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Attention PBS North Coast Members!Everyone raves about the food of New Orleans, so get ready for good eatin’ because Chef Kevin Belton is bringing the Big Easy to Eureka. The star of New Orleans Cooking is hosting a fund raising dinner for PBS North at the Carson Mansion on Monday, October 2nd. The four course dinner will feature Southern regional favorites like Shrimp Remoulade and Jambalaya. Tickets for this event are $150 per person and are available to PBS North Coast members. Call 445 0813 during regular business hours for your tickets today. As Kevin says, “It’s all about good.”
Sunday, September 24th at 8 PM repeating immediately at 9:32 PM
On the eve of the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases throughout the south, suffering devastating losses but casting grave doubt on Johnson’s promise that there is “light at the end of the tunnel.” The president decides not to run again and the country is staggered by assassinations and unrest.
Monday, September 25th at 8 PM immediately repeating at 10 PM
Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage.
Tuesday, September 26th at 8 PM immediately repeating at 10 PM
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war, while an incursion into Cambodia reignites antiwar protests with tragic consequences.
Wednesday, September 27th at 8 PM immediately repeating at 10 PM
South Vietnamese forces fighting on their own suffer a terrible defeat in Laos. After being re-elected in a landslide, Nixon strikes a peace deal with Hanoi that allows American prisoners of war finally to come home to a bitterly divided country.
Thursday, September 28th at 8 PM repeated immediately at 10 PM
While the Watergate scandal rivets Americans’ attention and forces President Nixon to resign, the Vietnamese continue to savage one another in a brutal civil war. When hundreds of thousands of North Vietnamese troops pour into the south, Saigon descends rapidly into chaos and collapses. For the next 40 years, Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for healing and reconciliation.
Friday, September 29th at 8:30 PM
Join Emmy Award-winning journalist Carlos Watson for this seven-part multi-platform series. Each week, expert and celebrity guests engage with Watson to debate a timely, provocative topic, incorporating audience input and exclusive national polls.
Friday, September 29th at 10 PM
NEIGHBORS explores connections between Mexico and the United States through craft. PBS premiere September 29, 2017 (check local listings). Featuring ceramic artist Gerardo Monterrubio; ceramic artists Carlomagno Pedro Martínez and Magdalena Pedro Martínez; glass artist Jaime Guerrero; silver designers William Spratling, Miguel Angel Ortiz Miranda, Carmen Tapia, Cristina Romo, and Eduardo Herrera; muralist Judy Baca and Social and Public Art Resource Center.
Saturday, September 30th at 9 PM
An artist whose work has had a profound effect on music and culture, Paul Simon is one of the most popular and respected songwriters in music history. Simon makes his Austin City Limits debut performing songs from his classic catalog and from his 13th solo album Stranger to Stranger, released on Concord Records in 2016. Stranger to Stranger is full of thrilling textures that feel fresh and modern, while still offering subtle and artful allusions to our shared musical past. “It’s about making music that sounds old and new at the same time – music with a sense of mystery,” Simon explains of his new album, his first new studio recording since 2011’s widely acclaimed So Beautiful or So What. “Sound is the theme of this album as much as it’s about the subjects of the individual songs. The right song at the right time can live for generations. A beautiful sound – well, that’s forever.”
Sunday, October 1st at 9 PM
George has everything going for him: Elizabeth, an heir, the Poldark lands, his own church. Meanwhile, Demelza’s brothers, Sam and Drake, take up preaching. And after Caroline and Dwight elope, Dwight vanishes.
Monday, October 2nd at 10 PM
When doctors told Michael and Maria McQuay that their son with autism would never be self-sufficient, the pair responded by seeking out a series of therapies and programs for him. After discovering there was a dearth of suitable public services, they formed their own swim team for children with developmental disabilities. "So many people don't give our kids a chance to do anything," says Maria.
Tuesday, October 3rd at 8 PM
Guests: Larry David and Bernie Sanders. Two guests linked by one hilarious impersonation trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Europe.
Tuesday, October 3rd at 10 PM
After a long and brutal war, Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided in two at Geneva. Communists in the north aim to reunify the country, while America supports Ngo Dinh Diem’s untested regime in the south.
Wednesday, October 4th at 8 PM
Kiti, a gentle elephant in Botswana, was in her 661st day of pregnancy, a normal gestation period, when she finally gave birth to a baby girl. For nearly two weeks, the staff of Abu Camp, a halfway house for orphaned and former zoo and circus elephants, had been passing the time by coming up with a list of possible names for Kiti’s offspring. Perhaps because the calf was born at night, they called her Naledi, which means star in the local language. Naledi was an instant hit with the Abu Camp caretakers including elephant manager Wellington (“Wellie”) Jana who compared her arrival to getting a new daughter in the family. Wildlife biologist and Botswana native Dr. Mike Chase, who is also tasked with looking after Naledi’s herd, hopes she will have the option to be reunited with her extended family.
Wednesday, October 4th 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.
