Sunday TV: Colorizing Old News Footage

Americans Celebrate end of WWIIWhile you’re still determining whether it’s morally right to colorize old episodes of “I Love Lucy” for modern audiences, what about altering history? The black and white footage of the old Ford assembly line, Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight, forgotten speakeasies and Wall Street during its crash are among the inky black scenes of the 1920s given a new palette through computer colorization on “America in Color” (Smithsonian, 8 p.m.). Liev Schreiber narrates the first of what will become a five part series and will move ahead chronologically by decade.

It’s accompanied by “First Ladies Revealed” (Smithsonian, 9 p.m.), the start of a new four-episode series that looks at the lives and duties of Presidential wives.

The still-learning houseguests on “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) are introduced to its new innovation, the Den of Temptation.

Stolen paint provokes a theological crisis on “My Mother and Other Strangers” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings).

Can Karen still be one of “The Real Housewives of Potomac” (Bravo, 8 p.m.) now that she’s moved out of Potomac? It’s a question for the season two finale.

“Grantchester” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) investigates an illness contracted by several villagers at a local cricket match.

The tasks on “American Grit” (Fox, 9 p.m.) aren’t fun. Maybe they are not supposed to be.

Bryce falls deeper into the Dixie Mafia on “Claws” (TNT, 9 p.m.).

Police protocol complicates work on a girl’s murder on “Prime Suspect: Tennison” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings).

Ghost faces harassment on “Power” (Starz, 9 p.m.).

An incoming danger spreads on “Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.). Then Sinbad comes to talk about it on “Talking Dead” (AMC, 10 p.m.).

Contestants on “Food Network Star” (Food, 9 p.m.) have to make an Instagram story about shopping.

The conclusion of a two part episode ends the third season of “Good Witch” (Hallmark, 9 p.m.), with Cassie going to Chicago to clear her head.

Larry begins cracking under pressure on “Invite Only Cabo” (Bravo, 9 p.m.).

“Xtreme Waterparks” (Travel, 9 p.m.) goes to Argentina, Australia and Bali; then at 9:30 p.m., Jamaica and Brazil.

It’s a pretty hateful bunch on “Famously Single” (E!, 10 p.m.).

“River Monsters: Legendary Locations” (Animal Planet, 8 and 9 p.m.) goes to Thailand and Cambodia.

Turner Classic Movies has a couple of films about family farms, “Places in the Heart” (8 p.m.) and “The Southerner” (10 p.m.). Then comes the intriguing 2015 faux documentary “Love Among the Ruins” (TCM, midnight) about the supposed discovery of a lost Italian silent film, maybe something like the 100 year old “A Man There Was” (TCM, 1:15 a.m.). Those are followed by Antonio Pietrangeli’s “I Knew Her Well” (TCM, 2:30 a.m.) and  Claude Chabrol’s “Le Beau Serge” (TCM, 4:45 a.m.).

Baseball includes Yankees at Houston (MLB, 2 p.m.) and Washington at St. Louis (ESPN, 8 p.m.).

Soccer includes Chile vs. Germany in the Confederation Cup final (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m.).

In golf, the final round is played in the Quicken Loans National (Golf, 1 p.m.; CBS, 3 p.m.), the U.S. Senior Open Championship (Fox, 1 p.m.) and the Women’s PGA Championship (NBC, 3 p.m.).

And swimming has its U.S. Championships (NBC, 1 p.m.).

Sunday Talk

ABC: Gov. John Kasich, White House Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert. CBS: Sen. Mike Lee. NBC: Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Sens. Tom Carper and Bill Cassidy. CNN: Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ben Sasse. Fox News: Sens. Rand Paul and Joe Manchin, White House director of legislative affairs Marc Short.

 

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