PBS PROGRAMMING GUIDE
FALL 2023: SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, & NOVEMBER
EDITOR’S NOTE: Schedules are subject to change as current events evolve in the marketplace. The PBS Fall Programming Guide will be updated to reflect any changes, which will be shared as they arise.
NEW PBS PRIMETIME PREMIERES
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PROFESSOR T (Season 2)
New Season Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 3, 8 p.m. ET
Professor Jasper Tempest and the team untangle a series of knotty crimes ranging from an unexplained fire in a student block to the mystery of an entire family found dead in their home. Meanwhile, Professor T is dominated and perplexed by the women in his life, from his mother to the love of his life, Christina, and his new therapist, Dr. Helena.
UNFORGOTTEN ON MASTERPIECE (Season 5)
New Season Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 3, 9 p.m. ET
DCI Jessica “Jess” James joins DI Sunny Khan to investigate the discovery of human remains in a newly renovated antique home in West London. The ghost of much-loved former colleague Cassie Stuart looms large over the team, and Jess knows there will be big shoes for her to fill. Sunny’s grief puts a strain on his relationship with fiancée Sal.
VAN DER VALK ON MASTERPIECE (Season 3)
New Season Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 3, 10 p.m. ET
For Piet Van der Valk, it’s a new day and a new dawn as he welcomes two new sergeants to the team, the hotshot but impulsive Eddie Suleman and the technical whiz Citra Li.
POV “While We Watched”
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 4, 10 p.m. ET
A timely depiction of a newsroom in crisis, “While We Watched” follows tormented Ravish Kumar for two years as he battles a barrage of “fake news,” falling ratings, and the resulting cutbacks. Are there viewers for fact-based analyses anymore? Will his show survive or become a swan song of reason — drowning out in sensationalism, misinformation, and ratings-driven editorial decisions?
FRONTLINE “Two Strikes/Tutwiler”
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 10 p.m. ET
Two criminal justice stories in collaboration with The Marshall Project. First, how a former West Point cadet ended up in prison for life under a little-known Florida law. Also, a rare and unforgettable window into the lives of pregnant women in prison, and what happens to their newborns.
AMERICA OUTDOORS WITH BARATUNDE THURSTON (Season 2)
New Season Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m. ET
AMERICA OUTDOORS WITH BARATUNDE THURSTON returns with a brand-new season as the best-selling writer, podcaster, and comedian travels across the U.S. to uncover more amazing stories about how we work, play, and interact with the outdoors. In a country as diverse as America, Baratunde is on a mission to see how culture, history, and the land itself are shaping what we do when we step through our front doors to embrace an outdoor way of life. From a champion climber in Utah to BIPOC mountain bikers in the Ozarks, from biologists saving snapping turtles on the Suwanee River to a scientist revealing what happens to the human body when we spend time in nature, Baratunde meets a fascinating cast of Americans with one thing in common: a passion for the great outdoors.
New Series Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 p.m. ET
EVOLUTION EARTH, narrated by evolutionary biologist and host of HUMAN FOOTPRINT Shane Campbell-Staton, embarks on a global expedition to reveal the animals keeping pace with a planet changing at superspeed. Heading out across the globe to distant wilds and modern urban environments, five episodes track how animals are moving, using ingenuity to adapt their behavior, and even evolving in unexpected ways. At the front lines of this rapid change are the scientists, filmmakers, and local communities recording the animals’ stories. We follow heart-warming tales of resilience that redefine our understanding of evolution and hint at how nature can show us a path towards a sustainable future for planet Earth.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Busing Battleground”
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 11, 9 p.m. ET
On September 12, 1974, police were stationed outside Boston schools as Black and white students were bused for the first time between neighborhoods to comply with a federal court desegregation order. The cross-town busing met with shocking violence, much of it directed at children: angry white protestors threw rocks at buses and hurled racial epithets as students walked into their new schools. The chaos and racial unrest would escalate and continue for years. Using eyewitness accounts, oral histories, and rare news footage, “The Busing Battleground” pulls back the curtain on the volatile effort to end school segregation, detailing the decades-long struggle for educational equity that preceded the crisis.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Harvest: Integrating Mississippi’s Schools”
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 9 p.m. ET
After the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, a little more than token efforts were made to desegregate Southern schools. That changed in 1969, when the high court ordered that Mississippi schools fully and immediately desegregate. As a result, six-year-old Douglas Blackmon entered school in the fall of 1970 as part of the first class of Black and white children who would attend all 12 grades together in Leland, Mississippi. “The Harvest: Integrating Mississippi’s Schools” follows a brave coalition of Black and white citizens working to create racially integrated public schools in a cotton town steeped in a malign history of racial intolerance. It tells the extraordinary story of how that first class became possible, then traces the lives of co-director Blackmon and his classmates, capturing how the children, the town, and America were changed.
