HIGHLIGHTS ON PBS SOCAL FOR WEEK OF APRIL 29 - MAY 5
Sunday, April 29, 9 p.m. - "Masterpiece Classic: Birdsong" - PREMIERE
In part two of "Birdsong," Stephen and his men go over the top in one of the bloodiest battles ever recorded, the Battle of the Somme.
Sunday, April 29, 10:30 p.m. - "Independent Lens: Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison" - PREMIERE
This special reviews the rich history of human sustenance, exploitation, conservation and spiritual relations with the ultimate icon of wild America: bison.
Tuesday, May 1, 8 p.m. – “American Experience: Jesse Owens” – PREMIERE
This episode of “American Experience” traces the story of Jesse Owens’ remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism during the 1936 Olympics.
Tuesday, May 1, 9 p.m. – “Frontline: Money, Power and Wall Street – Part II” – PREMIERE
The final part of this hit series examines the story of the big banks - how they developed, how they crashed and whether they still present dangers.
Wednesday, May 2, 10 p.m. – “America Revealed: Made in the U.S.A.” – PREMIERE
Host Yul Kwon examines the American manufacturing machine with this final episode and introducers viewers to the men and women who are changing the system.
Friday, May 4, 10 p.m. – “Art in the Twenty-First Century: Balance” – PREMIERE
This episode views the works and techniques of artists Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold and Sarah Sze.
PBS SOCAL CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO WITH THREE SPECIALS:
- Saturday, May 5, noon – “The Storm that Swept Mexico”
This film tells the epic story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. Fueled by the Mexican people’s growing dissatisfaction with an elitist ruling regime, the revolution was led by two of the most intriguing and mythic figures in 20th-century history — Emiliano Zapata and Francisco “Pancho” Villa.
- Saturday, May 5, 3 p.m. – “Mexico: The Royal Tour”
“Mexico: The Royal Tour” showcases Mexico through the eyes of its leader Mexican President Felipe Calderón. Produced and hosted by Peter Greenberg.
- Saturday, May 5, 9 p.m. – “Quest for the Lost Maya”
This episode explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico.
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