TV Programming Highlights

The Contenders 16 for '16

The Contenders 16 for ’16

This eight-part series reveals the humanity, the twists of fate and the surprising mistakes behind 16 of the most compelling and tumultuous presidential campaigns in modern history. Revisit the past 50 years of presidential election history to see how previous campaigns are still influencing politics in unexpected ways.

Tuesdays, September 13-November 1, at 8:00 p.m.

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Henry Lloyd-Hughes as Ralph Whelan, Jemima West as Alice Whelan, Julie Walters as Cynthia, Aysha Kala as Sooni, and Nikesh Patel as Aafrin Dalal

Indian Summers on Masterpiece

The series described by Variety as “picturesque, wonderfully soapy and set against a rich historical backdrop” returns for a second season. It’s 1935 in Simla—an Indian retreat for British colonials set in the Himalayas.

Sundays at 10:00 p.m.

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Maasai cattle herder, Parapakuni, surveying the grasslands of the Serengeti plains in Tanzania.

Forces of Nature

The forces of nature have kept Earth on the move since it was formed billions of years ago. Though we can’t feel the motion, we experience the consequences – from tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest to the ruinous power of hurricanes.

Wednesdays, September 14-October 5, at 8:00 p.m.

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Judy Woodruff (left) and Gwen Ifill (right) co-anchor the nightly broadcast.

PBS NewsHour Debates 2016: A Special Report

The PBS NewsHour presents live coverage of the presidential candidates’ debate (moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt) followed by analysis, co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, with David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NewsHour correspondent John Yang on location.

Monday, September 26, at 9:00 p.m.

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Penn State Coach James Franklin linking arms with members of the Penn State football team

Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story

Returning for its third season, this weekly preview show chronicles the Nittany Lions’ journey throughout the 2016 football season.

Fridays at 9:00 p.m., rebroadcast Saturdays, at 11:00 a.m.

 

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

FRONTLINE: The Choice 2016

Go behind the headlines generated by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, two of the most polarizing candidates in modern history, to investigate what has shaped them, where they came from, how they lead and why they want to be president.

Tuesday, September 27, at 9:00 p.m.

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Artist Gary Staab begins the process of replicating Otzi The Iceman Mummy

NOVA: Iceman Reborn

Otzi the Iceman is Europe’s oldest known natural mummy. This extraordinary body has been locked away, out of reach, in a frozen crypt – until now.  New revelations about Otzi’s life and legacy come to light, including surprising secrets hidden in his genetic code.

Wednesday, September 28, at 9:00 p.m.

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