CenterPiece March 2022

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03/2022 North Carolina Awards • Rootle’s Block Party LIVE! at Home • The Burren: Heart of Stone

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Catch up with this bold adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished final work. Don’t miss the new season of Sanditon on Masterpiece. PREMIERES SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 9 PM, ON PBS NC


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Louise Lamont, an actress and PBS North Carolina benefactor, in a 1961 publicity shot

10 UNC-TV Drive PO Box 14900 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4900 1-919-549-7000 or 1-800-906-5050 PBS North Carolina network stations are: Asheville WUNF-TV Canton/Waynesville WUNW-TV Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Durham WUNC-TV Charlotte/Concord WUNG-TV Edenton/Columbia WUND-TV Greenville WUNK-TV Jacksonville WUNM-TV Linville WUNE-TV Lumberton WUNU-TV Roanoke Rapids WUNP-TV Wilmington WUNJ-TV Winston-Salem WUNL-TV Four digital channels offer unique programming: PBS NC North Carolina Channel Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel Explorer Channel Cable or satellite users, check with your service provider for the PBS North Carolina channel numbers assigned to your area. Chief Executive Officer: Lindsay Bierman Programming: Galen Black Art Director: Maria Bilinski Shain Copywriter/Editor: Sid Rodríguez PBS North Carolina Board of Trustees: Chair: Jack Clayton, Raleigh Vice Chair: Anne Mayo Evans, Fayetteville Eric Barstow, Raleigh Sabrina Bengel, New Bern Eddie Buffaloe, Raleigh Catherine Truitt, Raleigh Culley C. Carson IV, Raleigh Richard Thomas Craven, Fayetteville Don Curtis, Raleigh Joseph H. Ely, Winston-Salem Rick French, Cary Duane Hall, Raleigh Peter Hans, Chapel Hill Kody H. Kinsley, Raleigh Pat Rodgers, Charlotte Dr. Charles A. Sanders, Durham Michael Schoenfeld, Durham Thomas Stith III, Raleigh Eric Teal, Charlotte Vickie Walker, Charlotte Bill R. West, Fayetteville Reid Wilson, Raleigh Don Woodard, Asheville Questions? viewer@pbsnc.org or 1-888-292-7070 Connect with us at pbsnc.org, facebook.com/mypbsNC, twitter.com/mypbsNC and instagram/mypbsNC.

Be Like Louise Have a Plan and Keep It Updated I love my role at PBS North Carolina. My purpose is to promote estate and planned gifts and to steward the PBS North Carolina Legacy Society, the folks who have designated us as a beneficiary in their estate plan. It’s a treat to get to know our supporters and help them with their charitable interests. In recent years, PBS North Carolina has regularly promoted estate planning by providing info and encouragement to our supporters as they create their legacy. You don’t have to make an estate gift Thursday, April 21 to PBS North Carolina, but you do need 10:30 AM a plan of some sort. As a favorite teacher once said, “Everyone needs a will, you can’t take it with you.” This April, we’ll offer a virtual intro to estate planning with Kathleen Rodberg, an attorney who specializes in elder law with the Asheville law firm McGuire Wood & Bissette.

ESTATEPLANNING WEBINAR

PBS North Carolina has benefitted from many estate plans, and I enjoy learning about benefactors who came along years before I arrived. The late Louise Lamont of Chapel Hill loved the theater. An amateur actress, Louise was either on or near the stage for much of her life. She loved quality television and was a longtime supporter of PBS North Carolina. A widow, Louise took control of her financial affairs and produced a thoughtful last will and testament. When she died in 1996, her estate established the John and Louise Lamont Fund, a permanent endowment for the general support of PBS North Carolina. In essence she still supports what she enjoyed in life. I regret never knowing Louise, but here at PBS North Carolina her legacy endures. If you’d like to create or update an estate plan, join us Thursday, April 21, at 10:30 AM for our webinar. To RSVP, email giftplanning@pbsnc.org or call 877-485-3200 by April 15. Here’s to all of our great supporters. Thank you!

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Photo above: Publicity shot for The Matchmaker (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Photographic Laboratory Collection)

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ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT 6 AM Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! DV Weekends: Clifford the Big Red Dog DV 6:30 Ready Jet Go! DV Weekends: WordWorld DV 7:00 Peg+Cat DV Weekends, until 10 AM: Read-a-roo’s Block Party 3/26 & 3/27: Read-a-roo’s Block Party Live at Home 7:30 Super Why! DV 8:00 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV 9:00 Sesame Street DV 3/19 & 3/20: Read-a-roo’s Block Party Live at Home 9:30 Elinor Wonders Why DV 10:00 Clifford the Big Red Dog DV Weekends: Sesame Street DV

2:30 Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV 3:00 3/19 & 3/20: Read-a-roo’s Block Party Live at Home 3:30 Elinor Wonders Why DV 4:00 Donkey Hodie DV Weekends: Molly of Denali DV 4:30 Curious George DV 10:30 Dinosaur Train DV Weekends: Arthur DV Weekends: Super Why DV 5:00 Alma’s Way DV 11:00 Let’s Go Luna! DV Weekends: Odd Squad DV Weekends: 5:30 Xavier Riddle DV Clifford the Big Red Dog DV Weekends: Wild Kratts 11:30 Curious George DV 6 PM M olly of Denali DV Weekends: Weekends, until 10 PM: Pinkalicious PBS Family Fun Night & Peterrific DV 6:30 Hero Elementary DV Noon Nature Cat 7:00 Wild Kratts Weekends: 8:00 Odd Squad DV Dinosaur Train DV 9:00 Arthur DV 12:30 Xavier Riddle DV 10:00 Cyberchase DV Weekends: 10:30 Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV Let’s Go Luna! DV Weekends: Wordgirl DV 1:00 Molly of Denali DV 11:00 Weekends: Weekends, until 4 PM: Hero Elementary DV Read-a-roo’s Block Party 3/26 & 3/27: 11:30 Elinor Wonders Why DV Read-a-roo’s Block Weekends: Xavier Riddle DV Party Live at Home See Rootle’s overnight schedule 1:30 Hero Elementary DV at pbsnc.org/rootle. 2:00 Cyberchase DV

Be Our Guest Rootle’s Block Party LIVE! at Home is back! Get ready to join Miss E, Miss Shana and Read-a-roo as they discover what it means to be a caring neighbor. Enjoy fun hands-on activities and guest appearances, including friends from the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region, Burke County & Cumberland County 4-H, Mother’s Finest Family Farms, North Carolina families and more. This special edition of Rootle’s Block Party LIVE! at Home premieres Saturday, March 19, 9 AM, on PBS NC and Rootle.

Brave Heart Join Grover for an animated special inspired by the classic The Monster at the End of this Book. In Sesame Street: The Monster at the End of this Story, premiering Monday, March 7, 9 AM, on Rootle, Grover learns to face his fears with a little help from his friends.

Grow a Digital Garden Tallyho! In this activity inspired by Nature Cat, explore cause-and-effect relationships and discover what plants need to thrive. Get creative with the PBS KIDS ScratchJr app and learn how to make your own plants and trees flourish. Learn more: pbsnc.org/plants Rootle continues on next page >

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Bye-Bye, Winter After a long, cold winter, it’s thrilling to feel the warm sun on your face and the longer days. Here are seven ways to explore the outdoors and welcome spring: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Play in the rain Catch the wind Go on a walk or bike ride Plant a garden Watch for wildlife Look to the skies Go on a picnic

Learn more: pbsnc.org/outdooractivities

Hello, Spring Celebrate the change of seasons with your little ones. Encourage them to ask questions about the world around them. Questions to Ask: • How is spring different from winter? How is the weather changing? What do you notice about the grass, trees and plants? • How does the changing weather affect the animals in our neighborhood? What are birds up to? What about bugs and insects? Have you seen any animals that you didn’t see in the winter? • What colors do we find in nature when it is spring? Where might we find those colors if we went on a walk? How are they different from what we see in fall or winter? Read more: pbsnc.org/celebratingspring

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Through Sunday, March 13

Call 1-800-984-9090 or visit pbsnc.org/donate 1 TUESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour Get in-depth analyses of current events.   NC   BBC World News America Katty Kay shares unique global perspectives.   EX   America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Turkey Two Ways 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source Ros Atkins discusses global stories.   EX   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes PLEASE NOTE: While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of CenterPiece, onair announcements, updates at pbsnc.org and posts to social media provide the latest scheduling information. Some program start and end times can vary slightly from our listings. Add at least five minutes when recording your favorite shows.

7:00   PBS   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Patricia Fripp   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe France’s Dordogne 7:30   PBS   NC Weekend The Great Outdoors Explore trails and trail shops around the state. L   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope South Korea: A Winter Journey DV 8:00   PBS   Rick Steves Why We Travel Celebrate the rewards of exploring our world and the joy that awaits those who travel.   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Sandra A. Gutierrez L   EX   Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets Kings George III & IV and the Napoleonic War 8:30   NC   ncIMPACT School Safety L

President Joe Biden delivers his first State of the Union Address. Watch PBS NewsHour, Tuesday, March 1, 9 PM, on PBS NC.

