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A Conversation with Representative Jared Huffman

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Our moderator James Faulk poses important local questions to your federal representative, from the future of our small harbor and dead railroad to the efficacy our upcoming elections. Huffman sounds a note of defiance against Trump's threats against California on immigration, and calls out the republican tax plan as a give-away to the rich. Stay tuned, stay informed.

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

Thursday, November 23rd at 8 PM

When Anne Shirley turns 13, she faces complex issues with her friends, inspirational adults and Marilla and Matthew. At the same time, she begins a friendship with Gilbert Blythe that emotionally escalates to disrupt the status quo of her peaceful world. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to become sensible, and her journey toward this goal is fraught with confusion and more than a few unfortunate – albeit, amusing - mishaps.

Great Performances - Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn - The Broadway Musical

Friday, November 24th at 9 PM

The Roundabout Theatre Company presents a Broadway adaptation of the 1942 movie musical that starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. This heartwarming classic with a contemporary sparkle features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of Irving Berlin hit songs.

Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Saturday, November 25th at 8 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.

Carol King Tapestry Live from Hyde Park, London (Pledge Event)

Sunday, November 26th at 8 PM

Carole King has, in the span of her almost 60-year career, defined herself as one of the most prolific and preeminent songwriters of her generation. Her breakthrough album Tapestry broke records and stayed on the US charts for six years; since then, she has gone on to win four Grammy awards and become widely known and accepted as the most successful female songwriter of the second half of the 20th century. In the summer of 2016 at the iconic annual Summer Festival at Hyde Park in London, King performed Tapestry in its entirety. Songs include "I Feel the Earth Move", "So Far Away ", "It's Too Late", and "You've Got A Friend".

Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum (Pledge Event)

Sunday, November 26th at 9:30 PM

Frequently referred to as “the Mount Rushmore of country music,” The Highwaymen – Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson – were American country music’s first bona fide supergroup, an epic quartet comprised of the outlaw country genre’s pioneering stars. An essential musical and cultural influence, the Grammy-winning group was active from 1985 – 1995: recording three albums, touring the world and acting in the movie Stagecoach (1986).

Age Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White (Pledge Event)

Monday, November 27th at 10 PM

AGE REVERSED WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE provides valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the three-part special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle choices. Charismatic Classical Stretchhost Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Interviews with doctors and physiotherapists, testimonials from Classical Stretchenthusiasts ranging in age from 22 to 90, and clear explanations from Esmonde-White illustrate the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.

Celtic Woman - Homecoming: Ireland (Pledge Event)

Monday, November 27th at 8 PM

Celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage in this live concert filmed in Dublin. Celtic Woman combines the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience.

Vietnam -- The Weight of Memory

Tuesday, November 28th at 9 PM

Nixon resigns amidst Watergate, while a brutal civil war continues in Vietnam. North Vietnamese troops overtake Saigon with overwhelming force. For the next 40 years, Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for healing and reconciliation.

Folk Legends: Isn't This A Time!

Wednesday, November 29th at 8 PM

Treasure this last and historic gathering of the artists who defined folk music, including Peter, Paul and Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger and The Weavers. The 2003 Carnegie Hall concert features performances the artists considered among their best.

Everly Brothers - Harmonies From Heaven

Wednesday, November 29th at 9:30 PM (Pledge Event)

THE EVERLY BROTHERS – HARMONIES FROM HEAVEN tells the story of Phil and Don Everly, two of the most important and influential early rock ’n’ roll stars of the 1950s and ’60s. Featuring new interview footage with surviving brother Don and archival interviews with Phil, the film delves into their relationship with Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, the songwriting team who wrote many of their early hits, including their first million-seller “Bye Bye Love.” The program also features interviews with those inspired by the Everly Brothers, including Art Garfunkel, Keith Richards, Graham Nash, Dave Edmunds, Tim Rice, and Albert Lee, and highlights their influence on younger generations of artists. Performances include versions of “Bye Bye Love,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bird Dog,” “(Til) I Kissed You,” and “So Sad (to Watch Good Love Go Bad)".

Young Hyacinth (Pledge Event)

Thursday, November 30th at 8 PM

Chart the early life of the remarkable Hyacinth in this prequel to Britcom KEEPING UP APPEARANCES. Hyacinth’s desperate attempts to transform her sisters and darling Daddy into an altogether better class of family are not at all appreciated.

Doc Martin: Revealed

Thursday, November 30th at 9 PM

DOC MARTIN: REVEALED features behind-the-scenes footage from the DOC MARTIN series (Season 6) shot on location in Port Isaac, Cornwall, England. Viewers get inside access to the actors and crew as they film sequences on the balcony at Large's Restaurant and in the nearby pub that doubles for the Crab & Lobster.

