Highlights February 21 to February 27
Posted on Feb 18, 2022
Monday, February 21st
Discover New Hampshire treasures at Omni Mount Washington Resort, including a 1775 Stephen Easterman-carved powder horn, a Rolex Zenith Patrizzi dial Daytona watch, and a 1928-1934 baseball autographs collection. Which is $50,000-$60,000? Antiques Roadshow Omni Mount Washington Resort Hour 2 at 7:00 pm Monday.
Phenomenal Phoenix finds abound at the Desert Botanical Garden including Neil Armstrong-signed Apollo 11 Moon Landing photos, a Tongan war club made around 1800 and 1993 "Magic: The Gathering" beta cards. Which is appraised for up to $100,000? Antiques Roadshow Desert Botanical Garden Hour 1 at 8:00 pm Monday.
Follow ballet dancer Frederick Davis' personal journey, which began with a broken family and homelessness. His exposure to dance at 11 changed his life - he found inspiration and support from Ballet Tennessee, his church family and a caring community. From The Streets to the Stage: The Journey of Fredrick Davis at 9:00 pm Monday.
This intimate portrait dives into the heart of America's opioid crisis through the reentry of three mothers imprisoned for drug-related crimes. As the women prepare to rejoin their families after years of incarceration, they enter an innovative prison program in Cleveland, Ohio where they lean on each other to learn the skills it will take to get a job, stay sober, and win the trust of their kids. After facing alienation and addiction, the women begin to see the promise of reunion and redemption. Independent Lens Apart at 10:00 pm Monday.
Tuesday, February 22nd
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. accompanies Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane as they meet a cast of inspiring ancestors hidden in the branches of their family trees. Finding Your Roots Songs of the Past at 7:00 pm Tuesday.
Explore and celebrate the life of a fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. Fannie Lou Hamer's America: An America Reframed Special at 8:00 pm Tuesday.
Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now 76, he is considered the conscience of Congress. John Lewis - Get in the Way 9:30 pm Tuesday.
THE STONE OF HOPE: MOVING THE DREAM FORWARD documents the first decade of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Now the fifth most visited Memorial averaging 3-5 million visitors a year, the King Memorial uniquely serves the country as the only Memorial on the National Mall honoring an activist, a preacher, and a man of peace. Stone of Hope: Moving The Dream Forward at 10:30 pm Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 23rd
The legendary Rio Grande River cuts deep canyons between the United States and Mexico, creating staggering landscapes in the largest protected area of its kind in North America. The most remote corner of this infamous borderland is the National Park known as Big Bend - a vast, unspoiled wonderland of serene beauty and home to some of America's most glorious wildlife. This is America's true frontier land, where horizons never end and stars blaze as they have done for eons. Journey alongside black bears, witness an elaborate hummingbird courtship display, and observe bats stalking the desert floor to seek out scorpions. New Western dramas unfold in these untamed borderlands. Nature Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas at 7:00 pm Wednesday.
An inventor of bionic limbs teams up with an injured climber and a leading surgeon to test a new amputation technique that allows prosthetic limbs to move and feel like the real thing. Nova Augmented at 8:00 pm Wednesday.
Savor an hour with adventurous singer/songwriters Sharon Van Etten and Lucy Dacus. New Yorker Van Etten performs songs from her acclaimed LP "Remind Me Tomorrow," while Virginian Dacus highlights her album "Historian." Austin City Limits Sharon Van Etten/Lucy Dacus at 10:00 pm Wednesday.
Thursday, February 24th
Five-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter discusses her acclaimed 30-year recording career and her latest album, Sometimes Just The Sky, which features re-imagined versions of songs from Carpenter's previous twelve albums. Overheard with Evan Smith Mary Chapin Carpenter, Singer-Songwriter at 7:00 pm Thursday.
David Byrne has spent his life making music - from the Talking Heads in the 70s and 80s to a Broadway musical today. In this episode, he sits down to discuss his career, collaborations, and reflections on the world we live in through music. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan David Byrne at 7:30 pm Thursday.
Chet looks back on all the amazing National Parks in Texas, including Big Bend and the LBJ Ranch. He recounts history at the San Antonio Missions and prehistory at the Waco Mammoth Site. He then takes a new trip to the Big Thicket, the first National Preserve in America. Daytripper National Parks Road Trip at 8:00 pm Thursday.
The ghost village of Little Auburn has been abandoned since the war. When a young man is found murdered during its grand reopening, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter must unravel a sinister web of lies from both past and present in order to catch the killer. First appearances of Nick Hendrix as DS Jamie Winter and Paddy the dog. Midsomer Murders The Village That Rose from the Dead, Part 1 & 2 at 8:30 pm Thursday.
Discover the hidden worlds of London's House of Commons and House of Lords, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the day. Visit Westminster Abbey, steeped in Anglo-Saxon myth and legend, royal extortion and ... dead people. Secrets of Westminster at 10:00 pm Thursday.
