gone from a symbol of imperialism and tyranny to a national treasure- the protector of the crown jewels and many other historic British traditions. In this episode we go behind the Tower's ancient walls, opening it up to expose its secrets and stories. We'll unlock the doors to rooms you didn't know existed, talk to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveal some surprising facts about one of England's most famous icons. Secrets of the Tower of London at 8:55 pm.
Enjoy Cuban funk Cimafunk and The Tribe in a must-see hour. The nine-piece powerhouse band makes a thrilling ACL debut with standouts from their soulful album El Alimento. Austin City Limits Cimafunk and The Tribe at 9:55 pm.
Saturday, June 17
The Colorado River was dammed at Glen Canyon in the early 1960s. The resulting reservoir, Lake Powell, is the second largest reservoir in the United States. As a prolonged drought grips the southwestern United States the lake is shrinking. The falling water levels reveal a wonderland of canyons from angles never before seen. And the new landscapes reveal fragments of ancient peoples who made Glen Canyon home. In the Americas with David Yetman As The Waters of Lake Powell Recede at 11:30 am.
When Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas in 1492, he initiated an East-West culinary exchange that continues to this day. This show explores three European grill classics each with a New World twist. From Wood-Grilled Gazpacho with Serrano Ham Crisps to a unique Pearl District Spiessbraten served with Jicama Salad. And for dessert? Spectacular Smoked, Torched Creme Brulee. Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue Grilling from Across the Pond at 1:00 pm.
Join Host/Producer Roberto Mighty at Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati. A reenactor portrays Civil War Medal of Honor winner David Urbanski. We learn the story of food manufacturer Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz, and interpret traditional Jewish funerary iconography. Includes a look at 19th century immigration from Germany,three branches of Judaism, and a modern connection to Spain in 1492. World’s Greatest Cemeteries Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati at 4:30 pm.
A multi-faceted effort ensures no water is wasted in Las Vegas. Host Ed Arnett talks to the founder of a group that inspires Black connections to nature. Urban gardening gains in popularity. We hear what inspires citizens to join conservation efforts. This American Land Conserving Las Vegas Water, Outdoor Afro, People's Garden, Motivation in Conservation at 6:00 pm.
Singer/songwriters Parker McCollum and Robert Earl Keen bring Texas to musical life. Rising country star McCollum plays his major label debut Gold Chain Cowboy. Legendary Keen performs and celebrates his upcoming retirement from the road. Austin City Limits Parker McCollum/Robert Earl Keen at 7:00 pm.
The team investigates the murder of a renowned calypso singer's husband. Meanwhile, Neville struggles with Sophie's revelations and contemplates his future in Saint Marie. Death in Paradise A Calypso Caramba at 8:00 pm.
Agatha Christie's Poirot The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge at 8:55 pm.
Surpassed only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the most successful writer of all time. We all know her characters and incredible plot twists, but what do we know about Agatha herself? Combining rare access to Agatha's family, her personal archive and speaking to those who know her work best, discover what made the world's most successful crime writer tick. Inside The Mind of Agatha Christie at 9:47 pm.
Go behind the scenes at one of the UK's most loved and enduring visitor attractions. Welcoming over 2.5 million guests a year, Madame Tussauds allows the public to enter a glamorous world of celebrity and get up close to the stars. But deciding who the public want to see and bringing them to life in exquisite detail isn't easy - and the stakes are high. Filmed at the London and Blackpool attractions and the waxwork studios, this film reveals what goes into creating the Madame Tussauds' experience - and keeping it relevant in a fast-changing celebrity landscape. Madame Tussaud's: The Full Wax at 10:40 pm.
Descend into subterranean London to uncover 2,000 years of history: ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers. Secrets of Underground London at 11:31 pm.
Sunday, June 18
Eric Hanson goes heli hiking and caving while exploring Canada's first and most popular National Park. Epic Trails Banff & Lake Louise at 12:30 pm.
Enjoy Sondra Radvanovsky as the titular mythic sorceress in this production of Cherubini's rarely performed masterpiece with tenor Matthew Polenzani as Medea's unfaithful husband. Maestro Carlo Rizzi conducts. Joyce DiDonato hosts. Great Performances at the Met Medea at 1:00 pm.
With the Galveston landing of U.S. Army Gen. Gordon Granger in 1865, slavery in Texas ended. African bondsmen became freedmen, and women and children likewise became African Americans. Many left the plantations to join freedom colonies; others sought out opportunities in cities and towns. Today, the consequences of gentrification and rising property values challenge new generations. Juneteenth Jamboree: From A Free Place to Displace at 6:00 pm.
When a local farmer is found dead, Ridley is called on by his ex-colleague and newly promoted DI Carol Farman to assist on a missing persons case that remains unsolved after 13 years. Ridley The Peaceful Garden, Part 1 at 7:00 pm.
An orchestra soiree, a much-anticipated performance and an abandoned warehouse are scenes for a trio of deaths. Morse's investigation turns up an unsettling connection to the past. Thursday gets a tempting offer, as does Joan. Endeavour on Masterpiece Season 9: Prelude at 8:00 pm.
Anna Friel stars as school teacher Ellie Manning, a wife who is devastated to learn her husband Greg died in a horrific car accident with a mystery woman in the passenger seat. Stricken with grief and refusing to believe her husband was having an affair, Ellie sets out to find the truth of who the mystery woman is, and why she was in the car. What to Do When Someone Dies at 10:00 pm.