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Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Jewel in the Crown: Pandora’s Box
In 1947, Guy returns to India on the eve of independence to observe the last days of British rule. He discovers that Merrick had married Susan, but was subsequently killed. Suspicious, he investigates. more info

Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Sherlock, Season 3, Episode 1
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, "The Office UK") return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in three new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, written and created by Steven Moffat ("Dr. Who") and Mark Gatiss ("Game of Thrones"). more info

Monday, September 7, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: The Cause
Beginning with a searing indictment of slavery, this first episode dramatically evokes the causes of the war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. more info

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: A Very Bloody Affair
1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Episode Two begins with the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln’s administration and then follows Union General George McClellan’s ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula, where his huge army meets a smaller but infinitely more resourceful Confederate force. more info

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: Simply Murder
The nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg comes to two climaxes that spring: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant’s attempts to take the city by siege are stopped. more info

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: Valley of the Shadow of Death
A biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. more info

Friday, September 11, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: War is All Hell
The episode begins with William Tecumseh Sherman’s brilliant march to the sea, which brings the war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. In March, following Lincoln’s second inauguration, first Petersburg and then Richmond finally fall to Grant’s army. more info

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 8:30pm
Carol King and James Taylor: Live at the Troubador
This concert special starring Carole King and James Taylor was filmed at their 2007 performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles' famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club 40-some years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop singer-songwriter icons. web extra

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Sherlock, Season 3, Episode 2
Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day. But all isn't quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception - and someone might not make it to the happy couple's first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer. more info

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Experience: Walt Disney, Part 1
This new film examines Walt Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including Snow White, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality. more info

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Experience: Walt Disney, Part 2

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Dawn of Humanity
NOVA and National Geographic present exclusive access to a unique discovery of ancient remains.  Located in an almost inaccessible chamber deep in a South African cave, the site required recruiting a special team of experts slender enough to wriggle down a vertical, pitch-dark, eight-inch-wide passage. Most fossil discoveries of human relatives consist of just a handful of bones. But down in this hidden chamber, the team uncovered an unprecedented trove—so far, over 1,500 bones—with the potential to rewrite the story of our origins. more info

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
Simon & Garfunkel: Concert in Central Park
Join the iconic duo and the more 500,000 fans who came out for this once-in-a-lifetime 1981 benefit concert for the world’s most famous urban park. The concert features the pair’s greatest hits, from “Mrs. Robinson” to “Sounds of Silence.” support this program |

Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey
Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. more info

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Sherlock, Season 3: His Last Vow
A case of stolen letters leads Sherlock Holmes into a long conflict with Charles Augustus Magnussen, the Napoleon of blackmail, and the one man he truly hates. But how do you tackle a foe who knows the personal weakness of every person of importance in the Western world? more info