9:00   PBS   PBS NewsHour: State of the Union Address & Republican Response   NC   Exploring North Carolina Ghost Towns of North Carolina L   EX   Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets The Romanovs & the Russian Revolution

Virtual Screening Join us Tuesday, March 1, 7 PM, for an advance screening of the Oscarnominated Best Documentary Feature Film Writing with Fire from Independent Lens. Learn the story of India’s only all-female newspaper, and see how reporters redefined power in a male-dominated news landscape. A discussion will follow. To register, visit pbsnc.org/events or email Karen Nowak at knowak@pbsnc.org. Watch the film on Monday, March 28, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

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9:30   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Lumberjack Fan Carving L 10:00   NC   Bone Detectives Victoria Gate, Leeds   EX   British Antiques Roadshow V & A Dundee 1 10:30   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Boston, Massachusetts 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company The acclaimed journalist explores today’s topics.   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope A San Antonio Christmas DV

11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Brazil: The Diamond Range

2 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Exploring North Carolina Ghost Towns of North Carolina L 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Sci NC Science Lost in Time Chemical pollution threatens alligators, the secret world of moths and beach nourishment. L 7:00   PBS   Ken Burns: The National Parks Explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation’s magnificent parks.   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Barcelona & Catalunya 7:30   EX   Wild Travels Oldest Mardi Gras Celebration 8:00   NC   North Carolina Awards 2021 Honorees Gov. Cooper presents NC’s highest civilian honor to six winners. L   EX   Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board La Dolce Vita

6­ | March­ | Evening & Weekend Listings

Explore the landscape of County Clare, Ireland, on Burren: Heart of Stone, Wednesday, March 2, 8:30 PM, on the Explorer Channel.

8:30   EX   Burren: Heart of Stone In the Irish countryside is a place with deep caves, a stony landscape and ancient ruins. 9:00   PBS   NOVA NOVA Universe Revealed: Milky Way DV 9:30   NC   American Masters Mae West: Dirty Blonde DV

EX   Roadfood Southern Louisiana: Gumbo 10:00   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Easy Elegance 10:30   PBS   Rick Steves’ Festive Europe Rick ventures onto Parisian streets on Bastille Day and takes in pageantry in London.   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Acadia Parish: Rice Central 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature American Horses DV

3 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen The Sweet Life in Italy 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source

EX   Ciao Italia Something Special/ Qualcosa Di Speciale 7:00   PBS   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Little Europe: San Marino, Monaco, Vatican City 7:30   PBS   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Boston, MA   EX   Growing a Greener World Abundant Harvest 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life Two-mato   NC   Flavor, NC Soft Shell Crabs L   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Cabbage Love L 8:30   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Naples & Pompeii   NC   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Hey Pumpkin L   EX   A Chef’s Life My Watermelon Baby 9:00   PBS   NC Weekend Sweet Temptation Explore sweet temptations around the state. L   NC   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Rapides Parish: Heart of Louisiana

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9:30   PBS   Science Goes to the Movies John Coltrane & Albert Einstein Cosmologist Stephon Alexander on math and music.   NC   Growing a Greener World Abundant Harvest   EX   Simply Ming Wings & Tempura 10:00   PBS   This Land Is Your Land The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host a look at folk music.   NC   NC Weekend Sweet Temptations L   EX   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Home on the Range 10:30   NC   Changing Seas A Decade After Deepwater 11:00   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Taiwan Lantern Festival DV

11:30   PBS   Amanpour & Company   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Peru: A Train to the Clouds

4 FRIDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes 6:30   NC   BBC World News Today Correspondents and expert guests cover a broad range of topics.   EX   Simply Ming Frites 7:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum Deborah Holt Noel welcomes thought leaders and policy influencers for a conversation. L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Great Swiss Cities: Luzern, Bern, Zurich & Lausanne 7:30   PBS   ncIMPACT Maternal Health Disparities L

EX   Lidia’s Kitchen The Sweet Life in Italy 8:00   PBS   Washington Week Leading journalists analyze major news and events.   NC   ncIMPACT Maternal Health Disparities L   EX   Frankie Drake Mysteries Healing Hands Protecting a faith-healer takes the ladies into Toronto’s jazz scene. 8:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman Lively conversations and interviews with key policy makers. L   NC   Black Issues Forum L 9:00   PBS   Soul Legends Pam Grier hosts a tribute to soul hits and performers.   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 1 Sister Julienne and Dr. Turner clash over a private care service. 9:30   NC   Washington Week 10:00   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Patricia Fripp L   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 2 Sister Frances finds herself in a tricky situation when a woman confides in her. 10:30   NC   The Chavis Chronicles Engaging conversations with civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 3 Sister Hilda and Dr. Turner get involved with a woman whose health presents a series of challenges.

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EX   Carolina Outdoor Journal Redfish Bay Fly fish for red drum. Donna Reynolds prepares a duck recipe. L 6:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Cook’s Country Pork, Peaches & Potatoes   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Cabbage Love L 7:00   PBS   Sesame Street DV   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Redfish Bay L   EX   Exploring North Carolina Living with a Rising Sea L 7:30   PBS   Donkey Hodie DV   NC   David Adler: Great House Architect Career   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe London: Historic & Dynamic 8:00   PBS   Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV   NC   Garden Smart Front Yard Makeover   EX   Nature American Horses DV 8:30   PBS   Molly of Denali DV   NC   Flavor, NC Soft Shell Crabs L 9:00   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   NC Weekend Sweet Temptations L   EX   Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength & Balance with Peggy Cappy 9:30   PBS   Nature Cat   NC   Changing Seas A Decade After Deepwater 10:00   PBS   NC Weekend Sweet Temptations L   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Earth Emergency Explore how environmental feedback loops are amplifying global warming.

6 AM   PBS   Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood   NC   Roadfood Houston, TX: Viet-Cajun Crawfish & Beef Pho

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Neurologist David Perlmutter helps Unlock the Secret to Extraordinary Health, Saturday, March 5, 10:30 AM, on PBS NC.

10:30   PBS   Unlock the Secret to Extraordinary Health with David Perlmutter, MD The latest science about uric acid and the tools needed to bring it under control.   NC   Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Lady Gaga, Jake Gyllenhaal & more 11:00   NC   Our Time Immigration 11:30   NC   Woodsmith Shop Outdoor Dining Table   EX   The World of Wisdom & Wonder Soaring music, lush imagery and words of wisdom from a diverse group of the world’s greatest poets, authors and philosophers. Noon   PBS   Ed Slott’s Retirement Freedom! Ed helps viewers keep what’s theirs and pay as little taxes as possible.   NC   American Woodshop Wall Curio Cabinet 12:30   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Dovetailed Grease Pot L   EX   Soul Legends 1:00   NC   In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs Rick Bayless 1:30   NC   Sara’s Weeknight Meals From the Latin Kitchen 2:00   PBS   Dr. Fuhrman’s End Dieting Forever! Dr. Fuhrman discusses a lifestyle based on nutrient-rich foods.

8­ | March­ | Evening & Weekend Listings

Meet the guitar legend who inspired the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Watch Buddy Guy: True to the Blues, Saturday, March 5, 6 PM, on PBS NC.

NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife A nomadic photographer in Texas, an aquatic bug scientist and Lockhart State Park. 2:30   NC   Story in the Public Square Laura Coates   EX   Rick Steves’ Heart of Italy Umbria, Assisi, Siena and the Cinque Terre. 3:00   NC   To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé Women-centered news analysis show tackles hot topics. 3:30   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover Bright minds and fresh voices debate important issues. 4:00   PBS   Pottery Live! with Ben Owen III Ben demonstrates how he creates this year’s collection and shares NC pottery history.

Update your bucket list with 20 Things to Do in Midsomer... Before You Die, Saturday, March 5, 8 PM, on PBS NC.

NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 4:30   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Patricia Fripp L   EX   Nature American Horses DV 5:00   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend 5:30   NC   Washington Week 6 PM   PBS   Buddy Guy: True to the Blues The living legend who inspired Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and countless others.   NC   Classic Gospel   EX   NOVA NOVA Universe Revealed—Milky Way DV 7:00   NC   ncIMPACT Maternal Health Disparities L 7:30   NC   Echo Sessions Lespecial This trio plays heavy future groove. L   EX   Country Pop Legends Roy Clark and Glenn Campbell highlight classic country-pop tunes. 8:00   PBS   20 Things to Do in Midsomer... Before You Die This anniversary special includes memorable moments and stories from the set of Midsomer Murders.   NC   Country Music Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983) DV

Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


Clear your mind with self-help guru Deepak Chopra, Sunday, March 6, 8 AM, on the Explorer Channel.

Wild horses won’t keep fans from this epic concert in Rio. Watch Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang—Live on Copacabana, Saturday, March 5, 9:30 PM, on PBS NC.

9:30   PBS   Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang— Live on Copacabana One of the biggest free concerts of all time, recorded in 2006 in Rio. This fully restored and remastered concert includes four previously unreleased tracks.   EX   Doo Wop to Pop Rock: My Music Celebrates 20 Years Glen Campbell, Aretha Franklin and more celebrate hit songs from the ’50s to the ’70s. 10:30   NC   Live from the Old Steeple Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas 11:30   PBS   Leonard Cohen: Dance Me—Ballets Jazz de Montréal Celebrate the singersongwriter in a mesmerizing show of dance, music and videography.

