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North Coast Perspectives #309: Wild Souls - Mount Up

Friday, February 15th at 7:30 PM

Savanah McCarty of Wild Souls Ranch spent her share of years in foster care, struggling with trauma and working to overcome her personal issues. She's taken her experience with horses, the mode and method of her personal transcendance, and developed a therapeutic program to help Humboldt County's traumatized children. She sits down with PBS North Coast to discuss her life and organization.

Great Performances "Movies for Grownups Awards 2019 with AARP The Magazine"

Friday, February 15th at 9 PM

Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s 2018 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award, the publication announced today. MacLaine will be honored at the 18th annual Movies for Grownups® Awards ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The AARP Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind—and recognize the inspiring artists who make them. MacLaine’s remarkable career comprises more than 50 feature films highlighted by an Academy Award® win and six nominations, seven Golden Globe® Awards — including the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement — and six Emmy® Award nominations. She is also an international bestselling author with 15 titles to her name.

Austin City Limits - Ed Sheeran

Saturday, February 16th at 9 PM

UK superstar Ed Sheeran returns to Austin City Limits for his second taping, supporting his chart-topping new album ÷. Sheeran – an eleven-time Grammy nominee and multiple Grammy winner – has quickly established himself as one of music’s biggest acts with over 22 million albums sold and 4.7 billion Spotify streams. His latest release ÷ (pronounced “divide”) debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and finds the 26-year-old sensation in his finest form yet. Drawing inspiration from a wide array of experiences and subjects, Sheeran takes a hugely personal journey by reflecting on past relationships, family memories, his musical career and his time off traveling the world in 2016. Musically, ÷ is a varied collection of beautifully orchestrated and emotive ballads, impassioned raps laid over hip hop beats, timeless acoustic guitar masterpieces, and innovative, idiosyncratic pop music.

Redwood Voices #102

Saturday, February 16th at 10:30 PM

On the second episode of Redwood Voices we revisit A Reason to Listen and Word Humboldt to hear the stories of poets and writers of all kinds and types touch a stage for the very first time with only their words as their armor and find what motivates these artists to come together and share the most sacred parts of emotional life in front of folks they may not have met before.

North Coast Perspectives #309: Wild Souls - Mount Up

Sunday, February 17th at 3:30 PM

Savanah McCarty of Wild Souls Ranch spent her share of years in foster care, struggling with trauma and working to overcome her personal issues. She's taken her experience with horses, the mode and method of her personal transcendance, and developed a therapeutic program to help Humboldt County's traumatized children. She sits down with PBS North Coast to discuss her life and organization.

Sammy Davis, Jr.: American Masters

Tuesday, February 19th at 9 PM

American Masters – Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major film documentary to examine the performer’s vast career and his journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Sammy Davis, Jr., had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, vast in scope and scale. And yet, his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory. He was a veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions and worked tirelessly to stay relevant, even as he frequently found himself bracketed by the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. Davis was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism, thereby yoking his identity to that of another persecuted minority. In Duke Ellington’s words, he was “beyond category.”

Nature - Living Volcanos

Wednesday, February 20th at 8 PM

Volcanoes are the portal to the earth’s fiery magma heart; one might imagine that life above ground would avoid living nearby. But a surprising number of animals survive and thrive alongside them. Right now, in any 24-hour period, some 30 volcanoes are erupting on our planet. This film will uncover the varied activity – both human and natural – that occurs on the slopes of active volcanoes. All life on Earth owes itself to their existence. Volcanos create the land we live on, emit gas that forms the air we breathe, spew minerals from the center of the Earth and make homes for spectacular natural history – they are the source of life.