AMERICAN MASTERS “Jerry Brown: The Disrupter”
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m. ET
Experience the political and personal journey of Jerry Brown, the longest serving governor in California history. First elected at 36 years old and again at 72, explore Brown’s 50-year career tackling climate change and inequality.
POV “Bulls and Saints”
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 18, 10 p.m. ET
After 20 years of living in the United States, an undocumented family decides to return home. Little do they know; it will be the most difficult journey of their lives and reawaken an intense desire for a place to belong. Set between the rodeo arenas of North Carolina and the spellbinding Mexican town they yearn for, “Bulls and Saints” is a love story about reverse migration, rebellion, and redemption.
BECOMING FRIDA KAHLO
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9 p.m. ET
In a striking new three-part series, BECOMING FRIDA KAHLO strips away the myths to reveal the real Frida — a passionate and brilliant artist living through extraordinary times. The series explores the major events of Kahlo’s life, both personal and political, from her lifelong health problems to her complicated relationship with artist Diego Rivera, whom she married not once but twice. Through their parallel and separate experiences, we see the wealth and poverty of Depression-era America in a striking new light. Throughout her life Kahlo used her artwork as way to process her own emotions, producing what are now some of the most valuable — and most widely reproduced — paintings of the twentieth century.
INDEPENDENT LENS (co-presented with VOCES) “Sansón and Me”
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 19, 10 p.m. ET
When authorities deny filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes’ request to document a young, incarcerated immigrant, Sansón’s story is shared through dramatic reenactments.
AMERICAN MASTERS “Floyd Abrams: Speaking Freely”
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m. ET
Follow the 50-year career of First Amendment lawyer and legal expert Floyd Abrams. See how his landmark cases, from the Pentagon Papers to Citizens United, helped define free speech as it is known today.
POV “Uyra – The Rising Forest”
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 25, 10 p.m. ET
While traveling through the Amazon, Uýra shares ancestral knowledge with Indigenous youth to promote the significance of identity and place, threatened by Brazil’s oppressive political regime. Through dance, poetry, and stunning characterization, Uýra boldly confronts historical racism, transphobia, and environmental destruction, while emphasizing the interdependence of humans
and the environment.
FRONTLINE “Putin vs. The Press”
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10 p.m. ET
The story of one journalist’s battle to defend free speech in Putin’s Russia. With unique access, the film follows Nobel prize-winner Dmitry Muratov as he fights to keep his newspaper alive and his reporters safe amid a government crackdown.
36TH HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS 2023
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m. ET
Celebrate the recipients of the 36th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The evening includes performances and appearances by some of the country’s most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries.
AMERICAN MASTERS “A Song for Cesar”
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 29, 10 p.m. ET
Trace the life and legacy of labor activist Cesar Chavez. Through interviews with Maya Angelou, Joan Baez, Carlos Santana, and more, see how music and the arts were instrumental to the success of the social movement Chavez helped found, which mobilized thousands of farmworkers across the U.S.
New Episodes Premiere: Monday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m. ET
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW kicks off the month with the start of all-new fan-favorite Vintage episodes. ROADSHOW looks back at memorable objects from previous shows to discover what they are worth today and how the market and their value has changed. As a Halloween treat, ROADSHOW airs “Thrills & Chills” on October 30, which spotlights appraisals of treasures that gave our guests goosebumps, items with an unsettling past and some that are just a little odd.
