Highlights May 1 to May 7

Posted on April 28, 2023

Monday, May 1

Visit the Green Mountain State for colorful finds, like a women's Rolex gold & diamond bracelet watch, an American Girl Barbie & wardrobe, ca. 1965, and a schoolgirl needlework, ca. 1740. Can you guess which one is $50,000 to $125,000? Antiques Roadshow Shelburne Museum Hour Two at 7:00 pm.

Journey to Orlando with ROADSHOW to learn more about vintage and antique items, including a 1965 NASA "Corned Beef" archive, a Korean The Water Moon Viewing Guanyin painting, and a 1918 WWI peach can label letter. Which is the big find? Antiques Roadshow Orlando Hour Two at 8:00 pm.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neuromuscular disease with an average survival time of 2-5 years from diagnosis. In this intimate story, three people bravely face different paths as they live with the progressively debilitating illness. Independent Lens Matter of Mind: My ALS at 9:00 pm.

Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker Bill Einreinhofer reflects on the time he spent in China, what he discovered, what he learned and the dramatic changes he witnessed. His pictures include original interviews and scenes shot throughout China, as well as little seen historical footage discovered in the most unlikely of places: America's National Archives and the Library of Congress. China: Frame By Frame at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, May 2

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces media personality Andy Cohen and radio journalist Nina Totenberg to ancestors who were determined to survive. Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Against All Odds at 7:00 pm.

Join award-winning singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé as she discovers her grandparents' remarkable stories of wartime courage, spanning World War II, the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya, and the fight for independence in Zambia. My Grandparents' War Emeli Sandé at 8:00 pm.

Explore the fight against Asian American hate following the March 2021 mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta. Examine how this critical moment of racial reckoning sheds light on the struggles, triumphs and achievements of AAPI communities. Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March at 9:00 pm.

This week on On Story, producer and showrunner Joe Wiseman discusses his work behind the American adaptation of the BBC's hit comedy series, Ghosts. Wiseman deep-dives into the art of adaptation, finding the perfect cast, and the process of recreating the story for an American audience. On Story On Writing Ghosts with Joe Wiseman at 10:00 pm.

Veterans who reveal the power of service animals. After Action Mind, Body, Spirit-Animals at 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 3

David Attenborough presents seven of the most remarkable animal songs found in nature and explores the significance of these songs in the lives of their species. Each one - from the song of the largest lemur to the song of the humpback whale to the song of the lyrebird - was recorded in his lifetime. But will they soon be heard no more? Contrary to Charles Darwin's theory of sexual selection, a new generation of scientists have discovered that animal song is not just the preserve of males. Females sing too. But there are also fears that we do not have much longer to hear them. Because as humankind gets noisier, the rest of the planet is falling silent. Joyous, surprising and poignant, this story of pioneering research and astounding insight is a chorus of wonder and a wake-up call. Nature Attenborough's Wonder of Song at 7:00 pm.

The North Atlantic right whale is on the brink of extinction. But a handful of specialists are determined to help save it as they discover new secrets about the lives of these giants of the sea. NOVA Saving The Right Whale at 8:00 pm.

Learn how a real estate advertisement erected in 1923 became an international symbol of fame, fortune, and the American dream. Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein The Hollywood Sign at 9:00 pm.

Enjoy a vintage hour with New Orleans soul songwriter, producer and musician Allen Toussaint. Songs include "Southern Nights" and "St. James Infirmary." Austin City Limits Allen Toussaint: New Orleans Legend at 10:00 pm.

Thursday, May 4

At a young age, Constance Wu identified acting as an outlet for her powerful emotions. However, after starring in Fresh Off The Boat and Crazy Rich Asians, she dealt with mounting public pressure to be a voice of Asian American representation. This pressure led her to take a break from public life, and the actress shares the growing pains of balancing her authentic self with the expectations of the public. In this conversation, Kelly and Constance also touch on spirituality, the power of listening, and the dangers of benevolent misogyny. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Constance Wu at 7:00 pm.

Travel Expert Peter Greenberg introduces us to the hidden gems of Quintana Roo. Plus, the world's most unique whiskey distilleries. And, the best sewer tours! The Travel Detective Hidden Gems of Quintana Roo at 7:30 pm.

Chet explores the wild mountains of West Texas with a trip to its highest point (Mt. Livermore). He eats at the historic Indian Lodge, drives the famous Scenic Loop, and polishes it all off at a local bistro. The Daytripper Davis Mountains at 8:00 pm.

Sikes escapes back to London with a badly wounded Oliver, and Nancy nurses him. Oliver Twist at 8:30 pm.

A terrifying encounter on the marshes with an escaped convict and a summons by the mysterious Miss Havisham are enough to change orphan Pip's life forever. He dares to believe he might be destined for a future beyond the marshes - a future linked to that of the beautiful Estella. Great Expectations Episode 1 at 9:00 pm.

Hector's future at The Hour is in question when his contract comes up for review. Randall urges Freddie and Bel to dig deeper on their story about organized crime and police corruption. Bel leans on Rosa for information about Cilenti's schemes, and Hector confronts Stern. The Hour Honey Trap at 10:00 pm.

Friday, May 5

When the Smoke Clears chronicles the Camp Fire from the day it struck to the aftermath, two years later. The film focuses on the town of Paradise and its people. It examines their reactions to the fire, and the devastation in wrought in their lives. We feel the resilience and hope of the Northern California community. When The Smoke Clears at 7:30 pm.

Pati Jinich travels the California part of the US-Mexico border. She meets the fronterizos, or borderlanders, of the golden coast to experience the melding of cultures, cross-border collaborations, and explosive growth. La Frontera with Pati Jinich Fronterizos of the Golden Coast at 8:00 pm.

Pati Jinich travels along both sides of the Arizona-Sonora border through some of the most untouched places in North America. She hunts for an ancient chile, visits a ghost town, drops water for migrants, and more. La Frontera with Pati Jinich Ancient Seeds & Desert Ghosts at 9:00 pm.

Pati Jinich travels the New Mexico and Chihuahua border region, one of the most unique and bio-diverse places. She meets architect Ronald Rael, observes migratory species, visits a remote Mennonite camp, and more. La Frontera with Pati Jinich Back to the Middle at 10:00 pm.

Enjoy a vintage hour with New Orleans soul songwriter, producer and musician Allen Toussaint. Songs include "Southern Nights" and "St. James Infirmary." Austin City Limits Allen Toussaint: New Orleans Legend at 11:00 pm.

Saturday, May 6

Kirsty Young, Huw Edwards, Sophie Raworth, and Claire Balding will bring you the historic Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. A range of guests will join including friends and colleagues of The King and Queen Consort. The Coronation at 1:30 am.

Nowhere else in the world offers a more graphic view of deep forces of geology at work than the Four Corners portion the Colorado Plateau.The arid climate, the peculiar volcanoes, the powerful forces of erosion, and the clashes of Earth's tectonic plates makes for the highest concentration of national park features in the United States. We travel from wind-swept deserts to dense forests as we move through the spectacular formations. In the process we witness the slow death of a modern lake. In the Americas with David Yetman Slickrocks and Monuments in the Four Corners at 11:30 am.

This week on Weekends with Yankee, co-host Richard Wiese heads north to Maine for an up-close look at one of the most-photographed lighthouses in the world, Nubble Light. After taking an insider tour, he gets a new perspective on the historic beacon by seeing how it inspires artists, from lighthouse keeper and photographer Matt Rosenberg to Celtic fiddler Mairead Nesbitt. Then it's off to Boston's famed Italian neighborhood, the North End, where co-host Amy Traverso stops in at the Revolutionary-era print shop of Edes & Gill to try her hand on a reproduction Gutenburg printing press. Then she heads to beloved seafood restaurant Neptune Oyster, to sample fresh oysters and learn to make chef Joaquin Sepulveda's signature Johnnycakes with Bluefish Pate, and wraps up her visit with a cannoli from Modern Pastry. Finally, we make our way north to Woodstock, Vermont, to meet well-known potter James Zillian, founder of internationally acclaimed Farmhouse Pottery. Weekends with Yankee New England Icons at 12:30 pm.

Freedom, government control and craftsmanship were distilled together thanks to a uniquely American spirit - bourbon! More than just a mere drink, this concoction at one point affected just about every American's lives. Gabe hikes the bourbon trail to learn how this special blend both changed America and was changed by it. Reconnecting Roots Bourbon: The Spirit of America at 4:30 pm.

Chet explores the wild mountains of West Texas with a trip to its highest point (Mt. Livermore). He eats at the historic Indian Lodge, drives the famous Scenic Loop, and polishes it all off at a local bistro. The Daytripper Davis Mountains at 5:00 pm.

Join Kirsty Young for a look back at a remarkable Coronation Day. The program will feature highlights from the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, The Coronation Procession, the famous Buckingham Palace balcony appearance and more. The Coronation: A Day to Remember at 5:30 pm.

Thrill to an hour featuring eclectic country rock band the Mavericks, performing hits and songs from their acclaimed all-Spanish album En Español. Austin City Limits The Mavericks: En Español at 7:00 pm.

The team investigate a preppers commune when one of their members is poisoned inside a locked bunker. Meanwhile, Neville has a series of adventurous dates with Sophie. Death in Paradise The Communal Death at 8:00 pm.

John Harrison is delighted to receive an unexpected visit from Hercule Poirot. The detective tells him that he is in the locality to prevent a murder. He then cryptically turns the conversation round to a wasps' nest on a tree that he sees nearby and they discuss the destruction of it. A friend of Harrison, Claude Langton, is going to handle the task for him using petrol injected by a garden syringe but Poirot states that he has knowledge Langton has purchased cyanide. They discuss Harrison's engagement to a girl called Molly Deane who was previously engaged to Langton. Poirot's meaning becomes quite clear to the other man – he is being warned. Agatha Christie's Poirot Wasps' Nest at 8:55 pm.

A terrifying encounter on the marshes with an escaped convict and a summons by the mysterious Miss Havisham are enough to change orphan Pip's life forever. He dares to believe he might be destined for a future beyond the marshes - a future linked to that of the beautiful Estella. Great Expectations Episode 1 at 9:50 pm.

Marie Antoinette is pregnant at last! But her reputation is attacked when pornographic pamphlets challenging the legitimacy of her unborn child appear at Versailles. Louis demands a full-blown investigation to nail the seditious traitors. Marie Antoinette The Ostrich at 10:45 pm.

Sunday, May 7

The energy that hits the earth in an hour of sunlight is equivalent to all the energy the entire planet uses in one year. We can create all the energy we need from the sun. Chloe Goshay visits a microgrid in Sonoma, California where she meets researchers who show her how to do it. Empowered: Energy Heroes An Hour of Sunlight at 9:30 am.

The central Sierra Nevada mountains in California are home to big name national parks like Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon. But a hidden grove of Giant Sequoia Redwoods can be found in the hills Jeff,Zack, and Dave all grew up in. They meet up with an old friend who now watches over Nelder Grove for a guided tour of the secret wonders found among the giants. Outside: Beyond The Lens California's Nelder Grove at 12:00 pm.

Before it was flooded in 1963 with the construction of the dam, Glen Canyon had one of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites and was said to be more beautiful than the Grand Canyon. Now, prolonged drought and low water levels on Lake Powel are reviving this treasure from its watery grave. Come see what happens as a canyon and river return after a half century underwater. Wild Rivers with Tillie Glen Canyon - Resurrection of a World Wonder at 12:30 pm.

Roadtrip Nation: Being Free follows three system-impacted people forging new paths, reacclimating to the wider world, and gaining insight from others who've left the carceral system and found fulfilling careers. Along the way, they realize the road to reintegration is different for everyone and can be equal parts intimidating and liberating. Roadtrip Nation: Being Free at 1:00 pm.

It's the most famous painting in the world. Nearly 8.5 million people visit her every year. Yet few have ever heard about the time the Mona Lisa actually vanished from the Louvre in Paris for nearly two and a half years. Mona Lisa is Missing at 2:00 pm.

Recent IPCC reports show less warming than predicted a decade ago, and some experts feel the most extreme climate modeling scenarios are out of date. Emission growth is slowing, but has not yet plateaued, and while climate scientists say we're not on track to meet Paris climate goals, the news is better than we often hear. Roger Pielke, Environmental Studies Professor at UC Boulder, and Daniel Cohan, Environmental Engineering Professor at Rice, discuss. Energy Switch The Good News About Climate Change at 6:00 pm.

As Trixie and Matthew's wedding officially begins, a series of small and great disasters threaten to impede the day. A horrific car crash turns into a race against time. Sister Julienne hatches a plan to save Nonnatus House once and for all. Call the Midwife at 7:00 pm.

Tom is banished by Allworthy. Meanwhile, Sophia flees her impending marriage to Blifil. Adventures ensue, including fateful encounters at two inns. Tom Jones On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm.

Louis becomes increasingly confident as he throws himself into supporting the American War of Independence. Marie Antoinette embraces life at the Petit Trianon where she becomes enamored by a familiar face Count Axel von Fersen. Marie Antoinette Queen of Hearts at 9:00 pm.

When the Visions reappear, something extraordinary happens: both Massimo and Candela finally manage to touch each other. It is now plain for all to see; Massimo and Candela are in love, or rather, in love with the Vision they have of each other, or at least think they are. Love, Inevitably Episode 6 at 10:00 pm.