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Schedule Highlights October 18 to October 24

Decades after moving to the U.S. to help care for her grandchildren, Mama Icha returns to her hometown of Mompox, Colombia on POV La Casa de Mama Icha at 9 p.m. Monday.

The life of Marie Suize, who became a successful gold miner and winemaker in California after coming to America in 1850 on Marie Suize Pantalon: Itinerary of a Pioneer at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Journalists Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon overcome biases in their careers, drawing parallels to relatives who also met challenges on Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Anchored to the Past at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The life and legacy of Helen Keller, including how she used her celebrity to advocate for human rights and social justice for women, the poor and people with disabilities on American Masters Becoming Helen Keller at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Individuals facing loss of sight employ advances in research and medicine, mentorship from others or even guidance from specially-trained dogs to prevent their disability from robbing them of life's richness and beauty on Life After Sight at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Figures in politics and science, from George W. Bush and Tony Blair to Dilma Rousseff and Yanis Varoufakis, recount personal experiences with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Angela Merkel — Navigating a World in Crisis at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

A wildlife cameraman films many diverse species of bees in his urban garden during the COVID-19 lockdown on Nature My Garden of a Thousand Bees at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Exploring the insect food industry, from cricket chips to black soldier fly grubs, and how it could benefit people's health and the planet on NOVA Edible Insects at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set sail to gain control of the global spice trade, but end up becoming the first to circumnavigate the earth on Secrets of the Dead Magellan's Crossing at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

R&B, jazz and gospel musician Jon Batiste performs songs from his album We Are, including "I Need You" and "Freedom" on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday & Friday.

Political columnist and culture critic Ana Marie Cox on Overheard With Evan Smith at 7:03 p.m. Thursday.

Surfer Bianca Valenti discusses environmental stewardship and the fight for gender equality in her sport on Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan Bianca Valenti at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Scuba diving with old amusement park rides; a fish hatchery that turns out millions of Texas redfish each year; wagyu meatball sub; tiki drinks and ramen on The Daytripper Lake Jackson, TX at 8 p.m. Thursday.

In this film based on actual events, Black activist Medgar Evers (James Pickens Jr.) is murdered in 1963, and much of the evidence points toward white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods). However, after two trials, De La Beckwith is acquitted twice by a jury of whites. Now, decades later in 1989, Evers' widow Myrlie (Whoopi Goldberg) thinks she has evidence to finally convict him. But no lawyer will touch the case except the young and brash Bobby DeLaughter (Alec Baldwin) on Ghosts of Mississippi at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The history of the black men who worked on railroad sleeping cars — luxury trains that began traveling across the U.S. following the Civil War on Rising From the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter at 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

An 80-year-old photographer enlists the help of his daughter and granddaughter to locate a rock where an artist sat to sketch the first published image of the Rocky Mountains in 1842 on Morfar's View of the Winds at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Chef Pati Jinich ventures from Laredo and Nuevo Laredo to Brownsville, Texas, learning about how family bonds are the underlying theme that connect everything throughout La Frontera on La Frontera with Pati Jinich From Dos Laredos to Mars at 8 p.m. Friday.

Exploring special destinations and unique experiences in Turkey; locations include Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antakya, Antalya and Laodicea on Hidden Turkey at 9 p.m. Friday.

Grammy Award-winner Sarah Jarosz performs music from World on the Ground; Grammy Award-winner Billy Strings performs songs from Renewal on Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Excitement reigns over the Thomas brothers' plan, but not everyone is keen on them on The Indian Doctor The Gold Rush at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Historians Dan Jones and Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb, along with engineer Rob Bell, take a look at London's glorious and gory rise to power on London: 2,000 Years of History at 8:45 p.m. Saturday.

Inspector Japp asks Poirot to assist in the investigation of a woman's suicide shortly after Guy Fawkes celebrations on Agatha Christie's Poirot Murder in the Mews at 9:31 p.m. Saturday & 10:01 p.m. Sunday.

Will and Geordie are drawn into local politics when a councilor's death prompts a parish election; an allegation is made against Leonard on Masterpiece Grantchester at 10:25 p.m. Saturday.

Julien Baptiste travels to Hungary to help the British ambassador, Emma Chambers, find her missing family; when a body is found, the pressure is on to save Emma's two sons on Masterpiece Baptiste at 11:25 p.m. Saturday.

Britain is gripped by the World Cup; Nonnatus House awaits the arrival of four new pupil midwives; Cyril and Lucille's relationship continues to blossom on Call the Midwife at 7 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. Sunday.

An American airman's death leads to a challenging late shift for Will and Geordie; Leonard and Daniel reassess their relationship on Masterpiece Grantchester at 8 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. Sunday.

Julien and Zsofia track down the tattooed man, but he gives little away; the police receive a hostage video and Emma takes drastic action for her family on Masterpiece Baptiste at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Schedule Highlights from Previous Weeks