POV “Murders That Matter”
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 2, 10 p.m. ET
How would you handle the trauma of losing a loved one? Set in Philadelphia, “Murders That Matter” documents an African American, Muslim mother Movita Johnson-Harrell over five years as she transforms from a victim of violent trauma into a fierce advocate against gun violence in Black communities. Her relentless activism exposes the emotional and psychological toll the killings take on those left behind.
FRONTLINE “The Astros Edge: Triumph and Scandal in Major League Baseball”
Premieres: Tuesday, October 3, 10 p.m. ET
The Houston Astros cheating scandal and what it says about baseball today. With reporter Ben Reiter, the making of one of the best teams and worst scandals in modern MLB history, the limited accountability and how it changed the sport.
NOVA “Ancient Earth”
Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9 p.m. ET
Dive into the most dramatic events in Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, from its birth to the emergence of humanity. How did a hellscape of molten lava transform into a lush, green, watery planet filled with life? With dazzlingly realistic animation based on the latest research, each of these five episodes brings to life long-lost worlds that ultimately led to the one we know today.
AMERICAN MASTERS “Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes”
Premieres: Friday, Oct. 6, 9 p.m. ET
Experience the groundbreaking sounds of bebop pioneer and virtuoso composer Max Roach, whose far-reaching ambitions were inspired and challenged by the inequities of the society around him.
INDEPENDENT LENS (co-presented with VOCES) “El Equipo”
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 9, 10 p.m. ET
A U.S. anthropologist sets out to train Latin American students in the use of forensic anthropology. Their goal: to investigate disappearances in Argentina during the “dirty war.”
FRONTLINE “Elon Musk’s Twitter Takeover”
Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 9 p.m. ET
The story of Elon Musk’s long and often troubled relationship with Twitter. The award-winning team of James Jacoby and Anya Bourg (“Amazon Empire,” and “The Facebook Dilemma”) chart Musk’s journey from one of the site’s most provocative users to its sole proprietor, exploring what motivated the acquisition, the changes he has implemented since taking over, the raging debate about free speech and online safety, and questions about the company’s uncertain future.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD “The Sunken Basilica”
Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10 p.m. ET
In 2014, a survey flight over Lake Iznik in Turkey, unexpectedly reveals the sunken remains of a 4th century basilica. The discovery prompts scientists to probe the elusive history and geology behind the demise of the church that was built in ancient Nicaea – now known as Iznik. When was the basilica destroyed? How did the basilica get swallowed up by Lake Iznik? And what happened to its community? Journey across the globe for an in-depth investigation with a world-renowned team in this underwater excavation. With exclusive access to the site, including critical aerial and underwater cinematography and spectacular CGI, travel through the centuries, back to the Roman and Byzantine time and at the foundation of Christianity itself.
New Series Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 12, 9 p.m. ET
In 1968, five-year-old Bezhig Little Bird was forcibly removed from Long Pine Reserve and adopted into a Jewish family in Montreal and renamed Esther Rosenblum. Eighteen years later, she embarks on a journey to unravel her history. Through this epic journey of connection and self-discovery, Bezhig Little Bird begins to find her lost family and put the pieces of her fragmented past back together.
LITTLE BIRD: WANNA ICIPUS KUPI (COMING HOME)
Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 p.m. ET
LITTLE BIRD: WANNA ICIPUS KUPI (COMING HOME) is a compelling feature-length documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of the dramatic series LITTLE BIRD and the ground-breaking movement for Indigenous narrative sovereignty. This film is a celebration of Indigenous resilience and homecoming, while delivering a hard-hitting reality check for audiences unfamiliar with the Sixties Scoop and subsequent policies created to dismantle Indigenous families.
