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10/2019 New Sci NC Episodes • The Cat in the Hat Is Back on the Block Party • Jamestown Season 3

See Food & More This Month! Add some flavor to your October by sampling some tasty specials—including the October 17 premiere of The Hook, a look at Durham’s acclaimed seafood chef Ricky Moore. You’ll also find a full menu of fresh favorites from across our state and around the world on UNC-TV PBS & More.


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Are Your Ducks in a Row? National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 21-27, Helps You Line Them Up! Whatever your stage in life, it’s wise to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected. Contact us today for a free Personal Estate Planning Guide at 877-485-3200 or unc.tv/ducks.

UNC-TV’s Exciting Fall Line Up! More for You, Thanks to You! UNC-TV was built on the belief that public media can do more. Our programming reflects our commitment to be more than just a television station. We’re here to make communities stronger and more connected, foster discovery, inspire empowerment and build understanding in an increasingly complex and ever-changing world. As we prepare to deliver a new season of television experiences that touch the hearts and minds of all North Carolinians, make no mistake about it: the key to new programs on UNC-TV is you. So, when you see this envelope in your mailbox, please send your special donation to UNC-TV. Contribute securely online at unctv.org/programs. Thank you for helping UNC-TV continue making something special happen here every day of the year.

Explore More this Month! Discover New Specials on the Explorer Channel Look for highlighted listings in the following pages for a glimpse of super September specials, weekends on the Explorer Channel, for the latest in health and wellness along with timeless performances from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Gilmour, The Carpenters, Alabama, Alan Jackson and much more!

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ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT 6 AM Cyberchase 7:00 Arthur DV   Read-a-roo’s Block Party—The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That (weekends, until 10 AM) 7:30 Odd Squad 8:00 Ready Jet Go! 8:30 Peg + Cat 9:00 Clifford the Big Red Dog 9:30 Pinkalicious & Peterrific 10:00 Sesame Street DV

0:30 Super WHY! 1 (weekends: Esme & Roy) 11:00 WordWorld (weekends: Super WHY!) 11:30 Splash & Bubbles Noon Sid the Science Kid 12:30 Caillou 1:00 Peep & the Big Wide World   Read-a-roo’s Block Party—The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That (weekends, until 4 PM)

WE LOVE THE STATE FAIR! Visit the UNC-TV Pavilion, October 17-27! Rootle is thrilled to be back at the NC State Fair to hang out with all of our friends! Check out our exhibit every day of the fair and discover Rootle Wonderland—a place of wonder and learning with great activities for little ones! And join Sid the Science Kid for Science Saturday, sponsored by RTI International, Saturday, October 19, from 10 AM-2 PM, at UNC-TV’s State Fair Pavilion! Meet Sid and the UNC-TV Science Team! Watch and try some cool science activities from Morehead Planetarium and RTI International. And get some sweet science stuff!

THE CAT IN THE HAT IS BACK! Weekends, at 7 AM & 1 PM Get your science on with The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That this month on the Block Party! Go on amazing adventures with the Cat and friends Nick and Sally as they combine music, humor and learning to spark communities of science explorers!

1:30 Martha Speaks 2:00 Sesame Street DV 2:30 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV 3:30 Pinkalicious & Peterrific 4:00 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That 4:30 Dinosaur Train DV 5:00 Let’s Go Luna 5:30 Nature Cat 6:30 Wild Kratts 7:30 Molly of Denali 8:00 Odd Squad 8:30 Arthur DV 9:00 Ready Jet Go! 9:30 WordGirl 10:00 Sesame Street DV 10:30 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV 11:30 Pinkalicious & Peterrific 12 M The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That 12:30 Dinosaur Train DV 1:00 Let’s Go Luna 1:30 Nature Cat 2:30 Wild Kratts 3:30 Molly of Denali 4:00 Odd Squad DV 4:30 Arthur DV 5:00 Ready Jet Go! 5:30 WordGirl

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evening&weekend listings 1 TUESDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour Get in-depth analyses of current events.  NC  BBC World News America Katty Kay shares unique global perspectives.  EX Confucius Was a Foodie Sichuan 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report Seasoned reporters review financial news. 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Iran: Tehran & Side Trips 7:30  TV North Carolina Weekend Deborah Holt Noel shows what’s up this weekend.  EX Travelscope Northern Ethiopia: Ancient History & Spiritual Present DV

8:00  TV Secrets of the Dead Scanning the Pyramids Explore what lies within the Great Pyramid at Giza.  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Judy Goldman: Together  EX Family Pictures USA North Carolina Photos, and their backstories, show how our state is rapidly changing. 8:30  NC  Story in the Public Square Lisa Genova

FRONTLINE The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, October 1, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.

9:00  TV FRONTLINE The Crown Prince Learn about controversial Mohammed bin Salman.  NC  Sci NC Season Premiere! Animal Habitat/Conservation  EX Family Pictures USA Detroit Explore America’s comeback city through residents’ photos and stories. 9:30  NC  Comic Culture Scott Hanna

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See how animals adapt to city life on the premiere of Wild Metropolis Residents, Wednesday, October 2, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.

10:00  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter The Wildest Dreamers  EX Family Pictures USA Southwest Florida Native Americans, ranchers and fishermen share stories. 10:30  NC  On Story The Original Disney Princess: A Conversation with Linda Woolverton 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company T  he acclaimed journalist and top peers explore today’s topics.  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Eastern Europe’s Treasures: From Budapest to Bucharest DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Ice, Rock & Water: The Sierra Nevada

2 WEDNESDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Queen’s Garden Explore Central London’s “royal wildlife” and remarkable plants. 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Iran’s Historic Capitals

The NC Zoo works to save gopher frogs on a new Sci NC, Tuesday, October 1, at 9 PM, on the North Carolina Channel.

7:30  TV Muse Cultural History: Center for Craft/Chitlin’ Circuit  EX Born To Explore with Richard Wiese India: Incredible Land

Connect with one of our smartest creatures on Nature Octopus: Making Contact, Wednesday, October 2, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV.

8:00  TV Nature Octopus: Making Contact DV  NC  Independent Lens Tell Them We Are Rising Explore the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played in America. DV  EX Chefs A’ Field: Good Catch Beautiful Swimmers Featuring Chef Spike Gjerde 8:30  EX Pati’s Mexican Table Season Premiere! A Local’s Tour of Culiacán 9:00  TV NOVA Inside the Megafire Probe the rise of record-breaking fires across the U.S. West.  EX Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Celebrations Burger Fest 9:30  NC  Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: HBCU Legacy & Leadership Stanley Nelson discusses his documentary Tell Them We Are Rising.  EX Taste of History Best of Jamaica


visit unctv.org 0:30  NC  Sci NC 1 Animal Habitat/ Conservation  EX Travelogue China The Goddess of the Sea 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope South Korea: A Winter Journey DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Fiesta in the Yucatan: Maya Traditions Our state’s songwriters get their due as Steep Canyon Rangers: North Carolina Songbook premieres Thursday, October 3, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.

 NC  Flavor, NC Maple View Dairy/Panciutto  EX Travelscope Cruising Canada: Ottawa & the Rideau Canal 8:20 TV My Home, NC—Shorts Mitchell’s Clothing 8:30  TV Sci NC Animal Habitat/ Conservation  NC  Around the Farm Table Ploughman’s Lunch  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions History of Chocolate, Part 1 3 THURSDAY 9:00  TV North Carolina 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  BBC World News 17th Season Premiere! America  NC  A Chef’s Life  EX New Scandinavian Love Me Some Cooking Candied Yams! Land of Fish & Apples  EX Weekends 6:30  NC  Nightly with Yankee Business Report The End of the Line  EX Christopher Kimball’s 9:20 TV Sci NC—Shorts Milk Street Television Memory Loss & Dancing Baking in Paris 9:30  TV In Studio: 7:00  TV Nightly Country Music Business Report Rissi Palmer  NC  PBS NewsHour  NC  Bringing It Home  EX Rick Steves’ Europe with Laura McIntosh Rome: Ancient Glory Garlic 7:30  TV Exploring  EX Wild Nevada North Carolina Season Premiere! On the Border Alamo to Caliente  EX Travelscope 10:00  TV Steep Canyon Rangers: Land Without Limits: The North Carolina Songbook Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast DV Premiere! The Grammy 8:00  TV ncIMPACT winners pay tribute to other Adverse Childhood NC songwriting greats Experiences (ACEs): in a rousing concert at Cumberland County the NC Museum of Art.  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Journeys in India Great Caves of Ajanta & Ellora 10:20  NC  Sci NC—Shorts Memory Loss & Dancing 0:00  TV Wild Metropolis 1 Residents  EX Confucius Was a Foodie Sweet 10:30  NC  A Colored School Second Ward High School alumni share stories about Charlotte’s first public high school for Black students. 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Nature Living Volcanoes DV

Give a hand to Deborah Holt Noel on the 17th season premiere of North Carolina Weekend, Thursday, October 3, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV!

