WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
7 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots”. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Julianne Moore, comedian Bill Hader, and painter Kehinde Wiley, revealing how their ancestors’ military service left an indelible mark on their families, and on their country.
8 p.m. – “Rise of the Nazis”. A chain of events propels Hitler from the fringes to the heart of the government.
9 p.m. – “Frontline”. A special undercover report from China’s secretive Xinjiang region. Investigating the Communist regime’s use and testing of sophisticated surveillance technology against the population.
10 p.m. – “Songwriting with Soldiers”. The unique collaboration of professional artists working with veterans to tell their stories of war and the return home through song.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
7 p.m. – “Nature”. Family is everything for primates. Devoted monkey dads, playmate apes, and tender troops.
8 p.m. – “NOVA”. How nomads created an oasis of culture in one of the harshest climates on earth, and ultimately, why Petra disappeared.
9 p.m. – “Secrets of the Dead” follows archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich.
10 p.m. – “Standing On Sacred Ground”. Indigenous people tell their own stories.
Thursday, Nov. 12
7 p.m. – “It’s Your Business with Michael Aikens”. Michael Aikens speaks to recording artist Jamie Dailey and renowned concert promoter Todd Mayo along with president of the Biz Foundry Jeff Brown to discuss COVID-19 and available resources to help small businesses during this pandemic.
7:30 p.m. – “Tennessee Crossroad”.
8 p.m. – “Live Green Tennessee”. Acres of Grace Farms, Tennessee owned by Dr. Nick Patterson and his wife, April Smith Patterson, who focus on being good stewards of their land, animals, resources.
8:30 p.m. – “One On One with Becky Magura”. Becky Magura sits down with radio personality Phillip Gibbons to hear about his illustrious career in radio over the last 40+ years.
9 p.m. – “The Upper Cumberland Camera” goes back in time to feature a class Tennessee Tech University offered at night for older workers.
9:30 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”. The music of DIY musician based in Boulder, CO, Gregory Alan Isakov.
10 p.m. – “Tennessee Wild Side”.
10:30 p.m. – “Songs at the Center”. Cheley Tackett, Micah Kesselring, Mandy Cook, and hosted by songwriter Eric Gnezda.
Friday, Nov. 13
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. – “Great Performances.”
9:30 p.m. – “Bright Lights Little City” celebrates one small Appalachian mountain town that embraced creativity without reservation, found success in self-determination, and through five decades has pursued the joy of self-discovery and cultural diversity through the Arts.
10 p.m. – “Song of the Mountains”. Wayne Henderson & Jeff Little/Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.
Saturday, Nov. 14
7 p.m. – “Classic Gospel: Lynda Randle: Homecoming Favorites & Songs of Inspiration.
8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow”. Junk in the Trunk 10.
9 p.m. – “Lost River Sessions”. Guitar wizard and engaging folk artist Billy Strings performs a live set from the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green, KY.
9:30 p.m. – “The Upper Cumberland Camera” goes back in time to feature a class Tennessee Tech University offered at night for older workers.
10 p.m. – “Austin City Limits”. Innovative Austin rock & roll from Jackie Venson, plus a vintage 2012 performance from soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples and friend Bonnie Raitt. Venson plays songs from Vintage Machine, while Staples performs songs from across her long career.
Sunday, Nov. 15
3 p.m. – “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”. Guest: Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers
3:30 p.m. – “Sun Studio Sessions”. Patrick Sweany.
4 p.m. – “Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen”. The stories of the more than 40 aviators who flew fighter and bomber planes during the war, as well as the maintenance and support staff, instructors, and personnel who kept the planes in the air.
5 p.m. – “Fight: American Experience” explores the 1938 world heavyweight championship bout between Joe Louis and German Max Schmeling, who, in the shadow of war, became reluctant symbols of equality and supremacy, democracy and fascism.
6 p.m. – “PBS NewsHour Weekend”.
6:30 p.m. – “One On One with Becky Magura”. Becky Magura sits down with radio personality Phillip Gibbons to hear about his illustrious career in radio over the last 40+ years.
7 p.m. – “Trouble with Maggie Cole”. Devastated Maggie heads to the local pub to obtain a room, only to face another townsperson wronged by radio-gate. Karen surprises Peter in a borderline terrifying way.
8 p.m. – “Roadkill On Masterpiece”. Peter is the defendant at the family dinner table. As friends, family, employees, and even a dead person turn against him, he follows his motto: “keep moving forward”.
9 p.m. – “Secrets of Royal Travel”. An inside look at the history of the “palace on wheels”, from its lavish past as the royal “express of excess” to Queen Elizabeth’s mobile home away from home.