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August 2014 Program Highlights
All programs highlighted air on Channel 13.1 unless noted.

Friday

Pictured: program title graphic Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild
“A Long Hard Struggle”

This two-part documentary, based on the book of the same name by Nebraska photographer Michael Forsberg, examines the remaining “wildness” in the states that compose the Great Plains. The program captures the places and creatures that survive after 150 years of settlement, as well as the people who care for and preserve this fragile ecosystem. The Great Plains are marked by geographic expanse and diverse beauty. Part 2 "We Live with the Land" follows at 2 pm.
Friday, August 1 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Music Director Gustavo Dudamel Great Performances
“Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl”

In commemoration of the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial in 2013, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a thrilling concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert presentation features soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass).
Friday, August 1 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/7 at 1 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Long-Term Care”

How will the U.S. handle healthcare for a population that's living longer and surviving more disabling conditions? It's a question left unanswered by the Affordable Care Act. We'll talk about the implications for states, communities and families with elder law attorney and Medicare/Medicaid expert Paul Sturgul. (Repeat from July)
Saturday, August 2 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/3 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Richard Glazier at the piano Richard Glazier in Concert: From Ragtime to Reel Time
Award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier takes a musical journey through the early 20th century in this new special. A brilliant musical interpreter of standards, Glazier brings new life to classics by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern and other Golden Era composers, including "The Man I Love," "Rialto Ripples" (the theme song to the Ernie Kovaks Show) and "Rhapsody in Blue." Between piano performances, Glazier shares anecdotes about George and Ira Gershwin, concert pianist Oscar Levant and Hollywood movie-studio moguls. In one nostalgic segment, screen legend Mickey Rooney joins Glazier on the site of the former MGM Recording Stage to perform "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)," a song popularized by Rooney's frequent co-star, Judy Garland.
Saturday, August 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/4 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Just Seen It
In this new series, film school graduates and entertainment professionals review the newest films in theaters, on TV and cable. This week reviewers look at DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and chat with the director MATT REEVES about what it was like to work with Andy Serkis and the motion capture technology! Then, we check out inventive director Michel Gondry's latest film, MOOD INDIGO, starring Audrey Tatou, and finally, we weigh in on Zach Braff's long-awaited follow up to Garden State, WISH I WAS HERE.
Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Jim James Austin City Limits
“Jim James/The Black Angels”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, ACL showcases the best alternative rock with Jim James and the Black Angels. My Morning Jacket leader James plays tunes from his debut solo album, while the Angels highlight cuts from their latest LP Indigo Meadow.
Saturday, August 2 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: L-R Caroline (SARAH LANCASHIRE), Celia (ANNE REID), Alan (DEREK JACOBI) and Gillian (NICOLA WALKER) at Far Slack Farm Last Tango in Halifax, Part 6
The BAFTA-winning comedy drama about romance and second chances returns as the reunited childhood sweethearts Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan a life together. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve? This week, a surprise visitor makes Alan’s day. Caroline promises to keep Gillian’s formidable secret, as long as she steers clear of Robbie. Kate’s gesture at Alan and Celia’s wedding stuns both Caroline and the crowd.
Sunday, August 3 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: The cast of Poirot. Masterpiece Mystery!
“Poirot 12: Dead Man's Folly”

David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in the second of two new mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie. A wealthy financier and his wife stage a grand party at their new summer home. Poirot (David Suchet) is a reluctant guest, urged to attend by his old friend Ariadne Oliver (Zo' Wanamaker), who suspects the “murder hunt” game she is preparing may turn out to be a real murder.
Sunday, August 3 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/4 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Tony Jannus Jannus: American Aviator
The life and times of one of the most forgotten figures in early aviation, Tony Jannus. Beyond the records and firsts in flight is a story of heroism, ingenuity, and adventure. A story of one pilot, one plane, and the birth of scheduled air-service. Jannus, a boat engine mechanic in Washington D.C., was among the early enthusiasts of aviation and although he died at the young age of 26, he left a legacy for future aviators that is still evident today.
Sunday, August 3 at 11 pm ET
Repeats 8/8 at 3 pm ET

Pictured: Jack Johnson Front and Center
“Jack Johnson”

This new series brings the live concert experience home, boasting an incredibly diverse musical line-up that spans genres and generations. "Front Row Center" caters to the live music fan with each episode delivering top-notch performances from some of the biggest names in music. This week, Jack Johnson’s simple songs about life, love and the universe take viewers on a lyrical journey, including fan favorites “Better Together,” “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” and “As I Was Saying,” plus songs from his new album From Here to Now to You. Filmed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Allen Room.
Sundays at Midnight ET, begins August 3

Monday

Pictured: Richard Glazier at the piano Richard Glazier in Concert: From Ragtime to Reel Time
Award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier takes a musical journey through the early 20th century in this new special. A brilliant musical interpreter of standards, Glazier brings new life to classics by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern and other Golden Era composers, including "The Man I Love," "Rialto Ripples" (the theme song to the Ernie Kovaks Show) and "Rhapsody in Blue." Between piano performances, Glazier shares anecdotes about George and Ira Gershwin, concert pianist Oscar Levant and Hollywood movie-studio moguls. In one nostalgic segment, screen legend Mickey Rooney joins Glazier on the site of the former MGM Recording Stage to perform "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)," a song popularized by Rooney's frequent co-star, Judy Garland.
Monday, August 4 at Noon ET

Pictured: Richard Bangs kayaks a Norway fjiord Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose Norway: Quest for the Viking Spirit
More than 1,000 years ago, Vikings from Norway terrorized Europe; their legendary raids made their name synomous with marauding pirates. Today, this ruggedly beautiful country houses the Nobel Peace Center and stands one of the most eco-friendly countries on earth. How could such a progressive nation spring from such a violent past? Do Vikings represent a romantic revision of a grisly past or cynical pandering to a growing tourist trade? In this Adventures With Purpose special, adventurer Richard Bangs seeks out the modern-day "Viking Spirit" in Norway's forbidding Arctic north, its mountainous sea coast and its bustling cities.
Monday, August 4 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Kenneth Young at his resentencing hearing, with his mother and niece in the background. POV
“15 to Life: Kenneth's Story”

Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. “15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story” follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.
Monday, August 4 at 10 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Program title graphic Flagler's Train: The Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad
Nearly thirty years after the last spike was driven in the transcontinental railway at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869, the vast Florida wilderness was America's last frontier. But Standard Oil millionaire Henry Morrison Flagler had a vision for the lush, subtropical territory, one that he believed would b! ring untold commerce, people and riches to the as yet untamed land. It involved a railroad network, built through his iron will, vast riches and sheer determination that though short-lived, had far-reaching effects that are still felt today, 100 years after the first train pulled into Key West.
Tuesday, August 5 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Mark Twain in 1907 Mark Twain, Part 2
In episode two, Ken Burns explores the other side of the writer - an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Clemens turns to the lecture circuit and tours extensively, leaving behind his beloved Hartford home and, often, his family, to pay off his creditors.
Tuesday, August 5 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/6 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Teenage girl with phone Frontline
“Generation Like”

