KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
September 2014 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
September 1 - Monday
8:00PM
The squad faces a professional and personal dilemma when Brian enters rehab to treat his alcoholism, and stumbles upon a case involving the death of a heroin addict.
9:00PM
The four-part series explores the Scandinavian experience of immigration, the process of Americanization, and the power of family and community.
10:00PM
The discovery that an extreme left-wing political party's offices were bugged by the government ultimately leads Birgitte to betray one of her friends in parliament and causes Katrine to question her newsroom's unethical practices.
September 2 - Tuesday
8:01PM
Poole and the team attempt to solve a seemingly impossible murder when the former owner of a sugar plantation is found with a machete in his back.
9:00PM
Amjad is stopped regularly on the road for a security check because the Subaru he drives is considered an Arab car.
9:22PM
When Amjad moves from the news desk to the magazine, he profiles a sheep who can "understand" soldiers.
10:00PM
Maya Jupiter's music fuses traditional Mexican folk and urban contemporary hip hop with socially conscious lyrics that you can nod your head to.
10:30PM
This episode takes a look at the Los Angeles-wide cycling/walking extravaganza Ciclavia and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace.
September 3 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Val Zavala brings you the personal story of an army sergeant who shares her harrowing account of rape and post-traumatic stress disorder.
8:30PM
A report by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation uncovers the human and environmental cost of shrimp farming and shows why buying shrimp from Bangladesh may be hazardous to your health.
9:00PM
"The Hungry Tide" follows the life and work of Maria Tiimon, showing clearly the tragic impact of climate change on Kiribati.
10:00PM
Travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia to learn how spice trails have impacted civilizations.
September 4 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin's dreams of the future are turned upside-down when Louisa returns to Portwenn with big news.
9:00PM
This episode features artwork inspired by the life and death of Kelly Thomas and an exhibition of origami influenced by scientific and mathematical techniques.
10:00PM
The world's finest 'ukulele and slack key guitar artists gather to share their passion for music.
September 5 - Friday
8:00PM
Val Zavala brings you the personal story of an army sergeant who shares her harrowing account of rape and post-traumatic stress disorder.
9:00PM
This program offers an unprecedented glimpse at some of the stunning treasures of the Japanese Imperial Household, featuring fine arts and crafts made between the second half of the 19th and the 20th century.
10:00PM
Maya Jupiter's music fuses traditional Mexican folk and urban contemporary hip hop with socially conscious lyrics that you can nod your head to.
10:30PM
This episode takes a look at the Los Angeles-wide cycling/walking extravaganza Ciclavia and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace.
September 6 - Saturday
8:00PM
When a dishonorable man is bludgeoned to death with a hammer, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is hanged.
9:00PM
Poole and the team attempt to solve a seemingly impossible murder when the former owner of a sugar plantation is found with a machete in his back.
10:00PM
Amjad is stopped regularly on the road for a security check because the Subaru he drives is considered an Arab car.
10:22PM
When Amjad moves from the news desk to the magazine, he profiles a sheep who can "understand" soldiers.
September 7 - Sunday
8:00PM
Colonel Adams learns that his wife Anne-Marie has been drinking again and tells her that he wants a divorce. Meanwhile Lady Felicia discovers that Ruby Adams plans to get engaged to her American tutor John Van Ert but Anne Marie slurs that she won't give permission, sacking John in the process. Father Brown arrives with Mrs McCarthy and is told that the play is cancelled - Anne-Marie is 'unwell'. Yet outside she floats on the surface of the lake, her impressive diamond necklace The Flying Stars sparkling around her neck, eyes staring open...dead. Anne Marie's brother James, who has been living abroad for many years, arrives soon after to surprise the family and is told about the tragic accident. But at the wake, Father Brown discovers blood on an oar and deduces that they have a murderer in their midst..
9:00PM
The death of a coal miner 800 feet underground presents logistical problems for Gently and Bacchus.
10:30PM
When Rosemary and Laura are hired to restore a walled garden, a body is found in a nearby river.
September 8 - Monday
8:00PM
Conspiracy theories and government cover-ups face the UCOS team when the detectives reopen a case involving the suspected suicide of respected journalist Peter Edelmann.
9:00PM
A Pacific Island community fights to preserve what really matters in the face of rising tides.
10:00PM
Not much is going on in Parliament until Michael Laugesen announces that he has written a book containing disclosures of all sorts from his years in politics.
