WCTE has announced its schedule for this week.
Tuesday, Dec. 29
7 p.m. – “American Masters” follows the journey of the award-winning author of the best-selling “Little House” series in this exploration of her life and legacy and her little-known, secret collaboration with her daughter on the books that shaped American ideas of the frontier.
8:30 p.m. – “Louisa May Alcott: American Masters” examines the literary double life of this celebrated author, who wrote scandalous works under a pseudonym. Elizabeth Marvel and Jane Alexander star.
10 p.m. – “Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew” follows Anne Shirley’s journey to Queen’s College in Charlottetown. She misses Matthew and Marilla, and is overwhelmed by loneliness, city life, and the intense competition.
Wednesday, Dec. 30
7 p.m. – “Nature” uncovers the variety of activity, both human and natural, that occurs on the slopes of active volcano, and the surprising number of animals that survive and thrive alongside these fiery natural phenomena.
8 p.m. – “NOVA” follows two intrepid pilots as they take on an aviation adventure, overcoming challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.
10 p.m. – “Angle of Attack”. The second part of this 2-part documentary series begins with the potential demise of naval aviation, as many in the military establishment promote nuclear weapons and pronounce carrier aviation obsolete.
Thursday, Dec. 31
7 p.m. – “United In Song: Celebrating The Resilience of America”.
8:30 p.m. – “Live from Lincoln Center”. New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Renee Fleming.
10 p.m. – “United In Song: Celebrating The Resilience of America”.
Friday, Jan. 1
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”. From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2021.
9:30 p.m. – “Beyond The Canvas”. Icons Bruce Springsteen, Reba McEntire, and others talk about their success and some of their most vulnerable moments.
10 p.m. – “Song of the Mountains”. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.
Saturday, Jan. 2
7 p.m. – “Classic Gospel”. The Best of The Hoppers highlights the Hoppers’ most heartwarming performances from the Homecoming series over the past two decades.
8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow”. Orlando, Hour Three.
9 p.m. – “Lost River Sessions”. Blues and soul songwriter Devon Gilfillian performs a solo set live at the Artist Pad in Glasgow, KY.
9:30 p.m. – “The Upper Cumberland Camera”. A Junior Livestock event at Putnam County Fairgrounds, and then to Cookeville Drama Center for a summer theatre production of “Annie”.
10 p.m. – “ACL Hall of Fame: The First Six Years”. Select cuts from the first six years of Austin City Limits’ Hall of Fame celebrations.
Sunday, Jan. 3
3 p.m. – “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”. Guest: Aaron Tippin
3:30 p.m. – “Sun Studio Sessions”. Jason Freeman.
4 p.m. – “Extraordinary: The Bill Atkinson Story”. The life of Father Bill Atkinson (1946-2006), who was paralyzed as a teenager and went on to become the first quadriplegic priest in the U.S.
4:30 p.m. – “WCTE American Portrait”. Stories from Central Tennessee centered on what people were raised to believe and when they took risks.
5 p.m. – “WCTE American Portrait”. Stories from Central Tennessee centered on stepping outside one’s door and one’s view of what Saturdays look like.
5:30 p.m. – “WCTE American Portrait”. Stories from Central Tennessee centered on when one’s American story started and what are one’s traditions of carrying on.
6 p.m. – “PBS NewsHour Weekend”.
6:30 p.m. – “One On One with Becky Magura”. Becky Magura sits down with Drake Fenlon to discuss finding his true passion in life, portraying a variety of characters at a handful of different levels in his 9+ years of mascot work.
7 p.m. – “Prince Albert: A Victorian Hero Revealed”. The little-known yet profound role Prince Albert played in shaping Victorian Britain.
8 p.m. – “Elizabeth Is Missing On Masterpiece”. A woman desperately tries to solve two mysteries as she declines ever deeper into dementia.
10 p.m. – “Unforgotten Season 3 On Masterpiece”. When human remains are found buried near a London motorway, Cassie and Sunny begin the task of identifying them.