Thursday TV: Healing PTSD with Poetry

cq5dam.web.1200.675-5Veteran’s Day weekend kicks off early with the documentary “We Are Not Done Yet” (HBO, 8 p.m.) about the process of a poetry workshop among 10 veterans struggling with PTSD. Its eventual performances are directed by “Westworld” actor Jeffrey Wright, who also produced the film, directed by Sareen Hairabedian.

Another documentary, “Give Us This Day” (DirecTV, 10 p.m.) looks at a year in the city with the nation’s highest murder rate, East St. Louis, Ill.

The rise of women in Congress has yet to be matched by women in comedy, but it’s rising with the third season premiere of the Canadian import “Baroneess Von Sketch Show” (IFC, 9 p.m.), featuring a quartet of talented women.

Turner Classic Movies’ focus on early women filmmakers winds up with the 100-year-old films “Broadway Love” (8 p.m.) from director Ida May Park and “The Dream Lady” (9:15 p.m.) from Elsie Jane Wilson. They are followed by Nell Shipman’s 1920 “Something New” (10:15 p.m.), the stylish 1923  “Salome” (midnight), co-written (with Oscar Wilde) by Natacha Rambova, and produced by its star Alla Nazimova. Lita Lawrence’s 1928 “Motherhood: Life’s Greatest Miracle” (1:30 a.m.) is perhaps the earliest surviving feature film directed by an African-American woman. Things weren’t completely enlightened, though — for the 1929 “Linda” (2:45 a.m.), the director is listed as “Mrs. Wallace Reid.”

Jenna Coleman doffs the queenly crown to star as a young mother who has lost her baby in the four-part thriller “The Cry” (Sundance Now, streaming), that also stars Ewen Leslie and is based on Helen FitzGerald’s novel.

Katie Couric hosts a lifetime achievement award ceremony for Jim on “Murphy Brown” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.), and Bette Midler shows up.

Three on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC, 8 p.m.) go to Los Angeles.

Now Maggie is missing on “Supernatural” (CW, 8 p.m.).

On “Superstore” (NBC, 8 p.m.), maternity leave is suddenly an issue.

Sheldon tries to bond with Amy’s parents on “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.) while “Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) gets involved in a video game.

“The Voice” (NBC, 9 p.m.) reviews the Top 24 they’ve ended up with.

Eleanor recalls more forgotten events from her past on “The Good Place” (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

Four have to do community service on “Legacies” (CW, 9 p.m.).

“Shahs of Sunset” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) finally throw MJ’s wedding.

There’s some closet cleaning on “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

On “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC, 10 p.m.), a waitress is assaulted in an after-hours VIP party.

The captain tries to bond with his crew at “Station 19” (ABC, 9 p.m.).

“S.W.A.T.” (CBS, 10 p.m.) goes after a group reviving the SLA.

Snooki is in a downward spiral on “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” (MTV, 8 p.m.).

Thursday Night Football has Carolina at Pittsburgh (Fox, 8 p.m.).

NBA action includes Houston at Oklahoma City (TNT, 8 p.m.) and Milwaukee at Golden State (TNT, 10:30 p.m.).

Hey, there’s baseball! You’ll have to stay up half the night for it, but it’s the MLB All-Stars vs. the Yomiri Giants (MLB, 4:30 a.m.) in the Japan All-Star Series.

College football has North Carolina Central at Bethune-Cookman (ESPNU, 7 p.m.) and Wake Forest at North Carolina State (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Mark Wahlberg, Leann Rimes, Katie Lowes. The View: April Ryan, John C. Reilly. The Talk: Keke Palmer, Perez Hilton, Vanessa Lachey. Steve Harvey: William Shatner. Ellen DeGeneres: Leah Remini, Timothy Fletcher, Malik Perry. Wendy Williams: Chassie Post. The Real: Jovan Adepo.

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Billy Crystal, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Big Red Machine. Jimmy Kimmel: Anthony Anderson, Sebastian Stan, Jeff Goldblum. Jimmy Fallon: Emma Stone, Bridget Everett, Finesse Mitchell. Seth Meyers: Tracy Morgan, David Remnick, Franklin Vanderbilt. James Corden: Minnie Driver, Jack Whitehall, Chloe x Halle. Carson Daly: Mira Sorvino, Houndmouth, Daniel Ezra. Trevor Noah: Swizz Beatz.

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