Highlights June 5 to June 11

Posted on June 2, 2023

Monday, June 5

Discover hidden treasures in Little Rock, such as a 1985 Charles Schulz Snoopy sketch, Chinese altar garniture, ca. 1850, and a 1919 William Faulkner handmade poetry book. Can you guess which is valued at $70,000 to $100,000? Antiques Roadshow Little Rock, Hour Three at 7:00 pm.

Travel with ROADSHOW to Charleston and learn about a Babe Ruth archive, a Japanese Komai iron and gold vase from around1890, a Virginia Federal walnut cellarette and more. Which one is valued at $ 80,000 to $100,000? Antiques Roadshow Charleston, Hour One at 8:00 pm.

A 30-minute documentary film about the creation, and the re-creation, of the Blue Ridge Tunnel. Built by Irish immigrants in the 1850s, at nearly a mile long, it was the longest railroad tunnel in America. It was re-opened as a historic site and tourist attraction in November of 2020. The Tunnel at 9:00 pm.

UnMASKing HOPE chronicles the extraordinary stories of a diverse group of trauma survivors who don "masks" that hide their spiritual and emotional pain. From 9/11 and mass shooting survivors, to service members in combat and chronic sexual abuse victims, the film goes behind their MASKS to experience the abuse, social stigma, and moral injury that have scarred their souls. As we are taken on their journey from seclusion to inclusion, we realize that the aggregate stories of these brave individuals share a powerful message of HOPE inspiring us to unMASK our own HOPE. UnMASKing Hope at 9:30 pm.

Tuesday, June 6

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with Erin Burnett, Amy Carlson and Andre Leon Talley, three guests from diverse backgrounds, as they meet the ancestors who laid the groundwork for their success. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Where Did We Come From? at 7:00 pm.

Traveling from big cities to small towns in rural America, Lidia Bastianich shares the inspiring stories of first, second, and third-generation Americans forging their own way and shaping the shifting definition of what it means to be an American. Lidia Celebrates America Flavors That Define Us at 8:00 pm.

For a few tense days in June 1944, the success of the D-Day military invasion was completely reliant on weather readings taken by a young woman at a remote weather station on Ireland's west coast. THE STORY OF THE D-DAY FORECAST: THREE DAYS IN JUNE includes a special interview with the now 96-year-old Maureen Sweeney — providing a living link to a unique moment in history, where military might and meteorological analysis collided. Sweeney's data threw General Dwight D. Eisenhower's meticulously planned invasion strategy into chaos, forcing him to make one of the most difficult decisions in the entire war. Completely unaware of the significance of her work, Sweeney's readings were the first to point out an impending storm that would lead to the postponement of the invasion. Featuring contributions from Susan Eisenhower (granddaughter of the General), renowned historian Antony Beevor, D-Day veteran Joe Cattini, and a selection of military experts, meteorologists and archive footage, this fascinating documentary paints an incredible picture of Ireland's previously unknown role in one of the most pivotal events in world history. Story of the D-Day Forecast: Three Days In June at 9:00 pm.

Dede Gardner, producer and president of Plan B Entertainment, is AFF's 2022 recipient of the Polly Platt Award for Producing. The two-time Oscar winner, behind films like 12 Years a Slave, Moonlight, and Sarah Polley's new film Women Talking, joins us to discuss her extraordinary achievements and success as one of Hollywood's most lauded and in-demand producers. On Story A Conversation with Dede Gardner at 9:55 pm.

February 24th, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. As most of the world watched in shock, the artists, musicians, writers and keepers of culture in Ukraine rose to the challenge of defending their homeland in any way possible. From setting down their brushes and instruments and picking up unfamiliar weapons of war and heading to the front line to using their paintings, their murals, their music to inspire their fellow Ukrainians and to let the rest of the world know what's going on in Ukraine, to curators staying in museums that were potentially targeted for bombing to protect the cultural history of their country, risking their lives to hide priceless works of art. Musicians bringing their voices to the front lines to inspire, photographers recording the everyday brutality of war, artists using any materials on hand to sketch images of life living in a bomb shelter. This documentary looks at several of these people to see what inspired them to speak out, how they have managed to hold on during the war and what they want the rest of the world to see in their very real struggle for Ukraine's identity. Culture Quest: Ukraine at 10:25 pm.

