APRIL / MAY 2010
From the President’s Desk
Spring is one of the most exciting times of year for PBS39! The Great Online Auction kicks off on April 16th and is sure to be one of our best auctions yet! Tune in for the Auction preview shows starting April 12th at 7:30pm. Click, bid and support PBS39 while getting wonderful deals on travel, entertainment and restaurants. I am also excited to announce our new Mother’s Day flower campaign. PBS39 and Phoebe Floral have partnered to provide you with a way to send flowers on Mother’s Day while also contributing to the station. Please see the back cover for details. In addition to all of the wonderful things happening off-air, be sure to tune in to Globe Trekker now airing on Thursdays at 8pm, and new specials like The Buddha. Best wishes for a wonderful Spring!
Patricia C. Simon
President & CEO, PBS39
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APR. 1 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: World War II in Europe 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Denver, CO (hour 1) A poster of the famous Wright Flyer airplane; a first edition copy of William Faulkner’s Sartoris ; and an heirloom collection of jewelry that includes a diamond ring crafted by “Jeweler to the Stars” Paul Flato. 10:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY! Miss Marple Nemesis 2 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 NOW on PBS 9:00 Bill Moyers Journal 10:00 Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre 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 Austin City Limits: Wilco 4 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Moment of Impact: Hunters & Herds
Using the latest HD camera lenses and computer graphics, “Moment of Impact” takes the viewer inside the animal to present an innovative and revolutionary look at the bio-engineering of “how animals work.” This episode focuses on savannahs and grasslands, Masterpiece CLASSIC: Sharpe’s Peril Sharpe leads a ragtag party of civilians and soldiers on a march across India.
5 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Denver, CO (hour 2) A Dodger’s game-used jersey, worn by pitcher Don Drysdale; an heirloom 17th-century Massachusetts armchair; and an heirloom 1817 needlework family portrait. 9:00 The Mormons (part 1) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's
11 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Moment of Impact: Jungle 9:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Diary of Anne Frank
The most accurate-ever adaptation of Anne Frank’s moving account of life hiding from the Nazis stars new comer Ellie Kendrick (An Education ) as a maturing teenager who undergoes an extraordinary ordeal. fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. 6 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way Examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe. 9:00 The Mormons (part 2) 7 WEDNESDAY 8:00 The Buddha This documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. Richard Gere narrates. 10:00 The Adventists 8 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Holy Lands: Jerusalem and the West Bank 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Dener, CO (hour 2) 10:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY! Miss Marple: At Bertram’s Hotel 9 FRIDAY 8:00 See April 2 Lineup 10:00 To Market, To Market to Buy A Fat Pig 10 SATURDAY 8:00 See April 3 Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: Kings of Leon/ Roky Erickson
12 MONDAY 7:30 Auction Preview Show 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Denver, CO (hour 3) Two circa 1958 prototype chairs designed by the guest’s father; a salesman’s sample canoe; and a 1941 Mar tin guitar. 9:00 The Polio Crusade: An American Experience 10:00 Among the Righteous: Lost Stories From the Holocaust in Arab Lands This new documentary chronicles the story of Robert Satloff, head of a respected Washington, DC policy center, and his search to find
an Arab, who in the face of the German and Fascist occupation of North Africa, took action to save his Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust. 13 TUESDAY 7:30 Auction Preview Show 8:00 NOVA: Hunting the Edge of Space The Ever Expanding Universe This episode investigates the universe’s distant past — and its future.
FRONTLINE: Obama’s Deal FRONTLINE goes behind closed doors at the White House, to examine the political battles and costly compromises that defined the Obama administration’s efforts toward healthcare reform. Swimming in Auschwitz: The Survival Stories of Six Women
14 WEDNESDAY 7:30 Auction Preview Show 8:00 When Families Grieve Katie Couric and the Sesame Street
Muppets help families cope with the death of a parent, presenting strategies that are child-appropriate and useful for the whole family. Worse Than War An exploration of the nature of genocide, ethnic cleansing and large-scale mass murder in our time.
15 THURSDAY 7:30 Auction Preview Show 8:00 Globe Trekker: Senegal and Cape Verde 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Dener, CO (hour 2) 10:00 Mystery! Miss Marple: Ordeal By Innocence 16 FRIDAY 7:30 Auction Preview Show 8:00 See April 2 Lineup 10:00 A Cemetery Special 17 SATURDAY 8:00 See April 3 Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: My Morning Jacket 18 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Frogs: Thin Green Line The large-scale die-offs of frogs.
Masterpiece CLASSIC: Small Island The moving saga of two couples — one Jamaican, one English — whose
23 FRIDAY 8:00 See April 2 Lineup 10:00 Shore Things 24 SATURDAY 8:00 See April 3 Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: Willie Nelson / Asleep at the Wheel 25 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Fellowship of the Whales 9:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: Small Island (part 2 of 2)
lives intertwine in both friendship and tragic misunderstanding in post-WWII Britain. (part 1) 19 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Phoenix, AZ (hour 1) A circa 1905 advertising display for waterproof baby pants; a 1797 Chippendale marriage chest; a collection of original Charles Schulz “Peanuts” artwork. 9:00 Earth Days: American Experience 20 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: The Big Energy Gamble California’s aggressive pursuit of a sustainable energy future. 9:00 FRONTLINE: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan FRONTLINE investigates the illegal practice in Afghanistan of trading young boys for sexual favors. 10:00 Independent Lens: Dirt! The Movie 21 WEDNESDAY 8:00 Through a Dog’s Eyes The journey of recipients as they go through the heartwarming and sometimes difficult process of receiving and becoming acclimated to a dog. 9:00 P.O.V.: Food, Inc. A powerful, startling indictment of industrial food production. 22 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Madrid City Guide 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Phoenix, AZ (hour 1) 10:00 MYSTERY! Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye
26 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Phoenix, AZ (hour 2) A 1982 bronze maquette by renowned sculptor Henry Moore; an heirloom amethyst jewelry collection; and an early abstract painting by Chuck Close. 9:00 My Lai: American Experience Examines one of the darkest chap ters of the Vietnam War: the 1968 My Lai massacre, its cover-up and the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities. 10:00 A Necessary Journey 27 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Mind Over Money 9:00 Frontline: The Vaccine War 10:00 SS United States: Lady in Waiting 28 WEDNESDAY 8:00 Great Performances: Hamlet from the Royal Shakespeare Company Classical stage and screen actors Sir Patrick Stewart as Claudius and David Tennant as the titular Dane reprise their roles in this television adaptation. 29 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Las Vegas City Guide 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Phoenix, AZ (hour 2) 10:00 MYSTERY! Miss Marple: Murder Is Easy 30 FRIDAY 8:00 See April 2 Lineup 10:00 Sandwiches You Will Like
MAY 1 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 Drive-By Truckers / Ryan Bingham 2 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Kilauea: Mountain of Fire Kilauea, on Hawaii’s Big Island, is the world’s most active volcano. 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY! : Foyle’s War, Series VI: The Russian House
5 WEDNESDAY 8:00 Secrets of the Dead: Japanese SuperSub Relates how close the Japanese came to using an advanced submarine for an attack on the U.S. 9:00 Colosseum: Rome’s Arena of Death 10:00 Pompeii: The Last Day 6 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Indonesia: Java and Sumatra 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: Phoenix, AZ (hour 3) 10:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY! Miss Marple: They Do It With Mirrors 7 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know (NEW) 9:30 Monarchy: The Royal Family At Work State Visit (part 1 & 2) 8 SATURDAY 8:00 See May 1 Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: Manu Chao
MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! kicks off its 2010 season with three new episodes of the popular World War II whodunit. In this first episode, Foyle stumbles upon an international cover-up that could reveal the darkest secrets of the War Office. Great Romances
3 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Phoenix, AZ (hour 3) A violin made by the Gagliano family in Naples in the early 1800s and a violin bow made in France in the shop of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume. 9:00 Roads to Memphis: American Experience The wildly disparate yet fatefully
9 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Born Wild: The First Days of Life 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY!: Foyle’s War, Series VI: Killing Time To solve the murder of a local girl, Foyle must go head-to-head with the U.S. Army. 10:30 Great Romances 10 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: San Jose, CA (hour 1) A Tlingit bowl and ladle pro cured during an 1877 trip to Alaska. 9:00 Into the Deep: America, Whaling & The World: American Experience The American whaling industry was the global marketplace of the 18th and 19th centuries. 11 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Hunt For The Super Twister 9:00 Faces of America: Becoming American 10:00 FRONTLINE: TBA
entwined stories of assassin James Earl Ray and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 4 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Mt. St. Helens Back From the Dead 9:00 Faces of America: The Promise of America 10:00 FRONTLINE: TBA
12 WEDNESDAY 8:00 Secrets of the Dead: Churchill’s Deadly Decision The story of Churchill’s decision to sink the French fleet. 9:00 American Masters: The Doors: When You’re Strange
Masterpiece MYSTERY! Miss Marple: Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?