NC   David Holt’s State of Music Della Mae L

6 SUNDAY 6 AM   PBS   Kid Stew   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Finding Your Roots Grandparents & Other Strangers Andy Samberg and George R. R. Martin. 6:30   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   Education Matters Learn about issues affecting education in NC. L 7:00   PBS   Ready Jet Go! DV   NC   Open Mind Surviving the Apocalypse Factories   EX   Antiques Roadshow Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 2 7:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   History with David Rubenstein Walter Isaacson 8:00   PBS   Curious George

Choreographers pay tribute to singersongwriter Leonard Cohen in Dance Me, Saturday, March 5, 11:30 PM, on PBS NC.

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NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Deepak Chopra: Your Path to Enlightenment Cutting-edge neuroscience and ancient wisdom merge to provide tools to change lives. 8:30   PBS   Wild Kratts   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00   PBS   This Old House West Roxbury| Drain Pipe Puzzle   NC   Washington Week 9:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Shrub Harvesting, Building a Box Joint Jig   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 10:00   PBS   Reconstruction: America After the Civil War After the war, support for African Americans did not last.   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Patricia Fripp L   EX   From Sea to Shining Sea A musical travelogue.

Experience our nation’s grandeur on From Sea to Shining Sea, Sunday, March 6, 10 AM, on the Explorer Channel. DV = Descriptive Video

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10:30   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Bob Garner L 11:00   NC   The Chavis Chronicles 11:30   NC   Story in the Public Square Laura Coates   EX   Yellowstone Symphony Travel through the wonders of our first national park. Noon   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Crappie Lesson Fishing a pond with a young angler. L 12:30   PBS   Reconstruction: America After the Civil War The rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction’s legal and political legacy.   NC   David Adler: Great House Architect Career   EX   Rick Steves Why We Travel 1:00   NC   Country Music Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983) DV

1:30   EX   Ken Burns: The National Parks 3:30   PBS   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Patricia Fripp L   NC   Live from the Old Steeple Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas   EX   Rick Steves Fascism in Europe Rick travels back a century to learn about fascism in Europe. 4:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L 4:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   NC   David Holt’s State of Music Della Mae L 5:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Endeavour: The Evolution 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   ncIMPACT Maternal Health Disparities L

6 PM   PBS   Rick Steves’ Festive Europe   NC   Black Issues Forum L 6:30   PBS   Burt Bacharach’s Best Footage and clips from the 1960s and 1970s, including “Walk on By” by Dionne Warwick and “What’s New Pussycat” by Tom Jones.   NC   American Masters Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am DV   EX   Betty White: First Lady of Television 8:00   PBS   Agatha & the Truth of Murder Agatha Christie investigates the murder of Florence Nightingale’s goddaughter in 1926.   EX   This Land Is Your Land 8:30   NC   Great Performances Ann A revealing look at larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards. 9:30   EX   Buddy Guy: True to the Blues 10:00   PBS   Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide Essential advice on planning for retirement. 10:30   NC   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Our Adobe Home 11:30   NC   Comic Culture L   EX   Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe

7 MONDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Arizona Volcanoes 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Travels with Darley Charleston & the Liberty Trail 7:00   PBS   Sci NC Life Science Saving marshes from climate change, Black doulas, insect flight and tardigrades. L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Vienna & the Danube

10­ | March­ | Evening & Weekend Listings

7:30   PBS   British Antiques Roadshow Lytham Hall 1   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Asheville, NC 8:00   PBS   Soul Legends   NC   By One Vote: Woman Suffrage in the South Legislators in Nashville cast the deciding vote to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920.   EX   Trouble with Maggie Cole Episode 4 Maggie makes a horrifying discovery in a confrontation with Roxanna. 9:00   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Patricia Fripp L   EX   Trouble with Maggie Cole Episode 5 Becka and Maggie share a moment that puts things into perspective. 9:30   NC   NC Weekend Sweet Temptations L 10:00   PBS   Rick Steves Why We Travel   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Crappie Lesson L   EX   Trouble with Maggie Cole Episode 6 Maggie must make amends with Jill and Marcus but is concerned with her family. 10:30   NC   Sci NC Life Science L 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Finding Your Roots Grandparents & Other Strangers

8 TUESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Plant-Based Perfection 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Cook’s Country French Fare Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


Aisha Jackson and other stars of the stage make iconic songs their own in An Evening with Lerner & Loewe, Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 PM, on PBS NC.

7:00   PBS   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Vance Cryer L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe The Czech Republic Off the Beaten Path 7:30   PBS   NC Weekend Sweet Temptations L   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Hungary, Austria & Germany: Sampling the Danube DV 8:00   PBS   Slavery by Another Name This documentary challenges the belief that slavery in the US ended with the Emancipation Proclamation.   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Bob Garner L   EX   Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents The queen’s spymaster intercepts a conspiracy to assassinate the queen. 8:30   NC   ncIMPACT Maternal Health Disparities L 9:00   NC   Exploring North Carolina Living with a Rising Sea L   EX   Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents Elizabeth’s spymaster fights an enemy within. 9:30   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Forging the Hold Fast L

10:00   PBS   Underground Railroad: The William Still Story How a clerk helped freedom seekers in the years leading up to the American Civil War.   NC   Bone Detectives Bristol   EX   British Antiques Roadshow Lytham Hall 1 10:30   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Asheville, NC 11:00   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope La Joie de Vivre in Quebec City, Canada DV   NC   Education Matters L

9 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Exploring North Carolina Living with a Rising Sea L 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Sci NC Life Science L 7:00   PBS   MotorWeek   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Athens & Side Trips 7:30   PBS   An Evening with Lerner & Loewe: Broadway in Concert Music from My Fair Lady, Camelot and more.   EX   Wild Travels Movie Madness Videos

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

8:00   NC   Mary’s Wedding Mary and Charlie find one another sheltered during a storm.   EX   Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board Never Enough Pasta 8:30   EX   Burren: Heart of Stone 9:00   PBS   60s Pop, Rock & Soul Pop sounds from frat rock to surf, the British beats, Motown and soul. 9:30   NC   American Masters Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page DV   EX   Roadfood Phoenix, AZ: Frybread 10:00   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Latin Twist 10:30   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana St. Landry Parish: Prairie Sampler 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature Bears DV

10 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Simply Lidia 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Ciao Italia Cialdoni, Agrigento Pastries/Cialdoni, Pasticcin 7:00   PBS   Pottery Live! with Ben Owen III   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Greece’s Peloponnese 7:30   EX   Growing a Greener World Year-Round Growing with Eliot Coleman 8:00   NC   Flavor, NC PieBird Pies L   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Hey Pumpkin L 8:30   NC   Family Ingredients Hawai’i: Poi DV   EX   A Chef’s Life Peas, Please

L = Local

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9:00   PBS   NC Weekend Back to Nature Visits to the North Carolina Zoo, the Duke Lemur Center, Nags Head Woods Nature Preserve and more. L   NC   Cook’s Country French Fare   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Avoyelles Parish: Smack Dab 9:30   PBS   Burt Bacharach’s Best   NC   Growing a Greener World Year-Round Growing with Eliot Coleman   EX   Simply Ming Frites 10:00   NC   NC Weekend Back to Nature L   EX   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Our Adobe Home 10:30   NC   Changing Seas Peru’s Desert Penguins 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Taiwan: Iron Pathways to Adventure, Part 1 DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Chiloé & Chilotes: Proud Islanders of Chile

11 FRIDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Cook’s Country French Fare 6:30   NC   BBC World News Today   EX   Simply Ming Ming Tsai with Guest Andrew Zimmern 7:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Copenhagen 7:30   PBS   ncIMPACT Aging in Place L   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Simply Lidia 8:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   ncIMPACT Aging in Place L

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Chase your blues away. Tune in to You, Happier with Daniel Amen, MD, Friday, March 11, 9 PM, on PBS NC.

EX   Frankie Drake Mysteries Out of Focus Frankie and Trudy go undercover on a movie set to solve a murder. 8:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   NC   Black Issues Forum L 9:00   PBS   You, Happier with Daniel Amen, MD How you can be 30% happier in just 30 days.   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 4 Nonnatus House awaits the arrival of new pupil midwives. 9:30   NC   Washington Week 10:00   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Vance Cryer L   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 5 Sister Julienne steps in to carry out home visits. 10:30   NC   The Chavis Chronicles 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 6 Dr. Turner and Sister Frances help a mother-to-be. Nancy reveals a secret.

