Highlights February 12 to February 18

Posted on February 9, 2024

Monday, February 12th

View show-stopping appraisals from Old Sturbridge Village, like a Star Wars collection, CA. 1980, a 1972 Rolex Explorer II watch with the original face & hands, and Leaf baseball cards from 1948. Which appraisal is $150,000? Antiques Roadshow Old Sturbridge Village Hour 3 at 7:00 pm.

GOSPEL, the latest history series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., digs deep into the origin story of Black spirituality through sermon and song. Gospel The Gospel Train at 8:00 pm.

Discover how a man born into slavery became one of the most influential voices for democracy in American history. Oscar nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the role Douglass played in securing the right to freedom for African Americans. Becoming Frederick Douglass at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 13th

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces actor Danielle Brooks and singer Dionne Warwick to their distant ancestors -- breaking down the barriers imposed by slavery. Finding Your Roots The Brick Wall Falls at 7:00 pm.

Gospel family dynasties dominate the charts; Black pastors bring songs about faith to millions, achieving platinum-selling success. Gospel Take The Message Everywhere at 8:00 pm.

Go beyond the legend and meet the woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. One of the greatest freedom fighters in U.S. history, Tubman was an Underground Railroad conductor, a Civil War scout, and a spy. Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 14th

Follow Sir David Attenborough and a team of forensic experts as they unearth the fossil of a giant Pliosaur, the largest Jurassic predator ever known. Nature Attenborough and the Jurassic Sea Monster at 7:00 pm.

Explore the revolutionary engineering behind Paris's iconic landmark. Completed in 1889, the iron tower smashed the record for the tallest structure on Earth, ushering in a new age of global construction that reached for the skies. Nova Building The Eiffel Tower at 8:00 pm.

Follow scientists who are trying to determine if Titanoboa, a 43-foot snake, or a giant crocodilian was the apex predator in Cerrejon, Northern Colombia, 58 million years ago. Secrets of the Dead Graveyard of the Giant Beasts at 9:00 pm.

Thursday, February 15th

Katie Benner, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Justice Department reporter for the New York Times, discusses the indictments against former president Donald Trump and the legal fallout of the cases. Overheard with Evan Smith Katie Benner at 7:00 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.

The news of Martin's invitation to be the dean of Imperial College spreads through Portwenn like wildfire, before Martin and Louisa have even decided whether he will take the job. Mrs. Tishell and Penhale are crushed, while Morwenna questions what she wants to do with her life. Can the villagers cope with the Ellinghams' ultimate choice? Doc Martin Love Will Set You Free at 8:59 pm.

#107 When a catastrophic explosion at an underground mine creates a mass-casualty incident, the RFDS are called to save the lives of two brothers caught in the blast. RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service at 9:45 pm.

As the author of more than 40 novels, Elmore Leonard's work has had a profound influence on many American authors and readers. ELMORE LEONARD: BUT DON'T TRY TO WRITE explores Leonard's career, body of work, and writing process. The documentary features previously unseen home movie footage, family photographs, and in-depth interviews with literary experts and those who knew him well, including colleagues, family, and childhood friends. Elmore Leonard: "But don't try to write" at 10:31 pm.

Friday, February 16th

In 1967, inner city Pittsburgh produced America's first EMT service. Comprised solely of Black men and women recruited from the city's Hill District neighborhood, the paramedics of Freedom House Ambulance became trailblazers in providing pre-hospital and CPR care. Freedom House initially developed to respond to the needs of Pittsburgh's African American community, which often could not rely on police and fire departments during an emergency. Their groundbreaking work became the basis for all paramedic training in the country. However, despite its success, racism and power dynamics in the city shut down Freedom House in 1975, leaving its legacy almost lost to history. Freedom House Ambulance: The First Responders at 7:30 pm.

Follow a team of forensic experts as they investigate the preserved remains of a young African American woman from 19th century New York and reveal the little-known story of early America's free black communities. Secrets of the Dead The Woman in the Iron Coffin at 8:00 pm.

The accidental discovery of the significant history of a modest dwelling on a traditionally African American street in Hagerstown, Maryland is used to trace the roots of middle America's racial, economic and social interactions. Through the lens of this house, the rise and fall of the African American community in small rust belt towns and cities across America is told. And how its discovery, renovation and renewal may portend a change in the fortunes of the street and the larger community. House on Jonathan Street at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, February 17th

Modern rock superstar Alanis Morissette thrills with a career-spanning set on her Austin City Limits debut, featuring singalong gems "Hand in My Pocket," "Ironic," "Thank U" and "You Oughta Know." Austin City Limits Alanis Morissette at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, February 18th

Electric cars are fast and efficient and produce no local emissions. But they're also expensive, with issues around the metals for their batteries. Dr. David Rapson, Economic Policy Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank and Professor of Economics, University of California, and Dr. Beia Spiller, Director of the Transportation Program, Resources for the Future, discuss these issues. Energy Switch Electric Cars - Pros and Cons, Part 1 at 6:00 pm.

Discover one of the most significant British archaeological finds of the century in the Althorp estate, house to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. What treasures and history will this extensive excavation reveal? Secrets of the Dead Archaeology at Althorp at 7:00 pm.

When Richard Alderson needs help, Helen returns to Heston Grange; however, buried family secrets threaten to tear their relationship apart. Gerald's beloved dog, Rock, needs veterinary help, but he is too worried about the operation. All Creatures Great and Small On A Wing and A Prayer at 8:00 pm.

This beautiful region of England is full of picture-perfect rolling hills, quaint stone cottages, sprawling country estates and that distinct Yorkshire dialect. Curious Traveler Curious Yorkshire at 9:30 pm.

Shut out of the Opera, Zoe falls back into her bad habits of heavy partying. Only her role as Flora's trainer helps keep her in check. She's a demanding coach who trains the young dancer with a firm hand, and Flora can barely keep up. Nearing her breaking point, Flora crosses a dangerous line. L’Opera at 10:00 pm.