HIGHLIGHTS ON PBS SOCAL FOR WEEK OF APRIL 22 - 28
Sunday, April 22, 4 p.m., 5 p.m. – “Energy Quest USA: Earth the Operator’s Manual” – PREMIERE
Earth Day finds this back-to-back series sharing inspiring stories from citizens who have made energy choices based on economics and the environment.
Sunday, April 22, 8 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” – PREMIERE
Episode information TBA.
Sunday, April 22, 9 p.m. – “Masterpiece Classic: Birdsong” – PREMIERE
This two-part adaptation of Sebastian Faulk’s best-selling novel follows the story of lovers torn apart by World War I. In part one, Englishman Stephen Wraysford goes to France to study textile manufacturing and falls in love with a factory owner’s bewitching wife, Isabelle.
Monday, April 23, 8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow: Atlanta, GA” – PREMIERE
“Antiques Roadshow” continues its journey in Atlanta, Ga. Highlights include a circa 1939 copy of Gone With The Wind, signed by the author and the cast of the film; an 1875 Persian turquoise and diamond Victorian bracelet; and a circa 1930 painting by legendary Philadelphia impressionist Mary Elizabeth Price.
Tuesday, April 24, 8 p.m. – “American Experience: The Crash of 1929” – PREMIERE
This program examines the economic boom before the crash, whether the crash was predictable and if it precipitated the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Tuesday, April 24, 9 p.m. – “Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street” – PREMIERE
This two-part series examines the inside story of Wall Street’s and Washington D.C.’s struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy. Part one looks into how two U.S. administrations have confronted the economic crisis.
Wednesday, April 25, 9 p.m. – “NOVA: Secrets of the Sun” – PREMIERE
“Secrets of the Sun” presents a greater understanding of our nearest star — one that might help keep our planet from going dark.
Wednesday, April 25, 10 p.m. – “American Revealed: Energy” – PREMIERE
This special hosted by Yul Kwon reveals the intricacies, vulnerabilities and remarkable ingenuity required to keep up America's modern electric power grid up and running.
Friday, April 27, 10 p.m. – “Art in the Twenty-First Century: History” – PREMIERE
“History” views the works and techniques of artists Gleen Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovi.
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