Highlights March 27 to April 2

Posted on March 24, 2023

Monday, March 27

Find out if grandma lied about the family goods that include a 1900 Mark Twain letter, a ruby and diamond bracelet and a Babe Ruth & Honus Wagner signed baseball. Does the story of the show-topping $85, 000 find really hold up? Antiques Roadshow Did Grandma Lie? at 7:00 pm.

Feast your eyes on a rainbow of ROADSHOW's most colorful treasures including a 1967 Alexander Calder "Concentric" painting, a blue opaline snake paperweight made around 1850, and a Robert Ridgway "Color Standards" book. One is now valued at $100,000. Antiques Roadshow True Colors at 8:00 pm.

The bonds of sisterhood, and the parallels of struggles among generations of women in China, are drawn together by the once-secret written language of Nushu, the only script designed and used exclusively by women. Independent Lens Hidden Letters at 9:00 pm.

An idealistic young journalist in Beijing profiles China's biggest real estate speculator. Their divergent life experiences and clashing values reflect the generational and societal changes happening in the country. POV Shorts Happiness is £4 Million at 10:30 pm.

Tuesday, March 28

Henry Louis Gates introduces trail-blazing journalists Jim Acosta and Van Jones to the ancestors who blazed a trail for them, meeting runaway slaves and immigrant settlers who took enormous chances so that their descendants might thrive. Finding Your Roots Anchormen at 7:00 pm.

Discover the untold story of the 1969 showdown between President Nixon and the antiwar movement. Told through firsthand accounts, the film reveals how movement leaders mobilized disparate groups to create two massive protests that changed history. American Experience The Movement and the "Madman" at 8:00 pm.

CITIZENS AT LAST is a documentary film that celebrates the persistence of Texas suffragists to organize, demonstrate, and win the vote for women. The film explores the strategic role Texas women played in the national suffrage movement and exposes the pro-Jim Crow policies of the anti-suffragists who stood in their way. CITIZENS AT LAST shows the crucial role Texas women-white, Black, and Latina- played in the long struggle for equal voting rights. Citizens at Last at 9:30 pm.

Wednesday, March 29

Young animals face new challenges as winter envelopes the Rocky Mountains, and spring means the end of childhood. A grizzly mom prepares her cubs for hibernation, a mountain lion raises her kittens and a bison calf must learn to survive the snow. Nature Born in the Rockies: Growing Up at 7:00 pm.

Quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from networks to code breaking, but first we need to know it's real. Join physicists as they capture light from across the universe in a bid to prove Einstein's "spooky action at a distance." Nova Einstein's Quantum Riddle at 8:00 pm.

THE SEARCH FOR THE OCEAN'S SUPER PREDATOR is the story of an epic underwater shark attack that leads investigators on a search for the ocean's most fearsome predator. However, this isn't a case of a shark attacking a human, but that of a sea creature that devoured a great white shark. The Search for the Ocean's Super Predator at 9:00 pm.

Savor the return of legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne to the ACL stage. Browne performs hits and songs from his latest album Downhill from Everywhere. Austin City Limits Jackson Browne at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, March 30

A surprise $30,000 poses the questions, how can the six families reach beyond their original goals? Opportunity Coaches and host Ronaldo Hardy meet with all six families to discuss the potential. Opportunity Knock$ Reaching Beyond Original Goal$ at 7:00 pm.

Kelly Corrigan has a conversation with Selma Blair about her personal journey overcoming alcoholism, abuse and multiple sclerosis. Selma shares stories from her childhood and explains that the labels imposed on her as a kid shaped who she became as an adult. They also talk about being the dangerous issue in the medical community of women’s symptoms being ignored and how that contributed to Selma’ s late diagnosis of MS. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Selma Blair at 7:30 pm.

Chet dives in the rich history and food of this East Texas town. He takes a trip back in time in the old high school, eats at a hamburger institution, and then investigates a little-known NASA facility sending scientific balloons up into the sky. Finally, he finishes the day hunting for farm-destroying hogs with night vision. The Daytripper Palestine, TX at 8:00 pm.

A year has passed since The Hour was unceremoniously taken off air. Freddie has been fired, while Bel fought to stay - now all eyes are on the new Head of News, Randall Brown, as a force for change. The Hour GPB Welcome Back at 10:00 pm.

Friday, March 31

Explore women rising on the walls of Austin — from images of accomplished artists and activists to messages of female empowerment. Muraling Austin Women Rising at 7:30 pm.

The incomparable, trail-blazing talent of Joni Mitchell is celebrated in Washington, DC's historic DAR Constitution Hall by a cadre of musical stars who all drew inspiration from the woman many consider to be the most influential musical artist of her time. Be it lyrics, composition, playing, singing, or even painting, no artist has demonstrated the creative length, depth and breadth of Joni Mitchell. Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at 8:00 pm.

RUTH STONE'S VAST LIBRARY OF THE FEMALE MIND is an award-winning documentary about the poetry and life of Ruth Stone, who forged her art out of loss and inspired countless others to create from her hilltop home in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Using an intimate approach, the film combines archival footage of Ruth at different times of her life, capturing her reciting poetry and talking about her writing process. The film also intertwines lively and heartfelt observations from her family, and people who knew her well. Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind at 9:00 pm.