12 SATURDAY 6 AM   PBS   Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV   NC   Roadfood NYC/Little Dominican Republic: Tres Golpes   EX   Carolina Outdoor Journal Crappie Lesson L

6:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Cook’s Country French Fare   EX   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Hey Pumpkin L 7:00   PBS   Sesame Street DV   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Crappie Lesson L   EX   Exploring North Carolina A Peninsula with a Future L 7:30   PBS   Donkey Hodie DV   NC   David Adler: Great House Architect An Era Ends   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe North England’s Lake District & Durham 8:00   PBS   Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV   NC   Garden Smart Preparing the Soil for Planting   EX   Nature Bears DV 8:30   PBS   Molly of Denali. DV   NC   Flavor, NC PieBird Pies L 9:00   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   NC Weekend Back to Nature L   EX   American Experience Voice of Freedom The life of African American contralto opera singer Marian Anderson. DV 9:30   PBS   Nature Cat   NC   Changing Seas Peru’s Desert Penguins

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10:00   PBS   NC Weekend Back to Nature L   NC   Carolina Business Review L 10:30   PBS   You, Happier with Daniel Amen, MD   NC   Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Penélope Cruz, Benedict Cumberbatch & more 11:00   NC   Our Time Intimate Partner Violence & Bullying 11:30   NC   Woodsmith Shop Jimmy Clewes Turns   EX   Rick Steves Hunger & Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia & Guatemala Learn about extreme poverty and its solutions. Noon   NC   American Woodshop Hoop Back Windsor Chair 12:30   PBS   Longevity Paradox with Steven Gundry, MD Dr. Gundry shares an easy approach to help us feel better and more youthful at any age.   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Lumberjack Fan Carving L 1:00   NC   In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs Gordon Hamersley   EX   Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show A powerful reinvention of the Irish music and dance show. 1:30   NC   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Soul of the South 2:00   PBS   From Sea to Shining Sea   NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife The historic Camino Real, wind power and wildlife and agency office octopus. 2:30   NC   Story in the Public Square 3:00   NC   To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé   EX   Underground Railroad: The William Still Story 3:30   PBS   Italy Made with Love Meet remarkable artisans who make exceptional items by hand.

10:00   PBS   Eat Your Medicine: The Pegan Diet Approach to Heal Dr. Hyman uncovers and addresses the root cause of disease.   NC   Live from the Old Steeple Tim O’Brien 10:30   EX   Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang— Live on Copacabana 11:00   NC   Austin City Limits Rosalía Laura Reed of the duo Lore brings raw Americana anthems to Echo Sessions, Saturday, March 12, 7:30 PM, on the North Carolina Channel.

NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 4:30   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Vance Cryer L   EX   Build a Better Memory Through Science Discover strategies and lifestyle suggestions. 5:00   PBS   An Evening with Lerner & Loewe: Broadway in Concert   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend 5:30   NC   Washington Week 6 PM   NC   Classic Gospel 6:30   PBS   Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs Enjoy the crooner’s hits and best-loved ballads, including “Moon River” and “Love Story.”   EX   Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop 7:00   NC   ncIMPACT Aging in Place L 7:30   NC   Echo Sessions Lore This Nashville duo mixes metal, grunge, blues and rock into Americana anthems. L 8:00   PBS   60s Pop, Rock & Soul   NC   Country Music Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ (1984-1996) DV 9:00   EX   Pink Floyd: Live from Venice The band’s legendary 1989 concert.

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

13 SUNDAY 6 AM   PBS   Kid Stew   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Finding Your Roots Mystery Men Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams. 6:30   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   Education Matters L 7:00   PBS   Ready Jet Go! DV   NC   Open Mind Subjective Judges & Justice   EX   Antiques Roadshow Desert Botanical Garden, Hour 3 7:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   History with David Rubenstein Jeffrey Rosen 8:00   PBS   Curious George   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Magic Moments: the Best of 50s Pop 8:30   PBS   Wild Kratts   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00   PBS   This Old House West Roxbury| Outdoor Oasis   NC   Washington Week 9:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Concrete Driveway, Spray Paint   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 10:00   PBS   Deepak Chopra: Your Path to Enlightenment   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Vance Cryer L

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

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10:30   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Sharon Draper L   EX   Rick Steves Hunger & Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia & Guatemala 11:00   NC   The Chavis Chronicles 11:30   NC   Story in the Public Square Noon   PBS   Ed Slott’s Retirement Freedom!   NC   Carolina Journal Catawba Drift Fishing the Catawba River for mountain trout.   EX   Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs 12:30   NC   David Adler: Great House Architect An Era Ends 1:00   NC   Country Music Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ (1984-1996) DV 1:30   EX   Italy Made with Love 2:00   PBS   Trinity: Classically Irish The trio performs fresh arrangements of beloved songs, including “Red Is the Rose,” “Danny Boy” and more. 3:00   NC   Live from the Old Steeple Tim O’Brien   EX   60s Pop, Rock & Soul 3:30   PBS   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Vance Cryer L 4:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   Austin City Limits Rosalía 4:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 5:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Agatha & the Truth of Murder 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   ncIMPACT Aging in Place L 6 PM   PBS   Slavery by Another Name   NC   Black Issues Forum L 6:30   NC   American Masters Althea A profile of the first African American to win Wimbledon, Althea Gibson.

7:00   EX   Pottery Live! with Ben Owen III 8:00   PBS   Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show   NC   Vote: American Experience Hour 1 The first generation of leaders in the battle to win the vote for women are profiled. 9:00   NC   Vote: American Experience Hour 2 Explore the strategies used by a new generation of leader. DV   EX   Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli— Live in Central Park The superstar tenor performs with the New York Philharmonic. 10:00   PBS   Brain Revolution Explore neuroplasticity and how the brain works.   NC   Beyond the Canvas Women of Wonder 10:30   NC   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Bye-Bye, Big Apple 11:30   NC   Comic Culture L

14 MONDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Ireland with Michael The Rose of Mooncoin 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Travels with Darley Colorado Ranches & Forests 7:00   PBS   Sci NC The Science of New Testing a new way to fish that protects sharks. L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Denmark: Beyond Copenhagen 7:30   PBS   British Antiques Roadshow Compton Verney 1   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love The Jersey Shore & More 8:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow McNay Art Museum, Hour 1   NC   Betty White: First Lady of Television

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EX   Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece Episode 1 When charming spy novelist Alec Wilson dies, his wife, Alison, begins to learn his real story. 9:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow McNay Art Museum, Hour 2   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Vance Cryer L   EX   Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece Episode 2 Recently widowed Alison finds herself at the center of a mystery. 9:30   NC   NC Weekend Back to Nature L 10:00   PBS   American Masters Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page DV   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Catawba Drift L   EX   Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece Episode 3 Alec’s handler in the secret service drops a bombshell. 10:30   NC   Sci NC The Science of New L 11:00   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Finding Your Roots Mystery Men 11:30   PBS   Amanpour & Company

15 TUESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated French Chicken & Potatoes 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread 7:00   PBS   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Ed Hajim L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Istanbul Listings continue on page 19 > Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


March Is for Members March is Membership Month at PBS North Carolina, and we want you to know how grateful we are for your generous support. As a PBS North Carolina member, your contributions provide the steady funds needed to create and share educational and entertaining programs. You play an essential role in ensuring we continue to connect and inspire. With your membership, PBS North Carolina can air Masterpiece and other PBS productions, keep current with PBS NewsHour and Black Issues Forum, create local North Carolinabased shows, take us on explorations around the world and provide engaging programs for our little ones.

Your support allows us to bring national issues into perspective, foster conversations about current events and share stories from diverse perspectives.

Throughout the month, we will share stories from our members, the reasons why you give and the ways you believe PBS North Carolina nourishes communities throughout our state. We will ask you for feedback and recommendations in our annual member survey. And we will share a few ways North Carolina is impacted by your support to public media. On behalf of PBS North Carolina, our viewers and all those in our community impacted by our programs and outreach initiatives, thank you for being a member.

Who makes your favorite programs possible? You do! This is what a typical month on PBS North Carolina looks like:

17% Science & Documentary

16% News & Current Affairs 22% Adult Educational

20% Arts & Cultural 25% Kids Educational

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Because of your support, we serve millions of viewers each month through our four broadcast channels and provide thousands of programs on demand with PBS North Carolina Passport and at pbsnc.org.

Thanks for all you’ve helped us achieve.

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Member Stories Each of us has a story to tell. PBS North Carolina shares stories on-screen but our impact goes deeper than that. Viewers and donors love to tell us how our programs and initiatives inspire them to grow, create bonds, discover new cultures and find joy. Because of your support, you will help our community grow in countless ways. Here are just a few stories from members and donors about how PBS North Carolina has helped and inspired them.

Finding Joy & Comfort The last two years have been tough but finding joy in the small things can make a difference. Pamela Price and Jeannette Barrell share how our programs put smiles on their faces during challenging times. “Thank you for continuing to bring entertainment and joy into my house. When I’m feeling down and see that Poirot or Grantchester or some other wonderful PBS show is going to be on that evening, it really does make me feel better.” —Pamela Price from Winston-Salem

Because of you, PBS North Carolina is more than a TV station, streaming app and media company. We are a communityfocused education powerhouse for all ages.

“PBS was a godsend in 2020 for me. I broke my ankle at the end of February, and it needed surgery. So I was already out of circulation in mid-March when the restrictions started. PBS North Carolina was the best entertainment, including the children’s programs, which I had not watched for years. I found they were an excellent teaching medium, regardless of age (I will be 90 later this year). You are all doing an excellent job. Thank you!” —Jeannette Barrell in Concord

Keep Learning, Keep Growing PBS North Carolina aims to expand your horizons, help you develop new interests and light up your screens and minds with innovative programming. The Stokleys, Kavitha Subramaniam and Jean Skaife share how PBS North Carolina has broadened their knowledge and perspectives. “We’ve supported PBS North Carolina since the early ’80s, enjoying brilliant science shows, travel, documentaries, local profiles and Masterpiece dramas—and years of Sesame Street when our daughter was young. We turn to PBS almost every evening to keep learning and enjoy quality programming. We are proud sponsors.”

Robert and Anne Stokley at a location in France they learned about from Rick Steves

—Anne and Robert Stokley in Wrightsville Beach

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Your support helps people build stronger connections and develop deeper empathy for others.

