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JULY/AUGUST 2010 From the President’s Desk Dear friends, There’s a great Summer Season coming up at PBS39! A hot season of documentaries, music, History Detectives, Masterpiece, and more! Join Ken Burns for classic baseball stories from the Great Depression through the 1950s, from Joe DiMaggio and Satchel Paige to Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson, to Willie Mays and Don Larsen. These three episodes lead up to the September 2010 premiere of Burns and co-director Lynn Novick’s THE TENTH INNING, a new two-part, four-hour documentary series that takes BASEBALL from the 1990s to present day. History Detectives continues with four more new episodes through July and Masterpiece continues with Poirot, now in its 10th season. Poirot Series X features three brand new mysteries based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Take an epic journey, July 7th, on the Orient Express with David Suchet as he showcases a series of romantic cities and scenery. We invite people from all walks of life to experience the worlds of history, science, nature and public affairs, not to mention world class drama and front row seat musical performances. I invite you to tune in and enjoy PBS39 – your public television station.

Best regards,

Patricia C. Simon President & CEO, PBS39


Weeknights on PBS39 6:00pm PBS Newshour 7:00pm Nightly Business Report 7:30pm/11:00pm Tempo Signature Series

JULY 1 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: South Africa 2 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Providence, RI (hour 2) 10:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Emma Rich, independent and kind spirited, Emma Woodhouse has no interest in

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History Detectives “Lauste Film Clip”: Did a HISTORY DETECTIVES viewer find a clip of the first talking picture? “Baker’s Gold”: What’s the story behind Gold Rush sketches of five and eightpound gold nuggets? “Transatlantic Cable”: Did a beach-comber find a section of the cable? Lost Cave Temples

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11 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Eagles of Mull 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY: Poirot X Murder on the Orient Express Poirot solves the greatest case of

6 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Missing in MiG Alley NOVA puts viewers in the cockpit to experience the lethal split-second duels in the skies over MiG Alley. 9:00 The Civil War: The Cause - 1861 With digitally enhanced images and new stereo sound, THE CIVIL WAR is the saga of celebrated generals

10:30 11:00 marriage herself, but is inspired by matchmaking for those around her. (part 1 of 3) 2 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know 9:30 Pennsylvania Diners and Other Roadside Restaurants 10:30 Sandwiches You Will Like 3 SATURDAY 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 As Time Goes By 10:00 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Waiting For God 12:00 Soundstage: Norah Jones 4 SUNDAY 8:00 A CAPITOL FOURTH Program is hosted by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jimmy Smits, with unrivaled performances by some of the country’s best-known musicians, including Reba McEntire; Darius Rucker; and renowned classical pianist Lang Lang with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly; and more. 9:30 A CAPITOL FOURTH 11:00 EASTENDERS 5 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Salt Lake City, UT (hour 1) A folk art quilt depicting scenes from Mormon history; a valuable Utah landscape painting by Birger Sandzen; and an archive of materials documenting the career of Philip Margetts.

Are You Being Served? Waiting For God Austin City Limits: M. Ward / Okkervil River

and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.

his career aboard the world’s most glamorous train. Great Romances: Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne EASTENDERS

12 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Salt Lake City, UT (hour 2) A writing desk made by one of the original Mormon pioneers; a mid19th-century shotgun; and an 1851 first edition copy of The Pearl of Great Price. 9:00 History Detectives “Andrew Jackson’s Mouth”: The reunification of two halves of a vandalized sculpture of President

7 WEDNESDAY 8:00 David Suchet on the Orient Express: A Masterpiece Special 9:00 Baseball: The National Pastime Joe DiMaggio’s incredible hitting streak; baseball during World War II; Jackie Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. (part 6 of 9) 8 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Belgium & Luxembourg 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Salt Lake City, UT (hour 1) 10:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Emma (part 2 of 3) 11:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Emma (part 3 of 3) 9 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know 9:30 A Hot Dog Program 10:30 An Ice Cream Show

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Andrew Jackson? “Barton Letter”: Why did Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, write a letter about a Civil War soldier? “Spybook”: Does a Pennsylvania man have a notebook that once belonged to a World War I spy? Turmoil and Triumph: The George Shultz Years: A Call to Service (part 1 of 3) George Shultz’ early life, his early cabinet posts and his diplomatic challenges as he’s sworn in as secretary of state.

10 SATURDAY 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 As Time Goes By July


13 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: The Deadliest Plane Crash 9:00 The Civil War: A Very Bloody Affair - 1862 / Forever Free 14 WEDNESDAY 8:00 Breakfast Special Rick Sebak visits interesting and unusual breakfast spots in America,

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proving there’s more to this meal than a bowl of cold cereal. Baseball: The Capital of Baseball The heyday of New York City baseball; the “shot heard round the world”; Willie Mays’ incredible catch in the 1954 World Series; the Brooklyn Dodgers’ first World Series win and move to L.A. (part 7 of 9)

