KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
September 2015 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
September 1 - Tuesday
8:00PM
The documentary explores the vibrant network of creativity in Southern California, including an examination of the underlying issues of access to arts education at Inner-City Arts.
9:02PM
Watch a collection of the most talented, boundary-breaking musicians in Latin Alternative. Featuring performances by La Santa Cecilia, Quetzal, and Ceci Bastida.
9:31PM
You'll fly to the moon and back after hearing music from Brazilian indie artist Juana Molina and Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan.
10:00PM
'City Walk' takes a walking school bus from Berkeley to Atlanta, Calif. before making an unforgettable stop at Disneyland.
10:30PM
'Earth Focus' showcases films documenting watershed restoration efforts.
September 2 - Wednesday
8:00PM
"SoCal Connected" presents a special one-hour in-depth discussion between Governor Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Times CEO and Publisher Austin Beutner on critical water conservation issues facing the state of California. Governor Brown announced the first-ever 25 percent statewide mandatory...
9:00PM
Eugene Jarecki's explosive film balances contradictory accounts of this polarizing leader whose actions continue to reverberate all over the world.
September 3 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa has a medical scare and Martin diagnoses officer Penhale's brother with a rare genetic disease.
8:46PM
Jack Harmer, accused of murdering Sabine Mason, is himself shot dead in his prison cell, and a car is seen speeding away from the scene.
9:40PM
Martin sees "the greatest thing his little eyes have ever witnessed" as he sets to work on a golf course.
10:04PM
The Examiner asks Tim and Caitlin to star in a recruitment video when the old one he shot is deemed overly threatening.
10:30PM
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa celebrates the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
September 4 - Friday
8:00PM
Travel guru Rick Steves tours European cities in Turkey, France, and the Netherlands in his latest special.
10:00PM
Tadao Ando is a world-renowned architect and the recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession's highest honor. He has captivated people around the globe with elegant concrete designs that reflect the Zen principle of simplicity.
September 5 - Saturday
8:00PM
Ed Slot shows how to take retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid Uncle Sam.
10:00PM
'BrainChange' reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain.
September 6 - Sunday
8:00PM
When a dead man is found inside a locked bank vault, Father Brown must solve the mystery.
9:00PM
DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Joe Ashworth investigate a suspicious death in an army barracks.
10:30PM
In this nostalgic special, KCET's Val Zavala joins Stephanie Edwards for a trip down memory lane to revisit some of the colorful and memorable locales that graced the Los Angeles area in decades past.
September 7 - Monday
8:00PM
Dan grows depressed when his daughter leaves for college. The team attempts to raise his spirits by taking him for a ride on a Pedibus in London.
9:03PM
Rachel makes an error that puts Janet in danger. A man's body is found between rocks on the moors.
10:00PM
It's election day in Denmark during the series finale. Following her victory in the previous day's debate, Birgitte has high hopes for today's results.
September 8 - Tuesday
8:00PM
What happens when collecting becomes more than just a hobby? A new series of short documentaries profiles collectors who have obsessively focused on a narrow slice of Southern California history.
9:00PM
Maya Jupiter's music fuses traditional Mexican folk and urban contemporary hip hop with socially conscious lyrics that you can nod your head to.
9:30PM
This episode features music videos from Japanese pop band Yoshida Yohei Group and U.K. electro producer Rival Consoles.
10:00PM
'City Walk' takes a stroll on the Highline, an elevated, linear park renovated from an abandoned train line, and now one of the most popular attractions in New York for tourists and locals alike.
10:30PM
From researching the pace of Alaskan glacier melt to changes in Arctic sea ice, climate scientists trek to the most remote areas on Earth to help us understand our environment.
September 9 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Leimert Park is a vibrant neighborhood with a rich cultural history and deep roots in the city's African-American community.
8:30PM
Reports from Thailand, Bangladesh, and Indonesia uncover the brutal exploitation rooted in the shrimp and smart phone industries.
9:00PM
An inspiring documentary about the birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches fighting the epidemic. Utilizing oral histories of members of ACT UP, as well as rare archival footage, the film depicts the efforts of ACT UP as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government negligence.
10:34PM
This program explores the Kol Nidre, the most sacred prayer in Judaism that begins its holiest day of Yom Kippur.
September 10 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin applies for a job in London and is appalled to discover that Louisa is interviewing for her former teaching job.
8:46PM
When a British cop is found dead in a locked room on the tiny paradise island of Saint-Marie, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is sent to investigate.
