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Tune in to PBS North Coast May 21 through the 24th and May 29 and the 30th for our Spring Fever Auction. Your chance to bid on great gift certificates and merchandise donated by the wonderful businesses and professionals here in Humboldt County. The fun begins at 6:30 each night. PBS North Coast/KEET-TV would like to thank our SPECTACULAR donors. (Donations of $1,000 or more) Upright Movement - Humboldt Coastal Nature Center (Friends of the Dunes) - Cartricharge Imaging - Korobi Stables - Redwoods and Rivers Rafting Co. - Arcata Exchange - Jimenez Stained Glass - Blue Ox Boutique - Holly Yashi - Old Town Art Gallery - Ferndale Arts Gallery - Kristine Chadwick – Amerigas and Antich Automotive And thanks to our MAJOR donors. (Donations of $600 or more) Pierson Building Center - Ash Beads - Arcata Core Pilates - Old Town Antique Lighting - Lighthouse Grill - CastleWare Baby - Six Rivers Optical - Miller Farms - Picky Picky Picky - Papa Murphy’s Take & Bake Pizza - Forbusco Lumber - Hotel

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National Memorial Day Concert

Sunday, May 27th at 8 PM (Repeats at 9:30 PM)

The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor the military service of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. One of PBS’ highest-rated programs, the multi-award-winning television event has become an American tradition, featuring a star-studded lineup performing in tribute to all Americans who have sacrificed for our country.

Independent Lens - Served Like a Girl

Monday, May 28th at 10 PM

Served Like a Girl provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran America” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope.

Joe Bonamassa -- British Blues Explosion Live

Friday, June 1st at 9 PM

Joe Bonamassa's love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, is pleased to announce a special homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him - Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. "If it wasn't for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history," says Bonamassa. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are some of the greatest guitarists of their time that influenced Joe Bonamassa's career. All three are Yardbirds alumni, and indeed actually all played together at one time in the same band. Jimmy Page went on to form Led Zeppelin, which became the ultimate electric Blues band and both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck became international superstars in their own right.

Sherlock Holmes Marathon - A Scandal in Belgravia - The Hounds of Baskerville - The Reichenbach Fall

Saturday, June 2nd at 8 PM

Join us tonight for a three episode Sherlock marathon. First, A SCANDAL IN BELGRAVIA - Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler, whose motto is "know when you are beaten." It seems she has incriminating photos of a session with a British royal. Can she outsmart Sherlock at his own game? And at a battle he is ill prepared to wage - love? Next, THE HOUNDS OF BASKERVILLE - Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments - top-secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up on the moors. Then, THE REICHENBACH FALL - In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty's diabolical plot to "get Sherlock," which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels. As the scheme unfolds, Moriarty poses the "final problem".

Leonard Cohen -- Tower of Song

Saturday, June 2nd at 11 PM

Filmed at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec on the first anniversary of his death, LEONARD COHEN – TOWER OF SONG celebrates the globally recognized icon, poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen. The special features performances by a star-studded lineup of international artists, and includes many of Cohen’s most celebrated songs, augmented by rare archival interviews and concert footage. A 24-piece orchestra, and special guests kd lang, Sting, Elvis Costello, Damien Rice and more pay tribute with moving renditions of “Dance Me to the End of Love,” “Hallelujah,” “Suzanne,” "Bird on a Wire" and “Democracy” to name a few.

Perry Como -- Till the End of Time

Saturday, June 3rd at 3 PM

For over fifty years, crooner Perry Como ranked as one of America's most successful and beloved entertainers. Starting as a big band singer in the late 1930s, a radio star in the 1940s and then a TV headliner in the 1950s and onward, Perry was a warm and welcome presence in tens of millions of households for six decades, charting over 100 hit songs along the way. Now, for the first time, a collection of Como's biggest hits from long-lost and newly-restored episodes of his TV programs - including rare color programs and more recently discovered lost footage - is being presented on PBS. Hosts are Peter Marshall and Nick Clooney.

Buddy Holly: Rave On

Saturday, June 3rd at 4:30 PM

Buddy Holly Rave On is a riveting documentary that tells the story of Buddy Holly's tragically short life and career. The story is told through exclusive interviews with those closest to him, and young artists inspired by him, painting a picture of the man who changed music. Rock 'n' roll started with Elvis, but pop music started with Buddy Holly and The Crickets. One of the most dramatic tales in music,60 years after his breakthrough hit, "That'll Be The Day", Buddy Holly's legacy is triumphantly infinite.

