Highlights February 28 to March 6
Posted on Feb 25, 2022
Monday, February 28th
Discover an oasis of Roadshow treasures at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, such as a Cartier jadeite pendant necklace, Kanye West original artwork from around 1995 and a 1906 Louis Akin chromolithograph. Learn which is $50,000-$75,000. Antiques Roadshow Desert Botanical Garden Hour 2 at 7:00 pm Monday.
KENNY ROGERS FAREWELL CONCERT CELEBRATION: ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER brought together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers’ final farewell to Nashville. The program features performances by Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Idina Menzel, Lady A, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Wynonna, The Oak Ridge Boys and Kenny Rogers along with many other special guests. Songs include "The Gambler," "Lucille," "Islands in the Stream," "Lady" and "We Got Tonight." Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert Celebration: All In For The Gambler 8:00 pm Monday.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark series in September 2015 with this in-depth overview of the iconic documentary. See video clips and interviews with Ken Burns, Geoffrey Ward, Ric Burns, Buddy Squires and others. Ken Burns: The Civil War at 9:30 pm Monday.
Tuesday, March 1st
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson and Harold Varmus, three pioneering scientists who've made dramatic contributions to our understanding of the world while knowing little about their own ancestry. Finding Your Roots Science Pioneers at 7:00 pm Tuesday.
President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union address on March 1st, 2022. The live coverage of this event will include the president’s speech, the Republican response, and analysis from the PBS NewsHour team. PBS Newshour Special Report at 8:00 pm Tuesday.
Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates' work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America at 10:00 pm Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 2nd
American horses are icons. Mustang. Appaloosa. Morgan. Quarter Horse. Follow the history of the uniquely American horse breeds that helped shape our nation and meet the people who are continuing in the long tradition of caring for them. Nature American Horses at 7:00 pm Wednesday.
Straddling the night sky, the Milky Way reminds us of our place in the galaxy we call home. But what shaped this giant spiral of stars and what will be its destiny? NOVA travels back in time to unlock the turbulent story of our cosmic neighborhood, from its birth in a whirling disk of clouds and dust to colossal collisions with other galaxies. Finally, peer into the future to watch the Milky Way’s ultimate fate as it collides with the Andromeda galaxy, over 4 billion years from now. NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way at 8:30 pm Wednesday.
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 10:00 pm Wednesday.
Thursday, March 3rd
Explore how the award-winning newscast has set the standard for broadcast journalism. Go behind-the-scenes and meet the reporters, editors, producers and on-air team and discover how it all comes together for broadcast. Celebrating PBS Newshour! at 7:00 pm Thursday.
Presented by John Nettles (DCI Tom Barnaby in Season 1-13), 20 THINGS TO DO IN MIDSOMER... BEFORE YOU DIE is a 20th anniversary special that features stars past and present discussing the peculiar quirks of the delightful yet deadly Midsomer county. 20 Things to Do In Midsomer.... Before You Die at 8:30 pm Thursday.
In this one-hour special, Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe - taking millions of people with it. He traces fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, and the totalitarian societies they built. In addition, Rick chronicles the brutal measures the leaders used to enforce their ideologies, and discusses the horrific consequences of genocide and total war. And yet despite all this, inspiration can be found by those who resisted. Along the way, Rick visits poignant sights throughout Europe relating to fascism, and talks with Europeans whose families lived through those times. The goal of the RICK STEVES SPECIAL: THE STORY OF FASCISM IN EUROPE is to learn from the hard lessons of 20th-century Europe, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century. Rick Steves Fascism In Europe at 10:00 pm Tuesday.
Friday, March 4th
The definitive look at Betty White's life and career. Thanks to exclusive access, you'll see Betty behind the scenes at work, entertaining at home and interacting with her close friends, one of whom is a 900-pound grizzly bear. Betty White: First Lady of Television at 7:30 pm Friday.
Carol Burnett: A Celebration is a 50th anniversary tribute to the career of a comic genius - filled with pure nostalgia, great clips and memories from iconic stars. The program includes exclusive interviews with: Carl Reiner, Tim Conway (his last interview), Vicki Lawrence, Betty White, Cloris Leachman, Tina Fey, Phyllis Diller, Barbara Eden, Jim Nabors, Tony Orlando, Pat Carroll, Joan Collins... and of course, Carol Burnett. Carol Burnett: A Celebration at 9:00 pm Friday.
Join the country music superstar to celebrate her 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry. Bringing together five decades of hits into one unforgettable evening, Dolly is joined by special guests including Emmylou Harris, Toby Keith and more. Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry at 10:00 pm Friday.