“PBS North Carolina means educational and entertaining programming for children and adults. I donate to this network so that everybody can have access to educational shows. I like some of the kids shows though I am an adult, but I like to watch shows related to nature and music as well. A kid at heart, I like looking back at the PBS shows I watched as a kid and see the new ones.” —Kavitha Subramaniam in Raleigh

“The PBS Nature program with the hippos in the Okavango Delta of Botswana took me back to an African trip in 1995. I felt like I was there again with the hippos. The exceptional photography of all the PBS Nature programs brings scientific and educational information to all. I am a senior and arrived at my 100th birthday last September. I rely on PBS for bringing me to the world I still wish to be involved. Thanks, PBS.” —Jean Skaife in Chapel Hill

The Ties that Bind

Jean Skaife

We are better when we’re together. Your generous support of PBS North Carolina strengthens viewers’ relationships to their families, neighbors and communities. Maureen McCann is on the other side of the world but stays connected with her mom in Raleigh with PBS North Carolina programs. “I am a proud North Carolina teacher who has been teaching internationally for over 25 years. One of the things I miss most about North Carolina is watching PBS on television. Coming from a blue-collar family whose parents did not go to college, PBS gave my family a passport to a wider world, whether from Masterpiece, travel programs or NewsHour. PBS was part of my family’s culture.

Maureen McCann

Because of the pandemic, I have not been able to return home for two summers. However, during my weekly phone calls with my aging mother who lives in Raleigh in the home where I grew up, we frequently talk about what we saw on PBS. Although PBS is not available in the country where I live, I can manage to watch some programs via YouTube. Catching bits of PBS from the other side of the world connects me to my family, to my state, to my country. PBS feels like home. I donate to PBS North Carolina because I want to share this gift with other members of my community.” —Maureen McCann in Hong Kong

SHARE YOUR STORY We want to know what PBS means to you and your family. We love getting to know you better, and your story might inspire others to join our community of donors. Will you share your story with us? Visit pbsnc.org/stories.

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Family Time Family is so important and that is why we prioritize creating positive screen time for children and nourishing connections between all generations. Members Tiffany Debnam and Michael Stewart-Isaacs share how their family bonds with PBS North Carolina. “PBS NC is our family’s first choice when we want family-centered entertainment at home. It is accurate, meaningful and educational. When we decided to cut the cable cord, we were comforted in knowing we would still have access to the channel. I can trust PBS NC. This means I feel comfortable not having to monitor the screen when my kids want TV time. What’s most important to us are the insightful Debnam family shows and specials. No other broadcast— live or streaming—provides that for us. I am always impressed by the broad range of topics the channel covers, even the hard topics. PBS NC genuinely highlights diversity!” —Tiffany Debnam “Being a loyal viewer of PBS North Carolina has meant so much to our family’s bonding time and memories. All our children are growing up watching amazing PBS Kids programming. My wife and I enjoy informative series like Black Issues Forum and special programming like the Muhammad Ali series to provide us with a greater sense of connected awareness about concerns in the community.

Stewart-Isaacs family

We also love the PBS NC app as a tool to keep up with the latest headlines and upcoming series.” —Michael Stewart-Isaacs

Thank You, Members Your support brings joy, learning and connection to North Carolina and beyond. Thank you for making our state a brighter and more supportive place for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. With your help, we will continue to spark lifelong curiosity and wonder, empower our communities and enrich the lives of all North Carolinians.

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK As a member, donor and viewer, we value your input and always enjoy hearing from you. Help guide our content and services by taking part in our annual member survey: pbsnc.org/survey4.

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6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Sci NC The Science of New L 7:00   PBS   MotorWeek   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Iran: Tehran & Side Trips 7:30   PBS   Wild Travels Frozen Dead Guy Days   EX   Wild Travels Pumpkin Regatta 8:00   PBS   Nature Pandas: Born to Be Wild DV

Violinist Daniel Hope explores the Emerald Isle in search of stories, music and belonging. Catch Celtic Dreams Wednesday, March 16, 8:30 PM, on PBS NC.

7:30   PBS   NC Weekend Back to Nature L   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope The Cook Islands: Cultural Paradise DV 8:00   PBS   Finding Your Roots On Broadway Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin.   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Sharon Draper L   EX   Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents Religious extremists plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament with the king inside. 8:30   NC   ncIMPACT Aging in Place L 9:00   PBS   American Experience: Annie Oakley The story of a fivefoot-tall sharpshooter who became a symbol of the Wild West. DV   NC   Exploring North Carolina A Peninsula with a Future L   EX   Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced The marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Catherine of Aragon. 9:30   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Brian Boggs, Chairmaker L 10:00   PBS   FRONTLINE Sex Trafficking in America   NC   Bone Detectives Amesbury, Wiltshire

EX   British Antiques Roadshow Compton Verney 1 10:30   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love The Jersey Shore & More 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Taiwan: Iron Pathways to Adventure, Part 2 DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman The Cry for Mexican Independence

16 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Exploring North Carolina A Peninsula with a Future L

Hang on tight for the new series Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked Wednesday, March 16, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

NC   Antiques Roadshow Sands Point Preserve, Hour 3   EX   Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board Mangia Fagioli 8:30   EX   Celtic Dreams: Daniel Hope’s Hidden Irish History Violinist Daniel Hope explores Ireland, music and his family’s legacy. 9:00   PBS   NOVA Looking for Life on Mars NASA investigates if soil on Mars might have supported life. DV   NC   American Masters Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir DV 9:30   EX   Roadfood Greenville, MS: Tamales 10:00   PBS   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked SERIES PREMIERE! No Turning Back Unpack the moments that nearly stopped the Expedition teams in their tracks.   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals French Eggs 10:30   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Evangeline Parish: Cajun Heartlan 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature Australian Bushfire Rescue DV

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

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17 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Just Braising 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Ciao Italia Cookies for Everyone/ I Biscotti Per Tutti 7:00   PBS   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Iran’s Historic Capitals 7:30   PBS   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love The Jersey Shore & More   EX   Growing a Greener World Hope for Heroes: The Farmer Veteran Coalition 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life Prolific Peppers   NC   Flavor, NC Wild Caught Shrimp L   EX   Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special The hilltop town of Cortona is showcased with Under the Tuscan Sun author Frances Mayes. 8:30   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Milan & Lake Como   NC   Family Ingredients Okinawa: Soki Soba DV   EX   A Chef’s Life Stand by Your Cabbage 9:00   PBS   NC Weekend Highway 64 Explore towns and attractions along Highway 64, including Outer Banks Distilling in Manteo and a repurposed mill in Rocky Mount. L   NC   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread   EX   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked No Turning Back 9:30   PBS   Sci NC Restoration Science Saving Princeville, restoring bay scallops, coral spawning and more. L

Learn all about Major General Heidi V. Brown, the first woman to command a brigade in combat, in Pioneers in Skirts, Thursday, March 17, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

NC   Growing a Greener World Hope for Heroes: The Farmer Veteran Coalition 10:00   PBS   Pioneers in Skirts   NC   NC Weekend Highway 64 L   EX   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Bye, Bye, Big Apple 10:30   NC   Changing Seas American Samoa’s Resilient Coral Reefs 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Uncovering South Korea DV

11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Peru: People of the Altiplano

18 FRIDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread 6:30   NC   BBC World News Today   EX   Simply Ming Ming Tsai with Guest Jacques Pépin 7:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Croatia: Adriatic Delights

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7:30   PBS   ncIMPACT Childhood Trauma & COVID-19 L   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Just Braising 8:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   ncIMPACT Childhood Trauma & COVID-19 L   EX   Frankie Drake Mysteries Whisper Sisters When a child is shot, Frankie and Trudy investigate the world of bootlegging. 8:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   NC   Black Issues Forum L 9:00   PBS   Great Performances Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 7 Nonnatus House struggles to come to terms with Nancy’s revelation. 9:30   NC   Washington Week 10:00   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Ed Hajim L   EX   Call the Midwife Special Delivery Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew. 10:30   PBS   Beyond the Canvas Women of Wonder Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


NC   The Chavis Chronicles 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Secrets of Underground London

19 SATURDAY 6 AM   PBS   Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV   NC   Roadfood Rhode Island: Calamari   EX   Carolina Outdoor Journal Catawba Drift L 6:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Cook’s Country Chicken Soup & Cheesy Bread   EX   Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special 7:00   PBS   Sesame Street DV   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Catawba Drift L   EX   Exploring North Carolina Why Clean Air Matters L 7:30   PBS   Donkey Hodie DV   NC   David Adler: Great House Architect Youth   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Venice: City of Dreams Cruise the Grand Canal, visit a café and savor fresh fish. 8:00   PBS   Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV   NC   Garden Smart Great Gardening Tools   EX   Nature Australian Bushfire Rescue DV 8:30   PBS   Molly of Denali DV   NC   Flavor, NC Wild Caught Shrimp L 9:00   PBS   Rootle’s Block Party Live! At Home   NC   NC Weekend Highway 64 L   EX   NOVA The Truth About Fat 9:30   NC   Changing Seas American Samoa’s Resilient Coral Reefs 10:00   PBS   NC Weekend Highway 64 L   NC   Carolina Business Review L

EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Keep It Fresh 10:30   PBS   Outside: Beyond the Lens California North Coast Redwoods   NC   Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Andrew Garfield, Rachel Zegler & more   EX   A Chef’s Life Stand by Your Cabbage 11:00   PBS   Growing a Greener World New Ways of Growing Our Favorite Vegetables   NC   Our Time Self Image & Non-Conformity   EX   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Souvlaki & Flatbread 11:30   PBS   P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home The Local Life DV   NC   Woodsmith Shop Logs to Lumber   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Sugar Cane Country Noon   PBS   Garden Smart Plan Your Garden for All Seasons   NC   American Woodshop Custom Knives & Keep Trays   EX   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Our Adobe Home 12:30   PBS   Wild Travels Frozen Dead Guy Days   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Forging the Hold Fast L 1:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow McNay Art Museum, Hour 1   NC   In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs Dean Fearing   EX   NC Weekend Highway 64 L 1:30   NC   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Best Loved Italian Recipes   EX   Weekends with Yankee Seaside Stories 2:00   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Oslo

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife Wind power and coastal concerns, wildlife and keeping the outdoors accessible.   EX   Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents 2:30   PBS   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Boston, MA   NC   Story in the Public Square 3:00   PBS   Fly Brother with Ernest White II Newark   NC   To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé   EX   Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced 3:30   PBS   American Woodshop Tall Vase Turning   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00   PBS   This Old House West Roxbury/ Exploring Flooring   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   To Dine for with Kate Sullivan Beth Moore, Author & Bible Teacher 4:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Front Hall Closet, Block Retaining Wall   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Ed Hajim L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Boston, MA 5:00   PBS   Carolina Outdoor Journal Gulfstream Charter Go offshore in search of yellowfin. L   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Nature Australian Bushfire Rescue DV 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   Washington Week 6 PM   PBS   Song of the Mountains The Nouveaux Honkies/ Tennessee Mafia Jug Band   NC   Classic Gospel   EX   NOVA The Truth About Fat

L = Local

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March | 21


7:00   PBS   Royal Wives at War Dramatic monologues by the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson highlight the abdication crisis of 1936.   NC   ncIMPACT Childhood Trauma & COVID-19 L   EX   Great Polar Bear Feast Polar bears gather on frozen shores near Kaktovik, Alaska, to feast on whale remains. 7:30   NC   Echo Sessions Toubab Krewe This instrumental powerhouse blends rock, African traditions, jam sensibilities, folk and more. L 8:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders The Curse of the Ninth, Part 1 The winner of a coveted music award is found strangled with a violin string.   NC   Mary’s Wedding   EX   American Experience Sandra Day O’Connor: The First The life of the Supreme Court’s first female justice. DV 9:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders The Curse of the Ninth, Part 2 9:30   NC   Charlotte Mansfield: A Woman Photographer Goes to War A photographer/photo analyst in the Women’s Army Corps is profiled. 10:00   PBS   US on Masterpiece Connie tells Douglas she wants to end their marriage but not before they take a European vacation. DV   NC   Live from the Old Steeple John Craigie with Shook Twins   EX   Great Performances Ann 11:00   NC   Austin City Limits Jackie Venson/Mavis Staples with Bonnie Raitt

The women of Nonnatus House return in a new season of Call the Midwife, Sunday, March 20, 8 PM, on PBS NC.

20 SUNDAY 6 AM   PBS   Kid Stew   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Finding Your Roots On Broadway 6:30   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   Education Matters L 7:00   PBS   Ready Jet Go! DV   NC   Open Mind Between Cold & Hot Civil War   EX   Antiques Roadshow McNay Art Museum, Hour 1 7:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   History with David Rubenstein Bret Baier 8:00   PBS   Curious George   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents 8:30   PBS   Wild Kratts   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00   PBS   This Old House West Roxbury| Exploring Flooring   NC   Washington Week   EX   Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced 9:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Front Hall Closet, Block Retaining Wall   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 10:00   PBS   Second Opinion with Joan Lunden Heart Valve Replacement   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Ed Hajim L

22­ | March­ | Evening & Weekend Listings

EX   Travels with Darley Colorado Ranches & Forests 10:30   PBS   Sci NC Restoration Science L   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Nancy Collins L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Boston, MA 11:00   PBS   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Home on the Range   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Celtic Dreams: Daniel Hope’s Hidden Irish History 11:30   NC   Story in the Public Square Noon   PBS   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Lafayette Parish: Epicenter of Cajun Cuisine   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Gulfstream Charter L   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 1 12:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Cabbage Love L   NC   David Adler: Great House Architect Youth 1:00   PBS   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Souvlaki & Flatbread   NC   Mary’s Wedding   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 2 1:30   PBS   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Suns Out, Buns Out

Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


In the new British series Before We Die, detective Hannah Laing investigates her lover’s disappearance while trying to repair her relationship with her son, Sunday, March 20, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

2:00   PBS   America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Italian-Inspired Dinners   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 3 2:30   PBS   Cook’s Country Thanksgiving, Simplified   NC   Charlotte Mansfield: A Woman Photographer Goes to War 3:00   PBS   Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board The Heart of the Story   NC   Live from the Old Steeple John Craigie with Shook Twins   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 4 3:30   PBS   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Ed Hajim L 4:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   Austin City Limits Jackie Venson/Mavis Staples with Bonnie Raitt   EX   Inside the Court of Henry VIII 4:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 5:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Royal Wives At War 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   ncIMPACT Childhood Trauma & COVID-19 L 6 PM   PBS   Midsomer Murders The Curse of the Ninth, Part 1

NC   Black Issues Forum L   EX   Lucy Worsley’s Royal Photo Album How the British royal family has shaped their image with photography. 6:30   NC   American Masters How It Feels to Be Free Explore the lives of iconic African American entertainers. DV 7:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders The Curse of the Ninth, Part 2   EX   Nature Pandas: Born to Be Wild DV

8:00   PBS   Call the Midwife SEASON PREMIERE! Episode 1 Nonnatus House prepares for the Easter Bonnet parade.   EX   NOVA Looking for Life on Mars DV

8:30   NC   Vote: American Experience Hour 3 How racism impacted women’s fight for the vote. DV 9:00   PBS   Sanditon on Masterpiece SEASON PREMIERE! Episode 1 Charlotte returns to Sanditon in unexpected circumstances. DV   EX   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked No Turning Back

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

9:30   NC   Vote: American Experience Hour 4 The women whose tireless work would ban discrimination at US polls on the basis of sex. DV 10:00   PBS   Before We Die SERIES PREMIERE! Episode 1 When her lover and partner Sean Hardacre goes missing, British detective Hannah Laing launches an urgent manhunt.   EX   Exploring North Carolina Why Clean Air Matters L 10:30   NC   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Back to School   EX   Sci NC Restoration Science L 11:00   PBS   The Story Of...   EX   Antiques Roadshow McNay Art Museum, Hour 1 11:30   NC   Comic Culture L

21 MONDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Ireland with Michael Waterford Treasures 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Travels with Darley Wisconsin’s Northwoods 7:00   PBS   Sci NC Restoration Science L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Dubrovnik & Balkan Side Trips 7:30   PBS   British Antiques Roadshow Morden Hall Park 3   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Genesee River Valley, NY 8:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Omni Mount Washington Resort, Hour 3   NC   Pioneers in Skirts   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 1

L = Local

Shade = Fundraiser

March | 23


9:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow McNay Art Museum, Hour 3   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Ed Hajim L   EX   Sanditon on Masterpiece Episode 1 DV 9:30   NC   NC Weekend Highway 64 L 10:00   PBS   Bring Her Home Follow three Indigenous women as they fight to vindicate and honor missing and murdered relatives who have fallen victims to a growing epidemic across Indian country.   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Gulfstream Charter L   EX   Before We Die Episode 1 10:30   NC   Sci NC Restoration Science L 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Finding Your Roots On Broadway

22 TUESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Italian-Inspired Dinners 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange 7:00   PBS   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Mitzi Perdue L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe The Best of Slovenia 7:30   PBS   NC Weekend Highway 64 L   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Peru: The Amazon & Beyond DV 8:00   PBS   Finding Your Roots Hollywood Royalty Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston and Mia Farrow.

Three Indigenous women show resilience and strength in Bring Her Home. Watch Monday, March 21, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Nancy Collins L   EX   Secrets of the Six Wives Beheaded, Died Henry VIII breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne Boleyn but soon falls for Jane Seymour. 8:30   NC   ncIMPACT Childhood Trauma & COVID-19 L 9:00   PBS   FRONTLINE Pelosi’s Power   NC   Exploring North Carolina Why Clean Air Matters L   EX   Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced, Beheaded, Survived The last three wives of Henry VIII. 9:30   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Combination Planes L 10:00   NC   Bone Detectives Beaker, Caithness, Scotland   EX   British Antiques Roadshow Morden Hall, Park 3 10:30   PBS   In Their Own Words Angela Merkel DV   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Genesee River Valley, NY 11:00   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope San Francisco’s Changing Neighborhoods DV

24­ | March­ | Evening & Weekend Listings

11:30   PBS   Amanpour & Company   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Tultepec: Mexico’s Skyrocket Central

23 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Exploring North Carolina Why Clean Air Matters L 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Sci NC Restoration Science L 7:00   PBS   MotorWeek   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Granada, Córdoba & Spain’s Costa del Sol 7:30   PBS   Wild Travels Mr. Pierogi   EX   Wild Travels Highest Bridge in America 8:00   PBS   Nature Sex, Lies & Butterflies DV   NC   Antiques Roadshow Omni Mount Washington Resort, Hour 1   EX   Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board A Life of Wellness 8:30   EX   Somewhere South American as Hand Pie 9:00   PBS   NOVA Secret Mind of Slime   NC   American Masters Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It DV

Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


9:30   EX   Roadfood Oklahoma/Route 66: The Onion-Fried Burger 10:00   PBS   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked Close Encounters   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Ginger Mix-Up 10:30   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Rapides Parish: Heart of Louisiana 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature Pandas: Born to Be Wild

EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Adventures in California’s Tri-Valley DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman In the Shadow of the Volcanoes: Chile’s Melting

25 FRIDAY

Marin Alsop becomes the first female director of a major symphony in Great Performances, Friday, March 25, 9 PM, on PBS NC.