4 FRIDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Taste of History 300 Years of Service 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report  EX Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Celebrations Burger Fest 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Rome: Baroque Brilliance 7:30  TV NC SPIN Join Tom Campbell and his guests for informative, balanced debate.  EX Travelscope Sechseläuten: Switzerland’s Spring Festival DV 8:00  TV Washington Week Leading journalists analyze major news and events.  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece Episode 3 Ross makes a speech in Parliament. 8:20 NC  Sci NC—Shorts South Mountains Fire 8:30  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman The political analyst and his guests discuss public affairs and policy issues.  NC  ncIMPACT Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Cumberland County 9:00  TV Great Performances: Now Hear This Scarlatti: Man Out of Time See how the composer generated a new sound inspired by the guitar.  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  EX Jamestown An eclipse darkens the sky and ghostly happenings reveal the Catholic spy and Samuel’s true murderer. October | 5


evening&weekend listings 9:30  NC  Washington Week 10:00  TV Voces on PBS Porvenir, Texas Get the true story of a 1918 massacre of 15 Mexican men in this tiny border town.  NC  NC SPIN  EX Atlantis The Price of Hope 10:30  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover Bright minds and fresh voices debate important challenges. 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company   NC  PBS NewsHour    EX EastEnders 11:30  EX EastEnders

5 SATURDAY 6 AM  TV Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV  NC  Biographical Conversations with Wendell Murphy Part 3 of 3  EX Carolina Outdoor Journal Blue Water Adventure 6:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV  EX Expeditions with Patrick McMillan Belize: The Mayan Forest 7:00  TV Sesame Street DV  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Blue Water Adventure  EX Exploring North Carolina Man & Mammoth in the Carolinas 7:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV  NC  Almanac Gardener Blooming of Rare Plants  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Gone Fishing: Palm Beach, Part 1 8:00  TV Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV  NC  Exploring North Carolina First Lost Colony  EX Animal Babies: First Year on Earth Testing Limits 8:30  TV Molly of Denali DV  NC  Sci NC Animal Habitat/ Conservation 9:00  TV Let’s Go Luna! DV  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Animal Babies Water Babies 9:20 NC  Sci NC—Shorts Bug Museum 9:30  TV Nature Cat

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 EX Rudy Maxa’s World Turkey’s Turquoise Coast 12:30  TV America’s Heartland All About Olive Oil  NC  Almanac Gardener Blooming of Rare Plants  EX In the Americas with David Yetman In the Mouth of the Amazon 1:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Voces on PBS explore a mass murder Salt Lake City, Part 3 in Porvenir, Texas, Friday, October 4,  NC  Exploring at 10 PM, on UNC-TV. North Carolina First Lost Colony  NC  ncIMPACT  EX New Play Piano Adverse Childhood in a Flash: Experiences (ACEs): 3 Steps to Piano Success Cumberland County Scott “The Piano Guy” 9:50  NC  North Carolina Houston inspires beginWeekend—Shorts ners to enjoy happy Mustang Museum music-making. 10:00  TV North Carolina 1:30  NC  Earth Focus Weekend Sea Level Rising:  NC  My Home, NC Living with Water Corral Riding/Historic Net 2:00  TV Rick Steves’ Europe Fishing/Mountain Love Story Greek Islands: Santorini,  EX New Scandinavian Mykonos & Rhodes DV Cooking  NC  First in Future The Taste of Trees Leslie Boney of the 10:20 TV Sci NC—Shorts Institute for Emerging South Mountains Fire Issues engages leaders in  NC  Sci NC—Shorts topics affecting our state. Lessons from 2:30  TV Curious Traveler Hurricane Florence Curious Copenhagen 10:30  TV ncIMPACT  NC  Story in the Adverse Childhood Public Square Experiences (ACEs): Lisa Genova Cumberland County 3:00  TV Craftsman’s Legacy  NC  Folkways The Still Maker The Fiddle  NC  To the Contrary  EX Jamie’s with Bonnie Erbé Quick & Easy Food National TV’s only women Scallops/Steak/Pastry Puff centered news analysis 10:50 TV My Home, NC—Shorts show tackles hot topics. Mitchell’s Hardware  EX 3 Steps to 11:00  TV Growing a Incredible Health! Greener World with Joel Fuhrman, MD Modern Homesteading: Dr. Fuhrman offers a plan Transforming the Urban for shedding weight fast. Experience One Garden 3:30  TV American Woodshop at a Time Custom Wood Keeps  NC  Woodwright’s Shop  NC  Firing Line with with Roy Underhill Margaret Hoover Corner Cupboard, Part 2 4:00  TV This Old House Hour  EX Taste of History Season Premiere! Westerly: German Born, A Ranch Out Westerly/ American Made Barn Door/Drywell 11:30  TV P. Allen Smith’s  NC  FRONT ROW Garden Home with Marc Rotterman Down & Dirty 4:30  NC  NC SPIN  NC  Craftsman’s Legacy 5:00  TV Carolina The Still Maker Outdoor Journal  EX Taste of Malaysia Marsh Trout with Martin Yan  NC  PBS NewsHour Cultural Confluence Weekend of Peranakan Gain insights about oon  TV GardenSMART N the week’s issues. Expertise  EX Forever Painless with  NC  Growing a Miranda Esmonde-White Greener World Get an eye-opening Mason Bee Revolution: education about chronic How the Hardest pain and its causes. Working Bee


visit unctv.org 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  Washington Week 6 PM  TV Song of the Mountains The Nouveaux Honkies/ Tennessee Mafia Jug Band  NC  Classic Gospel Atlanta Homecoming  EX The Big Band Years Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host this nostalgic look at the stars and hits of the 1930s and ‘40s. 7:00  TV As Time Goes By You Must Remember This Part 1  NC  Sun Studio Sessions Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys 7:30  NC  Echo Sessions Connect Beyond the Page Festival Performances  TV As Time Goes By You Must Remember This Part 2 8:00  TV Midsomer Murders The Sicilian Defence, Part 1  NC  Song of the Mountains The Dillards with Charlene Darling & The Mayberry Deputy  EX The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in 1966. 9:00  TV Midsomer Murders The Sicilian Defence, Part 2  NC  Front & Center lovelytheband 10:00  TV Father Brown The Darkest Noon  NC  Infinity Hall Live Dave Mason 10:30  EX ADD & Loving It?! Patrick McKenna talks to researchers and ordinary people dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder. 10:50  TV Muse—Shorts Mr. June Paints the Dome 11:00  TV Hinterland A tragic story of love and loss is revealed following the murder of a local dignitary and barrister.  NC  Austin City Limits Gary Clark Jr.

6 SUNDAY 6 AM  TV Nature Cat  NC  Closer to Truth What’s Philosophy of Cosmology?  EX Finding Your Roots The Vanguard with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay & Janet Mock DV

6:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Education Matters Learn about key issues affecting education in NC. 7:00  TV Ready Jet Go! DV  NC  First in Future Mebane Rash  EX Antiques Roadshow Palm Springs, Part 1 7:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV  NC  ncIMPACT Volunteer Firefighter Shortage: Orange County 8:00  TV Curious George DV  NC  Carolina Business Review Chris William and his guests discuss business news in the Carolinas.  EX Family Pictures USA North Carolina Photos, and their backstories, show how our state is rapidly changing. 8:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00  TV This Old House Hour Westerly: A Ranch Out Westerly/Barn Door/ Drywell  NC  Washington Week  EX Family Pictures USA Detroit Explore America’s comeback city through residents’ photos and stories. 9:30  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 10:00  TV Exploring North Carolina On the Border  NC  NC SPIN  EX Family Pictures USA Southwest Florida Native Americans, ranchers and fishermen share stories. 10:30  TV Sci NC Animal Habitat/Conservation  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Malinda Maynor Lowery: The Lumbee 11:00  TV North Carolina Bookwatch Judy Goldman: Together  NC  Comic Culture Paul Kupperberg  EX Dream of Italy Tuscany 11:30  TV Black Issues Forum Visit unctv.org/bif.  NC  Story in the Public Square Adam Zyglis  EX Dream of Italy Rome Noon  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Marsh Trout

 EX Travelscope The Cook Islands: Cultural Paradise DV 12:30  TV NC SPIN  NC  Fishing Behind the Lines Justin Walts: Semper Fidelis  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Great Art Undiscovered 1:00  TV Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Baking in Paris  NC  Song of the Mountains The Dillards with Charlene Darling & The Mayberry Deputy  EX Food: What the Heck Do I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD Dr. Hyman reveals which foods nurture our health and which foods threaten it. 1:30  TV Ellie’s Real Good Food Office Food Overhaul 2:00  TV America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Chicken & Biscuits  NC  Front & Center lovelytheband 2:30  TV Cook’s Country Aloha State Favorites 3:00  TV Sara’s Weeknight Meals Season Premiere! Havana Weeknights  NC  Infinity Hall Live Dave Mason  EX The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in 1966. 3:30  TV Lidia’s Kitchen Childhood Cravings 4:00  TV Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Celebrations Bastille Day Fete  NC  Austin City Limits Gary Clark Jr. 4:30  TV Mexico— One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Chocolate & Churros: Breakfast of Champions 5:00  TV Washington Week  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  ncIMPACT Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Cumberland County  EX Classical Rewind Explore the lives of the greatest composers of all time and the origins of their work. October | 7


evening&weekend listings 5:50  NC  North Carolina Weekend—Shorts Muddy Creek Café 6 PM  TV Midsomer Murders The Sicilian Defence, Part 1  NC  Black Issues Forum Visit unctv.org/bif. 6:30  NC  Blackademics Television Tyson/Gilbarg 7:00  TV Midsomer Murders The Sicilian Defence, Part 2  NC  Family Pictures USA Detroit Explore America’s comeback city through residents’ photos and stories  EX Carpenters: Close to You Trace the supergroup’s career through such enduring hits as Close to You, Top of the World and more. 7:50  TV ncIMPACT—Shorts Haywood County 8:00  TV Durrells in Corfu Season 4 on Masterpiece Episode 2 An encounter with Daphne leaves Leslie pondering fatherhood. Margo moves in with Theo.  NC  Mighty Fine Memory Western NC fiddler Roger Howell is a cultural treasure recognized for his musical skill, generosity as a teacher and prodigious memory. 8:30  NC  This Train Is Running: Lakota John Catch NC’s up-and-coming singer and guitar virtuoso.  EX Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years & Circlin’ Back Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits with Vince Gill, Jackson Browne and more stars. 9:00  TV Poldark Season 5 on Masterpiece Episode 2 Demelza and the children are caught in a dangerous web.  NC  Malpass Brothers: Heading Home Two Goldsboro brothers follow their passion for preserving old-time music, while balancing hometown humility and music fame. 10:00  TV Press on Masterpiece Premiere! Death Knock Holly, deputy news editor of the Herald, tries to obtain CCTV footage of a fatal hit-and-run.  NC  Live from the Double Door Inn For 43 years, music legends performed in this converted house in Charlotte.

