WFSU Program Highlights A list of upcoming note-worthy shows on WFSU-TV. en-us Copyright 2011 WFSU. All Rights Reserved. Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:35:55 -0400 Entertainment 60 POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE - PART TWO Determined to open his risky copper mine, Poldark seeks backers. Verity's big chance leads to a showdown. Showtimes: Sunday, June 28, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 11, 9:00 pm ET ANTIQUES ROADSHOW - VINTAGE DENVER Uncover changes in the value of appraisals from 15 years ago. Highlights include a Bakelite collection, a 19th-century Tabor mining archive and some Jessie Willcox Smith paintings. See which item more than doubles its original valuation. Showtimes: Monday, June 29, 8:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 4, 6:00 pm ET OPERATION WILD - Season 1, Episode 01 Learn whether an ingenious idea could help save giant pandas, and if an operation deep in the jungle can transform the life of a young gorilla. Watch as an elephant with a gunshot wound makes an extraordinary journey. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 1, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, July 5, 1:00 pm ET CAPITOL FOURTH - Season 20, Episode 15 Celebrate the country's 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza and the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. America's favorite Independence Day celebration is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Showtimes: Saturday, July 4, 8:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 4, 9:30 pm ET LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX - Season 3, Episode 02 Alan finally lets Celia into his secret about Gary, but is saddened when Celia punishes Caroline on her wedding day for his mistake. Meanwhile, Gillian loses her job after a humiliating visit from Cheryl. Showtimes: Sunday, July 5, 8:00 pm ET POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE - PART THREE Poldark's battle with the local gentry deepens. He faces one turning point with Elizabeth and another with Demelza. Showtimes: Sunday, July 5, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 11, 10:00 pm ET CRIMSON FIELD - EPISODE 3 Thomas wrestles with a growing attraction to Kitty, a terrified patient faces court martial and Sister Joan reveals a dark secret to one of her patients. Showtimes: Sunday, July 5, 10:00 pm ET OPERATION WILD - Season 1, Episode 02 Find out how pioneering medicine is transforming ways to tend to animals. See a rhino's groundbreaking skin graft after poachers stole her horns and an orangutan's micro-surgery to try to restore her sight - and her freedom. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 8, 8:00 pm ET FIRST PEOPLES - EUROPE When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of human were similar enough to interbreed - and they were just as capable at making artifacts. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe, there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought. The balance of power had shifted and Neanderthals were overwhelmed. Ever since, we've had Europe and the rest of the world to ourselves. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 8, 9:00 pm ET AMERICAN MASTERS - HARPER LEE: AMERICAN MASTERS Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been a national pastime for five decades -- it is still selling nearly a million copies a year, its classic popularity and power are a common reference. And the courtroom image of Gregory Peck, as the passionate Atticus Finch, gave us an enduring picture for the novel's message. Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said she wanted to be Alabama's Jane Austen. This program explores her life and unravels its mysteries, particularly why she never published again. Illuminated with family photos, revealing personal letters and an exclusive interview with her sister, Alice Finch Lee (100 years old), the film is steeped in the texture of the novel's Deep South and the social changes it inspired. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young reflect on how "Mockingbird" shaped their lives. Showtimes: Friday, July 10, 9:00 pm ET LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX - Season 3, Episode 03 Celia builds bridges with Alan and accepts Gary into her life, despite her initial reservations. Although relations with Caroline are still fraught, Celia doesn't hesitate to stand by her side when she receives some devastating news. Showtimes: Sunday, July 12, 8:00 pm ET POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE - PART FOUR The community awaits news of the fish harvest. Poldark's copper mine struggles. Demelza must get used to a new way of life. Showtimes: Sunday, July 12, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 18, 9:00 pm ET BLACKOUT: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - Season 27, Episode 07 Look back at what happened in New York City the night the lights went out in July of 1977, plunging 7 million city residents into darkness. By the time power was restored, stores and businesses had been looted and burned and thousands had been arrested. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 14, 9:00 pm ET FRONTLINE - ESCAPING ISIS Hear gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS. This hard-hitting film explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves, the people who saved them and women who endured-and also enforced-ISIS' harsh rules. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 14, 10:00 pm ET OPERATION WILD - Season 1, Episode 03 Witness extreme dentistry on a five-ton elephant and keyhole surgery on a giant tortoise. Find out if a remarkable invention can help a dolphin swim again. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 15, 8:00 pm ET GREAT PERFORMANCES - DRIVING MISS DAISY Enjoy performances by Angela Lansbury as a well-to-do Jewish matron and James Earl Jones as her African-American chauffeur, a twosome whose unlikely friendship evolves during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights era. Showtimes: Friday, July 17, 9:00 pm ET FATHER BROWN - THE CURSE OF AMENHOTEP After Sir Raleigh's new bride insists on seeing his Egyptian mummy, her dead body is found in a locked room. Father Brown investigates - has Amenhotep risen from the dead? Showtimes: Saturday, July 18, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, July 19, 7:00 pm ET LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX - Season 3, Episode 04 Caroline is overwhelmed at the prospect of looking after baby Flora, until a stranger walks into her life and may be the answer to her prayers. Showtimes: Sunday, July 19, 8:00 pm ET POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE - PART FIVE Poldark and Demelza start a family. Demelza plays matchmaker. The miners riot. And Francis takes desperate measures to recoup his losses. Showtimes: Sunday, July 19, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, July 25, 9:00 pm ET ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED - A PIONEERS OF TELEVISI... This tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams features one of his last full-length interviews for the PIONEERS OF TELEVISION series, including never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him, and clips from his career. Showtimes: Monday, July 20, 10:00 pm ET HUMANITY FROM SPACE From the perspective of space, trace humankind's journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. With mind-boggling data and CGI, the program shows how we've transformed our planet and produced a world of extraordinary complexity. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 21, 8:00 pm ET LIFE ON THE REEF - EPISODE ONE View the reef as tourists enjoy the perfect weather, humpback whales give birth and fire destroys a luxury yacht. On the most protected island in Australia, 20,000 green sea turtles return to the biggest reptilian breeding colony on Earth. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 22, 8:00 pm ET FATHER BROWN - THE INVISIBLE MAN The circus brings death to Kembleford when a clown is murdered. Father Brown must determine who the killer is and why a parishioner has agreed to marry the sinister wizard Welkin. Showtimes: Saturday, July 25, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, July 26, 7:00 pm ET LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX - Season 3, Episode 05 Caroline is relieved to find that Greg is a natural with Flora and a positive influence on Lawrence. Alan begins to distance himself from Gary, while Gillian discovers that their private family matter has just gone public. Showtimes: Sunday, July 26, 8:00 pm ET POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE - PART SIX A mysterious smelting company challenges the local copper barons. Poldark confronts the same cardsharp who swindled Francis. Showtimes: Sunday, July 26, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, August 1, 9:00 pm ET CRIMSON FIELD - EPISODE 6 As Joan faces a possible lifetime in prison, Kitty's wracked with guilt that she knew about Joan but didn't stop her. Kitty is desperate for someone to trust, but will she turn to Thomas or Miles? As the war machine grinds on, faith, hope and love are put to the test. Showtimes: Sunday, July 26, 10:00 pm ET BOMB See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history - the nuclear bomb - how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians and those who experienced the dawn of the atomic age. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 28, 8:00 pm ET URANIUM - TWISTING THE DRAGON'S TAIL - Season 1, Episode 01 This series reveals the cultural, scientific and natural history of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth. This is the extraordinary, untold story of uranium. Showtimes: Tuesday, July 28, 10:00 pm ET LIFE ON THE REEF - EPISODE TWO Witness the explosion of life on the reef as the wet season approaches: corals spawn, sea birds nest and thousands of turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches. Soon torrential rain and storms will bring change and upheaval to the delicate ecosystem. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 29, 8:00 pm ET NOVA - NUCLEAR MELTDOWN DISASTER Four years after one of history's worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 29, 9:00 pm ET FATHER BROWN - THE SIGN OF THE BROKEN SWORD A murder at the local army barracks using a legendary broken sword leads Father Brown to investigate another death at Dunkirk some 13 years ago. Showtimes: Saturday, August 1, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, August 2, 7:00 pm ET