15 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Iran 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Salt Lake City, UT (hour 2) 10:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Sense & Sensibility (part 1 of 2) 16 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know 9:30 Breakfast Special 10:30 Bob Hope: Hollywood’s Brightest Star 17 SATURDAY 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 As Time Goes By 10:00 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Waiting For God 12:00 Austin City Limits: Aimee Mann / Iron & Wine 18 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Andes: The Dragon’s Back 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY: Poirot X The Third Girl A demon-haunted heiress is convinced she has committed murder, but Poirot believes she is innocent. 10:30 Great Romances: Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner 19 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Salt Lake City, UT (hour 3) A set of clubs once owned by George "Gix" Von Elm; a set of 18th-century Chinese white jade carvings; a copy of Brigham Young's Invasion Proclamation. 9:00 History Detectives

of murder in the Middle East, leadTurmoil and Triumph: The ing Poirot to unravel a tragic tale of George Shultz Years: To Start twisted family secrets. the World Again (part 2 of 3) The assassination of Nimoy 26 MONDAY Aquino, the continuing Nicaraguan 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, NV Contra and Iran hostage concerns, (hour 1) the Geneva summit with Soviet Drawings by legendary folk musician leader Gorbachev and the election of Woody Guthrie; an heirloom earlyCorazon Aquino as president in 19th-century tavern clock made by the Philippines. Aaron Willard; and a five-carat, Asscher-cut diamond ring. 20 TUESDAY 9:00 History Detectives 8:00 NOVA: B-29 Frozen in Time 10:00 Turmoil and Triumph: The George 9:00 The Civil War: Simply Murder Shultz Years: Swords Into 1863 / The Universe of Battle Plowshares (part 3 of 3) Summit meeting in Reykjavik, the 21 WEDNESDAY Iran-Contra scandal, CIA mining 8:00 Tavis Smiley Reports: New Orleans: of the harbor in Managua, and Been in the Storm Too Long Shultz’ departure from the As the fifth anniversary of State Department. Hurricane Katrina approaches, Tavis Smiley Reports visits New 27 TUESDAY Orleans, capturing the mood and 8:00 NOVA: Who Killed The Red Baron? spirit of the city’s courageous 9:00 The Civil War: Valley of the residents five years after the levShadow of Death - 1864 / Most ees failed in the wake of Hurricane Hallowed Ground Katrina. 9:00 American Masters: Merle Haggard 28 WEDNESDAY Learning to Live With Myself 8:00 Paul McCartney: The Library of ConThis revealing documentary follows gress Gershwin Prize for Popular musician Merle Haggard for two Song In Performance at the White years, on tour and at home. House (repeats at 9:30) 10:30 Bob Hope: Hollywood’s Brightest Star President Obama presents the Gershwin Prize to McCartney during 22 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Georgia and Armenia 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Salt Lake City, UT (hour 3) 10:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Sense & Sensibility (part 2 of 2) 10:00

23 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know 9:30 Hershey Park: Sweet Memories 10:30 Pennsylvania Breweries 24 SATURDAY 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 9:00 As Time Goes By 10:00 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Waiting For God 12:00 Austin City Limits: Allen Toussaint 25 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Oceans in Glass: Behind The Scenes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY: Poirot X Appointment with Death An archaeological dig is the scene

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this concert event in the White House East Room. How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin

29 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Queensland and The Great Barrier Reef 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, NV (hour 1) 10:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: A Room With A View 30 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know 9:30 Okie Noodling 10:30 Okie Noodling II 31 SATURDAY 8:00 MEMBER FAVORITES

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Masterpiece CLASSIC: Little Dorrit (part 1 of 5) Amy "Little" Dorrit lives in the Marshalsea Prison for Debt caring for her father William Dorrit.

1 SUNDAY - 8 SUNDAY MEMBER FAVORITES 9 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, NV (hour 3) An 1870s Belleek vase made in Trenton, New Jersey; a pair of beautiful Art Nouveau posters; and a movie prop identified as the Barranca Airways prop plane used in the 1939 film Only Angels Have Wings 9:00 History Detectives 10:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes: The Queen of Sheba (part 1 of 4) Host Michael Wood takes an epic journey, following in the path of the Queen of Sheba, searching for Shangri-La in Tibet, untangling the tales of King Arthur’s Celtic Britain and tracing the trek of Jason who sought the Golden Fleece. 10 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Lord of the Ants 9:00 The Civil War: War Is All Hell-1865/ The Better Angels of Our Nature 11 WEDNESDAY

To aid her family, Amy works for stern shut-in Mrs. Clennam. Son Arthur Clennam returns from China after his father's death, haunted by his father's final, mysterious words. Is there a long-buried family secret and does it somehow involve Amy and her family? 13 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know 9:30 WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, The Nazis and The West: Unlikely Friends Historian and filmmaker Laurence Rees tells the unknown story of Stalin’s backroom dealings — first with Hitler and the Nazis and then with Roosevelt and Churchill. (part 1 of 3) 14 SATURDAY 8:00 Keeping Up Apperances 9:00 As TIme Goes By 10:00 Are You Being Served? 11:00 Waiting For God 12:00 Austin City Limits: Elvis Costello/The Band of Heathens

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The Human Spark: Becoming Us Where and when did the “human spark” first ignite? In the caves of France, where 30,000-year-old paintings adorn the walls? Or at a much earlier time — and on another continent? The Human Spark: So Human, So Chimp Alda joins researchers studying our fellow simians to discover both what we share with them and what new skills humans evolved since we went our separate ways. The Human Spark: Brain Matters Viewers literally peer into Alda’s head with a variety of high-tech imaging techniques, looking for his human spark.