September 9 - Tuesday
8:00PM
After a young nun is discovered dead in her smoke-filled bedroom, DI Richard Poole and his team are soon called in to investigate.
9:00PM
Amjad struggles to choose between an Islamic and Jewish kindergarten for his daughter.
9:30PM
Meir is kidnapped by a taxi driver and his cronies while on assignment photographing Miss Israel.
10:00PM
Pairing chamber pop with Kristianne Bautista's smoky vocals, Kan Wakan brings its downbeat cinematic sound to "Studio A."
10:30PM
We venture back in time and across the continent when the walking revolution spread from New York City to Portland to the trails of Orange County.
September 10 - Wednesday
8:30PM
Oceans support life, yet they are overfished, polluted, and, with global climate change, are becoming increasingly acidic. The XPrize Ocean Initiative seeks to solve some of these critical threats by bringing in teams from around the world for high-profile competitions to find the best new technologies and stimulate investment in research and development. After the massive Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Wendy Schmidt Oil Clean up XCHALLENGE in 2011 awarded $1.4 million to a team that demonstrated an oil recovery cleanup rate four times greater than the industry's previous best recovery rate. A second $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE is spurring innovators to develop accurate and affordable pH sensors to deepen our understanding of ocean acidification, which threatens the growth of shellfish and coral reefs.
9:00PM
The film brings to light one of the worst yet least publicized U.S. industrial contamination disasters.
10:30PM
Elder financial exploitation, including identity theft and predatory lending, is examined.
September 11 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin struggles to deal with the news of Louisa's pregnancy and meets her strange Headmaster.
9:00PM
KCET's "Artbound" examines art in Southern California. The premiere episode includes short form documentaries about art in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties.
10:00PM
Legendary musicians Robert and Roland Cazimero perform an enchanting array of compositions.
September 12 - Friday
8:30PM
This documentary highlights the breathtaking tradition of the annual round-up of Icelandic horses.
9:00PM
“Junod” is an animated film dedicated to Marcel Junod, a Swiss doctor and delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross who participated in efforts to treat survivors of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
10:00PM
Pairing chamber pop with Kristianne Bautista's smoky vocals, Kan Wakan brings its downbeat cinematic sound to "Studio A."
10:30PM
We venture back in time and across the continent when the walking revolution spread from New York City to Portland to the trails of Orange County.
September 13 - Saturday
8:00PM
Colonel Adams learns that his wife Anne-Marie has been drinking again and tells her that he wants a divorce. Meanwhile Lady Felicia discovers that Ruby Adams plans to get engaged to her American tutor John Van Ert but Anne Marie slurs that she won't give permission, sacking John in the process. Father Brown arrives with Mrs McCarthy and is told that the play is cancelled - Anne-Marie is 'unwell'. Yet outside she floats on the surface of the lake, her impressive diamond necklace The Flying Stars sparkling around her neck, eyes staring open...dead. Anne Marie's brother James, who has been living abroad for many years, arrives soon after to surprise the family and is told about the tragic accident. But at the wake, Father Brown discovers blood on an oar and deduces that they have a murderer in their midst..
9:00PM
After a young nun is discovered dead in her smoke-filled bedroom, DI Richard Poole and his team are soon called in to investigate.
10:00PM
Amjad struggles to choose between an Islamic and Jewish kindergarten for his daughter.
10:30PM
Meir is kidnapped by a taxi driver and his cronies while on assignment photographing Miss Israel.
September 14 - Sunday
8:00PM
Huell visits the following in this episode -- Mission Santa Barbara; Mission Santa Ines; Mission La Purisima Concepcion.
8:30PM
Huell visits the following in this episode -- Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa; Mission San Miguel Arcangel; Mission San Antonio de Padua.
9:00PM
Huell visits the following in this episode: Mission Soledad; Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo; Mission San Juan Bautista.
9:30PM
Mission visits the following in this episode -- Mission Santa Cruz; Mission Santa Clara de Asis; Mission San Jose.
10:00PM
Huell visits the following in this episode -- Mission San Francisco de Asis; Mission San Rafael Arcangel; Mission San Francisco Solano.