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Follow London’s turbulent media landscape as Press on Masterpiece premieres Sunday, October 6, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.

 EX Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers at the Fonda Theatre Catch the only live performance of the legendary band’s entire Sticky Fingers album. 10:30  NC  Piedmont Blues Discover NC’s unique musical subgenre. 11:00  NC  ncIMPACT Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Cumberland County  TV EastEnders 11:20 NC  My Home, NC—Shorts Chatham Rabbits 11:30  NC  My Home, NC Courage of Chris Rosati/ Salem St. Drum Co./ Highland Brewing Co./ Hospital to Home/Villa Verde  TV EastEnders

7 MONDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Family Pictures USA Southwest Florida Native Americans, ranchers and fishermen share stories.

See how Wall Street women fought harassment on the series premiere of Retro Report on PBS, Monday, October 7, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.

6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Rome: Backstreet Riches 7:30  TV A Chef’s Life Pickle Perfect  EX Family Travel with Colleen Kelly Mendocino County, CA: Skunk Trains, Goats 8:00  TV Antiques Roadshow The Gen X Years  NC  Exploring North Carolina Climate Changes in the Carolinas  EX Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester Part 1 Rev. Sidney Chambers suspects a suicide is actually murder and must get police help. DV 8:30  NC  Exploring North Carolina Natural Symbols of the State 9:00  TV Retro Report on PBS Series Premiere! Episode 1: Social Media’s Addictive Power/How Wall Street Women Fought Harassment  NC  My Home, NC Chatham Rabbits/ Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist Rosalía Torres-Wiener  EX Death in Paradise Dark Memories 9:20 NC  Sci NC—Shorts Horseshoe Crab Blood 9:30  NC  Muse Music Heritage & Education: Steep Canyon Rangers/Start of Cool Summer Camp/We Insist: Music of Max Roach 9:50  NC  North Carolina Weekend—Shorts Conrad & Hinkle


visit unctv.org 0:00  TV POV 1 America Diego comes home after his grandmother falls and his father is arrested for elder neglect.  NC  Sci NC New Discoveries  EX Shetland Season Premiere! Episode 1: Body Parts 10:20 NC  Muse—Shorts Foundation Skate Park 10:30  NC  ncIMPACT Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Cumberland County 10:50  NC  My Home, NC—Shorts Chatham Rabbits 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Finding Your Roots The Vanguard with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay & Janet Mock DV

8 TUESDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Confucius Was a Foodie Sweet 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Florence: Heart of the Renaissance 7:30  TV North Carolina Weekend  EX Travelscope Dreamin’ California’s Coast: Malibu to Big Sur DV 8:00  TV Finding Your Roots Season Premiere! Hollywood Royalty with Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston & Mia Farrow DV  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Joe Webster: The Making & Measure of a Judge  EX Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service Windsor 8:30  NC  Story in the Public Square Adam Zyglis 9:00  TV Retro Report on PBS Episode 2: Crime Evidence from DNA Websites/U.S. Ambivalence About Robots  NC  Sci NC Mental Health & Horses  EX Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service Inveraray & Holyroodhouse 9:30  NC  Comic Culture Keith Carter

Isabella Rossellini is in for some interesting insights on the season premiere of Finding Your Roots Hollywood Royalty, Tuesday, October 8, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV.

0:00  TV FRONTLINE 1 On the President’s Orders Examine the Philippine president’s campaign against illegal drugs.  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter San Francisco  EX Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service Hillsborough Castle 10:30  NC  On Story Avengers: A Conversation with Stephen McFeely & Christopher Markus 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Hungary, Austria & Germany: Sampling the Danube DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Panama: A City & a Canal

9:00  TV NOVA Day the Dinosaurs Died Explore the impact of a deadly asteroid 66 million years ago.  EX Mexico— One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless A Tour of Tacos Al Pastor 9:30  EX Taste of History Jam-Asian Fusion 10:00  TV Wild Metropolis Commuters Animals travel in and out of cities to find food or to start a family.  NC  Black Issues Forum Special Presentation: HBCU Legacy & Leadership Stanley Nelson discusses his documentary Tell Them We Are Rising.  EX Confucius Was a Foodie Season Premiere! Salt 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Nature Octopus: Making Contact DV

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6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX New Scandinavian Cooking The Taste of Trees 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report  EX Christopher Kimball’s 9 WEDNESDAY Milk Street Television The Secrets of Stir-Fry 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour 7:00  TV Nightly  NC  BBC World News Business Report America  NC  PBS NewsHour 6:30  NC  Nightly  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Business Report Paris: Regal & Intimate 7:00  TV Nightly 7:30  TV Muse Business Report Community Art  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope  EX Rick Steves’ Europe San Miguel de Allende, Florentine Delights & Celebrating in the Tuscan Side Trips Heart of Mexico DV 7:30  TV Sci NC Animal Habitat/Conservation 8:00  TV ncIMPACT Volunteer Firefighter  EX Born To Explore Shortage: Orange County with Richard Wiese  NC  Flavor, NC Morocco: Secret Village Old Mill of Guilford/ 8:00  TV Nature J. Peppers The Serengeti Rules DV  EX Travelscope  NC  Independent Lens Zambia: Bush & River Safari Dolores Activist Dolores Huerta tirelessly led the fight 8:20  TV My Home, NC—Shorts Artivist Rosalía for racial and labor justice Torres-Weiner with Cesar Chavez. DV 8:30  TV Sci NC  EX Chefs A’ Field: Mental Health & Horses Good Catch  NC  Around Big Apple Blitz Featuring the Farm Table Chef Kerry Heffernan 8:30  EX Pati’s Mexican Table Ashland Lake Effect  EX Burt Wolf: Altata, Hidden Gem Travels & Traditions by the Sea of Cortez History of Chocolate, Part 2 October | 9


evening&weekend listings 7:00  TV Sesame Street DV  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Bream Bed  EX Exploring North Carolina 10,000 Years Before Contact 7:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV  NC  Almanac Gardener When To Use a Treegator Rick Steves: Fascism in Europe  EX Burt Wolf: seeks to avoid being doomed to Travels & Traditions repeat the past, Saturday, October 12, at 4 PM, on the Explorer Channel. Gone Fishing: Palm Beach, Part 2  EX Poldark Season 4 8:00  TV Pinkalicious on Masterpiece & Peterrific DV Episode 4 While George  NC  Exploring plots, Ross reunites with North Carolina his family at home. Lawson’s Voyage 8:20  NC  Sci NC—Shorts to the Carolinas Acoustic Bat Research  EX Animal Babies: 8:30  TV FRONT ROW First Year on Earth with Marc Rotterman New Frontiers  NC  ncIMPACT 8:30  TV Molly of Denali DV Volunteer Firefighter  NC  Sci NC Shortage: Orange County Mental Health & Horses 9:00  TV Great 9:00  TV Let’s Go Luna! DV Performances—  NC  North Carolina Now Hear This Weekend Handel: Italian Style See  EX Animal Babies how the composer’s Mountain Babies experience in Italy, with 9:20 NC  Sci NC—Shorts Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Corelli, Infant Imaging influenced his career. 9:30  TV Nature Cat  NC  FRONT ROW  NC  ncIMPACT with Marc Rotterman Volunteer Firefighter  EX Jamestown Shortage: Orange County Maria runs away when her 9:50  NC  North Carolina trust is betrayed; Jocelyn Weekend—Shorts makes an unlikely ally. Pocosin Arts 9:30  NC  Washington Week 10:00  TV North Carolina 10:00  TV Hispanic Heritage Weekend Awards  NC  My Home, NC Celebrate people doing The Legend of the Roan great work to benefit the Mountain Ghost Choir/ Hispanic community. Kai Lightner-World  NC  NC SPIN Champion Rock Climber/ 11 FRIDAY  EX Atlantis Mitchell’s Hardware Hunger Pangs  EX New Scandinavian 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour 0:30  NC  Firing Line with 1 Cooking  NC  BBC World News Margaret Hoover An Edible Park America 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company 10:20 TV Sci NC—Shorts  EX Taste of History  NC  PBS NewsHour Acoustic Bat Research Bonaparte in St. Lucia  EX EastEnders 10:30 TV ncIMPACT 6:30  NC  Nightly 11:30  EX EastEnders Volunteer Firefighter Business Report Shortage: Orange County  EX Kevin Belton’s  NC  Folkways New Orleans Celebrations 12 SATURDAY Wildwood Produce Vieux Carre Salute 6 AM  TV Mister Rogers’ with Ila Hatter 7:00  TV Nightly Neighborhood DV  EX Jamie’s Business Report  NC  Biographical Quick & Easy Food  NC  PBS NewsHour Conversations with Tuna/Meatballs/Cookies  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Bob Timberlake 10:50 TV My Home, NC—Shorts Paris: Embracing Life & Art Part 1 of 3 Kai Lightner: World-Class 7:30  TV NC SPIN  EX Carolina Rock Climber  EX Travelscope Outdoor Journal 11:00  TV Growing a Ontario: Canada’s Bream Bed Greener World Niagara Peninsula— 6:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Catching up with TV Toronto & Beyond DV Neighborhood DV Garden Legend Paul James 8:00  TV Washington Week  EX Expeditions with  NC  Woodwright’s Shop  NC  North Carolina Patrick McMillan with Roy Underhill Weekend Belize: A Land of Resilience Case of the Corner Cupboard 9:00  TV North Carolina Weekend  NC  A Chef’s Life Collard Green Queen  EX Weekends with Yankee Into the Wild 9:20   TV Sci NC—Shorts South Mountains Fire 9:30  TV Muse American Identity  NC  Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh Full of Fresh  EX Wild Nevada Moonrocks & McLane Peak 10:00  TV Live from the Double Door Inn For 43 years, music legends performed in this converted house in Charlotte.  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Journeys in India Jodhpur: India’s Queen of the Desert 10:20  NC  Sci NC—Shorts South Mountains Fire 10:30  TV David Holt’s State of Music Bryan Sutton & Rhiannon Giddens  NC  Sci NC Mental Health & Horses  EX Travelogue China The Porcelain Capital of the World 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope The Cook Islands: Cultural Paradise DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Bahia: Brazil’s African Connection

