“It’s Your Business” to air this week on WCTE

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Michael Aikens visits Big Tony’s Pizzeria in Cookeville to talk about how the business has survived during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s Your Business with Michael Aikens” airs at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8 on WCTE.

WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.

Tuesday, April 6

7 p.m. – “Hemingway: The Avatar (1929-1944)”. Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer but can’t stay put for long. He reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.

9 p.m. – “Hemingway: The Avatar (1929-1944)”.

Wednesday, April 7

7 p.m. – “Hemingway: The Blank Page (1944-1961)”. Hemingway follows the Army as they advance through Europe. Afterwards, he tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but is beset with tragedies. He publishes “The Old Man and the Sea” to acclaim but is overcome by his declining mental condition.

9 p.m. – “Hemingway: The Blank Page (1944-1961)”.

Thursday, April 8

7 p.m. – “It’s Your Business with Michael Aikens”. Michael Aikens visits Stolen Coin Oyster Bar & Bistro in Gainesboro and Big Tony’s Pizzeria in Cookeville to talk about how their businesses have survived during the COVID-19 pandemic.

7:30 p.m. – “Tennessee Crossroads”.

8 p.m. – “Live Green Tennessee”. Snorkeling at T.O.Y.S. to identify aquatic species, then head to East Tennessee to meet a Potter, and finally, to Maryville College to visit the sustainable Crawford House.

8:30 p.m. – “One On One with Becky Magura”. Becky Magura sits down with former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement, a Nashville politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1988 until 2003.

9 p.m. – “Frank Goad Clement: 41st Governor of Tennessee”. A tour of The Clement Railroad History Museum to learn all about its history and the past centered on one of the state’s great public servants, former Governor Frank Goad Clement, who died in a car accident in 1959.

9:40 p.m. – “The Extra Mile”. The Extra Mile is a short documentary on Senator Alexander’s walk across Tennessee when he was campaigning for governor.

10 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”.

10:30 p.m. – “Songs at the Center”.

Friday, April 9

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. – “American Masters”. The life and work of Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author who was an explorer of the brain and mind.

10 p.m. – “Song of the Mountains”. The Dillards & The Mayberry Deputy.

Saturday, April 10

7 p.m. – “Classic Gospel”. Country Roots, Gospel Favorites.

8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow”.

9 p.m. – “Lost River Sessions”. Old-time folk duo 10 String Symphony perform an acoustic session in the Loving Chapel Stables, a repurposed horse stable in Franklin, KY.

9:30 p.m. – “The Upper Cumberland Camera”. A Junior Livestock event at Putnam County Fairgrounds, and then Cookeville Drama Center for a summer theatre production of “Annie”.

10 p.m. – “Austin City Limits”. An hour with progressive R&B maverick Janelle Monae as the singer and actress performs songs from her acclaimed LP “Dirty Computer”.

Sunday, April 11

3 p.m. – “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”. Guests: Gatlin Brothers (Larry, Steve, and Rudy Gatlin).

3:30 p.m. – “Sun Studio Sessions”.

4 p.m. – “Downton Abbey Season 2 on Masterpiece”.

5:30 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”.

6 p.m. – “PBS News Hour Weekend”.

6:30 p.m. – “One On One with Becky Magura”. Becky Magura sits down with former U.S. Congressman Bob Clement, a Nashville politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1988 until 2003.

7 p.m. – “My Grandparents’ War” follows actor Mark Rylance as he explores the story of his grandfather, who spent nearly four years as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II, and examines his own beliefs about war and peace in the process.

8 p.m. – “Atlantic Crossing On Masterpiece”. Olav and the king plan their escape. Meanwhile, Martha and the children take refuge with her Swedish royal relatives. But the Nazis threaten the king if he harbors the crown princess.

9 p.m. – “World on Fire on Masterpiece”. A month into war and with Warsaw destroyed, Harry is desperate for news, while Kasia joins the Polish resistance.

10 p.m. – “Reel South”. A jovial love letter to the game of golf, told by the black golfers who, despite segregation and racist systems, built a vibrant culture and lasting community on a municipal golf course in Asheville, NC.

10:30 p.m. – “Reel South”. In rural Louisiana, an annual high school football game unites a historically segregated town and allows sport to act as a form of inter-generational, anti-racist reconciliation.