Highlights May 29 to June 4

Posted on May 26, 2023

Monday, May 29

Travel to Little Rock and discover finds like an Olin Travis Ozark hilltop painting, a 1936 Lou Gehrig autograph and an English giltwood cabinet-on-stand, ca. 1730. Which one is appraised for $80,000 to $ 120,000? Antiques Roadshow Little Rock, Hour One at 7:00 pm.

Journey to Little Rock to see fantastic finds, including a 1983 Truman Capote "Playboy" manuscript, a jazz musician photograph archive, ca. 1945, and a Mississippian effigy figure circa 1000-1500 AD. Which is the top find of the hour? Antiques Roadshow Little Rock, Hour Two at 8:00 pm.

Jonathan Adams sets off across America to explore Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces and life. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America at 9:00 pm.

Hear the incredible story of Ted Ngoy. After fleeing Cambodia for the United States, he built a multi-million-dollar fried pastry empire, Christy's Doughnuts, and began living his American Dream. But a great rise often comes with a great fall. Independent Lens The Donut King at 10:00 pm.

Tuesday, May 30

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. accompanies Broadway stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Nathan Lane as they meet a cast of inspiring ancestors hidden in the branches of their family trees. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Songs of the Past at 7:00 pm.

WHEN PATSY CLINE WAS CRAZY is an acclaimed documentary about an American music icon. From humble roots, she grew into that rare and mythical artist - a self-taught singer with a distinctive, precise, disciplined voice and a unique depth of emotional expression. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy at 8:00 pm.

A year after the Uvalde school shooting, the community's trauma and the fight over assault rifles. With the Texas Tribune, journalist Maria Hinojosa examines the police response, Uvalde's history of struggle and its efforts to heal. Frontline After Uvalde: Guns, Grief & Texas Politics at 9:00 pm.

Creator and showrunner Graham Roland joins us for a conversation on his newest series, AMC's Dark Winds. Based on a novel series by Tony Hillerman and already renewed for a second season, the show follows two Navajo police officers in the 1970s as they investigate a string of crimes. Roland will discuss the development process and the importance of creating the show through a Native American lens. On Story On Writing Dark Winds with Graham Roland at 10:00 pm.

This one-hour special follows the journey of the Native Warrior as he (and she) continue conflict resolution in order to survive and secure resources and culture. The answer to "Why Fight" requires a complex look at the truth through decades of stereotypes and misperceptions. Remarkably, the answer has stayed the same, whether during the 1500s Tiguex War, the Indian Wars of the 1800s, the World Wars, modern Warfare, or continued modern fights for sovereignty and environment. To Protect and Defend - the cohesive thread that connects generations and tribes. Vietnam war veteran and actor Wes Studi (Geronimo, Last of the Mohicans, Hostiles) narrates and appears in the film. Defending the Fire at 10:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 31

Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. Journey through the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers, scientists and rangers to witness pandas' startling courtship and aggression behaviors. Nature Pandas: Born to Be Wild at 7:00 pm.

When the colossal Ever Given container ship crashed into the bank of the Suez Canal in March 2021, international supply chains ground to a halt. How could such a disaster happen? And can the investigation help prevent future accidents? NOVA Why Ships Crash at 8:00 pm.

Join a team of investigators as they search for the identity of the captain of a "mystery ship" that turned away from the "unsinkable" Titanic in its darkest hour, abandoning thousands of lives to the icy waters and their deaths. Secrets of the Dead Abandoning The Titanic at 9:00 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 10:00 pm.

Thursday, June 1

Kelly Corrigan shares a conversation with musical artist, author, and philanthropist Jewel. Quickly propelled into the public spotlight in the 90’s, the musician narrates the difficult road she braved before fame. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Jewel at 7:00 pm.

Travel Expert Peter Greenberg reveals the hidden gems of Guanajuato. Plus, America's deadliest roads. And, the world's most compelling museums. The Travel Detective Hidden Gems of Guanajuato at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to the Rio Grande Valley to partake in a true Texas meets Mexico experience complete with traditional cow-head barbacoa, border birding, and the historic site of the first battle of the Mexican-American war. The Daytripper: Brownsville, TX at 8:00 pm.

The sudden arrival of English Detective Constable Leila Hussain in picturesque Port Devine sets tongues wagging, why is she here? Duty Inspector Finn O'Hare knows the real reason Leila's been transferred, but he's keeping it to himself. Hope Street: Episode 1 at 8:30

When newcomer Detective Constable Leila Hussain arrests an elderly farmer on suspicion of murder, the locals are furious. It looks like Leila's days in Port Devine are numbered - until an unlikely ally comes to her rescue. Hope Street: Episode 2 at 9:45 pm.

When her lover and partner Sean Hardacre goes missing, British detective Hannah Laing launches an urgent manhunt. Hannah contacts one of Sean's confidential sources, but can "Issy" help her discover Sean's whereabouts before it's too late? Before We Die: Episode 1 at 10:00 pm.

Friday, June 2

The Bargo Brothers visit the Tar heel state. They discover new ways to cool off, climb to the top of a castle, and have good conversation at a local brewery. They finish their trip with Appalachian Trail record holder, Jennifer Pharr Davis, on top of Mt. Mitchell. Highpointers with the Bargo Brothers: North Carolina at 7:30 pm.