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visit unctv.org  EX Taste of History Creole Cuisine & the War of 1812 11:30  TV P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Drink Your Yard  NC  Craftsman’s Legacy The Brass Horn Makers  EX Taste of Malaysia with Martin Yan Gateway to the South Noon  TV GardenSMART 2 Beautiful European Cities  NC  Growing a Greener World Oh Deer—Dealing with Four-Legged Garden Pests  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Bangkok, Thailand 12:30  TV America’s Heartland Down on the Farms  NC  Almanac Gardener When To Use a Treegator  EX In the Americas with David Yetman The Pride of Guatemala: Tikal of the Mayas 1:00  TV Antiques Roadshow The Gen X Years  NC  Exploring North Carolina Lawson’s Voyage to the Carolinas  EX Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe Dr. Axe puts his fresh spin on the popular diet. 1:30  NC  Earth Focus Climate Migration 2:00  TV Rick Steves’ Europe European Festivals I: Siena’s Palio Horse Race, Scottish Highland Games & Carnevale in Venice DV  NC  First in Future 2:30  TV Curious Traveler Curious Vancouver  NC  Story in the Public Square Adam Zyglis  EX 3 Steps to Pain-Free Living Lee Albert shows an easy-to-follow plan for eliminating the root cause of many painful conditions. 3:00  TV Craftsman’s Legacy The Brass Horn Makers  NC  To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé 3:30  TV American Woodshop Curvy Wall Shelf  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00  TV This Old House Hour Westerly: Chimney Down & Walls Up/Nursery Paint, Dryer, Record Stand  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman

Things are looking up on Midsomer Murders, Saturdays, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV.

 EX Rick Steves: Fascism in Europe Travel back a century to learn how fascism rose and fell. 4:30  NC  NC SPIN 5:00  TV Carolina Outdoor Journal Cypress Shad  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  Washington Week  EX Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD Dr. Amen demonstrates ways to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you. 6 PM  TV Song of the Mountains Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver  NC  Classic Gospel Cliff Barrows: Celebrating the Music of the Billy Graham Crusades 7:00  TV As Time Goes By You Must Remember This  NC  Sun Studio Sessions Lucero  EX The Big Band Years Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host this nostalgic look at the stars and hits of the 1930s and ‘40s. 7:30  TV As Time Goes By Getting to Know You—Again  NC  Echo Sessions James Brown Dance Party 8:00  TV Midsomer Murders Schooled in Murder, Part 1  NC  Song of the Mountains VW Boys 9:00  TV Midsomer Murders Schooled in Murder, Part 2  NC  Front & Center Robby Krieger & Friends  EX Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years & Circlin’ Back Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits with Vince Gill, Jackson Browne and more stars.

0:00  TV Father Brown 1 The Sacrifice of Tantalus  NC  Infinity Hall Live The Revivalists 10:30  EX David Gilmour: Live in Pompeii Join the revered Pink Floyd singer-guitarist for a spectacular concert in the legendary Roman amphitheatre. 10:50  TV Muse—Shorts Foundation Skate Park 11:00  TV Hinterland The murder of a local dignitary and barrister reveals a tragic story of love and loss.  NC  Austin City Limits Maggie Rogers

13 SUNDAY 6 AM  TV Nature Cat  NC  Closer to Truth Is Life & Mind Inevitable in the Universe?  EX Finding Your Roots Hollywood Royalty with Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston & Mia Farrow DV 6:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Education Matters 7:00  TV Ready Jet Go! DV  NC  First in Future Dr. Ronald Paulus  EX Antiques Roadshow Palm Springs, Part 2 7:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV  NC  ncIMPACT Incarceration & Reentry: Pitt County 8:00  TV Curious George  NC  Carolina Business Review  EX Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service Windsor 8:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00  TV This Old House Hour Westerly: Chimney Down & Walls Up/Nursery Paint, Dryer, Record Stand  NC  Washington Week  EX Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service Inveraray & Holyroodhouse 9:30  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 10:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Haw Revival  NC  NC SPIN  EX Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service Hillsborough Castle 10:30  TV Sci NC Mental Health & Horses  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Scott Huler: A Delicious Country October | 11


evening&weekend listings 11:00  TV North Carolina Bookwatch Joe Webster: The Making & Measure of a Judge  NC  Comic Culture Scott Hanna  EX Dream of Italy Umbria 11:30  TV Black Issues Forum Untangling Your DNA  NC  Story in the Public Square Maggie Smith  EX Dream of Italy Naples/Amalfi Coast Noon  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Cypress Shad  EX Travelscope Peru: The Amazon & Beyond DV 12:30  TV NC SPIN  NC  Fishing Behind the Lines Shane Dial: Roots on the Raquette  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions How to Sell the Art You Create 1:00  TV Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television The Secrets of Stir-Fry  NC  Song of the Mountains VW Boys  EX Alabama: Hymns & Gospel Favorites One of the most acclaimed country bands of all time celebrates its love for gospel music. 1:30  TV Ellie’s Real Good Food The Goods on Gluten-Free 2:00  TV America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Cooking at Home with Bridget & Julia  NC  Front & Center Robby Krieger & Friends 2:30  TV Cook’s Country Chicken & Cornbread  EX Forever Painless with Miranda Esmonde-White Get an eye-opening education about chronic pain and its causes. 3:00  TV Sara’s Weeknight Meals Easy Elegance  NC  Infinity Hall Live The Revivalists 3:30  TV Lidia’s Kitchen Memories of the Mountains 4:00  TV Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Celebrations Fried Chicken Fest  NC  Austin City Limits Maggie Rogers 12­ | October

Sing along with Alan Jackson: Precious Memories, premiering Sunday, October 13, at 9 PM, on the Explorer Channel.

 EX Great Scenic Railway Journeys: 150 Years on the Right Track Hop aboard for some unforgettable stories of historic and scenic tourist railroads from across America. 4:30  TV Mexico— One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Teaching Tortilla Soup 5:00  TV Washington Week  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  ncIMPACT Volunteer Firefighter Shortage: Orange County 5:50    NC  North Carolina Weekend—Shorts Beaufort Grocery 6 PM  TV Midsomer Murders Schooled in Murder, Part 1  NC  Black Issues Forum Untangling Your DNA  EX Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich Dr. Merzenich discusses how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging. 6:30  NC  Blackademics Television Blakes/Robinson 7:00  TV Midsomer Murders Schooled in Murder, Part 2  NC  Family Pictures USA Southwest Florida Native Americans, ranchers and fishermen share stories. 7:30  EX Ken Burns: The National Parks From Acadia to Yosemite, explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation’s magnificent parks. 7:50  TV ncIMPACT—Shorts Alamance County 8:00  TV Durrells in Corfu Season 4 on Masterpiece Episode 3 A family trip ends badly.

 NC  Landscapes of the Heart The Elizabeth Spencer Story View an extraordinary author’s life and work. 9:00  TV Poldark Season 5 on Masterpiece Episode 3 Ross’s tenacity bears fruit as George’s sanity deteriorates.  NC  Imaginary Village of Allan Gurganus See how a restored foursquare house by the old town cemetery offers a look at the acclaimed writer’s stories and writing process.  EX Alan Jackson: Precious Memories The star performs signature renditions of traditional hymns and gospel favorites in Nashville. 9:30  NC  Rendered Small Explore over 1,200 American folk art buildings on display in Steven Burke and Randy Campbell’s private collection in Hillsborough. 10:00  TV Press on Masterpiece Pure Holly helps probe a lead at a hospital; Ed works the showbiz beat.  NC  REEL SOUTH The Well-Placed Weed 10:30  EX Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD Dr. Amen demonstrates ways to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you. 11:00  NC  ncIMPACT Volunteer Firefighter Shortage: Orange County  TV EastEnders 11:30  NC  My Home, NC Endurance Seafood/ Connor Stroud/Kings BBQ/ FARM Café/The Avett Brothers’ Joe Kwon  TV EastEnders

14 MONDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service Hillsborough Castle 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe London: Historic & Dynamic 7:30  TV A Chef’s Life Prickly Business  EX Family Travel with Colleen Kelly Grand Canyon, AZ: Beauty in the Canyons


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POV The Feeling of Being Watched explores a Muslim-American community’s experience, Monday, October 14, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.

8:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 9  NC  Exploring North Carolina Story in Quarries  EX Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester Part 2 Sidney’s former flame’s engagement party leads to murder. DV 8:30  NC  Exploring North Carolina Buffers 9:00  TV Retro Report on PBS Episode 3: Why Crime Witnesses Fail To Act/ Naval Officer Who Transformed the Military  NC  My Home, NC The Legend of the Roan Mountain Ghost Choir/ Kai Lightner-World Champion Rock Climber/ Mitchell’s Hardware  EX Death in Paradise Melodies of Murder 9:20  NC  Sci NC—Shorts Lessons from Hurricane Florence 9:30  NC  Muse Public Art 9:50  NC  North Carolina Weekend—Shorts Seymour Johnson AFB 10:00  TV POV The Feeling of Being Watched Explore one of the largest pre-9/11 counterterrorism probes.

 NC  Sci NC Ecosystems  EX Shetland Episode 2: Suspicions 10:20 NC  Muse—Shorts NC Poet Laureate: Jaki Shelton Green 10:30  NC  ncIMPACT Volunteer Firefighter Shortage: Orange County 11:00  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Finding Your Roots Hollywood Royalty with Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston & Mia Farrow DV 11:30  TV Amanpour & Company

15 TUESDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Confucius Was a Foodie Salt 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe North England’s Lake District & Durham 7:30  TV North Carolina Weekend EX Travelscope Cruising the Mediterranean DV

8:00  TV Finding Your Roots Off the Farm with Melissa McCarthy & Eric Stonestreet DV  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Tommy Tomlinson: The Elephant in the Room  EX Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service Caernarfon Castle 8:30  NC  Story in the Public Square Maggie Smith 9:00  TV Retro Report on PBS Episode 4: The President & the Press/Origins of Vaccine Fears

 NC  Sci NC Agriculture  EX Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service This close look at the legendary British Secret Service lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying. 9:30  NC  Comic Culture Michael Eury 10:00  TV FRONTLINE Supreme Revenge Witness the fight for control of the Supreme Court.  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter Unique Perspectives with Yannick Nezet-Seguin & Tobias Frere-Jones  EX Secrets of Highclere Castle Get the behind-the-scenes story of this most spectacular English country houses. 10:30  NC  On Story Script to Screen: A Quiet Place 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Peru: The Amazon & Beyond DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Winter in the Caldera: January in the Yellowstone

16 WEDNESDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Earth a New Wild Forests 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Venice: City of Dreams 7:30  TV Sci NC Agriculture  EX Born To Explore with Richard Wiese Uganda: Mountain Gorillas 8:00  TV Nature Undercover in the Jungle DV

 NC  Independent Lens When God Sleeps Hardline clerics issue a fatwa for an Iranian musician’s death. DV  EX Chefs A’ Field: Good Catch Off the Hook + Into the Kitchen Featuring Four Top Chefs 8:30  EX Pati’s Mexican Table South by South of the Border with Vivian Howard Vivian Howard guests on a new episode of Pati’s Mexican Table, Wednesday, October 16, at 8:30 PM, on the Explorer Channel. October | 13


evening&weekend listings 9:00  TV NOVA Why Bridges Collapse  EX Mexico— One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Chilaquiles: Comforting & Classic 9:30  NC  Voices of North Carolina NCSU professor Walt Wolfram examines North Carolina’s diverse dialects.  EX Taste of History Penn’s Personal Brewery 10:00  TV Wild Metropolis Survivors  EX Confucius Was a Foodie Tea:​ Culture, Celebration, Commerce & Cuisine 10:30  NC  Paved with Gold Discover America’s first gold rush, right here in North Carolina. 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Nature The Serengeti Rules DV

See Why Bridges Collapse, on NOVA, Wednesday, October 16, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.

 NC A Chef’s Life The Buttermilk Belt  EX Weekends with Yankee Small Is Beautiful 9:20  TV Sci NC—Shorts Acoustic Bat Research 9:30  TV My Home, NC Sam Jones’ BBQ/ Mitchell’s Clothing/Artivist Rosalía Torres-Weiner  NC  Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh Farm Fresh Herbs & Tomatoes 17 THURSDAY  EX Wild Nevada Elko to Battle Mountain 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour 10:00  TV The Hook  NC  BBC World News Premiere! Catch the inspirAmerica ing story of celebrated chef  EX New Scandinavian Ricky Moore from Durham’s Cooking Saltbox Seafood Joint. An Edible Park  NC  North Carolina 6:30  NC  Nightly Weekend Business Report  EX Journeys in India  EX Christopher Kimball’s Kaziranga: Land of Giants Milk Street Television 10:20 NC  Sci NC—Shorts Chicken Around the World Acoustic Bat Research 7:00  TV Nightly 10:30  TV Food Town: Business Report Durham, NC  NC  PBS NewsHour Take a 24-hour snapshot  EX Rick Steves’ Europe of the people behind Venice & Its Lagoon the menus that make 7:30  TV Muse Durham one of America’s Art Abilities: UNCSA/ tastiest towns. One Knot at a Time/  NC  Sci NC Scratchboard Artist Agriculture  EX Travelscope Christmas in Switzerland DV 8:00  TV ncIMPACT Incarceration & Reentry: Pitt County  NC  Flavor, NC Brinkley Farms/Nana’s  EX Travelscope Easter Island: Mysteries & Myths DV 8:30  TV Sci NC Agriculture  NC  Around the Farm Table Yoga & Brunch  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions The History of Water 9:00  TV North Carolina Weekend

 EX Travelogue China Exploring China’s Long Winter 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Armenia: Ancient History & Modern Traditions, Part 1 DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Whistles in the Mist: Whistled Speech in Oaxaca

18 FRIDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Taste of History Alexander Hamilton the Financier 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report  EX Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Celebrations All That Jazz Fest 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe European Travel Skills, Part 1 7:30  TV NC SPIN  EX Travelscope Passage Through Chile’s Tierra del Fuego Around Cape Horn DV 8:00  TV Washington Week  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece Episode 5 After successive failures in Westminster, Ross gets some advice. 8:20    NC  Sci NC—Shorts Preventing ACL Injuries 8:30  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  ncIMPACT Incarceration & Reentry: Pitt County

Kannapolis native George Clinton performs on Great Performances Grammy Salute to Music Legends, Friday, October 18, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV.

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visit unctv.org 9:00  TV Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends Johnny Mathis, Sheila E, George Clinton, Garth Brooks, Snoop Dogg and more stars perform.  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  EX Jamestown Yeardley forms a plan that will change Jamestown. Jocelyn learns what it means to lose everything. 9:30  NC  Washington Week 10:00  NC  NC SPIN  EX Atlantis Touched by the Gods, Part 1 10:30  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX EastEnders 11:30  EX EastEnders

8:30  TV Molly of Denali DV  NC  Sci NC Agriculture 9:00  TV Let’s Go Luna! DV  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Animals with Cameras: A Nature Miniseries The secret lives of animals are showcased as animal with cameras capture unprecedented behavior. DV 9:20    NC  Sci NC—Shorts Marsh Living 9:30  TV Nature Cat  NC  ncIMPACT Incarceration & Reentry: Pitt County 9:50    NC  North Carolina Weekend—Shorts Asheville Radio 10:00  TV North Carolina Weekend  NC  My Home, NC Digital Diva Doing Good: Khalia Braswell/Joe Penland: Musical Storyteller 19 SATURDAY  EX New Scandinavian 6 AM  TV Mister Rogers’ Cooking Neighborhood DV Summer on a Plate  NC  Biographical 10:20  TV Sci NC—Shorts Conversations with Preventing ACL Injuries Bob Timberlake 10:30  TV ncIMPACT Part 2 of 3 Incarceration & Reentry:  EX Carolina Pitt County Outdoor Journal  NC  Folkways MR-17 Specks Wade Mainer 6:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s  EX Jamie’s Neighborhood DV Quick & Easy Food  EX Expeditions with Chops/Linguine/Fish Cakes Patrick McMillan 10:50  TV My Home, NC—Shorts Cape Romain: Helen’s Love Story: Threatened by Change Todd Mercantile 7:00  TV Sesame Street DV 11:00  TV Growing a  NC  Carolina Greener World Outdoor Journal Gardening with the MR-17 Specks Masters: King of Compost,  EX Exploring Unusual Fruit & the WeedNorth Carolina less Garden Fire in the Land of the  NC  Woodwright’s Shop Longleaf Pine with Roy Underhill 7:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Making Marvelous Neighborhood DV Moldings  NC  Almanac Gardener  EX Taste of History Finding Great 300 Years of Service Bargain Plants 11:30  TV P. Allen Smith’s  EX Burt Wolf: Garden Home Travels & Traditions Take It Easy A History of Chocolate,  NC  Craftsman’s Legacy Part 1 The Rocking Horse Maker 8:00  TV Pinkalicious  EX Taste of Malaysia & Peterrific DV with Martin Yan  NC  Exploring Cultural Mosaic North Carolina Noon  TV GardenSMART Green Gift History & Tips from a Mid  EX Animals with Cameras: Sixteenth Century Garden A Nature Miniseries  NC  Growing a Witness the secret lives of Greener World animals as never before, Gardening on the Cheap: as the animals become the Top Tips for Saving Money cinematographers. DV  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Thailand, Golden Triangle

