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Schedule Highlights September 19 to September 25
Boxer Cassius Clay rises from the amateur ranks to win gold at the 1960 Olympics and become a contender for the heavyweight championship title on Muhammad Ali Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964) at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Sunday.
The relationship between a Black aunt and niece who became accomplished artists and educators despite the Great Depression and racial segregation on Kindred Spirits: Artists Hilda Wilkinson Brown and Lilian Thomas Burwell at 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and takes on the name Muhammad Ali; when he refuses induction into the U.S. Army, he loses his title and is forced into exile on Muhammad Ali Round Two: What's My Name? (1964-1970) at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday.
After his return from exile, Muhammad Ali battles Joe Frazier and the U.S. government as he attempts to regain the heavyweight title on Muhammad Ali Round Three: The Rivalry (1970-1974) at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Muhammad Ali defeats George Foreman, winning back the heavyweight title; after retiring in 1981, he travels the world as a symbol of peace and hope on Muhammad Ali Round Four: The Spell Remains (1974-2016) at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Mexican-American rock musician Alejandro Escovedo discusses his career, including the album The Crossing on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Students at Brooklyn College in New York prepare for their study abroad trip to Korea and begin their assignments — producing a short documentary comparing something in the U.S. to something in Korea on Globe Scholars: South Korea Part 1 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
A new sport; the crew recall crazy things they've done in Texas on The Daytripper Adrenaline, Texas at 8 p.m. Thursday.
As a child piano prodigy, David Helfgott's (Geoffrey Rush) musical ambitions generate friction with his overbearing father, Peter (Armin Mueller-Stahl). When Helfgott travels to London on a musical scholarship, his career as a pianist blossoms. However, the pressures of his newfound fame, coupled with the echoes of his tumultuous childhood, conspire to bring Helfgott's latent schizophrenia boiling to the surface, and he spends years in and out of various mental institutions on Shine at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
How the relationship between Elizabeth, a mature child with a love of animals, and her sister, Margaret, a mischievous extrovert, shaped the monarchy on A Tale of Two Sisters Queen Elizabeth II & Princess Margaret at 10:15 p.m. Thursday.
Althea Gibson becomes the first Black person to play and win at Wimbledon and Forest Hills, a decade before Arthur Ashe on American Masters Althea at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Singer-songwriter Sam Cooke's career and personal life, from his gospel singing roots to his R&B, soul and pop career on Sam Cooke: Legend at 9 p.m. Friday.
Protest soul classics from John Legend & The Roots' album Wake Up! on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Friday.
Adventurous singer-songwriters Sharon Van Etten and Lucy Dacus perform on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.
As Prem awaits the arrival of a vaccination unit from Cardiff, Todd takes the opportunity to persuade the villagers that God has stepped in after Prem's medicine failed them on The Indian Doctor The Miracle at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Father Brown must discover who's out to kill a tortured artist before it's too late on Father Brown The Curse of the Aesthetic at 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
Top secret plans for a fighter plane disappear from a country house on Agatha Christie's Poirot The Incredible Theft at 9:31 p.m. Saturday.
Angie and Jake's relationship hits a bump because he has suspicions that she tries to explain away; Sheila claims ignorance after she discovers Walter's real niece has contacted the solicitor on Masterpiece Guilt at 10:25 p.m. Saturday.