Highlights March 28 to April 3
Posted on Mar 25, 2022
Monday, March 28th
Watch amazing objects that exude a celebratory spirit, including an Alexander Calder mobile, Tiffany iridescent vases, and a 1955 Picasso Madoura plate. Can you guess which has an updated appraisal value of $800,000-$2,000,000? Antiques Roadshow Let's Celebrate! at 7:00 pm Monday.
Journey to The Big Easy for hidden treasures like a diamond bracelet and a Van Cleef & Arpels ring, Mardi Gras Comus Krewe parade float watercolors from 1892, and Keith Haring subway graffiti art from around 1980. One of these is worth up to $95,000! Antiques Roadshow New Orleans Hour One at 8:00 pm Monday.
RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "Polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Raise Hell: The LIfe and Times of Molly Ivins at 9:00 pm Monday.
Meet the women journalists of India's only all-female news network, who risk everything in a male-dominated world to uncover their country's political inequities. Independent Lens Writing with Fire at 10:35 pm Monday.
Tuesday, March 29th
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the humble roots of comedic actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet, retracing the ancestral journeys that laid the groundwork for their success. Finding Your Roots Off The Farm at 7:00 pm Tuesday.
In August 1942, the murder of a young Mexican American ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles. The tensions that had been building up for years between Mexican and white Los Angelenos boiled over. The press claimed that Mexican youth -- known as "zoot-suiters" for the clothes they wore -- were terrorizing the city with a wave of crime. Police fanned out across the city arresting 600 Mexican Americans. Seventeen "zoot-suiters" headed to a trial in which prosecutors had little evidence to present. Nonetheless, guilty verdicts were handed down to all. The tensions the trial inflamed sparked riots between servicemen and the Mexican American community that led to "zoot-suiters" being beaten and stripped of their clothes. Despite vigorous denials from city officials, a citizens' committee concluded the riots had been fueled by racial prejudice and encouraged by sensational news reporting and a discriminatory police department. American Experience Zoot Suit Riots at 8:00 pm Tuesday.
How lies about election fraud have made their way to the center of American politics. With ProPublica, examining the hidden origins of disinformation about the 2020 election and the handful of people behind some of the core narratives of fraud. Frontline Plot to Overturn The Election at 9:00 pm Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 30th
The squirrel family - from tiny chipmunks to big prairie dogs - is one of the most widespread on Earth. There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. What is the secret to their success? Uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky nut lovers as a filmmaker puts their problem-solving to the test on a specially designed obstacle course. Nature A Squirrel's Guide to Success at 7:00 pm Wednesday.
Millions of Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by private companies, which are revealing customers' ancestry and family connections, and reporting health risks. But what are the pitfalls and unintended consequences of sharing genetic data? Nova Secrets In Our DNA at 8:00 pm Wednesday.
Hear the story of the incredible teams behind five world-first expeditions. Having the right team members, with the right skills, expertise and thirst for adventure, was key to exploring the unexplored. Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked Teamwork at 9:00 pm Wednesday.
Enjoy an hour featuring acclaimed British soul singer and songwriter Yola. The Bristol native performs tunes from her solo debut Walk Through Fire. Austin City Limits Yola at 10:00 pm Wednesday.
Thursday, March 31st
Enjoy highlights from superstar rock band Foo Fighters' 2009 and 2015 episodes of Austin City Limits. Songs include "The Pretender" and "Best of You." Austin City Limits Foo Fighters Rock Austin City Limits at 7:02 pm Thursday.
Chet smells the roses with a stop in Northeast Texas. He eats some amazing BBQ, visits a creative craft brewery that's revitalizing downtown, and visits a beautiful state park. Daytripper Tyler, TX at 8:00 pm Thursday.
Tensions run high in Lower Pampling as a new type of cricket threatens a century of tradition. When a star cricketer dies during a tournament, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter's investigation draws them into a dangerous game with a surprise visitor from Barnaby's past. Guest appearance by Jason Hughes as DI Ben Jones. Midsomer Murders Last Man Out, Parts 1 & 2 at 8:30 pm Thursday.
LENI RIEFENSTAHL: BETWEEN HITLER AND HOLLYWOOD puts together the story of two closely interlinked careers. One was a radical and controversial actress whose career skyrocketed with the rise of the Nazi Party, and the other is a forgotten film pioneer whose career was nearly ended by it. Leni Riefenstahl: Between Hitler and Hollywood at 10:00 pm Thursday.
Friday, April 1st
Dubbed "nothing short of masterful" by the Chicago Tribune, FRANK FERRANTE'S GROUCHO is a laughter-filled, theatrical portrait of "America's most gifted funnyman". Written and performed by actor Frank Ferrante, this filmed play with music celebrates the style and spirit of comedian Groucho Marx (1890-1977), whose irreverent humor continues to influence artists today. Frank Ferrante's Groucho at 7:30 pm Friday.