14 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know - 102 (NEW) 9:30 Monarchy: The Royal Family At Work: Headquarters/Head of State 15 SATURDAY 8:00 See May 1 Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: Pearl Jam 16 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Crash: A Tale of Two Species A story of the interconnection of life: NATURE discovers how the plummeting number of horseshoe crabs affects the red knot, a tiny bird. 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY!: Foyle’s War, Series VI: The Hide The newly retired Foyle battles to save a young man from the executioner’s noose. 17 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: San Jose, CA (hour 2) A painting by the German genre painter Carl Herpfer. 9:00 The Hurricane of ‘38: American Experience In September of 1938, people in New England found themselves, virtually without warning, in the midst of the most devastating storm ever recorded in North America. 10:00 Apollo Wives 18 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Storm That Drowned A City 9:00 Faces of America: Making America 10:00 FRONTLINE: TBA 19 WEDNESDAY 8:00 Secrets of the Dead: Deadliest Battle Reveals the full impact of the hor rific Battle of Stalingrad, which changed the course of WWII and established the Soviet Union as a superpower. 9:00 Ground War: Warrior Weapons Explores the key technological advances that have defined ground
13 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Pacific Islands: Fiji, Vanuatu & Solomon 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: San Jose, CA (hour 1) 10:00
warfare through the ages. Ground War: Battlefield Mobility May
20 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Nepal 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: San Jose, CA (hour 2) 10:00 Masterpiece CLASSIC: The 39 Steps 21 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know - 103 (NEW) 9:30 Monarchy: The Royal Family At Work: The Queen and Us/Inside the Firm 22 SATURDAY 8:00 See May 1 Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: Dave Matthews 23 SUNDAY 8:00 NATURE: Why We Love Cats and Dogs 9:00 Masterpiece MYSTERY!: Miss Marple: Series V: The Mirror Cracked from Side To Side Several people are found poisoned soon after a celebrated actress and her film director husband settle in St. Mary Mead. Starring Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple.
24 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: San Jose, CA (hour 3) Three Great Basin baskets made in Nevada. 9:00 Riding the Rails: American Experience During the Depression-era in the 1930s, tens of thousands of teenagers hopped freight trains in search of a better life elsewhere. Through first-hand accounts, this program recalls the stories of teen drifters crisscrossing America during tough times. 10:00 A Ride Along the Lincoln Highway 25 TUESDAY 8:00 NOVA: Mystery of the Megavolcano 9:00 Faces of America: Record Within 10:00 FRONTLINE: TBA 26 WEDNESDAY 8:00 Secrets of the Dead: Airmen and the Headhunters 9:00 Ground War: Firepower 10:00 Ground War: Command and Control 27 THURSDAY 8:00 Globe Trekker: Mongolia 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: San Jose, CA (hour 3) 10:00 Masterpiece Theatre: The Ruby In the Smoke 28 FRIDAY 8:00 Washington Week 8:30 Need to Know - 104 (NEW) 9:30 Medal of Honor
29 SATURDAY 8:00 See May 1 Lineup 12:00 Austin City Limits: Foo Fighters 30 SUNDAY 7:00 Flyboys: Western Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen 8:00 National Memorial Day Concert (repeats at 9:30pm) 31 MONDAY 8:00 Antiques Roadshow: Orlando, FL (hour 1) A photo signed by the entire cast of the hit TV series “Bonanza”; a sterling silver Tiffany vase; and a collection of etchings and dry points by James Mc Neill Whistler. 9:00 Civilian Conservation Corps: American Experience Program interweaves rich archival imagery with the personal accounts of CCC veterans to tell the story of one of the boldest and most popular New Deal experiments.
National Memorial Day Concert 2010 On Memorial Day weekend, PBS will unite the nation with an evening that has become an American tradition. The multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, featuring an all-star line-up in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for this country.
Offering viewers a time to remember, to heal and bring the country together, the event has become the nation’s memorial service. The top-rated show will be broadcast live in HD from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, to millions more at home and, on the American Forces Radio and Television Network, to troops serving around the world.
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