Ken Burns’ “Country Music” to air Sunday night on WCTE

Courtesy of WCTE

Dolly Parton signs a guitar during filming of “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns” as Dayton Duncan, writer and co-producer of the series, and director Ken Burns look on. The 8-part series airs nightly, Sunday through Wednesday for two weeks, beginning Sunday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. on WCTE.

WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

7 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots”. Questlove, Dr. Phil, and Charlayne Hunter-Gault discover tales of bondage in their family histories.

8 p.m. – “Feud: American Experience”. The bloody backwoods battle between Appalachian clans the Hatfields and McCoys is explored.

9 p.m. – “Frontline: Flint’s Deadly Water” exposes the deadly toll from the Flint water crisis.

10 p.m. – “Blue Sky Metropolis, Part 2”. The Cold War and Pentagon dollars impact Los Angeles and creates the military-industrial-complex.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

7 p.m. – “Animal Babies: First Year on Earth, Part 3”. Baby animals branch off from the comfort of their mothers and learn to explore on their own.

8 p.m. – “Nova: Treasures of the Earth: Gems” delves into Earth’s depths to discover how precious gemstones such as diamonds and rubies are forged.

9 p.m. – “Magical Land of Oz, Part 3”. Human impact on wildlife has been dramatic in Australia as the continent undergoes rapid change.

Thursday, Sept. 12

7 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”. Kathy Mattea.

7:30 p.m. – “Tennessee Crossroads”.

8 p.m. – “Live Green Tennessee”.

8:30 p.m. – “One on One with Becky Magura”. Becky Magura sits down – on a bus – with Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Ketch Secor to discuss the upcoming documentary series “Country Music”.

9 p.m. – “Barnegie Hall”. Veteran songwriter and guitar virtuoso Verlon Thompson welcomes singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier.

9:30 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”. Amanda Shires.

10 p.m. – “Tennessee Wild Side”.

10:30 p.m. – “Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions”. Do The Right Thing.

Friday, Sept. 13

7 p.m. – “Washington Week”.

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

8 p.m. – “Raúl Juliá: American Masters”. The life and career of Raul Julia, the charismatic, award-winning actor and humanitarian.

9:30 p.m. – “PBS Previews: Country Music”. The filmmakers and behind the scenes of the new series from director Ken Burns.

10 p.m. – “Song of the Mountains”.

Saturday, Sept. 14

7 p.m. – “Classic Gospel” Statler Brothers Farewell Concert.

8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow”.

9 p.m. – “Lost River Sessions”. Becca Richardson.

9:30 p.m. – “Barnegie Hall”.

10 p.m. – “Austin City Limits”. Chris Stapleton/Turnpike Troubadours.

11 p.m. – “Woodsongs” Ukulele Night!.

Sunday, Sept. 15

3 p.m. – “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”. Jimmy Fortune.

3:30 p.m. – “Sun Studio Sessions”.

4 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 1, Part 4”. The heir crisis at Downton Abbey takes an unexpected turn. Anna unearths Bates’ mysterious past.

5:30 p.m. – “Reconnecting Roots”.

6 p.m. – “PBS NewsHour Weekend”.

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

7 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.

9 p.m. – “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, Part 1”. Encore presentation.

11 p.m. – “Professor T, Season 1, Part 8”. Chief Inspector Rabet is confronted with the driver who killed his daughter in a car crash.