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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 9:00pm
In Their Own Words: Queen Elizabeth II
Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years. more info

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Bigger Than T. rex
Almost a century ago, paleontologists found fossil bones from a dinosaur that was bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Spinosaurus fossils were destroyed in a WWII bombing raid. Now, the discovery of new bones in Morocco is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. more info

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Masters: Althea
Uncover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) — a decade before Arthur Ashe. The documentary explores her mentoring by boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, former New York City mayor David Dinkins and others.

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

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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