"When I first heard Tutti Frutti, my heart nearly burst with excitement. The music filled the room with energy and color and outrageous defiance. I had heard God." -David Bowie. It's time. Little Richard is a legend from the golden era of rock. Richard is the cultural lightning rod who influenced some of rock music's most distinguished icons who will join us to validate Richard's unquestionable role in rock history: Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Prince and Bruce Springsteen. As Richard boastfully claims, "I am The King and Queen of Rock and Roll." American Masters Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock and Roll at 8:00 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 10:00 pm.

Saturday, June 3

For more than a thousand years, the Salton Sink In southeastern California has been home to the largest body of water in the state. It is there because the San Andreas Fault is tearing southern California apart and the bottom is dropping out. Three hundred years ago, it was Lake Cahuilla, a freshwater lake, but changing geology, the whims of the Colorado River, and the negative side of extensive, industrial agriculture have resulted in a very salty and polluted sea.Once a booming tourist mecca, drought, agriculture, and failed development have produced a nearly dead body of water. All around the lake are fragments of broken dreams. One place, a most unusual one, continues to thrive. In the Americas with David Yetman The Salton Sea. Life and Death in an Inland Ocean at 11:30 am.

Argentina. The very name summons visions of rustic gaucho asados and sophisticated grill restaurants. In this show, you'll learn to prepare it from a genuine asador, Argentinean grill master. From a whole wood-grilled rib roast. To a surprising "pizza" made with a flank steak "crust." With two classic Argentinian sauces. Plus something unexpected: an Argentinean meatless mixed grill. Wood-Grilled Rib Roast with Chimichurri and Salsa Criolla; Meat Crust Pizza; Meatless Mixed Grill. Steven Raichlen's Planet Barbecue: Argentine Fire at 1:00 pm.

Join Host/Producer Roberto Mighty at beautiful Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, KY - a 300 acre arboretum, birding space, gardening gem and historic burial ground. Interments include boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali, Colonel Harland Sanders, Suffragist Susan Look Avery and Revolutionary War hero George Rogers Clark. A reenactor portrays Sculptor Enid Yandell, and we view exquisite monuments. World’s Greatest Cemeteries: Cave Hill Cemetery 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.

Dreamy American pop act Japanese Breakfast and eclectic U.K. tunesmith Arlo Parks share an hour of heartfelt performances. Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner plays her breakthrough album Jubilee. Parks performs her winning album Collapsed in Sunbeams. Austin City Limits Japanese Breakfast/Arlo Parks at 7:00 pm.

The team investigates the murder of a water taxi driver at the same time as Neville receives an anonymous letter warning them a murder is due to take place. Death in Paradise: A Murder Forewarned at 8:00 pm.

Agatha Christie's Poirot The Theft of the Royal Ruby 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 9:45 pm.

Pip starts his new life as a gentleman in London, quickly acquiring expensive tastes, and mounting debts. He falls deeper in love with Estella and escorts her around town. As his twenty-first birthday approaches, Pip waits for his benefactor and their intentions to be revealed. Great Expectations: Episode 2 at 10:40 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: Episode 3 at 11:35 pm.

Sunday, June 4

Once described as teeming with life and an abundance of fish, the Snake River is now heavily altered for hydroelectric, storage, and transportation. Despite the billions of dollars spent on fish recovery, the once prolific west coast salmon runs are at the brink of extinction. Visit the epicenter of the race to save this keystone species and a growing movement to remove the river's four dams. Wild Rivers with Tillie: Snake River Dams - Coming Down? at 12:30 pm.

What can be done to make the future of healthcare more welcoming for everyone? ROADTRIP NATION: CARING FORWARD follows three young people eager to answer this question by seeking career advice from inspiring,problem-solving professionals in the field. Along the way, they meet with healthcare professionals in their home state of California who are doing their best to ensure that everyone can receive exceptional, innovative, and holistic care. Follow along as "roadtrippers" Alma, Ryan, and Samuel - three young people looking for their place in healthcare and health-adjacent fields - travel across California to see the future of care, hands on. Roadtrip Nation: Caring Forward at 1:00 pm.

All energy facilities must be sited somewhere. All energy requires extracting something from Earth- fuel must be drilled for and materials must be mined. Transmission lines and pipelines cover many miles. What are the impacts of energy on land, and how could we reduce them? Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and Gurcan Gulen, Principal at G2 Energy Insights, discuss. Energy Switch: Environmental Impacts of Energy On Land at 6:00 pm.

Explore Thomas Boleyn's determination to elevate the family name and make his mark in the Tudor court. The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family Ambition at 7:00 pm.

Meet a more sophisticated Anne Boleyn as she returns to England from France having grown into a real beauty. Anne dazzles the Tudor Court while her family plays the long game to catch a king. The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family Desire at 8:00 pm.

Follow Anne's journey as she becomes queen and changes the course of British history. This is a dangerous game and the Boleyn's have no idea of the high price they will have to pay. The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family The Fall at 9:00 pm.

The lives of Massimo and Candela have taken a very definite downward swing. Even the law is looking for them. With nothing left to lose, Massimo and Candela decide to take off and, finally meet where it all began, in the city where they first met: Prague. Love, Inevitably at 10:00 pm.