“The Fight” to air on WCTE tonight

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In their first meeting at Yankee Stadium in 1936, Max Schmeling lands a left to the face of Joe Louis during their bout for the World Heavyweight Championship. Schmeling’s ultimate victory would thrust him into the awkward role of a Nazi propaganda symbol. Interweaving stories of the two extraordinary men culminated in what was arguably the most politicized sporting event in history: the 1938 heavyweight championship of the world. “The Fight: American Experience” airs Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. on WCTE.

WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

7 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots”. The family trees of director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha Merkerson, and musician Questlove are explored.

8 p.m. – “The Fight: American Experience” examines the impact of the historic bout between heavyweight Joe Louis and Germany’s Max Schmeling.

9 p.m. – “Frontline: Battle for Hong Kong”. Inside the battle for Hong Kong, following protesters transformed and radicalized over eight months.

10 p.m. – “The New Hampshire Primary: PBS NewsHour – Vote 2020”.

10:30 p.m. – “Africa’s Great Civilizations, Part 2”. The rise of Christianity and Islam are chronicled and African religious figures are highlighted.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

7 p.m. – “Nova: Wild Florida”. A growing human population and abandoned exotic pets are threatening Florida’s wild paradise.

8 p.m. – “Nova: Dog Tales”. Researchers reveal how humans tamed fearsome canines over tens of thousands of years.

9 p.m. – “Expedition with Steve Backshall” follows Steve as he drops down a sinkhole to explore a series of underground Bornean caves.

10 p.m. – “The Legacy List with Matt Paxton”. Aging homeowners catalog a lifetime of belongings, locating treasured heirlooms and unexpected valuables.

Thursday, Feb. 13

7 p.m. – “Discover the Upper Cumberland”. Happy Trails Brewing Company; ceramic artist Rachel Clark; Dry Levee Salvage; Cookeville Coin Club.

7:30 p.m. – “Tennessee Crossroads”.

8 p.m. – “Live Green Tennessee”.

8:30 p.m. – “One on One with Becky Magura”. Becky Magura explores more about the important women of the past with lawyer now turned author Marie Benedict.

9 p.m. – “Barnegie Hall”. Billy Dean.

9:30 p.m. – “Bluegrass Underground”.

10 p.m. – “Tennessee Wild Side”.

10:30 p.m. – “Songs at the Center”. Nellie McKay, Lil’ Red and the Rooster.

Friday, Feb. 14

7 p.m. – “Washington Week”.

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

8 p.m. – Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, Part 7”. Dolly Parton gets mainstream success. Hank Williams, Jr., Rosanne Cash, and Willie Nelson are featured.

10:30 p.m. – “Song of the Mountains”. The Nouveaux Honkies/Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.

Saturday, Feb. 15

7 p.m. – “Classic Gospel”. A Few Good Men.

8 p.m. – “34th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards”. Live coverage.

11:30 p.m. – “Woodsongs”. Baby Gramps and Lula Wiles.

Sunday, Feb. 16

3 p.m. – “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”. Reed Robertson.

3:30 p.m. – “Sun Studio Sessions”.

4 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 4, Part 2”.

5 p.m. – “Downton Abbey, Season 4, Part 3”.

6 p.m. – “PBS NewsHour Weekend”.

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

7 p.m. – “A Very British Romance with Lucy Worsley, Part 2” travels back to the Victorian era with Lucy as she delves into the history of British romance.

8 p.m. – “Sanditon on Masterpiece, Part 7”. With the approach of Sanditon’s regatta, the success of the resort hangs in the balance.

9 p.m. – “Vienna Blood, Part 5”. Max and Oskar investigate a military school with barbaric traditions hidden from the outside world.

10 p.m. – “The Tunnel, Season 3, Part 5”. Karl makes a major breakthrough in the search for Saban but learns someone close to him is in danger.

11 p.m. – “Thou Shalt Not Kill, Part 9”. Valeria Ferro investigates the murder of a young Egyptian woman in the hammam where she works.