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10 That Changed America - Monuments

Tuesday, July 17th at 8 PM

Explore the stories behind ten American monuments and the historical moments that inspired them. Visit little-known locations like the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial, a sculptural masterpiece dedicated to one of the first African-American units to serve in the Civil War, and learn the surprising stories behind American icons like the Statue of Liberty, which was devised as a propaganda piece by French republican politicians. It’s an episode full of epic battles fought over how to remember our past: from Maya Lin’s controversial design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the ongoing controversies over Confederate monuments across the South. The episode also uncovers pivotal moments in the evolution of American monuments when daring artists found new ways to honor our history.

Austin City Limits - Jason Bell and the 400 Unit / Amanda Shires

Saturday, July 14th at 9 PM

Savor the best in Americana with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Amanda Shires. Isbell and his band showcase their acclaimed roots rock from The Nashville Sound. Singer/songwriter/violinist Shires unveils her distinctive take on country music from My Piece of Land.

No Passport Required - New Orleans

Tuesday, July 17th at 9 PM

Chef Marcus Samuelsson discovers how Vietnamese cuisine and culture have influenced the city in delicious ways. From pho to banh mi, he learns how young chefs are taking culinary traditions and translating them for a new, multicultural generation.

Earths Natural Wonders - Surviving with Animals

Wednesday, July 18th at 8 PM

Learn why wildlife holds the key to survival for the people who live in some of the world's most extraordinary natural wonders, such as northern Australia, northern Siberia and Vanuatu. But animals can be foes as well as friends.

Himalaya: Kingdoms of the Sky

Wednesday, July 18th at 9 PM

Witness the extraordinary wildlife and remarkable people of Earth's highest mountain range, where Tibetan monks perform ancient rituals, snow leopards prowl the mountainsides and bizarre snub-nosed monkeys survive in frozen forests.

800 Words - Episode 101

Thursday, July 19th at 8 PM

Erik Thomson plays George, a man who once skated through life but is now stumbling. When his wife dies, he makes a rash decision to move his kids away from Sydney to the town of Weld, New Zealand where Turner spent his youth.

North Coast Perspectives #307 - Seeding the Future

Friday, July 20th at 7:30 PM

Northern California cannabis growers John Casali of Southern Humboldt and Chia Flowers from Mendocino discuss how legalization and other issues have impacted the industry, and what can be done to help farmers withstand what’s coming in the future. This once burgeoning industry faces new challenges and requires fresh insight. Casali and Flowers help their fellow farmers organize for the future.

Breaking Big -- Christian Siriano

Friday, July 20th at 8:30 PM

Christian Siriano parlayed a lifetime of confidence and a singular vision into a “Project Runway” victory and a women’s fashion empire. How did this sartorial savant traverse rejection from the Fashion Institute of Technology and go on to create one of the most socially conscious and successful fashion lines in the industry?

Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert

Friday, July 20th at 10 PM

It was over 50 years ago, in 1965, when Arlo Guthrie took out the trash following a Thanksgiving dinner that "couldn't be beat". It started a chain of events including Arlo's arrest for littering, court appearance, and rejection from military service depicted in his hilarious and iconic song, Alice's Restaurant. The song (an 18 minute musical monologue) went platinum, spawned a full length motion picture, and became an American tradition ubiquitously played on hundreds of radio stations at Thanksgiving. In ALICE'S RESTAURANT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, Arlo deftly performs the song for the first time in over a decade and receives a standing ovation from his delighted fans. He also plays other material from the early part of his career, his hits and two new arrangements of previously unreleased lyrics by his father, the legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie. It's a heartfelt evening that examines Arlo's life through his music, which is interlaced with remarkable and often humorous stories.

Tunnel: Vengenance (Season 3 Episode 3)

Saturday, July 21st at 8 PM (Encore Presentation)

Another message from the Pied Piper leads Karl and Elise to a horrifying discovery. As the net closes in, one of the cornered perpetrators lashes out. Could this be the end of the line for one of the team?

800 Words - Episode 101

Sunday, July 22nd at 7 PM

In the Australian comedy-drama 800 WORDS, recently widowed Sydney newspaper columnist George Turner (Erik Thomson) sets out to make a fresh start with his teenage children by moving to the tiny New Zealand town where he vacationed as a child.

