Highlights September 19 to September 25

Posted on September 16, 2022

Monday, September 19th

A recap of events around the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II: Events of the Day at 7:00 pm.

Reversing a history of open borders, a xenophobic backlash prompts Congress to restrict immigration. Hitler and the Nazis persecute German Jews, forcing many to seek refuge. FDR is concerned by the growing crisis but unable to coordinate a response. The U.S. and the Holocaust The Golden Door (Beginnings - 1938) at 8:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 20th

As World War II begins, Americans are divided over whether to intervene against Nazi Germany. Some individuals and organizations work tirelessly to help refugees escape. Germany invades the USSR and secretly begins the mass murder of European Jews. The U.S. and the Holocaust Yearning to Breathe Free (1938 - 1942) at 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, September 21st

A group of dedicated government officials fights red tape to support rescue operations. As the Allies liberate German camps, the public sees for the first time the sheer scale of the Holocaust and begins to reckon with its reverberations. The U.S. and the Holocaust The Homeless, The Tempest-Tossed (1942 -) at 7:00 pm.

Thursday, September 22nd

Survey the history and people from 1565-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848. Latino Americans Foreigners In Their Own Land at 7:02 pm.

Chet heads to the coastal prairie to SCUBA dive with old amusement park rides and visit a fish hatchery turning out millions of Texas Red fish every year. Chet eats a Wagyu meatball sub from an old gas station and enjoy tiki drinks and ramen. Daytripper Lake Jackson, TX at 8:00 pm.

The Bleakridge Watch patrols the streets of their remote village, exposing anyone who steps outside the law. When one of their members dies, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter uncover just how far some people will go for power. Last acting appearance of Clive Swift (Keeping up Appearances). Midsomer Murders Crime and Punishment, 1 & 2 at 8:29 pm.

Friday, September 23rd

Through the palette of the Los Tejanos Art Exhibit, The Cheech explores Cheech Marin's lifelong advocacy of the Chicano Art Movement,and his journey to develop the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry. With original score by Grammy Nominated musician El Dusty, The Cheech takes a fascinating look at a national icon's love affair with art, and his incredible contribution to promote and preserve a vital part of American cultural identity. The Cheech at 7:30 pm.

Singing Our Way to Freedom chronicles the life and music of Ramon "Chunky" Sanchez, from his humble beginnings as a farmworker in Blythe, California to the dramatic moment when he received one of our nation's highest musical honors at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Chunky's arc of transformation from marginalized farm kid to charismatic social activist shows how one person can mobilize people to change the world. Singing Our Way to Freedom at 8:00 pm.

Grammy award winning film documenting the rise of soul music legend Sam Cooke, from his beginnings as a gospel singer to his crossover to the pop and R&B charts. This biography takes on a scope of greater dimensions than music alone. Sam's good friend Muhammad Ali plays an integral role, with Malcolm X and the Beatles, to share the world stage with Sam in Miami at the time of the first Ali-Sonny Liston fight. The film includes illuminating interviews with Aretha Franklin,Lloyd Price, Bobby Womack, Lou Rawls, Lou Adler, Dick Clark, and Sam's brothers, sister and daughter, all of whom speak with rare candor and insight about a man whose contributions continue not only to be recognized but to grow long after his death. Songs include "You Send Me", (What a) Wonderful World", "Having a Party" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" narrated by Jeffrey Wright. Sam Cooke: Legend at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, September 24th

It is estimated more than 11 million Americans are living with long Covid. Some people never fully recover from the virus, while others recover and then relapse with the same or new symptoms. With very few clinics dedicated to treating long Covid and with researchers and healthcare professionals still in the early stages of understanding how it manifests, millions of people are living with chronic issues not being addressed. Many can no longer work and function normally. This episode features four different people with long Covid, including an emergency room physician. We learn about research helping us better understand long Covid and the connection it has to other conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome. The episode also looks at how widely available FDA medications can be repurposed and used to treat and help alleviate symptoms for some people fighting long Covid. Your Fantastic Mind Long Covid at 6:00 pm.

Enjoy fresh perspectives in song from Olivia Rodrigo and Phoebe Bridgers. The chart-topping Rodrigo performs tunes from her bestselling debut Sour, while Bridgers sings songs from her critically acclaimed LP Punisher. Austin City Limits Olivia Rodrigo/Phoebe Bridgers at 7:00 pm.

Investigate why Queen Anne's powerful role in the forging of Great Britain has often been forgotten. Lucy Worsley shares the inside story of the salacious gossip about Anne's love life that helped destroy her image and legacy. Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets Queen Anne: The Mother of Great Britain at 9:00 pm.

Find out why Marie Antoinette is often blamed for causing the French Revolution by saying "let them eat cake" to her starving subjects. Lucy Worsley uncovers the myths and secrets that led the doomed queen to the guillotine. Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets Marie Antoinette: The Doomed Queen at 10:00 pm.

Join Lucy as she explores how the spontaneous February 1917 popular uprising was the real Russian revolution that swept the Czar from power, not the famed October event in the history books. Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets The Romanovs & The Russian Revolution at 11:00 pm.

Sunday, September 25th

Experience the story of seamstress Esther who begins writing to a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal. Featuring a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, this powerful opera is directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher. Great Performances Intimate Apparel at 12:30 pm.

Chef Pati Jinich travels from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, Texas. She learns how tight-knit family bonds are an underlying theme connecting everything in the Laredos and throughout La Frontera. La Frontera with Pati Jinich From Dos Laredos to Mars at 3:00 pm.

How did the Black Death change Britain? Lucy Worsley examines the latest science and explores how the vast death toll affected religious beliefs, class structure, work and women. Lucy Worsley Investigates The Black Death at 7:00 pm.

Van der Valk is called in to investigate the grisly and theatrical murder of a lawyer. As a discovered cryptic note leads to further murders, Van der Valk and his team must race to uncover the truth before the killer can strike again. Van Der Valk On Masterpiece Plague On Amsterdam at 8:00 pm.

After the mysterious murder of the Spanish ambassador in Lisbon, Teresa follows a lead to a young girls' academy in Seville. Teresa decides to pose as a teacher and applies for a place at the academy. La Otra Mirada Tobacco, Paints and Jazz at 10:00 pm.