KCET Primetime Highlights

Today's Must See
August 2015 Highlights
Please be advised that the following schedule does sometimes change over the course of the month.
August 1 - Saturday
8:02PM
The acoustic guitarist delivers a dazzling performance with showmanship, flair and flawless skills.
9:30PM
This celebration of Celtic and Irish history features the group's traditional numbers "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Red, Red Rose."
August 2 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown and his friends find themselves stranded. At Hotel Cuba, the dish of the day is death.
9:00PM
Two murders lead Vera to investigate the relationships among bird-watching friends.
10:31PM
'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.
August 3 - Monday
8:00PM
When the team investigates the death of a military police officer's researcher, D.A.C. Strickland introduces Pullman to a war crimes prosecutor who proves to be more than helpful to their case.
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 fought to protect pigs last week and fights for prostitutes this week.
August 4 - 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
From Latin alternative rock to politically-charged hip-hop, Ceci Bastida's rhythmic sound travels across genres.
9:32PM
KCET's world music video series kicked off with Rajasthani folk group Barmer Boys, Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor, and South Korean indie rockers Thornapple.
10:00PM
This episode takes a look at the Los Angeles-wide biking/walking extravaganza Ciclavia and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace.
10:30PM
'Earth Focus' investigates why there's no federal regulation for coal ash, which is radioactive and carcinogenic.
August 5 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Should terminally ill Californians have the option to end their own lives, as patients in Oregon and Washington do?
8:30PM
We learn how to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, improve the lives of people trapped in poverty, and sequester carbon naturally.
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
Yellow stars painted during the Holocaust are preserved on a synagogue exterior wall in France.
August 6 - Thursday
8:00PM
News of Martin and Louisa's engagement spreads like wildfire -- like the outbreak of a respiratory infection in the village.
8:46PM
A bride-to-be is found drowned in her hotel bath after her bachelorette party. Meanwhile, D.S. Camille Bordey leaves for a new job in Paris.
9:39PM
It's the last week of elementary school and Martin is determined to end his time there with a bang.
10:03PM
Senior MI5 management decide to introduce random drug testing and The Examiner, it appears, has something of a soft spot for illegal substances.
10:31PM
'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.
August 7 - Friday
8:04PM
Is there life after capitalism? Professor Richard Wolff thinks so.
10:00PM
Ed Slot shows how to take retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid Uncle Sam.
August 8 - 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.
August 9 - Sunday
8:00PM
When a body is discovered in a vineyard, Father Brown must search for the murderer.
9:00PM
When an escaped convict throws herself in front of a bus, Vera delves into an 11-year-old murder case of a teen girl and puts a small community at edge.
10:32PM
The acoustic guitarist delivers a dazzling performance with showmanship, flair and flawless skills.
August 10 - Monday
8:00PM
When forced to hand over a murder investigation linked to her very first case, Sandra makes a huge decision that's going to change UCOS forever.
9:00PM
After promising that the chaos of her personal life is behind her, Rachel discovers that her mother's new beau was once charged with domestic abuse.
10:00PM
When Birgitte scouts a non-politician to run for parliament on her party's ticket, the newbie gets a lesson in mudslinging straight out of the gate.
August 11 - 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
This vintage jam session from the 1970s features country-crooner-turner-actor Kris Kristofferson, whose low drawl and lonesome guitar strums made him an icon of the Western revival.
9:31PM
The stars will align when you watch these music videos from Trinidadian steel pan player Fimber Bravo, Spanish indie pop group La Bien Querida, and Chinese punk rockers Hedgehog.
10:00PM
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.
10:30PM
We learn how to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, improve the lives of people trapped in poverty, and sequester carbon naturally.
August 12 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Cara Santa Maria looks at how police departments across Ventura County have implemented comprehensive crisis intervention training for all officers.
8:30PM
Distinguished meteorology professor Michael Mann talks about the politics of climate change and the impact it's had on science and policy.
9:00PM
The film takes an uncompromising yet life-affirming look at the lives of eight people who have made a life for themselves within the community of homelessness.
10:30PM
The lives of three Montagnard immigrant families in Greensboro, North Carolina are spotlighted.
August 13 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin and Louisa's wedding day is disastrous. The bridesmaid gets injured, the priest gets drunk, and the couple gets cold feet.
8:47PM
With Camille now in France and Florence promoted to sergeant, clumsy new officer J.P. Hooper joins the investigation when the lead singer of a veteran pop group is electrocuted in a swimming pool.
9:40PM
Martin's livid when his family goes on vacation during the World Cup so he tries to hitchhike back to Ireland to watch a match on home turf.
10:04PM
The day of the big custody hearing finally arrives and everyone thinks the outcome is a foregone conclusion: Marcus has already packed his bags.
10:32PM
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa celebrates the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
August 14 - Friday
9:02PM
In November 2012, bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben and 350.org, the organization he founded, hit the road to build a movement to challenge the fossil fuel industry.
10:04PM
"Cubamerican" is the stirring story of how the Cuban Revolution shattered the Cuban family.
August 15 - 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."
10:01PM
'Echoes of Creation' (a companion film to 'Sacred Earth') takes you on a profound journey through the pristine wilderness of Alaska, ancient sequoias of California, and lush Pacific Northwest.
August 16 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary Flambeau.
9:00PM
A murder at a remote cottage takes Vera Stanhope back to a place full of childhood memories.
10:30PM
Ed Slot shows how to take retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid Uncle Sam.
August 17 - Monday
8:00PM
Tensions run high when DCI Sasha Miller takes the reins at UCOS after DS Sandra Pullman's exit.
9:00PM
Gill lets slip that Janet was first choice for the sergeant's job, leaving Rachel floored. Janet is later baffled by Rachel pulling rank.