NEXT AT THE KENNEDY CENTER “Robert Glasper’s Black Radio”
Premieres: Friday, Oct. 13, 9 p.m. ET
Robert Glasper, five-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and producer, invites his tightly knit community of collaborators to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his iconic, award-winning, and cross-genre revolutionary album — Black Radio. Accompanied by Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, and many more, Glasper reimagines his seminal album and reflects on how the album has profoundly transformed black music in the decade since its conception.
HOTEL PORTOFINO (Season 2)
New Season Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m. ET
HOTEL PORTOFINO returns for a second season set in the breathtakingly beautiful Italian seaside town of Portofino during the “Roaring 20s,” starring Natascha McElhone and Mark Umbers as Bella and Cecil Ainsworth. Season 2 begins in the summer of 1927 as Bella is still devoting all her energy to making Hotel Portofino a success. Having overcome earlier blackmailing threats from a local politician, the hotel is finally starting to prosper. Aside from her hotel duties, Bella is also concerned for her children — Lucian, whose marriage to Rose might be facing trouble, and Alice, who needs a break from her responsibilities at the hotel. Bella’s husband, Cecil, has not been seen since returning to England at the end of the previous summer. With Cecil’s unannounced return to Portofino, the messy private lives of her children, and an imminent visit from a travel guide that could make or break the hotel’s future, Bella has her work cut out to keep all the plates spinning.
WORLD ON FIRE ON MASTERPIECE (Season 2)
New Season Premieres: Sunday, Oct.15, 9 p.m. ET
Telling the story of World War II through the eyes of ordinary people, following intrepid young heroes fighting for freedom, Season 2 of WORLD ON FIRE will take viewers from the war-torn streets of Britain deep into Nazi Germany, the resistance within occupied France, and the brutal sands of the North African desert. Jonah Hauer-King (“The Little Mermaid”) and Lesley Manville (“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”) star.
ANNIKA ON MASTERPIECE (Season 2)
New Season Premieres: Sunday, Oct. 15, 10 p.m. ET
Annika (Nicola Walker, UNFORGOTTEN ON MASTERPIECE) and the team return to solve more murders that wash up from Scotland’s waters. Annika shares her wry insights on the crimes while raising her teen daughter, Morgan.
THE AMERICAN BUFFALO
New Series Premieres: Monday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. ET
THE AMERICAN BUFFALO, a new two-part, four-hour series, takes viewers on a journey through more than 10,000 years of North American history and across some of the continent’s most iconic landscapes, tracing the animal’s evolution, significance to the Great Plains, near demise, and relationship to the Indigenous People of North America.
NATURE “The Platypus Guardian” (Season 42)
New Season Premieres: Wednesday, Oct.18, 8 p.m. ET
Witness the story of an extraordinary man and a mysterious animal living on an island at the end of the world…Tasmania. Pete Walsh is a Tasmanian with no background in natural history, yet he’s become obsessed with one of nature’s least understood creatures, the platypus. Before it is too late, Pete is on a mission to observe and understand these animals and save them from urban development in the capital city of Hobart. Pete befriends one female platypus he names Zoom. She lets him into her secretive world and Pete learns more about the life of this enigmatic species, capturing unique footage of their behavior.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Jurassic Fortunes”
Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 10 p.m. ET
Discover the world of dinosaur collecting, a controversial hobby with a booming market. Hear perspectives on the fossil trade from private collectors, paleontologists, and others, as Big John—the largest Triceratops fossil ever found—is assembled in Italy and auctioned in France.
NEXT AT THE KENNEDY CENTER “Embracing Duality: Modern Indigenous Cultures”
Premieres: Friday, Oct. 20, 9 p.m. ET
In bridging traditions from past to present, this episode explores the subtle and complex representation of the contemporary Indigenous experience. Featuring special performances and interviews by two-spirit writer and interdisciplinary artist Ty Defoe, Native & African American singer-songwriter Martha Redbone, and electronic music duo The Halluci Nation.