Sherlock Holmes Marathon - The Six Thatchers - The Lying Detective - The Final Problem

Saturday, June 3rd at 6 PM

Join us tonight for a three episode Sherlock marathon. First, THE SIX THATCHERS - The mercurial Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington), prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents. Next, THE LYING DETECTIVE - In this episode, written by Steven Moffat, Sherlock faces perhaps the most chilling enemy of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith-a man with a very dark secret. Then, THE FINAL PROBLEM - In this episode, written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, long-buried secrets catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a long game indeed and Sherlock and Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?

Fleetwood Mac -- The Dance

Monday, June 4th at 9 PM

In 1997, the members of Fleetwood Mac —Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks — reunited to commemorate the anniversary of their phenomenally successful album Rumours. Filmed over three nights in an intimate setting at a sound stage in Los Angeles, the band performed songs that have since become among the best known in rock history, including “Don’t Stop,” “The Chain,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams” and “You Make Loving Fun” as well as other favorites such as “Rhiannon,” “Say You Love Me,” “Sara” and “Tusk".

The Wrecking Crew

Tuesday, June 5th at 9 PM

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.

A River's Last Chance

Wednesday, June 6th at 8 PM

“A River’s Last Chance: A Story of Salmon, Timber, Weed and Wine along California’s Mighty Eel River,” by former Humboldt State University student and the director of storytelling for Pacific Rivers, Shane Anderson. The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over fishing , abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts , a hydro power dam that diverts water out of basin. Today the Eels recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s underground multi billion dollar cannabis economy and the multi billion dollar wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino. This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both a rivers recovery and economic future.

Joe Bonamassa -- British Blues Explosion Live

Wednesday, June 6th at 9:30 PM

Joe Bonamassa's love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, is pleased to announce a special homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him - Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. "If it wasn't for certain British musicians of the early 1960s, the Blues may well never have exploded into Rock music as we know it today, and indeed may have passed into history," says Bonamassa. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are some of the greatest guitarists of their time that influenced Joe Bonamassa's career. All three are Yardbirds alumni, and indeed actually all played together at one time in the same band. Jimmy Page went on to form Led Zeppelin, which became the ultimate electric Blues band and both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck became international superstars in their own right.

A Place to Call Home - Marathon - The Prodigal Daughter - The Welcome Mat - Truth Will Out (Series continues Thursday's at 9 PM)

Thursday, June 7th at 8 PM

THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER - It's 1953, and the horrors of World War II are still raw for many. Nurse Sarah Adams learns of her half-brother's death and returns to Australia from London to care for her estranged mother. Working her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian family. When Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs. Next, THE WELCOME MAT - While Olivia remains feeling unwell and disconcerted by James's continued distance, it's Elizabeth who's the most put out - irritated by the fact that Sarah continues to be the talk of the dinner table. Then, TRUTH WILL OUT - Sarah unexpectedly quits and Jack demands an explanation when he learns that Sarah is her real name.

Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics - The 60s

Friday, June 8th at 8:30 PM

Relive unforgettable live performances from the greatest music icons in the world, including performances from the Beatles, the Doors, the Rolling Stones, Petula Clark, the Animals, Herman’s Hermits, the Beach Boys and more.

Monterey Pop: The Summr of Love

Friday, June 8th at 10:30 PM

During the Summer of Love, 1967, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival ushered in a new era of rock ’n’ roll. The festival launched the careers of music legends like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding. These stellar performers, however, were just a few among a diverse and talented cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, The Mamas and the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Eric Burden and the Animals, and The Who. Director D.A. Pennebaker captured the decade’s spirit during the three-day festival in his acclaimed documentary entitled “Monterey Pop” and immortalized moments that have become legend. MONTEREY POP: THE SUMMER OF LOVE presents the best of Pennebaker’s documentary.

A River's Last Chance

Saturday, June 9th at 4 PM

“A River’s Last Chance: A Story of Salmon, Timber, Weed and Wine along California’s Mighty Eel River,” by former Humboldt State University student and the director of storytelling for Pacific Rivers, Shane Anderson. The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over fishing , abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts , a hydro power dam that diverts water out of basin. Today the Eels recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s underground multi billion dollar cannabis economy and the multi billion dollar wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino. This film is rooted in the belief that we can live symbiotically with our watersheds and encourage both a rivers recovery and economic future.

Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Saturday, June 9th at 7:30 PM

We all know the moment, Feb. 9, 1964, at 8:12 p.m. EST: After a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool stepped onto the "Ed Sullivan"stage, unaware of the extraordinary impact this moment would have on America. Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night — the largest audience to date in television history. It was an event that united a nation and signaled the birth of youth culture as we know it today. But while this single performance introduced The Beatles to America (the band had already taken Europe by storm the previous year) what they did next would introduce them to the entire world, permanently transforming the music industry and forever ingraining them into the fabric of popular culture.

The Wrecking Crew

Saturday, June 9th at 10 PM

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world.

Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30 - Pledge

Sunday, June 10th at 8 PM

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes. Newly edited and remastered.

Fleetwood Mac -- The Dance

Sunday, June 10th at 9:30 PM

In 1997, the members of Fleetwood Mac —Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks — reunited to commemorate the anniversary of their phenomenally successful album Rumours. Filmed over three nights in an intimate setting at a sound stage in Los Angeles, the band performed songs that have since become among the best known in rock history, including “Don’t Stop,” “The Chain,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams” and “You Make Loving Fun” as well as other favorites such as “Rhiannon,” “Say You Love Me,” “Sara” and “Tusk".

Independent Lens - Forever Pure

Monday, June 11th at 10 PM

Forever Pure examines the clash between personal identity, politics, money and sports, and how racism has the potential to destroy not only a team but an entire society. Beitar Jerusalem Football Club, formed in 1936, is the most popular and controversial soccer team in Israel, long associated with the conservative Likud political party and the only club in the Israeli Premier League never to sign an Arab player. Midway through the 2012-13 season a secretive transfer by the owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought two Muslim players from Chechnya onto the team. A powerful group of Beitar fans known as La Familia began a racist campaign against the two Muslim players, the team’s management, and any player who supported them. Shouting hate-filled chants and unfurling banners reading “Forever Pure. No Arabs,” they created a national scandal that sent the team spiraling out of control.

Civilizations #106 - Paradise on Earth

Tuesday, June 12th at 8 PM

This episode explores how cultures have depicted the natural world in landscape painting throughout history. We investigate the way that landscape painting is created as a response to the world around us, exploring such ideas as paradise, identity and the depiction of the vastness of nature to oppositional to industrialization. We explore landscape photography, from Ansel Adams’ majestic depictions of Yosemite, to modern photography and a new kind of landscape which explores the cosmic sublime.

Summer of Love: American Experience

Tuesday, June 12th at 9 PM

The utopian beginnings of peace and love prevailed, and ended in chaos. Summer of Love is a striking picture of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district during the summer of 1967 — from the utopian beginnings, when peace and love prevailed, to the chaos, unsanitary conditions, and widespread drug use that ultimately signaled the end. In January 1967, the thousands of youth already in San Francisco descended on Golden Gate Park for a Human Be-In. The media flocked to the event, putting hippies in the national spotlight for the first time. And once the press offered a window into the world of Haight Ashbury, even more young people flooded in. "The city of San Francisco has been warned of a hippie invasion come summer in numbers almost too staggering to comprehend," declared one TV news reporter. The Summer of Love was a fleeting moment in the turbulent history of the 1960s. But its underlying message left an indelible impression on those who witnessed it.

Nature - Fabulous Frogs

Wednesday, June 13th at 8 PM

Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through first-hand stories, the latest science, and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the wide variety of frog anatomy, appearance and behavior. Their amazing adaptations and survival techniques have made them the most successful of all amphibians.

After Ebola: Preparing for a Pandemic

Wednesday, June 13th at 10 PM

The most contagious and deadly diseases in the world could be on our doorstep overnight. Would we recognize the symptoms? Could we treat the disease or keep it from spreading? An elite, specially trained group at the University of Nebraska Medical Center mobilized to face this reality late in the summer of 2014, when three patients infected with the Ebola virus were transferred to the hospital for treatment. The unit spent 10 years preparing for patients with dangerous, highly contagious diseases, but this was no dress rehearsal. It was a worst-case scenario - with possible deadly consequences. We examine preparedness and planning for a potential pandemic requiring quarantine and containment and lessons learned when those plans were put into action.

A Place to Call Home - Episode #104 – "The Mona Lisa Smile"

Thursday, June 14th at 9 PM

The horrors of the war cast a long, unwelcome shadow over Inverness as Jack heads about the town with Sarah on her first day at work. The past haunts Olivia in a different way. Unable to stop wondering about the woman James admitted to loving in Europe, Olivia searches for any memento he may have kept of her. She soon makes the shocking discovery of who the person he loved really is.