Savor the return of legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne to the ACL stage. Browne performs hits and songs from his latest album Downhill from Everywhere. Austin City Limits Jackson Browne at 10:00 pm.

Saturday, April 1

The determination and spirit of America made us shoot for the stars and land on the moon. Gabe visits the Johnson Space Center and chats with an astronaut to find out why we're so determined to explore the space outside our planet. Reconnecting Roots Space: The Final Frontier at 4:30 pm.

A volcano is erupting on Iceland, and Doug arrives just as fountains of lava bring up from the depths rare materials as old as the Earth itself. Iceland is defined by its geology, and Doug explores gargantuan waterfalls roaring over ancient lava flows; ice caps, glaciers, and geysers; and how the island is split down the middle by the parting of two massive tectonic plates. Doug’s Geology Journal A Whole Lotta Lava at 6:00 pm.

Austin City Limits presents selected performances from the 21st annual Americana Awards & Honors, recorded live in Nashville. ACL Presents: Americana 21st Annual Honors at 7:00 pm.

Ex-employee Finbar Finch served time after a brutal attack on spa owner Elsie Peters during a robbery of the spa's takings that left her struggling with seizures. After his release he returns to the area, vowing to Father Brown to live a new life after God found him in prison. Elsie, her husband Captain Peters and her sister Lola are rattled by his return and tensions run high at an open event being ran that day. Shortly afterward Finbar Finch is found dead, shot in the face; the shotgun used was taken from the spa, and a brooch found at the shooting leads to Inspector Mallory arresting Lola. Father Brown finds a clue in a poem Finch had read, Antigonish. Father Brown The Enigma of Antigonish at 7:59 pm.

When a German mayor visits Great Slaughter to partake in a war memorial ceremony, tragedy strikes; Sister Boniface investigates whether it's a terrible accident or a malicious plan. Sister Boniface Mysteries Sister Town at 8:45 pm.

Towards the end of the First World War, Hastings calls on Poirot in his rooms to discuss the sensational news of the day – the attempted assassination of the Prime Minister, David MacAdam. They are interrupted by two visitors: Lord Estair, Leader of the House of Commons and Bernard Dodge, a member of the War Cabinet. They enlist Poirot to help with a national crisis – the Prime Minister has been kidnapped. Agatha Christie's Poirot The Kidnapped Prime Minister at 9:31 pm.

With Louis still not consummating the marriage after four months, Marie realizes that producing an heir will not be straightforward. She turns to Madame du Barry for support and advice. However, after discovering more about the woman's past, Marie is shocked, and 'friend' becomes foe. There cannot be two queens at Versailles, and du Barry is not about to disappear. Marie Antoinette Rival Queens at 10:25 pm.

Join Lucy as she explores how the spontaneous February 1917 popular uprising was the real Russian revolution that swept the Czar from power, not the famed October event in the history books. Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets The Romanovs & The Russian Revolution at 11:25 pm.

Sunday, April 2

The rugged beauty of Alaska and the glacial waters of its most popular river, the Kenai, set the stage for a powerful story of loss and healing for a family Jeff, Zack, and Dave encounter. The water, the salmon, and the temperate forests of the Kenai Peninsula all play a role in this unforgettable journey. Outside: Beyond The Lens Alaska's Kenai River at 12:00 pm.

The Rogue River was among the first to receive the Wild and Scenic Rivers designation, protecting it from dams and mining and ensuring the region would remain undeveloped and rugged. Located in western Oregon, it is home to thriving, abundant wildlife and geologically diverse terrain. Come ride the challenging yet family friendly whitewater and experience what this truly wild place has to offer. Wild Rivers with Tillie Rogue River - America's Classic Wild & Scenic River at 12:30 pm.

Author Lynne Cheney examines the friendships and rivalries within the “Virginia Dynasty” of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, including the contradiction between the ideals of American liberty and prosperity they espoused and their status a s slaveholders. History with David Rubenstein Lynne Cheney at 6:00 pm.

As she sets about helping a mother whose newborn baby is suffering from a clotting disorder, Nancy is harboring a secret of her own. Sister Veronica meets a newlywed on her rounds, and the case shocks the women of Nonnatus house. Call the Midwife at 7:00 pm.

The day of Georgiana's trial arrives, and she gets a surprise visit from an old friend. Colbourne's shooting party goes ahead, and as he gets closer to Lydia, Charlotte must confront all that she's lost. Sanditon on Masterpiece at 8:00 pm.

The Royal Family goes on holiday at Fontainebleau. Marie Antoinette discovers du Barry's plan to welcome Provence's betrothed. Antoinette's escalating hostilities with du Barry threaten her relationship with the King. Marie Antoinette Pick a Princess at 9:00 pm.

Join Lucy as she explores how the spontaneous February 1917 popular uprising was the real Russian revolution that swept the Czar from power, not the famed October event in the history books. Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets The Romanovs & The Russian Revolution at 10:00 pm.