10:00PM
Birgitte crashes and burns during a live TV1 debate in a performance that's a far cry from the one she delivered in the series premiere.
August 18 - 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
Watch powerful performances from young artists shaping the future of music in Southern California, including Cherry Glazerr and The Bots.
9:30PM
Get your dance on to music from Berlin-based pop band OY, Brazilian indie musician Nobat, and electronic artist A Thousand Years.
10:00PM
The episode begins with a Big Parade in Los Angeles and then boldly strides across America from Austin to Atlanta.
10:30PM
Distinguished meteorology professor Michael Mann talks about the politics of climate change and the impact it's had on science and policy.
August 19 - Wednesday
8:00PM
"SoCal Connected" reveals how water needs in Southern California are negatively affecting a particular group of orcas in the Bay Area called the Southern Residents.
8:30PM
Here's why the U.S. nuclear power industry is underinsured by hundreds of billions of dollars.
9:00PM
'Utopia' is a harrowing film about the continued plight of aboriginals in Australia.
August 20 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin's dreams are turned upside-down when Louisa returns to Portwenn with big news.
8:46PM
The star player of Saint Marie's beach volleyball team is murdered and her body dumped on a beach a day after the team makes it to the finals.
9:39PM
Martin promptly falls in love with his art teacher on the first day of class, and tries to impress her with his smooth moves at the school dance.
10:04PM
Marcus runs for class president, but can't compete with the new kid in school who's paying off the principal.
10:30PM
This celebration of Celtic and Irish history features the group's traditional numbers "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Red, Red Rose."
August 21 - Friday
9:00PM
Rick Steves shares valuable insights on art, culture and history in Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin.
10:00PM
As President of the Philippines, Elpidio Quirino made a remarkable decision, against a wave of opposition, to grant pardons to Japanese war criminals from World War II that were held in his country.
August 22 - Saturday
8:00PM
Ed Slot shows how to take retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid Uncle Sam.
10:02PM
Poignant and often heartbreaking stories of families across the country who have a gay child.
August 23 - Sunday
8:00PM
Father Brown visits Jacob, who is determined to prove that a time machine was involved in a murder.
9:00PM
When an on-the-lam single mother is run off the road and murdered, Vera's only clues are a pair of plane tickets, £2,000, and a frightened young boy.
10:30PM
Steven Masley, MD shares three simple steps that will help reverse the onset of aging and disease.
August 24 - Monday
8:00PM
DCI Miller is faced with a dilemma when the investigation of a corrupt senior officer calls into question the conviction of someone she believes is guilty of murdering her former work partner.
9:00PM
When an unconscious baby is admitted to the hospital, the staff is concerned that his injuries don't match his parents' explanations.
10:00PM
The New Democrats discover a mole in their ranks.
August 25 - Tuesday
8:00PM
The episode explores art along the U.S.-Mexico border, including Paul Turounet's photographs of undocumented border-crossers printed on metal.
9:00PM
A new generation of singer-songwriters is defining California's sound. Watch performances by Jenny Lewis, LP, and Chelsea Wolfe.
9:30PM
Our audience's favorite music videos include Fimber Bravo's cosmic "Life After Doomsday."
10:00PM
This episode explores the hidden shorelines of Manhattan and travels high into the Rocky Mountains with stops in Denver, Portland, and Washington D.C.
10:30PM
Here's why the U.S. nuclear power industry is underinsured by hundreds of billions of dollars.
August 26 - Wednesday
8:00PM
Host Val Zavala tours the offices of the country's fourth largest newspaper with its 14th and newest publisher, Austin Beutner.
8:30PM
'Earth Focus' showcases films documenting watershed restoration efforts.
9:00PM
In December 2012 a young medical student was brutally gang-raped on board a bus in Delhi. Horrified by the attack, 28-year-old British Asian Radha Bedi travels to India to uncover the reality of life for young women there.
10:00PM
The story of the women who took part in the first women's national air derby in 1929.
August 27 - Thursday
8:00PM
Martin gets double the baby grief, with pregnant Louisa finding her return to Portwenn difficult and with a patient seeking infertility treatments.
8:46PM
DI Goodman is embroiled in the cutthroat world of corporate team-building when an entrepreneur is killed, but a surprise revelation from one of the suspects threatens to derail the investigation.
9:39PM
Martin and Padraic start building a raft to sail down the river à la 'Huckleberry Finn,' but construction takes a little longer than expected.
10:03PM
When Tim becomes infatuated with a woman in the Witness Protection Program, Judith, Chris, Owen, and The Examiner all team up to get rid of her.
August 28 - Friday
8:32PM
Poignant and often heartbreaking stories of families across the country who have a gay child.
10:00PM
Ed Slot shows how to take retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid Uncle Sam.
August 29 - Saturday
8:00PM
A post-Katrina African American/Creole family struggles not to give up their bayou culture.
9:00PM
This documentary explores the United States Coast Guard's swift response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
10:30PM
An illuminating, off-the-beaten-path tour of Hawaii's six major islands and scenic wonders.
August 30 - Sunday
8:00PM
A death at a stone circle of a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to investigate the scene.
9:00PM
Vera is reunited with her first sergeant, Stuart Macken, when his house is tragically firebombed.
10:30PM
This celebration of Celtic and Irish history features the group's traditional numbers "Whiskey in the Jar" and "Red, Red Rose."
August 31 - Monday
8:00PM
It's the circle of love: Gerry's youngest daughter is about to marry a solicitor, while Sasha is forced to work with her ex-husband.
9:00PM
Troubled by Gill's remarks about Will, Rachel ducks out of going to an award ceremony with him.
10:00PM
Dirtied by a mud-slinging Jacob Kruse, Birgitte considers stooping down to his level of personal attacks to rise above the competition.