Highlights April 22 to April 28

Posted on April 19, 2024

Monday, April 22nd

Wrap up ROADSHOW's final hour in Raleigh, NC with finds including a Disney Carrier gouache painting, ca. 1942, a pearl, diamond, & platinum brooch, and a William H. Johnson oil, ca. 1928. Can you guess the top $80,000 to $120,000 treasure? Antiques Roadshow North Carolina Museum of Art Hour 3 at 7:00 pm.

Revisit the story of the 1970s Love Canal disaster, one of the most notorious environmental and public health disasters in US history. The battle for justice, led mostly by women, created the basis for the landmark federal Superfund program. episode premiere American Experience Poisoned Ground: The Tragedy at Love Canal at 8:00 pm.

Mary Bruno spent her childhood along a toxic stretch of one of the most neglected waterways in America. Decades later, she returns to kayak the river of her youth and tell its story. AMERICAN RIVER follows Bruno and river guide Carl Alderson on a four-day, 80-mile adventure down New Jersey's Passaic River, from its pristine source in a wildlife refuge to its polluted mouth in Newark Bay. With breathtaking cinematography, the river's extraordinary history, geology, and ecology are revealed as the kayakers navigate challenges, travel through urban landscapes, and head toward the industrial center that poisoned the Passaic for the past 60 years. American River at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 23rd

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets Valerie Bertinelli and Brendan Fraser two actors who found fame when they were young and lived their lives in the limelight, cut off from their roots. Each discovers ancestors who paved the way for their success. *Finding Your Roots Forever Young* at 7:00 pm.

In California, Dule Hill connects with three brave artists: a deaf dancer, a gay mariachi, and a senior citizen cabaret troupe. They are each using their art to reclaim their narratives and change the perceptions of their communities. The Express Way with Dule Hill California at 8:00 pm.

Allan Cole, a person with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD), shares his story of diagnosis and living day to day with a neurodegenerative disease. Through Allan we meet NBA great Brian Grant, American Ninja Warrior Jimmy Choi, and others with YOPD. The life with and symptoms of this type of Parkinson’s disease prove to be unique within this population of people who get diagnosed under age 50. The Only Day We Have at 9:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 24th

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. Changing Planet Coral Special at 7:00 pm.

Ari Wallach investigates the human ability to increase empathy and compassion, what values we are instilling into artificial intelligence technologies, and creating a better world for human life to flourish on this planet. A Brief History of the Future Human at 8:00 pm.

Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two. Nova Making North America: Life at 9:00 pm.

Thursday, April 25th

Bestselling author and award winning biographer Jonathan Eig joins Evan to discuss his book on Martin Luther King, Jr., King: A Life, and the demystification of the man who has been made into a larger than life figure. Overheard with Evan Smith Jonathan Eig at 7:00 pm.

Chet visits a town centered between two of Texas's largest cities. He tastes the BBQ and jerky at Woody's Smokehouse and learns the local history of Leon County. He goes fishing at one of the state's newest parks and picks a bucketful of ripe blackberries. He finishes the day with a Texas-sized steak served in a backroads general store. Daytripper Centerville, TX at 8:00 pm.

A daughter needs Matt's help organizing her parent's suburban New York home filled with thousands of pieces of art. Her father is a prolific illustrator and artist, but health issues have kept him from fully curating his collection. Matt and the team roll up their sleeves and help the family separate the treasure from the trash. Legacy List with Matt Paxton You Gotta Have Art at 8:30 pm.

While awaiting the verdict, a suspended Pete faces his deepest fears, when he, a grieving Wayne, and the RFDS crew are all tasked to a catastrophic multi-casualty boat crash in some of the most challenging terrain they have faced. RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service at 9:00 pm.

Fi finally discovers the truth behind the house sale and confronts those responsible. Meanwhile, Bram, on the run, must come to terms with his own actions. Our House at 10:00 pm.

Friday, April 26th

Architect Glenn Keyes hosts a tour of his native city and visits with the artisans, historians, and educators who are preserving and expanding a rich legacy of architecture and design. Craftspeople of Charleston at 7:30 pm.

Explore how virtuosos become maestros and discover their guiding principles through host Scott Yoo’s long friendships with Grammy winner Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Richard Kogan and violinist Lynn Chang. Great Performances Now Hear This: Old Friends at 8:00 pm.

Join actor John Lithgow as he goes back to school to demonstrate the transformative power of arts education. Immersing himself with teachers and students, he explores four disciplines: dance, ceramics, silk-screen printing and vocal jazz ensemble. Art Happens Here with John Lithgow at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, April 27th

Savor the boundary-pushing roots music of Grammy winners Sarah Jarosz and Billy Strings. Texas native Jarosz plays songs from her heralded LP World on the Ground. Midwesterner Strings performs tunes from his album Renewal. Austin City Limits Sarah Jarosz/Billy Strings at 7:00 pm.

When newcomer Detective Constable Leila Hussain arrests an elderly farmer on suspicion of murder, the locals are furious. It looks like Leila's days in Port Devine are numbered - until an unlikely ally comes to her rescue. Hope Street at 8:55 pm.

Sunday, April 28th

Dr. Scott Tinker and a team of volunteers return to the jungles of Colombia with an international solar nonprofit, to build a solar microgrid - as utilities, NGOs and local entrepreneurs are doing across the developing world. With the help of the Arhuaco villagers, for the first time ever this remote community will have the power to SWITCH ON. Switch On Off-Grid Solar, Part 2 at 6:00 pm.

Alan and his friends finally get the chance to embark on the epic challenge of battling the Post Office in court. Mr. Bates vs The Post Office On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm.

Everything is ready for the Nazis to smuggle their goods into Chile; however, Pedro manages to steal everything that has been smuggled. Gaspar breaks up with his fiancee to be with Eloisa who is reprimanded by her father for having a secret relationship. Hijos Del Desierto (Sons of the Desert) at 10:00 pm.