Highlights October 17 to October 23

Posted on October 14, 2022

Monday, October 17th

Guess which glorious Grand Rapids treasures have soared since 2008, including a Navajo Germantown blanket, a 1967 Gerald Ford letter, and an 1881 Jasper Cropsey oil painting. One has an updated appraisal of $150,000! Antiques Roadshow Vintage Grand Rapids Hour 1 at 7:00 pm.

Explore the fight against Asian American hate following the March 2021 mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta. Examine how this critical moment of racial reckoning sheds light on the struggles, triumphs and achievements of AAPI communities. Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day In March at 8:00 pm.

Dive down this counter-narrative and collective memory of the past 30 years of Muslim life in America by exploring pivotal moments in U.S. history and the impact of anti-Muslim rhetoric and policy on young Muslims who came of age after 9/11. POV An Act of Worship at 9:00 pm.

Two films exploring creed and conviction. A Muslim hospital chaplain honor his Southern heritage and fights white supremacy in "Redneck Muslim." Three London neighbors share their devotion to Islam, Christianity and football in "The Masses." POV Shorts The Calling at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 18th

Henry Louis, Jr. helps John Leguizamo and Lena Waithe retrace the paths of their ancestors, uncovering crucial pieces of their own identities that were lost on the journey to America. Finding Your Roots Forgotten Journeys at 7:00 pm.

To survive economic disaster, hour three shows how African Americans relied on informal economies, grassroots organizations and cultural innovations behind the color line to dismantle the oppressive realities of Jim Crow. Making Black America: Through The Grapevine A Growing Resistance at 8:00 pm.

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn: from elite soldier overseas to waging "spiritual war" in America. With the Associated Press, how Flynn emerged as a leading conspiracy theorist, from QAnon to "Stop the Steal" and his ties to Christian nationalism. Frontline Michael Flynn's Holy War at 9:00 pm.

This week on On Story, writer/creator/showrunner Glen Mazzara behind classics such as The Walking Dead and The Shield, discusses his journey through the television industry. Damien creator Mazzara discusses how having multiple roles in television has developed his versatility as a storyteller. On Story On Showrunning: A Conversation with Glen Mazzara at 10:00 pm

Houston-based & Milwaukee-raised, Blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist Buffalo Nichols music centers on a long-held view of a serious need for Black stories that avoid leaning on worn stereotypes. Buffalo Nichols has found a way…Challenging the narrative while bridging past and present, Nichols’ autobiographical anecdotes build upon his observational, narrative-based songwriting, bringing the blues of the past into the future. Cavern Sessions Buffalo Nichols at 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, October 19th

Witness the great wildebeest migration in East Africa, the most impressive mass movement of land animals on Earth. Travel with two Maasai guides who expose today's conflict between people and wildlife and share new ideas for coexistence. Nature Running with the Beest at 7:00 pm.

Mind-altering drugs-or psychedelics-have been used for thousands of years. Today, scientists are discovering their potential for profoundly positive clinical impacts, helping patients struggling with afflictions like addiction and depression. NOVA Can Psychedelics Cure? at 8:00 pm.

What were the last days in Pompeii like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago? The dazzling discovery of an intact wooden chariot, the only one ever found, provides new insight into the social classes of the ancient city. Secrets of the Dead Last Days of Pompeii at 9:00 pm.

Electro pop duo Sylvan Esso and wide-ranging indie rock band Lucius provide an entertaining hour of imaginative music. North Carolina’s Sylvan Esso play songs from their LP Free Love.Acclaimed act Lucius perform tunes from their album Second Nature. Austin City Limits Sylvan Esso/Lucius at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, October 20th

Witness the creation of the proud "Chicano" identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies and empowerment in the political process. Latino Americans Prejudice and Pride at 7:00 pm.

Chet looks back on all the amazing National Parks in Texas, including Big Bend and the LBJ Ranch. He recounts history at the San Antonio Missions and prehistory at the Waco Mammoth Site. He then takes a new trip to the Big Thicket, the first National Preserve in America. Daytripper National Parks Road Trip at 8:00 pm.

Barnaby and Winter uncover multiple motives when the winner of a fought-after music award is found strangled with a violin string, moments before a performance. The possible motives include rivalry over the prize, disagreements about the music festival business, and a missing Stradivarius violin. Guest star James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley) This episode is the last appearance of Dr. Kam Karimore (Manjinder Virk). Midsomer Murders The Curse of the Ninth, 1 & 2 at 8:29 pm.