Thanks to social media, today’s teens are able to interact directly with their culture — artists, celebrities, movies, brands and even one another — in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand? In “Generation Like,” author and FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff (“The Merchants of Cool,” “The Persuaders”) explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media — and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they’re being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it? The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
Tuesday, August 5 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Mark Twain in 1907 Mark Twain, Part 2
In episode two, Ken Burns explores the other side of the writer - an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Clemens turns to the lecture circuit and tours extensively, leaving behind his beloved Hartford home and, often, his family, to pay off his creditors.
Wednesday, August 6 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Andre the harbor seal My Wild Affair
“The Seal Who Came Home”

Andre, "the seal who came home," is the true story of a two-day old wild harbor seal who, in 1961, was rescued from certain death by Harry Goodridge, an arborist from Rockport, Maine. Over the next 25 years, Andre and Harry established a friendship that brought Andre into the world of humans without Andre ever having to give up his wildness. The human world gave Andre shelter during the harsh New England winter. But staying wild at heart meant Andre had the know-how to be able to make the 200 mile swim home to Rockport. This interspecies friendship weathered every kind of challenge including at the end, Andre's blindness.
Wednesday, August 6 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Richard Smith at Uluru NOVA
“Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures”

After the asteroid impact 65 million years ago — believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs — Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage in southern seas. With host Richard Smith at the wheel, NOVA travels this walkabout continent to uncover how it became the strange island it is today. Australia’s many unusual creatures, like the kangaroo and the cassowary, tell a tale of isolation, change and resilience. Australia’s long history has seen mountains rise and fall, seas come and go, and whole kingdoms of life triumph and disappear. In this final episode, NOVA races down the last 65 million years to the present day.
Wednesday, August 6 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/7 at Noon ET

Pictured: Mark and Joy in the Outback Sex in the Wild
“Dolphins”

Joy and Mark investigate the reproductive secrets of marine mammals to learn how animals that breathe air manage to mate, give birth and raise their young underwater. Joy travels to New Zealand to uncover the mating strategy of dusky dolphins. While she reveals the adaptations marine mammals have evolved to mate in the ocean, Mark travels to Mexico to find out how whales find mates in the ocean vastness. Witness a dolphin birth, explore the difficulties of breastfeeding underwater and learn how dolphin and whale young avoid predatory killer whales.
Wednesday, August 6 at 10 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: conductor with orchestra All-Star Orchestra
“Relationships in Music”

This educational and entertaining series features the world-class talents of the All-Star Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of top players. Each episode pairs the All-Star Orchestra's performance of a popular symphonic score with a new work by a contemporary American composer. This week: Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture; Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish". Robert Schumann's wife Clara was herself a gifted pianist and composer. She became a lifelong friend and source of inspiration for Schumann's protege Johannes Brahms. This program will explore the turbulent musical and emotional relationships between these three, and the masterpieces that they produced.
Thursday, August 7 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/8 at Noon ET

Pictured: The crew of THIS OLD HOUSE tackles an 1872 Italianate Style home in the popular suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts This Old House Hour
“Arlington Italianate Project, Part 8”

Paint color consultant Bonnie Krims presents exterior color schemes, while Norm and Tom patch old oak veneer floors. Richard presents a new solution to the ugly PVC intake and exhaust pipes that come out of a typical boiler. Kevin tours an 1870 Italianate style home in Dedham, Massachusetts. Tom shows Kevin some of his favorite applications for radiant heat. In the second half of the hour, Richard visits a historic home in Mobile, Alabama, and installs a clawfoot tub with shower. Tom installs a permanent fire escape ladder in a bedroom. Roger shows the best way to prune trees.
Thursday, August 7 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Program title graphic, man with old car Paving the Way: The National Park-to-Park Highway
“See America First”

This 2-part series relates the little-known story of how most Americans first reached the national parks — via one of the longest motor routes of the day, the Park-to-Park Highway. The two-part series traces the key players and obstacles involved in creating the highway, the pioneering 5,000-mile drive to all 12 National Parks (before gas stations and paved roads), the "See America First" civic movement and the first stirrings of the great American road-trip. Part 2 follows at 2 pm.
Friday, August 8 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Tony Jannus Jannus: American Aviator
The life and times of one of the most forgotten figures in early aviation, Tony Jannus. Beyond the records and firsts in flight is a story of heroism, ingenuity, and adventure. A story of one pilot, one plane, and the birth of scheduled air-service. Jannus, a boat engine mechanic in Washington D.C., was among the early enthusiasts of aviation and although he died at the young age of 26, he left a legacy for future aviators that is still evident today.
Friday, August 8 at 3 pm ET

Pictured: Dick Cavett on the set Dick Cavett's Watergate
From 1972 to 1974, the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of “The Dick Cavett Show.” In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. With exclusive access to the archive of the show, DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it: from the botched burglary at the Democratic National Headquarters; to the must-see TV of the daily Congressional Watergate hearings; to the ongoing behind-the-scenes battle between the White House and “The Dick Cavett Show,” culminating with the resignation of President Nixon on August 9, 1974. DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE offers a unique opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary of a defining moment in American history.
Friday, August 8 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/11 at Noon ET

Pictured: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Great Performances
“Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell”

Comedy legend Steve Martin is now in the fifth decade of a varied and accomplished career as a comic, actor, author and playwright. He is also a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and songwriter. GREAT PERFORMANCES turns the spotlight on Martin’s musical side with a concert performance of his new collaboration with Edie Brickell, who initially burst onto the national scene in the late 80s fronting the New Bohemians. Although these new musical partners have already built respected individual bodies of work, their inaugural effort is a charming departure, as well as a creative milestone. Backed by the virtuoso playing of the Steep Canyon Rangers, the duo partner on a series of new songs that combine Martin’s inventive five-string banjo playing with Brickell’s heart-tugging vocals to create a playful and accessible collection of songs.
Friday, August 8 at 10 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Knitting Daily series logo Knitting Daily
The newest season of Knitting Daily expands the traditional definition of knitting. Vickie Howell and an amazing lineup of some of the best knit and crochet designers in the world share classic techniques and on-trend fashions. She travels virtually all over the world to meet authors, editors and store owners right in their own work spaces. Episodes include: No-needle knits, everyday lace, woven looks, short stuff, and double knitting. Learn why no matter how busy you are each day – it’s so important to knit daily!
Saturdays at 10 am ET, begins August 9

Pictured: host Laura Theodore Jazzy Vegetarian
The Jazzy Vegetarian speaks to health conscious people of all ages, focusing on nutritious, delicious, and easy-to-prepare food and eco-lifestyle tips to help people live a more balanced and sustainable lifestyle. The Jazzy Vegetarian reaches out to mainstream Americans, dedicated vegans, and non-vegetarians alike who are on the path to wellness and health through earth friendly and compassionate food choices. In episode one, host Laura Theodore prepares a classic Italian-American inspired menu featuring authentic tasting "Spaghetti and Wheatballs." On the side, egg-free "Caesar Salad with Cashew Parmesan" adds a timeless flair. For dessert, delicious "Pear, Apple and Walnut Crostata" finishes the meal with gusto.
Saturdays at Noon ET, begins August 9

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Hiawatha National Forest Summer Report”