Tunnel: Vengenance (Season 3 Episode 4)

Sunday, July 22nd at 10:30 PM

When Karl and Elise reach a dead end in the case, they both resort to unconventional means in pursuit of the truth. With the body count rising, the stakes could not be higher but will their gambles pay off?

Ted Williams: American Masters

Monday, July 23rd at 9 PM

During his remarkable career with the Boston Red Sox, Ted Williams earned many nicknames – The Kid, The Splendid Splinter and Teddy Ballgame, but the only nickname that he wanted was “the greatest hitter who ever lived.” In that pursuit, he combined his preternatural gifts with a fierce work ethic to become widely regarded as one of the greatest ever to play the game of baseball and in the process elevated the science of hitting in ways still emulated today.

10 That Changed America - Modern Marvels

Tuesday, July 24th at 8 PM

Celebrate those who have scoffed at the laws of nature and defied the naysayers — and sometimes even gravity — by undertaking these fantastic feats of engineering. Each story includes a fun physics lesson and a tale of human folly, beginning at the Erie Canal, a 363-mile long man-made waterway that was built in the 19th century by thousands of laborers using primitive hand tools. Learn how professional engineers connected our growing nation by building magnificent bridges, intricate rail networks, and a continent-wide system of freeways. Discover the extreme measures that engineers have taken to deliver water from distant rivers to our kitchen sinks. It’s easy to take these modern marvels for granted with today’s easy access to roads, bridges, and drinking water. But behind many of our daily conveniences was a clever engineer — and a remarkable story.

No Passport Required - Chicago

Tuesday, July 24th at 9 PM

Chef Marcus Samuelsson visits the city's longstanding Mexican community - the second-largest in the U.S. - to learn about its heritage and cuisine. He tastes tacos de cecina and grilled nopales, and learns the secrets of mole sauce from a master.

Earths Natural Wondeers - Surviving Against the Odds

Wednesday, July 25th at 8 PM

See how people in some of the natural wonders, including Brazil, Ethiopia, Laos, the Faroes and Switzerland, must push themselves to the limit in order to survive. Survival demands skill, ingenuity and bravery.

Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky

Wednesday, July 25th at 9 PM

Experience the astonishing natural life found in the world's longest mountain range, where pumas hunt guanaco, shape-shifting frogs hide in remote cloud forests and descendants of the Inca build bridges of grass.

800 Words - Episode 102

Thursday, July 26th at 8 PM

In the Australian comedy-drama 800 WORDS, recently widowed Sydney newspaper columnist George Turner (Erik Thomson) sets out to make a fresh start with his teenage children by moving to the tiny New Zealand town where he vacationed as a child. Tonight, George rapidly becomes the most unpopular new Aussie in town after calling Weld a 'dead end town' in his column. Shay and Arlo also feel the fallout from their father's faux pas at their new school.

Breaking Big -- Roxane Gay

Friday, July 27th at 8:30 PM

As a quiet child of Haitian immigrants, Roxane Gay transcended all expectations and became a leading voice in modern feminist movement, with her essay collection "Bad Feminist." But how did she transform a painful childhood into a powerful battle cry and a successful career that would end up helping women around the world?

Fats Domino - Walkin' Back to New Orleans

Friday, July 27th at 10 PM

The city of New Orleans changed forever on August 29, 2005, when its levees failed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. One of the areas hit hardest by the storm was the Lower Ninth Ward, a neighborhood rich in culture and tradition. In the aftermath of Katrina, rumors spread throughout New Orleans and the world that legendary piano man Antoine "Fats" Domino, a lifelong resident of the Ninth Ward, and his wife of 50 years, perished in the storm. A city in mourning was awash in even more grief. Narrated by actor John Goodman, FATS DOMINO - WALKIN' BACK TO NEW ORLEANS recounts the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's harrowing rescue following Hurricane Katrina and his triumphant, and possibly final, return to the stage for a benefit concert almost two years after the storm. Domino's concert, captured in high-definition, proved no small feat for the shy performer who has never been comfortable in the spotlight.

