Highlights September 11 to September 17

Posted on September 8, 2023

Monday, September 11

Learn how outstanding Orlando items have held up in the market since 2007, such as a Fern Isabel Coppedge oil, a Tiffany Studios mosaic glass inkwell and an 1844 Presidential election political banner. Which has a current value of $120,000-$180,000. Antiques Roadshow Vintage Orlando Hour 2 at 7:00 pm.

Revisit 1970s Boston, when Black and white students were bused for the first time between neighborhoods to comply with a federal court desegregation order - unleashing violence and racial unrest that would escalate and continue for years. American Experience The Busing Battleground at 8:00 pm.

Three short films that explore the delicate balance in Hawaii's ecosystems, that encourage us to reflect on our relationship with the natural world and show us that even the smallest species, like Hawaiian tree snails, and ornamental trees, like the coconut, are worth saving. Coming from an entire family of surfers, Vahine and her two sisters hope to make a living with their passion and travel the world. Pacific Heartbeat Hawaii's Precious Resources at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, September 12

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA to help comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash solve deep family mysteries. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Secret Lives at 7:00 pm.

Explore what happened when the small Mississippi town of Leland integrated its public schools in 1970. Told through the remembrances of students, teachers and parents, the film shows how the town - and America - were transformed. American Experience The Harvest at 8:00 pm.

Giving birth has turned into a battleground for too many Black women and their babies. Going behind the statistics and beyond grief, Birthing Justice places Black women at the center of the fight to fix a broken system as they transform the future for all women in this country. The documentary focuses on the progress being made by those on the frontline of this crisis and highlights solutions that can be replicated in communities across the country. In order to assure a broad spectrum of experiences, we focus on Missouri, Georgia, California and the District of Columbia and elevate the lived experiences of Black women including 11-time Olympic champion, Allyson Felix and advocates like Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, founder of the National Black Equity Collaborative. Birthing Justice combines expert interviews with very personal pregnancy and birth stories that emphasize the dangerous terrain many traverse while celebrating their joyful outcomes. Birthing Justice at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, September 13

In Arkansas just about everyone you meet is into the outdoors, yet to the rest of the country, the state barely registers as an outdoor destination. Now, Arkansas is on a mission to earn recognition as a wild mecca. America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Arkansas Hidden Gems at 7:00 pm.

In April 2019, the world watched as a devastating fire almost destroyed Paris's iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. Go behind the scenes with a team of engineers, masons, and timber workers tackling the daunting challenges of restoring the historic landmark. NOVA Rebuilding Notre Dame at 8:00 pm.

Islands are like miniature simplified Earths, where evolution is playing out at superspeed right before our eyes. Journey from the Galapagos to the edge of Antarctica to seek out animals responding to our changing planet in extraordinary ways. Evolution Earth Islands at 9:00 pm.

Rejoice in a high voltage hour with New Orleans-born R&B/jazz/gospel musician Jon Batiste. The Stephen Colbert bandleader performs songs from his album We Are, including "I Need You" and "Freedom." Austin City Limits Jon Batiste at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, September 14

Portugal's castles are closely related to the Order of the Temple and to the creation of Portugal as an independent territory from the Muslim and Spanish kingdoms. The fortresses reveal an Arab influence dating back centuries combined with the Templar presence and Portuguese flair that made these constructions seemingly impregnable. Portugal became the last stronghold of the Knights Templar, whose mysticism and introversion gave birth to mysterious legends in the castles included in this episode: Dos Mouros, San Jorge, Evoramonte, Tomar, Almourol, Marvao, Montemor O' Velho, Braganca, Guimaraes and a special tour of the palaces of Sintras. Castles: Secrets, Mysteries and Legends Portugal at 6:59 pm.

Chet visits one of the few French towns in Texas. He eats a raw beef delicacy, explores the 1840s Landmark Inn, and hikes the banks of the Medina River. The Daytripper Castroville, TX at 8:00 pm.

Discover some of Austin's most defining murals and the national and local changemakers bringing these impactful public artworks to life. Get a glimpse into what inspired these unique murals, the stories behind them, and the artists who created them. Muraling Austin Pride of Place at 8:30 pm.

With Janice's departure, Martin and Louisa need to find day care for James, and they settle on Portwenn Tots. Ruth considers selling her farm, and Al's stress level takes a toll on his body. Guest star Art Malik (Jewel In The Crown; Upstairs Downstairs). Doc Martin Sons and Lovers at 8:59 pm.

When newcomer Detective Constable Leila Hussain arrests an elderly farmer on suspicion of murder, the locals are furious. It looks like Leila's days in Port Devine are numbered - until an unlikely ally comes to her rescue. Hope Street at 9:46 pm.

The team works to identify the body found in the chimney flue as forensics reveal the cause of death. Unforgotten on Masterpiece Season 5, Episode 2 at 10:30 pm.

Friday, September 15

Host Rhiannon Giddens shares a musical visit with longtime friend Allison Russell, the Canadian singer-songwriter and activist whose album "Outside Child" has received three Grammy nominations and many international accolades. My Music with Rhiannon Giddens Allison Russell at 7:30 pm.

World War II brought renewed energy and purpose to Route 66 as the country suddenly needed to transport people, arms and ammunition from one coast to the other. Hospitality work was viewed as a natural extension of the domestic sphere, and on Route 66 many women worked in family businesses providing food and lodging. The war allowed women to move out of low paying jobs and perform patriotic duties that were highly skilled and dangerous, such as sorting ammunition. After the war, these women would create vibrant businesses on their own. From the CEO of an iconic Route 66 restaurant in Gallup, NM to Navajo women at the Ordnance Depot in Flagstaff, AZ these women rejected domesticity in favor of a career. Also the story of the writing of the iconic song "Route 66" by Bobby Troup. Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road World War II & the Post War Period at 8:00 pm.

