Highlights April 15 to April 21

Posted on April 12, 2024

Monday, April 15th

View ravishing finds at the North Carolina Museum of Art including 1921 & 1923 Miss America Pageant trophies, a 1962 Amazing Fantasy #15 introducing Spider-Man and 1910-1911 T3 Turkey Red baseball cards. Which is worth $75,000 to $100,000? Antiques Roadshow North Carolina Museum of Art Hour 2 at 7:00 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Santa Clara, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser James Supp at the Pacific Pinball Museum to look at vintage pinball machines. Highlights include a Lambert magician automaton, ca. 1900, that is still in working condition; a Ray Bradbury archive collected by Bradbury's high school English teacher; and Fred Myrick scrimshaw tooth, ca. 1830, that has a long history of family folklore and is appraised for $150,000 to $200,000. Antiques Roadshow Santa Clara, Hour 2 at 8:00 pm.

California is a land of extremes - tallest, deepest, highest, hottest.But in a rapidly changing and thirsty world, drought, dams and fire pose dire threats to an ecosystem connected by rivers on land, in the air and in the sea. Planet California Rivers of Gold at 9:00 pm.

Hollywood may captivate, but in one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, the real stars of California - a wild and spectacular cast of creatures in the sea and on land, from blue whales to burrowing owls - are ready for their close-up. Planet California Close Encounters at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 16th

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the remarkable roots of singers Alanis Morissette and Ciara, using DNA analysis and genealogical detective work to travel back centuries, revealing his guest's hidden connections to history and to music. Finding Your Roots Born to Sing at 7:00 pm.

A handful of senators plot to end his rule in the only way they can: by taking his life. But will it be enough to save the Republic? Julius Caesar: The Making of a Dictator Ides of March at 8:00 pm.

How thousands of Ukrainian children were taken and held in Russia. The story of families searching for their missing children, authorities investigating alleged abductions, and teenagers who escaped and say they were subjected to Russian propaganda. Frontline Children of Ukraine at 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 17th

See the extreme ways in which raptors conquer the toughest habitats on Earth. From snowy owls in the high Arctic to honey buzzards raiding hornet nests in Taiwan, raptors can hunt prey in any climate. Nature Raptors: A Fistful of Daggers: Extreme Lives at 7:00 pm.

How do stories shape the boundaries of belief about what is possible? Ari Wallach dives into the fundamental role storytelling plays in our lives and their potential to unleash the power of human imagination and creativity moving forward. A Brief History of the Future Once Upon A Time at 8:00 pm.

See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America. Nova Making North America: Origins at 9:00 pm.

Thursday, April 18th

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade discusses her time as Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, the state of the Justice Department, and her new book, Attack from Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America. Overheard with Evan Smith Barbara McQuade at 7:00 pm.

Chet heads to the top of the panhandle to visit a small town with a big history. He walks over the Canadian River bridge and tours the town’s odd art displays. He roasts some local coffee and eats at the famed Cattle Exchange restaurant. He also finds thrills and target practice with a helicopter pilot known for training Navy SEALS. Daytripper Canadian, TX at 8:00 pm.

Matt travels to Western Virginia to help a woman downsize a home filled with family treasures. Among the things they're hoping to find are mementos from her great uncle's days working for the Secret Service guarding Eleanor Roosevelt and home movie footage of Jackie Kennedy horseback riding on the property. Legacy List with Matt Paxton A House Full of History at 8:30 pm.

On Dolly Hardon's charity drag night, what is supposed to be a night of fun for the RFDS team and the Broken Hill community quickly descends into chaos when a bad batch of MDMA is found to be doing the rounds. RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service at 9:00 pm.

Friday, April 19th

Follow renowned artist Dale Chihuly as he tests his resolve and challenges his team to push the glass medium to its physical limits. CHIHULY: ROLL THE DICE documents the master artist's exhaustive, five-year process to realize "Rotolo," a series of large-scale pedestal sculptures, and his working relationship with trusted long-time gaffer, James Mongrain. The "Rotolo" series began in 2013 when Chihuly had the idea of working with clear glass coils. Mongrain remembers receiving a series of excited voice messages from Chihuly, where he outlined his new idea: "I'm thinking about these coils, maybe coming off a vessel. I don't know exactly what we'll do. I just know I want them to be big - as big as we can." That began a four-year exploration of technical and sculptural possibilities. Chihuly: Roll The Dice at 7:30 pm.

Explore the work of two legendary virtuosos, Niccolò Paganini and Robert Johnson, along with stars of today, Augustin Hadelich and Keb Mo. Joined by Cirque du Soleil acrobats, discover the secrets of being a virtuoso. Great Performances Now Hear This: Virtuosos at 8:00 pm.

In the final episode, host Jonathan Phillips explains how Rome exerted its fullest effort to eradicate Christianity. The faith grew stronger as the empires and emperors weakened. It would be the conversion of one man - Constantine the Great - that would fully transform the fortunes of the Christian faith. Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine Constantine at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, April 20th

Relish the distinctive sounds of St. Vincent and Joy Oladokun. The Grammy-winning St. Vincent plays songs from her much-praised LP Daddy's Home. Versatile singer/tunesmith Oladokun performs tunes from her album In Defense of My Own Happiness. Austin City Limits St. Vincent/Joy Olakokun at 7:00 pm.

The sudden arrival of English Detective Constable Leila Hussain in picturesque Port Devine sets tongues wagging, why is she here? Duty Inspector Finn O'Hare knows the real reason Leila's been transferred, but he's keeping it to himself. Hope Street at 8:55 pm.

Sunday, April 21st

For millions of off-grid citizens and villages, building their own solar power system may be the fastest way to get electricity. Dr. Scott Tinker visits a houseboat family in Vietnam, a Maasai family in Kenya, the Arhuaco tribe in remote Colombia, solar nonprofits and innovative start-ups to learn what it takes to plan, fund and build solar far off the beaten path. Switch On Off-Grid Solar, Part 1 at 6:00 pm.

As the summer ends, the pupil midwives prepare for their final while two little brothers are abandoned at a church. Trixie learns about Matthew's financial woes. Nancy confronts Nurse Crase for her attitude towards the "Raise the Roof" campaign. Call The Midwife at 7:00 pm.

Alan allies with the Post Office in the hope his friends can get justice at last, but can he trust the people who have let them down so badly? Mr. Bates vs The Post Office On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm.

Over a decade since their great romance started, Jack and Alice face their greatest obstacle. Their relationship has survived everything thrown their way but with the greatest battle ahead, is it possible that love can overcome anything? Alice & Jack On Masterpiece at 9:00 pm.

Gaspar and the police follow false leads regarding recent events at the port. Meanwhile, Pedro keeps the soldier who witnessed his brother's robbery alive to interrogate him and discover the truth. Hijos Del Desierto (Sons of the Desert) at 10:00 pm.