“Barnegie Hall” to begin on WCTE this Saturday

Courtesy of Genuine Human Productions

Veteran songwriter and virtuoso picker Verlon Thompson has fun with Billy Dean (in an episode airing July 27) in “Barnegie Hall” on WCTE Saturdays at 9:30 p.m., beginning July 13.

WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.

Tuesday, July 9

7 p.m. – “Space Men: American Experience”. The pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots who laid the groundwork for the U.S. space program.

8 p.m. – “Chasing the Moon: American Experience, Part 2”. What it took for the United States to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in the space race.

10 p.m. – “Chasing the Moon: American Experience, Part 2”. Encore presentation.

Wednesday, July 10

7 p.m. – “Nova: Back to the Moon”. Governments and private industry work together for the dawning of a new age in space travel.

8 p.m. – “Chasing the Moon: American Experience, Part 3”. The triumph of the first moon landing, witnessed by the largest TV audience in history.

10 p.m. – “Chasing the Moon: American Experience, Part 3”. Encore presentation.

Thursday, July 11

7 p.m. – “PBS Previews: Country Music”. The filmmakers and behind the scenes of the new series from director Ken Burns.

7:30 p.m. – “Tennessee Crossroads”.

8 p.m. – “Live Green Tennessee”.

8:30 p.m. – “One on One with Becky Magura”. Kathy Mattea.

9 p.m. – “Lost River Sessions”. Billy Strings.

9:30 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”.

10 p.m. – “Tennessee Wild Side”.

10:30 p.m. – “Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions”. A Short Guide to Cellphone Safety.

Friday, July 12

7 p.m. – “Washington Week”.

7:30 p.m. – “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover”.

8 p.m. – “Front Page News”. The play with music features dialogue from the 1925 Scopes Evolution Trial transcript and historic accounts of events leading up to the trial. Presented in the same courtroom where the trial was held in Dayton, TN.

10 p.m. – “Song of the Mountains”.

Saturday, July 13

7 p.m. – “Classic Gospel”. Jimmy Fortune Hits & Hymns.

8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow”.

9 p.m. – “Lost River Sessions”.

9:30 p.m. – “Barnegie Hall”. New series. Grammy Award winning songwriter Mark Sanders shares tales, tunes, and tricks of the trade.

10 p.m. ­– “Austin City Limits”. James Bay/Rhiannon Giddens.

11 p.m. – “Woodsongs”. Aubrey Logan and Gaelynn Lea.

Sunday, July 14

3 p.m. – “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”. Steve Wariner.

3:30 p.m. – “Sun Studio Sessions”.

4 p.m. – “Poldark, Season 3, Part 4”. With Dwight languishing in a French prison, Ross takes a desperate gamble. Drake joins Ross.

5 p.m. – “Poldark, Season 3, Part 5”. Frogs drive George to the breaking point, leading him to set a trap for Drake.

6 p.m. – “PBS NewsHour Weekend”.

6:30 p.m. – “One on One with Becky Magura”.

7 p.m. – “Poldark, Season 4, Part 4”. While George continues plotting his return to Westminster, Ross is reunited with his family at home.

8 p.m. – “Grantchester, Season 4, Part 1”. New season. Sidney is swept up in the civil rights movement when a murder causes racial tensions to spike.

10 p.m. – “Modus, Part 7”. Inger uses her expertise and intuition to piece the puzzle together as the killer moves closer.

11 p.m. – “Professor T, Part 2”. Professor T is summoned to help solve a double poisoning case at the university.