November 2016– TV Programming Highlights
Nov. 1 @ 8pm – American Experience: Battle of Chosin
Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. A harrowing story of bloody combat and heroic survival in the first major military clash of the Cold War.
Nov. 3 @ 8pm – The Guilty (series)
Trail DCI Brand as she reopens a missing child case when a boy’s body is found. Five years earlier, the senior investigating officer in the child’s disappearance was forced to resign and the case has been on hold, leaving the family in limbo. Series long: Follow DCI Maggie Brand (Tamsin Greig) as she leads a new investigation into the five-year-old case of a boy’s disappearance during a neighborhood cookout. Driven by her obsession to discover what happened, she risks her own happy family life.
Nov. 4 @ 8pm – Alvin Ailey American Dance
Join LINCOLN CENTER AT THE MOVIES as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre showcases its spectacular range, diversity and artistry in this special presentation, which includes the company’s signature work, Revelations, along with three other pieces.
Nov. 7 @ 8pm – USO: For the Troops
Examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. See how the organization keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope, abroad and on the home front.
Nov. 8 @ 7pm – PBS Newshour Election Night Coverage 2016
Join PBS for election night numbers and analysis from the PBS Newshour team.
Nov. 10 @ 7pm TV Family
TV FAMILY shines a spotlight on a long-lost television documentary and the family who starred in it in 1960. Produced fifty years before “reality TV” became ubiquitous, NBC’s Story of a Family documented the lives of the ten-member Robertson family of Amarillo, Texas.
Producer: Ethan Thompson, Professor of Communications & Media – Texas A & M University- Corpus Christi
Nov. 11 @ 8pm – Gypsy
GREAT PERFORMANCES presents Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Gypsy, about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame. With Peter Davison and Lara Pulver.
Nov. 14 – 23 (weeknights) @ 9pm – Soundbreaking (series)
SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC, an eight-episode PBS series that explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world, will make its U.S. broadcast debut on PBS this fall. SOUNDBREAKING was the last project produced by legendary music producer Sir George Martin, who passed away on March 8. The series combines unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated artists, producers and innovators from across the music spectrum, with rare archival studio footage and an extensive soundtrack, to deliver one of the most wide-ranging series on the art of music recording.
Nov. 15 @ 7pm – Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (series)
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history — from Stokely Carmichael to Barack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé — charting the remarkable progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain.
Nov. 17 @ 7pm – Challenge Season XII
The 2017 battle for the KEDT “Challenge Cup” begins between 24 South Texas high schools. First up is a match between the Ingleside Mustangs and the Calallen Wildcats.
Nov. 18 @ 8pm – Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs
Get out your tissues and experience what The New York Times called “an emotional firestorm” as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show.
Nov. 19 @ 8pm – ACL Presents American Music Festival 2016
Enjoy the best performances from the 2016 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony. Featured artists include Bonnie Raitt, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Billy Bragg and more.
Nov. 23 @ 7pm – Pearl Harbor
Explore what happened to the USS Oklahoma, the only battleship to capsize during the Pearl Harbor attack. Examine new details about what may have caused the ship to overturn and hear stories from Oklahoma survivors and families of those lost.
Nov. 23 @ 8pm – Expedition Pearl Harbor
On the eve of the 75th anniversary, join the first expedition to explore inside the USS Arizona since the date that will live in infamy, as state-of-the-art imaging technology reveals the aftermath and incredible story of the Pearl Harbor attack.
Nov. 24 @ 7:30pm – Anne of Green Gables
Savor a new adaptation of the classic novel about the orphaned Anne, placed in the care of uptight Marilla and her brother Matthew, played by Martin Sheen. Neither Anne nor Marilla could predict the profound effect they’d have on each other’s lives.
Nov. 24 @ 9pm – Pollyanna
Enjoy an adaptation of the children’s classic novel Pollyanna, about the young orphan whose effortless charm captures the hearts of family, friends and strangers alike and who believes that a little positive thinking can make a big difference.
Nov. 25 @ 8pm – Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody
The pianist Lang Lang has been hailed as one of the greatest classical performers of our time – an artist whose virtuosity and passion are matched by his consummate sense of showmanship. Now he breaks out in this love letter to the city he considers his adoptive home, joined by special guests Andra Day, Kurt Elling, Lisa Fischer, Sean Jones, Lindsey Stirling, Suzanne Vega and Rufus Wainwright.