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Programming Highlights | September 2020

Everyday people, presidents, politics and more are just a few of the programming highlights in September. Several programs are listed with multiple times and dates as they will air on both WTVP-HD 47.1 and World WTVP-WR 47.3. Check the schedule for all four WTVP channels.

THE VIRGINIA PEANUT STORY

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 10 PM

The Virginia Peanut Story tells the rise and fall of the dominance of the Virginia/Carolina peanut industry. Aided by the railroad and returning Union soldiers after the Civil War, the peanut helped give rise to the golden age of agriculture. George Washington Carver and Amedeo Obici are both featured, as well as culinary historians Michael Twitty and Andrew Smith.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/07/2020, 10:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/10/2020, Midnight
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HACKING YOUR MIND

WEDNESDAYS, STARTING SEPTEMBER 9, 9 PM (FOUR-PART SERIES)

Follow host Jacob Ward from the farthest corners of the globe to the inside of your mind as he sets out to discover we are not who we think we are.

We imagine our conscious minds make most decisions, but in reality, we go through much of our lives on “autopilot.” Marketers and social media companies rely on it. Hacking Your Mind offers you an autopilot.

Episode 1:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/09/2020, 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/10/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 09/10/2020, 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/11/2020, 12:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 09/11/2020, 9:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 09/11/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/13/2020, 2:00 AM

Episode 3:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/23/2020, 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/24/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 09/24/2020, 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/25/2020, 12:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 09/25/2020, 9:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 09/25/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/26/2020, 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/27/2020, 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/28/2020, 4:00 AM

Episode 2:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/16/2020, 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/17/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 09/17/2020, 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/18/2020, 12:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 09/18/2020, 9:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 09/18/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/20/2020, 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/21/2020, 4:00 AM

Episode 4:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/30/2020, 9:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 10/01/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 10/01/2020, 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/02/2020, 12:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/02/2020, 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 10/02/2020, 9:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 10/02/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/04/2020, 2:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/05/2020, 4:00 AM

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: ROMEO ET JULIETTE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 8 PM

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production by Bartlett Sher of Gounod’s opera, based on the classic Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette, Grigolo sings Romeo and Elliot Madore sings Mercutio. Gianandrea Noseda conducts.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/11/2020, 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/12/2020, 12:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/14/2020, 2:30 AM

Great Performances

GP at the Met: Romeo Et Juliette Preview

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Rating: NR

Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo star in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette on GP at the Met.


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FLY BROTHER WITH ERNEST WHITE II

SATURDAYS, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 12, 6 PM

Fly Brother is a travel docu-series about friendship and connection around the world, featuring storyteller and explorer Ernest White II. In each half- hour episode, Ernest's real-life friends show him a city or region from their perspective.

Airdates:

Fly Brother is also available on WTVP-Create 47.4 on Mondays at 9:30 AM, 4:30 PM, and 9:30 PM. Create is about five episodes ahead.


ISLANDS OF WONDER

WEDNESDAYS, STARTING SEPTEMBER 16, 7 PM (THREE-PART SERIES)

The three-part Islands of Wonder series takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on planet Earth: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands are home to remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on earth. The fragile islands also serve as a vital gauge for the planet’s health.

Airdates:

Episode 101 - Madagascar:

Journey across ancient Madagascar, the strangest and oldest island on Earth. Over millennia it has given rise to more unique wildlife than any other island.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/16/2020, 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/18/2020, 3:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/20/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 09/20/2020, 11:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 09/20/2020, 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 09/21/2020, 7:00 AM

Islands of Wonder

Preview

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Rating: TV-G

Journey to three of the most exotic islands on the planet: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii.

Episode 102 - Borneo:

A journey from Borneo's rich coral reefs, through lush jungles, to its mountainous heart, reveals it is no paradise, and the struggles to survive are the secret to a greater variety of life than found on than almost any other island.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/23/2020, 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/25/2020, 3:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/27/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 09/27/2020, 11:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 09/27/2020, 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 09/28/2020, 7:00 AM

Episode 103 - Hawaii:

Hawaii, the most remote island chain on Earth, offers sanctuary for wildlife that has reached its tropical shores. From humpback whales to waterfall-climbing fish, it's home to an extraordinary wealth of wildlife.

