Highlights September 5 to September 11

Posted on September 2, 2022

Monday, September 5th

Giddy up for great appraisals at Churchill Downs Racetrack, such as a Chinese gilt bronze Bodhisattva, CA. 1650, a Nicolai Fechin oil portrait and an 1861 Fred Kaiffer caved holly sewing box. Guess which is valued at $60,000-$150,000. Antiques Roadshow Churchill Downs Racetrack Hour 3 at 7:00 pm.

ROADSHOW's second visit to the Second City uncovers first-rate finds such as a 1908 Chicago Cubs presentation piece, a Tiffany & Co. gold necklace, and a 1904 Henry Woods oil. Which have soared and which have sunk in the marketplace since 2003? Antiques Roadshow Vintage Chicago at 8:00 pm.

Experience Judith's multigenerational love story. As a daughter caring for her terminally ill mother and an "old-new mom" adopting a baby in her 50s, this film ultimately asks: "what do we really want to leave our children?" POV Love & Stuff at 9:00 pm.

"True Love in Pueblo Textil" - Nine-year-old Maribel tells us how it feels to be stricken with the world's oldest affliction. "When I Write It" - In a love letter to the Bay Area, two teenage artists spend a day in creative and community fellowship. "La Lectora" - A decades-old cigar factory in Cuba is home to the long-standing tradition of La Lectora--a reader who entertains the cigar makers while they go about their delicate toil. POV Shorts Cherish at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 6th

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and musician Questlove to the unexpected places where their ancestors were scattered by slavery, upending their notions of African American history. Finding Your Roots Slave Trade at 7:00 pm.

The political leaders and choices they made that have undermined and threatened American democracy. How officials fed lies about the 2020 election and embraced rhetoric that led to political violence. Frontline Lies, Politics and Democracy at 8:00 pm.

In this week's On Story, prolific producer Stephanie Allain discusses award-winning projects Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice, El Mariachi, Dear White People and Hustle & Flow as well as her career at large and how she uses her position to discover and greenlight diverse stories with underrepresented voices at the helm. 10:00 pm On Story On Producing: A Conversation with Stephanie Allain at 10:00 pm.

In 1920s Greenwich Village, Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote Shakespearean sonnets that toppled clichés of love and romance. To probe this unsentimental break-up poetry, host Elisa New speaks with musician Natalia Zukerman, poet Olivia Gatwood, New York Times advice columnist Philip Galanes, writer Leslie Jamison, scholar of Greenwich Village Jeffery Kennedy, and a chorus of National Student Poets. Poetry In America Sonnet IV; I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear at 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, September 7th

Go undercover with a film crew on a perilous journey to the untouched wilderness of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. Meet some of the most incredible creatures, from pygmy marmosets to pumas, as the wild secrets of the jungle are revealed. Nature Undercover in the Jungle at 7:00 pm.

Just as handwritten records changed how societies work, the printing press transformed the spread of information, igniting the Industrial Revolution. How did technologies -- from pen to paper to printing press -- make it all possible? NOVA How Writing Changed The World at 8:00 pm.

In August 1910, a massive wildfire swept across the Northern Rockies, devouring more than three million acres in 36 hours. The catastrophe would define the fledgling U.S. Forest Service and the nation's fire policy for much of the 20th century. Big Burn: American Experience at 9:00 pm.

Thursday, September 8th

Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally discusses his legendary Broadway career. Overheard with Evan Smith Keb' Mo', Blues Musician at 7:00 pm.

Kelly Corrigan talks with activist and author, Anthony Ray Hinton. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Anthony Ray Hinton at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits the world-class Lajitas resort to golf at the edge of Texas and then go off-the-grid hiking and biking in one of the most untraveled state parks in Texas with beautiful cliffs, slot canyons, and hoodoos. Daytripper Lajitas; Big Bend Ranch State Park at 8:00 pm.

The discovery of a Saint's bones at an archaeological dig causes a stir in the village of Midsomer Cicely. But when the leader of the dig is murdered, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson soon realise that it's not only skeletons that have been long buried in the hallowed ground. Guest Star Julia Sawalha (Absolutely Fabulous). Midsomer Murders Saints and Sinners 1 & 2 at 8:29 pm.

Family tensions surface as Ellie struggles to control her sister, Lucy. Mark Latimer must make a decision and Alec Hardy has to face his demons. Broadchurch Season 2, Episode 4 at 10:02 pm.

