Highlights March 11 to March 17

Posted on March 9, 2024

Monday, March 11th

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Bismarck, North Dakota, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Ted Trotta head to the State Historical Society of North Dakota to look at Plains Indian ledger drawings. Highlights include an original Santa Claus oil and advertisement by Hadden Sundblom, who painted all of the Coca-Cola Santa paintings from around 1931-1965; a 1778 letter written and signed by George Washington, dated from Valley Forge; and two Irish dragoon swallowtail guidon flags that were used in the Battle of Nashville and are now valued at $50,000. Antiques Roadshow Bismarck, Hour 3 at 7:00 pm.

Check in to Hotel del Coronado to see sensational finds at a stunning seaside setting, such as a 1962 Baldessari oil "Sign for Rothko & Albers," a Fortuny Delphos gown and a "Kitchen Debate" table with a signed Nixon photo. Which is $90,000? Antiques Roadshow Hotel del Coronado Hour 1 at 8:00 pm.

Dive into the life and career of groundbreaking writer, performer and subversive star Mae West. Over a career spanning eight decades, she broke boundaries and possessed creative and economic powers unheard of for a female entertainer in the 1930s. American Masters Mae West at 9:00 pm.

WHERE I BECAME traces the story of 14 women who left apartheid in South Africa to attend Smith College in the U.S. The film, narrated in their own voices and filmed between South Africa and the U.S., follows their stories from childhood to discovering themselves through the power of higher education. Where I Became at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, March 12th

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. works with Pamela Adlon and Kathryn Hahn, two guests whose family trees were obscured by scandals, to discover the truth about their ancestors. Finding Your Roots Things We Don’t Discuss at 7:00 pm.

For nearly 50 years, chemical engineer and inventor Maria Telkes applied her prodigious intellect to harnessing the power of the sun. She designed and built the world's first successfully solar-heated modern residence and identified a promising new chemical that, for the first time, could store solar heat like a battery. And yet, along the way, she was undercut and thwarted by her boss and colleagues - all men - at MIT. Despite these obstacles, Telkes persevered and, upon her death in 1995, held more than 20 patents. She is now recognized as a visionary pioneer in the field of sustainable energy. An unexpected and largely forgotten heroine, Telkes was remarkable in her vision and tenacity - a scientist and a woman in every way ahead of her time. Her research and innovations from the 1930s through the '70s continue to shape how we power our lives today. American Experience The Sun Queen at 8:00 pm.

Wednesday, March 13th

Travel around the world with anthropologist Niobe Thompson to uncover the history of mankind's relationship with the horse. Discover the habits and biology of these majestic animals and ride along with the world's last nomadic tribes. Nature Equus: Story of the Horse: Origins at 7:00 pm.

In January 2022, one of the most powerful volcanic eruptions in recorded history rocked the islands of Tonga. Join scientists as they investigate what caused the blast, how it spurred a devastating tsunami, and if another eruption could be imminent. Nova Hidden Volcano Abyss at 8:00 pm.

Scientists investigate colossal explosions in Siberia and other evidence that rapidly melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. What are the implications for our climate future? Nova Arctic Sinkholes at 9:00 pm.

Over the top, ambitious and nature-defying - China's incredible Ice World will transform 37 acres of sub-tropical quarry into a sub-zero ski resort. The construction team will have to battle the worst nature can throw at them. But If they can pull it off -they'll make science fiction a reality. Impossible Builds Ice World at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, March 14th

Katie Benner, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Justice Department reporter for the New York Times, discusses the indictments against former president Donald Trump and the legal fallout of the cases. Overheard with Evan Smith Katie Benner 7:00 pm

Chet and Crew dine on authentic Cuban Food at Habana in South Austin while looking back on some of their most memorable ethnic meals over the years. The Daytripper Texas World Food Tour at 8:00 pm.

A Brooklyn couple who has spent over 50 years living in their three-story Clinton Hill brownstone need help clearing out a basement full of memories. The couple has deep roots in the community, and the house is filled with items that not only tell their story but the story of the neighborhood they love. Legacy List with Matt Paxton Pillars of the Community at 8:30 pm.

Season Two Premiere. Staff shortages and an unreachable Leonie have the team working at their limits amidst the chaos of the White Cliffs rodeo, leaving Pete and new mental health nurse Chaya alone to deal with a horrible multi- casualty car accident that forces Pete to act well outside of his scope of practice. RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service at 8:59 pm.

Friday, March 15th

Get a look at the contributions of farm workers to the world of flamenco in Southern Spain. We use world-class performance, fascinating interviews, footage of beautiful locations in southern Spain and similar visually compelling materials, to present the fundamental and perhaps surprising contributions of farm workers to the development and maintenance of flamenco. The featured farm workers are mostly gitanos (Spanish Gypsies) and elements of their history are woven into the narrative. Spanish language with English subtitles. Flamenco: The Land Is Still Fertile at 7:30 pm.

Follow a team of forensic experts as they investigate the preserved remains of a young African American woman from 19th century New York and reveal the little-known story of early America's free black communities. Rick Steves Art of Ancient Rome at 8:00 pm.

The compelling six-hour series THE ROAD FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE charts Christianity's evolution from a small movement to the largest religion in the world, with more than two billion followers. Host Jonathan Phillips, an author and distinguished history professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, journeys into the fascinating world of the early Christians to explore the faith's long struggle and triumph against the odds. He recounts some of Christianity's pivotal moments at the actual locations where they unfolded, including Bethlehem (site of Jesus' birth), Judea (where Jesus preached) and Rome (where Emperor Constantine the Great embraced the faith as his own), among others. Phillips' entertaining and enlightening 12,000-mile odyssey through seven countries in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East brings the rich history of Christianity to life. Along the way, he meets experts who have devoted their lives to the study of this important historical period. Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine Birth of a Faith at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, March 16th

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 7:00 pm.

Sunday, March 17th

Season Premiere. Nonnatus House kicks off a new pupil midwife training. Dr Turner supervises the delivery of a baby whose mother has cerebral palsy. The "Raise the Roof Campaign" for better pay and conditions creates a divide of opinion among the nurses. Call The Midwife at 7:00 pm.

Series Premiere. Explore the reign and fall of soap opera star Noele "Nolly" Gordon, one of the most famous faces on British TV in the 1960s and 70s, whose unceremonious firing from her hit show at the height of her career was front-page news. Nolly On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm.

Series Premiere. When Alice and Jack first meet, they're bound by a connection so powerful it seems nothing can break it, but will their path lead them to a place of happiness and togetherness? Or will life and their own emotional complexities get in the way? Alice & Jack On Masterpiece at 9:00 pm.

Series Premiere. HIJOS DEL DESIERTO (SONS OF THE DESERT) is an exciting period drama set in northern Chile against a backdrop of political upheaval and international intrigue in the 1930s. The story begins in 1907 during a salt miners strike when the parents of brothers Pedro (Gaston Salgado, Ines of My Soul) and Gaspar (Jorge Arecheta, La Jauria) are massacred by the government while protesting for better working conditions in the mines. In the aftermath of this devastating loss, the young brothers face another heartbreak as they are forcibly separated never to see each other again for 30 years. Though when they meet again they are unaware that they are brothers, and become enemies as they stand on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman. Spanish language with English subtitles. Hijos Del Desierto (Sons of the Desert) at 10:00 pm.