Saturday, March 5th
Travel through Italy to meet some of the remarkable artisans who still make exceptional items by hand - from glass blowers and ceramicists to olive oil makers and cashmere weavers - all of whom exhibit talent, dedication and love for their art. Italy Made With Love at 10:30 am Saturday.
Explore how environmental feedback loops are amplifying global warming and what we can do about it. Narrated by Richard Gere, this revealing film asks whether we are approaching a point of no return or if we have the will and vision to act now. Earth Emergency at 12:30 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 3:30 pm Saturday.
Explore how the award-winning newscast has set the standard for broadcast journalism. Go behind-the-scenes and meet the reporters, editors, producers and on-air team and discover how it all comes together for broadcast. Celebrating PBS Newshour! at 5:00 pm Saturday.
Join the country music superstar to celebrate her 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry. Bringing together five decades of hits into one unforgettable evening, Dolly is joined by special guests including Emmylou Harris, Toby Keith and more. Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry at 7:00 pm Saturday.
KENNY ROGERS FAREWELL CONCERT CELEBRATION: ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER brought together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers’ final farewell to Nashville. The program features performances by Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton, Idina Menzel, Lady A, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Wynonna, The Oak Ridge Boys and Kenny Rogers along with many other special guests. Songs include "The Gambler," "Lucille," "Islands in the Stream," "Lady" and "We Got Tonight." Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert Celebration: All In For The Gambler at 9:00 pm Saturday.
Rock out with the legendary band at one of the biggest free concerts of all time, recorded in 2006 in Rio in front of an audience of 1.5 million fans. This fully restored and remastered concert includes four previously unreleased tracks. The Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang: Live On Copacabana Beach at 10:30 pm Saturday.
Sunday, March 6th
Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy, and Greece, Rick Steves' European Easter celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. He joins Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions - from its pagan roots to its glorious finale - Rick Steves' European Easter sheds new light on this timeless holiday. Rick Steves European Easter at 10:30 am Sunday.
DREAM OF ITALY: TRAVEL, TRANSFORM AND THRIVE combines the star power of world-famous celebrities with that nearly indescribable magnetism and magic of Italy to teach viewers how to live better - the Italian way. These special guests help Kathy present the 10 essentials of the Italian lifestyle: connections to land, food, beauty, art and culture,family, passion, community, movement, celebrations, and sense of home. Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive at 12:00 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. The program includes performances by Broadway and television celebrities Jenn Colella, Aisha Jackson, Michael Maliakel, Aaron Lazar, Jose Llana, Sean Thompson and more with Maestro Luke Frazier, and The American Pops Orchestra. Songs in the program will be drawn from this list: “If Ever I Would Leave You” (Camelot), “I Remember It Well” (Gigi), “Get Me to the Church on Time” (My Fair Lady), “Almost Like Being in Love” (Brigadoon), “They Call the Wind Maria” (Paint Your Wagon), “On the Street Where You Live” (My Fair Lady), “I Loved You Once in Silence” (Camelot), “I Could Have Danced All Night” (My Fair Lady) and more. An Evening with Lerner and Loewe - Broadway in Concert at 1:30 pm Sunday.
Join the Grammy-nominated ensemble on a musical journey through stunning land and seascapes around Ireland. Shot in 14 locations on the island, the new special is filled with songs from their latest album, including "The Dawning of the Day." Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland at 3:00 pm Sunday.
American horses are icons. Mustang. Appaloosa. Morgan. Quarter Horse. Follow the history of the uniquely American horse breeds that helped shape our nation and meet the people who are continuing in the long tradition of caring for them. Nature American Horses at 5:00 pm Sunday.
James and Helen question their future together in the run up to Christmas Day, while things look grave for one of Darrowby's most beloved animals. All Creatures Great and Small On Masterpiece The Perfect Christmas at 7:00 pm Sunday.
Celebrate the popular detective's 10th anniversary with a behind-the-scenes retrospective of the captivating series. Featuring interviews with the cast and creators, the program explores what makes Endeavour such a top-notch mystery. Endeavour: The Evolution at 8:30 pm Sunday.
Fogg meets an old friend at New York's Grand Central Depot and must decide whether to continue his trip. Unbeknownst to him, astronomical effects will decide the outcome. Around The World In 80 Days On Masterpiece Episode 8 at 10:00 pm Sunday.
Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage. Celebrate the stellar cast, the superb writing and the spectacular locations of the most successful British drama ever. I Miss Downton Abbey! at 11:00 pm Sunday.