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Evening at the Carson Mansion Dinner and Auction

Saturday, February 3rd 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

If you are a member of KEET-TV, or the Ingomar Club you are invited to celebrate Public Television at one of our community's most celebrated historical landmarks, the Carson Mansion. You and your guests will enjoy a sumptuous dinner provided by the chefs of the Ingomar Club and you will have a chance to bid on items such as a 7 day trip to New Orleans or a week in Mexico, art pieces created by local artists, and so much more. All to benefit PBS North Coast. Tickets are $100.00 per person. For more information and reservations please call 445-0813.

Victoria on Masterpiece - Warp and Weft / Sins of the Father

Sunday, January 21st at 9 PM

Discontent is growing in the country, and Victoria throws a costume ball in a misguided attempt to help the silk weavers of Spitalfields – but the spectacular event only exposes her naivety, and an unexpected grief finally forces her to put childish things away for good. Despite giving birth to a healthy Prince of Wales, Victoria finds herself paralyzed by an inexplicable sorrow. Meanwhile, a tragedy in Coburg plunges Albert into his own private torment.

Independent Lens "The Force"

Monday, January 22nd at 9 PM

At a powder keg moment in American policing, The Force presents a fly-on-the-wall look deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Missouri, and an explosive sex scandal. Filmmaker Pete Nicks embedded with the department over the course of two years to follow OPD’s serial efforts to recast itself. The film spotlights the new chief, hailed as a reformer, who is brought into effect reform at the very moment the Black Lives Matter movement emerges to demand police accountability and racial justice both in Oakland and across the nation. The Force also follows the journey of young cops in the Police Academy who are learning how to police in a new era of transparency and accountability. Out on the street, the camera gets up close as rookie and veteran officers alike face an increasingly hostile public where dueling narratives surround each use of force.

We'll Meet Again #101

Tuesday, January 23rd at 8 PM

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people separated by WWII. A Japanese-American woman sent to an internment camp hopes to find a childhood friend, and a survivor from a Jewish ghetto searches for the child of the couple who befriended him.

Nature - Animal Misfits

Wednesday, January 24th at 8 PM

Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. "Animal Misfits" reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.

Locally Grown - America's Food Revolution

Thursday, January 25th at 10:30 PM

With the rise of corporate industrial agriculture and the prevalence of imported food in the U.S. and around the world, for many the idea of community-based food systems has all but disappeared. Yet on California’s rugged North Coast, as in many places around the country, communities are hard at work reviving and revitalizing local agricultural traditions and economies. ‘Locally Grown, America's Food Revolution’ is a film about agricultural subsistence and resistance, about food justice and food sovereignty, about good food and good work. Situated in Humboldt County, amid the towering redwoods and salty ocean waves, the film highlights agri-food feats from the revival of indigenous fishing techniques and the re-establishment of historic grains to cutting-edge hydroponic technologies and innovative ways to connect local farmers with food-insecure families.

Great Performances at the Met - Norma

Friday, January 26th at 9 PM

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met begins with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece about a woman scorned, conducted by Carlo Rizzi. Norma stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the titlular druid high priestess, opposite Joyce DiDonato as Norma’s new rival and Joseph Calleja as her unfaithful lover – a casting dream for bel canto fans. Sir David McVicar’s production is set deep in a forest where druids and warriors seek revenge against the conquering Romans. Norma is scorned by the Roman proconsul Pollione, with whom she has two children. Her kindness turns to fury when she discovers that Pollione has taken Adalgisa, a novice priestess, as his new lover. When Pollione loses his high rank in the army and is offered as a sacrifice, Norma promises him freedom under one condition. Soprano Susanna Phillips hosts the broadcast.

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors #702

Saturday, January 27th at 7 PM

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) with Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) with Hugh Jackman (Logan), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) with Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) and Allison Janney (I,Tonya) with Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).

Austin City Limits - Run the Jewels

Saturday, January 27th at 9 PM

Groove to a full hour with hip-hop superstars Run The Jewels. The duo showcases its latest album Run the Jewels 3, as well as its greatest hits. El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their critically lauded Run The Jewels collaborative LP. Tapping into the creative synergy they'd discovered in 2012 on Mike's R.A.P. Music album (produced by El-P) and El's Cancer 4 Cure album (featuring Mike), Run The Jewels cemented their musical alliance with a set of uncompromisingly raw, forward thinking hip-hop, garnering limitless critical accolades including the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, XXL, SPIN, New York Times, and many more.

Victoria on Masterpiece - Entente Cordiale

Sunday, January 28th at 9 PM

Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations, and takes the royal court on an adventure to France, stepping toe to toe with the cunning King of the French, Louis Philippe.

Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents

Sunday, January 28th at 10 PM

This series uncovers the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth in power for over 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent the world’s first secret service was born. Run by William and Robert Cecil, this father and son team had the duty of protecting the Queen and the Country.

Independent Lens "I Am Another You"

Monday, January 29th at 10 PM

When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first arrives in Florida it seems like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. She encounters Dylan, a charismatic young drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness. Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society's rules, Nanfu follows Dylan on a journey that takes her across America and explores the meaning and limits of freedom.

We'll Meet Again #102

Tuesday, January 30th at 8 PM

Join Ann Curry for the reunions of people whose lives crossed during the deadly eruption. Mindy searches for a scientist's family to tell them how he saved her life, and Sue wants to find the helicopter pilot who rescued her from near-certain death.

Frontline - North Korea's Deadly Dictator

Tuesday, January 30th at 10 PM

Investigate who killed Kim Jong-un’s half brother and what it reveals about the leader and his regime. Amid nuclear tensions, the film examines claims the North Korean leader ordered the assassination, and sheds light on his intentions and capabilities.

Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries

Wednesday, January 31st at 8 PM

Witness the secret lives of animals as never before, as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior. See a side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can’t go when animals become the cinematographers.

Nova - The Impossible Flight

Wednesday, January 31st at 9 PM

Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #101 – "The Prodigal Daughter"

Thursday, February 1st at 9 PM

It's 1953 and the horrors of World War II are still raw and alive for many. Nurse Sarah Adams learns of the death of her half-brother and returns to Australia from London to care for her estranged mother. Working her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian family. When Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs.

Great Performances - Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Friday, February 2nd at 9 PM

Two decades after the album’s critically acclaimed release, hip-hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy and nostalgia of this collaborative performance. Released in 1994, “Illmatic” is the seminal debut album from Nas, and has long been considered one of the greatest hip-hop records of all time. The album is a densely textured, deeply lyrical portrait of life in the largest public housing project in North America, the Queensbridge Houses, located in the Long Island City area of New York City, home to nearly 7,000 people.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #101 – "The Prodigal Daughter"

Saturday, February 3rd at 7 PM

It's 1953 and the horrors of World War II are still raw and alive for many. Nurse Sarah Adams learns of the death of her half-brother and returns to Australia from London to care for her estranged mother. Working her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian family. When Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs.

Victoria on Masterpiece - Faith, Hope and Charity

Sunday, February 4th at 9 PM

News of the horrific famine in Ireland has finally reached the Queen. She is adamant that her government should be doing more to help, but meets with surprising opposition from her Prime Minister.

Independent Lens "Winnie"

Monday, February 5th at 10 PM

Most globally known as the wife of Nelson Mandela, the overshadowed Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguing of contemporary female political figures. Her rise and seeming fall from grace in South Africa bear the hallmarks of epic tragedy. For the first time on screen, Winnie explores her life and contribution to the struggle to bring down apartheid from the inside, with intimate insight from Winnie herself, those who were closest to her and the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things. Working chronologically through influential events and important memories, along with interviews with Winnie herself, as well as her daughter Zindzi, biographers, journalists, lawyers, police and other involved parties among her family, allies and opponents alike, coupled with rare and striking archival clips, the film shows the multi-layered journey that Winnie went on for her personal and societal freedom.

The Gilded Age: American Experience

Tuesday, February 6th at 9 PM

In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, during what has become known as the Gilded Age, the population of the United States doubled in the span of a single generation. The nation became the world’s leading producer of food, coal, oil, and steel, attracted vast amounts of foreign investment, and pushed into markets in Europe and the Far East. As national wealth expanded, two classes rose simultaneously, separated by a gulf of experience and circumstance that was unprecedented in American life. These disparities sparked passionate and violent debate over questions still being asked in our own times: How is wealth best distributed, and by what process? Does government exist to protect private property or provide balm to the inevitable casualties of a churning industrial system? Should the government concern itself chiefly with economic growth or economic justice? The battles over these questions were fought in Congress, the courts, the polling place, the workplace and the streets.

Impossible Builds #101 - The Scorpion Tower

Wednesday, February 7th at 10 PM

Follow the construction of one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board. Its design is so radical that construction experts have turned to a building material never before used in skyscrapers.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #102 – "The Welcome Mat"

Thursday, February 8th at 9 PM

While Olivia remains feeling unwell and disconcerted by James's continued distance, it's Elizabeth who's the most put out — irritated by the fact that Sarah continues to be the talk of the dinner table. Meanwhile, in an effort to separate her social status from the Blighs, Sarah places an unsuspecting Roy between she and the wealthy family. Elizabeth is clearly unimpressed, but the simmering hostility takes a back seat when Olivia's health takes a turn for the worse.

American Epic Sessions

Friday, February 9th at 9 PM

Jack White and T Bone Burnett lead an epic recording session using the only working 1920s recording device in existence in this tribute to the artists celebrated in the American Epic documentary series. The recording device is timed by a weight-driven system of clockwork gears. Stripped of the comforts and security of modern technology, the artists have three minutes and one chance to get their music etched into the surface of a revolving wax disc before the weight hits the floor. Conceived as a sonic experiment—an attempt to recreate the conditions of the early record company field teams—the result is a series of career-topping performances by leading artists pushed to meet the standards of their heroes. Going back to basics and capturing the energy of a unique live performance, these recordings are heard exactly as they were made. Musicians featured: Alabama Shakes, The Americans, Ana Gabriel, Ashley Monroe, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Bettye LaVette, Bobby Ingano, Elton John, Frank Fairfield

A Place to Call Home - Episode #102 – "The Welcome Mat"

Saturday, February 10th at 7 PM

While Olivia remains feeling unwell and disconcerted by James's continued distance, it's Elizabeth who's the most put out — irritated by the fact that Sarah continues to be the talk of the dinner table. Meanwhile, in an effort to separate her social status from the Blighs, Sarah places an unsuspecting Roy between she and the wealthy family. Elizabeth is clearly unimpressed, but the simmering hostility takes a back seat when Olivia's health takes a turn for the worse.

Victoria on Masterpiece - The Kind Over the Water

Sunday, February 11th at 9 PM

Feeling suffocated by the weight of the crown, Victoria escapes with her court to the Scottish Highlands. She and Albert revel in the opportunity to be a normal husband and wife, but the holiday can’t last forever.

POV - Do Not Resist

Monday, February 12th at 10 PM

The son of a SWAT team member in Detroit, Craig Atkinson thought he knew what he was getting into when he started a new documentary project on American policing. But after three years of filming, what he discovered was an unprecedented lurch toward militarization for local police forces since 9/11. With his award-winning debut documentary Do Not Resist, Craig Atkinson gives viewers a boots-on-the-ground look at American policing, bringing in perspectives from criminal justice reformers, policymakers and law enforcement leaders in this comprehensive look at a chilling new trend.

Bombing of Wall Street: American Experience

Tuesday, February 13th at 9 PM

On September 16, 1920, as hundreds of Wall Street workers headed out for lunch, a horse-drawn cart packed with dynamite exploded in front of Morgan Bank — the world’s most powerful banking institution. The blast turned the nation’s financial center into a bloody war zone and left 38 dead and hundreds more seriously injured. As financial institutions around the country went on high alert, many wondered if this was the strike against American capitalism that radical agitators had threatened for so long. A mostly-forgotten act of terror that remains unsolved today, the bombing helped launch the career of a young J. Edgar Hoover and sparked a bitter national debate about how far the government should go to protect the nation from acts of political violence. Based on Beverly Gage’s The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in its First Age of Terror.

Nova - Great Escape at Dunkirk

Wednesday, February 14th at 9 PM

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #103 – "Truth Will Out"

Thursday, February 15th at 9 PM

Sarah's annoyance at the invasion of her privacy turns to anger when she's questioned by Jack about what was discovered in her room: the fact that Sarah is not her real name. She refuses to answer his questions, unwilling to be drawn into a defense of her character when she is the one who has had her privacy invaded. When Jack persists in demanding an explanation, Sarah does the one thing he never would have expected: she quits.

Maya Angelou: American Masters

Friday, February 16th at 9 PM

Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #103 – "Truth Will Out"

Saturday, February 17th at 7 PM

Sarah's annoyance at the invasion of her privacy turns to anger when she's questioned by Jack about what was discovered in her room: the fact that Sarah is not her real name. She refuses to answer his questions, unwilling to be drawn into a defense of her character when she is the one who has had her privacy invaded. When Jack persists in demanding an explanation, Sarah does the one thing he never would have expected: she quits.

Victoria on Masterpiece - The Luxury of Conscience

Sunday, February 18th at 9 PM

Victoria and Albert have to face their worst nightmare as parents, while Peel takes on the ultimate battle in Parliament. When tragedy strikes, they must confront the true cost of standing by your convictions.

Independent Lens - Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

Monday, February 19th at 10 PM

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the latest documentary from Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders) and Marco Williams, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life. A haven for Black intellectuals, artists, and revolutionaries — and a path of promise toward the American dream — HBCUs have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field while remaining unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. These institutions have nurtured some of the most influential Americans of our time, from Booker T. Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois to Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison to Oprah Winfrey.

Frontline - Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia (Part 1)

Tuesday, February 20th at 9 PM

Examine the dangerous rivalry that has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war. From revolution in Iran, reaction by Saudi Arabia and wars in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq, see how religion and power politics drive perpetual conflict.

Nature - The Last Rhino

Wednesday, February 21st at 8 PM

Meet Sudan, the last male of his kind, the northern white rhino, living in a Kenyan sanctuary under 24-hour armed guard. Trace his harrowing journey as scientists and animal experts race to save the species before it dies out forever.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #104 – "The Mona Lisa Smile"

Thursday, February 22nd at 9 PM

The horrors of the war cast a long, unwelcome shadow over Inverness as Jack heads about the town with Sarah on her first day at work. The past haunts Olivia in a different way. Unable to stop wondering about the woman James admitted to loving in Europe, Olivia searches for any memento he may have kept of her. She soon makes the shocking discovery of who the person he loved really is.

Great Performances - Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine

Friday, February 23rd at 9 PM

Watch as Helen Mirren receives the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. The MFG awards were established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind-and to recognize its artists.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #104 – "The Mona Lisa Smile"

Saturday, February 24th at 7 PM

The horrors of the war cast a long, unwelcome shadow over Inverness as Jack heads about the town with Sarah on her first day at work. The past haunts Olivia in a different way. Unable to stop wondering about the woman James admitted to loving in Europe, Olivia searches for any memento he may have kept of her. She soon makes the shocking discovery of who the person he loved really is.

Victoria on Masterpiece - Comfort and Joy

Sunday, February 25th at 9 PM

It’s Christmastime at the palace and Albert is intent on recreating the holiday joy he remembers from his youth. Victoria gets more than one surprise visitor and finds herself threatened by a relative. Meanwhile, the festive spirit sparks romantic tension throughout the palace.

American Creed

Tuesday, February 27th at 9 PM

Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy cross party lines to ask what ideals we share. Stories of unlikely activists including baseball's Joe Maddon, author Junot Diaz and Marine Tegan Griffith show communities striving to come together across divides.

Nature - Snowbound: Animals of Winter

Wednesday, February 28th at 8 PM

The coldest and snowiest places on earth pose a challenge to anyone visiting such locations as the Arctic Circle or Antarctica, but what about the year-round animal population? How do they cope for many months with life in these frozen wonderlands where temperatures can plummet to as low as minus 50 degrees? Gordon Buchanan, a wildlife cameraman used to filming in frigid lands around the globe, explains how creatures like the wolf, Arctic fox, bison, reindeer, lynx, weasel, polar bear, penguin, Weddell seal, and woolly bear caterpillar adapt to their surroundings or employ clever tactics to survive. In the opening segment, Buchanan is seen calmly stroking the thick coat of a wolf in Norway’s Polar Park where wolves have grown up with humans around so they are used to people. He shows how the wolf’s fine hairs provide much needed insulation, while its longer, outer hairs repel snow and water.