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Schedule Highlights May 16 to May 22
Monday, May 16th
Discover more standout treasures from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Antiques Roadshow Colonial Williamsburg Hour 2 at 7:00 pm Monday.
Antiques Roadshow Portland, Hour 1 at 8:00 pm Monday.
Following three Indigenous students, Scenes from the Glittering World is a meditation on adolescence, trauma, and the power of connecting with an isolated Navajo homeland. Independent Lens Scenes from the Glittering World at 9:00 pm Monday.
BETRAYED: SURVIVING AN AMERICAN CONCENTRATION CAMP tells the story of a group of Japanese Americans and their incarceration by the U.S. government during World War II. It also explores the long-term effects of this incarceration and the phenomenon of intergenerational trauma. More than 40 camp survivors and descendants bring an unparalleled immediacy and urgency to the story. Betrayed: Surviving An American Concentration Camp at 10:00 pm Monday.
Tuesday, May 17th
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history. Finding Your Roots Freedom Tales at 7:00 pm Tuesday.
The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, a PBS music special, honors singer-songwriter Lionel Richie, as he receives the distinguished honor from the Library of Congress. Lionel Richie: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at 8:00 pm Tuesday.
Discover the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong, the renowned Chinese-American painter behind Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause, via new and never-before-seen interviews, movie clips and art. Wong once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse. American Masters Tyrus Wong at 9:00 pm Tuesday.
BLOODLINE is an intimate profile of Vietnamese-American chef Tu David Phu and the evolution of his culinary aesthetic - borne from a bloodline that traces back through childhood and his family's unspoken history of war. The film's narrative is framed around Tu as he returns home to Oakland, California after competing on the cooking series Top Chef (Season 15). As he reflects on that experience and his new visibility as a celebrity chef, Tu traces his unlikely journey. From the son of refugees growing up in West Oakland to a professional chef, Tu's acclaimed culinary creations are heralded as the next wave of Asian fusion representing Vietnamese culture. The documentary features illuminating conversations between Tu and his parents on their initial reservations about his career path, their pride in his success in the food industry, and how their experiences during the Vietnam War influenced Tu's upbringing and cooking style. Beyond a personal examination of family ties and food heritage, BLOODLINE is also an exploration of how in placing a premium on pedigree and formal training, the culinary industry often disregards the rich experiences, flavors and practices falling outside those parameters. This is illustrated by how the physical bloodline of the fish - running down the middle of the fillet - is often thrown away by chefs even though it carries the animal's "essence." Bloodline at 10:30 pm Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 18th
Roam the Wild West frontier land of the Rio Grande's Big Bend alongside its iconic animals, including black bears, rattlesnakes and scorpions. Nature Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas at 7:00 pm Wednesday.
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 Wednesday.
Explore the magnificent eastern region of Colombia, a land defined by two powerful rivers: the Orinoco and the Amazon. Along the way, meet amazing wildlife, including jaguars, capybaras, anacondas, and pygmy marmosets, the world's smallest monkeys. Colombia - Wild and Free Two Rivers at 9:00 pm Wednesday.
Thursday, May 19th
Making the transition from model to actress and entrepreneur, Brooklyn Decker discusses with Evan Smith her role in the popular Netflix comedy "Grace and Frankie," her new fashion start-up, and balancing work with motherhood. Overheard with Evan Smith Brooklyn Decker, Actress at 7:00 pm Thursday.
Kelly Corrigan talks with Jesuit and activist, Father Greg Boyle. Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan Greg Boyle at 7:30 pm Thursday.
Chet explores the renovations going on in this historic town, including a new brewery. He visits an artist using old toys to make amazing sculptures. And hikes in a little-traveled wildlife refuge. Daytripper Liberty Hill, TX at 8:00 pm Thursday.
When a butterfly collector and founding member of an elite IQ society is found murdered, Barnaby and Winter are thrust into a crime that impacts both their community and the world. With the help of an old friend, can they catch the culprit before another victim is found? Midsomer Murders Death of the Small Coppers, Parts 1 & 2 at 8:30 pm Thursday.
One notable feature of the geography of the United Kingdom is its castles, with a continued legacy history that could fill entire libraries. Delves into the history of some very well-known fortresses,and other less famous ones, all with their astonishing legends, dark mysteries and extraordinary secrets. Fortifications featured include Bodiam, Bamburgh, Fraser, Beaumaris, Caerphilly, Lincoln, Conwy, Fyvie, Kidwelly and Glamis Castle. Castles: Secrets, Mysteries and Legends United Kingdom at 10:01 pm Thursday.
Friday, May 20th
The film weaves together the narrative of Alice Schille's life told through archival photos, journal entries, and her paintings- with the story of the Keny Family's multi generation connection to the artist. Jim Keny and his twin brother Tim run Keny Galleries in the historical German Village neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Schille at 7:30 pm Friday.
