Highlights April 24 to April 30

Posted on April 21, 2023

Monday, April 24

Gem State treasures sparkle at Idaho Botanical Garden, including CA. 1941 Rolls Royce Wraith center caps & certificate, 1934 All-American basketball team autographs and a Maynard Dixon oil painting, CA. 1913.One is $50,000 to $80,000! Antiques Roadshow Shelburne Museum Hour 1 at 7:00 pm.

Travel to sunny Orlando for fantastic finds like Joe Strummer's boots,ca. 1979, Ned Hanlon championship pins and cufflinks, ca. 1895, and a 1941 Grant Wood "March" lithograph. Learn which is appraised for $ 200,000! Antiques Roadshow Orlando Hour 1 at 8:00 pm.

Sentenced to death for a 1973 San Francisco murder, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was set free after a pan-Asian solidarity movement of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Americans helped to overturn his conviction. After 10 years of fighting for his life inside San Quentin, Lee found himself in a new fight to rise to the expectations of the people who believed in him. On his journey from an inspiring icon to a swing-shift janitor struggling with drug addiction, Chol Soo Lee personifies the ravages of America's prison industrial complex. Independent Lens Free Chol Soo Lee at 9:00 pm.

Two stories from the heart of New York: Are You Down? - Highlighting his powerful sculpture practice and beautiful spirit, a portrait of the life and work of Jamaican New Yorker and visual artist, Michael Richards. All Riders - The subway makes New York City tick, but getting around is a constant battle for disabled New Yorkers. POV Shorts Take the A Train at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, April 25

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are. Finding Your Roots Fashion’s Roots at 7:00 pm.

Watch as actor Toby Jones uncovers the remarkable World War II stories of his maternal grandparents, who rarely spoke about their wartime experiences when he was growing up. He learns how their love endured, despite the hardships they faced. My Grandparents' War Toby Jones at 8:00 pm.

How America's 20-year investment in Afghanistan culminated in Taliban victory. Drawing on decades of on the ground reporting, and interviews with Taliban and US officials, the conclusion of an investigation of the missteps and consequences. Frontline America and the Taliban, Part 3 at 9:00 pm.

This week on On Story, comedy-writer extraordinaire Stephen Merchant discusses co-creating the BBC's original series, The Office, his work on Hello Ladies, and his new series The Outlaws, while speaking to crafting relatable characters and how he found comedy inspiration from drama. On Story Stephen Merchant: A Conversation at 10:00 pm.

Veterans who’ve experienced military sexual trauma. After Action Her Silence at 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, April 26

A story of hope in troubling times. The discovery of a coral reef in Belize and Guatemala, larger than the size of Manhattan, marks a new chapter in understanding corals and fish that depend on each other and in saving coral reefs worldwide. Nature Treasure of the Caribbean at 7:00 pm.

The U.S. recently set an ambitious climate goal: to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. But is that feasible? What exactly would it take? Chasing Carbon Zero takes a hard look at the problem and identifies the most likely real-world technologies that could be up to the task. From expanding renewable energy options and designing more energy-efficient buildings, to revolutionizing the transportation sector, to "negative emissions" technologies, the film casts a hopeful but skeptical eye. A wave of innovation is beginning to take hold, but can these solutions be scaled and made available and affordable across the country? The problem is vast, and time is running out. Find out why there is still hope that we can achieve Chasing Carbon Zero in time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Nova Chasing Carbon Zero at 8:00 pm.

Baseball is America's pastime and obsession, and no ballpark is more iconic than Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Learn the story of a city's loyalty to its team and love for its ballpark through thick and thin. Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein Fenway Park at 9:00 pm.

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 10:00 pm.

Thursday, April 27

In this episode of Tell Me More, Kelly Corrigan speaks with financial journalist and best-selling author Michael Lewis. Michael looks back at his past work and recalls all of the incredible characters he's met along the way. From Michael Oher in The Blind Side to Billy Bean in Moneyball, various real-life individuals he's portrayed in his nonfiction work are now household names. His most recent character, who is yet to be seen on the big screen, is Dr. Charity Dean from his book "The Premonition: A Pandemic Story." Charity is the Co-Founder and CEO of Public Health Company, working as a no-holds-barred health hero in Santa Barbara County. Elaborating on his process, Michael notes that the best characters don't even know that they're worth the story. He also shares his reflection on society's interest in expertise and definitive answers, saying it's misguided. From his experience with The Big Short, Michael believes that most so-called experts are really just people with narrow obsessions and little knowledge of the big picture. Real experts think carefully, he says, and rarely refer to their answers as definitive. In the final part of this episode, Michael reflects on the death of his daughter Dixie Lewis, sharing that not even experts can give you comfort during deeply personal hardships like grief. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Michael Lewis at 7:00 pm.