Charley Pride: American Masters

Friday, February 22nd at 9 PM

American Masters – Charley Pride: I'm Just Me traces the improbable journey of Charley Pride, from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper's son on a cotton farm in segregated Sledge, Mississippi to his career as a Negro American League baseball player and his meteoric rise as a trailblazing country music superstar. The new documentary reveals how Pride's love for music led him from the Delta to a larger, grander world. In the 1940s, radio transcended racial barriers, making it possible for Pride to grow up listening to and imitating Grand Ole Opry stars like Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff. The singer arrived in Nashville in 1963 while the city roiled with sit-ins and racial violence. But with boldness, perseverance and undeniable musical talent, he managed to parlay a series of fortuitous encounters with music industry insiders into a legacy of hit singles, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Austin City Limits - Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters

Saturday, February 23rd at 9 PM

Enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums.

Redwood Voices #103

Saturday, February 23rd at 10:30 PM

On the third episode of Redwood Voices we delve a bit deeper into the core reasons our local poets write and then read those poems in front of crowds, we hear from internationally recognized poet Beau Williams,look into connections between music and poetry, and see how important these venues are to our community.

Nature Yosemite

Wednesday, February 27th at 8 PM

The Sierra Nevada, a mountain range running about 400 miles along the eastern side of California and stretches into Nevada, is home to three national parks: Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite. This is a land of giants, whether speaking of trees soaring to nearly 300 feet, or massive stone monoliths far taller than any skyscraper. But the force that has given rise to the earth’s largest living trees and carved out the iconic natural landmarks of the Sierras is water. The role that water has played in the creation and evolution of Yosemite Valley cannot be overstated – feeding its numerous wild rivers and countless waterfalls, and making life in this stone wilderness possible. The second force, crucial to the Giant sequoias’ ability to reproduce, is fire. It is the delicate balance of these two elements, water and fire, that is vital to the continued existence of the wildlife and trees that inhabit the Sierras.

Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay

Thursday, February 28th at 10 PM

"Water from the Wilderness: Hetch Hetchy to San Francisco Bay" traces the extraordinary history of San Francisco's water system as well as the engineering and delivery of an urban water system in the era of climate change. Situated on a mostly arid coastal peninsula, the population boom that came with the California Gold Rush underscored San Francisco's need to develop a source of fresh water for the growing city. The 1906 earthquake finally spurred city fathers to create a public water utility. When the city chose a site in the pristine Hetch Hetchy valley, inside Yosemite National Park, an epic battle was led by John Muir. Today, with the impact of climate change keenly felt, the politics of water remain front page news. "Water from the Wilderness" explores the ways an urban water utility, and those who depend on it, are learning to adapt and plan for an uncertain future.

Holly Near: American Masters

Friday, March 1st at 9 PM

An outspoken political activist and singer-songwriter, Holly Near’s music and life story illustrate how song can have the power to send a clarion call and influence the course of social justice – from the lesbian and women’s movements to anti-war efforts and the fight to give South American women a voice. American Masters – Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives explores how the activist-artist provided an inspiring soundtrack to nearly a half-century of global and local struggles for equality and change. Directed by four-time Emmy Award-winner Jim Brown (American Masters — The Highwaymen: Friends Til The End, American Masters – Pete Seeger: The Power of Song), the documentary premieres nationwide Friday, March 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS in honor of Women’s History Month and will be available to stream the following day via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps.

Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music

Saturday, March 2nd at 6 PM

The captivating family music special Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music features the amazing 12-year-old composer, pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles! Presented by WTTW National Productions, this program is premiering just in time for the family holiday get-togethers! Ethan performs with passion and heart - his fingers fly across the piano keys in "Minute Waltz," and the audience rocks out to "Rock Around the Clock," claps to the beat of "Lean On Me," and participates in a very enthusiastic sing-along of "Crocodile Rock." He's joined by special guests Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder and Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit, who add even more color to the musical rainbow on stage.

A River's Last Chance (Pledge Event)

Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30 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.

Great Performances - Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

Saturday, March 2nd at 9 PM

The songs of legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s are among the most sublime musical landscapes of human emotion ever created. Mitchell’s unique musical and lyrical gifts are an unprecedented marriage of intimacy and universality, creating a sound that is incomparable, yet relatable to all. She is a trailblazer, a wanderer and a searcher, who continuously explored new territory and invited the world to join her on her journey of discovery. On the occasion of Mitchell’s 75th birthday on November 7, 2018, an all-star line-up of performers gathered at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles to celebrate Mitchell’s singular musical artistry, including Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores, Graham Nash, Seal, James Taylor and Rufus Wainwright, performing Joni Mitchell songs from throughout the varied stylistic periods of her groundbreaking career.

