Highlights January 22 to January 28

Posted on January 19, 2024

Monday, January 22nd

Wrap up ROADSHOW's first-ever visit to Alaska, with finds that include an Alaska belt buckle, ca. 1975, an Elvis Presley King Creole movie poster, and Stephen Decatur warrant and commissions from 1798 - 1804. One is $150,000 to $200,000! Antiques Roadshow Alaska Native Heritage Center Hour 3 at 7:00 pm.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in The Big Apple for the first time in 13 years, where host Mark L. Walberg heads to an iconic venue, the Apollo Theater, for a ROADSHOW "Most Wanted" segment. Highlights include a Tiffany Studios mosaic inkwell, ca. 1905, likely designed by Carol Driscoll; a show run from the Beatles' first "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance along with an autographed photograph of the band; and a Joseph Kleitsch oil painting, ca.1925, purchased by the owner's father from Kleitsch's widow for $100 and now valued at $500,000. Antiques Roadshow New York City, Hour 2 at 8:00 pm.

On October 10, 1871, Chicagoans awoke to an unrecognizable landscape. Forty-eight hours earlier, there had been a vibrant city of ornate civic buildings, grand hotels, and cultural institutions. Now, there was nothing but a smoking pile of rubble stretching for miles on end. Many wondered: could the city recover? And how did tensions between the city's elites and the immigrant poor lead to the wrong person being accused of starting the blaze? THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE: AMERICAN STORIES tells the dramatic story of a defining moment in Chicago history - "the Great Fire of 1871," when the city faced destruction, rebuilt, and laid the groundwork for a thriving future. AMERICAN STORIES is an original documentary series uncovering Chicago's fascinating history. Each story presents an entertaining and intriguing tale about a person or event that shaped Chicago. The series reflects the rich diversity and breadth of human experience that shaped this great American city. Great Chicago Fire: American Stories at 9:00 pm.

A historically Black neighborhood in Palm Springs fights for the removal of a wall of trees. Independent Lens Racist Trees at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 23rd

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps singer Sammy Hagar and actor Ed O'Neill uncover their roots, revealing secrets their ancestors went to great lengths to conceal and celebrating the virtue of accepting one's relatives, whoever they may be. Finding Your Roots Buried Secrets at 7:00 pm.
In February 1939, more than twenty thousand Americans filled Madison Square Garden for an event billed as a "Pro-American Rally." As images of George Washington hung next to swastikas, a series of speakers railed against the "Jewish controlled media" and called for a return to a racially "pure" America. The keynote speaker, a man named Fritz Kuhn, was the head of an organization known as the German American Bund. The rally was huge, demanding the largest police presence to date for any event in New York City history but it was the culmination of a movement that had been brewing for years. Nazi Town USA will tell the largely unknown story of this organization that had chapters across the country and represented what experts believe was a "very real threat of fascist subversion in the United States." Organized into 70 different districts, the Bund held joint rallies with the Ku Klux Klan and ran dozens of summer camps for children centered around Nazi ideology and imagery. Life in some of the largest camps - including Camp Siegfried in Long Island, Camp Hindenburg in Wisconsin, and Camp Nordland in New Jersey -will be brought to life through extensive archival footage, photographs, and ruins that exist to this day. The Bund's embrace of "Americanism" raises thorny issues - from questions of free speech to declarations of "America First" - that we continue to wrestle with to this day. American Experience Nazi Town, USA at 8:00 pm.

Beyond Gaza, the power of Hamas, Hezbollah and other forces in the region. Correspondent Ramita Navai investigates militants in the West Bank and Lebanon, their ties to Iran and their role in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Frontline Israel’s Second Front at 9:00 pm.

World War II brought renewed energy and purpose to Route 66 as the country suddenly needed to transport people, arms and ammunition from one coast to the other. Hospitality work was viewed as a natural extension of the domestic sphere, and on Route 66 many women worked in family businesses providing food and lodging. The war allowed women to move out of low paying jobs and perform patriotic duties that were highly skilled and dangerous, such as sorting ammunition. After the war, these women would create vibrant businesses on their own. From the CEO of an iconic Route 66 restaurant in Gallup, NM to Navajo women at the Ordnance Depot in Flagstaff, AZ these women rejected domesticity in favor of a career. Also the story of the writing of the iconic song "Route 66" by Bobby Troup. Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road World War II & The Post War Period at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, January 24th

In Madagascar, a match-stick sized chameleon goes on an epic journey to find a mate and lay eggs before it's too late. A water vole in the Scottish Highlands swims a lake, climbs a waterfall and scales a mountain to find a place to raise her pups. Nature Big Little Journeys: Bloodlines at 7:00 pm.

Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is the oldest human mummy on Earth. Now, newly discovered evidence sheds light not only on this mysterious ancient man, but on the dawn of civilization in Europe. Nova Iceman Reborn at 8:00 pm.

Baiae... An escape for ancient Rome's powerful elite, the Las Vegas of its day. Now, follow archaeologists who are mapping underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich. Secrets of the Dead Nero’s Sunken City at 9:00 pm.

Thursday, January 25th

Bryan Cranston is a highly acclaimed actor best known for playing Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. He won back-to-back Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for that role. Before winning he'd been nominated for three Emmys and two Golden Globes. Recent film credits include Trumbo, Argo, and the new HBO film All the Way, in which he plays President Lyndon Johnson. Cranston played Johnson in All the Way on Broadway. He earned a Tony Award for that role. *Overheard with Evan Smith Bryan Cranston, Actor* at 7:00 pm.

Chet explores this incredible city with a history. He visits Lake Brownwood State Park to see the historic CCC structures. He tours the jail and drives a tiny train at the railroad museum. He eats cafeteria-style BBQ at the historic Underwood's and finishes the day with a steak at a renovated bank. The Daytripper Brownwood, TX at 8:00 pm.

Sikes goes on the run with Oliver as Brownlow and the police search Fagin's den. Oliver Twist at 8:30 pm.

When Martin advises a patient suffering from migraines to stop cold-water swimming, Mrs. Tishell's attempts to help almost lead to disaster. Martin has his own headaches to deal with when an herbalist sets up shop in the village and then an ex-flame arrives on his doorstep, inviting him to speak at a medical conference in London. Meanwhile, Penhale tries to rekindle his romance with Janice. Guest starring Lesley Nicol (Downton Abbey). Doc Martin Everlasting Love at 8:59 pm.

In the midst of a massive dust storm, the RFDS must deal with a tough retrieval when a patient takes a critical turn mid-air, and the team fights to keep him alive. RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service at 9:45 pm.

Friday, January 26th

Florence, Italy was the cradle of the Renaissance and the birthplace of the modern world. From Dante to Leonardo Da Vinci to Michelangelo, this central Italian town produced the greatest concentration of artistic genius in history. In FLORENCE: THE ART OF MAGNIFICENCE, host Dr. Rocky Ruggiero tells the story of Florence through its art, architecture and history, and celebrates the legacy of the creative explosion that is still present in the city today. Florence: The Art of Magnificence at 7:30 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 8:00 pm.

Saturday, January 27th

The Taco Mafia looks back on the power outage caused by Winter Storm Uri, the actions they took to support their city, and other times they have rallied for their community; They discuss the recognition and support they have received from the hospitality industry and the Austin community; U.S. Representative Greg Casar visits the Discada trailer; Beto has big news for his General Manager. Taco Mafia Legado at 5:00 pm.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo deliver a career-spanning hour of classic rock highlights in their Austin City Limits debut, including "Heartbreaker," "We Belong," and "Love is a Battlefield." Austin City Limits Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at 7:00 pm.

Brenda finds love at the home of a clock collector, but has she fallen for a killer? Father Brown The Sands of Time at 8:00 pm.

A young naval officer on the Plymouth Express finds the dead body of a woman underneath a seat in his carriage. The woman is identified as the Honourable Mrs Rupert Carrington, née Flossie Halliday, the daughter of Gordon Halliday, an Australian mining magnate who asks Poirot to take on the case. Agatha Christie's: Poirot The Plymouth Express at 8:46 pm.

Sunday, January 28th

Critical minerals and rare earth elements, essential for new energy technologies, are largely controlled by China. Global supply and demand and potential new mines in the US are pressing issues. Dr. Nedal Nassar, Chief of the Materials Intelligence Research at the US Geological Survey, and Dr. Adam Simon, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan, discuss. Energy Switch Critical Minerals for Energy at 6:00 pm.

Things are going well for Eliza until a familiar face shows up to question her role at Nash & Sons. Meanwhile, The Duke receives an offer that brings their relationship to a crisis point. Miss Scarlet and the Duke On Masterpiece The Diamond Feather at 7:00 pm.

Carmody is challenged with learning how to be a vet. The new farmers have a worrying illness amongst their herd and James wants to help them. Helen rallies the community to help the newcomers whilst she waits for some personal news. All Creatures Great and Small By The Book at 8:00 pm.

Barbara and Clive's off-screen romance is the talk of the town, but she makes a discovery that threatens to bring down the whole show. Funny Woman at 9:00 pm.

When the company attempts to mount the famous Swan Lake, they have to deal with several dancers sidelined by food poisoning. Sebastien offers the lead to Zoe, thinking she'll turn down the strenuous role... but she accepts the challenge. Zoe has less than 48 hours to get herself ready. Unfortunately, her body is not fully cooperating, and she must fight through dizzy spells. L’Opera at 10:00 pm.