Peter reveals the hidden gems of Jalisco. Plus, the world's noisiest cities. And, safety improvements during the pandemic at cruise ports. Travel Detective Hidden Gems of Jalisco at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits Northeast Texas to ride in a Hot Air Balloon and eat some Bodacious Bar Bq. He tries his hand on an adventure course with water obstacles, learns history, and eats some homegrown Italian food. The Daytripper Longview, TX at 8:00 pm.

Fagin meets Monks and is promised handsome payment if he brings about Oliver's death. Fagin reasons that if Monks is prepared to pay to have him killed, someone else will pay to keep him safe. Oliver Twist at 8:30 pm.

As the net tightens on the smugglers, Jem is taken into custody and Mary struggles to know who to trust. Jem begs Joss to give up his anonymous superior and save them both. Meanwhile, Mary is unaware of the true danger she faces. Will Jem be able to save her? Or will she find the courage she needs? Jamaica Inn at 9:00 pm.

Freddie and Bel begin investigating Mr. Cilenti, the owner of El Paradis, as they try to get to the root of the Delaine affair. Hector unravels further due to Marnie's rejection at home and Freddie's ascension at work, but when Freddie makes a key discovery, Hector steps up to the plate. The Hour Vice at 10:00 pm.

Friday, April 28

In Medici: The Art of Power, host Dr. Rocky Ruggiero examines the rise to power and legacy of the most famous family of the Renaissance.Not only were the Medici bankers to some of Europe's most important rulers, but they were also great patrons of the arts. Artists such as Donatello, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Michelangelo all developed under and enjoyed Medici largesse. Filmed mainly on location in Florence, Italy, the half-hour documentary explores how the art of the Renaissance became the visual geopolitical language of the Medici family, which was clearly a language of power. Medici: The Art of Power at 7:30 pm.

Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks - some even 1,700 years before. Was Leonardo a copycat? Secrets of the Dead Leonardo: The Man Who Saved Science at 8:00 pm.

In Hidden Aegean, travel expert Peter Greenberg explores hidden gems of Turkey's Aegean coast, including Bodrum, Izmir, and the ancient city of Troy. Activities include walking among the ancient ruins and artifacts in Troy, learning to weave "double knot" carpet, how to make screaming eggplant, olive oil tasting, and emptying nets from the sea to cook the day's catch, in this case eel. Peter also visits with a master boat builder and takes to the sea numerous times to explore the beauty of the "Turquoise Coast." Hidden Aegean at 9:00 pm.

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 10:00 pm.

Saturday, April 29

Chef Maria Loi harnesses the power of nature’s sweetest gift, honey. Maria travels to the mountainous Strovies of Kissamos to join Fragiskos Stathakis at his honey farm. In the city, Yiannis Vranas shares Bougatsa (Custard Pie), Pita Kolokythi me Myzithra (Zucchini Pie), and Ryzogalo (Rice Pudding). In New York, Maria makes a luscious Greek Honey Cheesecake, and a traditional rice pudding. Life of Loi: Mediterranean Secrets Honey, Honey at 1:30 pm.

The gifts of private individuals have long benefited America's public well-being. But is it possible for our country to become too dependent on them? What happens when spreading the wealth is a little more complicated than simply writing a check? Reconnecting Roots Philanthropy: for the Love of Man at 4:30 pm.

In red rock country the Earth's crust has been pushed up by the collision of two tectonic plates, lifting the land in one large block.Doug explores the rocks layers laid bare by eroding forces that sculpt the rising crust. Among the multi-colored rocks are arches, hoodoos, and canyons both grand and narrow, where Ancestral Puebloan structures and petroglyphs are safely tucked. Doug’s Geology Journal Red Rock Rising at 6:00 pm.

Enjoy a vintage hour with New Orleans soul songwriter, producer and musician Allen Toussaint. Songs include "Southern Nights" and "St. James Infirmary." Austin City Limits Allen Toussaint: New Orleans Legend at 7:00 pm.

The team investigates the mysterious death of an astronomer after he falls from a cliff during a rare planetary event. Meanwhile, is romance blossoming for Neville? Death in Paradise Murder in the Stars at 8:00 pm.

A young naval officer on the Plymouth Express finds the dead body of a woman underneath a seat in his carriage. The woman is identified as the Honourable Mrs Rupert Carrington, née Flossie Halliday, the daughter of Gordon Halliday, an Australian mining magnate who asks Poirot to take on the case. Prior to her marriage she was caught up with an adventurer called Count de la Roche Four but her father took her to England. She later married Rupert Carrington who proved an unsuitable husband, being a gambler deep in debt. They were about to announce a legal separation. Her will leaves everything to her estranged husband who was away from town at the time of the tragedy. Agatha Christie's Poirot The Plymouth Express at 8:45 pm.

As the net tightens on the smugglers, Jem is taken into custody and Mary struggles to know who to trust. Jem begs Joss to give up his anonymous superior and save them both. Meanwhile, Mary is unaware of the true danger she faces. Will Jem be able to save her? Or will she find the courage she needs? 9:40 pm Jamaica Inn at 9:40 pm.

Surprisingly, the person who comes to Versailles to save the royal marriage is Marie Antoinette's brother, Joseph, who realizes he will have his work cut out if he's going to unite the couple and save the Franco-Austrian alliance. Marie Antoinette Deus Ex Machina at 10:40 pm.

Sunday, April 30

Nashville isn't the only thing rockin' in Tennessee. Jeff, Zack, and Dave explore the diverse state park system in Tennessee and discover how these parks combine history, natural wonders, and unbelievable accessibility to those ready to see the Volunteer State's wild side. Outside: Beyond The Lens Tennessee Parks at 12:00 pm.

Known as the Jewel of the West, the Yampa River is one of North America's last undammed river ecosystems. Rising in the Rocky Mountains and flowing through NW Colorado, It's a living showcase of the diversity of life a free-flowing river supports. Ride the rapids through Dinosaur National Monument while exploring rich ecological and cultural delights. Wild Rivers with Tillie Wild and Free! The Yampa River through Dinosaur National Monument at 12:30 pm.

Discover the inspirations Spain provided composer Isaac Albeniz with host Scott Yoo and Scottish GRAMMY-winning guitarist David Russell along with musicians from Albeniz's birthplace in the Pyrenees mountains as well as Sevilla, Mallorca and more. Great Performances Now Hear This | Albeniz: Portraits of Spain at 1:00 pm.

Meet semiconductor pros building our futures one microchip at a time. See how these tiny building blocks help make sci-fi concepts like artificial intelligence and advanced robotics into a reality, and meet some of the people training the next generation to lead the charge on even more innovations. Roadtrip Nation: Chip In Leading Edge at 2:00 pm.

See how far microelectronics have already brought us into the future and how much further they'll take us soon. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how microchips shape the worlds of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other future-focused industries. Roadtrip Nation: Chip In Making Micro at 2:30 pm.

The electric grid powers our cities and industry, workplaces, homes and increasingly, our cars. For that, we'll need more electricity, and we'd like it to be lower carbon. Can we build national electric systems that are more extensive, more reliable and affordable, with less impact on the environment? Southern California Edison CEO, Steven Powell, and ERCOT CEO, Brad Jones, weigh in. Energy Switch Understanding The Electric Grid, Part 2 at 6:00 pm.

Preparations for Trixie and Matthew's wedding are underway as a joyous occasion brings the community together. Nancy visits a homeless family, and it is not long before their plight is brought to the attention of Nonnatus house. Call the Midwife at 7:00 pm.

Tom and Sophia hit it off, despite their wildly contrasting backgrounds. Molly complicates the picture for Tom and Blifil for Sophia. Tom Jones On Masterpiece, Part 1 at 8:00 pm

Marie Antoinette is pregnant at last! But her reputation is attacked when pornographic pamphlets challenging the legitimacy of her unborn child appear at Versailles. Louis demands a full-blown investigation to nail the seditious traitors. Marie Antoinette The Ostrich at 9:00 pm.