A look at the health, operation and programs of the region’s largest stand of public forest land. Guests: Janel Crooks, Hiawatha National Forest Public Affairs Officer; Mary Snitgen, Hiawatha Interpretive Association Spokeswoman; Nick Moreno, HIA Program Intern. (Repeat from June)
Saturday, August 9 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/10 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Left to right: Catherine Cassidy, editor-in-chief of Taste of Home magazine; John Doherty, former executive chef of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York; and Amy Newmark, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food & Family
Gather around the table to learn why eating with family and friends is not only fun, but important for health and well-being, and can create lasting bonds between the generations. Experts from the food and medical worlds offer demonstrations of terrific, easy-to-make recipes, tips on enjoyable and stress-free ways to prepare meals, and the latest research on the benefits of eating together.
Saturday, August 9 at 7 pm ET

Pictured: Pat Boone Magic Moments - The Best of 50s Pop
Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney host this nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. The program’s mix of live performance and archival footage takes viewers back to the era’s pop music days with classic moments from Patti Page, Perry Como, Debbie Reynolds, the McGuire Sisters and more.
Saturday, August 9 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/11 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Jimmy Van Heusen at home in California with his Emmy Award and four Oscars, early 1980s. Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin' with Frank & Bing
Celebrate Oscar-winning composer and test pilot Jimmy Van Heusen, who wrote high-flying songs for his legendary pals: “Swinging on a Star” and “Moonlight Becomes You” for Bing Crosby and “Come Fly With Me” for Frank Sinatra, plus ”Call Me Irresponsible,” “The Tender Trap,” ”All the Way,” “High Hopes,” “Here’s That Rainy Day” and many more. The program includes interviews with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Harry Crosby, Tony Bennett, Woody Allen, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, John Pizzarelli and others, along with archival film and television clips of his timeless songs.
Saturday, August 9 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/17 at 9:30 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Just Seen It
In this new series, film school graduates and entertainment professionals review the newest films in theaters, on TV and cable. This week reviewers look at Woody Allen's latest film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT, and the indie comedy starring Anna Kendrick, HAPPY CHRISTMAS. Then, we interview LANCE BASS about the new documentary he has produced, Kidnapped for Christ. Finally, we weigh in on the new R-rated comedy, SEX TAPE.
Saturday, August 9 at 11:30 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: Bill Gaither and friends Classic Gospel
“Campfire Homecoming”

This heartwarming Homecoming gathering features timeless songs sung around a cozy campfire with gospel music's most beloved friends. With unprecedented access to fun, relaxed moments with the Homecoming family, "A Campfire Homecoming" brings you into the Homecoming family circle and offers a front row seat to the authentic joy and camaraderie that defines this family of artists.
Sunday, August 10 at 4 pm ET

Pictured: Franklin, Eleanor and Teddy Roosevelt PBS Previews: The Roosevelts
Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY in this exclusive PBS Preview. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as filmmaker Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt to life. Follow the camera crews into the grand estates and intimate cottages of the Roosevelts. Visit the studio as Burns records the voices of the stars who read the diaries, letters and contemporary accounts of this noteworthy family. And see clips from the monumental series that traces more than a century of life with, as Burns calls them, “the most influential family in American history.”
Sunday, August 10 at 7 pm ET

Pictured: Monument Valley Red Rock Serenade
Take a meditative, cinematic journey through the breathtaking scenery of the American West’s iconic red rock country, including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Grand Canyon National Parks — all set to music by some of the world’s greatest classical composers, including Bach, Brahms, Chopin and Beethoven.
Sunday, August 10 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/14 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Sting performs Great Performances
“Sting: The Last Ship”

Rock ‘n’ roll Renaissance man Sting has embarked on a new venture, The Last Ship, a musical play for which he has written original music and lyrics. Exploring a range of universal themes, The Last Ship dramatizes the impact of the demise of the ship building industry in Sting’s home town of Wallsend, England, which for so long had dominated and shaped the city’s community life. Having grown up in the shadow of the Swan Hunter Shipyard, Sting was deeply affected by the subject, which inspired him to emerge from a decade-long absence from song writing to produce over a dozen new songs for the Broadway- bound show, a collaboration with the Tony-winning duo of writer John Logan (Red, Skyfall screenplay) and director Joe Mantello (Wicked, Other Desert Cities). In an exclusive performance recorded at New York City’s Public Theater, Sting performs an intimate concert of highlights from the show, providing a narrative outline for the musical as well as revealing the autobiographical underpinnings for the songs.
Sunday, August 10 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/13 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Train Front and Center
“Train”

This new series brings the live concert experience home, boasting an incredibly diverse musical line-up that spans genres and generations. "Front Row Center" caters to the live music fan with each episode delivering top-notch performances from some of the biggest names in music. This week, Pat Monahan and company perform their latest album, California 37, in its entirety at The Iridium. Highlights include “50 Ways to Say Goodbye,” “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Bruises.”
Sunday, August 10 at Midnight

Monday

Pictured: Dick Cavett on the set Dick Cavett's Watergate
From 1972 to 1974, the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of “The Dick Cavett Show.” In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. With exclusive access to the archive of the show, DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it: from the botched burglary at the Democratic National Headquarters; to the must-see TV of the daily Congressional Watergate hearings; to the ongoing behind-the-scenes battle between the White House and “The Dick Cavett Show,” culminating with the resignation of President Nixon on August 9, 1974. DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE offers a unique opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary of a defining moment in American history.
Monday, August 11 at Noon ET

Pictured: Pat Boone Magic Moments - The Best of 50s Pop
Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney host this nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. The program’s mix of live performance and archival footage takes viewers back to the era’s pop music days with classic moments from Patti Page, Perry Como, Debbie Reynolds, the McGuire Sisters and more.
Monday, August 11 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Blue World program logo Jonathan Bird's Blue World
“Aquarist for a Day/Mandarinfish/World's Largest Fish”

This family-oriented series is hosted by dynamic marine naturalist and underwater photographer Jonathan Bird. Bird tells stories about animals, marine research, and underwater exploration, featuring stunning underwater photography. Follow the adventures of Jonathan as he attempts to learn about the underwater world and the creatures that live there.
Weekdays at 3 pm, begins August 11

Pictured: Wayne Dyer Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now
In the most personal program of his career, Dr. Dyer offers an intimate conversation about what his own experiences have taught him: There are no accidents, and all the choices we make and actions we take weave a life tapestry uniquely our own. Exploring the five principles that have guided his own choices, Wayne Dyer shows why it is important to have — and act on — a burning desire, why life’s lowest moments can reveal our true purpose, and how the principle of love allows us to see our lives more clearly and reach greatest awareness.
Monday, August 11 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/12 at Noon ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Wayne Dyer Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now
In the most personal program of his career, Dr. Dyer offers an intimate conversation about what his own experiences have taught him: There are no accidents, and all the choices we make and actions we take weave a life tapestry uniquely our own. Exploring the five principles that have guided his own choices, Wayne Dyer shows why it is important to have — and act on — a burning desire, why life’s lowest moments can reveal our true purpose, and how the principle of love allows us to see our lives more clearly and reach greatest awareness.
Tuesday, August 12 at Noon ET

