What to watch in November: more than 15 programs to see | TV conference

A new drama and many more documentaries complete this month’s lineup on KCET. Want a detective series? Consider “Halifax: Retribution“, a reboot of the acclaimed Australian crime thriller “Halifax fp” Want to see the best of the best receive recognition for their achievements? Try it”37th edition of the Imagen awards. ” Want to demystify the archaeological enigmas? Discover “NOVA: the mystery of the Nazca desertto find out what exactly these Nazca lines tell us.

See below for more programming to choose from.

November is also Native American Heritage Month – join us in honoring Indigenous culture and heritage with specially curated programming here.

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Artbound (Season 13)

Rubén Ortiz Torres explores his past and his present in an uncertain socio-economic future.

A story by Rubén Ortiz Torres (overview)

Now in its 13th season, “Artbound” examines a long-running alternative comic book series “Love and Rockets,” how Giant Robot shaped Asian American pop culture, Marcel Duchamp, and early Los Angeles contemporary art. Angeles and more. look now.

Fine Cut (Season 23)

A mother loses her daughter, a girl loses her scarecrow and a criminal loses his lover.

You’re still there (Preview)

Now in its 23rd season, “Fine Cut Festival of Films” showcases promising new filmmaking talent from Southern California, chosen by eight industry professionals. Watch stories of integration, family struggles and rebellions. look now.

Halifax: Retribution – Tuesdays, 9 p.m.

Jane Halifax returns to the rescue to find a sniper before it’s too late.


A sniper is on the loose, as Jane Halifax returns to the rescue to find the sniper before it’s too late. 20 years of racing for answers is more important than ever. look now.

November 2

The 37th edition of the Imagen Awards – 7 p.m.

The Imagen Awards recognize Latin and Latin American personalities from television, film and online media.

The 37th edition of the Imagen Awards (preview)

The Imagen Awards recognize Latin and Latin American personalities from television, film and online media. look now.

Dia de los Muertos – 8 p.m.

Enjoy a cultural and musical celebration of a wonderful and ancient tradition.


Celebrate the popular tradition observed by people of Mexican descent around the world with a new musical and cultural fiesta featuring rock greats Los Lobos, salsa-rap-reggae-funk band Ozomatli and mariachi band entirely feminine Flor de Toloache. look now.

November 4

Television Pioneers – Friday, 7 p.m.

This episode reveals how America’s best comics have gone from stage to screen.

Sitcom premiere

This nostalgic celebration of classic TV combines compelling original interviews with hilarious clips, offering a fresh take on TV’s biggest celebrities. The series covers late-night hosts, comedians, prime-time soap operas, crime dramas, barrier-breaking artists, and variety shows. Watch preview.

November 5

Frontline: Putin’s War at Home – 10 p.m.

Defiant Russians push back on Putin’s crackdown on Ukraine war critics.

“Putin’s War at Home” – Preview

Defiant Russians push back on Putin’s crackdown on Ukraine war critics. In the face of arrest and imprisonment, the inside stories of activists and journalists refusing to remain silent and protesting the Kremlin’s war effort. Watch preview.

November 6

His war, his story: Second World War – 00:00

His war, his story: the Second World War

The stories of over two dozen women’s experiences during World War II. From members of the US Women’s Army Corps to civilian witnesses of the war in Europe, this hour-long film shows how women were equal to men in patriotism, service and steadfastness in critical moments. look now.

Jack Taylor: The Company – 4 p.m.

Jack Taylor seated in a Hellcat fighter jet.

The story of a WWII veteran’s service during the war and the lessons he took home in creating one of America’s most successful post-war companies, Enterprise Rent a Car . look now.

Secrets of the Dead: decoding hieroglyphics – 9 p.m.

Research reveals hieroglyphic texts from inside the tomb of an Egyptian scribe.

Overview of decoding hieroglyphs

A review of how ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs were first translated 200 years ago and a look at the archaeological work going on in Egypt at this time to understand one of the most important scribes. Watch preview.

NOVA: Mystery of the Nazca Desert – 10 p.m.