Thursday, October 5th at 8 PM (Repeated Sunday at 7 PM)
Word is getting out in the village about the doctor's 'little problem' with blood. When Peter Cronk is hurt concern about him brings Martin and Louisa closer together.
Friday, October 6th at 9 PM
“Like most Americans, Cuba seems like a dream, a land of rhythm and rum, of Ricky Ricardo and revolutionaries, baseball greats, gangsters, casinos, classic cars, and big cigars…But for me, it’s the home I’ve never known, the place that my parents were formed, who in turn formed me. The roots of my musical soul have been reaching for Cuban soil my entire life. And now… the reality is beyond my wildest dream.” So remarks Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter of The Mavericks and bandleader Raul Malo near the start of this pioneering music documentary, one of the first U.S. productions since travel restrictions have opened up in Cuba. Born Raúl Francisco Martínez-Malo, Jr. to Cuban parents in Miami, the versatile roots-rock music singer embarks on a musical and historical odyssey through the present-day Cuban capital in Havana Time Machine, a US/Cuba collaborative musical showcase premiering as a special co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Publi
Saturday, October 7th at 9 PM
UK superstar Ed Sheeran returns to Austin City Limits for his second taping, supporting his chart-topping new album ÷. Sheeran – an eleven-time Grammy nominee and multiple Grammy winner – has quickly established himself as one of music’s biggest acts with over 22 million albums sold and 4.7 billion Spotify streams. His latest release ÷ (pronounced “divide”) debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and finds the 26-year-old sensation in his finest form yet. Drawing inspiration from a wide array of experiences and subjects, Sheeran takes a hugely personal journey by reflecting on past relationships, family memories, his musical career and his time off traveling the world in 2016. Musically, ÷ is a varied collection of beautifully orchestrated and emotive ballads, impassioned raps laid over hip hop beats, timeless acoustic guitar masterpieces, and innovative, idiosyncratic pop music.
Sunday, October 8th at 9 PM
Ross goes to revolutionary France to search for information about Dwight. George dispenses rough justice in his new role as magistrate. Drake falls into forbidden love.
Sunday, October 8th at 10 PM
World War II is over and Paul Sabine is restoring Paris as the fashion capital of the world. His dresses are a sensation, and only his shady past and an inconvenient corpse block his way to success. Dressing up was never so dazzling—or dangerous. The Collection is a story about the price of success, set during a pivotal moment in France’s history. In episode one, of this seven part series, Paul Sabine aims for the top in couture, counting on his troubled brother Claude’s brilliant dress designs. American photographer Billy pursues Nina, the mysterious seamstress.
Monday, October 9th at 8 PM
Antiques Roadshow is revving up in Motor City as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Noel Barrett head to the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to explore model cars made by Hudson Car Company.
Tuesday, October 10th at 8 PM
Guests: Carly Simon, Christopher Walken, and more. In this episode, three guests each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them. Along the way, two of them also discover that their close relatives were on the wrong side of history.
Wednesday, October 11th at 8 PM
Most people assume they need to head to more remote areas, like state and national parks, to see a Red fox, but according to several experts, many individuals need to look no further than their own neighborhoods. These adaptable and intelligent canids can make their home along the cliffs of Newfoundland and the Arctic tundra. Over the last century, they have also been slowly populating urban centers. According to Wildlife Specialist Dr. David Drake of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, “There’s not a lot of urban Red fox research going on in North America…But I would be very, very surprised if there are not Red fox in most, if not, all North American cities.”
Wednesday, October 11th at 10 PM
See how Scott Pruitt went from fighting the EPA to running the agency and rolling back years of policy. An investigation into the conservative political forces and causes, like climate change skepticism, that propelled Pruitt’s takeover of the EPA.
Thursday, October 12th at 10 PM
The six-part WORLD DANCESPORT GRANDSLAM SERIES attracts the world’s best dancers to compete for the most prestigious titles and the most prize money in the world of dance. This six episode series will cover both the Latin and Standard competitions of the last two regular legs of the series – held in Stuttgart, Germany, and Moscow, Russia respectively – plus the GrandSlam Finals in Shanghai in December. The first four episodes will focus on the decisive semi-finals and finals in both Latin and Standard with an up-close-and-personal look at the contestants. The GrandSlam competition uses a revolutionary judging system where the judges no longer compare one couple with the others on the dance floor. Rather, they focus on each couple individually and award points on an absolute scale for the quality of dancing. Combining athleticism and artistry, the 12 best dance couples perform Latin and Standard styles of dance, from the samba, cha cha cha, rumba and paso doble.
Friday, October 13th at 9 PM
Salute Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Velvet Underground and more, with Dionne Warwick, Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman, Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson and Vernon Reid.
