Schedule Watch: September 21

There’s a new billing for Wednesday’s Grand Designs NZ (Three, 7.30): Musicians Justine and Marc swap their Auckland home for the mountains of Central Otago, where they risk all by adapting an American design they found online for the Southern Hemisphere.

On this weekend’s Sunday (TVNZ 1, 7.30): New Zealand is in the middle of a measles epidemic and the infectious disease is far more serious than many think. But who’s suffering most and how do we stop this critical public health crisis?

Appearing on this week’s Real Time With Bill Maher (SoHo/SoHo2, various times) are:

  • Guests: Samantha Power, former UN Ambassador and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of  “The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir”; and Sarah Haider, a human rights activist and executive director of Ex-Muslims of North America
  • Panellists: Heather McGhee, an NBC news policy analyst; Timothy Naftali, a presidential historian and co-author of “Impeachment: An American History”; and Andrew Sullivan is a writer-at-large for New York magazine.

On Sunday’s 60 Minutes (Prime, 10.30): Lesley Stahl talks to Ben Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials after WWII, and a renowned wildlife photographer goes to the ends of earth to capture beautiful animals.

On Monday’s Fair Go (TVNZ 1, 7.30): Volunteers are the backbone of communities, but what happens when they have to fork out, in order to help out? And the team tracks down a trader selling goods they cannot deliver.

Chris Parker, Jesse Griffin and Madeleine Sami will appear on Wednesday’s Have You Been Paying Attention? (TVNZ 2, 7.30).

Booked this week for Prime’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert are:

  • Monday: Compilation special
  • Tuesday: Paul McCartney
  • Wednesday: Whoopi Goldberg, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Thursday: Renee Zellweger, Walton Goggins
  • Friday: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Brittany Howard.

And lined up for TVNZ 1’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show are:

  • Monday: Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Lopez
  • Tuesday: Simon Cowell
  • Wednesday: Katy Perry and Renée Zellweger
  • Thursday: Michelle Obama
  • Friday: Wanda Sykes.
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