2:30  TV America’s Heartland 1 Antique Tractors  NC  Almanac Gardener Finding Great Bargain Plants  EX In the Americas with David Yetman The Working Coast of British Columbia 1:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Junk in the Trunk 9  NC  Exploring North Carolina Green Gift  EX 3 Steps to Pain-Free Living Lee Albert shows an easy-to-follow plan for eliminating the root cause of many painful conditions. 1:30  NC  Earth Focus City Planning: San Francisco & Freetown 2:00  TV Rick Steves’ Europe European Festivals II: Sevilla’s April Fair, Bastille Day in Paris & More DV  NC  First in Future 2:30  TV Curious Traveler Curious Loire Valley  NC  Story in the Public Square Maggie Smith  EX Healthy Brain— Happy Life with Dr. Suzuki The neuroscientist transforms the way you think about your brain, health and happiness. 3:00  TV Craftsman’s Legacy The Rocking Horse Maker  NC  To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé 3:30  TV American Woodshop Arts & Crafts End Table  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00  TV This Old House Hour Westerly: Open Concept/ Radiator, Fireplace Veneer  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 4:30  NC  NC SPIN  EX The Big Band Years Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host this nostalgic look at the stars and hits of the 1930s and ‘40s. 5:00  TV Carolina Outdoor Journal Grass Line Dolphin  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  Washington Week 6 PM  TV Song of the Mountains Lillian Chase/The Moron Brothers/David Davis & The Warrior River Boys  NC  Classic Gospel Cathedrals Family Reunion October | 15


evening&weekend listings 6:30  EX Carpenters: Close to You Trace the supergroup’s career through such enduring hits as Close to You, Top of the World and more. 7:00  TV As Time Goes By The Copper Kettle  NC  Sun Studio Sessions Graham Winchester & the Ammunition 7:30  TV As Time Goes By Surprise, Surprise  NC  Echo Sessions Hayley Jane & The Primates 8:00  TV Midsomer Murders The Dark Rider, Part 1  NC  Song of the Mountains The Woodsheep/Newtown  EX British Beat Enjoy rare archival and new performances of 1960s British Invasion hits. 9:00  TV Midsomer Murders The Dark Rider, Part 2  NC  Front & Center Chris Janson 10:00  TV Father Brown The House of God  NC  Infinity Hall Live The Weight Band  EX Food: What the Heck Do I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD Dr. Hyman reveals which foods nurture our health and which foods threaten it. 10:50  TV Muse—Shorts NC Poet Laureate: Jaki Shelton Green 11:00  TV Hinterland Mathias investigates the private life of a missing schoolteacher.  NC  Austin City Limits Steve Earle & the Dukes: A Tribute to Guy Clark

20 SUNDAY 6 AM  TV Nature Cat  NC  Closer to Truth Arguing God with Analytic Philosophy  EX Finding Your Roots Off the Farm with Melissa McCarthy & Eric Stonestreet DV 6:30  NC  Education Matters 7:00  TV Ready Jet Go! DV  NC  First in Future Ted Abernathy  EX Antiques Roadshow Palm Springs, Part 3 7:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV  NC  ncIMPACT Renewable Energy: Pasquotank/Perquimans/ Gates Counties

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8:00  TV Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest During his first Halloween in the country, George explores the legend of a hat-kicking scarecrow.  NC  Carolina Business Review  EX Penelope Keith at Her Majesty’s Service Caernarfon Castle 8:30  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00  TV This Old House Hour Westerly: Open Concept/ Radiator, Fireplace Veneer  NC  Washington Week  EX Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service A close look at the legendary British Secret Service lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying. 9:30  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 10:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Life at the Top  NC  NC SPIN  EX Secrets of Highclere Castle Get the behind-the-scenes story of this most spectacular English country houses. 10:30  TV Sci NC Agriculture  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch David La Vere: The Tuscarora War 11:00  TV North Carolina Bookwatch Tommy Tomlinson: The Elephant in the Room  NC  Comic Culture Keith Carter  EX Dream of Italy Piedmont/Lake Iseo 11:30  TV Black Issues Forum Science of Race  NC  Story in the Public Square Danny Strong  EX Dream of Italy Puglia Noon  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Grass Line Dolphin  EX Travelscope Armenia: Ancient History & Modern Traditions, Part 1 DV 12:30  TV NC SPIN  NC  Fishing Behind the Lines Heath Buchanan & Gary Graeff: Catfish & Canoes  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions A Short Guide to Cellphone Safety

1:00  TV Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Chicken Around the World  NC  Song of the Mountains The Woodsheep/Newtown  EX Brain Body Mind Connection with Dr. Rudy Tanzi & Dr. Deepak Chopra Get answers to pressing questions about brain health from two preeminent leaders. 1:30  TV Ellie’s Real Good Food Sweet Tooth Satisfiers 2:00  TV America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Mexican Fare  NC  Front & Center Chris Janson 2:30  TV Cook’s Country The Perfect Cake  EX Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe Dr. Axe puts his fresh spin on the popular diet. 3:00  TV Sara’s Weeknight Meals Latin Twist  NC  Infinity Hall Live The Weight Band 3:30  TV Lidia’s Kitchen Growing Up Italian 4:00  TV Kevin Belton’s New Orleans Celebrations Oktoberfest  NC  Austin City Limits Steve Earle & the Dukes: A Tribute to Guy Clark  EX Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller American Sampler Explore the many documentaries and short series produced by the storied filmmaker. 4:30  TV Mexico— One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Picture-perfect Pozole 5:00  TV Washington Week  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  ncIMPACT Incarceration & Reentry: Pitt County  EX Rick Steves: Fascism in Europe Travel back a century to learn how fascism rose and fell. 5:50   NC  North Carolina Weekend—Shorts Wright Brothers Visitor Center 6 PM  TV Midsomer Murders The Dark Rider, Part 1  NC  Black Issues Forum Science of Race


visit unctv.org 6:30  NC  Blackademics Television Hills/Luckett/Santana 7:00  TV Midsomer Murders The Dark Rider, Part 2  NC  Family Pictures North Carolina Thomas Allen Harris and crew return to NC for a heartfelt reunion.  EX JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Nat King Cole and more perform at this 1961 presidential gala. 7:30  NC  Gold Fever & the Bechtler Mint Learn how a German immigrant in Rutherfordton created a successful private mint that produced America’s first $1 gold coin. 7:50    TV ncIMPACT—Shorts Five County Region: Mental Health in Jails 8:00  TV Durrells in Corfu Season 4 on Masterpiece Episode 4 Spiros’ increased presence continues to delight Louisa.  NC  Outer Banks: North Carolina’s Coastal Treasure Visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Currituck Beach Lighthouse, Ocracoke and more. 8:30  EX Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD Dr. Amen demonstrates ways to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you. 9:00  TV Poldark Season 5 on Masterpiece Episode 4 Ross’ tenacity bears fruit as George’s sanity deteriorates.  NC  The Hammocks Discover the history of one of our state’s most pristine coastal state parks. 9:30  NC  Here in this Place: A Celebration of NC State Parks A visual journey documenting the North Carolina state park experience. 10:00  TV Press on Masterpiece Don’t Take My Heart, Don’t Break My Heart Holly investigates a lead that a powerful business tycoon coerces young women into sleeping with him.  NC  REEL SOUTH Ingrid Fashion designer Ingrid Gipson discovered a reclusive life of solitude and creativity in Arkansas.

See something surprising on the season premiere of Death in Paradise, Monday, October 21, at 9 PM, on the Explorer Channel.

10:30  EX David Gilmour: Live in Pompeii Join the revered Pink Floyd singer-guitarist for a spectacular concert in the legendary Roman amphitheatre. 11:00  NC  ncIMPACT Incarceration & Reentry: Pitt County  TV EastEnders 11:30  NC  My Home, NC Original Collard Sandwich/ Last Patternmaker/Napoleon Hill/Chicken Lady/ Newton Grove Drug Store/ Brown Mountain Lights  TV EastEnders

21 MONDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Secrets of Highclere Castle Get the behind-the-scenes story of this most spectacular English country houses. 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe European Travel Skills, Part 2 7:30  TV A Chef’s Life If You Can’t Beet Em...  EX Family Travel with Colleen Kelly Orange County, CA: Buena Park 8:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Virginia Beach, Part 2  NC  Exploring North Carolina Long-Bellied Friends  EX Masterpiece Mystery! Grantchester Part 3 An old woman dies shortly after telling Sidney someone wants her dead.

8:30  NC  Exploring North Carolina Power in Nature 9:00  TV Retro Report on PBS Episode 5: Surrogate Parenthood/Texting To Reduce Suicides  NC  My Home, NC Digital Diva Doing Good: Khalia Braswell/Joe Penland: Musical Storyteller  EX Death in Paradise Murder on the Honore Express, Part 1 of 4 9:30  NC  Muse Cultural History: Center for Craft/Chitlin’ Circuit 9:50  NC  North Carolina Weekend—Shorts French Connections 10:00  TV POV Blowin’ Up Rebel heroines work to change the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted.  NC  Sci NC Cackalack-ology  EX Shetland Episode 3: Perez Goes to Glasgow 10:20  NC  Muse—Shorts Lasting Impressions: Art Therapy 10:30  NC  ncIMPACT Incarceration & Reentry: Pitt County 11:00  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Finding Your Roots Off the Farm with Melissa McCarthy & Eric Stonestreet DV 11:30  TV Amanpour & Company

22 TUESDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Confucius Was a Foodie Tea:​ Culture, Celebration, Commerce & Cuisine 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe European Travel Skills, Part 3 7:30  TV North Carolina Weekend  EX Travelscope Many Faces of Los Cabos, Mexico DV

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evening&weekend listings 8:00  TV Focus on the Future: Innovations at NC’s Historically Minority Serving Institutions Premiere! Interim UNC System President Dr. William Roper, members of UNC’s Board of Governors and chancellors at UNC’s Historically Minority-Serving Institutions discuss their schools’ affordability, partnerships, innovation, academic excellence and access.  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Sarah Dessen: The Rest of the Story  EX Vintage Roads Great & Small Inverness to Skye 8:30  NC  Story in the Public Square Danny Strong 9:00  TV Retro Report on PBS Episode 6: Lessons from a 1970s Public Housing Experiment/ Understanding the Roots of Newborn Testing  NC  Sci NC Food Innovations  EX Vintage Roads Great & Small The A30: London to Land’s End 9:30  NC  Comic Culture Bob Layton, Part 2 10:00  TV FRONTLINE Zero Tolerance See how immigration became a powerful political weapon.  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter Experiments Gone Right with Balkrishna Doshi, Josh Radnor & Ben Lee  EX Vintage Roads Great & Small Cardiff to Snowdonia 10:30  NC  On Story Writing in the Past 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope Armenia: Ancient History & Modern Traditions, Part 2 DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman ABC Islands: The Dutch Legacy in the Caribbean

23 WEDNESDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Earth a New Wild Oceans 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report

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Focus on the Future: Innovations at NC’s Historically Minority Serving Institutions premieres Tuesday, October 22, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV.

