Highlights April 1 to April 7

Posted on March 29, 2024

Monday, April 1st

Antiques Roadshow heads to Raleigh in search of treasures, including 1994 Maya Angelou Spingarn Awards, a 1939 autographed Baseball Hall of Fame program and a Le Pho La Cueillette des Pommes Cannelle oil, ca. 1950. One is $60,000 to $100,000! Antiques Roadshow North Carolina Museum of Art Hour 1 at 7:00 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stephen Fletcher travel to the Japanese American Museum of San Jose to learn about arts and crafts made by Japanese and Japanese Americans interned in camps during World War II. Highlights include an Italian hotel proprietor's autograph book that includes signatures from John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain; a Margaret Keane "Big Eye" painting; and a collection of 1936-1939 Edward Weston photographs, previously owned by Academy Award-winning special effects artist Warren Newcombe, and now valued at $180,000 to $260, 000. Antiques Roadshow Santa Clara, Hour 1 at 8:00 pm.

Daniel Patrick Moynihan was the quintessential American poet-politician. He alone infused public policy with a language, literature, and lyricism that no American public figure in the latter half of the twentieth century could match. The film takes a personal look at a public man who was not only an intellectual but also an aesthete who was deeply committed to making an inimitable impact on the world. With unprecedented access to the Moynihan archives made available by his family, the film will capture and define a character whose life embodied a quintessential American story. The range of Moynihan's interests was extraordinary: architecture, urban planning, public works, transportation safety, international diplomacy, government secrecy and above all, an unyielding commitment to creating systemic change for the American underclass. Directed by Joe Dorman. American Masters Moynihan at 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 2

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the surprising roots of two people who were raised by artists: actor Michael Douglas and writer/director Lena Dunham. Finding Your Roots In The Blood at 7:00 pm.

The dramatic story of how nearly five centuries of ancient Roman democracy was overthrown in just 16 years... by one man. This is the story of a brazen, ambitious power-grab that saw Julius Caesar consolidate the vast power of Rome in his own hands. Episode 1: Caesar enters into dangerous alliances and bends the rules of the Republic in his bid to become Consul: the highest political position in Rome. But one man - Cato - is hellbent on bringing him down. Julius Caesar: The Making of a Dictator High Priest at 8:00 pm.

How a young National Guardsman allegedly leaked classified documents onto the Discord chat platform. With The Washington Post, Jack Teixeira's alleged leak of national security secrets, why he wasn't stopped, and the role of platforms like Discord. Frontline The Discord Leaks at 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 3rd

Explore the spectacular cosmic phenomenon of a total solar eclipse. Nova The Great American Eclipse at 7:00 pm.

Travel around the world with Ari Wallach as he weaves together history, science, and storytelling to expand our understanding of where we find ourselves and what we can do to ensure a better future for the generations to come. Episode 1: Join Ari Wallach on his journey to seek the individuals and ideas that can shape a better, more sustainable future that each generation can build upon. A Brief History of the Future Beyond The Now at 8:00 pm.

The Forbidden City is the world's biggest and most extravagant palace complex ever built. For five centuries, it was the power center of imperial China and survived wars, revolution, fires, and earthquakes. How did the Ming Emperor's workforce construct its sprawling array of nearly 1,000 buildings and dozens of temples in a little over a decade? Secrets of the Forbidden City at 9:00 pm.

Thursday, April 4th

Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS, discusses the impact of public television on communities and the way PBS has addressed issues around media, culture, education and technology. Overheard with Evan Smith Paula Kerger at 7:00 pm.

A Michigan woman about to retire must clear out her entire house before beginning her new dream life in France. Matt helps with the downsize and keeps an eye out for a handful of items she won't leave home without. These include a music box given to her by her dad and a ticket to a memorable Elvis Presley concert. Legacy List with Matt Paxton No Country for Old Things at 8:30 pm.

In the grip of a heatwave, tensions flare between Eliza and Pete while transporting a highly contagious patient in stifling PPE. Wayne's world is thrown upside down when a routine callout to a seizing patient takes a harrowing turn. RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service at 9:00 pm.

Friday, April 5th

In our fourth and final episode, we examine the character of flamenco as opposed to flamenco fusion, and how flamenco fusion has affected traditional flamenco. We conclude that it is unclear whether or not traditional flamenco will survive, especially in view of the higher pay offered for fusion as opposed to a traditional flamenco performance, and the struggle many traditional artists face in trying to make a living. Flamenco: The Land Is Still Fertile at 7:30 pm.

In this episode, the city of Jerusalem is rocked by war. Host Jonathan Phillips travels to Patmos Island where John was exiled and visits the cave where John wrote the most enigmatic book of the New Testament, Revelation. Phillips traces the crucial battle where powerful heretics claiming special knowledge of Jesus threatened to distort, divide and even to destroy the Christian faith. Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine From Apocalypse to Heresies at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, April 6th

Singer/songwriter Allison Russell and indie rock act The Weather Station offer an hour of acclaimed music. Russell performs her renowned album Outside Child, while the Weather Station's Tamara Lindeman, plays tunes from her LP Ignorance. Austin City Limits Allison Russell/The Weather Station at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, April 7th

Nearly every nation developed on coal, and countries in the developing world are following suit because coal is cheap, local and easy to use. Affordable coal electricity is helping lift their people out of poverty, but at local and global environmental costs. Dr. Scott Tinker travels to Vietnam to see the benefits and challenges of developing on coal. Switch On Developing on Coal at 6:00 pm.

The pupil midwives reach their third month of training. An anxious Trixie receives an urgent phone call that leads to dire consequences for her patient. Elsewhere, the Turner's Apollo 11 moon landing party is in full swing at Nonnatus House. Call The Midwife at 7:00 pm.

Based on the real-life British Post Office scandal, this series tells the story of hundreds of people who ran branches of the Post Office across Britain, and who were wrongly accused of theft due to a faulty IT system. Episode 1: Mysterious financial losses lead the Post Office to fire and prosecute village Subpostmasters, who have no way to prove their innocence. Mr. Bates vs The Post Office On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm.

Alice disappears from Jack's life until years later Celia seeks her out to get some answers about Jack. Their relationship inspires Alice to think about her future. Alice & Jack On Masterpiece at 9:00 pm.

Gregorio is enchanted with the young Margot but must attend to the business he is involved with, an assignment from Nazi Germany. Eloi issues orders to kill Gato, who is interned in the prestigious British Hospital of Valparaiso; however, Pedro and his friends manage to save the woman. Hijos Del Desierto (Sons of the Desert) at 10:00 pm.