Pictured: Dudu Fisher performing Dudu Fisher the Voice of Broadway
Dudu Fisher triumphed on the world stage as Jean Valjean in Cameron McIntosh's production of Les Miserables in Israel, London and Broadway. Since then he has performed concerts in some of the world's most celebrated venues. Now, Dudu takes to the stage at the legendary Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, with Tony Orlando, The Osmonds and The Lennon Sisters, Abbi Rose, a Symphony Orchestra and 22 voice Choir, all treating the fans to a variety of music from Broadway favorites.
Tuesday, August 12 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/15 at 10 pm & 8/18 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Program title graphic BrainChange with David Perlmutter, MD
Neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, the author of "Grain Brain," presents theories on how wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates effect the human brain and how our seemingly healthy daily habits can aggravate our nervous systems and set us up for serious brain ailments. In BrainChange, Dr. Perlmutter shows ways you can prevent, treat, and reverse a wide array of brain-related disorders by eliminating specific foods and making smarter lifestyle choices.
Tuesday, August 12 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/15 at Noon ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Sting performs Great Performances
“Sting: The Last Ship”

Rock ‘n’ roll Renaissance man Sting has embarked on a new venture, The Last Ship, a musical play for which he has written original music and lyrics. Exploring a range of universal themes, The Last Ship dramatizes the impact of the demise of the ship building industry in Sting’s home town of Wallsend, England, which for so long had dominated and shaped the city’s community life. Having grown up in the shadow of the Swan Hunter Shipyard, Sting was deeply affected by the subject, which inspired him to emerge from a decade-long absence from song writing to produce over a dozen new songs for the Broadway- bound show, a collaboration with the Tony-winning duo of writer John Logan (Red, Skyfall screenplay) and director Joe Mantello (Wicked, Other Desert Cities). In an exclusive performance recorded at New York City’s Public Theater, Sting performs an intimate concert of highlights from the show, providing a narrative outline for the musical as well as revealing the autobiographical underpinnings for the songs.
Wednesday, August 13 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Sheldrick Daphne with Schmetty - trunk kiss My Wild Affair
Special features three stories from the series that tells stories of incredible bonds between humans and their wild animal companions. Through first-hand testimony, newly discovered archive footage, drama reconstruction, and encounters with the real animal and human stars, "My Wild Affair" captures stories of love and dedication, with their surprising twists and turns, and proves how the powerful bond between man and animal can overcome adversity, and change lives forever.
Wednesday, August 13 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: monkey in tree at Jigokudani, Japan Nature
“Snow Monkeys”

In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. One innocent little monkey, unaware of his own low status, reaches out to this lonely leader and they form a rare and remarkable bond that alters both their lives. Changing seasons bring new babies, family disagreements and tragedies. Mating season brings competition for females as the days grow shorter and colder in the rush Follow a troop of snow monkeys in Japan as it adapts to a new leader.to winter. With their now confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, these snow monkeys are ready to face the world.
Wednesday, August 13 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/14 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: monkey in tree at Jigokudani, Japan Nature
“Snow Monkeys”

In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. Their leader is still new to the job and something of a solitary grouch. One innocent little monkey, unaware of his own low status, reaches out to this lonely leader and they form a rare and remarkable bond that alters both their lives. Changing seasons bring new babies, family disagreements and tragedies. Mating season brings competition for females as the days grow shorter and colder in the rush Follow a troop of snow monkeys in Japan as it adapts to a new leader.to winter. With their now confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, these snow monkeys are ready to face the world.
Thursday, August 14 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Monument Valley Red Rock Serenade
Take a meditative, cinematic journey through the breathtaking scenery of the American West’s iconic red rock country, including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Grand Canyon National Parks — all set to music by some of the world’s greatest classical composers, including Bach, Brahms, Chopin and Beethoven.
Thursday, August 14 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Break free from dieting once and for all with practical, effective advice from Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a New York Times best-selling author, leading expert and board-certified physician who specializes in the prevention and reversal of disease using nutritional solutions. The program includes cooking demonstrations; advice on staying active, vibrant and healthy later in life; and nutritional methods to preventand even reverse obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and more.
Thursday, August 14 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/15 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Holly Near, Noel Paul Stookey, Tom Paxton and Tom Chapin Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert
Celebrate the legacy of Woody Guthrie’s singer-songwriter “children” in a rousing live concert featuring Noel Paul Stookey, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, Holly Near and others. Songs include “The Last Thing on My Mind,” “Pass the Music On,” “I Am Willing,” “If I Had a Hammer” and more.
Thursday, August 14 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/17 at 7 pm & 8/19 at 2 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: Program title graphic BrainChange with David Perlmutter, MD
Neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, the author of "Grain Brain," presents theories on how wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates effect the human brain and how our seemingly healthy daily habits can aggravate our nervous systems and set us up for serious brain ailments. In BrainChange, Dr. Perlmutter shows ways you can prevent, treat, and reverse a wide array of brain-related disorders by eliminating specific foods and making smarter lifestyle choices.
Friday, August 15 at Noon ET

Pictured: Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever!
Break free from dieting once and for all with practical, effective advice from Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a New York Times best-selling author, leading expert and board-certified physician who specializes in the prevention and reversal of disease using nutritional solutions. The program includes cooking demonstrations; advice on staying active, vibrant and healthy later in life; and nutritional methods to preventand even reverse obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and more.
Friday, August 15 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Host Susan Sarandon Return to Downton Abbey
Savor a mix of fond memories from the past four seasons of “Downton Abbey” and get a taste of the upcoming fifth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon hosts the program, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, fondly remembered moments from the first four seasons, and interviews with Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, providing an overview and context for the series and what to expect next. Recall the high points of the “Downton Abbey” storyline, its memorable cast of characters, and both the great joy and wrenching sadness taking place at the abbey.
Friday, August 15 at 8:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/17 at 8 pm & 8/20 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Dudu Fisher performing Dudu Fisher the Voice of Broadway
Dudu Fisher triumphed on the world stage as Jean Valjean in Cameron McIntosh's production of Les Miserables in Israel, London and Broadway. Since then he has performed concerts in some of the world's most celebrated venues. Now, Dudu takes to the stage at the legendary Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, with Tony Orlando, The Osmonds and The Lennon Sisters, Abbi Rose, a Symphony Orchestra and 22 voice Choir, all treating the fans to a variety of music from Broadway favorites.
Friday, August 15 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 8/18 at 1:30 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Michigan Executive Update: Governor Snyder”

A conversation with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on current state issues, including taxes, education, healthcare and the economy.
Saturday, August 16 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/17 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Patrik McKenna A.D.D. and Loving It?!
This documentary explores and explains the impact of the condition Attention Deficit Disorder by following Canadian actor/comedian Patrick McKenna on his journey for a diagnosis so he can confirm what he’s always suspected - that he has ADD. Along the way, Patrick and his wife Janis open up about their challenges and struggles, something Janis admits “we’ve spent our whole lives trying to hide.” Patrick notes, “Some people think the diagnosis is the kiss of death, while others think there’s no such thing; it’s nothing, it’s all made up.” But after talking with the experts and with ordinary people, as well as drawing from his own experience, he confirms that ADD is real. It’s genetic, it can destroy lives, and adults with ADD have a higher rate of accidents, addictions, suicide, bankruptcy, divorce, illegal drug use and financial problems. Patrick uses his gift of comedy to demonstrate the three characteristics of ADD - inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. He uncovers the 18 symptoms used to diagnose ADD in childhood, and illustrates how these traits develop by adulthood. After all, adults learn not to bounce in their chairs during meetings, while kids in grade three rarely go bankrupt.
Saturday, August 16 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 8/18 at Noon ET