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/30/2020, 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/02/2020, 3:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/04/2020, 1:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/04/2020, 11:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Sun, 10/04/2020, 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Mon, 10/05/2020, 7:00 AM


Great Performances

Now Hear This | Preview

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Journey across Europe with Scott Yoo to discover how four composers created masterworks.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: NOW HEAR THIS

FRIDAYS, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 18, 8 PM ( 3 Episodes)

Join Scott Yoo, renowned violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, in Now Hear This, a new documentary miniseries presented by Great Performances that merges music, storytelling, travel and culture, as he chases the secret histories of some of the greatest music ever written.

Airdates:

Episode 1 - Haydn: King of Strings:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/18/2020 , 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/19/2020 , Midnight
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/21/2020 , 2:00 AM

Episode 2 - The Schubert Generation:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/25/2020 , 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 09/26/2020 , Midnight
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/28/2020 , 2:00 AM

Episode 3 - Becoming Mozart:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 10/02/2020 , 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 10/03/2020 , Midnight
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 10/05/2020 , 2:00 AM


LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX- SEASON 4

SUNDAYS, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 20, 7 PM (4 Episodes)

Audience favorite Last Tango In Halifax, winner of two British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards, is returning to WTVP for an exciting fourth season. The heartwarming comedy drama follows Alan and Celia, two childhood sweethearts who are reunited in their seventies. As they enter their seventh year of marriage, Alan and Celia are discovering that wedded bliss isn’t always blissful. Clashing politics, a new job and other distractions increase tensions in the household.

Airdates:

Episode 401:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/20/2020 , 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/22/2020 , 2:00 AM

Episode 402:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/27/2020 , 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 09/29/2020 , 2:00 AM

Episode 403:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/04/2020 , 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/06/2020 , 2:00 AM

Episode 404:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/11/2020 , 7:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 10/13/2020 , 2:00 AM

Last Tango in Halifax

Last Tango in Halifax Preview

0:30
Published:
Rating: TV-14

Meet Celia and Alan, childhood sweethearts now widowed and reunited after 60 years.


NOVA A to Z: HOW WRITING CHANGED THE WORLD

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 8 PM

Writing shaped civilization itself, from the trading of goods to tales of ancient goddesses and kings. Follow the evolution of the written word, from millennia-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to our modern-day alphabets.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 09/23/2020, 8:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/24/2020, 12:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 09/24/2020, Midnight
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 09/24/2020, 11:00 PM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Thu, 09/24/2020, 6:00 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 09/25/2020, 4:00 AM
  • WTVP-WR 47.3 - Fri, 09/25/2020, 7:00 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/27/2020, Midnight


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 5 PM

The Library of Congress National Book Festivalis an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. The 20th Library of Congress National Book Festival will celebrate “American Ingenuity” in 2020, featuring the creativity and inspiration of some of the nation’s most gifted authors in a reimagined virtual festival the weekend of September 25-27.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 09/27/2020, 5 PM
PBS Books

The Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating

PBS stations will broadcast “The Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity,” a two-hour program featuring some of the nation’s most renowned authors and literary voices, on Sunday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings). The television special will be hosted by Hoda Kotb of NBC News’ “TODAY.” It will also be available for on-demand streaming online and thr


The Children's Crusade Revisited: Slaughterhouse-Five at 50

THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE REVISITED: SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE AT 50

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 10:30 PM

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is now 50 years old. The classic book has been revered by many, but how has its impact affected American literature and culture? Told in the voices of Vonnegut family members, friends and scholars, the program provides an intimate look at not just one of the world's most-read and most-powerful books, but at the man who created it. The portrait that emerges is a human one, revealing a talented but troubled man who wrote a great book in part to help heal himself and his wounded spirit after experiencing great trauma.

Airdates

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 09/27/2020, 10:00 PM