WCTE schedule April 5-11


Monday, April 5

7 p.m. — “Hemingway”

A Writer (1899-1929)

Hemingway, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I. He marries Hadley Richardson and moves to Paris, publishes The Sun Also Rises and finds critical and commercial success with his second novel, A Farewell to Arms.

9 p.m. — “Hemingway”

A Writer (1899-1929)

Tuesday, April 6

7 p.m. — “Hemingway”

The Avatar (1929-1944)

Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer but can’t stay put for long. He reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.

9 p.m. — “Hemingway”

The Avatar (1929-1944)

Wednesday, April 7

7 p.m. — “Hemingway”

The Blank Page (1944-1961)

Hemingway follows the Army as they advance through Europe. Afterwards, he tries to start a life with Mary Welsh, but is beset with tragedies. He publishes The Old Man and the Sea to acclaim but is overcome by his declining mental condition.

9 p.m. — “Hemingway”

The Blank Page (1944-1961)

Thursday, April 8

7 p.m. –– “It’s Your Business with Michael Aikens”

Join Michael Aikens when he takes us to Stolen Coin Oyster Bar & Bistro in Gainesboro and Big Tony’s Pizzeria in Cookeville to talk about how their businesses have survived during the COVID-19 pandemic.

7:30 p.m. –– “Tennessee Crossroads (TBA)”

8 p.m. –– “Live Green Tennessee”

In this episode, we go snorkeling at T.O.Y.S. to identify aquatic species. Then, we head to East Tennessee to meet a Potter. And finally, we go to Maryville College to visit the sustainable Crawford House.

8:30 p.m. –– “One on One with Becky Magura”

Join Becky Magura when she sits down with former U.S. Congressman, Bob Clement, a Nashville, Tennessee politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1988 until 2003 to discuss family, career and politics.

9 p.m. — “Frank Goad Clement: 41st Governor of Tennessee”

Enjoy a tour of The Clement Railroad History Museum to learn all about its history and the past centered around one of the state’s great public servants, former Governor Frank Goad Clement, who died in a tragic car accident in 1959.

9:40 p.m. — “The Extra Mile”

The Extra Mile is a short documentary on Senator Alexander’s walk across TN when he was campaigning for Governor.

10 p.m. — “Bluegrass Underground”

10:30 p.m. — “Songs at the Center”

Friday, April 9

5 p.m. –– “WCTE Live at 5”

5:30 p.m. — “BBC World News Today”

6 p.m. –– “PBS News Hour”

7 p.m. –– “Washington Week”

7:30 p.m. –– “Firing Line with Margaret Hoover”

8 p.m. –– “American Masters”

Dive into the life and work of Oliver Sacks -- the legendary neurologist and beloved author who was a fearless explorer of the brain and mind.

10 p.m. –– “Song of the Mountains”

The Dillards & The Mayberry Deputy

Saturday, April 10

7 p.m. –– “Classic Gospel”

Country Roots, Gospel Favorites

8 p.m. –– “Antiques Roadshow”

Our 50 States 1

9 p.m. –– “Lost River Sessions”

Old-time folk duo, 10 String Symphony, perform a balanced acoustic session in the Loving Chapel Stables, a repurposed horse stable in Franklin, KY.

9:30 p.m. –– “The Upper Cumberland Camera”

Join us as we take you to a Junior Livestock event at the Putnam County Fair Grounds, and then to the Cookeville Drama Center for a summer theatre production of “Annie.”

10 p.m. –– “Austin City Limits”

Thrill to an hour with progressive R&B maverick Janelle Monae as the singer and actress performs songs from her acclaimed LP Dirty Computer.

Sunday, April 11

3 p.m. –– “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”

Guests: Gatlin Brothers (Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin)

3:30 p.m. –– “Sun Studio Sessions”

4 p.m. –– “Downton Abbey Season 2 on Masterpiece”

5:30 p.m. –– “Bluegrass Underground”

6 p.m. –– “PBS News Hour Weekend”

6:30 p.m. –– “One On One with Becky Magura”

Join Becky Magura when she sits down with former U.S. Congressman, Bob Clement, a Nashville, Tennessee politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1988 until 2003.

7 p.m. — “My Grandparents’ War”

Follow actor Mark Rylance as he explores the extraordinary story of his grandfather, who spent nearly four years as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II, and examines his own beliefs about war and peace in the process.

8 p.m. — “Atlantic Crossing On Masterpiece”

Olav and the king plan their escape. Meanwhile, Martha and the children take refuge with her Swedish royal relatives. But the Nazis threaten the king if he harbors the crown princess.

9 p.m. — “World on Fire on Masterpiece”

A month into war and with Warsaw destroyed, Harry is desperate for news, while Kasia joins the Polish resistance.

10 p.m. — “Reel South”

A jovial love letter to the game of golf, told by the Black golfers who, despite segregation and racist systems, built a vibrant culture and lasting community on a municipal golf course in Asheville, NC.

10:30 p.m. — “Reel South”

In rural Louisiana, an annual high school football game unites a historically segregated town and allows sport to act as a form of inter-generational, anti-racist reconciliation.   


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