Who created the Nazca lines and why? New clues to one of the greatest ancient puzzles.

Overview of the Mystery of the Nazca Desert

Who created the Nazca Lines, one of archaeology’s greatest mysteries, and why? Recent discoveries of long-hidden lines and figures carved into the Peruvian desert offer new clues to the origins and purpose of these giant desert symbols. Watch preview.

November 9

Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America – 8 p.m.

Jonathan Adams poses next to a body of water and a distant horizon line.
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America

Jonathan Adams travels across America to explore the masterpieces and life of Frank Lloyd Wright.

November 11th

Inside High Noon – 10 p.m.

The cast of "high noon" gathers to see a computer screen on set.
“Inside High Noon”

Explore both the historic 1952 film starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges and Katy Jurado, and the gripping story behind its troubled production. look now.

November 12

American Masters: N. Scott Momaday – 10 p.m.

Delve into the enigmatic life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet, N. Scott Momaday

Words from a Bear | Trailer

Immerse yourself in the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet, N. Scott Momaday, best known for “House Made of Dawn” and a formative voice of the Native American Renaissance in art and literature. look now.

Independent Lens: Move Me – 11:30 p.m.

A dancer paralyzed by a spinal cord injury adapts to life with a disability.

Trailer | move me

Who am I now? After an accident leaves dancer Kelsey Peterson paralyzed, she finds new allies in the spinal cord injury community while testing the limits of her recovery, body and mind. Watch preview.

November 13

Roadtrip Nation: Native Way Forward – 4 p.m.

Three people wearing sunglasses sit with a bright green van behind them.

Follow the journey of three young Indigenous adults as they travel across the country to explore the possibilities of their future. look now.

NOVA: Crypto decoded – 10 p.m.

What exactly is crypto and how does it work? This technology is more than money.

Encryption decoded preview

From Bitcoin to NFTs, crypto is making headlines. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? Go beyond the hype and skepticism to uncover the truth behind technology that some say will revolutionize more than money. Watch preview.

November 16

How to Paint the Mona Lisa – 8 p.m.

Aderbanji Alade analyzes Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa using a grid in his art studio filled with images on the walls.

The secrets of Mona Lisa are revealed as Da Vinci’s painting techniques are recreated.

November 19

Taken Hostage: A Special American Experience – 9 p.m.

Iran’s hostage crisis through the stories of those whose ordeal has fascinated the world.

Trailer | Taken hostage

Revisit the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were held hostage at the US Embassy in Tehran. Unfolding like a political thriller, the story is told through the testimonies of those who took part in the events. Watch preview.

November 20

NOVA: From zero to infinity – 10 p.m.

The concepts of zero and infinity have not always existed. They have been invented and reinvented by different cultures over thousands of years. Discover the surprising history of these key concepts that have revolutionized mathematics.

November 23

Next at the Kennedy Center: A Joni Mitchell Songbook – 8 p.m.

Joni Mitchell’s indomitable influence is celebrated with an all-star line-up at the Kennedy Center, led by multiple Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza, and accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.

November 24

RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service – Thursday, 9 p.m.

A doctor fleeing his past joins the RFDS on the very day of a disaster.


A doctor fleeing his past joins the Royal Flying Doctor Service one day when a catastrophic disaster recovery hits the team personally. Together they deal with the fallout, while continuing their highly skilled work, battling against the clock and the elements to save people from the worst day of their lives. Watch preview.

November 26

POV: Midwives – 11 p.m.

Meet two women who run a makeshift clinic in ethnically-violent western Myanmar. The Buddhist owner helps her apprentice from a disenfranchised Muslim minority group to become a stable healthcare provider for her people.

November 27

Shut up and paint – 00:30

Painter Titus Kaphar uses film as a medium while grappling with an insatiable art market seeking to silence his activism.

Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies – 10 p.m.

Explore the life and legacy of King Tutankhamun.


Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of King Tut’s tomb by exploring the mysteries of his life and burial. Egyptian archaeologist Dr Yasmin El Shazly and photographer Mahmoud Rashad inspect historical inconsistencies. Watch preview.