HIGHLIGHTS ON PBS SOCAL FOR WEEK OF MAY 13 - 19
SALUTE TO MOTHER’S DAY
- Sunday, May 13, May 20, 1-6 p.m. – “Downton Abbey: Season Two”
PBS SoCaL celebrates Mother’s Day with a special back-to-back marathon of its smash hit series “Downton Abbey.” Episodes one through four will air Sunday, May 13 and episodes five through seven will air Sunday, May 20.
Sunday, May 13, 9 p.m. – “Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskervilles” – PREMIERE
In this episode, Sherlock and Watson pursue information about research on genetically engineered animals for military use.
Sunday, May 13, 10:30 p.m. – “Independent Lens: Summer Pasture” – PREMIERE
This episode provides a rare view of an insular community seldom seen by outsiders: nomads living in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet.
ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS!
- Monday, May 14, 9 a.m. – “Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A to Z” – PREMIERE
In this special episode, students practice the letters of the alphabet while learning about the diversity of dinosaurs that once lived on Earth.
Monday, May 14, 9 p.m. – “American Masters: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night” – PREMIERE
This special explores the career, complexities and contradictions of the biggest late night talk show host television has ever produced.
Wednesday, May 16, 8 p.m. – “Nature: Cracking the Koala Code” – PREMIERE
This episode of “Nature” follows individual koalas from an Australian island to learn just how they manage to survive and thrive on a diet poisonous to almost all other herbivorous mammals.
Wednesday, May 16, 10 p.m. – “Bones of Turkana” – PREMIERE
“Bones of Turkana” follows Richard Leakey, his family and colleagues as they work to unravel the mysteries of human evolution.
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.