Highlights March 25 to March 31

Posted on March 22, 2024

Monday, March 25th

ROADSHOW visits Louisiana for fascinating finds, like 1997 Michael Jordan-signed Air Jordan XII shoes; a Patek Philippe gold wristwatch, ca. 1915; and a diamond & platinum ring, ca. 2000. Can you guess the $138,000 item? Antiques Roadshow LSU Rural Life Museum Hour 3 at 7:00 pm.

ROADSHOW's second visit to the Second City uncovers first-rate finds such as a 1908 Chicago Cubs presentation piece, a Tiffany & Co. gold necklace, and a 1904 Henry Woods oil. Which have soared and which have sunk in the marketplace since 2003? Antiques Roadshow Vintage Chicago at 8:00 pm.

There is a mental health crisis happening for many American farmers. Greener Pastures provides an intimate look at American farming through the stories of Midwestern farmers facing increased economic uncertainty and isolation. Independent Lens Greener Pastures at 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, March 26th

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA to help comedians Carol Burnett and Niecy Nash solve deep family mysteries. Finding Your Roots Secret Lives at 7:00 pm.

In the 1950's, survival rates from cancer of any kind were low. Damaging surgery and unsophisticated radiotherapy were the main treatments, assuming the disease was detected in time for anything to be done. Cervical cancer was often asymptomatic until it was well advanced, and by that time, it was often a death sentence. This dramatic story of the fight against cervical cancer revolves around three main characters: Dr. Papanicolaou, a Greek immigrant whose single-minded pursuit of the development of a diagnostic test saved hundreds of thousands of women; Hashime Murayama, the exquisitely talented artist who became National Geographic's first inhouse illustrator, but because of his Japanese heritage, was fired, interned in a WWII camp, then released to work on the project; and Helen Dickens, a groundbreaking Black female surgeon, who overcame deep distrust between the Black community and medical professionals to save the lives of thousands of women. The work of these three true life savers slashed death rates of this previously unfightable cancer by more than 60 percent. American Experience The Cancer Detectives. at 8:00 pm.

Discover how public health has doubled life expectancy, but the system is now in jeopardy. When the world has to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, the public health sector revisits the past to create solutions. The Invisible Shield The Old Playbook at 9:00 pm.

Jane Addams, born into wealth and privilege, became intrigued by social reform after visiting a settlement house in London's impoverished East End. An inheritance made it possible for her to bring that concept to Chicago with the creation of Hull House in 1889.JANE ADDAMS - TOGETHER WE RISE: AMERICAN STORIES is a documentary that profiles this Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist and the cadre of persistent women who joined her to enrich the lives of thousands of immigrant women and children, inspiring others around the world to follow their lead. Jane Addams - Together We Rise: American Stories at 10:00 pm.

Wednesday, March 27th

There are more than 100 domestic and wild kinds of rabbits and hares, from snowshoe hares to Flemish giants. Despite their remarkable ability to reproduce, many wild rabbits are in danger of being eradicated. Nature Remarkable Rabbits at 7:00 pm.

A.I. tools like ChatGPT seem to think, speak, and create like humans. But what are they really doing? From cancer cures to Terminator-style takeovers, leading experts explore what A.I. can - and can't - do today, and what lies ahead. Nova A.I. Revolution at 8:00 pm.

WHEN WIRE WAS KING: THE TRANSFORMATION OF COMMUNICATIONS puts the telecommunications revolution into historical context. Our everyday existence is nearly completely dependent on secure and reliable telecommunications, and as our digital ecosystem grows increasingly complex, it's critically important to understand what drives, threatens, and governs the technology we greatly depend on. Explore three interconnected themes - innovation, competition, and regulation - and the shifting balance among them that sparked the telecommunications revolution beginning in the early 1970s. When Wire Was King: The Transformation of Communications at 9:00 pm.

Thursday, March 28th

Bestselling author and award winning biographer Jonathan Eig joins Evan to discuss his book on Martin Luther King, Jr., King: A Life, and the demystification of the man who has been made into a larger than life figure. Overheard with Evan Smith Jonathan Eig at 7:00 pm.

Chet and crew try their hand at a new sport while taking a daring walk down memory lane with a look at some of the craziest things they've done in Texas. The Daytripper Adrenaline, Texas at 8:00 pm.