DV

24 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Light Lunches 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Ciao Italia A Bag of Lemons/ Una Borsa Di Limoni 7:00   PBS   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Andalucía, Gibraltar & Tangier 7:30   PBS   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Genesee River Valley, NY   EX   Growing a Greener World Greening Up the Places 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life A Food Truck & a Pear Tree   NC   Flavor, NC State Fair L   EX   Journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway Travel from Moscow to Beijing on the world’s longest train ride. 8:30   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Tuscany’s Dolce Vita   NC   Family Ingredients Tahiti: Poisson Cru DV   EX   A Chef’s Life Cabbage’s Last Stand

9:00   PBS   NC Weekend Family Trips Visit Mystery Hill, the Alligator River, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Lionel Train Store. L   NC   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange   EX   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked Close Encounters 9:30   PBS   Sci NC Discovery Science NC scientist who helps develop vaccines against COVID-19, ant tunnels and a dating service for polar bears. L   NC   Growing a Greener World Greening Up the Places We Call Home 10:00   PBS   Reel South Ingrid Fashion designer Ingrid Gipson discovers a reclusive life of solitude and creativity in Arkansas. L   NC   NC Weekend Family Trips L   EX   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Back to School 10:30   NC   Changing Seas Recreational Shark Fishing: Collaborating for Conservation 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange 6:30   NC   BBC World News Today   EX   Simply Ming Ming Tsai with Guest Kristen Kish 7:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Oslo 7:30   PBS   ncIMPACT Attracting Big Business L   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Light Lunches 8:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   ncIMPACT Attracting Big Business L   EX   Frankie Drake Mysteries Ties That Bind Searching for a missing friend of Mary’s leads Frankie and Trudy to Chinatown—and murder. 8:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   NC   Black Issues Forum L 9:00   PBS   Great Performances The Conductor See Marin Alsop’s journey to become the first female music director of a major symphony.   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   Endeavour Season 5 on Masterpiece Episode 1: Muse Past and present collide as the auction of a priceless Fabergé egg occurs at Lonsdale College. DV 9:30   NC   Washington Week 10:00   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Mitzi Perdue L

L = Local

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March | 25


10:30   PBS   Kea’s Ark Kea Tawana, a selftaught artist and builder, designed and built a three-story ark by herself, using salvaged materials.   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Endeavour Season 5 on Masterpiece Episode 2: Cartouche Morse and Thursday investigate two poisonings as a horror movie begins filming in Oxford. DV 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour

26 SATURDAY 6 AM   PBS   Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood DV   NC   Roadfood Chicago, IL: BBQ   EX   Carolina Outdoor Journal Gulfstream Charter L 6:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV   NC   Cook’s Country Elegant & Orange   EX   Journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway 7:00   PBS   Sesame Street DV   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Gulfstream Charter L   EX   Exploring North Carolina On the Shoulders of a River L 7:30   PBS   Donkey Hodie DV   NC   Gardenfit SERIES PREMIERE! Meet Renny Reynolds   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Venice & Its Lagoon 8:00   PBS   Pinkalicious & Peterrific DV   NC   Garden Smart Outdoor Dining   EX   Nature Pandas: Born to Be Wild DV

8:30   PBS   Molly of Denali DV   NC   Flavor, NC State Fair L 9:00   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   NC Weekend Family Trips L

Follow one person’s quest to build an ark in Newark. Watch Kea’s Ark, Friday, March 25, 10:30 PM, on PBS NC.

EX   NOVA Looking for Life on Mars DV

9:30   PBS   Nature Cat   NC   Changing Seas Recreational Shark Fishing: Collaborating for Conservation 10:00   PBS   NC Weekend Family Trips L   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Italian-Style Salads 10:30   PBS   Outside: Beyond the Lens Death Valley National Park   NC   Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart & more.   EX   A Chef’s Life Cabbage’s Last Stand 11:00   PBS   Growing a Greener World Redeeming Your Ground   NC   Our Time PTSD & Mental Illness   EX   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Flavors of Ethiopia 11:30   PBS   P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home Melting Potluck DV   NC   Woodsmith Shop High-Tech Woodworking   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Lafayette Parish: Epicenter of Cajun Cuisine

26­ | March­ | Evening & Weekend Listings

Noon   PBS   Garden Smart Sustainability & Beauty Can Go Hand in Hand   NC   American Woodshop Treasure Box   EX   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Bye, Bye, Big Apple 12:30   PBS   Wild Travels Mr. Pierogi   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill Brian Boggs, Chairmaker L 1:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Omni Mount Washington Resort, Hour 3   NC   In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs Reed Hearon   EX   NC Weekend Family Trips L 1:30   NC   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Beantown   EX   Weekends with Yankee Fall in New England 2:00   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Norway’s West: Fjords, Mountains & Bergen   NC   Texas Parks & Wildlife Cooper Lake State Park, the on-call team for parks and advocates for the Devils River.   EX   Secrets of the Six Wives Beheaded, Died 2:30   PBS   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Asheville, NC   NC   Story in the Public Square 3:00   PBS   Fly Brother with Ernest White II Kansas (Kansas City, Wichita & Salina)   NC   To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé   EX   Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced, Beheaded, Survived 3:30   PBS   American Woodshop Wall Curio Cabinet   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 4:00   PBS   This Old House West Roxbury| Father & Son Visit pbsnc.org/schedule for full listings.


NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L   EX   To Dine for with Kate Sullivan David Copperfield, Magician 4:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Fireplace Repairs, Simple Clog Fixes   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Mitzi Perdue L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Asheville, NC 5:00   PBS   Carolina Outdoor Journal Beetle Spin Approach Fish a farm pond. Donna Reynolds prepares duck. L   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Nature Pandas: Born to Be Wild DV

5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   Washington Week 6 PM   PBS   Song of the Mountains Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver   NC   Classic Gospel   EX   NOVA Looking for Life on Mars DV

7:00   PBS   Father Brown The Menace of Mephistopheles   NC   ncIMPACT Attracting Big Business L   EX   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked No Turning Back 7:30   NC   Echo Sessions Greensky Bluegrass L 8:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders SEASON PREMIERE! The Ghost of Causton Abbey, Part 1 Causton is abuzz when a new brewery opens on the site of a famously cursed abbey.   NC   Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words Celebrate the country music legend and her classic songs with this biographical portrait.   EX   American Masters How It Feels to Be Free DV

Discover what’s brewing in a new season of Midsomer Murders, Saturday, March 26, 8 PM, on PBS NC.

9:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders The Ghost of Causton Abbey, Part 2   NC   Iconic Women of Country Kathy Mattea, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd and more pay tribute to the legends who inspired them. 10:00   PBS   US on Masterpiece Searching for his son Albie in Venice, Douglas makes a new friend, Freja, and lands in jail.   NC   Live from the Old Steeple Led Kaapana   EX   Toni Morrison: American Masters Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am DV 11:00   NC   Austin City Limits Yola

27 SUNDAY 6 AM   PBS   Kid Stew   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Finding Your Roots Hollywood Royalty 6:30   PBS   Elinor Wonders Why DV   NC   Education Matters L 7:00   PBS   Ready Jet Go! DV   NC   Open Mind   EX   Antiques Roadshow Omni Mount Washington Resort, Hour 3 7:30   PBS   Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood DV

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

NC   History with David Rubenstein Susan Eisenhower 8:00   PBS   Curious George   NC   Carolina Business Review L   EX   Secrets of the Six Wives Beheaded, Died 8:30   PBS   Wild Kratts   NC   Firing Line with Margaret Hoover 9:00   PBS   This Old House West Roxbury| Father & Son   NC   Washington Week   EX   Secrets of the Six Wives Divorced, Beheaded, Survived 9:30   PBS   Ask This Old House Fireplace Repairs, Simple Clog Fixes   NC   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 10:00   PBS   Second Opinion with Joan Lunden Lung Cancer   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Mitzi Perdue L   EX   Travels with Darley Wisconsin’s Northwoods 10:30   PBS   Sci NC Discovery Science L   NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Bethany Bradsher L   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Asheville, NC 11:00   PBS   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Our Adobe Home   NC   The Chavis Chronicles   EX   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked No Turning Back 11:30   NC   Story in the Public Square Noon   PBS   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Acadia Parish: Rice Central   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Beetle Spin Approach L   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 5 Sister Julienne steps in to carry out home visits.