Tunnel: Vengenance (Season 3 Episode 4)

Saturday, July 28th at 8 PM (Encore Presentation)

When Karl and Elise reach a dead end in the case, they both resort to unconventional means in pursuit of the truth. With the body count rising, the stakes could not be higher but will their gambles pay off?

800 Words - Episode 102

Sunday, July 29th at 7 PM

In the Australian comedy-drama 800 WORDS, recently widowed Sydney newspaper columnist George Turner (Erik Thomson) sets out to make a fresh start with his teenage children by moving to the tiny New Zealand town where he vacationed as a child. Tonight, George rapidly becomes the most unpopular new Aussie in town after calling Weld a 'dead end town' in his column. Shay and Arlo also feel the fallout from their father's faux pas at their new school.

Endeavour Season 5 on Masterpiece - "Requiem"

Sunday July 29th at 9 PM

After the mysterious disappearance of a teacher, Endeavour finds himself undercover, investigating the dark world of a public school. When a body is unexpectedly discovered, Endeavour has to question who he can trust – and uncover the truth about the crimes before more people are hurt. Thursday is determined to solve the ongoing unsolved murders linked to Eddie Nero, and charges Fancy with tracking down the elusive Cromwell Ames. Meanwhile, Thursday’s life is turned upside down by the return of his brother, and Endeavour looks towards the future with the possibility of a new relationship.

No Passport Required - Queens, New York

Tuesday, July 31st at 9 PM

Chef Marcus Samuelsson goes inside the Indo-Guyanese community to explore its roots and cuisine. Marcus eats Trinidadian roti, visits a cross-cultural bush cook, plays cricket and learns how to make a traditional Guyanese chicken curry.

Outback - The Kimberley Comes Alive

Wednesday, August 1st at 8 PM

The Kimberley region in North West Australia boasts some of the most spectacular wilderness, and tough characters, in existence. We meet the humans and the creatures, who – as the wet season comes to an end – begin their adventures across this diverse and surprising landscape. From the tiny orphaned joeys to the majestic osprey, survival takes guts (and sometimes even the huge heart of human carers). It’s a land where humans and animals live in dangerous, and exquisite, proximity.

Wonders of Mexico - Forests of the Maya

Wednesday, August 1st at 9 PM

In Mexico’s far south lies an unusual peninsula: the Yucatan. Swathed in a forest covering 50,000 square miles, this land was once ruled by the mighty Maya civilization. This immense peninsula is actually a giant slab of porous limestone, meaning water is quickly sucked underground. This poses a serious challenge for those living here; for six months of the year virtually no rain falls. But the Yucatan is a place full of secrets, which hold the key to survival in these difficult times. At the peak of the dry season, a young morelet crocodile searches for prey in one of only a few groundwater pools. Thirst even lures the most elusive forest creature, the jaguar. Above, in the canopy, a mother spider monkey is searching for food; fortunately she knows just the place: the spectacular Maya temple of Calakmul. Once home to over 50,000 people, its ruins and ancient cultivated gardens left a lasting legacy in this forest.

800 Words - Episode 103

Thursday, August 2nd at 8 PM

Questions are raised over Laura Turner's death, and the Weld rumor mill goes into overdrive. George goes on an epic manhunt through the local populous to learn the source of the scandalous gossip.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #111 - "True to Your Heart"

Thursday, August 2nd at 9 PM

Newly discharged from the hospital, Elizabeth is unimpressed by the way Regina is behaving towards George and asks her to leave. With tension in the house and James' secret, growing feelings for Harry, Olivia and James agree that the best chance for their family rests in the city.

Outback - The Dry Season

Wednesday, August 8th at 8 PM

It might be the dry season but there’s no rest in the outback: There are turtle eggs to be laid, saltwater crocodiles to dodge and young birds on maiden flights. Cattle must be mustered from the far corners of vast cattle properties and, when that is done, rodeos slam into action. More quietly, archaeologists are led through remote wilderness by traditional owners, revealing breathtaking galleries of ancient rock art. Out at sea, elite athletes dive the ocean depths in the name of the world’s most spectacular pearl, risking dangerous encounters with curious giants. Meanwhile, mother to marsupials Mandy Watson sets her babies free.