Experience the political and personal journey of Jerry Brown, the longest serving governor in California history. First elected at 36 years old and again at 72, Brown has spent over five decades tackling climate change and inequality. American Masters Jerry Brown: The Disrupter at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, September 16

Pati is in the magic town of Mani to learn about something sacred to the Mayans - bees and honey. A cooperative of women who protect the endangered Melipona, a stingless bee native to Yucatan, invites her to join in a Mayan energy cleansing ritual involving bunuelos made with Melipona honey. Then she visits a family living by the traditional "Solar Maya," meaning they grow everything they eat. Recipes in Pati's Kitchen: Sweet Lime Roasted Chicken with Broccolini;Honey Habanero Rice with Peas; Lemons, Honey, and Basil Agua Fresca. Pati's Mexican Table The Nectar of the Mayan Gods at 1:00 pm.

Cornmeal has a special place in Sheri's heart as she shares her mouth-watering cornmeal pound cake with glaze and lemon sugar that will make everyone happy. And it's a scrumptious cornmeal confession as Sheri makes her fabulous cornbread recipe with family cornmeal. Sheri cooks along with Cheetie Kumar and says a helpful hint about the best way to season and care for your cast iron skillet. The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Cornmeal of the Castle at 1:30 pm.

In this episode, we travel to Colombia for a delicious lesson in empanadas. Back in the kitchen, Christopher Kimball and Milk Street Cook Bianca Borges recreate these meat-and-potato-filled delicacies, complete with a deeply golden and extra-crisp crust. Next, Milk Street Cook Josh Mamaclay prepares deliciously rich Braised Chicken with Coconut and Plantain. To finish, Milk Street Cook Lynn Clark makes our adaptation of Colombian Potato Soup with Chicken, Corn and Capers. Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television The Cooking of Columbia at 2:00 pm.

Bryan Roof visits El Paso, Texas and shares his version of Texas Style Smoked Beef Ribs with host Bridget Lancaster. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares his top picks for charcoal. Toni Tipton-Martin discusses the history of self-rising flour, and Lawman Johnson makes host Julia Collin Davison Easy Blueberry Cobbler. Cook’s Country Texas Cookout at 3:00 pm.

Farm life calls as Sarah and Austin McCombie finish up their chores with the animals before heading out on the road with the band. Heavy rains threaten to cancel a coastal concert and flood their RV as they sleep in the parking lot. Good things outweigh the bad when Chatham Rabbits shine through on stage. On The Road with Chatham Rabbits Waters Run High at 4:30 pm.

The surprise return of beavers to the British countryside is boosting biodiversity, reducing storm-induced flooding, and restoring wilderness to a highly manicured landscape. But the industrious rodents are also riling some of their human neighbors. Can the British beavers regain their former glory as powerful ecosystem engineers, or is their new home too domesticated to return to the wild? Wild Hope Beaver Fever at 6:00 pm.

Savor an hour of stirring performances from the late singer/songwriter John Prine's episodes of Austin City Limits. Songs include "Paradise," "Sam Stone" and "Angel from Montgomery," with special guest Bonnie Raitt. Austin City Limits The Very Best of John Prine at 7:00 pm.

Lady Felicia's impromptu visit coincides with Father Brown helping out a friend at an exclusive gentlemen's club. Father Brown The Company of Men at 8:00 pm.

Agatha Christie's Poirot Death in the Clouds at 8:45 pm.

When a prominent couple is found murdered, the crime scene has uncanny parallels to another murder 15 years ago - is it a copycat killing or was the wrong man prosecuted? Professor T wants to help but he's laid up with appendicitis. Professor T The Mask Murders at 10:30 pm.

Fi is left reeling by Bram's apparent involvement in the house sale. Meanwhile, in the past, Bram frantically covers up his part in the accident while trying to mend his relationship with Fi. Our House at 11:30 pm.

Sunday, September 17

Back at the Met after 17 years, this production of Wagner's opera is directed by Francois Girard with Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting. Tenor Piotr Beczala leads the cast in the title role of the mysterious swan knight, with soprano Tamara Wilson as the virtuous duchess Elsa, falsely accused of murder, and soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud. Bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin is Ortrud's power-hungry husband, Telramund, and bass Gunther Groissboock is King Heinrich. Christopher Maltman hosts. Great Performances at the Met Lohengrin at 12:00 pm.

People with tremor issues can have difficulties with basic tasks like eating, writing and speaking. This episode explores a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment for patients living with essential tremor or tremor from Parkinson's disease. Using high intensity focused ultrasound technology, guided by MRI, the treatment does not require brain surgery, sedation or incisions and can be completed in a single outpatient session. Viewers are given an in-depth look at the journey of a 75-year-old man and his transformative experience with this treatment. Your Fantastic Mind Ultrasound Treatment for Tremor at 6:00 pm.

Professor T is asked to decipher a macabre puzzle when a doctor and her family are found dead in a grisly tableau on their living room sofa, each having died by different means - but in what order and at whose hands? Professor T The Family at 7:00 pm.

The victim's turbulent past comes to light. While Sunny takes a trip to Paris and Jess drops in on an unsuspecting potential suspect, the pair continue to clash. Unforgotten on Masterpiece Season 5, Episode 3 at 8:00 pm.

The murder of a museum employee links back to a case Van der Valk worked on at the beginning of his career alongside boss Julia Dahlman's ex-husband. That suspect was convicted and put behind bars but has since been released. Van Der Valk on Masterpiece Redemption in Amsterdam, Part 1 at 9:00 pm.

Fi must come to terms with losing the house and attempts to find out more about Bram's whereabouts. She turns to her new partner, Toby, for support, but he has secrets of his own. Our House at 10:00 pm.