An Evanston, Illinois, man has some tough decisions to make when he's forced to downsize the family home after his mom moves into a care facility. Emotions run high as Matt helps him clear out the clutter and find cherished mementos that remind him of the woman who raised him. Legacy List with Matt Paxton Mom’s Moving Story at 8:30 pm.

In the grip of a heatwave, tensions flare between Eliza and Pete while transporting a highly contagious patient in stifling PPE. Wayne’s world is thrown upside down when a routine callout to a seizing patient takes a harrowing turn. RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service at 8:59 pm.

Watch as the Outback skies explode with thunder and rain, breaking the stifling heat, bringing relief to the animals and people, and beginning a new season in this ancient land. Outback Return of the Wet at 10:30 pm.

Friday, March 29th

Episode #3 carries our audience in a somewhat different direction as we look at connections between flamenco and Spanish folklore, then examine the emotional force of the art form and present some singing of gitanos in India. This episode features performance, interviews and other visual materials, much like the prior episodes, but in this episode, we lean more heavily into the performance. Flamenco: The Land Is Still Fertile at 7:30 pm.

The story of Christ’s death has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the most important artists in history. Displaying some of the greatest artworks ever produced and using the words of the gospels, these specials highlight works from artists such as Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Leonardo, El Greco, Rembrandt, and many more. Shot on location in Jerusalem, the United States and throughout Europe, EASTER IN ART explores the different ways these artists have depicted the Easter story throughout the ages. Easter in Art at 7:59 pm.

Travel with Jonathan Phillips on Paul's third and final missionary journey as the Apostolic Age comes to an end. Witness how the remaining apostles, except for John, are martyred for their unwavering beliefs. In Rome, Paul and the Apostle Peter will both meet their fate at the hands of one of the cruelest tyrants in history. Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine Age of the Apostles at 9:30 pm.

RENAISSANCE WOMAN RESTORED documents the restoration of a magnificent mural created by a 16th-century nun who is considered the first great woman artist of the Renaissance. As the half-hour documentary follows the restoration of the mural by a team of female art conservationists, experts speak to the scope of the art Plautilla Nelli created, the significance of her work, and the importance of highlighting women artists who have largely been ignored. Renaissance Woman Restored at 10:30 pm.

Saturday, March 30th 7:00 pm Austin City Limits #4705 “Brandy Clark/Charley Crockett” Delight in the throwback country music of Brandy Clark and Charley Crockett. Nashville-based hit songwriter Clark performs cuts from her highly acclaimed Your Life is a Record. Lone Star native Crockett plays tunes from his album Music City U.S.A.

Saturday, March 30th

Delight in the throwback country music of Brandy Clark and Charley Crockett. Nashville-based hit songwriter Clark performs cuts from her highly acclaimed Your Life is a Record. Lone Star native Crockett plays tunes from his album Music City U.S.A. Austin City Limits Brandy Clark/Charley Crockett at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, March 31st

100 million people move to cities each year, mostly in the developing world and they often settle in slums. How will governments and utilities battle cartels, corruption and budget shortfalls to supply electricity to these new urban citizens? Dr. Scott Tinker visits Kibera, Africa's largest slum, to look at the challenges to urban grid expansion. Switch On Urban Grid Expansion at 6:00 pm.

Violet and Matthew are worried about Fred's ability to serve as the mayor's consort. Later, Fred falls ill after a minor injury. Meanwhile, the Nonnatus team is thrown into turmoil when a newborn baby is diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia. Call The Midwife at 7:00 pm.

Nolly is working in the cut-throat world of theater, still haunted by the question: why was she fired from "Crossroads"? But when an unexpected answer arrives, can she seize the chance to reprise her role as Meg for one final curtain call? Nolly On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm.

Years after their last encounter, Jack receives a surprise invitation from Alice. Their feelings for each other soon surface, raising doubts about whether Alice is ready to be in a relationship with anyone right now. Alice & Jack On Masterpiece at 9:00 pm.

Gaspar and Pedro confront each other in the smugglers' neighborhood. Eloisa manages to calm the situation and takes Gato to the hospital to treat his injuries. Meanwhile, Pedro seeks a way to fix Gato's legal situation using his power and influence in the underworld. Hijos Del Desierto (Sons of the Desert) at 10:00 pm.