Prime-Time Highlights: WCVE PBS/WCVW PBS
WCVE PBS Highlights
Great Performances: Rodger & Hammerstein's 'Oklahoma'
In his breakout role, Hugh Jackman stars as Curly in this 1998 Royal National Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical "Oklahoma!" Josefina Gabrielle costars as Laurey, a farm girl who catches Curly's eye. Friday, November 15 at 9:00 p.m.
Doc Martin: Don't Let Go
Penhale does his best to keep Maggie from leaving him again. In other events, Martin contemplates registering his son for boarding school and sets a date for the christening without consulting Louisa. Saturday, November 16 at 9:00 p.m.
Masterpiece Mystery! The Paradise: Part Seven
Season 1 of "The Paradise" concludes with Moray unsure if he should follow his heart and call off the wedding, since doing so could cause him to lose the store. In other events, suspicion falls on Jonas after Burroughs' body is pulled from the river. Sunday, November 17 at 9:00 p.m.
Antiques Roadshow: Survivors
A French Blue John urn that was shot multiple times; a New Orleans chess table that weathered Hurricane Katrina; and hotel stationary signed by three of the four Beatles that survived a fire. Monday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m.
The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross–Rise! (1940-1968)
The years 1940-68 are chronicled. Blacks returned from WWII to the same racial violence they faced prior to the war, but the news media began to report the injustices. Tuesday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m.
NOVA: At the Edge of Space
A high-flying weather observation plane skirts the earth-space boundary zone in a search for sprites, which are fleeting flashes that flicker upwards from thunderstorms for a split-second. Included: footage shot from the International Space Station. Wednesday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Virginia Currents gives a compelling profile of Tom McGranahan, Jr. an author and advocate for spreading awareness of the truths and myths of epilepsy. Plus, see how buildings in and around downtown Richmond serve as the palettes for world renowned artists. Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana
A look at the Americana music genre, featuring Alabama Shakes, the Avett Brothers, Billy Bragg, Laura Cantrell, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Dawes, Emmylou Harris, the James Hunter Six, Buddy Miller, Mumford & Sons, Richard Thompson and Dwight Yoakam. Also: Carolina Chocolate Drops; the Civil Wars; Elizabeth Cook; Jerry Douglas; John Fullbright; Shakey Graves; Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires; Jim Lauderdale; the Lone Bellow; the Mavericks; the Milk Carton Kids; and Shovels and Rope. Friday, November 22 at 9:00 p.m.
The Cafe: There Were Three in the Bed
Sarah hopes to reconnect with Richard over a game of darts; Carol tries to master the latte. Saturday, November 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize
Carol Burnett is honored with the 16th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Among those paying tribute: Julie Andrews; Lucie Arnaz; Tony Bennett; Tim Conway; Tina Fey; Rashida Jones; Vicki Lawrence; Amy Poehler; Maya Rudolph; Martin Short; and Rosemary Watson. From the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Sunday, November 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Antiques Roadshow: San Diego, California
San Diego features an 18th-century ivory carved crèche; a banner from George Washington's inauguration ball; and a circa-1900 Turkmenistan rug that's valued at $125,000 to $150,000. Monday, November 25 at 8:00 p.m.
The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross–A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)
"A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" chronicles the post-civil rights era, when African Americans made great political and economic progress. Even as the black middle class was growing, however, the urban poor faced new social ills. Tuesday, November 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Nature: My Life as a Turkey
"My Life as a Turkey" recreates a yearlong experiment of naturalist-writer Joe Hutto, who bonded with a dozen wild turkey chicks during the first year of their lives. Wednesday, November 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Morristown: Where America Survived
Documenting the winter of 1779-80, when George Washington's troops camped at Jockey Hollow, just south of Morristown, N.J. Thursday, November 28 at 9:30 p.m.
Great Performances–Barbra Steisand: Back to Brooklyn
Barbra Streisand performs at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where she's backed by a 60-piece orchestra and joined by Il Volo, Chris Botti and son Jason Gould. Selections include "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)." Friday, November 29 at 9:00 p.m.
WCVW PBS Highlights
American Experience: JFK
Conclusion. John F. Kennedy's White House years are charted, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cuban Missile Crisis; handling of civil rights; and decision to travel to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, to shore up support for the 1964 election. Friday, November 15 at 9:00 p.m.
NOVA: Cold Case JFK
The 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy is re-investigated using modern technology and contemporary scientific techniques. Included: ballistics experts reconstruct the shooting in a test of the "single bullet theory." Saturday, November 16 at 9:00 p.m.
Building the Dream
Chronicling the planning and construction of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Sunday, November 17 at 11:06 p.m.
Moving With Grace
Stone Phillips chronicles his parents' move from their home to a retirement community and, eventually, an assisted-living facility. His father, Vic, is a World War II veteran with heart issues; his mother, Grace, suffers from short-term memory problems due to dementia. Monday, November 18 at 9:00 p.m.
Holocaust survivor Alexander Lebenstein (1927-2010). Tuesday, November 19 at 9:00 p.m.
Secrets of Scotland Yard
A look at Scotland Yard, the legendary London police headquarters that has become synonymous with the London force itself, especially its detectives. Included: detectives on their skill sets; and the grim and grisly realities they often face. Wednesday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Eye on the Sixties: The Iconic Photography of Rowland Scherman
Former Life magazine photojournalist Rowland Scherman reflects on some of his iconic images, which range from the March on Washington to Woodstock, as well as his career. He also shares some of his seldom-seen pictures, including a shot of John F. Kennedy with the first Peace Corps volunteer. Thursday, November 21 at 9:00 p.m.
The Imperial Summer Palace outside of Beijing, which was once a residence of emperors. Friday, November 22 at 10:00 p.m.
NOVA–Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?
The dichotomy that surrounds asteroids is examined. On the one hand, a large asteroid could end life on Earth. On the other hand, however, some asteroids could provide a massive payday for intrepid entrepreneurs. Saturday, November 23 at 9:00 p.m.
Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On: A Musical Legacy
The popular folk trio's career is chronicled in this biography, which features a wealth of archival clips, along with new insights from Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. Included: footage from the 1963 March on Washington, D.C., where the trio sang "Blowin' in the Wind"; the '63 and '64 Newport Folk Festivals; and a 1983 visit to El Salvador. Also included are comments from fellow folkies Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert and Richie Havens. Sunday, November 24 at 9:30 p.m.
Globe Trekker Special: World War II in the Pacific
A tour of WWII locales in the Pacific begins at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Also: Chuuk Lagoon in Micronesia, which was the base of Japanese operations against Allied forces in New Guinea; the Solomon Islands; Bikini Island. Monday, November 25 at 8:00 p.m.