Highlights February 19 to February 25

Posted on February 16, 2024

Monday, February 19th

Celebrate a message of peace and love with the five-time Grammy-winning Blind Boys of Alabama. Symphony Celebration: The Blind Boys of Alabama with Dr. Henry Panion, III at 2:00 pm.

Watch incredible Louisiana treasures including an emerald, diamond & gold necklace, ca. 1875; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival posters;and a 1962 - 1966 Stewart "Smokey" Stover collection. Find out which is the top $100,000 find! Antiques Roadshow LSU Rural Life Museum Hour 1 at 7:00 pm.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Austin, where host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Bruce M. Shackelford at a private collection to learn about antique Mexican saddles. Highlights include a scrapbook of World War II photos from the owner's grandfather-in-law who was one of the "Monuments Men"; an 1875 "Pictorial St. Louis" atlas including birds-eye maps of the entire city, drafted in a hot air balloon; and an inherited jade ring with case, made around 1930, whose impressive size and rich green color give it its value of $60,000 to $80,000. Antiques Roadshow Austin, Hour 3 at 8:00 pm.

A scrappy group of women and LGBTQ+ journalists buck the white male-dominated status quo, banding together to launch the 19th*, a digital news startup aiming to combat misinformation and include the voices often left out of the American story. Independent Lens Breaking The News at 9:00 pm.

Two stories from California and Texas excavating distinct portraits of place, politics, and economy. WHEN THE LAPD BLOWS UP YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: Tensions rise on a busy street as news organizations and local residents witness an extremely volatile situation turn into a literal powder keg. WHEN IT'S GOOD, IT'S GOOD: A filmmaker returns to her hometown in West Texas to document the effects of the boom-and-bust nature of the oil industry. An intimate portrait of family, memory, and economy. POV Boom and Bust at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, February 20th

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. maps the family trees of comedian Tracy Morgan and actor Anthony Ramos -- taking the two New York City natives far from their hometown. Finding Your Roots Mean Streets at 7:00 pm.

Fly With Me is a story about new frontiers for working women and the constraints of traditional notions of femininity. It's about both exploitation and activism, and pitched battles within the courtrooms of the United States. Maligned as feminist sellouts and sluts, stewardesses, as they were called, knew different: They were on the frontlines of a battle to assert gender equality and transform the workplace. Fly With Me will rely on firsthand witness accounts, personal stories, and a rich and extensive archive to tell a lively, fun and important but neglected history of the women who, while flying the world, changed it. American Experience Fly With Me 8:00 pm.

Hearts Above Clouds takes viewers on an exciting and dynamic journey through 100 years of aviation history featuring pioneering women pilots. Beginning with the earliest air meets in Southern California, women aviators made an impact with their determination and perseverance. Amelia Earhart's first flights and initial training are revealed and detailed, along with subsequent national women's air derby races going into the Great Depression. Women's substantial contributions to aviation service during WWII are presented, along with some of the noteworthy female fliers in the postwar era. This enthralling documentary is informative as well as very poignant and powerful. Hearts Above Clouds at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 21st

NATURE'S CLEANUP CREW tells the story of the busy scavengers who live among us in our cities, recycling the mountains of waste that consumer society leaves behind. To us, it's garbage. To them, it's dinner. With the help of thoughtful and passionate scientists who have come to understand and love them, find out what makes scavengers tick and debunk myths around them and why they deserve respect. What adaptations have they evolved to do their job? What benefits do they provide humanity? How can humans work with them, so that they can do their job even better? In Manhattan, the tourist crowds are seen from the ants' point of view, as a team of young entomologists discover how important they are to keep the streets clean. In Berlin, discover how scavenging foxes have adapted to survive in an urban environment - something they've had to do because they have nowhere else to go. In Toronto, hunt for the elusive opossum to find out how they help to make our cities healthier. And in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, track the city's growing population of vultures to find out how they protect people from deadly disease. Nature’s Clean-up Crew at 7:00 pm.

For decades, scientists have tried to unlock the secrets of ancient DNA. Follow the dramatic quest to recover DNA millions of years old and reveal a lost world from before the last Ice Age. Nova Hunt for the Oldest DNA at 8:00 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 9:00 pm.

Thursday, February 22nd

Ben McKenzie, star of hit shows like Gotham and Southland, discusses his new book, Easy Money, and the impact cryptocurrency's rising popularity has on everyday people. Ben also reminisces on his career and what got him into acting. Overheard with Evan Smith Ben McKenzie at 7:00 pm.

