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Nature -- Moose: Life of a Twig Eater

Wednesday, January 18th at 8 PM

There is a growing problem in North America affecting moose, the largest species of the deer family. Whether they make their home in the Canadian Rockies or in Minnesota, moose populations are declining at a rapid rate. One reason is that many of the newborn calves are not surviving their first year. In order to find out why, one intrepid cameraman spends a year documenting the life of a moose calf and its mother to understand what it takes to survive. The program is a first-person account by cameraman and naturalist Hugo Kitching of his year spent in Jasper National Park in the Canadian province of Alberta, a wilderness area that covers over 4,000 square miles. Arriving in late spring, he sets out to find a mother moose with a newborn calf, a challenging task as expectant mothers head to remote areas of the rugged terrain to give birth. Success comes three weeks later when Kitching spots a female calf only a few days old with her mother.

Great Performances: Alicia Keys -- Landmarks Live in Concert

Friday, January 20th at 9 PM

Alicia Keys – Landmarks Live in Concert kicks off a new arts strand within the Great Performances series, beginning Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS North Coast. This will be followed the next week by Brad Paisley – Landmarks Live in Concert on Friday, January 27 at the same time. Eight episodes in all are planned for the first season. Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, serves as host for the series and conducts one-on-one interviews with the artists exploring their favorite locations around each Landmark. There will be additional lifestyle segments with special correspondents, MTV veteran Matt Pinfield and Instagram star Gabby Epstein.

Soundstage: Blues Summit in Chicago 1974 (Pledge)

Saturday, January 21st at 10 PM

Forty years ago, a group of Chicago-based blues artists gathered with some of their younger blues brethren from all over the country to pay tribute to the man most responsible for bringing blues from the Mississippi Delta upriver to Chicago: Muddy Waters. Appearing with Muddy that night were Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells and Pinetop Perkins, and, from the next generation, Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles, Johnny Winter and Dr. John and Nick Gravenites – all artists who have now become legends themselves.

Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert (Pledge)

Sunday, January 22nd at 7 PM

Forty years ago, a group of Chicago-based blues artists gathered with some of their younger blues brethren from all over the country to pay tribute to the man most responsible for bringing blues from the Mississippi Delta upriver to Chicago: Muddy Waters. Appearing with Muddy that night were Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells and Pinetop Perkins, and, from the next generation, Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles, Johnny Winter and Dr. John and Nick Gravenites – all artists who have now become legends themselves.

Mercy Street - Season 2 Premier

Sunday, January 22nd at 8 PM

The staff unites to save one of their own. A former slave turned activist arrives in town, causing a rift between Foster and Mary. The Greens are in disarray; Emma and Frank's romance ignites and Samuel plans for a reunion with Aurelia.

Secrets of the Six Wives

Sunday, January 22nd at 10 PM

Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Despite her skill and devotion as his queen, she fails to give Henry the son he needs and he falls for Anne Boleyn.

Frontline: Trump's Road To The White House

Tuesday, January 24th at 10 PM

When Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, he'll inherit a country deeply divided by politics, race, gender, culture and economics — divisions that helped fuel his rise to the White House. How did Trump win? What ignited the intense polarization in the country and in Washington? And what is the legacy of President Barack Obama, who rode to power on the promise of transforming politics and uniting America? FRONTLINE will present President Trump, Divided States of America and Trump’s Road to the White House. Totaling six hours, this unprecedented series of documentaries chronicles Trump’s rise, tells the inside story of his campaign, and explores the roots of the division and polarization in Washington that frustrated the Obama presidency and laid the groundwork for the election of a defiant outsider.

Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts

Wednesday, January 25th at 10 PM

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, premiering January 25, 2017, at 10pm, is an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This powerful documentary illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.

Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert (Pledge)

Saturday, January 28th at 10 PM

Forty years ago, a group of Chicago-based blues artists gathered with some of their younger blues brethren from all over the country to pay tribute to the man most responsible for bringing blues from the Mississippi Delta upriver to Chicago: Muddy Waters. Appearing with Muddy that night were Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells and Pinetop Perkins, and, from the next generation, Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles, Johnny Winter and Dr. John and Nick Gravenites – all artists who have now become legends themselves.

Victoria on Masterpiece - The Clockwork Prince

Sunday, January 29th at 9 PM

Albert pays a visit against the queen's wishes and meets royal disdain. Where could it possibly lead? Meanwhile, the mystery of Miss Skerrett's past deepens.

Frontline: Battle for Iraq

Tuesday, January 31st at 10 PM

On-the-ground reporting from Iraq reveals what's happening in areas where ISIS has been pushed out. With rare access, an investigation into powerful militias and growing sectarianism shaping Iraq. Also: a reporter's journey into the battle for Mosul.