Highlights September 4 to September 10
Posted on Sep 1, 2023
Monday, September 4
Blazing hot Tucson treasures include a Mexican charro saddle, Gaston Chaissac artwork and a 1956 Olympics USA Basketball memorabilia. But has the marketplace cooled down since they were appraised in 2006? Not for one $65,000-$110,000 find. Antiques Roadshow Vintage Tucson 2021 Hour 2 at 7:00 pm.
See if Sunshine State appraisals still sparkle in the marketplace 14 years after ROADSHOW's visit, including James McNeill Whistler artwork, Presidents Kennedy and Johnson-signed photos, and a Jonas Weber painted box. One is now $165,000-$250,000. Antiques Roadshow Vintage Orlando Hour 1 at 8:00 pm.
In 1899, the Sewanee football team went undefeated and untied in a long 12-game season, including a string of 5 games in 6 days. Not only did they beat every team they played - including Texas, Texas A& M, LSU, Ole Miss and Auburn - but they held every other team scoreless until their final two games. Unrivaled: Sewanee 1899 tells the story of this team that coaches agree will never be equaled, and the very different game of football played a century ago. Unrivaled includes interviews with football coaches across the south, descendants of many of the players, and music by Bobby Horton who has scored more than a dozen Ken Burns' films. Unrivaled: Sewanee 1899 at 9:00 pm.
Although only 20, Vahine Fierro is undaunted by the Teahupoo wave, considered the most dangerous in the world. Vahine surfs as no other Polynesian girl has ever surfed. In Tahitian culture, riding the waves is an ancestral activity from which women had been gradually eliminated, but now surfing is open to women, just in time for the Olympics. 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 Daughters of the Waves at 10:00 pm.
Tuesday, September 5
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Julia Roberts and Edward Norton discover their hidden connections to history and each other. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Hidden Kin at 7:00 pm.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes guests Claire Danes and Jeff Daniels on a journey through primal scenes from America's past-leading all the way back to an infamous witch hunt. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Salems Lot at 8:00 pm.
A two-part special looking at a little-known two strikes law, and pregnancy in prison. With The Marshall Project, how a former West Point cadet got life in prison. Also, pregnant women in prison and what happens to their newborns. Frontline Two Strikes / Tutwiler at 9:00 pm.
A timely depiction of a newsroom in crisis, While We Watched follows tormented journalist Ravish Kumar for two years as he battles a barrage of fake news, falling ratings and the resulting cutbacks. Are there viewers for fact-based analyses anymore? Will his show survive or become a swan song of reason - drowning out in sensationalism, misinformation, and ratings-driven editorial decisions? POV While We Watched at 10:00 pm.
Wednesday, September 6
The Suwannee is one of the last wild rivers in America. From jet skiers to herpetologists, manatees to snapping turtles, Baratunde learns how this unique environment inspires a whole range of passions. America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston Suwannee: Wild River at 7:00 pm.
Rising seas and sinking land threaten to destroy Venice. Can the city's new hi-tech flood barrier save it? Discover the innovative projects and feats of engineering designed to stop this historic city from being lost to future generations. NOVA Saving Venice at 8:00 pm.
At Earth's extremes, animals are reacting in surprising ways. Animal homes are changing around them at superspeed. Follow remarkable stories of resilience and hope. From humpback whales to tiny butterflies to ingenious savanna chimpanzees. Evolution Earth Earth at 9:00 pm.
Black Pumas founder Adrian Quesada brings to life the music of his acclaimed Spanish-language album Boleros Psicodelicos in a thrilling hour, with international guest vocalists iLe, Natalia Clavier, Girl Ultra, Clemente Castillo and more. Austin City Limits Adrian Quesada Boleros Psicodelicos at 10:00 pm.
Thursday, September 7
The Muslim presence in Spain over several centuries made many of its castles quite unique in many ways. Several Spanish monarchs took advantage of the architectural knowledge of the Arabs who settled on the peninsula to build impregnable defensive jewels. Since the Middle Ages, over 20,000 castles have been built in Spain, where palace intrigues, military crusades, love dramas and family successions became legend. Explore castles such as Loarre, Mota, Coca, Belmonte, Almodovar, Calatrava la Nueva, Manzanares el Real, Olite, Peníscola and the Alcazar of Segovia. Castles: Secrets, Mysteries and Legends Spain at 6:59 pm.
Chet explores the renovations going on in this historic town, including a new brewery. He visits an artist using old toys to make amazing sculptures. And hikes in a little-traveled wildlife refuge. The Daytripper Liberty Hill, TX at 8:00 pm.
The Bargo brothers visit the great state of Texas as they make their way to Guadalupe Peak, the highest point in Texas. They start their trip off with a behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson Space Center where they meet their guest, Astronaut Scott Parazynski-the only person on the planet to summit Mt. Everest and visit space. The brothers then make their way west, making stops along the way including a visit to the colorful Mi Tierra restaurant in San Antonio. They continue on to McDonald Observatory to get an adventurous perspective of the massive telescopes with their good friend and telescope engineer, Emily Mrozinski. They finish off their trip to the Lone Star state with a scenic climb up the Texas highpoint with Dr. Scott Parazynski. The Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers Texas at 8:30 pm.
After successfully rekindling their relationship, Louisa and Martin are living together again, but Louisa finds herself juggling too many responsibilities at once. As Portwenn prepares for a wedding, Bert hopes to profit from the festivities. Doc Martin Mysterious Ways at 8:59 pm.
