Kellie Harper to appear Thursday night on “One on One” on WCTE

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Kellie (Jolly) Harper converses with Becky Magura on “One on One” airing at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 on WCTE.

WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will showcase “One on One with Becky Magura” featuring Kellie (Jolly) Harper on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8:30 p.m. Harper is a Sparta native and has become only the third Lady Vol head coach in the NCAA era of women’s basketball.

Harper played in a total of 132 games at University of Tennessee as an undergraduate student and helped lead her team to win NCAA National Championships in 1996, 1997, and 1998. Harper scored a total of 894 points and had 452 assists, ranking her 7th in career assists.

As a junior, she guided the Lady Vols to a 39-0 record, scoring a career-high 20 points in the national title game against Louisiana Tech, which solidified her as part of the Lady Vols dynasty under the legendary Pat Summitt.

Harper graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.

WCTE’s President & CEO Becky Magura said, “It was a thrill to be able to meet Kellie and celebrate her return to the University of Tennessee. We are so proud of her and I was struck by her graciousness and humble spirit and can’t wait to see where she takes the Lady Vols.”

Harper has been a head coach for the past 15 years with a record of 285-208. She is one of only 11 coaches to lead three different women’s programs to NCAA Tournament appearances.

Harper’s spouse is Joe Harper, who serves as an assistant coach to the Lady Vols, and they have two children, Jackson and Kiley.

WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

7 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots”. Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee, and Suzanne Malveaux learn unexpected facts about their ancestry.

8 p.m. – “Frontline: In the Age of AI”. The promise and perils of AI; from fears about work and privacy to rivalry between the U.S. and China.

10 p.m. – “And Now We Rise: A Portrait of Samuel Johns”. A young Athabaskan hip hop artist, founder of the Forget Me Not Facebook Group for displaced people in Alaska, and activist for a cultural renaissance.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

7 p.m. – “Nature: Okavango: River of Dreams: Inferno”. The landscape and wildlife of the Lower Okavango River, where the land is baked dry.

8 p.m. – “Nova: Dead Sea Scroll Detectives”. Scientists use new technology to examine the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls and newly surfaced fragments.

9 p.m. – “Life from Above, Part 3”. New series. The shapes that cover Earth’s surface as seen from space.

10 p.m. – “Big Pacific, Part 3”. The challenge of finding food drives life in the Pacific, for creatures both large and small.

Thursday, Nov. 7

7 p.m. – “Reconnecting Roots”.

7:30 p.m. – “Tennessee Crossroads”.

8 p.m. – “Live Green Tennessee”.

8:30 p.m. – “One on One with Becky Magura”. Kellie (Jolly) Harper, UT Lady Vols head coach.

9 p.m. – “Barnegie Hall”. Country music singer and songwriter Billy Dean has more than 20 hit singles to his name.

9:30 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”.

10 p.m. – “Tennessee Wild Side”.

10:30 p.m. – “The Songwriters”. Aaron Barker.

Friday, Nov. 8

7 p.m. – “Washington Week”.

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

8 p.m. – “Great Performances: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I”. A British school teacher instructs the royal children of the King of Siam in this beloved musical.

Saturday, Nov. 9

7 p.m. – “Classic Gospel”. Best of Jeff & Sheri Easter.

8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow”.

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

10 p.m. – “Austin City Limits”. Indie rockers Vampire Weekend perform cuts from their album “Father of the Bride”.

11 p.m. – “Woodsongs”. The Chuck Wagon Gang and the Small Glories.

Sunday, Nov. 10

3 p.m. – “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”. Billy Dean.

3:30 p.m. – “Sun Studio Sessions”.

4 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 2, Part 7”. In the finale, the family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas.

6 p.m. – “PBS NewsHour Weekend”.

6:30 p.m. – “What the Durrells Did Next: A Masterpiece Special”. Keeley Hawes hosts a look at the true story of the family.

8 p.m. – “Poldark, Season 5, Part 7”. Ross is determined to take vengeance on Merceron and Hanson for framing Ned.

9 p.m. – “Press on Masterpiece, Part 6”. Duncan receives devastating news from his wife. James reopens communication with a whistleblower.

10:04 p.m. – “The Tunnel, Season 2, Part 1”. Elise and Karl investigate the mysterious abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel.

11 p.m. – “Line of Separation, Part 3”. After the fall of the Third Reich, the town of Tannbach is divided between East and West regimes.