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Upcoming TV Highlights

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00pm
American Experience: JFK

A two-part profile of John F. Kennedy begins with his early years, detailing the health challenges he faced; his heroism after his PT boat was hit by an enemy destroyer during World War II; and his first run for Congress. Also: the 1960 presidential race, which featured the first televised presidential debates. Among those sharing insights: his sister Jean Kennedy Smith and niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend; presidential biographers Robert A. Caro and Robert Dallek; and historian David Nasaw.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 9:00pm
Newton Minow: An American Story

A profile of former FCC chairman Newton Minow, who described television as a "vast wasteland" in 1961. Included: remarks from Minow, his wife Jo and daughters Martha, Mary and Nell.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 9:00pm
How Sherlock Changed the World
How the investigative techniques used by the fictional Sherlock Holmes influenced real-life criminal investigations. Included: remarks from forensic scientists, including Dr. Henry Lee, and author Anthony Horowitz ("The House of Silk").