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Schedule Highlights August 15 to August 21

Monday, August 15th

Travel to Tulsa for ROADSHOW treasures appraised at Philbrook Museum of Art, including a 2006 J.K. Rowling-signed "Harry Potter" book, the first "Yield" sign with documentation and a 1949 Model 4500 Rolex and box. Which is valued at $71,000? Antiques Roadshow Philbrook Museum Hour 1 at 7:00 pm.

For anyone who loves theater, this contemporary history of Broadway is pure joy. As audiences return to live theater, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink. On Broadway shows how this revival helped save New York City, thanks to innovative work, new attention to inclusion, and the sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce. Interviews with legends of the stage and screen — including Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, and Ian McKellen — take viewers behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking and beloved shows, from A Chorus Line to Hamilton. Archival clips of iconic performances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones and Mandy Patinkin punctuate this hurly-burly ride through the main street of American show business. From Academy Award®-nominated director Oren Jacoby and the producers of RBG, this documentary shows how Broadway led the way in the city’s last great rebirth and provides a model of how it can come back again. On Broadway at 8:00 pm.

Filmed over two nights at Allianz Parque in São Paulo, Brazil, the stadium-filling, GRAMMY®Award-winning, platinum-selling Coldplay are captured live during their A Head Full of Dreams tour. Featuring extensive visuals, including a one-of-a-kind laser show, confetti cannons and awe-striking pyrotechnics, the tour saw the band perform to over five million fans in stadiums and arenas across five continents. Performances include “A Head Full of Dreams,” “Adventure of a Lifetime,” “Hymn for the Weekend,” “Up & Up” and “Everglow,” as well as hits from their earlier discography Ghost Stories, Mylo Xyloto and A Rush of Blood to the Head, including “Yellow,” “The Scientist,” “Clocks,” “Charlie Brown” and “Viva La Vida.” Coldplay: Live In Sao Paulo at 9:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 16th

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 7:00 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 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.

Wednesday, August 17th

Join Apollo 11 on its historic journey. The film seamlessly blends mission audio featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive and stunning CGI to recreate the first moon landing. 8 Days: to the Moon and Back at 7:00 pm.

NOVA NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way at 9:00 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 10:30 pm.

Thursday, August 18th

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. The Queen’s Garden at 7:00 pm.

Presented by John Nettles (DCI Tom Barnaby in Season 1-13) , 20 THINGS TO DO IN MIDSOMER... BEFORE YOU DIE is a 20th anniversary special that features stars past and present discussing the peculiar quirks of the delightful yet deadly Midsomer county. 20 Things to Do In Midsomer.... Before You Die at 8:30 pm.

Journey to modern-day Turkey with an Armenian American granddaughter of genocide survivors in search of long-buried truths in their lost ancestral homeland. A chance encounter with a Scottish explorer leads to a joint odyssey and the hidden map. The Hidden Map at 10:00 pm.

Friday, August 19th

This unique concert film offers viewers a front row seat and exclusive backstage pass to superstar Michael Buble's visually thrilling and musically triumphant To Be Loved Tour, which was seen worldwide by two million fans in 2015 over the course of an epic schedule of 172 concert dates. The richly atmospheric film spotlights Buble's charismatic gifts as an entertainer and showcases thrilling live performances of the GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter's biggest hits, including "Home," "Haven't Met You Yet," "Cry Me A River" and "Feelin' Good." In addition, the performance sequences are intercut with exclusive cinema verite-style footage of what it took for Team Buble to travel this movable musical feast from arena to arena over the course of a two-year span. Great Performances Michael Buble: Tour Stop 148 at 7:30 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 never before-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 9:00 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 10:30 pm.

Saturday, August 20th

A love note to travel features vivid footage from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Palestine and Iran. Rick Steves Why We Travel at 10:00 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. The Queen’s Garden at 12:30 pm.