10:30PM
HUELL HOWSER HAS COMPLETED THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE "CALIFORNIA MISSIONS" SERIES WITH A VISIT TO MISSION SAN ANTONIO DE PALA, CALIFORNIA'S "FORGOTTEN" MISSION, AND THE ONLY SPANISH MISSION WHICH CONTINUES TO SERVE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS. BUILT IN 1816, HUELL TOURS THE MISSION TWITH SOME OF ITS NATIVE AMERICAN MEMBERS. THEY REMINISCE ABOUT PERSONAL EXPERIENCES BOTH WITH THE CHURCH AND THE MISSION SCHOOL, WHERE MANY ON THE RESERVATION ATTENDED. THEY ALSO TALK ABOUT LIFE ON THE PALA RESERVATION AND THE PURPOSE THE MISSION SERVES TODAY.
September 15 - Monday
8:00PM
Episode 1 of Prime Suspect: In the first four, one-hour episodes, DCI Jane Tennison feels she has once again been discriminated against when her superiors pass her over in favor of DCI John Shefford to head a murder investigation. Shefford quickly identifies George Marlow, recently released from prison, as his prime suspect. But when DCI Shefford suffers a massive heart attack, Tennison steps up to assume leadership of the investigation. As the four hours conclude, viewers understand why DCI Tennison has what it takes to succeed in a traditionally male work world.
9:00PM
Episode 2 of Prime Suspect: In the first four, one-hour episodes, DCI Jane Tennison feels she has once again been discriminated against when her superiors pass her over in favor of DCI John Shefford to head a murder investigation.
10:00PM
Though Birgitte is surprised at the Defense Minister's choice of new fighter jets, she allows him to make public the decision on the government's behalf.
September 16 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Season 1 - episode 3, DCI Jane Tennison feels she has once again been discriminated against when her superiors pass her over in favor of DCI John Shefford to head a murder investigation. Shefford quickly identifies George Marlow, recently released from prison, as his prime suspect. But when DCI Shefford suffers a massive heart attack, Tennison steps up to assume leadership of the investigation. As the four hours conclude, viewers understand why DCI Tennison has what it takes to succeed in a traditionally male work world.
9:00PM
Episode 4: DCI Jane Tennison feels she has once again been discriminated against when her superiors pass her over in favor of DCI John Shefford to head a murder investigation.
10:00PM
A body is discovered floating in the pool of a luxury cosmetic clinic and manages to present a complex case for DI Poole's team to try and crack.
September 17 - Wednesday
8:00PM
In Episode 1 of Prime Suspect 2, DCI Jane Tennison is in top form, having built on the success of her last case and consolidated the hard-won respect of her colleagues.
9:00PM
When the body of a young girl is discovered in a shallow grave in the back of a largely Afro-Caribbean neighborhood, the case comes to DCI Tennison.
10:00PM
Venture inside the California Wildlife Center as staff and volunteers work to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. Cara Santa Maria follows the rehabilitation and release of two elephant seals off the Malibu coast.
10:30PM
With hunting permitted in many western states, the future of this once endangered species is up in the air again.
September 18 - Thursday
8:00PM
The case becomes mired in prejudice and politics, more than enough for Jane to contend with but nothing compared to the problems she faces when her personal and professional worlds collide.
9:00PM
DCI Tennison struggles through the pressures of all of the office politics and expectations of her position.
10:00PM
'Artbound' travels with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio as they perform a commemorative artist action to reconnect Los Angeles to its water supply.
September 19 - Friday
8:00PM
The murder of a prostitute takes DCI Jane Tennison deep into the underworld of teenage prostitution.
9:00PM
In the third Prime Suspect mini-series, D.C.I. Tennison has been transferred to a new station and has the new job of "cleaning up the streets" of Soho. Following a flat fire and the death of a male prostitute, Tennison takes the team deep into the vice underworld of teenage prostitution, pornography and sickening abuse. Involving corruption and runaway children, this is no ordinary homicide case.
10:00PM
The premiere episode of "Studio A" features Los Angeles-based musician Chelsea Wolfe, whose entrancing vocals have earned her critical accolades.
10:30PM
Venture inside the California Wildlife Center as staff and volunteers work to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. Cara Santa Maria follows the rehabilitation and release of two elephant seals off the Malibu coast.
September 20 - Saturday
8:00PM
An exploration of the everyday lives of Cubans includes a fireworks festival in Remedios and more.
9:00PM
A body is discovered floating in the pool of a luxury cosmetic clinic and manages to present a complex case for DI Poole's team to try and crack.
