Highlights August 14 to August 20
Posted on Aug 11, 2023
Monday, August 14
Travel to Cleveland to see outstanding vintage finds like a "Big Bronco" coin-operated horse made around 1952, a Bill Watterson archive, ca. 1975, and a Tiffany & Co. pendant watch necklace. Can you guess the $40,000-$60,000 treasure? Antiques Roadshow Cleveland, Hour Three at 7:00 pm.
Explore the legacy of craftsmanship through the skill, pride and love that go into legendary Irish products. From the spectacular cliffs on the Atlantic coast to medieval castles, Ireland's epic landscape and rich culture are gloriously showcased. Ireland Made with Love at 8:00 pm.
A live performance of his studio album, "Time Clocks" filmed at Red Rocks. Joe Bonamassa: Tales of Time at 9:30 pm.
Featuring the group's 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, the music special showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits, including "How Deep Is Your Love," "To Love Somebody," "Massachusetts," "You Should Be Dancing/Alone," and many more. Bee Gees: One Night Only at 11:00 pm.
Tuesday, August 15
This program offers a deeper understanding of the three-part PBS documentary that explores America's response to one of the greatest atrocities of the 20th century. Featuring exclusive insights from filmmakers Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, we learn how the creative team made decisions about who to interview and what to include to shape this landmark film. Exploring a range of questions that remain relevant to society today, the program reveals how the film can be used as a tool to bring critical conversations about the Holocaust into American homes and classrooms. This special presentation also features select clips from the series to illustrate the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany in the context of global anti-Semitism and racism while shedding light on what the U.S. government and American people knew and did as the catastrophe unfolded in Europe. The U.S. and the Holocaust: Insight and Understanding at 7:00 pm.
After building a printing empire in Philadelphia with his wife Deborah, Benjamin Franklin gains worldwide fame from electricity experiments, then spends years in London trying to keep Britain and America together as his family comes apart. Benjamin Franklin Join Or Die (1706-1774) at 8:30 pm.
In wartime Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin helps Thomas Jefferson craft the Declaration of Independence. In Paris, he wins French support for the American Revolution. Back home, he works on the Constitution of the new United States. Benjamin Franklin An American (1775-1790) at 11:00 pm.
Wednesday, August 16
Take a deep breath and experience the complex world of ocean waters. NATURE shows a never-before-seen look at how life underwater co-exists in a marriage of necessity. Nature Soul of the Ocean at 7:00 pm.
Get an intimate look at what makes woodpeckers so special. With over 240 species of woodpeckers identified, explore their unique evolutionary journey and the powerful role they play in every ecosystem except Antarctica and Australia. Nature Woodpeckers: The Hole Story at 8:30 pm.
Explore Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. From rainforests to volcanos, tiny architects and caretakers at the heart of this vast wildlife diversity keep this ecological giant running: the hummingbirds. Nature The Hummingbird Effect at 10:00 pm.
Revel in a performance from pop superstars Duran Duran. The British icons perform songs from their album Future Past, as well as greatest hits. Austin City Limits Duran Duran at 11:30 pm.
Thursday, August 17
The area between San Antonio and Austin is growing at an tremendously rapid pace, but what is really happening is the development of a metroplex, a “mega-metro” region that will be one of the biggest economic powerhouses in the world. Host Henry Cisneros delves into the questions that need to be asked right now: How do we retain quality of life as we grow? How do we build the workforce that will be needed for the high tech future of the mega-metro? And can San Antonio and Austin truly join forces and work together to make the most of this incredible opportunity? San Antonio - Austin: The Emerging Mega-Metro at 7:00 pm.
Chet travels with the spirits of "Waylon, Willie, and the Boys" to explore this small town. He tours the oldest bourbon distillery in Texas, eats a monstrous burger, and watches the bats fly out of an old railroad tunnel. The Daytripper Luckenbach at 8:00 pm.
Join the "Man in Black," along with June Carter Cash, the First Family of Country Music's matriarch Maybelle Carter, rockabilly eminence Carl Perkins and the Statler Brothers for an evening of country, rockabilly, American roots music and spirituals. Johnny Cash: Man in Black - Live In Denmark 1971 at 8:30 pm.
Grab a front-row seat to this 1984 Tokyo concert, one of Nelson's live legendary performances. Filmed at Budokan, the famous martial arts hall, the show features an amazing collection of Nelson's greatest hits. Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan at 10:00 pm.
Friday, August 18
Archaeology, technology, and the memories of a formerly enslaved man guide a journey into the past. A combination of legend, science, and discovery work in tandem to uncover the mysterious resting place of James Coryell, Texas Ranger. The Lost Grave of James Coryell at 7:31 pm.
Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. and Rosanne Cash emerging from their famous fathers' shadows; and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings launching the "Outlaw" movement. Country Music Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973 -1983) at 8:00 pm.
Experience the powerful performance by Prince and The Revolution on their legendary Purple Rain Tour, featuring hits like "Let's Go Crazy," "Little Red Corvette," "When Doves Cry" and a mind-bending 18+ minute version of "Purple Rain." Prince and the Revolution: The Purple Rain Tour at 11:00 pm.
Saturday, August 19
Get an intimate look at what makes woodpeckers so special. With over 240 species of woodpeckers identified, explore their unique evolutionary journey and the powerful role they play in every ecosystem except Antarctica and Australia. Nature Woodpeckers: The Hole Story at 12:30 pm.
A live performance of his studio album, "Time Clocks" filmed at Red Rocks. Joe Bonamassa: Tales of Time at 2:00 pm.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of "Rocky Mountain High," the iconic title track from Denver's 1972 album, the John Denver estate is partnering with Sony Legacy to digitize the concert special John Denver's Rocky Mountain High. Filmed in 1974 at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, the concert features Denver performing in his prime at this stunning outdoor venue. One of the world's best-known and best-loved artists, Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver's career spanned four decades, and his timeless music has outlasted countless trends and garnered numerous awards and honors. Today, millions of fans old and new enjoy the work of this extraordinary performer, celebrated for songs such as "Leaving On a Jet Plane," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine On My Shoulders, " "Annie's Song," "Rocky Mountain High" and many more. John Denver's Rocky Mountain High at 3:30 pm.
The story of Phil and Don Everly, two of the most important and influential early rock 'n' roll stars of the 1950s and '60s. Featuring new interview footage with surviving brother Don and archival interviews with Phil, the film delves into their relationship with Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, the songwriting team who wrote many of their early hits, including their first million-seller "Bye Bye Love." The program also features interviews with those inspired by the Everly Brothers, including Art Garfunkel, Keith Richards, Graham Nash, Dave Edmunds, Tim Rice, and Albert Lee, and highlights their influence on younger generations of artists. Performances include versions of "Bye Bye Love," "Cathy's Clown," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," "Wake Up Little Susie," "Bird Dog," "(Til) I Kissed You," "So Sad (to Watch Good Love Go Bad)," "Let It Be Me," and many more. The Everly Brothers - Harmonies from Heaven at 5:00 pm.
Starring the Grammy Award winner, Country Music Hall of Fame member and worldwide music icon, was filmed at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina, on March 20, 1983. Originally premiering on September 19, 1983, the special includes exuberant, emotional, and timeless live performances of 11 Top 10 songs by Rogers at the top of his game and the peak of his popularity. The set list includes six #1 songs that hit the top spot on a combined 11 different charts ("The Gambler," "Lady," "Lucille," "Through The Years," "Love Will Turn You Around," and "We've Got Tonight" with Sheena Easton)—plus "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" (from the Kenny Rogers & The First Edition catalog), "Love The World Away," "All My Life," "Scarlet Fever" and "Blaze Of Glory." Rogers also performs fan-favorite album cuts from his solo career: "Turn The Light On," "So In Love With You," "You Are So Beautiful" and "She's A Mystery." Kenny Rogers Live in Concert at 7:00 pm.
Celebrate the music legend in an iconic 1987 concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes. Roy Orbison & Friends - A Black and White Night at 8:30 pm.
Sunday, August 20
Explore the legacy of craftsmanship through the skill, pride and love that go into legendary Irish products. From the spectacular cliffs on the Atlantic coast to medieval castles, Ireland's epic landscape and rich culture are gloriously showcased. Ireland Made with Love at 11:00 am.
Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the world's most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London's West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine,and Matt Lucas as Thenardier. Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name and set in early 19th-century France, Les Miserables features the stories of individuals struggling for redemption and revolution. The magnificent score includes the songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and "On My Own." With a cast and orchestra of over 65 performers, this sensational staged concert was filmed live at the Gielgud Theatre in 2019. Les Miserables: The Staged Concert at 3:30 pm.
Go behind the scenes of the charming MASTERPIECE series with the cast and creators. Learn how every detail is researched for authentic period sets and costumes and celebrate how the series takes viewers back to a simpler time. All Creatures Great and Small: Chapter Three at 7:00 pm.
Sanditon Mini-Marathon Part 2
Charlotte attempts to distance herself from Colbourne, but as they are repeatedly thrown into each other's orbit, their chemistry rises along with Ralph's suspicions. Meanwhile, Georgiana is unraveling and makes a surprising decision to protect herself. Sanditon Season 3, Episode 4 at 8:30 pm
Charlotte and Colbourne rush to Augusta's aid, and it's revealed whether Edward has really changed. Georgiana is reunited with a ghost from her past, and Charlotte must make a difficult decision about her future. Sanditon Season 3, Episode 5 at 9:15 pm.
Charlotte desperately wants to tell Colbourne the truth about her feelings, but a shocking revelation stops her in her tracks. Having opened her heart, Georgiana's worst fears are realized when she discovers she has been abandoned. Sanditon Season 3, Episode 6 at 10:30 pm.