9:39PM
Martin reaches an important rite of passage in a young man's life.
10:04PM
Any chance of a rekindled romance between Tim and Judith was a long shot, however those odds shrink remarkably, when Judith receives a blow to the head and comes to thinking she's still married to the sleuth.
10:30PM
This celebration of Celtic and Irish history features the group's traditional numbers "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Red, Red Rose."
September 11 - Friday
8:00PM
Leimert Park is a vibrant neighborhood with a rich cultural history and deep roots in the city's African-American community.
8:30PM
Reports from Thailand, Bangladesh, and Indonesia uncover the brutal exploitation rooted in the shrimp and smart phone industries.
9:00PM
Is there life after capitalism? Professor Richard Wolff thinks so.
September 12 - Saturday
8:00PM
Ed Slot shows how to take retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid Uncle Sam.
10:00PM
Ed Slot shows how to take retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid Uncle Sam.
September 13 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown finds himself in a bad situation when he is told Bishop Talbot will be assassinated.
9:00PM
A case involving the death of a child may hold the key to solving a social worker's murder.
10:30PM
In this nostalgic special, KCET's Val Zavala joins Stephanie Edwards for a trip down memory lane to revisit some of the colorful and memorable locales that graced the Los Angeles area in decades past.
September 14 - Monday
8:00PM
The team investigates the death of a suspected terrorist after his daughter receives an anonymous note saying the Metropolitan Police killed him off.
9:00PM
The discovery of slaves on the Pritchard farm turns a murder inquiry into a huge investigation.
10:00PM
In her first election as party leader, Birgitte decides at the last minute to head in her own direction.
September 15 - Tuesday
8:00PM
'Artbound' travels with Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio as they perform a commemorative artist action to reconnect Los Angeles to its water supply.
9:00PM
Over the last two years, this trio has become one of L.A.'s fastest rising bands, best known for its bare bones style and honest lyrics.
9:30PM
This episode entwines music videos from Finnish-French group The Do, Swedish indie singer Mariam the Believer, and Chilean hip hop artist Ana Tijoux.
10:00PM
Some people walk on sidewalks, others prefer trails, but one man gets his thrill walking two miles high in the sky and freefalling to the ground.
10:30PM
Reports from Thailand, Bangladesh, and Indonesia uncover the brutal exploitation rooted in the shrimp and smart phone industries.
September 16 - Wednesday
8:00PM
While most residents know what "the big one" could do, few are aware of the impact a major quake in the Sacramento area would have on our water supply.
8:30PM
The episode examines the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used systemic pesticides in the U.S., not only on bees, but on other species of wildlife as well.
9:00PM
In "Ballroom Dancer," Danish directors Christian Holten Bonke and Andreas Koefoed follow the trials and tribulations of Ukrainian dancer Slavik Kryklyvyy in his destructive quest for success.
10:00PM
This compelling story showcases the unwavering commitment to family in the first half of the 1900's.
10:30PM
A moribund Irish-Catholic church in Norristown, Pennsylvania is revitalized by Mexican immigrants.
September 17 - Thursday
8:00PM
On the train ride back from a job interview in London, one of Martin's patients dies in the next seat.
8:46PM
A bride is murdered on her wedding day while Detective Richard Poole is busy searching for a decent cup of tea.
9:39PM
It's Fidelma and Dessie's wedding, and Martin has to say a heartbreaking goodbye to his big sister.
10:03PM
As Marcus gets a taste for retail during his work experience stint, The Examiner gets his appraisal over at MI5.
10:30PM
Steven Masley, MD shares three simple steps that will help reverse the onset of aging and disease.
September 18 - Friday
8:00PM
While most residents know what "the big one" could do, few are aware of the impact a major quake in the Sacramento area would have on our water supply.
8:30PM
The episode examines the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used systemic pesticides in the U.S., not only on bees, but on other species of wildlife as well.
9:00PM
'White Like Me' author Tim Wise talks about race, color, and white privilege in this provocative and timely documentary that gives context to recent events and public discourse.
10:30PM
Poignant and often heartbreaking stories of families across the country who have a gay child.
September 19 - Saturday
8:00PM
The show features an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the traditional "Mountains of Mourne" and "Come By the Hills," to international hits such as "Brothers in Arms" and "Desperado."
10:00PM
This celebration of Celtic and Irish history features the group's traditional numbers "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Red, Red Rose."
