PBS Primetime Program Highlights – September 21-27

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PBS PRIMETIME PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Week of September 21-27, 2014

Program photos, releases and videos for selected shows available on PBS PressRoom® (http://www.pbs.org/pressroom).

 PLEASE NOTE: *Schedule Change* THE BIG BURN: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, originally scheduled for September 9, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET, is being rescheduled so that PBS can present a timely new special to be announced soon.

 In this week’s highlights:

  1. On-air Picks of the Week
  2. New and Notable Videos            
  3. Local Connections Google Map
  4. PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday

On-air Picks of the Week

  • *NEW* FINDING YOUR ROOTS, Season 2 premieres Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* THE BOOMER LIST: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE premieres Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ In Concert With the New York Philharmonic” – PBS Arts Fall Festivalpremieres Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET.

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

  • GREAT PERFORMANCES “Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot” full-length episode. Premieres Thursday, August 28, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET. 
  • MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Miss Marple, Season 7” full-length episodes. Premieres Sundays, September 21, 8:00-11:00 p.m. and October 5, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.

 Embeddable Clips:

  • POV “Big Men” preview. Premieres Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET. 
  • AMERICAN MASTERS “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” preview. Premieres Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 Local Connections Google Map

  • Below is a link to our Local Connections Google Map, which includes information connecting national programs to local markets. Visit the map at: http://ow.ly/clSq7.

We will update this map weekly, so be sure to check back for updates.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Miss Marple, Season 7” (MAST) (HD)

Series

Acclaimed British actress Julia McKenzie (“Cranford”) returns as spinster sleuth Miss Marple in three new episodes of the popular Agatha Christie’s “Miss Marple” series.

“A Caribbean Mystery” (#4431) (TV-14)

See how Miss Marple and a curmudgeonly tycoon unravel a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic.”

Watch the full-length episode. |See an embeddable preview.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE.aspx

@masterpiecepbs | #masterpiecepbs

9:30-11:00 PM:

*NEW* MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! ““Miss Marple, Season 7: Greenshaw’s Folly” (#4432) (HD) (TV-PG)

Follow Miss Marple’s search for truth, past and present, at the home of an eccentric botanist.

Watch the full-length episode. |See an embeddable preview.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE.aspx

@masterpiecepbs | #masterpiecepbs

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

8:00-9:00 PM:

Rpts. 9/25/14, 10:00-11:00 p.m.

*NEW* ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Knoxvillei” (Hour One) (#1819) (HD) (TV-G)

A Tiffany pottery vase; a shoe belonging to the tallest recorded human; a gilt bronze Amida Buddah.

Watch the full-length episode.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

9:00-10:00 PM:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Boston” (Hour Three) (#1706) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow                                      

10:00-11:30 PM:

*NEW* POV “Koch” (#2712) (HD) (TV-PG)

View a portrait of blunt, funny, combative and egocentric three-term New York City mayor Ed Koch.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/POV.aspx

@povdocs

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TUESDAY, September 23, 2014

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* FINDING YOUR ROOTS, Season 2 (EREI) (HD)

Series

Explore race, culture and identity through the genealogy and genetics of a group of 30 guests.

“In Search of Our Fathers” (#201) (TV-PG)

Join Gates to uncover the paternal ancestry of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney Vance.

Watch the full-length episode. |See an embeddable preview.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/f/Finding-Your-Roots.aspx

@HenryLouisGates |#FindingYourRoots

9:00-10:30 PM:

*NEW* THE BOOMER LIST: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (BOOL) (HD) (TV-PG)

Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964.

See an embeddable preview.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AMERICAN-EXPERIENCE.aspx

@AmExperiencePBS |#americanexperience

10:30-11:00 PM:

PIONEERS OF TELEVISION “Carol Burnett & the Funny Ladies” (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/PIONEERS-OF-TELEVISION.aspx

#PioneersPBS

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

 8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* PENGUINS: SPY IN THE HUDDLE, A NATURE SPECIAL PRESENTATION (PESP) (HD) (TV-PG)

Series

Witness the intimate, emotional and sometimes amusing behavior of nature’s most devoted parents.

                 “The Journey” (#101)

Witness the challenges of Emperor, rockhopper and Humboldt penguins to reach their breeding grounds.

Watch the full-length episode. |See the embeddable preview.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/PENGUINS-SPY-IN-THE-HUDDLE.aspx

@PBSNature | #NaturePBS | #pbsTHINKday

 9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* NOVA “Rise of the Hackers” (#4115) (HD) (TV-PG)

Meet the new global geek squad racing to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/n/NOVA.aspx

@novapbs | #novapbs | #pbsTHINKday

10:00-11:00 PM:

Rpts. 9/25/14, 9:00-10:00 p.m.

*NEW* SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Resurrecting Richard III” (#1306) (HD) (TV-PG)

Follow scientists who are testing the bones of England’s King Richard III, unearthed in 2011.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/SECRETS-OF-THE-DEAD.aspx

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

 8:00-9:00 PM:

THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR “Episode #1226” (#1226) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/t/THE-THIS-OLD-HOUSE-HOUR.aspx

 9:00-10:00 PM:

Rpt. of 9/24/14, 10:00-11:00 p.m.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Resurrecting Richard III” (#1306) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/SECRETS-OF-THE-DEAD.aspx

10:00-11:00 PM:

Rpt. of 9/22/14, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Knoxvillei” (Hour One) (#1819) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

Watch the full-length episode.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

 8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5411) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Gwen Ifill and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/WASHINGTON-WEEK-WITH-GWEN-IFILL.aspx

@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek

8:30-9:00 PM:

*NEW* CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK (#210) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CHARLIE-ROSE-THE-WEEK.aspx

 9:00-11:30 PM:

*NEW* LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ In Concert With the New York Philharmonic” – PBS Arts Fall Festival (#3905) (HD) (TV-PG)

Relish performances by Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/j/JAMES-MCNEILL-WHISTLER.aspx

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

9:00-10:00 PM:

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Coldplay” (#3713) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AUSTIN-CITY-LIMITS.aspx

@acltv | #acltv

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