The sudden arrival of English Detective Constable Leila Hussain in picturesque Port Devine sets tongues wagging, why is she here? Duty Inspector Finn O'Hare knows the real reason Leila's been transferred, but he's keeping it to himself. Hope Street at 9:46 pm.
DCI Jessica James' first day in her new job is marred by an unforeseen and devastating event involving her family life. Her first case looks like a murder dating back to the 1930s, but could the body have been disposed of in more recent times? Unforgotten on Masterpiece Season 5, Episode 1 at 10:30 pm.
Friday, September 8
Host Rhiannon Giddens sings and talks with three friends who have been lifelong musical influences. My Music with Rhiannon Giddens Old Friends at 7:30 pm.
Women embraced driving from the start, despite assumptions from early automobile makers that men would be behind the wheel. For them, Route 66 was not just a way of getting from point to point, an opportunity for entrepreneurship, creativity, political activism and independence.From Pueblo women opening up roadside stands in New Mexico to an African American hotelier in Springfield, MO listed in the Green Book, women overcame segregation and gender discrimination to succeed on Route 66. Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road The Origin of Women on Route 66 at 8:00 pm.
Saturday, September 9
Sarah and Austin McCombie head with their full band to play big crowds at Doc Watson's beloved music festival, MerleFest, in Wilkesboro. Austin fly fishes for trout with friend and musician Woody Platt of Steep Canyon Rangers. Sarah starts an impromptu jam session by the river, and the Chatham Rabbits get emotional as they honor a dear friend. On the Road with Chatham Rabbits Catching It Big at 4:30 pm.
New York Harbor was a haven of incredible underwater biodiversity-until centuries of pollution turned it into a cesspool. Today, an alliance of architects, restaurateurs, scientists, and high school students is working to restore the harbor and protect the city from climate change. At the heart of the effort is a tiny creature with an outsized talent for cleanup: the extraordinary oyster. Wild Hope The Big Oyster at 6:00 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 7:00 pm.
Father Brown discovers that a murderer is using Kembleford's new model village to plan their attacks. He also needs to find a new secretary following Mrs McCarthy's departure. Father Brown Winds of Change at 8:00 pm.
Agatha Christie's Poirot The ABC Murders at 8:45 pm.
A young woman is left badly burned after a fire in a student flat. When investigations show the victim was drugged and the fire was set, Professor T helps the police in a race against time to find who did it before they strike again. Professor T Ring of Fire at 10:30 pm.
Fi Lawson arrives home to find strangers moving into her house, but she insists that it isn't for sale. With events spiraling beyond her control, her panic rises as she can't reach estranged husband Bram or locate her missing children. Our House at 11:30 pm.
Sunday, September 10
Why is Dublin known worldwide for its pubs? Where did traditional Irish music come from? Why are there always flowers decorating a pub? What does the word "pub" mean? What is a "snug?" A Brian Boru harp? And how did a fella named Arthur Guinness become so important? Curious Traveler Curious Dublin Pubs at 11:00 am.
Michael stops by Strokestown House, home of the National Famine Museum, to hear a performance by CEOL and to sing a song of his own. Next a stroll in the gardens to witness a global dance performance by Mintesinot Wolde, blending influences from Africa and Ireland. Leather designer to Beyonce and Lady Gaga, Una Burke, invited Michael to her home. He stops by Rathcroghan, the ancient seat that is home to Halloween and hits the tree canopy trail at Lough Key Center. Ireland with Michael The Rarities of Roscommon at 11:30 am.
Peter Greenberg explores the hidden gems of Dublin, Cliffs of Moher, Belfast, Ashford Castle & Cape Clear. Hidden Ireland at 12:00 pm.
Follow photographer Mike Lassiter on a journey down the Main Streets of the Palmetto State celebrating Mom and Pop shops that have been serving their towns for decades. Our Vanishing Americana: South Carolina at 1:00 pm.
Celebrating the uniquely colorful and often dramatic history of our nation's southernmost subtropical isles. Beginning with the planting of the U.S. flag on Key West in March 1822, the documentary uncovers two centuries of booms and busts, shipwrecks and pirates, engineering feats, natural disasters, artistic and literary achievement, sport fishing, ecological conservation, and restoration and renewal. The film also explores the often overlooked history of Black contribution to the development of the Keys and the legacy of pioneers such as Sandy Cornish - a former slave who built Key West's most successful farm in the 19th century and became a prominent civic leader. The hour-long program takes viewers on a historic journey to one of the most fascinating and exotic places in the country, discovering the people and events that make the Conch Republic unforgettably offbeat. The Florida Keys: 200 Years of Paradise at 2:00 pm.
Social media, academic stress and other crucial factors are contributing to an adolescent mental health crisis in America. This episode explores the alarming rise of anxiety, depression and suicide among today's teenagers, addressing causes of the crisis and exploring possible solutions. Viewers will hear from families and teens affected by mental health disorders, as well as psychiatric experts calling for an urgent need for change. Your Fantastic Mind Adolescent Mental Health at 6:00 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 7:00 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 8:00 pm.
As Van der Valk and the team continue to investigate, they are drawn into the murky world of drug smuggling before revealing a deeper, darker personal tale of envy. Van Der Valk on Masterpiece Freedom in Amsterdam, Part 2 at 9:00 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 10:00 pm.