Television Program Highlights
OPERATION WILD
Season 1, Episode 01
Wednesday, July 1 at 8:00 pm EDT

Learn whether an ingenious idea could help save giant pandas, and if an operation deep in the jungle can transform the life of a young gorilla. Watch as an elephant with a gunshot wound makes an extraordinary journey.

Additional Broadcast Times: Sunday, July 5 at 1:00 pm EDT
FIRST PEOPLES
ASIA/AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 pm EDT

What happened when we expanded out of Africa and into Asia -- where did we go and whom did they meet along the way? The latest evidence suggests we left far earlier than previously thought and interbred with a newly-discovered type of ancient human -- the Denisovans. The existence of these people was only established four years ago, when geneticists extracted DNA from a tiny fragment of finger bone. And because our ancestors mated with them, their genes found a home within our DNA. More than that, they've helped us survive and thrive.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
VINTAGE DENVER
Saturday, July 4 at 6:00 pm EDT

Uncover changes in the value of appraisals from 15 years ago. Highlights include a Bakelite collection, a 19th-century Tabor mining archive and some Jessie Willcox Smith paintings. See which item more than doubles its original valuation.

CAPITOL FOURTH
Season 20, Episode 15
Saturday, July 4 at 8:00 pm EDT

Celebrate the country's 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza and the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. America's favorite Independence Day celebration is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Additional Broadcast Times: Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 pm EDT
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Episode 02
Sunday, July 5 at 8:00 pm EDT

Alan finally lets Celia into his secret about Gary, but is saddened when Celia punishes Caroline on her wedding day for his mistake. Meanwhile, Gillian loses her job after a humiliating visit from Cheryl.

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
PART THREE
Sunday, July 5 at 9:00 pm EDT

Poldark's battle with the local gentry deepens. He faces one turning point with Elizabeth and another with Demelza.

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Additional Broadcast Times: Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 pm EDT
CRIMSON FIELD
EPISODE 3
Sunday, July 5 at 10:00 pm EDT

Thomas wrestles with a growing attraction to Kitty, a terrified patient faces court martial and Sister Joan reveals a dark secret to one of her patients.

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OPERATION WILD
Season 1, Episode 02
Wednesday, July 8 at 8:00 pm EDT

Find out how pioneering medicine is transforming ways to tend to animals. See a rhino's groundbreaking skin graft after poachers stole her horns and an orangutan's micro-surgery to try to restore her sight - and her freedom.

FIRST PEOPLES
EUROPE
Wednesday, July 8 at 9:00 pm EDT

When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of human were similar enough to interbreed - and they were just as capable at making artifacts. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe, there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought. The balance of power had shifted and Neanderthals were overwhelmed. Ever since, we've had Europe and the rest of the world to ourselves.

AMERICAN MASTERS
HARPER LEE: AMERICAN MASTERS
Friday, July 10 at 9:00 pm EDT

Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" has been a national pastime for five decades -- it is still selling nearly a million copies a year, its classic popularity and power are a common reference. And the courtroom image of Gregory Peck, as the passionate Atticus Finch, gave us an enduring picture for the novel's message. Behind it all was a young Southern girl named Nelle Harper Lee, who once said she wanted to be Alabama's Jane Austen. This program explores her life and unravels its mysteries, particularly why she never published again. Illuminated with family photos, revealing personal letters and an exclusive interview with her sister, Alice Finch Lee (100 years old), the film is steeped in the texture of the novel's Deep South and the social changes it inspired. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and Andrew Young reflect on how "Mockingbird" shaped their lives.

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
PART TWO
Saturday, July 11 at 9:00 pm EDT

Determined to open his risky copper mine, Poldark seeks backers. Verity's big chance leads to a showdown.

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Episode 03
Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 pm EDT

Celia builds bridges with Alan and accepts Gary into her life, despite her initial reservations. Although relations with Caroline are still fraught, Celia doesn't hesitate to stand by her side when she receives some devastating news.

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
PART FOUR
Sunday, July 12 at 9:00 pm EDT

The community awaits news of the fish harvest. Poldark's copper mine struggles. Demelza must get used to a new way of life.

Additional Broadcast Times: Saturday, July 18 at 9:00 pm EDT
BLACKOUT: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Season 27, Episode 07
Tuesday, July 14 at 9:00 pm EDT

Look back at what happened in New York City the night the lights went out in July of 1977, plunging 7 million city residents into darkness. By the time power was restored, stores and businesses had been looted and burned and thousands had been arrested.

FRONTLINE
ESCAPING ISIS
Tuesday, July 14 at 10:00 pm EDT

Hear gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS. This hard-hitting film explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves, the people who saved them and women who endured-and also enforced-ISIS' harsh rules.