September 20 - Sunday
8:00PM
When Inspector Sullivan becomes a fugitive, he takes sanctuary in St Mary's and asks for help.
9:00PM
Vera sifts through evidence of grief and addiction while investigating the murder of a young man.
10:30PM
September 21 - Monday
8:00PM
After an 80-year-old woman suffering from dementia walks into a South London police station to report a murder, the team soon finds itself investigating the disappearance of a police officer.
9:00PM
Both Scott and Bailey pass the promotion board with flying colors, leaving Gill to decide who stays on as sergeant at Syndicate 9.
10:00PM
Birgitte Nyborg makes history when she becomes Denmark's first female prime minister.
September 22 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Artbound kicks off their third season with a one-hour special looking at Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio's "AgH2O."
10:30PM
The episode examines the impact of neonicotinoids, one of the most widely used systemic pesticides in the U.S., not only on bees, but on other species of wildlife as well.
September 23 - Wednesday
8:00PM
8:30PM
An elephant is killed every 20 minutes for its tusks to feed an insatiable demand for ivory, whose trade on the black market finances terrorists groups like Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, Sudan's Janjaweed, and Somalia's al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.
10:00PM
The legacy of history's first female symphony conductor, Dr. Antonia Brico, is examined.
September 24 - Thursday
8:00PM
Louisa hires a midwife and surprise, surprise -- Martin and her don't exactly see eye-to-eye when it comes to baby care.
8:46PM
When a woman not only predicts her own death, but also gives a description of the murderer, it all feels too easy for DI Richard Poole.
9:39PM
In the premiere episode, Martin's 12th birthday takes a turn for the worst when his new bicycle gets trashed by bullies.
10:03PM
Marcus's hopes of organizing the Summer Ball are dashed when Mrs Godfrey usurps Philip as the school head teacher.
10:30PM
The big game of Africa face off with the creatures of the deep where the bush meets the ocean.
September 25 - Friday
8:00PM
8:30PM
An elephant is killed every 20 minutes for its tusks to feed an insatiable demand for ivory, whose trade on the black market finances terrorists groups like Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, Sudan's Janjaweed, and Somalia's al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.
9:00PM
September 26 - Saturday
8:00PM
10:00PM
September 27 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown finds himself embroiled with MI5, which puts Lady Felicia in a compromising position. To protect secrets in her own past, will she betray her friend?
9:00PM
Ambitious DI Joseph Chandler is assigned an open-and-shut case, the killing of a woman in the East End of London. Get a quick result, he is told, and you will get the promotion you have been waiting for. Unfortunately for him, however, things don’t turn out to be so straight forward. The investigation quickly runs out of suspects until Edward Buchan, a renowned Ripperologist, draws the police’s attention to the similarities between the Jack the Ripper killings in 1888 and the modern-day murder that Chandler is investigating. The race begins to catch the copycat killer before he strikes again.
10:00PM
A murder investigation unearths betrayal, guilt, and the desire for atonement, as Vera moves quickly to avoid another tragedy and Joe tries to make amends with the demons of his past.
September 28 - Monday
8:00PM
Sasha is forced to work alongside her ex-husband again when the body of film critic Oliver Houghton is found in the River Thames.
9:00PM
Rachel's first job as sergeant is a historic missing person's case, and her biggest challenge is to hide her contempt for the shoddy police work that hampered the original investigation.
10:00PM
Birgitte negotiates her first finance bill into place after only a few short months as prime minister. But several members of parliament withdraw their support before the final ratification.
September 29 - Tuesday
8:00PM
Artbound kicks off their third season with a one-hour special looking at Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio's "AgH2O."
10:30PM
An elephant is killed every 20 minutes for its tusks to feed an insatiable demand for ivory, whose trade on the black market finances terrorists groups like Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, Sudan's Janjaweed, and Somalia's al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.
September 30 - Wednesday
8:00PM
SoCal Connected
9:00PM
"Radio Unnameable" is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Bob Fass's immense archive of audio from his program, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now.
10:30PM
Travel down the Colorado River to experience the Grand Canyon's wild splendor, and explore the connections between man and nature. With beautiful photography and deep conversations among Native American leaders, the film is a portal into the soul of the world’s largest living cathedral. Host Charlie Annenberg Weingarten was joined by Oglala Lakota activist Russell Means, Ojibwe environmentalist Winona LaDuke, Lilian Hill of the Hopi tribe and others in rafts and canoes. Native Hawaiian Archie Kalepa navigated down most of the XX-mile river gorge on a standup surfboard.