In the summer of 1964, America’s eyes were fixated on Mississippi as the state grappled with white supremacy and the restriction of voting rights for African Americans. Activists, volunteers and political organizers risked their lives advocating for equal rights for 10 weeks in what was known as the Freedom Summer. A new documentary premieres Tuesday night at 8 chronicling that impactful movement and examing its enduring effect on the United States.
Tune in to KERA TV an hour before Freedom Summer begins Tuesday to see two special episodes of With Ossie and Ruby. Following the recent death of actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee, we’re revisiting the show in which she starred with her husband Ossie Davis, which was produced by KERA in the early 1980s.
Coming Sunday is the much-anticipated return of Endeavour from Masterpiece Mystery! Shaun Evans (“The Take,” “The Virgin Queen”) returns as the young rookie DC Endeavour Morse for four new episodes beginning this Sunday at 8pm.
Here’s our rundown of what to watch this week on KERA:
Monday, June 23
9pm: BRAZIL with Michael Palin: “The Road to Rio”
Tuesday, June 24
7pm: With Ossie and Ruby: “Ghost Stories”
7:30pm: With Ossie and Ruby: “How I Got Ovah”
8pm: American Experience: “Freedom Summer”
Wednesday, June 25
7pm: Nature: Fabulous Frogs
8pm: NOVA: Deadliest Earthquakes
Thursday, June 26
7pm: Doc Martin: “Gentlemen Prefer”
8pm: Midsomer Murders: “Written in Blood, Part 2″
Friday, June 27
8pm: Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour I: “Rocket”
9:30pm: Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour I “Home”
Saturday, June 28
7pm: Father Brown II: “The Three Tools of Death”
Sunday, June 29
8pm: Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour II “Trove”
See the complete TV schedule here.