10:00PM
Chronicles Reynoso's humble origins, his appointment to the California Supreme Court and more.
September 21 - Sunday
8:00PM
In the third Prime Suspect mini-series, D.C.I. Tennison has been transferred to a new station and has the new job of "cleaning up the streets" of Soho. Following a flat fire and the death of a male prostitute, Tennison takes the team deep into the vice underworld of teenage prostitution, pornography and sickening abuse. Involving corruption and runaway children, this is no ordinary homicide case.
9:00PM
In the third Prime Suspect mini-series, D.C.I. Tennison has been transferred to a new station and has the new job of "cleaning up the streets" of Soho. Following a flat fire and the death of a male prostitute, Tennison takes the team deep into the vice underworld of teenage prostitution, pornography and sickening abuse. Involving corruption and runaway children, this is no ordinary homicide case.
10:00PM
A man bursts into Leonard Quinton's study with startling news: He's going to die today.
September 22 - Monday
8:00PM
When Gerry Standing notices a man behaving suspiciously at a children's playground, he is quick to act and have him arrested.
9:00PM
The passenger pigeon's extinction draws attention to habitat conservation and species survival.
10:00PM
Birgitte is hard-pressed in the opinion polls leading up to the start of a new year in Parliament while the Labor Party is picking up headway and clamoring for more influence.
September 23 - Tuesday
8:00PM
DI Poole and his team find themselves becoming involved in a mysterious plot of pirates and ancient myths after a treasure hunter is found murdered in the jungle.
9:00PM
Amjad's family is invited to celebrate Passover with Jewish friends and Amjad sees an opportunity to adopt new religious rituals.
9:30PM
General Security Services pressure Amjad to provide them with information about possible threats.
10:00PM
Songstress Laura Pergolizzi, also known as LP, unleashes her uplifting anthems and infectious rhythms on this session of Studio A. The New York City-raised, Los Angeles-based singer built her career writing songs for popstars including Rihanna and Christina Aguilera, but LP’s own powerful vocals counterbalance her blissful ukulele strums.
10:30PM
This premiere episode of season two of this series visits Pasadena, California for its ArtNight celebration; an in-school fitness program in the San Fernando Valley; Actor Matthew Modine's neighborhood in Venice Beach; New York City's historical architecture tour; the Grant Park walk in Chicago; and other locations in the Netherlands and Maryland.
September 24 - Wednesday
8:30PM
This is an Earth Focus report on the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely-used systemic pesticides in the United States, on not only bees, but also other species of wildlife, including terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates, birds and ecological systems.
9:00PM
CAPE SPIN! AN AMERICAN POWER STRUGGLE is a tragicomic tale of the 10-year battle over America’s largest proposed clean energy project – and a microcosm of the obstacles the country faces in the larger struggle to move towards more sustainable forms of energy on a broader scale. When energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon first proposed Cape Wind, a project to put 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound, he had no idea that a huge firestorm of opposition would erupt. Cape Spin! tells the incredible tale of how America’s first proposed offshore wind farm triggered an unexpected schism in this idyllic coastal region. Neighbor was pitted against neighbor, environmentalist against environmentalist, and unexpected alliances were forged – including Kennedys and Kochs on the same side.
10:30PM
Passionate activists who are fighting for environmental justice in their communities are showcased.
September 25 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa has a medical scare and Martin diagnoses officer Penhale's brother Sam with an illness.
9:00PM
Artbound’s fifth season kicks off with an exciting collaboration with MOCAtv, featuring all original pieces including Wildflowering L. A., a Los Angeles county-wide public initiative by artist Fritz Haeg; a performance art video featuring the movement group WIFE; painter John Knuth’s unusual practice of getting flies to “paint” on canvas; the installation and de-installation of Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant” at the MOCA Pacific Design Center; and video game designers Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago known for designing games with emotion. Featuring an exclusive interview with new Director of MOCA Philippe Vergne.
10:00PM
This premiere episode of season two of this series visits Pasadena, California for its ArtNight celebration; an in-school fitness program in the San Fernando Valley; Actor Matthew Modine's neighborhood in Venice Beach; New York City's historical architecture tour; the Grant Park walk in Chicago; and other locations in the Netherlands and Maryland.
10:30PM
As hate crimes against Muslims rise across the country, "An American Mosque" offers a cautionary tale of the human consequence of intolerance.