Saturday, October 14th at 9 PM
The Pretenders’ electrifying soundmakes these legends a force of rock innovation. With a landmark new record and their catalog of undeniable classics, The Pretenders make their long-awaited Austin City Limits debut. Led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Chrissie Hynde and armed with original drummer Martin Chambers, The Pretenders come to ACL in support of latest album Alone. Recorded with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach at his Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, the album was initially conceived as the followup to Hynde’s acclaimed 2014 solo debut Stockholm. As its songs and sonics took shape, the collection soon revealed itself as the first all-new Pretenders LP since 2008’s Break Up The Concrete. Alone bears all the trademarks of the Pretenders’ legendary canon – raw and rollicking riffs, poignant balladry, taut hooks and indelible melodies, all in service of Hynde’s heartworn, ever-unsentimental songcraft.
Sunday, October 15th at 9 PM
A failed harvest incites food riots, which George handles harshly. Demelza and Ross get a family addition. Morwenna gets an unwelcome suitor. A clever plan to import grain foils George.
Monday, October 16th at 8 PM
In Baton Rouge, Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Leigh Keno at Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche chairs. Highlights include a French Art Deco diamond and platinum ring, ca. 1930, purchased at auction for $30 as cubic zirconia and now valued at $25,000 to $35,000; a copy of the book The History of Magic, with an inscription from the owner’s old college roommate — Jim Morrison of The Doors; and four Rembrandt and James McNeill Whistler etchings that were collected by the guest’s father from around 1940 to 1960 and are appraised for $100,000.
Tuesday, October 17th at 8 PM
Guests: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy. Three mainstays of modern-day Hollywood discover family legacies that predate the United States itself.
Wednesday, October 18th at 8 PM
What happens when people are reunited with the wild animals with which they forged a deep bond years ago? Will these gorillas, elephants, cheetahs and chimpanzees still recognize their human caregivers and how will they react? That is the premise of this program which also raises the question whether wild creatures can really experience emotions like joy, devotion, and love. It’s a debate that many animal lovers are convinced is true and the scientific community is beginning to accept. Animal Reunions -- narrated by actor Richard Thomas -- contains interviews with scientists, authors, and caregivers including scenes of their journeys to reconnect with their former wild charges.
Wednesday, October 18th at 10 PM
Inside the brutal battle to defeat ISIS in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. Filmed across the entire nine-month campaign, the documentary features extraordinary combat footage of one Iraqi Special Forces unit that bore the brunt of the fighting.
Friday, October 20th at 9 PM
Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a Budapest parfumerie who don't realize they're romantic pen pals. Roundabout’s 2016 production stars Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel.
Saturday, October 21st at 9 PM
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band make their Austin City Limits debut in support of their new tour and album ‘WELCOME HOME’ (Southern Ground/Elektra), their fourth consecutive No. 1 Country album and their fifth consecutive top ten on the Billboard 200. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and In The Arena Productions, and recorded at Southern Ground Nashville Studio, Rolling Stone called the album “southern storytelling, rootsy instrumentation and the sonic swell of eight bandmates who, once again, are firing on the same cylinder.”
Sunday, October 22nd at 9 PM
Ross takes a desperate gamble to help another. Drake joins Ross’s mission after his heart is broken. George jockeys for a triumph in politics.
Tuesday, October 24th at 8 PM
Guests: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay and Janet Mock. Three guests who have helped to redefine Black America in the last decade find their identities challenged as they learn about their family origins.
Wednesday, October 25th at 8 PM
The elusive, playful, and adaptable otter has the distinction of having mastered both the aquatic and terrestrial worlds. They are equally adept at hunting underwater as they are foraging and chasing prey in a forest. But they are not easy to spot, despite the fact there are 13 different species on earth. Although they’ve been hunted for sport and fur and their numbers are down, not one species has become extinct. How otters are able to operate so successfully on both land and in water has fascinated wildlife filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James for years, so he decided to see what he could learn from studying several species around the world to discover their survival secrets. The program focuses on efforts to rehabilitate three orphaned river otters in Wisconsin, shows some ground breaking experiments using cool cameras and anatomical CGI, and captures other wild encounters.
Wednesday, October 25th at 10 PM
Amid claims he hacked the 2016 election, the inside story of Vladimir Putin’s conflict with the U.S. An investigation of Putin’s mounting grievances with the U.S. and his efforts to exact revenge leading up to the presidential election.
Friday, October 27th at 9 PM
Meet America's original "modern family." Nominated for five 2017 Tony® Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, this musical theater landmark offers a hilarious and poignant look at middle-class family dynamics revolving around the life of a gay man, his wife, his lover, his soon to be bar mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. Starring Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block, and Andrew Rannells.
Saturday, October 28th at 9 PM
Enjoy an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from two of today’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Norah Jones and Angel Olsen. Texas native Jones makes her fourth appearance on ACL in support of her LP Day Breaks. Indie breakout star Olsen sings tunes from her stellar album My Woman.
Sunday, October 29th at 9 PM
Frogs drive George to the breaking point, leading him to set a trap for Drake. A gift from Geoffrey Charles proves deadly. Dwight’s prison experience threatens his relationship with Caroline.
Tuesday, October 31st at 8 PM
Guests: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and more. In this episode, three guests explore the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears.