Highlights May 22 to May 28
Posted on May 19, 2023
Monday, May 22
Discover fantastic finds in Spokane, including a 1961-1963 JFK archive, a grotesque face jug and Gone with the Wind sketches. Can you guess which is valued at $60,000-$80,000? Antiques Roadshow Spokane Hour 2 at 7:00 pm.
Journey to Spokane to learn about treasures like a 1938 Snow White banner, a Chinese huanghuali cosmetic case and an 1860 John J. Audubon chromolithograph. Which is the night's big find? Antiques Roadshow Spokane Hour 3 at 8:00 pm.
Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know their garage band would evolve into the legendary rock group Fanny, the first all-women band to release an LP with a major record label. Despite releasing five critically-acclaimed albums over five years, touring with famed bands from Slade to Chicago and amassing a dedicated fan base of music legends including David Bowie, Fanny's groundbreaking impact in music was written out of history... until bandmates reunite 50 years later with a new rock record deal. With incredible archival footage of the band's rocking past intercut with its next chapter releasing a new LP today, the film includes interviews with a large cadre of music icons, including Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Bonnie Raitt, The Go-Go's Kathy Valentine, Todd Rundgren, The Runaways' Cherie Currie, Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian, The B52's Kate Pierson, Charles Neville and David Bowie guitarist and bassist Earl Slick and Gail Ann Dorsey. Fighting early barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry, and now ageism, the incredible women of Fanny are ready to claim their hallowed place in the halls of rock 'n' roll fame. Fanny: The Right to Rock at 9:00 pm.
Tuesday, May 23
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. sits down with Terry Crews and Tony Danza, both guests who overcame adversity, to discover they aren't the first in their families to beat the odds through sheer force of will. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Fighters at 7:00 pm.
Revisit Greenwood, a Black community in Tulsa. Torn apart in 1921 by a racially- motivated massacre, the neighborhood rose again but could not survive integration and urban renewal. A bittersweet portrait of small-town life told by those who lived it. American Experience Goin' Back to T-Town at 8:00 pm.
The enduring story of the battle of Fallujah, told by the people who lived through it. Twenty years after the invasion of Iraq, soldiers, journalists and ordinary Iraqis recount one of the defining episodes of the war. Frontline Once Upon A Time In Iraq: Fallujah at 9:00 pm.
This week on On Story, writer-director James Gray discusses the evolution of his creative process and career starting from his first feature film Little Odessa to his newest film, Armageddon Time, inspired by his childhood. Gray expands on how he translated his personal experience into a story with broad audience appeal. On Story James Gray: A Conversation at 10:00 pm.
A revealing documentary about the home healthcare crises of mental wellness. Mental health issues and questions of emotional wellness challenge some 50 million family caregivers each year, and often they do not know it. Filmed over seven years, the cinema verite film follows three very different families as they discover the impacts, stresses and rewards of caregiving for their loved ones living with disabilities. Unconditional: Healing Hidden Wounds at 10:30 pm.
Wednesday, May 24
Discover Scandinavia's kingdoms of fire and ice. Awake under the long polar night, Muskoxen, polar bears, and arctic foxes must navigate the dramatic transformation of their world as it melts into a sleepless rush of life under the midnight sun. Wild Scandinavia Fire and Ice at 7:00 pm.
Are you in control of your brain, or is your brain controlling you? Dive into the latest research on the subconscious with neuroscientist Heather Berlin to see what's really driving the decisions you make. NOVA Your Brain: Who's in Control? at 8:00 pm.
A fresh look at the science and conditions surrounding the Hindenburg explosion reveals 10 particular flaws that directly led to the infamous disaster in 1937. Secrets of the Dead Hindenburg's Fatal Flaws at 9:00 pm.
Enjoy a tribute to late Texas singer/songwriters Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver. Austin City Limits Texas Icons: Jerry Jeff Walker & Billy Joe Shaver at 10:00 pm.
Thursday, May 25
Kelly Corrigan speaks with Del Seymour, the founder of Code Tenderloin, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide underserved individuals with long-term employment and rehabilitative services. His work has transformed the lives of individuals suffering from addiction and homelessness in San Francisco's Tenderloin, one of the toughest neighborhoods in America. He shares his personal story of addiction and homelessness as well as his thoughts on finding lasting solutions to these national issues. Del also elaborates on the importance of self-belief in order to spark hope and motivation. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Del Seymour at 7:00 pm.