Pictured: Ed Sullivan with Creedence Clearwater Revival Ed Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969 (My Music)
From the U.S. television debut of the Beatles in 1964 to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance, “The Ed Sullivan Show” brought the greatest musical acts in the world into America’s living rooms every Sunday night. This new MY MUSIC special features both the Beatles and the Doors as well as memorable performances from other superstars of the 60s pop-rock era, including the Mamas & the Papas, the Rolling Stones, Johnny Rivers, the Beach Boys, Tom Jones and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Saturday, August 16 at 8:30 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Just Seen It
In this new series, film school graduates and entertainment professionals review the newest films in theaters, on TV and cable. This week reviewers look at the new romantic comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe, WHAT IF, and interview BRETT RATNER about his new film, Hercules. Then, we check out the emotional documentary about using music to treat Alzheimer's disease, ALIVE INSIDE. Finally, we take a look at one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last films, A MOST WANTED MAN.
Saturday, August 16 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Local Natives Austin City Limits
“Portugal. The Man/Local Native”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, ACL presents the best in contemporary indie rock with Portugal. The Man and Local Natives. Portugal. The Man performs tracks from its latest record Evil Friends, while Local Natives plays tunes from its LP Hummingbird.
Saturday, August 16 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: program title graphic Exploration Health
This new series brings the science of medicine to life with expert testimony, colorful 3D animation/graphics, and extraordinary patient stories of triumph and survival. EXPLORATION HEALTH promotes healthy lifestyle choices and disease awareness in an upbeat, positive format. This week, find out more about ALS- a debilitating disease named after the famed Yankee baseball player Lou Gehrig -- it is not common but when it strikes, it is devastating.
Sundays at 11 am ET, begins August 17

Pictured: Bill Gaither and friends Classic Gospel
“A Gospel Journey - The Oak Ridge Boys”

For more than a half-century, The Oak Ridge Boys have created an American music legacy all their own. Their foundational influence and award-winning history is attributed not only to their dynamic personalities and musical diversity, but also to great songs that have connected with the hearts of their audiences.
Sunday, August 17 at 4 pm ET

Pictured: Holly Near, Noel Paul Stookey, Tom Paxton and Tom Chapin Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert
Celebrate the legacy of Woody Guthrie’s singer-songwriter “children” in a rousing live concert featuring Noel Paul Stookey, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, Holly Near and others. Songs include “The Last Thing on My Mind,” “Pass the Music On,” “I Am Willing,” “If I Had a Hammer” and more.
Sunday, August 17 at 7 pm ET
Repeats 8/19 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Host Susan Sarandon Return to Downton Abbey
Savor a mix of fond memories from the past four seasons of “Downton Abbey” and get a taste of the upcoming fifth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon hosts the program, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, fondly remembered moments from the first four seasons, and interviews with Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, providing an overview and context for the series and what to expect next. Recall the high points of the “Downton Abbey” storyline, its memorable cast of characters, and both the great joy and wrenching sadness taking place at the abbey.
Sunday, August 17 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/20 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Jimmy Van Heusen at home in California with his Emmy Award and four Oscars, early 1980s. Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin' with Frank & Bing
Celebrate Oscar-winning composer and test pilot Jimmy Van Heusen, who wrote high-flying songs for his legendary pals: “Swinging on a Star” and “Moonlight Becomes You” for Bing Crosby and “Come Fly With Me” for Frank Sinatra, plus ”Call Me Irresponsible,” “The Tender Trap,” ”All the Way,” “High Hopes,” “Here’s That Rainy Day” and many more. The program includes interviews with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Harry Crosby, Tony Bennett, Woody Allen, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, John Pizzarelli and others, along with archival film and television clips of his timeless songs.
Sunday, August 17 at 9:30 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic Life @ the End: Caring in the Face of Loss
Poet Khalil Gibran once said, “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” This film examines that depth. It looks at life and the power of the human connection through the eyes of people caring for their terminally-ill loved ones in South Florida. A woman and her partner; a young couple raising kids; and a grandmother, single mom, and teenage daughter... Though beaten down by struggles and challenges, the lessons they take away from the experience affirm life in the face of death.
Sunday, August 17 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: JJ Grey Front and Center
“JJ Grey & Mofro”

This new series brings the live concert experience home, boasting an incredibly diverse musical line-up that spans genres and generations. "Front Row Center" caters to the live music fan with each episode delivering top-notch performances from some of the biggest names in music. This week, Full of Southern style and sass, JJ Grey and his band blend front porch soul and down-home storytelling in a laying-it-on-the-line show. Filmed at The Iridium. Songs include “Your Lady, She’s Shady” and “The Sweetest Thing.”
Sunday, August 17 at Midnight

Monday

Pictured: Patrik McKenna A.D.D. and Loving It?!
This documentary explores and explains the impact of the condition Attention Deficit Disorder by following Canadian actor/comedian Patrick McKenna on his journey for a diagnosis so he can confirm what he’s always suspected - that he has ADD. Along the way, Patrick and his wife Janis open up about their challenges and struggles, something Janis admits “we’ve spent our whole lives trying to hide.” Patrick notes, “Some people think the diagnosis is the kiss of death, while others think there’s no such thing; it’s nothing, it’s all made up.” But after talking with the experts and with ordinary people, as well as drawing from his own experience, he confirms that ADD is real. It’s genetic, it can destroy lives, and adults with ADD have a higher rate of accidents, addictions, suicide, bankruptcy, divorce, illegal drug use and financial problems. Patrick uses his gift of comedy to demonstrate the three characteristics of ADD - inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. He uncovers the 18 symptoms used to diagnose ADD in childhood, and illustrates how these traits develop by adulthood. After all, adults learn not to bounce in their chairs during meetings, while kids in grade three rarely go bankrupt.
Monday, August 18 at Noon ET

Pictured: Dudu Fisher performing Dudu Fisher the Voice of Broadway
Dudu Fisher triumphed on the world stage as Jean Valjean in Cameron McIntosh's production of Les Miserables in Israel, London and Broadway. Since then he has performed concerts in some of the world's most celebrated venues. Now, Dudu takes to the stage at the legendary Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, with Tony Orlando, The Osmonds and The Lennon Sisters, Abbi Rose, a Symphony Orchestra and 22 voice Choir, all treating the fans to a variety of music from Broadway favorites.
Monday, August 18 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: The Fleifel family. POV
“A World Not Ours”