Rick Steves' Tasty Europe

Thursday, November 30th at 10:30 PM

In RICK STEVES' TASTY EUROPE, travel expert and globetrotter Rick Steves eats his merry way through Europe. One delightful taste at a time, he shows how food is a prime ingredient in what defines cultures all across the Continent. Join Rick as he slurps seasonal raw herring in Holland and then savors a farm-to-table country feast with a noble family in Tuscany. Rick and his team then drink some local firewater during the salad course in Bulgaria, and enjoy the elegant simplicity of steak tartare and foie gras in the garden of a French château. From dining al fresco in Rome, to joining the locals on a Madrid pub crawl, to learning the secrets of a wine lover's enoteca in Verona, Rick learns that slowing down to truly appreciate what you eat is an essential part of any great travel experience.

Great Performances: Hamilton's America - Pledge

Friday, December 1st at 9 PM

GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.

Great Performances - Hitman: David Foster and Friends

Saturday, December 2nd at 6 PM

Legendary songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements including fourteen Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house. From the stage of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Boz Skaggs, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight, Blake Shelton, Cheryl Lynn, Charice, Katharine McPhee, and Andre Agassi join in the celebration, along with a special performance by Celine Dion and some long-distance best wishes from Kevin Costner and Barbra Streisand.

70's Soul Superstars (My Music) - Pledge

Saturday, December 2nd at 8 PM

Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions.

Folk Legends: Isn't This A Time!

Sunday, December 3rd at 6:30 PM

Treasure this last and historic gathering of the artists who defined folk music, including Peter, Paul and Mary, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger and The Weavers. The 2003 Carnegie Hall concert features performances the artists considered among their best.

80's (My Music)

Sunday, December 3rd at 8 PM

Join host Martha Quinn for a joyful jump into the 1980s, when music videos ruled the airwaves, with hits from Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Journey, Billy Joel, Pat Benatar, Kenny Loggins and Madonna.

Locally Grown - America's Food Revolution

Tuesday, December 5th at 9 PM

With the rise of corporate industrial agriculture and the prevalence of imported food in the U.S. and around the world, for many the idea of community-based food systems has all but disappeared. Yet on California’s rugged North Coast, as in many places around the country, communities are hard at work reviving and revitalizing local agricultural traditions and economies. ‘Locally Grown, America's Food Revolution’ is a film about agricultural subsistence and resistance, about food justice and food sovereignty, about good food and good work. Situated in Humboldt County, amid the towering redwoods and salty ocean waves, the film highlights agri-food feats from the revival of indigenous fishing techniques and the re-establishment of historic grains to cutting-edge hydroponic technologies and innovative ways to connect local farmers with food-insecure families.

Frontline - American Patriot

Tuesday, December 5th at 10 PM

FRONTLINE goes inside the violent battle between a ranching family in the West and the federal government, examining how a simmering fight over land in Nevada and Oregon became deadly, invigorated a wider right-wing anti-government movement, and continues to challenge prosecutors and law enforcement. With deep access to key people on all sides of the battle, the film investigates the standoffs that propelled the Bundy family into the national spotlight and the crosshairs of the federal government, the armed right-wing groups that have rallied to their cause, and what happens next.

Nova - Rise of the Robots

Wednesday, December 6th at 9 PM

Machines with human-like capabilities have long been the stuff of science fiction. Until now. Meet the world's most advanced humanoid robots as they leave the lab, battle real-world challenges and endeavor to become part of our everyday lives.

Remember Pearl Harbor

Thursday, December 7th at 9 PM

Narrated by veteran Hollywood actor Tom Selleck, REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR chronicles the personal stories of veterans and citizens who witnessed the surprise attack by the Japanese on the American Pacific Fleet on December 7, 1941, launching the United States into World War II. Using archival footage and photos and graphics, the documentary shows in detail the bombings on Oahu, along with the fiery explosion of the USS Arizona, the sinking of the USS Oklahoma, and the attacks on Hickam Field, as well as on other parts of the island. REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR documents the 75th anniversary, the tragic events and the courageous acts of those who were in or near Pearl Harbor on that day. The film includes first-person accounts from sailors, airmen, soldiers and civilians, including Lou Conter, USS Arizona; James Downing, USS Virginia; Vernon Carter, US Army Air Corps, Hickam Field; and Barbara Kotinek, who was just six years old at the time and lived within eyesight of Pearl Harbor.

Great British Baking Show - The Christmas Masterclass

Friday, December 8th at 9 PM

Join judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they detail how to make perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, and introduce some tasty treats for the holiday season.

Foo Fighters - Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special

Friday, December 8th at 10 PM

Rock with the great American stadium rock band, having sold 25 million records and won of 11 Grammy Awards, captured in peak performance at the iconic ancient amphitheater at Athens’ Acropolis, hosted by Chad Smith, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer.