Travel Expert Peter Greenberg reveals the hidden meanings of famous state songs. Plus, some of the best airline safety videos. And, the world's coolest floating bars. The Travel Detective State Songs with Hidden Meanings at 7:30 pm.
Chet heads to one of the fastest growing cities in America. He plays at the National Video Game Museum, visits the headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, and dines on both traditional cowboy breakfast and cutting-edge sushi. The Daytripper Frisco, TX at 8:00 pm.
Having endured a miserable and brutal childhood, Olver is sold to a local undertaker. Oliver Twist at 8:29 pm.
Oliver is welcomed into the colorful and seductive world of Fagin and his gang, and before long Dodger is teaching Oliver "the graft." Oliver Twist at 8:59 pm.
Fagin meets Monks and is promised handsome payment if he brings about Oliver's death. Fagin reasons that if Monks is prepared to pay to have him killed, someone else will pay to keep him safe. Oliver Twist at 9:29 pm.
Sikes escapes back to London with a badly wounded Oliver, and Nancy nurses him. Oliver Twist at 10:00 pm.
Despite Mrs. Corney and Mr. Bumble's attempts to extort money from him, Monks Leeford, the criminally-inclined half-brother of Oliver Twist, gets the upper hand. Oliver Twist at 10:29 pm.
Sikes goes on the run with Oliver as Brownlow and the police search Fagin's den. Oliver Twist at 10:59 pm.
Friday, May 26
The Bargo Brothers visit the Land of Enchantment. They visit a museum full of hot air, become fully immersed in art, and pepper themselves with great local food. They finish their trip with world record stratosphere jumper, Alan Eustace, on top of cold and snowy Wheeler Peak. The Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers New Mexico at 7:30 pm.
What is this peculiar love story between humans and chili peppers? A twisted tale of warmth until you burn! A journey as playful as it is evocative, CHILIHEADS takes us on the Hot Pepper Road to five countries - Canada, the United States, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and India - to meet lovers of hot peppers known as 'chiliheads' and discover the cultures that celebrate the consumption of this unique spicy fruit. By engaging farmers and chefs, scientists, historians and even psychoanalysts, the film deconstructs the incredible history of hot peppers and our crazy relationship to them, which include pushing the limits to produce the strongest pepper in the world. Chiliheads at 8:00 pm.
The cowboy is the quintessential American fiercely independent, brave,and laconic. Examine the myths and realities of this archetype, which remains as potent as ever in the 21st century. Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein The Cowboy at 8:55 pm.
Enjoy a tribute to late Texas singer/songwriters Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver. Austin City Limits Texas Icons: Jerry Jeff Walker & Billy Joe Shaver at 9:55 pm.
Saturday, May 27
A little over one hundred miles south of the U.S-Mexico borders in the state of Sonora, international conservation groups have discovered the ideal habitat for jaguars, mountain lions, and ocelots.Through their efforts, former cattle ranches in some of the roughest country in North America now belong to these top predators, who leave their images on cameras that now document populations of the secretive beasts. The photographs reveal jaguars so at home in the region that researchers have given them names. In the Americas with David Yetman The Northern Jaguar Preserve: Where the Great Cats Roam Freely at 11:30 am.
This week on Weekends with Yankee, senior food editor Amy Traverso meets up with Boston celebrity chef Tiffani Faison to tour three of her six restaurants and cook one of her signature dishes. Then it's off to Richmond, Rhode Island, where adventurer Richard Wiese saddles up to explore the Preserve Sporting Club on horseback, followed by flyfishing, sporting clays, and a visit to the luxury retreat's "Hobbit Houses." Finally, in Westbrook, Maine, Kate Shaffer of Ragged Coast Chocolates shows us what's involved in making her award-winning confections. She also shares her story of bringing an unexpected dream to life, as she and her husband had no prior candy-making experience when they first founded their business, only a strong desire to do something that would allow them to keep living on the Maine island they had grown to love. Weekends with Yankee A Taste for the Good Life at 12:30 pm.
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.
Marines and biologists join forces to give much-needed help to desert tortoises in California. An oceanside community in North Carolina finds a way to preserve its beach and its economy. Volunteers (and some llamas) come together to maintain mountain trails. This American Land: Sending in the Marines, Feeding the Beach, and Trailblazing Volunteers at 6:00 pm.