After spending years caring for her family, an Alexandria, Virginia, woman finally gets the chance to move into a dream home of her own. The problem is she has only a week to move. While she packs, Matt searches the old house for cherished family heirlooms that remind her of the loved ones she took care of for so long. Legacy List with Matt Paxton Home at Last at 8:30 pm.

As the Ellinghams prepare to leave for London, Ruth admits to Martin that she's been writing a paper on his blood phobia, and she thinks he's been misdiagnosed. Ruth is also counseling Mrs. Tishell on how to overcome her obsession with the Doc, while Penhale anxiously arranges their goodbye party. But when Chicken the dog escapes, Martin has a life-threatening accident trying to catch him. Guest starring Rupert Graves (Sherlock). Doc Martin Our Last Summer at 8:59 pm.

Eliza must decide if she will stay or go back to London, as the team gathers for the annual RFDS fundraising ball. Pete is working at a remote clinic where a seemingly straightforward case of a boy with a concussion escalates into a violent and potentially fatal situation. Pete will have to employ some creative tactics to ensure the safety of everyone involved, including himself. _RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service_ 9:45 pm.

How did the most famous Hoosier author since James Whitcomb Riley get his start? What about Indianapolis inspired him? Why did he keep coming back to Indianapolis in his books? A WRITER'S ROOTS: KURT VONNEGUT'S INDIANAPOLIS explores Vonnegut's relationship with his hometown, his children and family life, and the people and places that shaped him. Using archival photos, a 1991 interview with Vonnegut himself, along with interviews with his children, friends and Hoosier authors James Alexander Thom (Panther In The Sky), John Green (The Fault In Our Stars), and Dan Wakefield (Going All The Way),viewers discover how Indianapolis left its mark on one of the 20th century's most influential writers and his writing. Writer's Roots: Kurt Vonnegut's Indianapolis at 10:32 pm.

Friday, February 23rd

Three different perspectives come together on the passing of a historic $2.44 billion bond in the Austin Independent School District.Stephanie Hawley describes her take on educational equity. Anthony Mays explains the complex side of educational administration. Kevin Foster concludes with his final perspective on the state of education as a trustee board member before the bond is passed. Blackademics Television Hawley / Mays / Foster at 7:30 pm.

Honor one of the most beloved stars in country music history with this all-star tribute concert featuring Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Wynonna, Jelly Roll, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Lorrie Morgan, Justin Moore, Trace Adkins and more. Great Performances George Jones: Still Playin' Possum at 8:00 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 9:30 pm.

Saturday, February 24th

Blues, rock & soul maestro Bonnie Raitt returns to Austin City Limits for the first time in a decade performing classics and highlights from her triple 2023 Grammy-winning album "Just Like That" in an epic hour. Austin City Limits Bonnie Raitt at 7:00 pm.

Fresh off their 18-month 50th Anniversary Tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music - continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits, multiple GRAMMY, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. In September 2022, the band played at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, performing Bob Dylan songs that include "Forever Young," as well their groundbreaking album Will the Circle Be Unbroken, which has been inducted into the Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - The Hits, The History & Dirt Does Dylan at 8:00 pm.

Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson -"the Mt. Rushmore of country music"- for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like "Big River," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Always on My Mind." The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum at 9:30 pm.

Sunday, February 25th

For centuries, thousands of people have converged on Seville, Spain, every Easter week. They celebrate faith, family and friends with those they love. Processions of the Virgin Mary crisscross the streets at all hours; orange blossoms perfume the air; delicious tapas and wine are savored in street-side cafes; and flamenco dancers dazzle the thousands of visitors that swell this ancient city. FLAMENCO: SPIRIT OF SEVILLE, an hour-long pledge special filmed during the Easter week celebrations in Seville, showcases the artistry and passion of expert flamenco dancers and performers from Spain. Flamenco: Spirit of Seville at 5:30 pm.

Lucy Worsley explores Agatha Christie's haunted, unconventional early life to discover the origins of her talent for murder - and uncovers some carefully concealed secrets. Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen Cat Among The Pigeons at 7:00 pm.

Celebrate the popular MASTERPIECE series and the beauty of the Dales by touring the actual locations where filming takes place, including the Skeldale House, Heston Grange, The Drovers Arms, as well as scenic vistas, bridges and farms. All Creatures Great and Small: Touring The Dales at 8:00 pm.

Season Finale. Flora, Zoe, and Sebastien each face a moment of truth. Flora's competitive entrance exam finally comes, and she earns her spot in the company. But the young dancer has pushed herself too hard, and she pays the price. On the eve of his premiere, setbacks keep piling up for Sebastien, and he discovers that the Opera's director has been plotting to fire him. L’Opera at 10:30 pm.