7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Western Turkey 7:30  TV Sci NC Agriculture  EX Born To Explore with Richard Wiese South Africa: Turtles & Tsongas 8:00  TV Nature Okavango: River of Dreams: Paradise DV  NC  Independent Lens What Lies Upstream Learn the truth behind a chemical spill that impacted 300,000 people in West Virginia. DV  EX Chefs A’ Field: Good Catch Eating the Invasives—Featuring Chef Jennifer Carroll 8:30  EX Pati’s Mexican Table Los Mochis: Street Taco Favorites 9:00  TV NOVA Look Who’s Driving Learn how driverless cars work.  EX Mexico— One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless Chocolate & Churros: Breakfast of Champions 9:30  NC  Focus on the Future: Innovations at NC’s Historically Minority Serving Institutions Interim UNC System President Dr. William Roper, members of UNC’s Board of Governors and chancellors at UNC’s Historically Minority-Serving Institutions discuss their schools’ affordability, partnerships, innovation, academic excellence and access.  EX Taste of History America’s First Penitentiary 10:00  TV Life from Above Moving Planet Cameras in space capture footage of our planet.  EX Confucius Was a Foodie Huaiyang

0:30  NC  A Colored School 1 Second Ward High School alumni share stories about Charlotte’s first public high school for Black students 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Nature Undercover in the Jungle DV

24 THURSDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX New Scandinavian Cooking Summer on a Plate 6:30  NC  Nightly Business Report  EX Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Greece Every Day 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Rick Steves’ Europe Central Turkey 7:30  TV Muse Cultural Identity  EX Travelscope Hong Kong: A City of Festivals DV 8:00  TV ncIMPACT Renewable Energy: Pasquotank/Perquimans/ Gates Counties

See your world as never before on the premiere of Life from Above, Wednesday, October 23, at 10 PM, on UNC-TV.


visit unctv.org  NC  Flavor, NC Seaview Crab Company/ Port Land Grille  EX Travelscope Hong Kong: Asia’s World City DV 8:30  TV Sci NC Food Innovations  NC  Around the Farm Table Hold Your Horses  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Great Art Undiscovered 9:00  TV North Carolina Weekend  NC  A Chef’s Life Have Yourself Some Moonshine  EX Weekends with Yankee Trade 9:20  TV Sci NC—Shorts Preventing ACL Injuries 9:30  TV Sci NC Cackalack-ology  NC  Bringing It Home with Laura McIntosh Artichokes  EX Wild Nevada Leaving Las Vegas 10:00  TV Focus on the Future: Innovations at NC’s Historically Minority Serving Institutions Interim UNC System President Dr. William Roper, members of UNC’s Board of Governors and chancellors at UNC’s Historically Minority-Serving Institutions discuss their schools’ affordability, partnerships, innovation, academic excellence and access.  NC  North Carolina Weekend  EX Journeys in India Jaisalmer: India’s Hidden Gem 10:20  NC  Sci NC—Shorts Preventing ACL Injuries 10:30  NC  Sci NC Food Innovations  EX Travelogue China New Year with the Miao People 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Travelscope France: Following the Rhone DV 11:30  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Bahian Reconcavo of Brazil: Quilombos, Candomblé,

25 FRIDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America

10:30  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover  11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX EastEnders 11:30  EX EastEnders

26 SATURDAY 6 AM  TV Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Explore the new season of Jamestown,  NC  Biographical premiering Friday, October 25, at 9 PM, Conversations with on the Explorer Channel. Bob Timberlake Part 3 of 3  EX Taste of History  EX Carolina Cajun Cuisine of the Outdoor Journal Acadians Early Bass 6:30  NC  Nightly 6:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Business Report Neighborhood DV  EX Kevin Belton’s  EX Expeditions with New Orleans Celebrations Patrick McMillan BBQ Fest The Quest for the 7:00  TV Nightly Ivorybill Woodpecker Business Report 7:00  TV Sesame Street  NC  PBS NewsHour Sesame Friendship DV  EX Rick Steves’ Europe  NC  Carolina France’s Loire: Outdoor Journal Chateau Country Early Bass 7:30  TV NC SPIN  EX Exploring  EX Travelscope North Carolina Nicaragua: Culturally Rich Colors of the Earth & Naturally Beautiful DV 7:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s 8:00  TV Washington Week Neighborhood DV  NC  North Carolina  NC  Almanac Gardener Weekend Growing Organic NC   EX Poldark Season 4 Strawberries/Culinary Herbs on Masterpiece  EX Burt Wolf: Episode 6 George finds Travels & Traditions a way to ruin a business A History of Chocolate, rival—and the Poldarks. Part 2 8:20   NC  Sci NC—Shorts 8:00  TV Pinkalicious Spot a Shark & Peterrific DV 8:30  TV FRONT ROW  NC  Exploring with Marc Rotterman North Carolina  NC  ncIMPACT Changing Sands Renewable Energy:  EX Animals with Cameras: Pasquotank/Perquimans/ A Nature Miniseries Gates Counties Chilean Devil Rays, 9:00  TV Rothko: Azores/Brown Bears’ American Masters Diets, Turkey DV Mark Rothko’s luminous 8:30  TV Molly of Denali DV color field paintings helped  NC  Sci NC define the abstract expres- Food Innovations sionist movement. DV 9:00  TV Let’s Go Luna! DV  NC  FRONT ROW  NC  North Carolina with Marc Rotterman Weekend  EX Jamestown  EX Spy in the Wild: Banished Silas is deA Nature Miniseries voted to his life with the Love DV Pamunkey, forcing Alice 9:20 NC  Sci NC—Shorts to make a decision. New Approach to 9:30  NC  Washington Week Bee Health 10:00  TV Songwriting 9:30  TV Nature Cat with Soldiers  NC  ncIMPACT Professional artists work Renewable Energy: with veterans to tell their Pasquotank/Perquimans/ stories of war and return Gates Counties home through song. 9:50   NC  North Carolina  NC  NC SPIN Weekend—Shorts    EX Atlantis Pittsboro Folk Art Touched by the Gods, Part 2 October | 19


evening&weekend listings 10:00  TV North Carolina Weekend  NC  My Home, NC Rockstar Chef: Cheetie Kumar/Jonas Family Style: Nellie’s Southern Kitchen/ International Delights  EX New Scandinavian Cooking Fisherman’s Harbor 10:20 TV Sci NC—Shorts Spot a Shark 10:30  TV ncIMPACT Renewable Energy: Pasquotank/Perquimans/ Gates Counties  NC  Folkways Music of Surry County  EX Jamie’s Quick & Easy Food Chops/Linguine/Fish Cakes 10:50 TV My Home, NC—Shorts Chef Cheetie Kumar 11:00  TV Growing a Greener World Bringing Nature Home  NC  Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Mind Over Miter  EX Taste of History Bonaparte in St. Lucia 11:30  TV P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home All Natural  NC  Craftsman’s Legacy The Arrow Maker  EX Taste of Malaysia with Martin Yan Loyal Friends in Sitiawan Noon  TV GardenSMART Beautifully Restored 17th Century Gardens  NC  Growing a Greener World Modern Homesteading: Transforming the Urban Experience One Garden at a Time  EX Rudy Maxa’s World Thailand, Andaman Islands 12:30  TV America’s Heartland Hydroponic Farming  NC  Almanac Gardener Growing Organic NC Strawberries/Culinary Herbs  EX In the Americas with David Yetman Brazil: The Diamond Range 1:00  TV Antiques Roadshow Virginia Beach, Part 2  NC  Exploring North Carolina Changing Sands  EX Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich Dr. Merzenich discusses how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging. 1:30  NC  Earth Focus Adaptation to Global Water Shortages 20­ | October

2:00  TV Rick Steves’ Europe The Best of Sicily DV  NC  First in Future 2:30  TV Curious Traveler Curious Venice  NC  Story in the Public Square Danny Strong 3:00  TV Craftsman’s Legacy The Arrow Maker  NC  To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé  EX ADD & Loving It?! Patrick McKenna talks to researchers and ordinary people dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder. 3:30  TV American Woodshop Beginning Turnings  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00  TV This Old House Hour Westerly: Raise a Second Story/Ductless Humidifier, Planters  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 4:30  NC  NC SPIN  EX Maya Angelou: American Masters Journey through the prolific life of the author and activist. 5:00  TV Carolina Outdoor Journal Roanoke Island Slam  NC  PBS NewsHour Weekend 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour Weekend  NC  Washington Week 6 PM  TV Song of the Mountains Eli Cook/Scott Fore/Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks &  NC  Classic Gospel Homecoming Texas Style 7:00  TV As Time Goes By Relationships  NC  Sun Studio Sessions Chris Kearney & Reid Anderson  EX Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years & Circlin’ Back Celebrate the groundbreaking band’s musical milestones and hits with Vince Gill, Jackson Browne and more stars. 7:30  TV As Time Goes By The Picnic  NC  Echo Sessions Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats 8:00  TV Midsomer Murders Murder of Innocence, Part 1  NC  Song of the Mountains Flashback/John McEuen 8:30  EX The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in 1966.

