HIGHLIGHTS ON PBS SOCAL FOR WEEK OF MARCH 25-31
Sunday, March 25, 8 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” – PREMIERE
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a new 10-part PBS series that explores race, culture and identity through genealogy and genetics. Featuring Kevin Bacon, Tyra Banks, Cory Booker, Angela Buchdal, Geoffrey Canada, Margaret Cho, Harry Connick Jr., Robert Downey Jr., Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, John Lewis, Branford Marsalis, Yasir Qadhi, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, Wanda Sykes, Ruth Simmons, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren.
Sunday, March 25, 9 p.m. – “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” – PREMIERE
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals and provides new understanding of personal identity and American history.
Monday, March 26, 8 p.m. – “Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, TX” – PREMIERE
“Antiques Roadshow” journeys to El Paso, Texas in this three-part special. Highlights include include a 19th-century Fiji split whale’s tooth necklace; Andy Warhol’s 1966 artist’s proof of a print of Jacqueline Kennedy; and a 1937 first edition copy of “The Hobbit,” with original dust jacket and author J.R.R. Tolkien’s signature, valued at $80,000 to $120,000.
Monday, March 26, 10 p.m. – “Fenway Park at 100” – PREMIERE
“Fenway Park at 100” celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox/Yankees game as a thread, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space; masses for WWI soldiers, a 1918 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, concerts by Bruce Springsteen and others.
Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m. – “A Hot Dog Program”
“A Hot Dog Program” is an all-American celebration of those fabulous and phenomenally popular little sausages in their soft little buns.
Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m. – “Nature: Fellowship of the Whales”
This episode follows the story of the first year in a humpback whale’s life as she learns lessons from her mother.
Wednesday, March 28, 9 p.m. – “NOVA: Bioethics” – PREMIERE
This program explores what it will mean when most of us can have the information in our DNA available for analysis.
Wednesday, March 28, 10 p.m. – “Quest for the Lost Maya” – PREMIERE
“Quest for the Lost Maya” explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico. The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the "preclassic era" of the Maya (800-700BC) as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s AD.
Friday, March 30, 9 p.m. – “Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony at 100” – PREMIERE
This special episode celebrates the San Francisco Symphony’s centennial with music director Michael Tilson Thomas and Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang performing works by Copland, Mendelssohn and Britten.
About PBS SoCaL
PBS SoCaL, formerly KOCE-TV, is Southern California’s PBS station dedicated to interactively educating, entertaining, and enlightening the greater Los Angeles area. With its three unique broadcast channels. PBS SoCaL HD, PBS OC, and WORLD TV, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature, and Masterpiece, as well as local productions Real Orange, SoCaL Insider With Rick Reiff, and Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown. Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.