Big Voice

Friday, June 15th at 9 PM

BIG VOICE is an award winning feature documentary chronicling a year in the life of the demanding Santa Monica high school choir director pushing his students to achieve artistry and become one big voice despite the obstacles they face.

Downton Abbey - Season One on Masterpiece

Saturday, June 16th at 6 PM

When the Titanic goes down, Lord Grantham loses his immediate heirs and his daughter Mary loses her fiance, throwing Downton Abbey and its servants into turmoil. The new heir turns out to be Matthew, a lowly lawyer with novel ideas about country life. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern.

Foreigner Live at the Symphony

Saturday, June 16th at 11 PM

In May 2017, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band Foreigner performed two sold-out shows together with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Ernst van Tiel, taped over three spectacular nights in Lucerne, Switzerland. "Foreigner Live at the Symphony" represents a year-long collaboration between Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones and the Grammy-nominated composing/arranging team, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer, exploring the deep symphonic potential of these classic and iconic songs. Celebrating 40 years of chart-topping hits, the band performs “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “Starrider,” “Double Vision,” “Urgent,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

Poldark Season 2 on Masterpiece

Sunday, June 17th at 7 PM

In 18th century Cornwall, times are as tough as the rocky shoreline: unemployment, hunger, and sickness are widespread among the working class, while the wealthy landowners prosper. Only one man dares to defy the status quo, and he is behind bars.

Man in an Orange Shirt on Masterpiece

Sunday, June 17th at 9 PM (This drama contains scenes which may not be suitable for all audiences.)

Two love stories, sixty years apart, chart the changes and challenges in gay lives in England—from the era of jail terms to the onset of dating apps. Vanessa Redgrave stars in this “heart-rending” (Financial Times) drama scripted by best-selling novelist Patrick Gale. Oscar-winner Redgrave is joined by a cast that includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen, James McArdle, Joanna Vanderham, Laura Carmichael, Julian Morris, Julian Sands and David Gyasi. Man in An Orange Shirt will air on MASTERPIECE on PBS in June 2018, as part of Gay Pride Month. Man in an Orange Shirt is produced by Kudos for MASTERPIECE and BBC TWO. Note: This drama contains scenes which may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Civilizations #107 - Color and Light

Tuesday, June 19th at 8 PM

In this episode we explore the roles that color and light have played in the formation of art throughout history. We explore the background of the European use of color and the masterpieces which embraced the radiance of gems and silks, from the use of brilliant colors like ultramarine and vermillion, through to the development of obsession with light and shade. We explore the influences of east on west, and vice versa – and the notions of lack of color in western art, from Goya to Kapoor.

Nature - Pets: Wild at Heart "Playful Creatures"

Wednesday, June 20th at 8 PM

In this astonishing program filled with innovative photography and scientific revelation, we investigate how our favorite pets get in touch with their wild side through play. From talkative budgies, marathon-running hamsters, wall-climbing cats and diving dogs, as well as an island where rabbits rule and a city where dogs live a secret double life - discover how our pets' playful games are just a whisker away from the wild.

Doc Martin - Remember Me

Thursday, June 21st at 8 PM

P.C. Joe Penhale (John Marquez) has an unexpected visitor - his ex-wife Maggie (Julie Graham). She appears to have completely forgotten that they split up a couple of years ago. When he tries to tell her they are no longer married she accuses him of over-reacting, and wants to know why he packed his bags and left her. Joe struggles with a mixture of distress and elation at seeing Maggie again. He has thought about her every day since they parted. He realizes she is clearly not well, and tries discreetly to ask Dr. Ellingham about her symptoms without telling him that he is talking about his ex-wife. Meanwhile, Martin and Louisa's baby still doesn't have a name, and P. C. Penhale warns them that time is running out. If they don't register a name for the baby soon the State will step in and name the baby. After protracted discussions the couple finally reaches an agreement.

Great British Baking Show - Episode 501 & 502

Friday, June 22nd at 9 PM

Season 5 of The Great British Baking Show begins tonight with back-to-back episodes. First, follow 12 bakers who tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake. In the Technical, they undertake Paul's recipe for rum babas, baffling some of them. For the Showstopper, they attempt to produce a cake that reveals a hidden design when sliced. In the second episode, which air at 10 PM, see how 11 bakers make 24 flatbreads for the Signature bake. The Technical challenge has them in a twist as they attempt an eight-strand plaited loaf. To stay in the tent, they must produce 12 sweet and 12 savory bagels for the Showstopper.

