Highlights November 28 to December 4
Posted on Nov 25, 2022
Monday, November 28th
Celebrate the influential icons of our collective and recent memory with treasures like a Jean-Michel Basquiat oil stick drawing, a Fred &Joanne Rogers trolley and card, and Julia Child's copper pans. Which has an updated value of $500,000? Antiques Roadshow Modern Icons at 7:00 pm.
Two-time Grammy-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire shines in concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, singing selections from her debut gospel album "My Chains Are Gone." Reba lends her unmistakable voice to classic hymns and songs of hope and is joined on stage by the Issacs, Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson. Hosted by Bill Gaither (Classic Gospel series). Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone at 8:00 pm.
For a brief moment in time, a few daring, innovative musicians stood at the crossroads of a revolution in music and culture. Across one of the most turbulent periods in American history-from the early civil rights era to Watergate-they brought music, medium and message together as never before, composing a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time. They were America's rhythm rebels, and the spirit of what they created then lives on today. From Billie Holiday to Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin, and from Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone to Gil Scott-Heron, Freedom Songs documents how a few daring musical innovators stood at the vortex of two revolutions-one cultural, the other musical-and forever changed America and the world. Freedom Songs: The Music of the Civil Rights Movement at 9:30 pm.
Tuesday, November 29th
Discover how a man born into slavery became one of the most influential voices for democracy in American history. Oscar nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the role Douglass played in securing the right to freedom for African Americans. Becoming Frederick Douglass at 7:00 pm.
Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates' work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America at 8:30 pm.
James Taylor presented ONE MAN BAND, a concert performance of Taylor s greatest hits, interspersed with personal anecdotes, often touching and sometimes witty reflections, and neverbefore-seen home movies and photographs from Taylor’s personal archives. Recorded at the magnificently restored Colonial Theatre in the heart of the Berkshires, the concert features classic James Taylor favorites such as “Carolina in My Mind,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Shower the People,” and “Fire and Rain.” James Taylor: One Man Band at 10:00 pm.
Wednesday, November 30th
Get an intimate look into life in Lapland, fabled land of Santa Claus and actual home of tenacious wildlife such as reindeer, wolverines, Brown bears and more. Nature Santa’s Wild Home at 7:00 pm.
Worshiped as a goddess, condemned as satanic and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans. But did we ever really domesticate them? And what can science tell us about our most mysterious companions? Nova Cat Tales at 8:30 pm.
In this one-hour special, Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe - taking millions of people with it. He traces fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, and the totalitarian societies they built. In addition, Rick chronicles the brutal measures the leaders used to enforce their ideologies, and discusses the horrific consequences of genocide and total war. And yet despite all this, inspiration can be found by those who resisted. Along the way, Rick visits poignant sights throughout Europe relating to fascism, and talks with Europeans whose families lived through those times. The goal of the RICK STEVES SPECIAL: THE STORY OF FASCISM IN EUROPE is to learn from the hard lessons of 20th-century Europe, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century. Rick Steves Fascism In Europe at 10:00 pm.
Thursday, December 1st
Explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation's magnificent parks, from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon. Filmmakers Burns and Dayton Duncan vividly reveal fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the series. Ken Burns: The National Parks at 7:00 pm.
ROY ORBISON FOREVER is a celebration of the effortlessly cool, five-time Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. The program charts Orbison's career and close relationships with other musicians through interviews and archive performances, some of them never before seen in America. From the sell-out international tour with The Beatles through his collaboration with George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys, Orbison’s captivating legacy endures. Among the songs performed are "Oh, Pretty Woman," "It's Over," "Only The Lonely," “Cryin'," "Dream Baby,” and "Blue Bayou.” Featured interviews include Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bono, Gerry Marsden, Jeff Lynne, and Olivia Harrison as well as Barbara Orbison. Roy Orbison Forever at 9:00 pm.
Friday, December 2nd
Join the Grammy-nominated ensemble for a message of love, hope and holiday joy in the form of musical postcards. Bringing a fresh approach to their performances, Celtic Woman takes viewers on a stunning journey across Ireland. Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland Holiday Version at 7:30 pm.