Passionate, bittersweet account of one family’s multi-generational experience living as permanent refugees. Now a Danish resident, director Mahdi Fleifel grew up in the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, established in 1948 as a temporary refuge for exiled Palestinians. Today, the camp houses 70,000 people and is the hometown of generations. The filmmaker’s childhood memories are surprisingly warm and humorous, a testament to the resilience of the community. Yet his yearly visits reveal the increasing desperation of family and friends who remain trapped in psychological as well as political limbo.
Monday, August 18 at 10 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Holly Near, Noel Paul Stookey, Tom Paxton and Tom Chapin Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert
Celebrate the legacy of Woody Guthrie’s singer-songwriter “children” in a rousing live concert featuring Noel Paul Stookey, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, Holly Near and others. Songs include “The Last Thing on My Mind,” “Pass the Music On,” “I Am Willing,” “If I Had a Hammer” and more.
Tuesday, August 19 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: The team on location in Maryland The Search for Josiah Henson...The Man Behind the Story of Uncle Tom's Cabin, A Time Team America Presentation
Tucked between upscale homes in suburban Maryland just outside Washington, DC, are the remains of an 1830s slave plantation — once home to Josiah Henson, the slave who inspired the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. What can be found here to help us understand what life on this plantation was like? And what remains that might tie directly to Josiah Henson himself?
Tuesday, August 19 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/21 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: The team on location in Maryland The Bones of Badger Hole, A Time Team America Presentation
Working against a three-day deadline TIME TEAM AMERICA digs for the skeletons of long extinct bison that roamed Oklahoma 10,000 years ago. Could this be the largest bison kill site in North America from the Folsom period? What can we learn about bison behavior, hunting practices and what hunters understood about their quarry? What strategies did hunters use against these mammoth beasts before the advent of bows and arrows and horses?
Tuesday, August 19 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/21 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: hands dealing cards Frontline
“The Retirement Gamble”

Ten trillion dollars in Americans’ retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special “Money, Power and Wall Street,” FRONTLINE raises troubling questions about how America’s financial institutions protect our savings. “The Retirement Gamble” reveals how fees, self-dealing and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer’s best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.
Tuesday, August 19 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Sheldrick Daphne with Schmetty - trunk kiss My Wild Affair
Special features three stories from the series that tells stories of incredible bonds between humans and their wild animal companions. Through first-hand testimony, newly discovered archive footage, drama reconstruction, and encounters with the real animal and human stars, "My Wild Affair" captures stories of love and dedication, with their surprising twists and turns, and proves how the powerful bond between man and animal can overcome adversity, and change lives forever.
Wednesday, August 20 at Noon ET

Pictured: Host Susan Sarandon Return to Downton Abbey
Savor a mix of fond memories from the past four seasons of “Downton Abbey” and get a taste of the upcoming fifth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon hosts the program, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, fondly remembered moments from the first four seasons, and interviews with Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, providing an overview and context for the series and what to expect next. Recall the high points of the “Downton Abbey” storyline, its memorable cast of characters, and both the great joy and wrenching sadness taking place at the abbey.
Wednesday, August 20 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Juvenal raccoons Nature
“Raccoon Nation”

Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.
Wednesday, August 20 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/27 at Noon ET

Pictured: View of Keck at sunset. NOVA
“Finding Life Beyond Earth: Moons and Beyond”

Scientists are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone? Combining the latest telescope images with dazzling CGI, “Finding Life Beyond Earth” immerses audiences in the sights and sounds of alien worlds, while top astrobiologists explain how these places are changing how we think about the potential for life in our solar system. Today, the system looks wilder than we ever imagined. Powerful telescopes and unmanned space missions have revealed a wide range of dynamic environments — atmospheres thick with organic molecules, active volcanoes and vast saltwater oceans. This ongoing revolution is forcing scientists to expand their ideas about what kinds of worlds could support life. If we do find primitive life forms elsewhere in the solar system, it may well be that life is common in the universe — the rule, and not the exception.
Wednesday, August 20 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/21 at Noon ET

Pictured: Boats in an Italian port Secrets of the Dead
“Lost Ships of Rome”

In 2009, a team of marine archeologists made an astonishing discovery near the Italian island of Ventotene: the wrecks of five ancient Roman ships, in pristine condition and laden with exotic goods. Much of the cargo remained exactly as the original crews had loaded it, suggesting that the ships had gone to the bottom of the sea intact and upright. What happened to these ships? Why had they traveled to this remote, rocky island in the first place? Ventotene holds significance in ancient Roman history: Emperors banished defiant women to the island, where the captives were housed in an extravagant palace. The massive underground galleries that supplied the villa with water can still be explored. The walls are still covered in the original Roman plaster. Were the ships carrying supplies to this island of exiled misery? Follow the team as they explore the sites in detail, salvage artifacts and piece together the history of the ships and why they were lost 2,000 years ago..
Wednesday, August 20 at 10 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: The team on location in Maryland The Search for Josiah Henson...The Man Behind the Story of Uncle Tom's Cabin, A Time Team America Presentation
Tucked between upscale homes in suburban Maryland just outside Washington, DC, are the remains of an 1830s slave plantation — once home to Josiah Henson, the slave who inspired the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. What can be found here to help us understand what life on this plantation was like? And what remains that might tie directly to Josiah Henson himself?
Thursday, August 21 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: conductor with orchestra All-Star Orchestra
“The Living Art Form”

This educational and entertaining series features the world-class talents of the All-Star Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of top players. Each episode pairs the All-Star Orchestra's performance of a popular symphonic score with a new work by a contemporary American composer. This week: Richard Danielpour : "A Hero's Journey" (from Piano Concerto #4); Soloist: Xiayin Wang; Samuel Jones: Concerto for Violoncello; Soloist: Julian Schwarz; Joseph Schwantner: The Poet's Hour - Soliloquy for Violin Soloist: Yevgeny Kutik. This program will focus on the soloist's role, the instruments, and the composer's juxtaposition of soloist with orchestra. Outstanding young soloists and leading American composers will be featured in performance and in interviews.
Thursday, August 21 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/22 at Noon ET

Pictured: The crew of THIS OLD HOUSE tackles an 1872 Italianate Style home in the popular suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts This Old House Hour
“Arlington Italianate Project, Part 11”

Roger removes a hydrangea with roots that are undermining the foundation. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique offers strategies for working with potentially messy red paint. Kevin sees the damage hail can do to a house when IBHS conducts the first-ever indoor hailstorm. In the second half of the hour, Roger shows Kevin how to start plants from seed. Richard replaces an outdoor hose spigot with one that will never freeze.
Thursday, August 21 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: German immigrants arrive in U.S. Germans in America
“Into The Promised Land”

This four-part series recounts the story of German immigrants to the United States, using gripping stories about naive settlers and successful farmers, about devout free-thinkers and political refugees, about the heyday of the German-language press in America, and about the founders of industrial dynasties in the new homeland. Part 2 "The Price of Freedom" follows at 2 pm, and parts 3 and 4 air next Friday.
Fridays at 1 pm & 2 pm, August 22 & 29

Pictured: Vienna Philharmonic at AustriaŐs Imperial Schšnbrunn Palace Great Performances
“Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014”

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for another open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schšnbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The concert soloist will be the internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso Lang Lang.
Friday, August 22 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/26 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: red barn American Barn Stories - Wisconsin and Minnesota Barns
This first old barns program premiered on Wisconsin Public Television in 2006. Since then it has penetrated over 50 million PBS households across the country. In this episode, the old barn conversation continues with an amazing round barn story from southwestern Wisconsin. We also look at traditional square hay baling with Art the Farmer and his vintage Farmall tractors; a story about a Wisconsin dairy barn being disassembled for salvage, plus another historic round barn story, this one from Minnesota. And, as always, beautiful video footage from the Midwestern countryside.
Friday, August 22 at 10:30 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“Higher Education in the U.P.”

