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Programming Highlights | September 2023

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Programming Highlights | September 2023

September highlights on WTVP include engaging topics and inspiring people, including California political icon Jerry Brown and activist Bella Abzug, media independence and free speech, desegregation and bussing, suicide and the future of young Indigenous people in the Amazon. 

POV
WHILE WE WATCHED
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 9 PM

A timely depiction of a newsroom in crisis, While We Watched follows Ravish Kumar for two years as he battles a barrage of fake news, falling ratings and the resulting cutbacks while struggling to maintain fact-based analyses. Will his show survive or become a swan song of reason — drowning in sensationalism, misinformation and ratings-driven editorial decisions?
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/04/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/06/2023 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 09/06/2023 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 09/06/2023 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 09/07/2023 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/09/2023 @ 11 AM

AMERICAN MASTERS
BELLA! THIS WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN THE HOUSE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 8 PM

Follow the meteoric rise of firebrand politician and activist Bella Abzug. See how her commitment to women’s rights and progressive causes upended the status quo in Washington.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/08/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/09/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 09/10/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 09/11/2023 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 09/11/2023 @ 9 AM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
THE BUSING BATTLEGROUND
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 8 PM

In September 1974, forced busing set off racial violence and class tensions across Boston, and media coverage of the unrest shaped Boston’s reputation and attitudes toward school desegregation across the country for decades. Using eyewitness accounts, oral histories and news footage that hasn’t been seen in decades, The Busing Battleground pulls back the curtain on the volatile effort to end school segregation.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/11/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/12/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/13/2023 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/16/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/16/2023 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/16/2023 @ 2 PM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE 
THE HARVEST
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 8 PM

On October 29, 1969, the high court ordered that Mississippi schools fully and immediately desegregate. Set against vast historic and demographic changes unfolding across America, The Harvest follows a brave coalition of Black and white citizens working to create racially integrated public schools in a cotton town in the middle of the Mississippi Delta, steeped in a history of racial turmoil.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/12/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/13/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/14/2023 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/23/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/23/2023 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/23/2023 @ 2 PM

MY ASCENSION:
HOPE, FAITH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 10 PM

A suicide attempt left 16-year-old varsity cheerleader, Emma Benoit, paralyzed, but propelled her on a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, while shining more light on the suicide epidemic that is taking the lives of 20 young people every day in the United States.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/12/2023 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 09/14/2023 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 09/15/2023 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Fri, 09/15/2023 @ 9 AM

AMERICAN MASTERS
JERRY BROWN: THE DISRUPTER
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 8 PM

Experience the political and personal journey of Jerry Brown, the longest serving governor in California history. First elected at 36 years old and again at 72, explore Brown’s 50-year career tackling climate change and inequality.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/15/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/16/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 09/17/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 09/18/2023 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 09/18/2023 @ 9 AM

AMERICAN MASTERS
FLOYD ABRAMS: SPEAKING FREELY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 8 PM

Follow the 50-year career of First Amendment lawyer and legal expert Floyd Abrams. See how his landmark cases, from the Pentagon Papers to Citizens United, helped define free speech as it is known today.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/22/2023 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/23/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 09/24/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 09/25/2023 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Mon, 09/25/2023 @ 9 AM

CELEBRITY ANTIQUES ROAD TRIP
PHYLLIS LOGAN AND KEVIN MCNALLY
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 8 PM

Downton Abbey’s Phyllis Logan goes head-to-head with her husband, and star of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Kevin McNally. Traveling through Kent in classic cars and accompanied by an antiques expert each, Phyllis visits the impressive collection of a controversial conservationist, while Kevin reveals just how much he knows about the universe.
 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/25/2023 @ 8 PM

POV
UYRA: THE RISING FOREST
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 9 PM

Uýra shares ancestral knowledge with Indigenous youth in the Amazon to promote the significance of identity and place, threatened by Brazil's oppressive political regime. Through dance, poetry and stunning characterization, Uýra confronts historical racism, transphobia and environmental destruction, while emphasizing the interdependence of humans and the environment.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/25/2023 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/26/2023 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Wed, 09/27/2023 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 09/28/2023 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Thu, 09/28/2023 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 09/30/2023 @ 12 PM