“Dolly Parton & Friends” to air this week on WCTE

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“Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry” will air at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 on WCTE.

WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

7 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots”. Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the diverse backgrounds of country music icons Clint Black and Rosanne Cash.

8 p.m. – “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song”. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted faith practices.

10 p.m. – “It’s Your Business with Michael Aikens”. Michael Aikens sits down with the owner of Cultured Image, Terrence Paige, and co-owners of Thrive, Daisy Dodd and Maurice McKinney, from Cookeville, to talk about their business and how they have adapted in a COVID-19 environment.

10:30 p.m. – “Now That’s A Good Question with Phil Oldham”. Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham sits down with Joe Slater, dean of engineering, to discuss engineering research, and Pingen Chen, professor of mechanical engineering, to discuss cutting-edge electric car research.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

7 p.m. – “Nature”. The truth about the infamous weasel, often associated with unsavory behavior.

8 p.m. – “NOVA”. Looking for Life On Mars

9 p.m. – “Europe’s New Wild”. How the habitats of the Danube Delta depend on a healthy river to continue growing.

10 p.m. – “Amazon: Rivers of Life”. The Amazon amasses one-fifth of Earth’s freshwater as it flows east from the Andes to the Atlantic.

Thursday, Feb. 25

7 p.m. – “Great Scenic Railway Journeys”. This episode starts in West Virginia riding on two of their most historic steam railroads – the Cass Scenic and Durbin and the Greenbrier Valley, then travels back out west on the Durango and Silverton.

7:30 p.m. – “Tennessee Crossroads”.

8 p.m. – “Npt Reports: Aging Matters”. What to expect if you are over age 75 and what questions you might ask your doctor before getting vaccinated.

8:30 p.m. – “One On One with Becky Magura”. Becky Magura sits down with Morris Irby to discuss graduating from Tennessee Tech as the first African American baseball player, serving in the military, working in a global position for a fortune 500 company, and never giving up.

9 p.m. – “The Upper Cumberland Camera”. Throwback Thursdays’ time capsule goes back to Barbara Griffin’s Christmas Tree and Cookeville General Hospital’s 35th Anniversary.

9:30 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”. Music from Lauren Morrow, once the crown jewel of The Whiskey Gentry.

10 p.m. – “Tennessee Wild Side”. A wildflower walk with visitation at a prison, climbing a mountain to see a corporate contribution, and the sad story of a fallen landmark.

10:30 p.m. – “Songs at the Center”.

Friday, Feb. 26

5 p.m. – “WCTE Live at 5”.

5:30 p.m. – “BBC World News Today”.

6 p.m. – “PBS NewsHour”.

7 p.m. – “Washington Week”.

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

8 p.m. – “Ken Burns: The Civil War”. The 25th anniversary of the landmark series in September 2015 with an overview of the documentary.

10 p.m. – The Highwaymen – “Song of the Mountains”. A Musical Tribute.

Saturday, Feb. 27

7:30 p.m. – “Loretta Lynn: My Story In My Words” celebrates the country music legend and her classic songs with this biographical portrait that lets Lynn tell her own life story.

9 p.m. – “Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry” celebrates her 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry.

Sunday, Feb. 28

7 p.m. – “Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry” celebrates her 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry.

9 p.m. – “70s Soul Superstars (My Music)”. Patti LaBelle hosts an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B, and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps, and the Emotions.