Wednesday, June 7

An award-winning documentary showing the most extensive diversity of marine mammals ever seen on film. OCEAN SOULS is an emotive documentary about cetaceans - aquatic mammals such as whales, dolphins and porpoises. Cetaceans are possibly the closest relatives to humans in terms of cognitive abilities and family ties. The film focuses on the concepts of family, emotions, language, social organization, intelligence and human interaction in these species. The film highlights new science and discovers an intelligence beneath the waves that closely mirrors our own. Featuring previously unpublished images of the largest range of cetaceans seen on screen, the film is an unprecedented collaboration of more than 100 filmmakers, scientists & cetacean experts. Join us as we explore the remarkable lives of these magnificent ocean souls. Ocean Souls at 7:00 pm.

A visually stunning celebration of what makes Texas unique - its diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife behavior that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story at 8:00 pm.

Dreamy American pop act Japanese Breakfast and eclectic U.K. tunesmith Arlo Parks share an hour of heartfelt performances. Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner plays her breakthrough album Jubilee. Parks performs her winning album Collapsed in Sunbeams. Austin City Limits Japanese Breakfast/Arlo Parks at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, June 8

Kelly Corrigan speaks to comedian, writer, and director Neal Brennan. Neal reflects on his ongoing struggle with depression and how he incorporates his experience into his comedic work on stage and behind the camera. The performer also explains how it is especially heartwarming to hear responses to his work and to see others benefit from his vulnerability. Neal talks about how comedy is an outlet that sustains his well-being, and jokes that without it, he would probably be a frustrated and angry sanitation worker. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Neal Brennan at 7:00 pm.

A warning from Travel Expert Peter Greenberg about cruise art auctions. Plus, the boutique luxury airline, Surf Air. And, exploring WWII history during a cruise excursion. The Travel Detective Cover Story: Cruise Art Auctions at 7:30 pm.

Chet explores a small town that's known as the home of "Billy the Kid." He uncovers the story of whether or not Billy died in New Mexico or made it to TX to live to his old age. He rock climbs inside some renovated grain silos, and visits a chocolatier that making some of the most amazing truffles on the planet. The Daytripper Hico, TX at 8:00 pm.

Barry runs a woman over in his taxi, but she runs away. As the police officers hunt for the injured woman, DC Leila persuades rookie Callum to bend the rules. Sergeant Marlene is furious, so she digs into Leila's past - with dire consequences. Hope Street Episode 3 at 8:30 pm.

Lovestruck Callum is put out when a handsome 'friend' of Leila's turns up in Port Devine. Inspector Finn has more serious concerns. He's convinced the visitor is here to do Leila serious harm - and she's nowhere to be found. Hope Street Episode 4 at 9:45 pm.

Hannah and her new partner Billy Murdoch start investigating the Mimica family, who they believe are responsible for Sean's murder. But when Hannah discovers the identity of Sean's contact "Issy," she immediately wants to pull the plug. Before We Die Episode 2 at 10:00 pm.

Friday, June 9

The Bargo Brothers visit the Sooner state. They learn about the Earth's atmosphere, find a desert oasis in the middle of nowhere, and kick back in the state's oldest bar. They finish their trip with Olympic weight lifter and world record holder, Shane Hamman, on the summit of Black Mesa. Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers Oklahoma at 7:30 pm.

Anna meets some of the country's best craftspeople --clock mechanics, engineers, scaffolders, glasscutters-- and historians of the 162-year-old Elizabeth Tower who have been painstakingly bringing this British icon back to its original Gothic glory in the face of unprecedented challenges. Big Ben: Saving The World's Most Famous Clock at 8:00 pm.

Artist Adebanji Alade unlocks the secrets of the world's most iconic painting whilst creating a replica using traditional methods. Historian Martin Kemp reveals the story behind the sitter and why Leonardo's Mona Lisa is a true masterpiece. How to Paint The Mona Lisa at 8:50 pm.

It's the most famous painting in the world. Nearly 8.5 million people visit her every year. Yet few have ever heard about the time the Mona Lisa actually vanished from the Louvre in Paris for nearly two and a half years. Mona Lisa Is Missing at 9:40 pm.

Dreamy American pop act Japanese Breakfast and eclectic U.K. tunesmith Arlo Parks share an hour of heartfelt performances. Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner plays her breakthrough album Jubilee. Parks performs her winning album Collapsed in Sunbeams. Austin City Limits Japanese Breakfast/Arlo Parks at 10:40 pm.

Saturday, June 10

For millennia, gray whales have made an annual pilgrimage from the cold, rich marine waters in the Gulf of Alaska to the warm, protected waters of San Ignacio Lagoon. The calm bay sits on the west coast of Baja California. There the mother whales feel safe from predators and give birth to their calves. They also urge the newborn giants to make contact with humans, who await them in boats, hoping for an opportunity to pet them. In this vast shelter, both the Mexican government and the boatmen, fishermen the rest of the year, guard the whales and nurture the friendship between people and the gentle leviathans. In the Americas with David Yetman Whales and Their Offspring In San Ignacio Lagoon at 11:30 am.