World War II brought renewed energy and purpose to Route 66 as the country suddenly needed to transport people, arms and ammunition from one coast to the other. Hospitality work was viewed as a natural extension of the domestic sphere, and on Route 66 many women worked in family businesses providing food and lodging. The war allowed women to move out of low paying jobs and perform patriotic duties that were highly skilled and dangerous, such as sorting ammunition. After the war, these women would create vibrant businesses on their own. From the CEO of an iconic Route 66 restaurant in Gallup, NM to Navajo women at the Ordinance Depot in Flagstaff, AZ these women rejected domesticity in favor of a career. Also the story of the writing of the iconic song "Route 66" by Bobby Troup. Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road World War II & The Post War Period at 8:00 pm Friday.
Guru Nanak: The Founder of Sikhism recounts the life story of the 15th century teacher and revolutionary activist from Punjab, India who founded the Sikh faith - the world's fifth largest religion. The documentary also explores how Guru Nanak's legacy inspires Sikh Americans today - including Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Snatam Kaur and Hoboken, New Jersey mayor Ravi Bhalla - to exercise compassion, take risks, challenge established norms, and help others. Guru Nanak: The Founder of Sikhism -- Life and Legacy at 9:00 pm Friday.
Savor the best of Austin alternative rock band Spoon's four appearances on Austin City Limits." Austin City Limits The Best of Spoon at 10:00 pm Friday.
Saturday, May 21st
Living the dream in the Land of Milk and Honey, Charlie gets sticky. After a chance to reconnect with his mentor Al who has been locked away during the pandemic, Charlie takes on a doubleheader of hives in rural Texas. Then it's payday in the bee yards, as Charlie turns the tap on his Flow Hive, harvests boxes with his good friends Jessica and John, and takes his product to market. Charlie and his friend Al capture a Mexican honey wasp nest, and Charlie tags along with an Africanized bee expert. Oh, and bats ... just lots of bats. Charlie Bee Company Honey, Honey at 4:30 pm Saturday.
Eric Hanson discovers the hiking and climbing adventures to be had in the cool, mountain town known as Estes Park, Colo. Epic Trails Backpacking Estes Park, Colorado at 6:00 pm Saturday.
Enjoy a pair of up and coming, Austin-based singer/songwriters with Jade Bird and Dayglow. The UK-born Bird plays tunes from her album Different Kinds of Light. Sloan Struble, AKA Dayglow, performs cuts from his LP Harmony House. Austin City Limits Jade Bird/Dayglow at 7:00 pm Saturday.
Skip Marsden is found with his dinghy on a beach with a harpoon in his chest 11 miles from where his boat was moored at sea by a buoy with four well-to-do drunken stag party members, one a spoiled young viscount soon to be married, on board. Parker and the team have to determine how Marsden ended up on the beach when his dinghy was inoperable and GPS confirmed his boat had never moved. Another problem was Marsden had dog hairs in his throat from his dog that had died two months previously. The discovery that Marsden was a drug smuggler using the fixed buoy as a drug drop complicated the crime further and a fifth person was interested in the whereabouts of the drugs. Death In Paradise Somewhere in Time at 8:00 pm Saturday.
Sunday, May 22nd
The Taos, New Mexico adobe where Marcia's grandparents once lived has sat empty for years. The outside is weathered and heirlooms and antiques inside have gone untouched. Now Marcia - an attorney who was the first Mexican-American woman to graduate from Princeton - and her family want to make the historic adobe livable again. They call on Matt and his team to help preserve their family legacy. Legacy List with Matt Paxton Our Adobe Home at 12:00 pm Sunday.
Experience Shakespeare's comedic masterpiece from the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park set in South Harlem telling the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a celebration of Black joy, laughter and vitality. Great Performances Merry Wives at 1:00 pm Sunday.
Archaeology, technology, and the memories of a formerly enslaved man guide a journey into the past. A combination of legend, science, and discovery work in tandem to uncover the mysterious resting place of James Coryell, Texas Ranger. The Lost Grave of James Coryell at 6:00 pm Sunday.
How did George III's mental illness change Britain? Lucy Worsley uncovers Royal papers and explores how the assassination attempt on his life changed psychiatry forever. Lucy Worsley Investigates Madness of King George at 7:00 pm Sunday.
As Vivien's deception starts to crumble, she races to secure incriminating evidence against Jordan. Meanwhile, Jack faces mortal danger. Ridley Road On Masterpiece at 8:00 pm Sunday.
The BBC's impartiality comes under threat when the government wants The Hour to tout the Conservative party's line about Egypt. As Hector and Freddie hit the streets to cover public protests against the war, Bel receives a visit from Marnie at the office. Later, Hector has a revealing chat with McCain. The Hour Bright Stones at 9:00 pm Sunday.
The newsroom strategizes about how to address the Suez crisis, in spite of the gag rule on covering topics up for Parliamentary debate. Clarence urges Freddie to drop his Elms investigation, but Freddie has a surprise interview up his sleeve that will make for a highly controversial episode. The Hour Truth Will Out at 10:00 pm Sunday.