L = Local

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March | 27


12:30   PBS   The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle Hey Pumpkin L   NC   When the Smoke Clears This film chronicles the 2018 Camp Fire from the day it struck to the aftermath. 1:00   PBS   Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television Flavors of Ethiopia   NC   Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 6 Dr. Turner and Sister Frances help a mother-to-be who refuses medical care. 1:30   PBS   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Basta Pasta: US Vs. Italy 2:00   PBS   America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Irish Staples   NC   Iconic Women of Country Kathy Mattea, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd and more pay tribute to the legends who inspired them.   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 7 Nonnatus House struggles to come to terms with Nancy’s revelation. Poplar’s housing crisis worsens. 2:30   PBS   Cook’s Country Paprikash & Stroganoff 3:00   PBS   Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board La Dolce Vita   NC   Live from the Old Steeple Led Kaapana   EX   Call the Midwife Special Delivery 3:30   PBS   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Mitzi Perdue L 4:00   PBS   Black Issues Forum L   NC   Austin City Limits Yola   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 1 Nonnatus House prepares for the Easter Bonnet parade.

Learn more about blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe on The Story Of... Sunday, March 27, 11 PM, on PBS NC.

4:30   PBS   FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman L 5:00   PBS   Washington Week   NC   PBS Newshour Weekend   EX   Sanditon on Masterpiece Episode 1 DV 5:30   PBS   PBS Newshour Weekend   NC   ncIMPACT Attracting Big Business L 6 PM   PBS   Midsomer Murders Ghost of Causton Abbey, Part 1   NC   Black Issues Forum L   EX   Before We Die Episode 1 6:30   NC   An Evening with Nikki Giovanni This one-on-one interview provides a look inside the life of the poet and educator. 7:00   PBS   Midsomer Murders Ghost of Causton Abbey, Part 2   EX   Nature Sex, Lies & Butterflies DV 7:30   NC   An Evening with Gwen Ifill Journalist Gwen Ifill discusses her childhood and her development as a television correspondent. 8:00   PBS   Call the Midwife Episode 2 Trixie and Sister Frances put their training into action.   EX   NOVA Secret Mind of Slime 8:30   NC   Bring Her Home

28­ | March­ | Evening & Weekend Listings

9:00   PBS   Sanditon on Masterpiece Episode 2 Charlotte starts her new job as a governess for the mysterious Alexander Colbourne. DV   EX   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked Close Encounters 9:30   NC   Warrior Women American Indian Movement activists fought for civil rights in the ’70s. 10:00   PBS   Before We Die Episode 2 Hannah and her new partner Billy Murdoch start investigating the Mimica family.   EX   Exploring North Carolina On the Shoulders of a River L 10:30   NC   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Moving Mom   EX   Sci NC Discovery Science L 11:00   PBS   The Story Of... Marilyn Monroe   EX   Antiques Roadshow Omni Mount Washington Resort, Hour 3 11:30   NC   Comic Culture L

28 MONDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Ireland with Michael The Kerry Dances 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Travels with Darley Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail, Part I 7:00   PBS   Sci NC Discovery Science L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Norway’s West: Fjords, Mountains & Bergen 7:30   PBS   British Antiques Roadshow Battle Abbey 2   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Houston, Texas

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8:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow Let’s Celebrate!   NC   Reel South Ingrid L   EX   Call the Midwife Episode 2 Trixie and Sister Frances put their training into action. 9:00   PBS   Antiques Roadshow New Orleans, Hour 1   NC   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Mitzi Perdue L   EX   Sanditon on Masterpiece Episode 2 DV 9:30   NC   NC Weekend Family Trips L 10:00   PBS   Independent Lens Writing with Fire   NC   Carolina Outdoor Journal Beetle Spin Approach L   EX   Before We Die Episode 2 10:30   NC   Sci NC Discovery Science L 11:00   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Finding Your Roots Hollywood Royalty 11:30   PBS   Amanpour & Company

29 TUESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated Irish Staples 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Cook’s Country Regional Seafood Specialties 7:00   PBS   Side by Side with Nido Qubein Richard Childress L   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Stockholm 7:30   PBS   NC Weekend Family Trips L   EX   Anne Boleyn: Arrest, Trial, Execution Arrests 8:00   PBS   Finding Your Roots Off the Farm Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet.

NC   North Carolina Bookwatch Bethany Bradsher L   EX   Anne Boleyn: Arrest, Trial, Execution Charges 8:30   NC   ncIMPACT Attracting Big Business L 9:00   PBS   American Experience Zoot Suit Riots A murder of a Mexican American ignites a firestorm in Los Angeles in the summer of 1942.   NC   Exploring North Carolina On the Shoulders of a River L   EX   Anne Boleyn: Arrest, Trial, Execution Verdicts 9:30   NC   The Woodwright’s Shop with Roy Underhill The Venerable Bead L 10:00   PBS   FRONTLINE Plot to Overturn the Election   NC   Bone Detectives Norton Priory, Cheshire   EX   British Antiques Roadshow Battle Abbey 2 10:30   EX   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Houston, Texas 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Surprising Toronto DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman The Rainforest Nisei: Japanese Immigrants in the Amazon

30 WEDNESDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Exploring North Carolina On the Shoulders of a River L 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Sci NC Discovery Science L 7:00   PBS   MotorWeek   NC   PBS NewsHour

PBS   = PBS NC   NC   = NC Channel   EX = Explorer Channel

DV = Descriptive Video

EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Helsinki & Tallinn: Baltic Sisters 7:30   PBS   Wild Travels Oldest Mardi Gras Celebration   EX   Wild Travels Frozen Dead Guy Days 8:00   PBS   Nature A Squirrel’s Guide to Success DV   NC   Antiques Roadshow Omni Mount Washington Resort, Hour 2   EX   Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board Living the Good Life 8:30   EX   Somewhere South Porridge for the Soul 9:00   PBS   NOVA Secrets in Our DNA Pitfalls and unintended consequences of sharing genetic data with private companies are discussed. DV   NC   Fannie Lou Hamer’s America: An America ReFramed Special Celebrate the life of a fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turnedhuman-rights-activist. 9:30   EX   Roadfood Houston, TX: Viet-Cajun Crawfish & Beef Pho 10:00   PBS   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked Teamwork   EX   Sara’s Weeknight Meals Meaty Salads 10:30   NC   This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer A poor Mississippi sharecropper escapes debilitating abuse to become a voice for millions fighting for the right to vote in 1964.   EX   Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana Avoyelles Parish: Smack Dab in the Middle 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Nature Sex, Lies & Butterflies DV

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31 THURSDAY 6 PM   PBS   PBS NewsHour   NC   BBC World News America   EX   Lidia’s Kitchen Little Effort, Big Flavor 6:30   NC   BBC World News Outside Source   EX   Ciao Italia All Chicken/Tutto Pollo 7:00   PBS   Cook’s Country Ultimate Comfort Foods   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Rick Steves’ Europe Galicia & the Camino de Santiago 7:30   PBS   Samantha Brown’s Places to Love Houston, TX   EX   Growing a Greener World Sonoma Valley Worm Farm: Where Are They Now? 8:00   PBS   A Chef’s Life Wanted: Broccoli   NC   Flavor, NC Carter Farms Wheat L   EX   Steven Raichlen’s Project Fire Barbecue Health Food 8:30   PBS   Rick Steves’ Europe Italy’s Great Hill Towns   NC   Family Ingredients California Pipi Kaula DV   EX   A Chef’s Life Rabbit 9:00   PBS   NC Weekend Historic Sites Somerset Place family reunion, Scottish Tartans Museum, Wright Brothers Visitor Center, Linney’s Mill and Judaculla Rock. L   NC   Cook’s Country Ultimate Comfort Foods   EX   Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked Teamwork 9:30   PBS   Sci NC Watery World Science A minnow may help prevent blindness, saving freshwater mussels and crayfish in NC. L

The broadcast of your favorite PBS North Carolina programming is made possible, in part, by the generous support of businesses and organizations like the following: Carolina Meadows In the documentary When Patsy Cline Was Crazy, learn all about the music icon. Tuesday, March 31, 10 PM, on PBS NC.

NC   Growing a Greener World Sonoma Valley Worm Farm: Where Are They Now? 10:00   PBS   When Patsy Cline Was Crazy From humble roots, she grew into that rare and mythical artist—a self-taught singer with a distinctive, precise, disciplined voice and a unique depth of emotional expression.   NC   NC Weekend Historic Sites L   EX   Legacy List with Matt Paxton Moving Mom 10:30   NC   Changing Seas At the Water’s Edge: The Salt Marsh 11:00   PBS   Amanpour & Company   NC   PBS NewsHour   EX   Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope Ontario’s Central Counties: Multicultural Advent DV 11:30   EX   In the Americas with David Yetman Two Millennia of Mayas: Guatemala’s Cultural Legacy

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CBC/WRAL Durham Performing Arts Center First Citizens Bank The Forest at Duke Continuing Care Retirement Community French Connections Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Greensboro Symphony The Hardwood Store of North Carolina Larry’s Coffee McDowell County Tourism NCDA & CS— NC Soybean Producers Association NCDA & CS— NC Specialty Foods Association NC Science Festival Our State RTI International Rutherford County St. Joseph of the Pines Tanger Center TowneBank Tryon Palace The University of North Carolina Press Visit Winston-Salem WakeMed Health & Hospitals Well-Spring Retirement Community

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