September 26 - Friday
8:30PM
Johnny Martinez was known as the Godfather of Salsa in Los Angeles, but his influence ranged everywhere. In this documentary, the audience learns how he was part of a wave of Cuban-Style Music that brought all the exciting Latin sounds of the1950s. He started playing bass in the 1940s and worked with the great bands of Perez Prado, Chuy Reyes, Celia Cruz, Noro Morales, Tito Rodriguez, Carmen Cavallero, Migalito Valdez, and many more. Johnny's orchestra recorded albums for Capitol Records, RCA, Liberty, Columbia, Decca, Tropicana, Fiesta, and Musimex/Sono Tropic. Besides music, his career also included movies, commercials and radio and television appearances. In this documentary Johnny recalls the pivotal moments of his career, and how much he loved people dancing to his music.
9:00PM
Hideaki Anno, best known for his animated series Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Shinji Higuchi, director of Attack on Titan, discuss the magic of Japanese special effects.
10:00PM
Songstress Laura Pergolizzi, also known as LP, unleashes her uplifting anthems and infectious rhythms on this session of Studio A. The New York City-raised, Los Angeles-based singer built her career writing songs for popstars including Rihanna and Christina Aguilera, but LP’s own powerful vocals counterbalance her blissful ukulele strums.
10:30PM
The lives and works of trailblazing Renaissance-era female artists in Florence, Italy are explored.
September 27 - Saturday
8:00PM
A man bursts into Leonard Quinton's study with startling news: He's going to die today.
9:00PM
DI Poole and his team find themselves becoming involved in a mysterious plot of pirates and ancient myths after a treasure hunter is found murdered in the jungle.
10:00PM
Amjad's family is invited to celebrate Passover with Jewish friends and Amjad sees an opportunity to adopt new religious rituals.
10:30PM
General Security Services pressure Amjad to provide them with information about possible threats.
September 28 - Sunday
9:30PM
Lady Felicia is horrified to find an injured man in his underwear stuck in a tree on her estate.
10:30PM
Rosemary and Laura become prime murder suspects during their trip to the French Riviera.
September 29 - Monday
8:00PM
The squad reopens the investigation into producer Max Stone's death and Eva's subsequent disappearance.
9:00PM
Climbing to the top of the music industry is a feat for any artist, especially if you're a woman in the male-dominated music industry. Linda Ronstadt is one of the few female rock icons who not only broke through the...
10:00PM
Birgitte is visiting soldiers stationed in Afghanistan when their encampment is attacked, and several soldiers are killed.
September 30 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Martin’s twelfth birthday takes a bad turn when his new bicycle gets trashed by the Bonner brothers. Seeking protection from another bully, Declan Mannion, Martin is forced to play cupid to set him up with his sister. Outraged at Martin being bullied, Liam confronts Mr. Bonner, but instead the pair strike up an unlikely friendship, and Liam is welcomed into a clandestine support group for disenchanted fathers
8:30PM
Thirty-something Tim has reached a crossroads. Not only is he stuck in a dead-end job at Computer Universe, but he's locked in a custody battle with nice-as-nettles ex-wife Judith (Dolly Wells) over son Marcus (Jude Wright), a precocious nine year-old who is as happy spending time with his dad as a PETA member would be modeling fur coats. Tim's world is shaken, and most definitely stirred, however, when he's accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5, going from zero to hero.
9:00PM
The Withnail & I actor presents the travel show highlighting some of the world's most luxurious hotels, and exploring the many varied aspects of the hospitality industry. He begins by examining the roles power and money play in the business, checking into Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, California's Barkley Pet Hotel and the $44,000-a-night Ty Warner Penthouse at the Four Seasons in New York.
10:00PM
Once the frontman for Brazil’s popular rock group Los Hermanos, troubadour Rodrigo Amarante performs a stripped-down, solo set of his ballads on Studio A. When Amarante relocated to Los Angeles, he started the indie rock act Little Joy with the Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, but his recent debut solo record reveals pensive and heartfelt songs inflected with subtle bossa nova vibes.
10:30PM
This episode features the Silverlake Reservoir community; the Los Angeles Traffic Control Center with KCRW's Kajon Cernak; Ocean View Farms in west L.A.; city hill walks in San Francisco; treadmill walking; building a walking routine in City Walk, Maryland; and a thrilling bike ride through New York City.