WHEN COMEDY WENT TO SCHOOL is an entertaining portrait that tells the story of the Catskill hotels and bungalow colonies that provided the setting for a remarkable group of young Jewish-American comedians who re-defined stand-up and sketch comedy and forever altered the course of American humor. Comic legends Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, Dick Gregory, Jerry Stiller and others offer their unique, heartfelt, and oftentimes hilarious anecdotes about what the Catskills meant to their careers. When Comedy Went to School at 9:00 pm Friday.
Saturday, April 2nd
BEAUTY ON THE WING: LIFE STORY OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY chronicles the extraordinary journey of the monarch butterfly as it unfolds along the coasts of New England and in the heart of Mexico's forested volcanic mountains. Every stage of the monarch's life cycle is experienced in vibrant close-ups, from egg to caterpillar to adult. Through this story of adaptation and survival, BEAUTY ON THE WING explores the symbiotic relationship between habitats and the vital role they play in our interconnected ecosystems. Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly at 4:30 pm Saturday.
Gumbo, originally from Louisiana, came out of the great diversity of cultures that were present in the area at the time. With African roots, the dish has evolved over time, drawing from French, American, Spanish, and Caribbean influences that represent gumbo as a true melting pot of cultures and cuisine. Roadfood Southern Louisiana: Gumbo at 6:00 pm Saturday.
Austin City Limits presents selected performances from the 20th annual Americana Awards & Honors, recorded live in Nashville. Performers include Brandi Carlile, the Mavericks, Jason Isbell, Allison Russell, Charley Crockett, Amethyst Kiah and the Highwomen, plus a tribute to Nanci Griffith from Joe Henry and Aoife O'Donovan. ACL Presents: Americana 20th Annual Honors at 7:00 pm Saturday.
A Caribbean Christmas treat with the show's first-ever Christmas special. The sun-soaked, scintillating beauty of Saint Marie is rocked at Christmas time by a baffling murder, with a dazzling array of guest stars under suspicion. The feature-length episode, which concludes the show's 10th anniversary celebrations, also sees the return of Danny John Jules as Officer Dwayne Myers. When the team needs some extra help, Dwayne steps in, quickly making his presence felt in ways that they could not have anticipated. All the usual ingredients are in place for a truly unforgettable Caribbean Christmas. Death In Paradise Christmas 2021 at 8:00 pm Saturday.
Sunday, April 3rd
As baby boomers downsize living spaces and settle estates, THE LEGACY LIST helps aging homeowners catalog a lifetime of belongings, locating treasured heirlooms and unexpected valuables in the attic, closet, or even under the floorboards. Host Matt Paxton, a nine-season veteran of A&E's Hoarders, is joined by military memorabilia expert Avi Hopkins, fashion collectibles authority Jaime Ebanks, and Mike Kelleher, a walking encyclopedia of pop culture trinkets and antiques. Legacy List with Matt Paxton Bye, Bye Big Apple at 12:00 pm Sunday.
For weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico in September of 2017, many families were left without any communication. Meteorologist Ada Monzon walks with Earl Bridges along the beach of one of the hardest hit communities, Loiza, to explain the aftermath, and her role in keeping people informed. Then, Craig Martin and Earl meet with Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, who partnered up with Raul Rodriguez and the Cagua Criollos baseball franchise to help the community in Cagua. They provided all kinds of assistance including food and water despite the intense damage suffered by Criollos stadium, an iconic Puerto Rican venue. Pudge also toured Craig and Earl around his Pudge Coffee farm in his hometown of Vega Baja where the priority has been to get coffee farmers back in business. Casa Pueblo in the mountain town of Adjuntas is a community organization famous for winning the coveted Goldman Environmental Prize. Director Arturo Massol-Deya continues the mission and focus of his parents Tinti Deyá Diaz and Alexis Massol Gonzalez, Casa Pueblo's founders. They support the town of Adjuntas through their farms, radio station, medical labs and solar cinema. After Hurricane Maria hit, Casa Pueblo was one of the only places on the island that didn't lose power because of their solar infrastructure. The Good Road San Juan, Puerto Rico: After The Storm at 6:00 pm Saturday.
While Trixie tries to calm an anxious patient, Sister Frances examines a young woman with some troubling symptoms. Lucille helps support a single mother through her fourth pregnancy and intervenes when authorities question her capabilities as a mother. Call The Midwife at 7:00 pm Sunday.
Charlotte starts her new job as a Governess for the mysterious Alexander Colbourne. Alison seeks to be reunited with her knight in shining armour, and Georgiana receives bad news. Meanwhile, Tom and Colonel Lennox make plans for Sanditon's development. Sanditon On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm Sunday.
Hannah and her new partner Billy Murdoch start investigating the Mimica family, who they believe are responsible for Sean's murder. But when Hannah discovers the identity of Sean's contact "Issy," she immediately wants to pull the plug. Before We Die at 9:00 pm Sunday.
Find out why Marie Antoinette is often blamed for causing the French Revolution by saying "let them eat cake" to her starving subjects. Lucy Worsley uncovers the myths and secrets that led the doomed queen to the guillotine. Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets Marie Antoinette: The Doomed Queen at 10:00 pm Sunday.