The initial forensics report confirms Hardy and Ellie's suspicions that this was not an opportunistic attack, it was planned. Hardy concludes that they have a serious sexual predator at large in the town, someone who may strike again. Broadchurch Season 3, Episode 1 at 10:00 pm.

Friday, October 21st

Forty years after his death, the poet and scholar, John Berryman's legacy is examined and celebrated in this short film, 'Rediscovering John Berryman: Celebrating John Berryman's Centennial 1914-2014.' A film by Twin Cities' film industry legend, Al Milgrom, this documentary features numerous scholars, experts, and musical artists that have been inspired by Berryman's prolific career. Berryman is best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poetry called 'The Dream Songs' and for his tragic suicide off the Washington Avenue Bridge in 1972, while professor at the University of Minnesota. Rediscovering John Berryman at 7:30 pm.

The first major film to explore the life and career of jazz luminary Ron Carter, the most recorded bassist in history. Featuring original concert footage and candid insights from jazz icons, Finding the Right Notes is a vibrant portrait of the artist in his own words. Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes at 8:00 pm.

Saturday, October 22nd

Three families grow flowers, food and community. Central Texas Gardener Artistic Flair at 12:00 pm.

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. Migrant Kitchen Brooklyn: Korean Food at 5:00 pm.

From growing up in homeless shelters, to owning a brand that's sold on QVC, Lia Key overcame enormous obstacles to make her dream a reality. Lia is the founder of the Philadelphia based jewelry brand "Valencia Key", a company on a mission to help people believe in themselves and find their light. Start Up Valencia Key: Philadelphia, PA at 6:00 pm.

Montreal-to-Nashville singer/songwriter Allison Russell and Toronto indie rock act The Weather Station offer an hour of intelligent, impassioned and acclaimed music. Russell performs numbers from her renowned album Outside Child, while the Weather Station, AKA songwriter Tamara Lindeman, plays tunes from the widely lauded LP Ignorance. Austin City Limits Allison Russell/The Weather Station at 7:00 pm.

Phillip Darlington is stabbed to death and Inspector Mallory arrests his son Lawrence after finding a knife in his bedroom; a knife Sergeant Goodfellow saw Mallory plant. Goodfellow after confronting Mallory seeks Father Brown's help who with Sid Carter discover Mallory's wife and children are missing complicating matters. Darlington's daughter, Arabella, also returns home from Oxford having just married that weekend. Brother and sister claim they slept all night; the brother in the house and the sister with her new husband in Oxford. A stolen car and a man, known to Sid's prison contacts, Mallory wronged ten years ago has returned for retribution. Father Brown The Menace of Mephistopheles at 7:59 pm.

The discovery of a housemaid's corpse at a local festival puts a damper on Great Slaughter's jovial gathering. Sister Boniface Mysteries Unnatural Causes at 8:45 pm.

Poirot and Hastings are staying at a Cornish resort. Conversing with Magdala "Nick" Buckley, Poirot believes that someone is out to kill her, confirmed when he finds a bullet that Nick had thought to be a wasp shooting past her head. Poirot suspects someone in Nick's inner circle. Agatha Christie's Poirot Peril at End House Part 1 at 9:30 pm.

Sunday, October 23rd

Will expanding nuclear power play a significant role in decarbonizing electricity? Energy Switch More Nuclear Power? Part 1 at 6:00 pm.

A valuable sketch by the famed naturalist Charles Darwin is stolen and Eliza is hired by an insurance company to find it. The process of solving the mystery brings fresh twists and turns for Eliza and the Duke. Miss Scarlet and the Duke On Masterpiece The Black Witch Moth at 7:00 pm.

Everyone he knew had reason to kill mystery author Alan Conway. But was his fatal fall actually murder? The missing last chapter of his new book may hold the secret. Magpie Murders On Masterpiece Episode 2 at 8:00 pm

Annika's teenage daughter, Morgan, gets mixed up with suspects in a revenge slaying. A Norse saga comes to life as Annika's team closes in. Annika On Masterpiece Episode 2 at 9:00 pm.

A photo of Roberta causes rifts between her classmates. Macarena attacks another student, leading to severe consequences. Teresa questions Roberta about what happened between her and Rafita. La Otra Mirada The Life I Want to Live at 10:00 pm.