Celebrate the legendary rock band's 50th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where they tear through their greatest hits including "My Generation," "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Baba O'Riley," "You Better You Bet" and "Who Are You." Who Hits 50! at 9:30 pm.
Savor the best of Austin alternative rock band Spoon's four appearances on Austin City Limits. Austin City Limits Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Jon Randall: The Marfa Tapes at 11:00 pm.
Saturday, December 3rd
Travel through Italy to meet some of the remarkable artisans who still make exceptional items by hand - from glass blowers and ceramicists to olive oil makers and cashmere weavers - all of whom exhibit talent, dedication and love for their art. Italy Made with Love at 10:00 am.
A love note to travel features vivid footage from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Palestine and Iran. Rick Steves Why We Travel at 11:30 am.
With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London. Queen’s Garden at 12:30 pm.
A global pandemic, a world in lockdown, and the biggest-selling dance show of all time determined to bring joy to the people. In MICHAEL FLATLEY'S LORD OF THE DANCE: THE IMPOSSIBLE TOUR, the legendary dance show returns with a new generation, led onstage by Michael Flatley's handpicked successor: Lord of the Dance Matt Smith, one of only four people in the world capable of performing Michael's legendary "Feet of Flames" solo. Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance: The Impossible Tour at 2:00 pm.
Two-time Grammy-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire shines in concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, singing selections from her debut gospel album "My Chains Are Gone." Reba lends her unmistakable voice to classic hymns and songs of hope and is joined on stage by the Issacs, Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson. Hosted by Bill Gaither (Classic Gospel series). Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone at 3:30 pm.
Celebrate the groundbreaking band's musical milestones and hits along with special guests Vince Gill, John Prine, Jackson Browne, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Ibbotson, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Byron House. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 50 Years and Circlin' Back at 5:00 pm.
Sixty years after Quincy Jones first moved to Paris in his early 20s, he still thinks of the city as a second home. Filmed in front of a capacity crowd at AccorHotels Arena, QUINCY JONES: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION IN PARIS brings together nearly 100 world-class musicians,including a symphony orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley and a line-up of special guests. Songs include "Soul Bossa Nova," "Billie Jean," and "Let the Good Times Roll," among many others. Quincy Jones A Musical Celebration In Paris at 7:00 pm.
Experience the powerful performance by Prince and The Revolution on their legendary Purple Rain Tour, featuring hits like "Let's Go Crazy," "Little Red Corvette," "When Doves Cry" and a mind-bending 18+ minute version of "Purple Rain." Prince and the Revolution: The Purple Rain Tour at 8:30 pm.
Experience one of the most dramatic and charismatic performances of Bowie's career on his 1983 tour. Recorded live in Vancouver, it features his greatest hits including "Let's Dance," "Heroes," "Golden Years," "China Girl" and "Space Oddity." David Bowie: Serious Moonlight at 10:00 pm.
Sunday, December 4th
Become happier, more joyful and energetic with a simple three-step process that unlocks the secrets of moving beyond our limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. Includes interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Martha Beck and more. Deepak Chopra: Becoming Metahuman at 11:00 am.
Celebrate the magic in this powerful and stirring reinvention of the groundbreaking show. Catapulting Riverdance into the 21st century, this new cinematic experience immerses viewers in the extraordinary energy and passion of Irish music and dance. Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show at 1:00 pm.
Celebrate the legendary rock band's 50th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where they tear through their greatest hits including "My Generation," "Won't Get Fooled Again," "Baba O'Riley," "You Better You Bet" and "Who Are You." Who Hits 50! at 3:00 pm.
Go behind-the-scenes of the popular MASTERPIECE mystery series Miss Scarlet & The Duke, Annika and Magpie Murders. Interviews with the stars and creators offer insights into the joys and challenges of making these shows. The Mysterious Women of Masterpiece Mystery at 7:00 pm.
Go behind-the-scenes of this thrilling MASTERPIECE mystery series with cast and crew. Featuring Kate Phillips as Victorian London's brilliant, beautiful and first female sleuth, and Stuart Martin as her friend, William "The Duke" Wellington. Miss Scarlet & The Duke: Secrets Revealed at 8:00 pm.
Celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson, Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo. Staged by producer Cameron Mackintosh, the concert was filmed at London's O2 Arena. Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 at 9:30 pm.