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Programming Highlights | September 2021, Field of Sun Flowers
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JAZZ AT 47
BOB MCENTYRE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 10 PM

In honor of the passing of local musicians Bob McEntyre and Ed Kaizer, WTVP is rebroadcasting an episode featuring the beloved drummer. Lights... Camera...Jazz! Taped in the WTVP Studio, this series is hosted and produced by jazz musician and Bradley University Professor the late Ed Kaizer, and spotlights acts and performers from around the globe. This episode features: Todd Kelly, trumpet; Ed Kaizer Jr., bass; Bob McEntyre, drums; Ed Kaizer, piano.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/03/2021 @ 10:00 PM

LUCY WORSLEY’S MYTHS AND SECRETS
KINGS GEORGE III & IV AND THE NAPOLEONIC WAR
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 7 PM

Lucy Worsley reveals how mental health problems forced King George III to relinquish power to his debauched and extravagant son. Was this really an era of elegance and regal splendor or an age of radicalism and revolution? How were myths and secrets used to save the British monarchy?

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/05/2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/07/2021 @ 2:00 AM
Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets

Ep 5 Preview | Kings George III & IV and the Napoleonic War

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Lucy Worsley reveals how King George III was forced to relinquish power to his son.

WTVP

POV Shorts Where I'm From Promo

POV SHORTS
WHERE I’M FROM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 9 PM

Sing Me a Lullaby spans 14 years and two continents, a daughter searches for her mother's birth parents in Taiwan, unraveling complex tensions between love and sacrifice. In A Broken House, Mohamad Hafez received a one-way ticket to the United States. Missing his homeland, he decided to create a stand-in. A story of love, loss and creating pathways home. Joychild, a young child tells their mother "I'm not a girl" for the first time.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/06/2021 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/07/2021 @ 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/08/2021 @ 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/09/2021 @ 3:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/11/2021 @ 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/12/2021 @ 3:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 09/08/2021 @ 6:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 09/08/2021 @ 11:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 09/09/2021 @ 7:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/11/2021 @ 11:00 AM

NATIVE AMERICA
CITIES OF THE SKY
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 7 PM

Discover the cosmological secrets behind America’s ancient cities. Scientists explore some of the world’s largest pyramids and 3D-scan a lost city of monumental mounds on the Mississippi River; native elders reveal ancient powers of the sky.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/07/2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/08/2021 @ 12:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/09/2021 @ 4:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/11/2021 @ 3:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/13/2021 @ 4:00 AM
Native America

Episode 3 Preview | Cities of the Sky

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Rating: NR

Discover the cosmological secrets behind America’s ancient cities.

American Experience

Trailer | Sandra Day O'Connor: The First

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Discover the story of the Supreme Court’s first female justice, Sandra Day O'Connor.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
SANDRA DAY O’CONNER: THE FIRST
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 8 PM

The Supreme Court’s first female justice was Sandra Day O'Connor. A pioneer who both reflected and shaped an era, she was the deciding vote in cases on some of the 20th century’s most controversial issues—including race, gender and reproductive rights.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/13/2021 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/14/2021 @ 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/15/2021 @ 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/17/2021 @ 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/18/2021 @ 8:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/18/2021 @ 2:00 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/18/2021 @ 12:00 AM

NATIVE AMERICA
NEW WORLD RISING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 7 PM

Discover how resistance, survival and revival are revealed through an empire of horse-mounted Comanche warriors, secret messages encoded in an Aztec manuscript and a grass bridge in the Andes that spans mountains and centuries.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/14/2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/15/2021 @ 12:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/16/2021 @ 4:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/18/2021 @ 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/20/2021 @ 4:00 AM
Native America

Episode 4 Preview | New World Rising

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Discover how resistance, survival and revival are revealed.

The Queen's Garden

Preview

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Rating: TV-PG

Discover secrets of London's remarkable hidden treasure, the Buckingham Palace Gardens.

THE QUEEN’S GARDEN
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 7 PM

With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, uncovering a wonderland with a five century history, an urban oasis of wildlife where the Queen grew up and a "living museum" where almost every plant (and some of the animals) have a royal story to tell.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/26/2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/27/2021 @ 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/28/2021 @ 2:00 AM
The Queen's Garden

The Queen's Bees

2:52
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Rating: TV-PG

Learn about the Queen's beekeeper and how he takes care of the royal honey-making bees.

The Queen's Garden

Garden Parties

2:27
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Rating: TV-PG

Get an inside glimpse at the social aspects of the royal gardens. Premieres 1/11.

The Queen's Garden

The Rose Garden

2:27
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Rating: TV-PG

Explore the variety of roses found at Buckingham Palace and how the gardeners repel pests.

HALIFAX RETRIBUTION
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 11 PM

A sniper is on the loose, as Jane Halifax comes back to the rescue to find the sniper before it’s too late. Twenty years on the race for answers is more important than ever.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/26/2021 @ 11:00 PM
Halifax: Retribution

Preview

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Rating: NR

Jane Halifax comes back to the rescue to find a sniper before it’s too late.

William Randolph Hearst

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
CITIZEN HEARST
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 8 PM

In the 1930s, William Randolph Hearst’s media empire included 28 newspapers, a movie studio, a syndicated wire service, radio stations and 13 magazines. Nearly one in four American families read a Hearst publication. His newspapers were so influential that Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Winston Churchill all wrote for him. Hearst used his media stronghold to achieve unprecedented political power, then ran for office himself.

airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/27/2021 @ 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/28/2021 @ 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/29/2021 @ 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 09/30/2021 @ 7:00 PM

IN THEIR OWN WORDS
JIMMY CARTER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 7 PM

Explore this intimate and inspiring story of a long-shot outsider who beat the odds against him again and again and never looked back in his quest to better the lives of millions. Jimmy Carter’s journey from poor, rural peanut farmer to become the 39th president of the United States is revealed as a story of faith, determination and humanity.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/28/2021 @ 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/29/2021 @ 12:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/30/2021 @ 4:00 AM
     
In Their Own Words

Episode 4 Preview | Jimmy Carter

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Rating: NR

Get a revealing new look at the life of former President Jimmy Carter.

Elon Musk

IN THEIR OWN WORDS
ELON MUSK
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 7 PM

Elon Musk was a multi-millionaire by the time he reached the age of 31. He is one of a new breed of what the New York Times called "thrillionaires," high-tech entrepreneurs who are using their newfound wealth to help turn science-fiction dreams into reality. His story is about a thrilling 21st century Iron Man come alive.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/29/2021 @ 7:00 PM

LIFE FROM ABOVE
MOVING PLANET
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 9 PM

Behold Earth as it’s never been seen before. Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand-new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns and just how fast it’s changing.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/29/2021 @ 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/30/2021 @ 1:00 AM

     
Life from Above

Episode 1 Preview | Moving Planet

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Rating: TV-PG

Cameras in space reveal the greatest, most beautiful and powerful movements on our planet.