A report on current goals, resources and programs in higher education from the presidents of the Upper Peninsula’s three state universities.
Saturday, August 23 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/24 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Johnny Cash Festival logo Johnny Cash Music Festival
Recorded on the campus of Arkansas State University in February 2012, this musical benefit to restore Johnny Cash’s boyhood home includes performances by Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Tommy Cash, Joanne Cash Yates, Dailey and Vincent, Gary Morris, Rodney Crowell and Bill Miller.
Saturday, August 23 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/25 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Just Seen It
In this new series, film school graduates and entertainment professionals review the newest films in theaters, on TV and cable. This week reviewers look at the new James Brown biopic, GET ON UP. Then we turn our attention to TV with reviews of TNT's LEGENDS, starring Sean Bean, and Cinemax's THE KNICK, starring Clive Owen. Finally, we weigh in on the highly-anticipated new Marvel movie, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Neko Case Austin City Limits
“Jason Isbell/Neko Case”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. This week, ACL presents modern roots rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case. Isbell performs tunes from his acclaimed LP Southeastern, while Case sings songs from her latest album.
Saturday, August 23 at 11 pm ET

Sunday

Pictured: The White Tower from Across the River Secrets of the Tower of London
Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1,000 years, the formidable Tower of London has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. This program unlocks the doors to secret rooms, talks to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveals some surprising facts about one of England’s most famous icons.
Sunday, August 24 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Shown from left to right: Natasha Little as Elizabeth Powell, Jack Davenport as Dr. Otto Powell, Zoe Boyle as Jean Meecher, Oliver Chris as Dr. Richard Truscott, and Sarah Parish as Margaret Masterpiece Mystery!
“Breathless, Part 1”

This new 3-part mystery tells the story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution in 1960s London. Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, “Smash”) stars as a brilliant London surgeon in 1961, when doctors were treated like gods and acted the part. Also starring are Zoe Boyle (“Downton Abbey”), Catherine Steadman (“Mansfield Park”), Iain Glen (“Downton Abbey”), Natasha Little (“Case Histories”), Oliver Chris (“Sharpe’s Challenge”), Joanna Page (Love Actually) and Shaun Dingwall (“Touching Evil”).
Sundays at 9 pm, August 24, 31 & Sept. 7
Repeats 8/25 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: woman working in lab The Innovators: Designing the Future
This program examines the power of innovation to transform lives by spotlighting exciting new breakthroughs in science and technology. Author and Emmy-winning executive producer Helene Lerner introduces three visionary engineers tackling the challenges of modern American life -- from using robots to study the effects of global warming, to employing nanotechnology in the treatment of cancer, to designing cutting-edge consumer products.
Sunday, August 24 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Front and Center
“Preservation Hall Jazz Band”

This new series brings the live concert experience home, boasting an incredibly diverse musical line-up that spans genres and generations. "Front Row Center" caters to the live music fan with each episode delivering top-notch performances from some of the biggest names in music. This week, filmed at the one-of-a-kind McKittrick Hotel in a cabaret setting, the veteran jazz players stir up the crowd with their incredible tunes and invigorating musicianship. Songs include “Bourbon Street” and “That’s It.”
Sunday, August 24 at Midnight

Monday

Pictured: Johnny Cash Festival logo Johnny Cash Music Festival
Recorded on the campus of Arkansas State University in February 2012, this musical benefit to restore Johnny Cash’s boyhood home includes performances by Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Tommy Cash, Joanne Cash Yates, Dailey and Vincent, Gary Morris, Rodney Crowell and Bill Miller.
Monday, August 25 at Noon ET

Pictured: Richard Bangs in New Zealand Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose New Zealand: Quest for Kaitiakitanga
Richard Bangs travels to the southernmost reaches of civilization to uncover New Zealand's pristine natural beauty, alluring culture and enigmatic mythology. The father of modern adventure travel traverses the most physically and climatically diverse landmass in Polynesia in the pursuit of an age-old M‰ori tradition. Bangs seeks answers to questions rooted in indigenous wisdom, hoping to unearth the meaning and origins of "kaitiakitanga," the responsibility of human beings to protect the natural world. Today's Kiwis believe the knowledge of the ancients may hold a key to the planet's survival.
Monday, August 25 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Oil worker at a well test in Ghana, about 60 kilometers off shore. POV
“Big Men”

Over five years, director Rachel Boynton and her cinematographer film the quest for oil in Ghana by Dallas-based Kosmos. The company develops the country’s first commercial oil field, yet its success is quickly compromised by political intrigue and accusations of corruption. As Ghanaians wait to reap the benefits of oil, the filmmakers discover violent resistance down the coast in the Niger Delta, where poor Nigerians have yet to prosper from decades-old oil fields. “Big Men,” executive produced by Brad Pitt, provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal-making and dark underside of energy development — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
Monday, August 25 at 10 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: Vienna Philharmonic at AustriaŐs Imperial Schšnbrunn Palace Great Performances
“Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014”

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for another open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schšnbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The concert soloist will be the internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso Lang Lang.
Tuesday, August 26 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: The team on location in Maryland Lost Civil War Prison, A Time Team America Presentation
Near the end of the Civil War, Confederate soldiers quickly erected a prison to take the over-flow from Andersonville, an effort to fix design problems and over-crowding. The new stockade housed 10,000 prisoners. Yet one Union prisoner described Camp Lawton as "Andersonville all over again." When General Sherman's forces approached, prisoners and guards fled quickly and left bits and pieces of their lives behind. What will the relics TIME TEAM AMERICA finds tell us about life in a Civil War prison?
Tuesday, August 26 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/27 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Dr. Allan Maca is an archaeologist, historian, and social scientist who studies ancient cities, architecture, ritual plants, and the philosophy of science. The Lost Pueblo Village, A Time Team America Presentation
TIME TEAM AMERICA uses airborne 3D mapping and ground- penetrating radar to explore the extent of a Basket Maker III community that thrived 1400-1500 years ago. What more can we learn from these people that forged significant technological breakthroughs like farming, pottery and the bow and arrow? Was this one of the first villages in this region that marked a transition from hunting and gathering to farming? Was this one of the sites that gave birth to the Pueblo culture?
Tuesday, August 26 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/27 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Frontline logo Frontline
“A Death in St. Augustine”

On the night she broke up with her boyfriend, a Florida deputy sheriff, Michelle O’Connell was found dead from a gunshot in the mouth. Next to her was her boyfriend’s semi-automatic service pistol. The sheriff’s office called it suicide, but was it? FRONTLINE and The New York Times investigate this death of a young, single mother, and what can go wrong when the police are faced with domestic violence allegations within their own ranks.
Tuesday, August 26 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Cape gannet flying over gannet colony, Bird Island, South Africa Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation
“North America”

Take a breathtaking voyage with the world’s birds, soaring across six continents, witnessing spectacular animal migrations and great natural wonders, swooping down to interact with life-and-death dramas on land and at sea. This miniseries employs state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated camera techniques to show the world from the amazing aerial perspective of a bird’s-eye view. In the first episode, fly over the Great Plains, Grand Canyon, and Alaska with snow geese, pelicans and bald eagles.
Wednesday, August 27 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/3 at Noon) ET

Pictured: Great White Shark NOVA
“Why Sharks Attack”

In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. What’s behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where it’s rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable? To separate fact from fear, NOVA teams with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to uncover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts. With shark populations plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people — and sharks.
Wednesday, August 27 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/28 at Noon ET

Pictured: Mark Evans with a Great White Shark jaw Operation Maneater
“Great White Shark”