POV “Aurora’s Sunrise”
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 23, 10 p.m. ET
At 14, Aurora Madriganian survived the horrors of the Armenian Genocide and escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation. Her newfound fame led to her starring as herself in “Auction of Souls,” one of Hollywood’s earliest blockbusters. Blending storybook animation, video testimony and rediscovered footage from her lost silent epic, “Aurora’s Sunrise” revives her forgotten story.
NATIVE AMERICA (Season 2)
New Season Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 9 p.m. ET
Season 2 of NATIVE AMERICA is a groundbreaking portrait of contemporary Indian Country. Building on the success of the first season, this four-part Native-directed series reveals the beauty and power of today’s Indigenous world. Smashing stereotypes, it follows the brilliant engineers, bold politicians, and cutting-edge artists who draw upon Native tradition to build a better 21st century.
SPY IN THE OCEAN, A NATURE MINISERIES
Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. ET
The latest installment of the popular “Spy in the Wild” series takes place in the ocean, the largest ecosystem on Earth. This four-part NATURE miniseries employs animatronic spy cameras disguised as marine animals to secretly record behavior in the wild. These uncanny robotic look-alikes take us to places where no spy has gone before. They will swim, float, paddle, waddle, drift, and fly into every nook and cranny to film rarely seen behavior that reveals how ocean animals possess emotions and behavior like humans – including the capacity to love, grieve, deceive, and invent.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Eiffel’s Race to the Top”
Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10 p.m. ET
Find out about the race to build Paris’ most famous landmark when two men vied to be the first to build a monument 1,000 feet tall. See how one man’s vision transformed the Paris skyline, making the Eiffel Tower a global icon. Dramatic recreations, official renderings and personal correspondence tell the story.
GREAT PERFORMANCES “New York City Ballet in Madrid”
Premieres: Friday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m. ET
New York City Ballet returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES with an evening of works recorded during company’s European tour in spring 2023. Captured in peak performance at Madrid’s Teatro Real, the program features two masterpieces choreographed by NYCB co-founder and original Artistic Director George Balanchine, “Serenade” and “Square Dance.” Also featured is a 2017 work choreographed by current NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, “The Times Are Racing.”
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The War on Disco”
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 30, 9 p.m. ET
In the 1970s, disco dominated American pop music. A major stylistic departure from rock, its rise to the top of the charts signaled a cultural shift that some found threatening. Disco’s roots lay in the urban subculture, and the artists who created it were largely African American and Latino. In the gay dance clubs where it flourished, disco was much more than music – it was an expression of pride. To others, disco was anathema. Chicago DJ Steve Dahl, who lost his job when his rock radio station changed to an all-disco format, gave voice to disco-haters by holding “death to disco” rallies. On July 12, 1979, the Chicago White Sox featured Dahl at a “Disco Demolition” event that turned violent; Chicago police in riot gear were summoned to restore the peace. The event became a flashpoint in the culture wars of the 1970s. “The War on Disco” explores the movement that gave rise to disco music, and the backlash that tried to destroy it.
POV “Fire Through Dry Grass”
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 30, 10 p.m. ET
Wearing snapback caps and Air Jordans, the Reality Poets don’t look like typical nursing home residents. In “Fire Through Dry Grass,” these young, Black and brown disabled artists document their lives on lockdown during COVID, using their poetry and art to underscore the danger and imprisonment they feel. In the face of institutional neglect, they refuse to be abused, confined and erased.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Death in Britannia”
Premieres: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 10 p.m. ET
Uncover what happens when archaeologists study a skeleton found with an iron nail through its heel bone, suggesting the person was the victim of crucifixion in Roman-occupied Britain. Only one other skeleton with evidence of crucifixion has ever been found in the world. Who was he? What was life in Roman Britain like? And why did he receive such a gruesome punishment?
GREAT PERFORMANCES “Message in a Bottle”
Premieres: Friday, Nov. 3, 9 p.m. ET
Experience triple-Olivier Award nominee Kate Prince’s dance and theater show set to the songs of 17-time Grammy winner Sting. Telling the story of a migrant family, the show from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre features a mix of dance styles.
