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MARCH 2012

March 2012 Weeknights on PBS39

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MAR. 1 THURSDAY 7:30 Great Performances: Jackie Evancho: Dream With Me in Concert Jackie Evancho – the 11-year-old girl with the extraordinarily big voice – who came to national prominence on “America’s Got Talent” returns to PBS. 9:00 Dennis DeYoung “A Soundstage Special” Former Styx front man Dennis DeYoung performs with a 41-piece orchestra and members of the Chicago Children's Choir. Selections include Styx hits and songs from the Broadway musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” which DeYoung scored. 11:00 Use Your Brain To Change Your Age With Dr. Daniel Amen Award-winning psychiatrist, brain imaging expert and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen shows you how to look and feel younger everyday by boosting the physical power of your brain.

2 FRIDAY 7:00 Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue A powerful call-to-action for American consumers concerned about their retirement. Ed Slott defines the monumental fiscal problems facing Americans and provides a step-by-step solution to creating a plan of action. 9:00 Brit Floyd: The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show 'A Foot In The Door' World Tour 2012 A brand new show celebrating the amazing musical legacy of Pink Floyd. (repeats at 10:00) 11:00 Blood Sugar Solution with Dr. Mark Hyman Dr. Mark Hyman explains the underlying causes of “diabesity”and helps you overcome them.

3 SATURDAY 7:00 Great Performances: Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall Mark’s the musical’s Silver Anniversary, in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London’s Royal Albert Hall. 10:30 The B-52s with the Wild Crowd Live in Athens, Georgia Show commemorates the 34th anniversary of the band’s first-ever “live” show. 4 SUNDAY 6:00 Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled 9:00 Downton Abbey - Behind the Drama The cast and creators tell the story of the show from the inside -- talking exclusively about their characters and the gripping storylines across both series. 10:00 The Story of Costume Drama: The Greatest Stories Ever Told Celebrate 50 years of small-screen historical costume drama. Keeley Hawes narrates. 11:00 EASTENDERS 5 MONDAY 7:00 Easy Yoga for Easing Pain 8:00 Big Band Years Vocalists Relive the Big Band era with the “crooners” and “canaries” of the 1940s, featuring the greatest vocalists of the period when they started their careers performing with orchestras and dance bands. Among the legendary artists and timeless hits in-


cluded in the rare, vintage footage are Louis Armstrong, Perry Como, Doris Day, Peggy Lee and many more. Using Your Brain To Change Your Age

6 TUESDAY 7:00 Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled 10:00 Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue 7 WEDNESDAY 7:00 Great Performances: Tony Bennett II 9:00 Dennis DeYoung: A Soundstage Special 11:00 Easy Yoga For Easing Pain 8 THURSDAY 7:00 Under the Streetlamp Enjoy unforgettable entertainment from a quartet composed of recent leading cast members of the musical Jersey Boys.


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19 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Honolulu, HI A first edition copy of Jack London's Call of the Wild; a 1915 Hawaiian flag quilt bearing the coat of arms of King Kamehameha; a violin and bow purchased for the owner's aunt in 1921. 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Bismarck, ND Samurai swords brought back from Japan in 1898; late 19th-century journals from a country store near Grand Forks; and a mid-19thcentury heirloom Bennington pottery lion. 20 TUESDAY 8:00 American Experience: Into The Deep: America, Whaling and The World Chart the rapid rise and precipitous decline of the American whaling industry, which powered the start of the industrial revolution and laid the groundwork for a global economy in the 18th and 19th centuries. 10:00 FRONTLINE: The Vaccine War 21 WEDNESDAY 8:00 NATURE: Survivors of the Firestorm Trace the remarkable ability of Australian bushfire victims to bounce



back and the environment’s extraordinary capacity for healing. NOVA: Extreme Ice Investigate the mystery of the melting ice sheets that will affect the fate of coastlines around the world. Steve Jobs - One Last Thing Gain unique insight into what made Steve Jobs tick. He was a great innovator in business and technology, but why was he great?

22 THURSDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Honolulu, HI 9:00 The Adirondacks Explore the region, history, and land scape of New York’s Adirondack Park as told through a series of passionate characters each with a distinct per spective of its past, present and fu ture.

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GREAT PERFORMANCES: JACKIE EVANCHO: DREAM WITH ME IN CONCERT March 1st, 7:30pm The 11-year-old girl with the extraordinarily big voice – who came to national prominence on “America’s Got Talent” where she dazzled the audience with her rendition of Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” and Sarah Brightman’s hits “Piu Jesu” and “Time to Say Goodbye,” returns to PBS after her sensational guest appearance on GREAT PERFORMANCES “Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends.”

DENNIS DEYOUNG “A SOUNDSTAGE SPECIAL” March 1st, 9:00pm Former Styx front man Dennis DeYoung performs with a 41-piece orchestra and members of the Chicago Children's Choir. Selections include Styx hits and songs from the Broadway musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” which DeYoung scored.

BRIT FLOYD: THE WORLD’S GREATEST PINK FLOYD SHOW March 2nd, 9:00pm To celebrate the release of the brand new official Pink Floyd 'Best Of' album, A Foot In the Door, the performance will include all of Pink Floyd's best work, in its entirety - track by track - and as selected, personally, by Pink Floyd band members themselves.

Ticket offer available at for the May 12th concert at Penn’s Peak.

Ticket offer available at for the March 17th concert at the Tower Theatre.