Enjoy an hour with singer/songwriter and powerhouse vocalist Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, making her ACL solo debut. She performs songs from her Grammy-nominated album Jaime. Austin City Limits Brittany Howard at 7:00 pm.
The team investigates the murder of a former children's home resident. Meanwhile, Marlon sits for his sergeant’s exams, and Selwyn meets his daughter for the first time. Death in Paradise: On the Sanctity of Children at 8:00 pm.
Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest at 8:55 pm.
Pip wants nothing to do with Magwitch and rushes to confront Miss Havisham. At Satis House he learns that Estella may be lost to him. Back in London Wemmick warns him that the penalty for Magwitch's return from Australia will be hanging. Now Pip must help him escape. Great Expectations at 9:50 pm.
Join Lucy Worsley for an exploration of how Elizabeth I's image as a warrior queen, created by a series of myths and secrets about her victory over the Spanish Armada, shaped British national identity for centuries. Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets - Elizabeth I: The Warrior Queen at 10:45 pm.
Sunday, May 28
Vermont generates all of its electricity without burning fossil fuels.The innovative leaders of three utilities show Chloe Goshay how they create energy using Vermont's own natural resources, including the waste from its two largest industries. Now the state has a plan to use that clean electricity to remove fossil fuels in all of the energy the state uses. Vermonters will have to switch to electric vehicles and electric heat pumps to reach their goal. Empowered Energy Heroes Workin' With What You've Got at 9:30 am.
Croatia is becoming a top destination for travel but most who visit only see cities like Split and Dubrovnik in the southern part of the country. Jeff, Zack, and Dave set out to discover the history of Croatia's capital, Zagreb before heading on a road trip to the hilltop villages, wine country and stunning seaside towns of the north in Croatia's Istria region. Outside: Beyond The Lens Croatia Part 1 at 12:00 pm.
The Croatian road trip continues as Jeff, Zack, and Dave venture west to explore the seaside towns of Rovinj and Pula on the Adriatic Sea. The tales of an ancient Roman arena are told, and cinematic landscapes come to life on the centuries old cobblestone streets of these seaside towns. Outside: Beyond The Lens Croatia Part 2 at 12:30 pm.
The Colorado River traverses through the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Deep in the canyon are wild rapids, pristine waterfalls and ancient ruins. Six million people visit the Rim each year, but few float down this Wild River. Discover how our group of travelers, who begin as strangers, are transformed and connected by the power and magic of the River. Wild Rivers with Tillie Grand Canyon Connections at 1:00 pm.
Enjoy this London production of Cole Porter's classic musical led by Tony winner Sutton Foster who reprises her Tony-winning role as Reno Sweeney directed by Kathleen Marshall with favorite songs like "I Get A Kick Out of You" and "You're the Top." Great Performances Anything Goes at 1:00 pm.
A multi-artist concert special featuring legendary songs, star performers, brilliant musicians and performances captured onstage at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. Featured performers include Ray Benson, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Ely, Rodney Crowell, Holly Williams and many more. The Outlaw Trail: Outlaws Rock at 6:00 pm.
In the 34th annual broadcast, returning live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A more than three-decades-long tradition unlike anything else on television, America's national night of remembrance takes us back to the real meaning of the holiday through personal stories and tributes interwoven with musical performances. Co-hosted by acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, joined by Mary McCormack, and an all-star lineup with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly, the deeply moving and reverential night brings us together as one family of Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, military families and all those who have given their lives for our country. National Memorial Day Concert 2023 at 7:00 pm.
In the 34th annual broadcast, returning live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A more than three-decades-long tradition unlike anything else on television, America's national night of remembrance takes us back to the real meaning of the holiday through personal stories and tributes interwoven with musical performances. Co-hosted by acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, joined by Mary McCormack, and an all-star lineup with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly, the deeply moving and reverential night brings us together as one family of Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, military families and all those who have given their lives for our country. National Memorial Day Concert 2023 at 8:30 pm.
A multi-artist concert special featuring legendary songs, star performers, brilliant musicians and performances captured onstage at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. Featured performers include Ray Benson, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Ely, Rodney Crowell, Holly Williams and many more. The Outlaw Trail: Outlaws Rock at 10:00 pm.