From caravans on ancient spice routes to navigations of Columbus and Magellan to transoceanic flights of modern airlines, the meeting of East and West has profoundly influenced how we cook and eat. This show takes fusion cuisine to the grill. On the menu? "Good Luck Cluck" (barbecued chicken with Thai curry), Lone Star Kalbi, and a grilled Pork and Cactus Salad bursting with Thai flavors. "Good Luck Cluck" (Barbecued Chicken with Thai Curry); Pork and Cactus Salad with Thai Flavors; Lone Star Kalbi. Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue East Meets West at 1:00 pm.

Join Host/Producer Roberto Mighty at this must-see for book lovers and history buffs! Concord's Sleepy Hollow Cemetery boasts "Author's Ridge" - with Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and more! Also, a side trip to Walden Pond, historical reenactments, and a surprise for "I Love Lucy" fans. This gem is on the US National Register of Historic Places. World’s Greatest Cemeteries Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, MA at 4:30 pm.

A citizen-led effort in West Virginia overcomes pollution from mines and restores clean water with "an open hand rather than closed fist." In the Navajo nation some homes finally get running water through an innovative program. A captive breeding program helps to save the red wolf, one of the most endangered animals. This American Land Friends of the Cheat River, Navajo Water, Saving the Red Wolf at 6:00 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 7:00 pm.

The team investigate the murder of a water taxi driver at the same time as Neville receives an anonymous letter warning them a murder is due to take place. Death in Paradise Sins of the Detective at 8:00 pm.

Agatha Christie's Poirot The Affair at the Victory Ball at 8:55 pm.

Anna meets some of the country's best craftspeople --clock mechanics, engineers, scaffolders, glasscutters-- and historians of the 162-year-old Elizabeth Tower who have been painstakingly bringing this British icon back to its original Gothic glory in the face of unprecedented challenges. Big Ben: Saving The World's Most Famous Clock at 9:45 pm.

Pip starts his new life as a gentleman in London, quickly acquiring expensive tastes, and mounting debts. He falls deeper in love with Estella and escorts her around town. As his twenty-first birthday approaches, Pip waits for his benefactor and their intentions to be revealed. Secrets of Westminster at 10:33 pm.

A feature documentary that focuses on the craftsmen, chemists, and renegades at the heart of the whiskey revolution that turned the stagnant scotch whiskey industry of the 1980s into the titan it is today. The Water of Life at 11:31 pm.

Sunday, June 11

The Colorado River traverses through the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Deep in the canyon are wild rapids, pristine waterfalls and ancient ruins. Six million people visit the Rim each year, but few float down this Wild River. Discover how our group of travelers, who begin as strangers, are transformed and connected by the power and magic of the River. Wild Rivers with Tillie Grand Canyon Connections at 12:30 pm.

Experience soprano Sonya Yoncheva in Umberto Giordano's drama as a 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiance's murderer sung by tenor Piotr Beczala. Marco Armiliato conducts David McVicar's production. Christine Goerke hosts. Great Performances at the Met Fedora at 1:00 pm.

Battery technology has already made incredible leaps, making electric vehicles commercially viable and attractive to consumers. Could it also revolutionize the electric grid itself? Shirley Meng, Chief Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, and Lynden Archer, Dean of Engineering at Cornell University discuss. Energy Switch The Future of Batteries, Part 1 at 6:00 pm.

Discover one of the most significant British archaeological finds of the century in the Althorp estate, house to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. What treasures and history will this extensive excavation reveal? Secrets of the Dead Archaeology at Althorp at 7:00 pm.

Special Go behind the scenes to explore the end of the epic tale of the iconic Oxford detective celebrated the world over. From Inspector Morse to the spin-off Lewis to a decade of Endeavour, the Oxford universe of crime has continued to fascinate viewers. Morse & The Last Endeavour: A Masterpiece Mystery! at 8:00 pm.

What really happened to the Princes in the Tower? Lucy Worsley uncovers the story of the two boys whose disappearance in 1483 has led to centuries of mystery and speculation. Lucy Worsley Investigates Princes in the Tower at 9:00 pm.

At last, Massimo and Candela meet and manage to spend their first night together. It looks as though everything will work out for the best. But just when the two have regained their serenity, Massimo receives some bad news and leaves. Will the two long-distance lovers manage to get back together thanks to the help of the omnipresent Visions who, now, have finally met and joined forces? Love, Inevitably at 10:00 pm.