A River's Last Chance (Pledge Event)

Sunday, March 3rd at 5:30 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.

High Water Mark

Sunday, March 3rd at 7 PM

TONIGHT AT 7 PM – December 1964: Across Northern California, incredible rains rapidly filled local rivers beyond flood stage. The ensuing floods killed people, damaged critical infrastructure and caused $100 million in damages. This film shares the stories of residents who had to meet the challenge of this natural disaster and local historian Jerry Rhode explains why this storm was so devastating. Thanks to The McLean Foundation for Close Captioning sponsorship. Tap the image to donate to KEET – we’ll thank you with a DVD of the film!

Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music

Monday, March 4th at 9 PM

The captivating family music special Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music features the amazing 12-year-old composer, pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles! Presented by WTTW National Productions, this program is premiering just in time for the family holiday get-togethers! Ethan performs with passion and heart - his fingers fly across the piano keys in "Minute Waltz," and the audience rocks out to "Rock Around the Clock," claps to the beat of "Lean On Me," and participates in a very enthusiastic sing-along of "Crocodile Rock." He's joined by special guests Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder and Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit, who add even more color to the musical rainbow on stage.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Uncovering America

Tuesday, March 5th at 8 PM

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – Uncovering America celebrates the life and work of the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and literary scholar. A leading figure in American cultural life and one of its most renowned, respected and popular cultural historians and personalities, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has authored or co-authored 22 books and created 18 documentary films. His award-winning programs on PBS have helped history come alive to tens of millions of people, often telling surprising and unexpected stories of our collective heritage.

Searchlight Serenade: Big Bands in the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps

Tuesday, March 5th at 9:30 PM

More than 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced to live in incarceration camps during World War II. As people endeavored to create a sense of normalcy during their incarceration, many detainees still enjoyed the popular music of the day - swing. SEARCHLIGHT SERENADE tells the stories of 9 detainees - big band trumpet players, saxophonists, singers - who created a soulful escape for themselves and their fellow prisoners. Their accounts are accompanied by an evocative animation created from woodcuts and drawings.

Nature - Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants (Pledge Event)

Wednesday, March 6th at 8 PM

It’s ironic that the life of one of the world’s most identifiable and popular wild animals, the giraffe, is still something of a mystery. As these giants began to be studied, it was revealed that they don’t need to drink in the desert because they can get enough water just eating leaves. Another important finding is the role giraffes play as pollinators and seed spreaders which is vital to maintaining healthy landscapes in many parts of Africa. Much of what we know about these creatures is due to the work of Dr. Julian Fennessy, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), who has been studying giraffes for over 20 years. Fennessy has exposed the shocking fact that giraffe populations in Africa are down by 40 percent in just two decades, prompting the featured mission in the film to move a herd of rare Rothschild’s giraffes across the Nile River to a safer location.

A River's Last Chance (Pledge Event)

Wednesday, March 6th at 9:30 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.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Thursday, March 7th at 8 PM

See what happens when a new nun and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, causing both joy and chaos for the midwives. Meanwhile, Mother Superior falls ill, and it's time for a new spiritual leader to be elected.

High Water Mark

Friday, March 8th at 8:30 PM

TONIGHT AT 8:30 PM – December 1964: Across Northern California, incredible rains rapidly filled local rivers beyond flood stage. The ensuing floods killed people, damaged critical infrastructure and caused $100 million in damages. This film shares the stories of residents who had to meet the challenge of this natural disaster and local historian Jerry Rhode explains why this storm was so devastating. Thanks to The McLean Foundation for Close Captioning sponsorship. Tap the image to donate to KEET – we’ll thank you with a DVD of the film!

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

Saturday, March 9th at 7 PM

See what happens when a new nun and four Chinese orphans arrive unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, causing both joy and chaos for the midwives. Meanwhile, Mother Superior falls ill, and it's time for a new spiritual leader to be elected.

John Denver: Country Boy

Saturday, March 9th at 9 PM

Best known for songs like "Rocky Mountain High," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," and "Annie's Song," singer and songwriter John Denver was a unique voice in the music world with a legendary career that spanned nearly four decades. Proclaimed the "country boy" of his time, Denver loved to sing about the clear, blue skies and country roads in the state of Colorado.

Sherlock Holmes Marathon - The Hounds of Baskerville

Sunday, March 10th at 8 PM

Boredom has set in at 221 Baker Street, with Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Last Enemy, War Horse, The Hobbit) jonesing for a meaty case and — in its absence — a cigarette. Only the arrival of Henry Knight (Russell Tovey, Little Dorrit), terrorized and desperately clinging to sanity, piques the consulting detective’s interest. A gigantic hound — part tourist attraction, part conspiracy theory, part demonic moor stalker — is legend around Baskerville, a top-secret military compound where, it’s rumored, chemical and biological weapons experiments are conducted on genetically engineered animals.

Joni Mitchell at the Isle of Wight 1970

Sunday, March 10th at 10 PM

When Joni Mitchell took the stage Saturday afternoon, August 29, 1970, the Isle of Wight Festival had already seen its share of drama. A crowd of more than 600,000 was attracted to the event by a stellar lineup of artists, but a radical group was pushing to declare the venture a free festival. Skirmishes broke out and fences were smashed. Bands playing through what Joni termed “mountains of amplifiers” could easily drown out an unruly audience. Joni, however, had only an acoustic guitar, a dulcimer, a piano, and her own singular voice. JONI MITCHELL LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970 captures Mitchell’s incredibly emotional and triumphant performance, including her iconic masterpieces “Chelsea Morning,” “Woodstock,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and “Both Sides Now.”

Independent Lens - Wildland

Monday, March 11th at 9:30 PM

“Fighting fire is just long hours of hard, boring work punctuated by moments of sheer terror." Filmed during two recent wildfire seasons, Wildland is a sweeping yet deeply personal account of a firefighting crew as they struggle with fear, loyalty, dreams, and demons. This is the story of ordinary people with nothing left to lose — as they trudge through an unforgiving a test of mind, body and spirit. The filmmakers themselves went through firefighting training with those featured in the film, in Grants Pass, Oregon, a sleepy mountain town. Each member of this motley crew has come to this dangerous and unglamorous work for personal reasons — for some, it’s a need to test themselves, a desire for adventure and purpose; for others, it may be the job of last resort after time in prison or a lifetime of addiction. It is the ultimate demonstration that the most extraordinary will can be found in ordinary people.

Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: Generations of Music

Tuesday, March 12th at 9:30 PM

Join the talented young virtuoso for a concert spanning generations and genres. Featuring guests Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia, this concert will appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes.

Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks

Wednesday, March 13th at 8 PM

In 1971, Penny Patterson, a graduate student at Stanford University, met Koko, a new-born gorilla in San Francisco Zoo. Penny had grown up wanting to communicate with animals and decided to teach Koko sign language in the hope of finally crossing the boundary between animals and humans.

The Quietest Place on Earth

Wednesday, March 13th at 9:30 PM

The Hawaiian Islands are the most remote major island group on earth. On the second-largest island of Maui, the Haleakala volcano rises 10,000 feet — nearly two miles — into the sky. And the massive crater located at its summit carries the unique distinction of "The Quietest Place on Earth." For some, the exquisite stillness of this stark volcanic landscape can mimic a religious experience, while for others, it simply inspires a deeper awareness of humans' place in nature. From the producers behind APT Exchange's When the Mountain Calls,THE QUIETEST PLACE ON EARTH explores Maui's geological and spiritual birthplace. Featuring stunning cinematography, this poetic documentary looks at the majestic landscape through the eyes of Hawaiian cultural practitioners, artists, scientists, doctors, authors, musicians, paniolo (cowboys) and spiritual leaders, many of whom live on Haleakala's slopes.