Austin City Limits - Margo Price / Hayes Carll

Saturday, December 9th at 9 PM

Welcome up-and-coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to ACL. Price supports her debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter, while Carll sings songs from his album Lovers and Leavers.

The First Silent Night

Sunday, December 10th at 9 PM

"The First Silent Night tells viewers a tale that has been two hundred years in the making. A story that begins in humble circumstances and ends with the creation of the world's most popular carol." For close to two hundred years, one carol has occupied the heart of Christmas celebrations across the world. It has been translated into over 300 languages, performed by Symphony orchestras and celebrated international artists and soloists. Almost every Christmas music release annually includes a new recording of Silent Night. This holiday melody has echoed through the world's shopping centres, exciting the minds of children. Its lullaby strains have drifted across battlefields, calming the hearts of warring nations. No composition, in the history of carols, can be said to have united so many people in the joys and meaning of Christmas. Join renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of Silent Night.

Land Will Outlive Us All

Sunday, December 10th at 10 PM

In an age of texting and tweeting, how do we connect with the tangible? When issues like food equity, climate change, and drought reach the headlines, how can we be good stewards of the land? Singer-songwriter Susan Werner tackles the challenges of rural life in America with powerful lyrics and melodies on her Hayseed album, a song cycle about "farms, farmers, and the people who love them.” Recorded at performance venues in small towns across Nebraska, The Land Will Outlive Us All features Susan’s special brand of insightful Americana music that communicates beyond farm country to audiences seeking an authentic voice about what is still real and tangible in America.

Independent Lens "Newtown"

Monday, December 11th at 10 PM

Newtown explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, the lives of several characters profoundly affected by the fallout of gun violence interconnect and propel the town toward introspection and action.

Finding Your Roots - Southern Roots

Tuesday, December 12th at 8 PM

Three guests of disparate Southern backgrounds, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories.

Frontline - Putin's Revenge, Part 1

Tuesday, December 12th at 10 PM

Amid claims he hacked the 2016 election, the inside story of Vladimir Putin's conflict with the U.S. An investigation of Putin's mounting grievances with the U.S. and his efforts to exact revenge leading up to the presidential election.

Nature - Soul of the Elephant

Wednesday, December 13th at 8 PM

Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, will be an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history.

Jordan Smith - 'Tis the Season

Thursday, December 14th at 10 PM

Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC's The Voice (and biggest selling The Voice artist to date), stars in his very first one-hour concert program, JORDAN SMITH 'TIS THE SEASON. Taped on the Evergreen Stage at Diadan Studios, the special spotlights music from Jordan's new Christmas album "'Tis the Season," and features special guest David Foster, the legendary composer, songwriter and producer (Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion).Jordan performs with his core band, led by musical director Cheche Alara (Latin Grammys and American Idol), along with a string and horns/ woodwind section to round out the sound.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Friday, December 15th at 9 PM

Celebrate the holidays with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This season's cross-cultural spectacular features the world's leading tenor, Rolando Villazon, and seasonal favorites.

Austin City Limits - Ryan Adams Shakey Graves

Saturday, December 16th at 9 PM

Enjoy intimate performances from singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Shakey Graves. Adams performs a special acoustic set of hits and deep cuts. Graves showcases his latest effort, And the War Came.

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

Sunday, December 17th at 8 PM

Caroline's new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian, who's consumed by thoughts of the afterlife, convinced she's being haunted by Eddie.

Victoria on Masterpiece - Doll 123

Sunday, December 17th at 9 PM

As a new queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister leads to a crisis in Parliament.

Independent Lens "Supergirl"

Monday, December 18th at 10 PM

Meet Naomi, a seemingly ordinary Orthodox Jewish preteen from New Jersey whose extraordinary talent — breaking world powerlifting records — turns her into an international phenomenon in this unique coming-of-age story.

Finding Your Roots - Funny Business

Tuesday, December 19th at 8 PM

Comedic guests Garrison Keillor, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari take a serious look at their family trees, learning contrasting stories of assimilation, independence, hardship, and success all over the globe.

Frontline - Putin's Revenge, Part 2

Tuesday, December 19th at 10 PM

How the U.S. struggled to confront Vladimir Putin over Russian involvement in the 2016 election. The film investigates how revenge may have motivated Putin to target American democracy, and the U.S. responses under Presidents Obama and Trump.

Nature - The Story of Cats "Asia to Africa"

Wednesday, December 20th at 8 PM

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special

Thursday, December 21st at 9 PM

Caroline's new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian, who's consumed by thoughts of the afterlife, convinced she's being haunted by Eddie.

Eric Idle's The Entire Universe - The Musical

Friday, December 22nd at 10 PM

Forty-one years ago Rutland Weekend Television presented a Christmas Special on BBC2 starring Beatle George Harrison. Now through lack of popular demand, it’s back. This time the special guest star is Professor Brian Cox. Unfortunately Professor Brian is late arriving from Patagonia where he’s been out of all cell phone service and doesn’t realize that his "lecture" about the birth of "The Entire Universe" is in fact a musical extravaganza arranged by Eric Idle and Robin Ince alongside The Muriel Tritt School of Music and Dance. "The Entire Universe" also stars Warwick Davis, Noel Fielding and Hannah Waddingham with a very special guest appearance from astronaut Tim Peake.

Austin City Limits - Tom Waits

Saturday, December 23rd at 9 PM

Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979.

Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special - Part 2

Sunday, December 24th at 8 PM

Caroline tells Gillian the truth about why she took the new headship. Gillian's mounting guilt over Eddie's death drives her to make a life-changing decision. On the night of Celia's play, a twist of fate means Alan is forced to confront his fears.

Victoria on Masterpiece - Brocket Hall

Sunday, December 24th at 9 PM

Facing rioters and suitors, Victoria grows into her royal role. As she ponders marriage, her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex.

Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2017

Monday, December 25th at 9 PM

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years. Valerie helps a young couple who experience a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.

Sultan and the Saint

Tuesday, December 26th at 8 PM

Explore how St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt risked it all to end the Crusades. A simple Christian friar and a mighty Muslim leader met on a bloody battlefield 800 years ago. What happened next changed world history.

Secrets of Spanish Florida: A Secrets of the Dead Special

Tuesday, December 26th at 9 PM

Join a team of archaeologists, scientists and historians as they reveal the little-known history of America’s Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, long before Jamestown or Plymouth. Actor Jimmy Smits narrates.

Nova - The Day the Dinosaurs Died

Wednesday, December 27th at 9 PM

Investigate how an asteroid vanquished the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. Join scientists as they drill into the impact crater and, for the first time, reconstruct the hell on earth that unfolded in the minutes, hours and months after the impact.

Doc Martin - On the Edge - Part 1

Thursday, December 28th at 8 PM

Having failed to restart his relationship with Louisa Glasson, Martin is forced out of the picture with the arrival of her dad, Terry Glasson. Terry has hatched a scheme with a colleague, Jonathan Crozier, to smuggle in some explosives which they want to use to help them in a robbery. Terry decides to back out of the smuggling, and things get even worse for Doc Martin. As he finds himself held hostage, along with Louisa, by a paranoid Jonathan as he attempts to force Terry to carry out their plan.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Thursday, December 28th at 10 PM

REMEMBERING LEONARD NIMOY is an intimate journey into the personal life of Leonard Nimoy, a prolific actor and director who is best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek franchise. The hour-long documentary features stories from his childhood growing up in Boston in the 1930s and 1940s, an overview of his early career in Hollywood, and a snapshot of his big break-out role on the popular sci-fi series. It also offers a glimpse into the last years of Nimoy's life, revealing how he helped raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the lung disease that took his life, and its toll on his family. The film includes highlights from his remarkable career, never-before-seen home videos and photos, and poignant interviews with Leonard's closest family members, including his children Julie and Adam, his wife Susan, step-son Aaron and his six grandchildren.

Bob Hope: American Masters

Friday, December 29th at 9 PM

During his eight-decade career, Bob Hope (1903-2003) was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment: vaudeville, Broadway, movies, radio, television, popular song and personal appearances, including his annual USO Christmas military tours and hosting the Academy Awards more times than anyone else. A comedy innovator, Hope invented the topical monologue that later became a late-night TV staple and comedy tropes like talking while backing up. He refined a spontaneous, conversational, improvisational style of comedy as a vaudeville master of ceremonies that created a blueprint for acerbic standup comics. Written, directed and produced by John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary), American Masters: This is Bob Hope… presents a candid look at a remarkable life with unprecedented access to Hope’s personal archives, including writings voiced by Billy Crystal and clips from Hope’s body of work.

Austin City Limits - Kendrick Lamar

Saturday, December 30th at 9 PM

Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop of Grammy-nominated superstar Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP To Pimp a Butterfly alongside his hits.

Live from Lincoln Center - New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Bernstein on Broadway

Sunday, December 31st at 9 PM

Join Live From Lincoln Center for a New Year’s Eve tradition. This year the New York Philharmonic celebrates the 100th birthday of the late Leonard Bernstein, its fabled Musical Director from 1958 to 1969. From the dynamic rhythms of West Side Story to the brashness of sailors on leave in On the Town, Bernstein’s music for Broadway charted new stylistic and emotional territory. Led by Bramwell Tovey, with special guests Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit, this loving tribute promises to become a classical music moment to remember.

Austin City Limits - Hall of Fame New Year's Eve 2017

Sunday, December 31st at 11 PM

Enjoy the 2017 Austin City Limits special as Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Trombone Shorty, Raul Malo, Ry Cooder and more. Chris Isaak hosts.