Downton Abbey - on Masterpiece - Season 1, Episode 2

Saturday, June 23rd at 6 PM

Mary entertains three suitors, including a Turkish diplomat whose boldness leads to a surprising event. Downstairs, the shocking former life of Carson, the butler, is unmasked and Bates risks his health to remain valet. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern.

Austin City Limits - Cassandra Wilson

Saturday, June 23rd at 9 PM

Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs "Strange Fruit," "Don't Explain, "Good Morning Heartache" and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day.

Endeavour Season 5 on Masterpiece - "Muse"

Sunday, June 24th at 9 PM

Past and present collide in Oxford, as the auction of a priceless Faberge Egg gets underway at Lonsdale College. It soon attracts the attention of an infamous international thief – and the police – when a failed burglary attempt is reported. However, they soon have a bigger case to solve, as a series of gruesome deaths have Morse and Thursday searching for a serial killer. Meanwhile, newly-promoted Endeavour struggles with his role as he’s forced to mentor young detective constable George Fancy.

Civilizations #108 - The Cult of Progress

Tuesday, June 26th at 8 PM

This episode is about the "Progress" as an ideology, and how the "civilizing" project that arose from Enlightenment ideas was fraught with contradictions. During a time when many artists turned to non-Western art and culture for inspiration, artists like Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin and Gottfried Lindauer’s captured very different representations of the relationship between Europeans and indigenous subjects. We explore how some artist followed in the footsteps of American Civil War photographers; with photojournalists like Jacob Riis turning the camera lens on the urban poor to help turn photography into a documentary art.

Nature - Pets: Wild at Heart "Secretive Creatures"

Wednesday, June 27th at 8 PM

In a program packed with incredible filming techniques, from Schlieren photography that makes smells visible, to moving X-rays, ultra slow-motion, and ultraviolet vision as well as HD horsecams and doggycams, discover how our pets experience the world through their astonishing senses and hidden channels of communication. Includes the sensory secrets of budgies, horses, guinea pigs and goldfish as well as the remarkable abilities of hamsters, cats and dogs.

Doc Martin - Don't Let Go

Thursday, June 28th at 8 PM

P.C. Joe Penhale is desperate to keep Maggie and show her he's changed; that he's the macho husband she wants. But Maggie plans to return to Bude. Penhale resorts to desperate measures to convince her to stay, including surreptitiously paying people to be nasty to her so he can step in and assert his authority, and show her he can be tough. Aunt Ruth uncovers a chest of family heirlooms when she clears out a barn at the farm, including photos as Martin as a six-year-old schoolboy. The photos bring back poignant memories of an unhappy childhood for Martin and it prompts him to think of registering their son for boarding school. But Louisa is horrified at the thought of sending him miles away to school. Tension is mounting between Louisa and Martin. They can't seem to agree on anything. The final straw for Louisa comes when she discovers Martin has set a date for their baby's christening without even consulting her. Louisa decides she has had enough. She packs a bag, and takes the baby back home to her mum.

Great Performances - "Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony"

Friday, June 29th at 10 PM

Great Performances and Pacific Symphony, led by music director Carl St.Clair, pay tribute to America’s history with a performance of composer Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” a Grammy-nominated contemporary classical work celebrating the historic American immigrant experience. Great Performances – Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony premieres nationwide in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month. Using texts from the Ellis Island Oral History Project and historic Ellis Island images in combination with an original orchestral score, “Ellis Island” features seven, first-hand stories of immigrants dramatically interpreted by guest stars Barry Bostwick, Camryn Manheim, Michael Nouri, Lesley Fera, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Samantha Sloyan and Kira Sternbach. Over 40 percent of the U.S. population can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island, and immigration remains at the forefront of global news.

Downton Abbey - on Masterpiece - Season 1, Episode 3

Saturday, June 30th at 6 PM

Growing into his role as heir, Matthew brings out the bitter rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith. Servants Thomas and O’Brien scheme against Bates, while head housemaid Anna is increasingly attracted to him. Lady Violet’s winning streak in the flower show is threatened.

Austin City Limits - Sleater-Kinney / Heartless Bastards

Saturday, June 30th at 9 PM

Relish the best in smart indie rock with Sleater-Kinney and Heartless Bastards. Seattle veterans Sleater-Kinney rock tracks from their acclaimed LP No Cities to Love. Austin rockers Heartless Bastards showcase their latest LP, Restless Ones.