“Mae West: Dirty Blond” to air tonight on WCTE

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Over a career spanning eight decades, Mae West broke boundaries and possessed creative and economic powers unheard of for a female entertainer in the 1930s. “Mae West: Dirty Blond: American Masters” airs tonight, Tuesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. on WCTE.

WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.

Tuesday, June 16

7 p.m. – “Mae West: Dirty Blond: American Masters” dives into the life and career of groundbreaking writer, performer, and subversive star Mae West.

8:30 p.m. – “Frontline”. A look at why America was caught so unprepared even as COVID-19 spread from Asia to Europe.

10 p.m. – “Stella & Co.: A Romantic Musical Comedy Documentary About Aging”. Stories about what it’s like to age in North America provide a perspective on growing old.

Wednesday, June 17

7 p.m. – “Nature: Spy in the Wild, Season 1, Part 1”. The rarely seen emotions of animals are explored. Wild dogs, elephants, and monkeys are featured.

8 p.m. – “Nova: Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Awakening”. Dinosaurs, sea monsters, and asteroids highlight the spectacular story of the continent’s origins.

9 p.m. – “Prehistoric Road Trip, Part 1”. New series. Emily embarks on a journey through billions of years of Earth history and meets early life forms.

10 p.m. – “Reel South: Mossville: When Great Trees Fall”. A centuries-old black community in Louisiana is contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants.

Thursday, June 18

7 p.m. – “Tennessee Tornado: Putnam Strong”. The community comes together to overcome the traumatic event of the tornado that struck Putnam County on March 3.

8 p.m. – “Virtual Town Hall: Conversation on Healing”. Previously recorded. Becky Magura with Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter, and City of Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton and other community leaders.

9 p.m. – “One on One with Becky Magura”. Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Amy New.

9:30 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”.

10 p.m. – “Tennessee Wild Side”.

10:30 p.m. – “Songs at the Center”. Tony Arata.

Friday, June 19

5 p.m. – “WCTE Live at 5”.

7 p.m. – “Washington Week”.

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

8 p.m. – “Great Performances: Ann”. A look at legendary Texas governor Ann Richards.

10 p.m. – “Song of the Mountains”.

Saturday, June 20

7 p.m. – “Classic Gospel”. Bill Gaither’s Country Gospel Favorites.

8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow”.

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

9:30 p.m. – “The Upper Cumberland Camera” goes back in time with a story on “music in the making”.

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

11 p.m. – “Woodsongs”. BB King Blues Band.

Sunday, June 21

3 p.m. — “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”. Shenandoah.

3:30 p.m. – “Sun Studio Sessions”.

4 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 6”. The hospital war reaches a climax, Violet goes on the warpath, and Daisy tries to foil a romance.

5 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 6, Part 7”. A car race gives Mary flashbacks, Mrs. Patmore opens for business, and Mrs. Hughes tricks Carson.

6 p.m. – “PBS NewsHour Weekend”.

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

7 p.m. – “Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets” explores how Elizabeth the First’s image as a warrior queen shaped British national identity for centuries.

8 p.m. – “Grantchester, Season 5, Part 2”. A deadly hit-and-run leads Will and Geordie to a dysfunctional pair of brothers and a hidden garden.

9 p.m. – “Beecham House, Part 2”. The arrival of the mysterious Chandrika throws the household into chaos at Beecham House.

10 p.m. – “Last Tango In Halifax, Season 2, Part 3”. Gillian is devastated when Celia inadvertently reveals a secret she has kept since she was 15.

11 p.m. – “Last Tango In Halifax, Season 2, Part 4”. Alan and Celia decide to have another wedding ceremony attended by all of their family and friends.