INDEPENDENT LENS “Three Chaplains”
Premieres: Monday, Nov. 6, 10 p.m. ET
Upholding the First Amendment is not just part of their job description, it is highly personal. Go inside the armed forces to see how Muslim chaplains vow to protect the right of every service member to practice their faith freely.
NOVA “Inside China’s Tech Boom”
Premieres: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 9 p.m. ET
In the span of just a few decades, China has transformed into a science and technology superpower. But how did it get here and where is it headed? Take an insider’s tour of high-profile tech companies and labs that are driving China’s meteoric rise to the forefront of global innovation. How does China innovate? What drives its bid for technological supremacy? And what does its rise mean for the future of the global economy?
A TOWN CALLED VICTORIA
Premieres: Monday, Nov. 13, 9 p.m. ET and Tuesday, Nov. 14, 10 p.m. ET
A mosque in South Texas erupts in flames. Now, a quiet community reckons with what drove a man to hate.
NOVA “The Battle to Beat Malaria”
Premieres: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 9 p.m. ET
Malaria is one of humanity’s oldest and most devastating plagues. In many parts of the world, it remains an ever-present scourge that sickens or kills millions of people each year. What if it could finally be defeated? Now, scientists may be on the verge of a breakthrough with a promising vaccine in the final stages of testing and approval. Follow researchers on a quest to deliver humankind from one of the world’s deadliest diseases.
GREAT PERFORMANCES “Making Shakespeare: The First Folio”
Premieres: Friday, Nov. 17, 9 p.m. ET
Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio, which saved 18 plays from being lost. Tracing the First Folio’s story, the film also spotlights how New York City’s Public Theater presents Shakespeare’s work for today’s audiences.
POV “Wisdom Gone Wild”
Premieres: Monday, Nov. 20, 10 p.m. ET
A vibrant tender cine-poem, a filmmaker collaborates with her Nisei mother as they confront the painful curious reality of wisdom “gone wild” in the shadows of dementia. Made over 16 years, the film blends humor and sadness in an encounter between mother and daughter that blooms into an affectionate portrait of love, care, and a relationship transformed.
Premieres: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. ET
In June 1972, Title IX, a small 37-word provision in the 1972 Education Amendments, was designed to ensure that all people – regardless of gender – have equal opportunity to federally funded programs. The historic bill opened the floodgates for young girls to participate in sanctioned sports activities. Through the eyes of women athletes who changed the system, the new two-hour documentary GROUNDBREAKERS celebrates 50 years of female excellence in sports. Hosted by tennis legend and social activist Billie Jean King, the film weaves together first-hand stories between two seminal female athletes – one from today and one whose achievements helped pave the way, showcasing the emotional and inspiring journeys of women who dared to challenge the system, defied conventional norms and changed the games we love forever.
FRONTLINE “20 Days in Mariupol”
Premieres: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 10 p.m. ET
An extraordinary, one-of-a-kind view of the Russian siege of Mariupol, as seen through the lens of Associated Press video journalist Mstyslav Chernov – who with two other AP colleagues were the last international journalists left in the city at the time. “20 Days in Mariupol” – a FRONTLINE/Associated Press collaboration – is a harrowing and visceral account of Russia’s invasion of the city, including the bombing of a maternity hospital, and of Chernov’s and his colleagues’ eventual escape.
NOVA “Lee and Liza’s Family Tree”
Premieres: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 9 p.m. ET
Many descendants of enslaved people have little record of their family’s ancestry. Follow one family’s quest to discover their lost history, and see how science and genealogy can help rebuild a family tree broken by slavery. Join filmmaker Byron Hurt at his extended family reunion as they celebrate the joy of family in the African diaspora, and discover new details of their history that they thought were lost forever.
SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Princes in the Tower”
Premieres: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 10 p.m. ET
Find out if one of history’s greatest cold cases—the imprisonment of two princes in the Tower of London—can finally be solved. Their disappearance led to centuries of mystery and speculation. Were the boys murdered by their uncle, the notorious King Richard III? Or was it a massive conspiracy to hide the truth?
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