In this new 3-part series, veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, Nile crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence and protect both humans and animals. Follow him as he tries out ingenious high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on Earth. This week, Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years.
Wednesdays at 10 pm, August 27-Sept. 10
Repeats 8/28 at 1 pm ET

Thursday

Pictured: closeup of cougar face Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators
Birds, butterflies, beaver and antelope, wildflowers and frogs — could their survival possibly be connected to top predators like the wolf and cougar? Narrated by Peter Coyote, this documentary goes behind the scenes with leading scientists to explore the role top predators play in restoring and maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity.
Thursday, August 28 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: conductor with orchestra All-Star Orchestra
“Music's Emotional Impact”

This educational and entertaining series features the world-class talents of the All-Star Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of top payers. Each episode pairs the All-Star Orchestra's performance of a popular symphonic score with a new work by a contemporary American composer. This week: A view into Tchaikovsky's dramatic personal life, his brief marriage, and his intense correspondence with his patroness Nadezhda von Meck, whom he never met and to whom he dedicated his Fourth Symphony. The dramatic brass fanfares that for Tchaikovsky symbolized Fate find a modern echo in David Stock's Blast!
Thursday, August 28 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/29 at Noon ET

Pictured: The crew of THIS OLD HOUSE tackles an 1872 Italianate Style home in the popular suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts This Old House Hour
“Arlington Italianate Project, Part 12”

Local historian Richard Duffy offers a look at Arlington’s Spy Pond. Richard installs a new water line to the house. Tom installs the new pre-finished Brazilian chestnut flooring. Fiberglass gutters made to look like historic wood gutters are fabricated and installed. In the second half of the hour, Roger helps a homeowner plant a low-cost, low-maintenance privacy screen. Tommy demonstrates many uses for a speed square. Richard uses new technology to seal ductwork from the inside.
Thursday, August 28 at 10 pm ET

Friday

Pictured: German immigrants arrive in U.S. Germans in America
“Little Germanies”

This four-part series recounts the story of German immigrants to the United States, using gripping stories about naive settlers and successful farmers, about devout free-thinkers and political refugees, about the heyday of the German-language press in America, and about the founders of industrial dynasties in the new homeland. Part 3 "Little Germanies" airs at 1 pm and Part 4 "A People Disappears" follows at 2 pm.
Friday, August 29 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Dorothea Lange, 1936 American Masters
“Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning”

Explore, through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer. Never-before-seen photos and film footage, family memories and new interviews reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself. Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, more than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange’s life and lens.
Friday, August 29 at 9 pm ET

Saturday

Pictured: Media Meet program logo Media Meet
“The New Masculinity”

A discussion of efforts in the Upper Peninsula and elsewhere to help reduce violence and domestic strife by encouraging positive male traits.
Saturday, August 30 at 6:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/31 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: computer simulation of passenger pigeon flock From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
A century after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, this film focuses new attention on habitat conservation and species survival, and on efforts to help future species avoid its fate. With cutting-edge animation and stunning nature footage, From Billions to None recreates the glory of passenger pigeons in flight as well as the ways in which our 19th century ancestors destroyed them all— with ruthless, no-limits shooting and netting. The film reveals the lost bird’s striking relevance to challenges species face today and it briefly explores the efforts to revive the passenger pigeon with DNA manipulation. It also highlights conservation successes that can occur when mindful action is taken.
Saturday, August 30 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/1 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Just Seen It
In this new series, film school graduates and entertainment professionals review the newest films in theaters, on TV and cable. This week reviewers look at the adaptation of the beloved novel, THE GIVER, and interview TATE TAYLOR, the director of Get On Up. Then we go back in time with the fantasy romance, OUTLANDER, and wrap things up with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.
Saturday, August 30 at 10:30 pm ET

Pictured: Austin City Limits program logo Austin City Limits
“Kacey Musgraves/Dale Watson”

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of American music. Texas country reigns on tonight’s AUSTIN CITY LIMITS with Kacey Musgraves and Dale Watson. Contemporary songwriter Musgraves sings tunes from her winning LP Same Trailer Different Park, while honky-tonker Watson plays tunes from throughout his career.
Saturday, August 30 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Tori Amos Infinity Hall Live
“Tori Amos”

This series provides an all-access pass to outstanding performances and candid backstage conversations with today's most intriguing musical artists. Displaying an eclectic mix of musical genres from indie pop and blues to rock and country, the eight-part series offers engaging, authentic and heartfelt performances taped in an acoustically perfect Victorian-era concert hall in Norfolk, Conn. Its intimate setting and stripped-down stage affords viewers a "best-seat-in-the-house" experience. This season's hand-picked line-up includes: multi-Grammy nominee Tori Amos, country-blues-folk rockers Cowboy Junkies, power pop stars Fountains of Wayne, and the Bacon Brothers (featuring actor Kevin Bacon).
Saturdays at Midnight, begins August 30

Sunday

Pictured: MI5 Building in London Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service
Her Majesty’s Secret Service, or MI6 as it is known, is the world’s most legendary spy agency, thanks to the James Bond stories. Set up in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, the existence of MI6 was not formally acknowledged until 1994 — which goes a long way toward understanding the modus operandi of this government agency. Initially, the bureau was set up to control secret intelligence operations overseas, particularly concentrating on Imperial Germany’s activities. With unprecedented access to some of the key players in British espionage, this film lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying, going back in time and behind the scenes to look at some the world’s most calculated and delicately executed operations.
Sunday, August 31 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Shown from left to right: Natasha Little as Elizabeth Powell, Jack Davenport as Dr. Otto Powell, Zoe Boyle as Jean Meecher, Oliver Chris as Dr. Richard Truscott, and Sarah Parish as Margaret Masterpiece Mystery!
“Breathless, Part 2”

Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, “Smash”) stars as a brilliant London surgeon in 1961, when doctors were treated like gods and acted the part. Also starring in this stylish story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution are Zoe Boyle (“Downton Abbey”), Catherine Steadman (“Mansfield Park”), Iain Glen (“Downton Abbey”), Natasha Little (“Case Histories”), Oliver Chris (“Sharpe’s Challenge”), Joanna Page (Love Actually) and Shaun Dingwall (“Touching Evil”). In episode 2, a procedure goes wrong for Otto, Charlie and Jean. Richard meets an old friend. Elizabeth and Mulligan meet for a showdown. Angela and Otto have an out-of-town trip with a chaperone. Charlie has a close call. A forgotten incident keeps rearing its menacing head.
Sunday, August 31 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/1 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: four health professionals The Doctor Will See You Now: The Changing Face of Primary Care
This program from Quinnipiac University explores the evolution of primary care in America, and the current health care industry from the perspective of primary care physicians and their patients. Doctors share the challenges and rewards that come with practicing general medicine. Patients share the importance of the doctor-patient relationship in their personal health care.
Sunday, August 31 at 11 pm ET

Pictured: Buddy Guy Front and Center
“Buddy Guy”

This new series brings the live concert experience home, boasting an incredibly diverse musical line-up that spans genres and generations. "Front Row Center" caters to the live music fan with each episode delivering top-notch performances from some of the biggest names in music. This week, the pioneer of the Chicago blues sound brings his legendary showmanship to The Iridium. Songs include “Meet Me in Chicago” and “Well I Done Gone Over It.”
Sunday, August 31 at Midnight

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