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OPERATION WILD
Season 1, Episode 03
Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 pm EDT

Witness extreme dentistry on a five-ton elephant and keyhole surgery on a giant tortoise. Find out if a remarkable invention can help a dolphin swim again.

GREAT PERFORMANCES
DRIVING MISS DAISY
Friday, July 17 at 9:00 pm EDT

Enjoy performances by Angela Lansbury as a well-to-do Jewish matron and James Earl Jones as her African-American chauffeur, a twosome whose unlikely friendship evolves during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights era.

FATHER BROWN
THE CURSE OF AMENHOTEP
Saturday, July 18 at 8:00 pm EDT

After Sir Raleigh's new bride insists on seeing his Egyptian mummy, her dead body is found in a locked room. Father Brown investigates - has Amenhotep risen from the dead?

Additional Broadcast Times: Sunday, July 19 at 7:00 pm EDT
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Episode 04
Sunday, July 19 at 8:00 pm EDT

Caroline is overwhelmed at the prospect of looking after baby Flora, until a stranger walks into her life and may be the answer to her prayers.

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
PART FIVE
Sunday, July 19 at 9:00 pm EDT

Poldark and Demelza start a family. Demelza plays matchmaker. The miners riot. And Francis takes desperate measures to recoup his losses.

Additional Broadcast Times: Saturday, July 25 at 9:00 pm EDT
ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED - A PIONEERS OF TELEVISI...

Monday, July 20 at 10:00 pm EDT

This tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams features one of his last full-length interviews for the PIONEERS OF TELEVISION series, including never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him, and clips from his career.

HUMANITY FROM SPACE

Tuesday, July 21 at 8:00 pm EDT

From the perspective of space, trace humankind's journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. With mind-boggling data and CGI, the program shows how we've transformed our planet and produced a world of extraordinary complexity.

LIFE ON THE REEF
EPISODE ONE
Wednesday, July 22 at 8:00 pm EDT

View the reef as tourists enjoy the perfect weather, humpback whales give birth and fire destroys a luxury yacht. On the most protected island in Australia, 20,000 green sea turtles return to the biggest reptilian breeding colony on Earth.

FATHER BROWN
THE INVISIBLE MAN
Saturday, July 25 at 8:00 pm EDT

The circus brings death to Kembleford when a clown is murdered. Father Brown must determine who the killer is and why a parishioner has agreed to marry the sinister wizard Welkin.

Additional Broadcast Times: Sunday, July 26 at 7:00 pm EDT
LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Season 3, Episode 05
Sunday, July 26 at 8:00 pm EDT

Caroline is relieved to find that Greg is a natural with Flora and a positive influence on Lawrence. Alan begins to distance himself from Gary, while Gillian discovers that their private family matter has just gone public.

POLDARK ON MASTERPIECE
PART SIX
Sunday, July 26 at 9:00 pm EDT

A mysterious smelting company challenges the local copper barons. Poldark confronts the same cardsharp who swindled Francis.

Additional Broadcast Times: Saturday, August 1 at 9:00 pm EDT
CRIMSON FIELD
EPISODE 6
Sunday, July 26 at 10:00 pm EDT

As Joan faces a possible lifetime in prison, Kitty's wracked with guilt that she knew about Joan but didn't stop her. Kitty is desperate for someone to trust, but will she turn to Thomas or Miles? As the war machine grinds on, faith, hope and love are put to the test.

BOMB

Tuesday, July 28 at 8:00 pm EDT

See how America developed the most destructive invention in human history - the nuclear bomb - how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Hear from historians and those who experienced the dawn of the atomic age.

URANIUM - TWISTING THE DRAGON'S TAIL
Season 1, Episode 01
Tuesday, July 28 at 10:00 pm EDT

This series reveals the cultural, scientific and natural history of the most wondrous and terrifying rock on Earth. This is the extraordinary, untold story of uranium.

LIFE ON THE REEF
EPISODE TWO
Wednesday, July 29 at 8:00 pm EDT

Witness the explosion of life on the reef as the wet season approaches: corals spawn, sea birds nest and thousands of turtle hatchlings erupt over the beaches. Soon torrential rain and storms will bring change and upheaval to the delicate ecosystem.

NOVA
NUCLEAR MELTDOWN DISASTER
Wednesday, July 29 at 9:00 pm EDT

Four years after one of history's worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.

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FATHER BROWN
THE SIGN OF THE BROKEN SWORD
Saturday, August 1 at 8:00 pm EDT

A murder at the local army barracks using a legendary broken sword leads Father Brown to investigate another death at Dunkirk some 13 years ago.

Additional Broadcast Times: Sunday, August 2 at 7:00 pm EDT