“Country Music” encores to air Fridays on WCTE

courtesy of Les Leverett Collection/Grand Ole Opry Archives

Patsy Cline in 1961 wears a hand-embroidered cowgirl dress made by her mother. Encore airings of the eight-part series “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns” will be featured on Fridays at 8 p.m. on WCTE through February.

WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

7 p.m. – “Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve 2019: Sondheim Celebration”. The New York Philharmonic and Katrina Lenk celebrate the orchestral music of Stephen Sondheim.

8:30 p.m. – “Live from Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve 2019: Sondheim Celebration”.

10 p.m. – “The Best of the Boston Pops”. Many of the greatest moments from the world-renowned orchestra’s 129-year history are showcased.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

1:30 p.m. – “Great Performances from Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2020” celebrates 2020 as the Vienna Philharmonic plays the waltzes of Strauss at the Musikverein.

7 p.m. – “Nature: Animal Reunions”. Keepers and caregivers reunite with the wild animals that were once in their care.

8 p.m. – “Great Performances from Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2020”.

9:30 p.m. – “Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song”. An all-star tribute to singer Tony Bennett from DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, Jan. 2

7 p.m. – “A Chef’s Life”. Vivian seeks the wisdom of Ms. Mary and Ms. Lillie to prepare an old-school tomato dish.

7:30 p.m. – “Tennessee Crossroads”.

8 p.m. – “Live Green Tennessee”.

8:30 p.m. – “One on One with Becky Magura”. Dr. Penny Schwinn, Tennessee Commissioner of Education.

9 p.m. – “Barnegie Hall”. Wayland Holyfield.

9:30 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”.

10 p.m. – “Tennessee Wild Side”.

10:30 p.m. – “The Songwriters”. Craig Wiseman.

Friday, Jan. 3

7 p.m. – “Washington Week”.

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

8 p.m. – “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, Part 1”. How so-called “hillbilly music” reaches new listeners and launches its first stars’ careers.

10 p.m. – “Song of the Mountains”.

Saturday, Jan. 4

7 p.m. – “Classic Gospel”. Mark Lowry, Dogs Go to Heaven.

8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow”.

9 p.m. – “Lost River Sessions”. Devon Gilfillian.

9:30 p.m. – “Barnegie Hall”.

10 p.m. – “Austin City Limits”. Sharon Van Etten/Lucy Dacus.

11 p.m. – “Woodsongs”. John Paul White and Sideline.

Sunday, Jan. 5

3 p.m. – “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”. Gatlin Brothers.

3:30 p.m. – “Sun Studio Sessions”.

4 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 3, Part 3”. The effects of the Irish civil war and the fight for women’s suffrage.

5 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 3, Part 4”. There are new faces downstairs, and the Crawley family faces its severest test yet.

6 p.m. – “PBS NewsHour Weekend”.

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

7 p.m. – “Victoria, Season 3, Part 7”. Albert and Palmerston put their reputations on the line and Victoria must place her allegiance.

8 p.m. – “Victoria, Season 3, Part 8”. The world’s eyes are on the Great Exhibitions and the Royal couple. Does triumph or failure beckon?

9 p.m. – “Secrets of Henry VIII’s Palace”. One of the most unique places in the world, Hampton Court is the ultimate Royal pleasure palace.

10 p.m. – “The Tunnel, Season 2, Part 7”. Karl and Elise try get to Vanessa in time. Elise and Eryka cross the line, but they could regret it.

11 p.m. – “Thou Shalt Not Kill, Part 3”. A man is murdered during a home invasion and his three children seem to be hiding something.