Great Performances - Andrea Bocelli 60th Birthday

Thursday, March 14th at 10 PM

Join Great Performances for an international celebration of Andrea Bocelli’s 60th Birthday. World renowned for being equally at home in the worlds of popular music and opera, Great Performancesspotlights both sides of the tenor’s career with a program of well-known arias spectacularly staged at Italy’s Arena di Verona. Also featured are songs from Bocelli’s new album, “Si,” performed at an all-white party in the picturesque Italian coastal town of Porto Venere. Bocelli’s son Matteo joins his father for a special performance of the duet “Fall on Me.”

North Coast Perspectives - Re-Centering the Universe

Friday, March 15th at 7:30 PM

Eureka City Councilwoman Kim Bergel and Wiyot Tribal Chair Ted Hernandez discuss the deal that could see the Tuluwat Island sacred site returned to the tribe after a century and a half of non-tribal ownership. Historian Jerry Rohde explains the background of genocide and murder that led the tribe and island -- the center of their spiritual universe -- to be separated.

Josh Groban Bridges: In Concert from Madison Square Garden

Friday, March 15th at 10 PM

Join the global superstar with the instantly recognizable voice along with special guests Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles for this critically-acclaimed, sold-out concert taped at the famed New York landmark.

Joni Mitchell at the Isle of Wight 1970

Saturday, March 16th at 8 PM

When Joni Mitchell took the stage Saturday afternoon, August 29, 1970, the Isle of Wight Festival had already seen its share of drama. A crowd of more than 600,000 was attracted to the event by a stellar lineup of artists, but a radical group was pushing to declare the venture a free festival. Skirmishes broke out and fences were smashed. Bands playing through what Joni termed “mountains of amplifiers” could easily drown out an unruly audience. Joni, however, had only an acoustic guitar, a dulcimer, a piano, and her own singular voice. JONI MITCHELL LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970 captures Mitchell’s incredibly emotional and triumphant performance, including her iconic masterpieces “Chelsea Morning,” “Woodstock,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” and “Both Sides Now.”

Jeff Lynne's ELO: Live at Hyde Park

Saturday, March 16th at 9 PM

The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), led by iconic songwriter and producer Jeff Lynne, is one of the most successful British bands of all time with global sales of more than 50 million albums. In September 2014, Jeff Lynne’s ELO headlined BBC Radio 2’s Festival in a Day in London’s famous Hyde Park. It was the first time in almost 30 years the band had performed on a festival stage. Tickets for the event sold out in minutes and fans sang along to hit after hit. JEFF LYNNE'S ELO LIVE AT HYDE PARK captures Lynne, the band, and the accompanying BBC Concert Orchestra as they performed such classics as “Evil Woman,” “Strange Magic,” “Don't Bring Me Down,” “Mr. Blue Sky” and “Handle with Care.”

Searchlight Serenade: Big Bands in the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps

Sunday, March 17th at 6:30 PM

More than 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced to live in incarceration camps during World War II. As people endeavored to create a sense of normalcy during their incarceration, many detainees still enjoyed the popular music of the day - swing. SEARCHLIGHT SERENADE tells the stories of 9 detainees - big band trumpet players, saxophonists, singers - who created a soulful escape for themselves and their fellow prisoners. Their accounts are accompanied by an evocative animation created from woodcuts and drawings.

Sherlock - Reichenback Fall on Masterpiece

Sunday, March 17th at 8 PM

While Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Last Enemy, War Horse, The Hobbit) accrues unwanted accolades and press in gratitude for his mystery-solving prowess and John pointlessly counsels humility, the insane criminal mastermind Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott, Lennon Naked) is busy plotting the crime of the century. But bringing Britain to its knees is just a prelude for Sherlock’s arch-nemesis, who orchestrates a perilous cat-and-mouse game with the object of his obsession. In an episode both mind-blowing and gut-wrenching, the consulting detective and consulting criminal engage in an escalating series of high-stakes face-offs which begin in the courtroom and end in the solution of a diabolical and inescapable “final problem.” Co-created by Doctor Who producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, The Reichenbach Fall stars Martin Freeman (The Office UK, The Hobbit) and Rupert Graves (The Forsyte Saga)

POV - 306 Hollywood

Monday, March 18th at 9 PM

306 Hollywood is a magical realist documentary of two siblings who undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother's house. They embark on a journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to physics, in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.