This unique concert film offers viewers a front row seat and exclusive backstage pass to superstar Michael Buble's visually thrilling and musically triumphant To Be Loved Tour, which was seen worldwide by two million fans in 2015 over the course of an epic schedule of 172 concert dates. The richly atmospheric film spotlights Buble's charismatic gifts as an entertainer and showcases thrilling live performances of the GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter's biggest hits, including "Home," "Haven't Met You Yet," "Cry Me A River" and "Feelin' Good." In addition, the performance sequences are intercut with exclusive cinema verite-style footage of what it took for Team Buble to travel this movable musical feast from arena to arena over the course of a two-year span. Great Performances Michael Buble: Tour Stop 148 at 2:00 pm.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: A Life on Stage at 3:30 pm.

Celebrate 25 years with the nine members of the a capella collective as they belt out songs with style, swagger and spirit. The special features classic and contemporary songs like "Proud Mary," "Lean On Me" and "Shut Up and Dance." Straight No Chaser: The 25th Anniversary Celebration at 5:00 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 never before-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 7:00 pm.

Celebrate the greatest hits of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price in this 2007 concert. With the richest voices this side of the Rio Grande, the three legends give rousing performances on a treasure trove of honky-tonk and Texas swing tunes. Last of the Breed at 8:30 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 10:00 pm.

Composer, writer, and recording star Rosanne Cash receives the 61st Edward MacDowell Medal. Program features a tour of the Peterborough artist enclave, insightful interviews and brief performances by Emmylou Harris, John Leventhal and Cash. Rosanne Cash at Macdowell at 11:30 pm.

Sunday, August 21st

Travel through Italy to meet some of the remarkable artisans who still make exceptional items by hand - from glassblowers 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 12:00 pm.

A love note to travel features vivid footage from Guatemala, Ethiopia, Palestine and Iran. Rick Steves Why We Travel at 1:30 pm.

A sequel to the successful 2018 Doo Wop Generations special, Doo Wop, Pop and Soul Generations (My Music) celebrates the legacies of the great artists and songs of the late 1950s and early 60s following the birth of rock and roll and the explosion of rhythm and blues on the radio. This new concert features the broadcast premiere of many original groups and new generation favorites that perform for sold-out doo wop, pop, and soul concerts nationwide. Following two decades of producing concert specials reuniting original performers on stage to sing their hits one more time, the My Music production team conducted a national talent search to present the next generation of younger singers and groups who carry on the tradition by channeling the doo wop, pop and soul sounds of the past. "The 50s and 60s oldies genre, in particular, is in danger of leaving us for good unless a new generation is found to bring the music forward,” said TJ Lubinsky, My Music creator and executive producer.“Now in our 25th year of shows, we are making sure this happens with Doo Wop, Pop and Soul Generations, which showcases beloved songs influenced by classic vocal group arrangements and pop harmonies.” Doo Wop, Pop and Soul Generations (My Music) at 2:30 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 5:00 pm.

Go behind the scenes of the charming MASTERPIECE series about the world’s favorite veterinarian and his menagerie of animal patients. Based on James Herriot’s beloved books, All Creatures Great & Small captures the warmth, down-to-earth wit and generosity of spirit that infused Herriot’s iconic characters and novels. Featuring highlights from Season 2, The Next Chapter includes interviews with cast members Nicholas Ralph (James Herriot), Rachel Shenton (Helen Alderson), Callum Woodhouse (Tristan Farnon), Anna Madely (Mrs. Hall), Samuel West (Siegfried Farnon), Matthew Lewis (Hugh Hulton) and Imogen Clawson (Jenny Alderson). Also featured are the talents behind the series, including lead writer Ben Vanstone, producer James Dean, lead director Brian Percival and executive producers Colin Callender and Melissa Gallant. Providing fascinating background on working with the animals in the series are veterinary adviser Andy Barrett, prosthetics model maker Pauline Fowler and horse master Mark Atkinson. All Creatures Great and Small: The Next Chapter at 7:00 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 8:30 pm.

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