Friday, September 9th

THE DEVIL'S INSTRUMENT explores the history, lore, craft and haunting music of the eight-string Hardanger fiddle, as well as the dances that accompany it as practiced in present-day Norway. Religious leaders in the 19th century called the fiddle "The Devil's Instrument," since it was often played at weddings, dances and gatherings where food, drink and merriment ensued - and it continues to play a social role in Norwegian culture today. Set against a backdrop of the striking scenery of Norway, the documentary interviews the woodworkers who carry on the fiddle-making tradition, the passionate musicians who play the instrument, and the dancers who spin to its tunes. The Devil's Instrument at 7:30 pm.

A much loved Parisian-style bistro located in Los Angeles between a thriving McDonalds and KFC, Belle Vie is owned and operated by the charming and hopeful Vincent Samarco, who struggles to adapt, survive and keep the bistro alive in the midst of a pandemic that has ravaged small businesses everywhere. Belle Vie at 8:00 pm.

The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, comprised of recent Ukrainian refugees and other artists, concludes its international tour to express love for Ukraine and lift spirits with music at The Kennedy Center on August 20th. The broadcast version of the performance will also feature behind the scenes footage from their tour. Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, September 10th

In this episode, we explore the human brain in love and grief and how research is being used to help people with social and emotional disorders. Renowned anthropologist and best-selling author Dr. Helen Fisher shares her decades of research on what happens to the human brain in love. Dr. Larry Young at Yerkes Primate Research Center has studied prairie voles for 25 years and his discoveries have helped us better understand what happens to the brain in love, separation and grief. Prairie voles are one of the few mammals that are monogamous for life. Young's research is being used to conduct clinical studies to see if we can treat people with autism spectrum disorder and mental health disorders, using intra-nasal sprays containing the molecules associated with connection and love. Your Fantastic Mind Love at 6:00 pm.

Relish the distinctive sounds of St. Vincent and Joy Oladokun. The Grammy-winning St. Vincent plays songs from her much-praised LP Daddy's Home. Versatile singer/tunesmith Oladokun performs tunes from her album In Defense of My Own Happiness. Austin City Limits St. Vincent/Joy Olakokun at 7:00 pm.

When a skydiver appears to have been murdered in mid-air, Neville and the team must explore the cut-throat world of social media. Death In Paradise at 8:00 pm.

Max and Erin's relationship grows ever more complicated, as the pressure on Max from his police handler Jackie steadily increases, and he has a surprising encounter. Guilt On Masterpiece Season 2, Episode 3 at 9:00 pm.

Hampton Court is the ultimate Royal pleasure palace -- it embodies the indulgent and grandiose kingship built by Cardinal Wolsey and developed by Henry VIII. Through its rooms you can chart King Henry VIII's decline from fit young warrior to bloated womanizer. You can also retell the vivid stories of the ladies who became his queens. Later, William and Mary would move to Hampton Court and demolish half of the Tudor palace to replace it with an exquisite baroque palace, making Hampton Court one of the most unique palaces in the world. A true palace of pleasure and now a now thriving tourist location, we scratch beneath the brick and stone to unveil an abundance of art and stories that bring Hampton Court alive. Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace at 10:00 pm.

Sunday, September 11th

Explore the life and career of the singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys. The film traces the legendary performer’s journey of reflection on a drive through Los Angeles with his longtime friend and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine. American Masters Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road at 1:00 pm.

Dive into the career of the legendary blues guitarist, a pioneer of Chicago’s West Side sound and major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Featuring new performances and interviews with Carlos Santana and more. American Masters Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away at 2:30 pm.

Though gas has low carbon emissions it's not carbon free. Will the world use more or less? Energy Switch Future of Natural Gas at 6:00 pm.

Follow Anne's journey as she becomes queen and changes the course of British history. This is a dangerous game and the Boleyn's have no idea of the high price they will have to pay. The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family The Fall at 7:00 pm.

Max and Jake pick up arguments old and new while the Lynches face their darkest secret. Max offers Erin a way out but is running out of time to find one for himself. Guilt On Masterpiece Season 2, Episode 4 at 8:00 pm.

How did George III's mental illness change Britain? Lucy Worsley uncovers Royal papers and explores how the assassination attempt on his life changed psychiatry forever. Lucy Worsley Investigates Madness of King George at 9:00 pm.

Follow Anne's journey as she becomes queen and changes the course of British history. This is a dangerous game and the Boleyn's have no idea of the high price they will have to pay. The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family The Fall at 10:00 pm.