KANSAS- “There’s Know Place Like Home” March 8th, 8:30pm In their hometown of Topeka, KANSAS celebrated their 35th Anniversary with a symphonic concert, accompanied by the Washburn University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Larry Baird. KANSAS delivers favorites such as “Dust In The Wind,” “Carry On Wayward Son” and more. Phil Ehart “live” in our studio. Ticket offer available at for a September 14th concert at the Sands Events Center.

AN EVENING WITH IL DIVO: LIVE IN LONDON March 12, 7:00pm The operatic pop vocal group Il Divo — Spanish baritone Carlos Marín, Swiss tenor Urs Bühler, American tenor David Miller and French pop singer Sébastien Izambard — the program showcases the ‘popera’ quartet’s sophisticated vocal stylings and cross-continental flair with a set list that features romantic, rich harmonies and heart-breaking ballads.

TOMMY EMMANUEL: CENTER STAGE March 12, 8:30pm Recognized as the elite of the elite and arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player, two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel has mesmerized both fellow musicians and audiences alike with a professional career that spans over four decades Ticket offer available at for a June 6th concert at ArtsQuest.

THE B-52s WITH THE WILD CROWD: LIVE IN ATHENS, GA March 3rd, 10:30pm Recorded in their hometown of Athens, Georgia, this show captures the B-52s celebrating the 34th anniversary of the band's first ever live show on Valentine's Day 1977. Show includes the classics: "Love Shack", "Rock Lobster", "Give Me Back My Man", "Funplex", "Roam", "Planet Claire", "Whammy Kiss" and many more. Ticket offer available at for the July 17th concert at the Sands Event Center.

CELTIC THUNDER: VOYAGE March 13th, 7:00pm VOYAGE takes a journey through the varying styles of Celtic and Irish music, from old and traditional standards such as “Lagan Love” and “Maid of Culmore” to more contemporary, modern Irish songs, “Past The Point of Rescue,” “Ride On and All Day Long” and more. Ryan and Neil “live” in our studio. Ticket offer available at for an October 5th concert at the Sands Event Center.

UNDER THE STREETLAMP March 8th, 7:00pm America’s hottest new vocal group, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook in this special recorded at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana. The quartet deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment. Ticket offer available at for a June 22nd concert at the Merriam Theatre.

RAMIN KARIMLOO IN CONCERT - starring in Phantom of the Opera See Ramin in concert as he performs with a live band a varied programme of stunning new songs from his album along side some much loved West End favourites including: “Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera, “Some Enchanted Evening” from South Pacific plus many more. Ticket offer available at for a September 12th concert at ArtsQuest.

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23 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need To Know 9:00 PBS Arts from Cleveland: Women Who Rock From Bessie Smith to Janis Joplin to Lady Gaga, this performance documentary vibrates with energy as it traces the indelible mark that amazing women musicians have made on America’s soundtrack. The program also reveals new insights into what it means to be female in the male-dominated world of rock and roll. 10:00 Steve Jobs - One Last Thing 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: Coldplay Modern-rock giants Coldplay, perform hits and selections from their newest LP, Mylo Xyloto. 25 SUNDAY 8:00 Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Parts 1 & 2) This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous


Americans such as Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Samuel Jackson, Condoleeza Rice and others, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in America. Masterpiece Contemporary: The Song of Lunch Two ex-lovers meet for lunch at their favorite haunt from years before. Will sparks reignite? Will some other explosion ensue? Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman star in this funny, bittersweet drama.

26 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, TX (Hour 1) A 19th-century Fiji split whale’s tooth necklace; Andy Warhol’s 1966 artist’s proof of a print of Jacqueline Kennedy; a 1937 first edition copy of The Hobbit, and author J.R.R. Tolkien’s signature. 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Bismarck, ND A painting of a Northern Pacific Railroad train that may once have graced a Fargo railroad station; a Civil War photo collection of members of Morgan's Raiders; and a collection of University of North Dakota pottery. 10:00 Fenway Park at 100 Celebrate the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox/Yankees game as a

thread, the film tells the story of Fenway’s long history as a venue for sports and as a public space: masses for WWI soldiers, a 1922 Irish Republican rally, FDR’s last presidential campaign speech, concerts by Bruce Springsteen and others. 27 TUESDAY 8:00 Fenway Park at 100 9:00 American Experience: Triangle Fire On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village. Learn how that fire led to workplace safety laws. 10:00 FRONTLINE : Murdoch’s Scandal 28 WEDNESDAY 8:00 NATURE: Ocean Giants: Giant Lives The great whales – such as the blue and the bowhead – are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet. Yet these mighty leviathans feed on tiny shrimp and sardines. “Giant Lives” discovers why size matters in the world of whales. 9:00 NOVA: Cracking The Genetic Code What will it mean when most of us afford to have the information in our


DNA - all three billion chemical letters of it - read, stored and available for analysis? As NOVA reveals in "Bioethics" we stand on the verge of a revolution in medicine. Quest for the Lost Maya Explore archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico. Follow their dramatic rise to prominence and see new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900’s AD.

29 THURSDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, TX (Hour 1) 9:00 Great Performances: The Thomashefsky’s: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater Watch and listen as the words and music of the American Yiddish theater come to life. 30 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need To Know 9:00 Great Performances: San Francisco Symphony at 100 The San Francisco Symphony celebrates its centennial season. From the ashes of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 rose the desire of a community to embrace music and build an orchestra to restore its spirit. Music director Michael Tilson Thomas with guest artists Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang perform works by Copland, Mendelssohn and Britten.

31 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: Sonic Youth/The Black Keys


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