Frontline - The Trial of Ratko Mladic

Tuesday, March 19th at 9 PM

Inside the war crimes trial of one of the infamous figures from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Exclusive access to the trial of Ratko Mladic, accused of masterminding the siege of Sarajevo and the murder of 7,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

Nature - Charlie and the Curious Otters

Wednesday, March 20th at 8 PM

The elusive, playful, and adaptable otter has the distinction of having mastered both the aquatic and terrestrial worlds. They are equally adept at hunting underwater as they are foraging and chasing prey in a forest. But they are not easy to spot, despite the fact there are 13 different species on earth. Although they’ve been hunted for sport and fur and their numbers are down, not one species has become extinct. How otters are able to operate so successfully on both land and in water has fascinated wildlife filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James for years, so he decided to see what he could learn from studying several species around the world to discover their survival secrets. The program focuses on efforts to rehabilitate three orphaned river otters in Wisconsin, shows some ground breaking experiments using cool cameras and anatomical CGI, and captures other wild encounters.

Alice Waters: American Masters

Thursday, March 21st at 10 PM

Alice Waters lies in bed at night worrying about what to feed you. She knows that she can make you happy. She also knows, in her hidden heart, that if she can find the perfect dish to feed each person who comes to her door, she can change the world. Every great cook secretly believes in the power of food. Alice Waters just believes this more than anybody else. She is certain that we are what we eat, and she has made it her mission in life to make sure that people eat beautifully. Waters is creating a food revolution, even if she has to do it one meal at a time.

Great Performances "Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own"

Friday, March 22nd at 9 PM

Joining a month-long celebration of Women’s History Month, Great Performances: Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own is a performance-documentary celebrating the life and career of the era-defining Swedish dramatic soprano. With her unforgettable voice, Birgit Nilsson became the face of opera in the 1950s through the 1970s. She was best known for her groundbreaking turns in Wagner, Strauss, and Puccini operas such as Tristan und Isolde, Elektra, Turandot, Die Frau Ohne Schatten, Tannhäuser, and Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle). Showcasing her powerful voice paired with her outsized personality and wit, this illuminating documentary about Nilsson’s life in the arts features rare television and archival footage highlighting her remarkable talents.

Secrets of the Tower of London

Saturday, March 23rd at 8 PM

The Tower of London is England’s most formidable royal fortress, standing guard on the banks of the great River Thames. It is home to a thousand years of bloody history and is one of Britain's most iconic landmarks. At almost every chapter in London's history, the Tower has had a starring role. Built by William the Conquer as part of the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century, it was designed to dominate London's skyline. The ancient fortifications are set in grounds the same size as those of the White House, but this is far more than just a castle, protecting London from her enemies.

Prince Charles at 70

Sunday, March 24th at 8 PM

A film crew got unprecedented access to the Prince of Wales over the last year for a special BBC documentary to mark his 70th birthday later this month. Director John Bridcut has worked with Charles and other senior royals before, but he still got an extraordinary insight into the man who will one day be king.

King Charles III on Masterpiece

Sunday, March 24th at 9 PM

The hit Broadway show King Charles III is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, King Charles III imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death. Lauded by the New York Times as a “flat-out brilliant portrait of a monarch in crisis,” the play was critically acclaimed in London and New York. The 90-minute adaptation stars Tim Pigott-Smith as Charles. Writer Mike Bartlett adapts from his own script — daringly written in blank verse — and Rupert Goold directs.