Friday, February 25th
In RICK STEVES ISLAND HOPPING EUROPE, join Rick on a tour of four of Europe's most intriguing and surprising islands: Malta, Capri, Orkney,and Skye. This untraditional island-hopping adventure skips the hot sun and tiki drinks, but comes with remote beaches, Crusader castles, prehistoric wonders, windswept slopes, and salty traditional island lifestyles. Rick Steves Island Hopping Europe at 7:30 pm Friday.
Superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli takes on one of the biggest stages of his career for a concert in New York City's famed Central Park with the New York Philharmonic. Showcasing his unmistakable soaring vocals,Bocelli sings a variety of classical favorites as well as many of his most popular signature songs. The performance, recorded live from Central Park with an audience of over 75,000 fans, also features special guests from the worlds of opera and popular music. Great Performances Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park at 8:00 pm Friday.
Saturday, February 26th
A love note to travel features vivid footage from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Palestine and Iran. Rick Steves Why We Travel at 11:00 am Saturday.
Designed to evoke a sense of calm, harmony and inner peace, this new program combines soaring original music and lush imagery with universal words of wisdom from a diverse group of some of the world’s greatest poets, authors, and philosophers. From Maya Angelou to Aristotle, Thomas Paine to Khalil Gibran, Brazilian lyricist/novelist Paulo Coelho to 13thcentury Persian poet Rumi and many more, inspirational quotes provide comfort, encouragement, and hope. Nature’s beauty and restorative power are on display in breathtaking vistas and stunning landscapes. After the chaos and turmoil of recent months, The World of Wisdom and Wonder is a welcome respite from the stress of everyday life and a soothing balm for the soul. World of Wisdom & Wonder at 12:30 pm Saturday.
In November 2007, 36 years after they first performed together at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, Carole King and James Taylor reunited to celebrate the venue's 50th anniversary. CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR AT THE TROUBADOUR captures this memorable performance and includes such hits as "So Far Away," "Carolina in My Mind," "It's Too Late," "Something in the Way She Moves," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Fire and Rain" and many more. Carole King & James Taylor Live at the Troubadour at 3:30 pm Saturday.
THE BEE GEES: ONE NIGHT ONLY features 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. The Bee Gees One Night Only at 5:00 pm Saturday.
ROY ORBISON FOREVER is a celebration of the effortlessly cool, five-time Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. The program charts Orbison's career and close relationships with other musicians through interviews and archive performances, some of them never before seen in America. From the sell-out international tour with The Beatles through his collaboration with George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys, Orbison’s captivating legacy endures. Among the songs performed are "Oh, Pretty Woman," "It's Over," "Only The Lonely," “Cryin'," "Dream Baby,” and "Blue Bayou.” Featured interviews include Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bono, Gerry Marsden, Jeff Lynne, and Olivia Harrison as well as Barbara Orbison. Roy Orbison Forever at 7:00 pm Saturday.
Join host Kathy Mattea to learn more about the making of the epic documentary series devoted to the history of this truly American art form. Features interviews with Rosanne Cash, along with Ken Burns and other members of the filmmaking team. Ken Burns: Country Music at 8:30 pm Saturday.
George “Buddy” Guy is a living legend, a blues master who transcended his early years as a sharecropper in Louisiana to become one of the most influential guitarists of all time. In the 1950s, Guy quickly rose to prominence as the guitarist for Waters and Howlin’ Wolf in the iconic Chicago blues scene, directly inspiring The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and eight-time GRAMMY winner, Guy is a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues and one of the final surviving connections to a historic era in the country’s musical evolution. Buddy Guy: True to the Blues at 10:00 pm Saturday.
Sunday, February 27th
Travel throughout Italy to meet some of the country’s most remarkable artisans, highlighting the talent and dedication that only they can pass on to the next generation of apprentices. From glassblowing in Venice to ceramics in Umbria; from olive oil making in Tuscany to cashmere weaving in Genoa; and to all the regional culinary traditions – Italy Made with Love helps us appreciate the exceptional eye, the discerning palate, the distinct finesse and, most of all, the love for the craft. Italy Made with Love at 11:00 am Sunday.
Join Bob Costas for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Emmy Award-winning series, including exclusive interviews with Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and the filmmaking team. Additional interviewees speak about the impact BASEBALL had on America. Ken Burns: Baseball at 5:00 pm Sunday.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS: UNPACKING THE ADVENTURE will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the story—and the new MASTERPIECE series—with highlights from all 8 episodes, along with behind-the-scenes interviews and features. Let the adventure begin! Around The World In 80 Days: Unpacking the Adventure at 7:00 pm Sunday.
Get to know the cast and creators of the hit series based on James Herriot's beloved books. Savor the best moments from the first season,including Dame Diana Rigg in her final role as Mrs. Pumphrey, and look ahead to what might happen in Season 2. All Creatures Great and Small: Between The Pages at 8:00 pm Sunday.
Join us for a musical celebration of the glamorous and witty songwriting duo, Lerner & Loewe, featuring music from their iconic canon of shows including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Brigadoon and more. An Evening with Lerner and Loewe - Broadway in Concert at 9:30 pm Sunday.