12 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Food Hour: Lebanon 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Las Vegas, NV (hour 3)

15 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Violent Hawaii 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY!: Inspector Lewis, Series II, Quality Of Mercy Lewis and Hathaway unearth a dark secret during their investigation into the death of a young actor. 10:30 Great Romances: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman 11:00 EASTENDERS 16 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Milwaukee, WI (hour 1) A 1952 Fender Esquire guitar; a late 19th-century child's sled in the shape of a swan; and an 18th-century desk and bookcase passed down to the owner from his great-grandfather, a former governor of Connecticut. 9:00 History Detectives 10:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes: Arthur: The Once and Future King (part 2 of 4)

17 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Lizard Kings 9:00 Ken Burns American Stories: Mark Twain (part 1 of 2) Tracing Twain's rise from his humble birth in Missouri to his prosperous life in Connecticut as the nation's best-selling author, “Mark Twain” reveals a compelling portrait of the father of American literature. 18 WEDNESDAY 8:00 LIVE From Lincoln Center: South Pacific Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical

classic tale of love and prejudice stars Kelli O'Hara (pictured) as Nellie Forbush. It remains the only series of regularly scheduled live broadcast performances on American television today. 19 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Caribbean Islands: St. Lucis, Martinique & Montserrat 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Milwuakee, WI (hour 1) 10:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Little Dorrit (part 2 of 5) Romance and heart break are in the air. John Chivery proposes to Amy Dorrit, while Arthur Clennam's aspirations for Pet Meagles become deflated after meeting another suitor, Henry Gowan.

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20 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know 9:30 WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, The Nazis and The West: Cracks In The Alliance (part 2 of 3) August 12, 1942, Stalin comes face-toface with Churchill in Moscow.

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force against New Orleans citizens and then tried to cover up their actions. Washing Away: After the Storms Still Waiting: Life After Katrina A story of resilience, family, and at tachment to place. The documentary

21 SATURDAY 8:00 See August 14 Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: K’Naan/ Mos Def 22 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Rhinoceros 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY!: Inspector Lewis, Sereis II, The Point of Vanishing The murder of a small-time criminal leads Lewis and Hathaway to a prominent Oxford don-turnedcelebrity atheist. 10:00 Great Romances: Shirley and Henry Fonda 11:00 EASTENDERS 23 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Milwaukee, WI (hour 2) A 1772 needlework sampler; a circa 1890 Japanese bronze sculpture; and a ruby and diamond bracelet, pur chased from Austria’s Empress Eugenie in the 1890s. 9:00 History Detectives 10:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes: Shangri-La (part 3 of 4) 24 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: The Four-Winged Dinosaur 9:00 Ken Burns American Stories: Mark Twain (part 2 of 2) 25 WEDNESDAY 8:00 Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2010 The Vienna Philharmonic, with guest conductor Franz Welser-Möst, continues its summertime tradition with another open-air concert held in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. 9:00 FRONTLINE: Law and Disorder A year-long, ongoing collaboration among FRONTLINE, ProPublica and

the New Orleans Times-Picayune, in vestigates charges that NOPD officers inappropriately used lethal August

focuses on an African-American/Creole family of 155 people from the New Orleans area. 26 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Midwest U.S.A. 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Milwaukee, WI (hour 2) 10:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Little Dorrit (part 3 of 5) The villainous Rigaud (under an as sumed name), begins an extortion scheme against Mrs. Clennam. 27 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know 9:30 WWII Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, The Nazis and The West: Dividing The World On the verge of an Allied victory in Europe, a new fight was just beginning over who would control which parts of Europe. (part 3 of 3) 28 SATURDAY 8:00 See August 14 Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: Esperenza Spald ing/Madeleine Peyroux

29 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Superfish 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY!: Inspector Lewis, Sereis III, Counterculture Blues On a routine disturbance call, Lewis is shocked to encounter a rock star (Joanna Lumley) believed to have died years before. 30 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Milwaukee, WI (hour 3) A Persian rug the owner used to cover furniture in the rain; a stained glass figurine originally commissioned for the owner of horse racing legend Dan Patch; and two milestone game baseballs autographed by Milwaukee Braves legend Warren Spahn. 9:00 In Search of Myths and Heroes: Jason & The Argonauts (part 4 of 4) 31 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors - First Steps NOVA presents a comprehensive threepart, three-hour special, investigating explosive new discoveries that are transforming the picture of how we be came human. (part 1) 9:00 NOVA: Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors - Birth of Humanity (part 2) Program investigates the first skeleton that really looks like us — “Turkana Boy” — an astonishingly complete specimen of Homo erectus found by the famous Leakey team in Kenya. 10:00 NOVA: Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors - Last Human Standing (part 3) Program examines the roots of our own species, Homo sapiens, which new evidence pinpoints to southern Africa some 200,000 years ago.


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