Women, War & Peace - Episodes 201 & 202

Monday, March 25th at 9 PM

Tonight in back to back episodes of Women, War & Peace discover the story of the Catholic and Protestant women who come together during Northern Ireland's bloody civil war and fight to ensure that human rights, equality and inclusion shape the historic Good Friday Agreement peace deal. At 10 PM, in episode 202, follow three Egyptian women as they put their lives and bodies on the line fighting for justice and freedom. The film tells the story of Egypt's Arab Spring, the human rights abuses that came to define it and the women willing to risk everything.

Women, War & Peace - Episodes 203 & 204

Tuesday, March 26th at 9 PM

Tonight in episode 203 discover the story of a courageous, nonviolent women's movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom during the 1987 uprising. One woman must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three. At 10 PM in episode 204 embark on a risky yearlong U.N. peacekeeping mission into earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace.

Nature - Cheetah Children

Wednesday, March 27th at 8 PM

Life on the African plains is a constant struggle, and for a single mother rearing her offspring, the odds seem to be stacked against them. This is an inspiring tale about motherhood and family, as we follow a cheetah family on the grasslands through the eyes of conservationist and cameraman Kim Wolhuter. The mother is completely on her own, protecting her five newborn cubs and teaching them how to hunt some of the continent’s fastest game. Watch as the inquisitive cubs explore the world around them and discover their place in the forests of Zimbabwe. Over time, two sister cubs survive and develop into brave and successful predators ensuring their species will give birth to another generation.

10 Buildings that Changed America

Thursday, March 28th at 8PM

10 Buildings that Changed America presents 10 trend-setting works of architecture that have shaped and inspired our American landscape. These aren’t just historic structures by famous architects. These buildings have dramatically influenced our built environment in many ways – and in one case, for over two centuries. From the state capitol building that first declared our architectural independence from Great Britain, to an iconic Prairie-style home by Frank Lloyd Wright. From the factory that housed Henry Ford’s first Model T moving assembly line, to the original indoor regional shopping mall. From H.H. Richardson’s iconic Trinity Church in Boston, to Frank Gehry’s game-changing Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Great Performances - Julius Caesar

Friday, March 29th at 9 PM

Tony Award-nominee Harriet Walter stars in director Phyllida Lloyd’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece Set in a women’s prison, Great Performances: Julius Caesar offers a powerful dramatization of the catastrophic consequences of a political leader’s extension of power beyond constitutional confines through an all-female lens. In this acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production directed Phyllida Lloyd (“The Iron Lady,” “Mamma Mia!”), Shakespeare’s famous discourse on power, loyalty and tragic idealism is heightened against the backdrop of female incarceration.

Secrets of Chatsworth

Saturday, March 30th at 8 PM

In its 500-year history, Chatsworth has been home to some notable inhabitants, among them the 5th Duke of Devonshire, his wife, Lady Georgiana Spencer, and Lady Elizabeth Foster, who lived together in a ménage à trois. King Edward VII enjoyed shooting parties on the estate and was often entertained by Duchess Louisa, one of Britain’s foremost political hostesses. Duchess Louisa’s daughter-in-law, American Consuelo Yznaga del Valle, introduced American heiresses into the British aristocracy; many of these young women married British noblemen. Billy Cavendish, heir of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, wooed and wed Kathleen Kennedy, the sister of future U.S. president John F Kennedy. The marriage was short-lived, however: Billy died in action in World War II four months after they exchanged vows. Four years later, Kathleen died in a plane crash. She was buried at Chatsworth.

Call the Midwife - Season 8, Episode 1

Sunday, March 31st at 8 PM

Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. Season 8 picks up in the Spring of 1964, when two new Sisters are sent to live and work with the team in Poplar. Nonnatus House feels full once again.

Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece

Sunday, March 31st at 9 PM

Starring Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre), Mrs. Wilson is a powerful three-part drama inspired by the memoir of Ms. Wilson’s grandmother and family history. Set in 1940s and 1960s London and 1930s India, the series follows Alison Wilson, who thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on the doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage – and Alec’s love for her – but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets.