Highlights January 30 to February 5

Posted on January 27, 2023

Monday, January 30

New ROADSHOW in New Mexico at Santa Fe's Museum Hill, with finds that include an Angel Botello oil painting, ca. 1960, Muhammad Ali and Alfred Hitchcock autographs, and a 1969 Alexander Calder sculpture. One is valued at $250,000! Antiques Roadshow Santa Fe's Museum Hill, Hour 2 at 7:00 pm.

Discover treasures from Indianapolis including a 1952 Joe Louis-signed whiskey bottle, a Sheraton sideboard, ca. 1820, and a 1928 NY Yankees team-signed baseball. Which one is the top find of the hour? Antiques Roadshow Indianapolis, Hour Two at 8:00 pm.

The vibrant, complicated life of Ernest Withers African American photographer of the Civil Rights movement, and paid FBI informant was anything but black and white. Independent Lens The Picture Taker at 9:00 pm.

Khizr Khan is the Gold Star father, author, and a Constitutional Rights Advocate. He attended Punjab University Law School in Pakistan before moving to the US where he attended Harvard Law. In 2016, he and his wife Ghazala spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Khan's latest book is titled An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice. Overheard with Evan Smith Khizr Khan, Activist/Author at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, January 31

Henry Louis Gates traces the roots of actors Brian Cox and Viola Davis, uncovering records from workhouses in Scotland and slave plantations in South Carolina that reveal individuals who battled to build a better life for their families. Finding Your Roots Rising from the Ashes at 7:00 pm.

Discover the factors that led to the birth of Hip Hop and its first socially conscious hit The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 1982. Fight The Power: How Hip Hop Changed The World The Foundation at 8:00 pm.

Vladimir Putin's clashes with American presidents as he's tried to rebuild the Russian empire. Over five administrations, the miscalculations and missteps of American presidents, culminating in Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Frontline Putin and the Presidents at 9:00 pm.

Sixty years after Quincy Jones first moved to Paris in his early 20s, he still thinks of the city as a second home. Filmed in front of a capacity crowd at AccorHotels Arena, QUINCY JONES: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION IN PARIS brings together nearly 100 world-class musicians,including a symphony orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley and a line-up of special guests. Songs include "Soul Bossa Nova," "Billie Jean," and "Let the Good Times Roll," among many others. Quincy Jones: A Musical Celebration In Paris at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 1

Witness the dramas of Africa's great wildlife meeting place -- the waterhole. From mighty elephants to tiny termites, an entire community of creatures call the waterhole their home. Nature The Elephant and the Termite at 7:00 pm.

Thousands of engineers, technicians and workers race to build Europe's biggest construction project-London's new railroad, the Elizabeth Line. Nova London Super Tunnel at 8:00 pm.

Anna meets some of the country's best craftspeople --clock mechanics, engineers, scaffolders, glass cutters-- and historians of the 162-year-old Elizabeth Tower who have been painstakingly bringing this British icon back to its original Gothic glory in the face of unprecedented challenges. Big Ben: Saving The World's Most Famous Clock at 9:00 pm.

The sparkling documentary SECRETS OF THE ROYAL JEWELS takes a closer look at the tiaras, earrings, rings, and neckpieces that make up the royal collection, and tell the incredible stories behind them as they pass through the generations. Secrets of the Royal Jewels at 9:47 pm.

Grammy-winning modern rockers The War On Drugs perform songs from their acclaimed LP I Don’t Live Here Anymore. Austin City Limits The War On Drugs at 11:00 pm.

Thursday, February 2

Wrapping up their initial coaching sessions, families dig into the real work to reach their goals. For some it's harder than others. Opportunity Knock$ Pre$Enting The Opportunity Finder at 7:00 pm.

Kelly Corrigan speaks to the former president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards about her path towards living a life devoted to social rights. Cecile was raised by parents who modeled how to stand up for what you believe in. As a result, Cecile committed her life’s work to supporting others in the fight for equality. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Cecile Richards at 7:30 pm.

Chet drives the "Mother Road" through the Texas panhandle visiting the iconic people and places that made it famous. He tours a classic car museum and pulls off to explore famous roadside attractions including a 190-foot cross, a slug bug ranch, and a museum dedicated completely to barbed wire. Daytripper Route 66, TX at 8:00 pm.

A death at Stubbington Hall Sports Club, home to Causton Lions rugby team, brings DCI Barnaby and DS Winter to investigate a muddle of rucks, old grudges and new romances. Midsomer Murders The Lions of Causton, 1 & 2 at 8:29 pm.

The BBC's impartiality comes under threat when the government wants The Hour to tout the Conservative party's line about Egypt. As Hector and Freddie hit the streets to cover public protests against the war, Bel receives a visit from Marnie at the office. Later, Hector has a revealing chat with McCain. The Hour Bright Stones at 10:01 pm.

Friday, February 3

Talks focused on the stigmas, struggles and familiar narratives people of color face today. Bavu Blakes on education and the changes ahead. Angele Cooper on mental health stigmas in the Black community. Dr. Kevin Michael Foster on Blackademics future. Blackademics Television Blakes/Cooper/Foster at 7:30 pm.

"Homo Techno," features stories - including that of a paralyzed former gang member who risked his brain to advance medical science - that prompt Lightman to think deeply about how advances in science and technology will impact our future evolution into what will perhaps be a new species: "Homo Techno" - part human and part machine. What essential human qualities will we want to preserve? As both a physicist and an essayist, Lightman is a rare talent. After years on the faculties of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lightman's first novel, Einstein's Dreams, became an international best-seller. Co-written and directed by award-winning public television science producer Geoff Haines-Stiles (Carl Sagan's COSMOS, NOVA's "Is Anybody Out there," and Childhood), SEARCHING is filmed in Ultra HD format worldwide, and features state-of-the-art astronomical computer graphics along with a wide range of innovative story-telling techniques. Searching: Our Quest for Meaning in the Age of Science Homo Techno at 8:00 pm.

Meet pioneering meteorologist Ted Fujita, who transformed our understanding of tornados. His technological advancements saved lives and helped Americans prepare for and respond to dangerous weather phenomena. American Experience Mr. Tornado at 9:00 pm.

Grammy-winning modern rockers The War On Drugs perform songs from their acclaimed LP I Don’t Live Here Anymore. Austin City Limits The War On Drugs at 10:00 pm.

Saturday, February 4

Brian Gaudio and Drew Brisley founded Module, a company that builds customizable, energy efficient Modular homes. Brian had a dream of combating the housing crisis with qualitycontrolled housing built in a fraction of the time of traditional construction. With Module, Brian and Drew are seeing that vision come to life. Start Up Module: Pittsburgh, PA at 6:00 pm.

Legendary alternative rock pioneers Pavement deliver modern rock highlights in a career-spanning hour. The veteran California band mark their thirtieth anniversary with a rare television performance. Austin City Limits Pavement at 7:00 pm.

Ned Hannigan, a notorious child killer, is found dead in the woods after serving 14 years for confessing to the murder of his childhood girlfriend 14 year old Maggie Banks who was besotted with him. Inspector Mallory arrests Maggie's mother after finding fingerprint evidence. Maggie's father, John, had already attacked Hannigan and her brother, Daniel, had visited him, both now adults, just before his release from prison. Hannigan had never revealed where the body was. Father Brown wonders why Hannigan returned to Kembleford and who he was meeting and his only clue in his prison bag was a wooden symbol of the star system Gemini...Father Brown The Requiem for the Dead at 7:59 pm.

After spending the night with a pipe-smoking gentleman caller, a woman is found dead with a jigsaw puzzle and a face full of cold cream. Sister Boniface Mysteries Love and Other Puzzles at 8:45 pm.

Poirot tells Hastings that the criminals of England fear him, so he has no cases. Hastings describes a recent theft from a jeweller's shop window in Bond Street. The perpetrator was arrested on the spot. However, they found paste copies of the six stolen stones on him. He had already passed the real jewels to an accomplice. A heavily veiled lady arrives. She identifies herself as Lady Millicent Castle Vaughan, whose engagement to the Duke of Southshire was recently announced. At age sixteen she wrote an indiscreet letter to a soldier. The letter would surely anger her fiancé, and it is now in the possession of Mr Lavington. He is demanding twenty thousand pounds for its return, a sum she cannot afford. Agatha Christie's Poirot The Veiled Lady at 9:30 pm.

Detective Fitzroy sees one of his colleague's plant evidence on a suspect. With the Duke away, Fitzroy turns to Eliza and hires her to look into a case of police corruption. Miss Scarlet and the Duke On Masterpiece Bloodline at 10:25 pm.

The investigation into the captain's death reveals a dark secret going back to the Boxer Rebellion in China. The search for an explanation leads Max and Oskar on a dangerous odyssey into the antiquities trade and the opium dens of Vienna's Chinatown. Vienna Blood The God of Shadows Part 2 at 11:25 pm.

Sunday, February 5

Samantha starts off her Montana experience at Big Sky Resorts to learn about Avalanche Dogs and their rescue program. In Bozeman, Samantha visits with the curator of the Museum of the Rockies, where she learns about their dinosaur collection. At the Lone Mountain Ranch, Samantha joins a group group for a gorgeous sleigh ride. Back at Big Sky Resort, Samantha meets US Olympian, Bode Miller. Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Big Sky, Montana at 11:30 am.

The 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, became a pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement. Now, years later, Matt is in town to help Lisa and Kimberly, the sisters of one of the little girls who was killed, downsize their longtime home, filled with powerful memories and mementoes from the tragedy. Legacy List with Matt Paxton A Space for Healing (Birmingham, Al) at 12:00 pm.

Hour one explores how free Black people, in the North and South, built towns, established schools, held conventions - creating robust networks to address the political, economic, and social needs of the entire Black community. Making Black America: Through The Grapevine Building Black America at 1:00 pm.

Hour two explores how African Americans turn within, creating a community that not only sustains but empowers. From HBCUs to Black businesses to the Harlem Renaissance to political organizations, Black life flourished. Making Black America: Through The Grapevine The Work of the Imagination at 2:00 pm.

Pulitzer Prize finalist H.W. Brands examines the deep-seated divisions that made up the American Revolution before the war — between Loyalists and Patriots, families, friends, and neighbors. History with David Rubenstein H.W. Brands at 6:00 pm.

Eliza is on the verge of earning life-changing money when she offers to help the heir to an unclaimed fortune. It's a race against time and Eliza will need the Duke's help, but a revelation about his personal life makes working together impossible. Miss Scarlet and the Duke On Masterpiece The Heir at 7:00 pm.

Mrs. Hall conquers demons from her past. While she is away, Tristan discovers the challenge of housekeeping. Meanwhile, Helen is at loose ends. All Creatures Great and Small Edward at 8:00 pm.

It's 1908 and the magical new world of cinema has captured the imagination of the Viennese public. When tragedy strikes at a film premiere, Max and Oskar investigate the murder of a famous actress, a former patient at Max's hospital. Vienna Blood Death Is Now A Welcome Guest Part 1 at 9:00 pm.

Since Teresa has returned, neither students nor teachers understand her. Roberta tries to go to Teresa for help, but she is distracted by Ines. Meanwhile, the girls propose that the Academy's street name be changed to that of a woman. La Otra Mirada Forgotten Women at 10:00 pm.