9:00  TV Midsomer Murders Murder of Innocence, Part 2  NC  Front & Center The Head & the Heart 10:00  TV Father Brown The Blood of Anarchists  NC  Infinity Hall Live Snarky Puppy 10:50  TV Muse—Shorts Lasting Impressions: Art Therapy 11:00  TV Hinterland Mathias investigates the private life of a missing schoolteacher.  NC  Austin City Limits H.E.R.  EX David Gilmour: Live in Pompeii Join the revered Pink Floyd singer-guitarist for a spectacular concert in the legendary Roman amphitheatre.

27 SUNDAY 6 AM  TV Nature Cat  NC  Closer to Truth What Would Intelligent Aliens Mean?  EX Finding Your Roots Family Reunions with Sean Combs & LL Cool J DV 6:30  NC  Education Matters 7:00  TV Ready Jet Go! DV  NC  First in Future Dr. Laura Gerald  EX Antiques Roadshow Salt Lake City, Part 1 7:30  TV Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV  NC  ncIMPACT Rural Health Transportation 8:00  TV Curious George DV  NC  Carolina Business Review  EX Vintage Roads Great & Small Inverness to Skye 8:30  TV Wild Kratts  NC  Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00  TV This Old House Hour Westerly: Raise a Second Story/Ductless Humidifier, Planters  NC  Washington Week  EX Vintage Roads Great & Small The A30: London to Land’s End 9:30  NC  FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman 10:00  TV Exploring North Carolina Naturalists  NC  NC SPIN  EX Vintage Roads Great & Small Cardiff to Snowdonia


visit unctv.org 0:30  TV Sci NC 1 Food Innovations  NC  North Carolina Bookwatch Etaf Rum: A Woman Is No Man 11:00  TV North Carolina Bookwatch Sarah Dessen: The Rest of the Story  NC  Comic Culture Michael Eury  EX Dream of Italy Venice 11:30  TV Black Issues Forum Nuance, Language & Race  NC  Story in the Public Square Ashley Jardina  EX Dream of Italy Bologna Noon  TV FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman  NC  Carolina Outdoor Journal Roanoke Island Slam  EX Travelscope Armenia: Ancient History & Modern Traditions, Part 2 DV 12:30  TV NC SPIN  NC  Fishing Behind the Lines Rob Kring: First Lake Trout  EX Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Travel & the Danger of Radio Frequency Radiation 1:00  TV Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Greece Every Day  NC  Song of the Mountains Flashback/John Mceuen  EX New Play Piano in a Flash: 3 Steps to Piano Success Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston inspires beginners to enjoy happy music-making. 1:30  TV Ellie’s Real Good Food Dueling Schedules Dinner Challenge 2:00  TV America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Weeknight Italian  NC  Front & Center The Head & the Heart 2:30  TV Cook’s Country Roast Beef & Potatoes 3:00  TV Sara’s Weeknight Meals French Eggs  NC  Infinity Hall Live Snarky Puppy  EX Food: What the Heck Do I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD Dr. Hyman reveals which foods nurture our health and which foods threaten it.

 EX 3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, MD Dr. Fuhrman offers a plan for shedding weight fast. 7:50  TV ncIMPACT—Shorts Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 8:00  TV Durrells in Corfu Season 4 on Masterpiece Episode 5 The locals are excited at the prospect of a visit from the king. Welcome another night of Poldark  NC  Change Comes Season 5 on Masterpiece, Sunday, Knocking October 27, at 9 PM, on UNC-TV. The NC Fund confronted race, class and political is 3:30  TV Lidia’s Kitchen sues in the turbulent 1960s. Storytime with Grandma  EX The Big Band Years 4:00  TV Kevin Belton’s Nick Clooney and Peter New Orleans Celebrations Marshall host this nostalgic Beignet Fest look at the stars and hits  NC  Austin City Limits of the 1930s and ‘40s. H.E.R. 9:00  TV Poldark Season 5 4:30  TV Mexico— on Masterpiece One Plate at a Time Episode 5 Ross returns to with Rick Bayless London; George conspires Beautifully Balanced against his old enemy. Ceviche  NC  Generation of Change 5:00  TV Washington Week Archival images and inter  NC  PBS NewsHour views reveal how a new Weekend generation of NC leaders  EX Great Scenic Railway emerged to challenge the Journeys: 150 Years on status quo 50 years ago. the Right Track 10:00  TV Press on Masterpiece Hop aboard for some unfor Magic Duncan is shocked gettable stories of historic when the Post is banned and scenic tourist railroads from Downing Street’s daily from across America. press conferences. 5:30  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  REEL SOUTH Weekend Saint Cloud Hill Tent resi  NC  ncIMPACT dents defend their homes Renewable Energy: against gentrification. Pasquotank/Perquimans/  EX Brain Secrets with Gates Counties Dr. Michael Merzenich 5:50   NC  North Carolina Dr. Merzenich discusses Weekend—Shorts how to improve and main Siamese Twins Museum tain cognitive fitness and 6 PM  TV Midsomer Murders deal with aging. Murder of Innocence, 11:00  NC  ncIMPACT Part 1 Renewable Energy:  NC  Black Issues Forum Pasquotank/Perquimans/ Nuance, Language & Race Gates Counties 6:30  NC  Blackademics  TV EastEnders Television 11:30  NC  My Home, NC Blakes/Adair/Staples Topsail Skating Rink/ 7:00  TV Midsomer Murders Rescue Ranch/Hot Dog Murder of Innocence, World/Football Heroes/ Part 2 Goat Lady Dairy  NC  Focus on the Future:  TV EastEnders Innovations at NC’s Historically Minority 28 MONDAY Serving Institutions Interim UNC System 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour President Dr. William Roper,  NC  BBC World News members of UNC’s Board America of Governors and chancel  EX Vintage Roads lors at UNC’s Historically Great & Small Minority-Serving Institu Cardiff to Snowdonia tions discuss their schools’ 6:30  NC  Nightly affordability, partnerships, Business Report innovation, academic excellence and access. October | 21


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30 WEDNESDAY 6 PM  TV PBS NewsHour  NC  BBC World News America  EX Earth a New Wild Surrogacy issues birth the new season Water 6:30  NC  Nightly of Independent Lens, premiering Monday, October 28, at 10 PM, on Business Report UNC-TV. 7:00  TV Nightly Business Report 6:30  NC  Nightly  NC  PBS NewsHour Business Report  EX Rick Steves’ Europe 7:00  TV Nightly Palestine Business Report 7:30  TV Sci NC  NC  PBS NewsHour Food Innovations  EX Rick Steves’ Europe  EX Born To Explore The Best of Israel with Richard Wiese 7:30  TV North Carolina Australia: Secret Outback Weekend 8:00  TV Nature  EX Travelscope Okavango: River of Berlin & Western Poland: Dreams: Limbo DV Over the Borderline DV  NC  Independent Lens 8:00  TV Finding Your Roots No Man’s Land See how Unfamiliar Kin with Fred anti-government protestors Armisen, Christopher took over Malheur National Walken & Carly Simon DV Wildlife Refuge in 2016. DV  NC  North Carolina  EX Chefs A’ Field: Bookwatch Good Catch Jason Mott: The Crossing Urban Abundance Featur  EX Inside Balmoral ing Chef Gavin Kaysen 1852-1954 8:30   EX Pati’s Mexican Table 8:30  NC  Story in the  A Taste of Mazatlán Public Square 9:00  TV NOVA Ashley Jardina Secrets of the Sky Tombs  EX Inside Balmoral Probe high-altitude tombs 1955-1992 in the Tibetan Himalayas. 9:00  TV Retro Report on PBS  EX Mexico— Episode 8: How Past Failures One Plate at a Time Inform Sex Ed Programs/ with Rick Bayless Crime Myth Debunked Teaching Tortilla Soup  NC  Sci NC 9:30  NC  Black Issues Forum Special NC Astronaut Special: Durham’s Christina Koch from the Black Wall Street— International Space Station Grounds for the Future 9:30  EX Inside Balmoral Deborah Holt Noel hosts 1992-2017 a panel discussion with  NC  Comic Culture award-winning documen Josh Fruhlinger tarian Stanley Nelson. 10:00  TV FRONTLINE  EX Taste of History Targeting El Paso See how Camden & the this immigration testing Controversial Quaker ground became a white supremacist’s target.  NC  Articulate with Jim Cotter The Seekers with They Might Be Giants 10:30  NC  On Story A Conversation with Peter Hedges  EX You Are Cordially Invited Premiere! Visit impressive private English estates. 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company You Are Cordially Invited to join  NC  PBS NewsHour Holly Holden to tour private UK  EX Travelscope estates, Tuesday, October 29, at Ireland: Coast to Coast DV 10:30 PM, on the Explorer Channel.


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0:00  TV Life from Above 1 Colorful Planet See new footage of Earth’s most beautiful, powerful colors.  EX Confucius Was a Foodie The Origin of ‘Cuisine’ 10:30  NC  Piedmont Blues Discover NC’s unique musical subgenre. 11:00  TV Amanpour & Company  NC  PBS NewsHour  EX Nature Okavango: River of Dreams: Paradise DV

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