HIGHLIGHTS ON PBS SOCAL FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5-11
Sunday, February 5, 9:00 p.m. – “Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 2: Episode Five” – PREMIERE
As the war nears its end, Downton's aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. Mary and Sir Richard go estate hunting. A mysterious wounded officer makes a shocking revelation.
Sunday, February 5, 11:00 p.m. – “Independent Lens: Daisy Bates First Lady of Little Rock” - PREMIERE
This program tells the story of Daisy Bates’ life and public support of nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. (BHM)
Monday, February 6, 8:00 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow: Eugene, Oregon” - PREMIERE
In this episode, “Antiques Roadshow” concludes its three-part tour of Eugene, OR. Highlights include a circa 1861 Civil War cavalry guidon that may have been used in the Battle of Shiloh and the “guardian of Venice,” a 1960 jeweled gold moretto valued at $40,000 to $60,000.
Monday, February 6, 10:00 p.m. – “Underground Railroad: The William Still Story” – PREMIERE
This documentary tells the story of William Still, a free black man who accepted delivery of “human cargo” on the Underground Railroad. (BHM)
Tuesday, February 7, 8:00 p.m. – “American Experience: Freedom Riders”
This episode follows the story of a courageous band of young civil-rights activists who journeyed through the Deep South in 1961. (BHM)
Wednesday, February 8, 8:00 p.m. – “Nature: Raccoon Nation” – PREMIERE
This episode closely follows a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city.
Wednesday, February 8, 10:00 p.m. – “Inside Nature’s Giants: Big Cats” – PREMIERE
In this episode, experts dissect a lion and a tiger and make remarkable discovers about the two.
Friday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. – “SoCaL Insider with Rick Reiff” – PREMIERE
In an all-new episode, “SoCaL Insider” takes an in-depth look at the challenges confronting California universities. Rick Reiff’s special guest is noted higher education expert F. King Alexander, president of Cal State Long Beach, who responds to the firestorm over executive pay raises among other issues. Previously named “Inside OC,” the show recently was honored with a Golden Mike Award® as "Best News Public Affairs Program" in Division B for its 2011 broadcast contributions by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California.
Friday, February 10, 9:00 p.m. – “Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook: "Lost and Found” – PREMIERE
“Lost and Found” reveals Feinstein’s discovery of an undocumented, unknown song by one of the giants of American popular music and follows his quest to verify its authenticity.
Saturday, February 11, 9:00 p.m. – “Egypt’s Golden Empire”
This three-part special tells the story of the Egyptian empire from its beginning in 1560 BC to its collapse in 1080 BC. Interviews with scholars and dramatic re-creations bring the story to life.
(BHM) – Black History Month tribute programming
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