Wonders of Mexico - Mountain World

Wednesday, August 8th at 9 PM

Mexico is a vast country, dominated by the Sierra Madre, or "Mother Mountains." Journey down this rocky spine and you’ll discover an amazing diversity of life and culture. In the far north, a secret mountain world offers a vital outpost for Mexico’s black bears. Here, oak trees provide the bears with a feast of acorns, but the limestone hills mean there is little groundwater available. We join a mother bear and her three cubs who overcome this problem thanks to a unique relationship with their ranching neighbors. The grandest mountain vistas of all are found in the northwest. The Copper Canyon covers 25,000 square miles and is home to the Rarámuri. To navigate the difficult terrain they’ve become remarkable long distance runners.

800 Words - Episode 104

Thursday, August 9th at 8 PM

As he comes to terms with his status as the new ladies' man of Weld, George is dragged into a celebration (or not) of Weld's X-rated history.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #112 - "New Beginning"

Thursday, August 9th at 9 PM

George is delighted when Sarah agrees to marry him. But when Elizabeth discovers her threat to disinherit George has backfired, she resolves to take a different approach. Meanwhile, Anna encounters complications with her pregnancy. Before James and Olivia leave Ash Park, he goes to visit Harry to say goodbye.

Outback - Return of the West

Wednesday, August 15th at 8 PM

Inland Kimberley is now so stiflingly hot, everything and everyone moves with caution – with the exception of gold diggers Honest John and Steve. The region's remaining waterholes are packed with animals, forced dangerously close. Windjana Gorge is a prime example: a pristine oasis where brave humans wade into croc-infested water all in the name of science. The coast is also a place to congregate. Thousands of shorebirds arrive from the world’s longest single migration, only to be blasted with nets by crafty bird lovers. The humidity builds and finally, the skies explode with thunder and rain. Nyul Nyul ranger Albert Wiggan sings a welcome to the life it brings and arrival of a new season in his ancient land.

Wonders of Mexico - Burning North

Wednesday, August 15th at 9 PM

Northern Mexico is the country’s driest region, dominated by two great deserts: the Sonoran and Chihuahuan. And as you travel west, the conditions just get hotter, drier and more challenging. In this episode, we’ll unravel the forces that have created this arid world, and discover that for the animals who live here, overcoming these conditions can bring rich rewards. In Central Northern Mexico are vast prairies, home to black tailed prairie dogs. These sociable rodents live in large colonies which attract a lot of predators. Their burrows offer sanctuary from coyotes and birds of prey but not from bullsnakes. So the adults bravely attack these reptiles to protect their pups. Mexico’s prairies are the birthplace of an iconic way of life. In the 16th century, the Spanish brought cattle and horses here, training locals to manage their herds. The vaquero, or cowboy, was born.

800 Words - Episode 105

Thursday, August 16th at 8 PM

The family's attempts to mark Laura's birthday are disrupted by the discovery that their new home is on the verge of collapsing, forcing them to move temporarily into the local motel.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #113 - "Secret Love"

Thursday, August 16th at 9 PM

James sees a psychiatrist who agrees to treat his sexuality but James and Olivia's hopes of a brighter future are challenged when George arrives and confronts his son. Anna is relieved when Gino believes that she miscarried and together they grieve and pray for their lost child. They decide to spend the night together at the cottage before telling their families of their intention to marry. Elizabeth is worried that Regina is getting closer to discovering the skeletons of Sarah's past in Europe. Carolyn travels to Inverness and meets with Jack, who is stunned to learn he is Anna's father. But a bigger shock is in store for those at Ash Park when a dead body is found in the river.

800 Words - Episode 107

Thursday, August 30th at 8 PM

George struggles to deal with Shay in the wake of all the trouble, feeling Laura's absence more than ever. Under stress, he also has trouble writing his column.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #201 - "No Secrets, Ever"

Thursday, August 30th at 9 PM

A seemingly typical morning at Ash Park is revealed to be something else entirely. Jack is furious at Carolyn for having kept secret the fact they have a daughter. She refuses to reveal the child's name, wanting to protect the current status quo. Increasingly upset and angry, Jack announces he's going to find out the identity of their daughter, no matter what.